The book launch is in the books! I hope you had as much fun watching it as I did hosting it. Not sure if you folks were able to find it; blame it on my inexperience doing live feeds on YouTube. If you missed it, here it is. It will be preserved for posterity on my YouTube channel to watch at your leisure. I did pretty good time-wise; it lasted an hour and three minutes. If you like what you see, please like the video; if you enjoy the reading I did, please purchase a copy of Oblique and subscribe to my channel.
As promised, I have a brand new short story for you today. It's my first one penned as Neal Vandar. It's titled "Scapegoat" and it's about the Curse of the Cubs, the love of baseball, some time travel, and a whole lot of nostalgia. Even if you're not into baseball, I think you'll really dig this one; I'm damn proud of it. It stands at 26 pages long and is yours to download for free in PDF format or read online right here.
Last night on the book launch's event page on Facebook, I also premiered the cover art for my next project: A Jim Coffin novella titled Once Upon a Time in Bitternest. Here it is below for your viewing pleasure. It will be released late spring/early summer 2019 in PDF, Kindle, and Epub formats and will mark the return of my old pseudonym Alan Draven. For those unfamiliar with the Jim Coffin character, he's a private eye who appeared in the second half of my third novel, Nocturnal Offerings, and also got his own novella in my second collection, Spooky Showcase, titled The Paradigm. This new novella will explore one of his very first cases and it will be set sometime in 1974. Think of it as a mystery with a touch of the supernatural.
This should keep you busy for today; I'll be back here tomorrow for the eighth and final free weekly short story. See you then and happy reading!