Novella Launch – What Lurks Between

Update – What Lurks Between is now live on amazon. Check it out!

Hola Amigos!

Just a quick post to update everyone on what’s new in the Kingswood world, besides the ongoing posting of chapters from The Pericles Conspiracy.

First, I’m doing NaNoWriMo again.  I think I mentioned that before.  I posted a little word count tracker on the sidebar, so folks can see how it’s going.  If you hadn’t noticed, I’m a little behind going into today.  Ok, 3,000 words behind.  But I’ve got a string of 2,000+ word days going, and I plan to crank today and tomorrow (it’s Veteran’s Day so I don’t have work) to get caught back up.  Then I can not slow back down, to get finished.

See what I did there?  Not slow down?


Ok, the second thing is a bit more cool.  I pushed publish on a new novella this morning.

What Lurks Between

I finished this one earlier this year, sent it through to a few beta readers and got some great feedback, and then did nothing with it.  There were a couple reasons for this: 1) I initially meant it for Writers Of The Future but it came in way too long (25.5k words), 2) I was busy cranking on The Pericles Conspiracy and other things, and 3) I felt a little self-conscious about it.  More 1 and 2 than 3 really.

But anyway, a couple weeks ago, I went back through the beta reader/proofers’ comments and made the necessary changes and corrections.  Then I did a re-read and caught a few typos and things that they missed.  I also determined that I really like this little story.  It’s not a big hefty, deep story.  It’s just fun, which is the way I like it.

Here is the back cover copy:

From a place beyond reality, it comes to consume the world.

For Barry, getting a transfer to a new position as an electrician aboard the Ketcham Space Station summed up his professional life perfectly: just one dead-end job after another.  Little did he know that job put the fate of the world in his hands.

Waking up at home with no memory of how he got back from the Station, Barry soon finds that he brought something back with him.  Something hungry.   Now he has to stop it.  Somehow.

As you can no doubt tell, What Lurks Between is a mixture of scifi and horror.  The ebook is going to be exclusive on Amazon until February because I decided to give KDP-Select one last chance, for giggles.  However, the trade paperback version will be available in all outlets within a few weeks.

So look for What Lurks Between on Amazon.  It’s a bunch of fun.

Trust me.  🙂