Release of Chet: Hidden in the Heart

It has been a long time coming, but I’m delighted to announce the release of Hidden in the Heart, the third novel in the Chet series.

Synopsis: Months of heartbreaking toil is finally paying off for Charles and his new friends, the Saunders. In spite of the obstacles, hearts are healing as they forge a family from the bitter ashes of abandonment. Finally daring to believe there is hope for the future, Charles is unexpectedly confronted by the darkest nightmare from his past. Chet, the old ‘64 Chevy pickup that has saved them before, reveals a new power that could save them again. That, or perhaps destroy everything that’s most important to them.

The scheduled release date is the 26th of August, 2015. As of this evening I finished uploading the content to the last of the major book retailers. Assuming there are no problems with the review process, the eBook version should be available by the morning of the 26th.

For those of you who are waiting for the print version, unfortunately I’m still working to resolve the quality issue with the cover. The image adjustments have been made and I’m waiting for a new proof to determine the effectiveness of our efforts. The proof is scheduled to arrive on the 27th. I hope the image corrections will resolve the quality issue and I’ll be able to immediately publish the print version. I will of course let you know if there are any further delays.

For anyone who has not yet read the previous books in the Chet series, I’ve release an eBook bundle containing the prequel novella and the first two full length novels. The bundle is called The Emergence Collection and it is available from all the major book sellers. It’s currently priced at 40% off the list price of the individual eBooks. If you’d like to enjoy the previous books before reading Hidden in the Heart, you can pick it up from Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Googleplay, or Kobo.

Finally, since the various retailers have not yet set Hidden in the Heart live, I’ve been unable to updated the product page with all of the purchase links. I’ll add the links as soon as the individual vendor pages go live.

Until next time, thanks for your support and I hope you enjoy Hidden in the Heart

Chet III Cover Reveal

After more than seven months, and in spite of some ongoing technical problems, I’m finally revealing the cover for the third novel in the Chet series. The book is titled Hidden in the Heart and it picks up where Strength Beyond Our Own left off.

Drum roll please …

Cover artwork for Chet: Hidden in the Heart
Cover artwork for Chet: Hidden in the Heart

As you can see, the cover artwork is a twilight scene and therefore tends toward a darker palette. When displayed on a computer monitor the cover looks great. Even in the darker shadows you can readily see the incredible detail that went into the artwork. Unfortunately, the darker areas of the print version looses much of the detail.

Having exhausted my knowledge of image manipulation, I’ve enlisted the help of a graphic expert whom I hope will be able to resolve the issue with the print edition. I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting this release and I’ve been working long hours to pull off a simultaneous, or at least a near simultaneous release of both the eBook and print versions.

Unfortunately, I’m starting to wonder if I’m going to be able to pull of the release as planned, or if the technical issues will force a delay of the print version. Either way, I hope you like the cover and look forward to your feedback.

Until next time …