I'm giving you a reason to Fear the End of Year. My upcoming horror novel is now available for pre-order and its release date is 12-31-2018. That's right, New Year's Eve. You can bring in the new year right, with a good book. And there's a special promotion going on as well. The pre-order price is only .99. If pre-ordering isn't your thing, then pick it up the first week of January, the 1st thru the 7th, and you'll only pay $1.99! After that, the regular price will be $2.99. How can you pass up those deals? Pre-order now while you still can!
If you need help remembering what this book is about, check out the description below:
For Sasha, leaving her abusive husband was almost as hard as living with him. He drinks, beats, and apologizes every day. She was stuck in an endless loop of abuse and regret. Some days she thought about giving up and ending her own life. Though, she couldn’t leave her daughter with that monster.
One day, she left and took her daughter Tara to a small town in Maine called Carlisle. The locals seemed cherry, friendly, and helpful. A typical New England small town. The fresh air and change of environment would be exactly what she and her daughter would need to start a new life. That is until a murderer begins claiming lives and the town becomes suspicious of Sasha. Consumed with fear, the town takes matters into their own hands and Sasha finds herself in a struggle for her life and the life of her daughter. Welcome to Carlisle, Maine. Or Lands Whisper with the Echoes of the Past.
Just in time for the holidays, I now have autographed copies available for purchase straight from my website. How cool is that? If you're looking for a great gift for the reader in your life, or maybe for yourself, click here and pick yourself up a copy. And guess what? You can even personalize it! Cool, right? I know!
The paperbacks are priced at $18 (except for Getaway which is only $12) which includes the autograph and shipping. Not a bad deal! Get your Christmas shipping done early this year and check out my store!
Seeing as how this book is coming out later this year, I figure it's time to share the book cover with you. Before I do, let me give you a quick synopsis on the story:
Sasha and her daughter Tara move to the small town of Carlisle, Maine. It's a small and quaint little place where everyone knows everybody. Being from the city, Sasha feels out of place but knows the change is good. Escaping an abusive relationship, she thinks the small town life will be good for her and her daughter. The change is short lived, however, when people in town start dying and all fingers point to Sasha. Fear consumes the town of Carlisle and Sasha finds herself being accused of murder and, of all things, witchcraft. Have the echoes of the past come back to consume Sasha or is there something more sinister happening within its borders?
Now that you know the plot, I think you might be ready for the cover. What do you think? Yes? I thought you might say that. Alright. Let's not delay this any further. I give you, the book cover for my upcoming horror novella Echoes of the Past.
There you have it. What do you think? Love it or hate it, let me know in the comments below and I hope you will pick up your copy when it's released. The pre-order will be available soon and I'll be sure to let everyone know when it is. Until then, keep wandering. Just not alone.
So I did a little re-branding of my Patreon page. Now, my patrons are no longer just called "patrons". Instead, they are Bond's Book Club members. What does this mean? Basically, it's a place for readers of my books to hang out and talk about books, writing, reading, or whatever. I'm going to be sharing more exclusive short stories, chapters, book covers, and things with the club members and host posts about books I'm reading and my thoughts on them. There's a lot of exclusive things coming in the future for Bond's Book Club members. I may be making bookmarks, postcards, etc. Who knows, maybe there will be T shirts and hats down the line. But only if people are interested in that sort of thing. I'm really hoping to make my new Patreon page a lot of fun and give more back to the people who support me. Please, head over to Patreon.com/evanbond and chose the tier you'd like and become a Bond's Book Club member. If you don't want to, that's fine too. Just you following this blog and my pages is great support and I appreciate every single one of you! Hope to see you in the club!
Summer is almost upon us. If you live in Florida, then you know summer started weeks ago! At least, it feels like it. It's the time of year to sit out by the water, whether it be ocean, river, lake, or pool, and read a good book. So, I thought I would propose a summertime offer. If you sign up for my quarterly newsletter before June 21st, you will receive a FREE, autographed copy of my horror novella, Getaway. Cool, right? If you want to sign up, just click here. After the newsletter goes out, I will contact you for your shipping address and get the book to you right away! Happy (almost) summer!
If you follow me over on Instagram, you might be aware of the micro stories I share on Wednesdays. But now, I'm trying to expand that endeavor. Basically, I've started a hashtag on Instagram called #WriteDownWednesday. I'm encouraging all authors and writers to use this hashtag every Wednesday. Write a short micro story about 3-6 sentences long. It's a lot of fun and us authors can use it to connect with each other. It's going to be great. Help me get this thing rolling! Head over to Instagram now and start writing!
Australia. A beautiful country of nature and culture unlike most other places on the planet. There's an endless list of snakes (that can kill you), aquatic life (that can kill you), spiders (that can kill you), and countless other things (that can probably kill you). It's no secret the outback can be a dangerous place. No, I'm not talking about the steakhouse. Although, that can be dangerous too. Don't take your Australian friends there to impress them. They will not be.
