Genesis: The Sequel

Genesis: The Sequel

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Genesis, News, Writing | 2 comments

Since the release of The Rise of Genesis, I’ve taken what I believe to be a well-deserved break, but alas, binge watching shows on Netflix cannot last forever. In a perfect world perhaps. Although I will tell you that The Magicians is fantastic. Supernatural is having a great season, although the dead/not dead thing has been old for a while. The Walking Dead has redeemed itself in my eyes from the past few seasons. And I’m still not excited about Fear the Walking Dead. However, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, the season premier has set up what will surely be some delicious and heart-wrenching story lines. *sigh* I digress. Over the past month I’ve been working selectively on the outline for the sequel to Genesis. The truth is, it’s been a struggle (as outlines always are for me). The reason being is because I always start an outline, but partway through I get excited, impatience takes over, and I jump into writing mode. This is both good and bad. Good that I’m excited to get to work, bad because it makes constructing a cohesive story more difficult. When I write a story without an outline, new ideas come and go as I write. Things change along the way, and my subconscious sometimes brings great things to the forefront: things I didn’t realize have to happen, things that make everything that much stronger, things that make me excited about the future of the story. When this occurs, I need to go back in the story and adjust/rewrite accordingly. With an outline and a guide of where I’ve been, it’s a little easier to see where those changes need to be made. I find an outline easier to work with when moving pieces of the puzzle around. This way you pick up and move a small piece(s) rather than combing through the entire first half to make sure you’ve caught each necessary detail. So this time around, I committed myself to doing a full outline of at least the major events I wanted to incorporate. The details will fill themselves in as I go, and I’m certain new ideas and paths will open up as the characters take hold of the story. With an outline though, what won’t happen (probably) is getting stuck and wondering “What now?” This outline is the rough edges of the path, and with it, I shall remain somewhat on course. I hope. With that said, you might be wondering what on earth this next story could be? What will it be called? Well, I won’t tell you too much about it right now in hopes of avoiding spoilers from Genesis. What I will tell you is the title. The second book in the Ash Lawson series will be called… Dun Dun Duuuuuuuh! The Reign of Typhon An Ash Lawson Novel  Book...

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The Rise of Genesis Release Day!

The Rise of Genesis Release Day!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Random | 0 comments

Finally, after all this time, a new book has arrived. This book has a lot of blood, sweat, and tears put into it. Even more than that, time. There is so much time worked into each of these pages, it`s hard to imagine that at some point it was nothing more than some ideas scribbled down. These characters and the journey they take are close to my heart, and I cannot wait for each of you to experience it. I`m going to do some follow up posts about the book, but for today, I want only to celebrate it`s release into the world. Just like my other books, there`s a piece of my soul embedded in the story of Genesis. Maybe a bigger piece than most. So without further ado, I give you a little piece of me and my imagination. The Rise of Genesis. Click the cover for more info and purchase links!...

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Release Day Sign-up – Genesis

Release Day Sign-up – Genesis

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in News, Publishing | 0 comments

With a huge thanks to Val at Stuck in Books for organizing it, there is a release day blitz being put together for The Rise of Genesis to help spread the word of my new release. Getting the word out and helping a book get noticed is definitely one of the biggest struggles we have as independent authors. We don’t have huge marketing budgets, and in a lot of cases we have limited platform and a limited reach. That’s why today I’m reaching out in hopes that you can help! We all know it’s been a few years since I published a book. I wanted to make sure I wrote the best story I possibly could for everyone who has supported me, and for all the people that have yet to discover me. This is a new book and the start of a new series, so I want to reach as many people as possible. I’ve been blessed as an author to find a very strong audience. One who supports me and my work, and tells the world about it. Today I’m hoping to enlist your help to do a little more of that. Whether you have a website, blog, or a social media account, every little bit helps. So at the bottom of the page you can find a link for sign-ups. If you want to partake, I would be extremely grateful for your help, and in return there will chances to win a gift card or two! If you can’t help but you plan on reading, thank you in advance for your time. And remember, every review helps! We’re less than a month away before this baby goes live. Lets scream it from the rooftops!   Sign up for The Rise of Genesis Release Day...

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Cover Reveal: The Rise of Genesis

Cover Reveal: The Rise of Genesis

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in News, Publishing | 0 comments

Some of you have been asking about this for a long time, and I know I’ve been dying to show you. The next book you’ll see from me is full of magic and heart and a story I hope to steal your imagination away with. Today I introduce to you the face of that story, created by the incredible Parajunkee. And thanks to the contributions and hard work of Val at Stuck in Books, it’s all over the interwebs! So without any further word babble, I give you The Rise of Gensis.   In a world where being Supernatural means you’re in danger, Ash Lawson is front and center. After years of helping others escape ATOM—a government entity known for abusing Supernaturals—he’s captured, and saving himself will prove to be the most difficult task he’s undertaken. Tryst Rivera is a Succubus and veteran at the Academy, a facility tasked with converting underage Supernaturals into cooperative ATOM soldiers. She’s endured her time mostly unscathed, but when Ash arrives and their lives are tethered to one another, she’s placed in immediate danger. With escape at the forefront of his mind, Ash struggles with the idea of life under ATOM’s thumb. He’ll die before he converts, but his life isn’t the only one he’s responsible for, and he already has more blood on his hands than he can bear. When a chance for freedom arises, Ash needs to decide how much—and who—he’s willing to risk for a second...

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Genesis Release Details

Genesis Release Details

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Matty Says, Publishing, Release Date, Writing | 0 comments

Three days. THREE DAYS! That’s how long we have to wait until the cover reveal for The Rise of Genesis. It feels like I’ve been sitting on this one forever, but I didn’t want to reveal it until shortly before the release of the book. Now that the time is almost upon us, I don’t feel nearly as prepared as I should. Everything is ready. Everything is in order, The cover is gorgeous, the book is fantastic (I think). Yet I’m nervous. Not for the cover reveal, but for what comes after. March 16th will mark the release date for this story, and I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing. For those of you that don’t know, writing is like a roller coaster. It takes forever for you claw your way to the top, and once you`re there, it seems like a blink for you to reach the bottom. From the birth of an idea, to the execution of your first draft, to the publication after rounds and rounds of rewrites and edits, this never stop. What I mean is, you work very hard to do one thing, and when you start to feel good about it, doubt creeps in. That`s the drop. It drags you down hard and fast and before you know what hit you, you`re uncertain about everything. But like a roller coaster, it`s a loop. You don`t stop at the top or the bottom, you just keep going round and round. Getting off the roller coaster means the ride is over, and as hard as it can be, nobody wants it to be over. Not when you`re having so much fun and loving the ride. The good news is, it isn`t a roller coaster for one. Although often times you feel like you`re alone, the reality is I`m on it with you. You just don`t know it yet! But on March 16th. You...

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