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Sometimes the fire inside from a great story is just so hard to contain! Beware! This Summer is heating up!!

Hello EVERYONE!

As promised in the last newsletter I have a $50 Amazon Gift Card for someone who opened the June Newsletter! That lucky reader is...
 
A.S. BENDER!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic late summer -- enjoy your families & be sure to find a great book (like one of mine) to get lost in next to the pool.

Regards, Derek
WORKS IN PROGRESS UPDATES
The Hidden is in audible book production. On track for an October release!! New voice actor, Michael Mola, is already working hard on it! Literally getting goosebumps hearing this intense werewolf tale told so masterfully!!

The Hidden's sequel, The Hidden Within is still in the editing phase but going steady forward.. Excited for everyone to read this exciting thriller!!

The Wyvernshield series -- I'm reworking the outline to the third book's rough draft.  Truly wanting to get this tale told right and do this series justice!

Flight of the Dirithi keeps getting better and I intend on writing even more of Rogue Princess Jueneva's adventures in the coming months!!
EVADE SERIES VIDEO!!
A deadly, paranormal game of Hide-and-Seek! 
EVADE PART THREE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE.COM -- ONLY $6.95!!

CLICK HERE to listen to a sample excerpt!! 
 
To purchase CLICK HERE!!
ELUDE SERIES VIDEO!!
An intense hunt for justice!

ELUDE PART ONE -- Excerpt:

Yawning, he said, “I’m going to check the news on the computer and see what they’re reporting. I can tell you in the morning before you leave. Get some rest. I'm sure this will work out. You didn't do anything.”

He stated it as though it were a matter of fact, but his eyes asked the question.

Vic replied in a hushed tone, "Nothing." Then he raised his empty bottle with his own inquiring eyes.

“You’ll want to take it easy on those.  A clear head is going to save you in the morning. Here, give me that backpack. I’ll throw those clothes in the washer. You never know what might be on them… College students are walking STDs these days, you know?”

Five minutes later, DJ called out from the back of the apartment, “Oh, hey! Are you hungry? I got some free pizza in the fridge.”

“Free?”

He chuckled, “They delivered this pizza here when you were in the shower, but I didn’t order it. The driver said his shift was over anyway and he was going to report the owners as a ‘no show’. So, he let me just take it.”

“Glad my luck is rubbing off on you.” They laughed together, but it felt forced and awkward. He was beyond exhaustion.  The day's events were starting to hit home.

“JESUS, DUDE!” DJ cursed.  There was sheer terror in his voice.

“WHAT’S WRONG?” Vic shouted back.

When there was no answer, he worked up his courage, afraid of what he might see and went to find his friend.

DJ stood next to the washing machine, the backpack spilled open on top of it.  Nesting inside was a pair of pale white hands, butcher-cut at the wrists.

“You son-of-a-bitch!”

“I… No, this…” The beer lurched up in Vic’s stomach and he vomited into the corner of the room.

From over his shoulder, Vic heard DJ on his cell phone.  “I’m at 1984 W Dunlap. I need a police officer NOW!” 

He then put a hand over the phone and hissed through clenched teeth, “Do the right thing, man. Turn yourself in.”

Vic couldn’t look at him. His eyes were locked on the bloody stumps.  The fingernails were painted in bright pinks and yellows with polka dots of blood.
AMAZON PAPERBACK $7.99     KINDLE  $.99

I have a new one-of-a-kind 2021 Calendar/Day Planner & Horror Story Collection — It’s called 12 Months of Hell & Horror!

Yeah, I was inspired by the twelve months of hell & horror we went through this year!

Inside this paperback journal, you’ll find 6 short stories with original illustrations by my father, T.D. Barton. You will also have 365-day journal pages as well as 12 calendar pages with an Important Day Notes section.

Due to the complicated format for the Ebook, email me directly at Rivyenphx@gmail.com and I'll send you a PDF copy you can use on your laptop or PC today for $3.99. 

BUY NOW to keep organized and thrilled for the entire coming year!!


 

AUDIO BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL AMAZON/KINDLE BOOKS!
HORROR NOVEL/NOVELLAS!!
The Hidden:  A Classic Origin Legend of Werewolves
THE HIDDEN WILL SOON BE  AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE.COM!

CLICK HERE to listen to CHAPTER ONE!!
 
 
IN FOUR DAYS:  A chilling collection of horror stories!!
WYVERNSHIELD SERIES OF EPIC FANTASY VIDEO!!
LATEST BLOG ENTRY:

Flight Of The Dirithi #5


The world before Jueneva was awe-inspiring but horrific at the same time. Her breath caught in her throat in a gasp. The skies overhead was a mottled gray with dark blue patches between the storm clouds. A charcoal blanket of ice and drifts of black snow covered the entire forest surrounding the immense castle ruins. Thin icy strands formed by wind-driven flurries resembled macabre spider webs. They stretched out from tree branch to tree branch snaring everything. The forest tree lines were more shadowy walls than landscape.

Straightening her shoulders and stiffening her back, she pulled the fur-lined jacket hood over her head. She then marched with purpose through the double doors. On her back the ivory long bow gave her some confidence and determination to find real food for her night’s dinner.

A hollow thrumming filled the air as more wind rushed among the bare tree branches. The sound was an eerie, flat whistle and set the hairs on the back of her neck on end. Instinctively, she crouched and planted her boots firmly into the snow, ready for flight.  

Silvery lightning flashed high above as the whistling raced to a crescendo. As it faded a rolling rumble of deafening thunder vibrated everything, even the ground she stood upon.

Every fiber in her begged her to rush back inside, to wait another day for the snows to pass. Nothing in the foreign landscape gave her any comfort, it stared back at her defiant with teeth bared. A dread enveloped her and she wondered if this was a sign or a premonition.

“No! I will not delay my fight one more hour, “ Her voice carrying out, building. “Backing down is not in my nature!” It didn’t matter that no one was present to hear her or witness. Jueneva needed to hear and believe in the statement. Needed to feel the promise in her words.

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I so appreciate all of you that have elected to share the ride with me into these worlds and take this journey of exploration! You make this all so worth it!!

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-- Derek




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