With the myriad of animals that can murder a human being which reside in the land down under, it should come as no surprise that a mountain is gunning for the job as well. I'm talking about a place called Black Mountain, a.k.a. Death Mountain, a.k.a. Kalkajaka. No, that last word isn't a planet in Star Wars. It's an aboriginal word which means "place of Spear". See, I told you, the mountain is hungry for violence.
All joking aside, Black Mountain is a fascinating, yet dangerous place. It's part of a protected national park, south west of Cooktown. The mountain is made up of granite boulders. Some of these boulders are the size of houses. If you haven't guessed already, they are black. Hence the name, Black Mountain. There's a lack of soil between the rocks which means there's a labyrinth of gaps and tunnels. I wouldn't recommend venturing into them, however. You probably won't make it out alive.
The rocks get extremely hot in the Australian sun. Over time, the cold rains can make the rocks crack or dissolve. Sometimes, they even explode violently, causing the rocks to shift and slide. If you're inside a chasm when that happens, you probably won't be coming back out.
Many people have gone missing around the mountain, which is why it earned the nickname Mountain of Death. Most likely, people have tried venturing inside some of the gaps and never made it back out. Others claim it's because it's a portal to another dimension, an alien artifact, or government conspiracy. Whatever the case, people have died and some have gone missing.
Something else I learned about Black Mountain, recently, really fascinated me. The volcanic rocks resonate in a particular pitch when struck together. The tone seems to be B flat. There's a cosmic entity that also emits a tone of B flat in our universe. The Black Hole. No, I'm not saying there's a black hole at the center of Black Mountain. But it's interesting to think of the connections of nature.
I'd suggest looking up Black Mountain. It's a very interesting place with a lot of history. I've merely scratched the surface for you today. However, there is one more thing I'd like to share concerning the mountain. It is going to be featured in an upcoming novel of mine. Not just any novel, either but my sci-fi debut novel. There's not a lot of details I can share right now but I think you're going to love this one.
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For those of you who already support me on Patreon and those considering it, allow me to share with you an update. I have changed the reward tiers and I'm pretty excited about the changes. Book of Nature, my project which consisted of nature photography taken by me and Posted to Tumblr. Then, I would write a micro story of about 4-6 sentences long inspired by the image.
Good news! That project is being moved to Patreon as a special reward for those who become patrons. It will be an exclusive reward, meaning only my patrons will be able to view the images and read the stories. If you want to get involved, please consider supporting me on Patreon. I'm also including the images as a desktop background with a quote from it's respective story. Neat, right? At a higher tier, I will mail out postcards with the image and story included. There's a lot of great stuff on my Patreon page and more to come. Please consider supporting me there and making it possible for me to focus on my writing in full. Thank you for everything you do.
Thanks for reading and remember to keep wandering, just not alone.
Recently, I asked a question on social media regarding a possible branch out in genre. It seemed many people were on board with this idea and I like it as well. There is no good reason writers should only stick to one type of genre. Some of my favorite writers pushed the boundaries. Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Sean Costello. Even Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, dabbled in children's books.
As you may or may not know, I started out writing horror. When I was a kid, I wrote short horror stories. It wasn't until mid way through high school I discovered the thriller/suspense genre and stayed in it ever since. Of course, with the release of my first horror novella, you can see I'm getting back into the horror genre and I'm loving it. Horror is a lot of fun to try and craft, albeit dark and disturbing at times. But it really got me thinking, What else should I do to push the boundaries?
Recently, I started reading Stephen King's Dark Tower series and enjoying it very much. But it also got me thinking. Could I do this? Could I write a fantasy novel? Could I write a fantasy series? I liked the thought and the challenge a lot. After all, I had written a horror piece which people seemed to enjoy. Science Fiction and Fantasy have been genres I've loved to read so why shouldn't I dip my pen in the same ink?
It's a long winded way of saying this, I know and I'm sorry. Now, I'm announcing that I will be pushing forward into the scifi/horror genre more so than I already have. I will still continue my horror novellas every year but look for stand alone novels in the horror and scifi genres soon! (And maybe a fantasy novel one day) I hope you enjoy what I'll be crafting in the near future! Let me know what you think in the comments below and remember, keep wandering, just not alone.
Let's keep this short and simple. I've made a few changes to my website and I thought I would share. If you head over to my site and click on the extras tab, or click here, you will find new content. What is this content? Simple. It's the images and micro stories I've been posting to my Tumblr. For those who don't have Tumblr, you can head here to read my micro stories, about 4-6 sentences long, which are paired up with nature photography taken by me.
Below that, you will find a new section titled short stories. This is where I will post some short stories I've written and never published. Remember, you can get more of those over on Patreon, if you're so inclined. But this will be a decent collection of unpublished works.
There's also a few minor changes I've made to banners and other features. 1,000 points to anyone that notices! But that's basically it. I'm happy with these changes and hope you decide to stop in from time to time and read my Book of Nature micro stories and maybe even scroll through a short story or two. Let me know what you think of these changes in the comments below! And remember, keep wandering...just not alone!
Evan Bond, author of To the Wolves and Death Can Wait, is a thriller/suspense author. When not writing, he can be found hiking or camping in the beautiful state of Florida.