This stop on the IWU Never Ending Blog Tour, I have a very special guest. He’s like a secret agent, a ninja, and a zombie slayer all rolled into one. He’s the incredible Alan Nayes.
Welcome Alan and please, take it away!
Hi Shéa. First, I would like to thank you for inviting me to your blog.
I initially met Shéa MacLeod through our Indie Writers Unite Facebook group back in July. She is the author of the fast paced urban fantasy novel, KISSED BY DARKNESS. Today I am here to introduce myself as well as tell the readers about my upcoming projects.
I’m basically a Texas guy living in southern California. Love it here, but I get back to my home state as much as possible. I started writing in college, but it was music. Very quickly I learned I couldn’t sing well—actually not at all–so I took a hiatus from writing until I moved to California where I took some classes in creative writing to relax. Little did I realize then that writing is anything but relaxing—for me anyway. Now reading, that’s relaxing.
My novel BARBARY POINT was released in mid May and is selling on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. BARBARY POINT is a love story about a young ambitious woman who is engaged to a wealthy older man. When Kelly English has to fly back to Wisconsin to close out her father’s estate, the last thing on her mind is falling in love—again. But that is what happens when Kelly meets a fishing guide while taking care of business at her father’s place on Lake Winnebago. It will make you smile, laugh, and probably cry—though the tears won’t be because of the price. Only 99 cents!
This August, THE UNNATURAL was released. THE UNNATURAL is a biomedical thriller/horror story and will leave you guessing until the very end. When a cryonics experiment goes horribly awry, a serial killer is loosed on the city of Los Angeles that leaves even seasoned homicide detectives and coroners questioning the evidence. THE UNNATURAL is a twisted tale of cryonics, sex, revenge, murder and the bizarre hybrid creature that leaves an entire city cowering in fear.
In September, if all goes as planned (which it never does), I plan to release SMILODON, a tale about a huge cat that terrorizes a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Someone once said, a cat is a predator that nature somehow got right the first time around. Well, the cat in SMILODON is a predator that readers won’t soon forget.
Another story in the works is GIRL BLUE, just recently sold to Samhain Publishing. GIRL BLUE is a dark horror story about a terminally ill sculptor who becomes haunted by his last work. A March 2012 release is planned.
Thank you again, Shéa for allowing me to be a guest on your blog.
And thank you, Alan! I loved reading more about your story AND your books. I especially love the sound of The Unnatural. In fact, I’m headed over to buy it right now …
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