In the Making and Out Now

May 11, 2017

If you haven't tried to format an e-book, you wouldn't believe what a pain it can be. I wish I could describe differently how I feel about it, but I don’t want to use those words.

 

I am so tempted to destroy everything I did so far and start for the fourth or fifth time from scratch; this is what I will probably do in the end. I cannot stand the sight of the blank pages and weirdly aligned sections and chapters. If only I wasn't that eager to learn it so I will be able to do it by myself, while having the help of my friends who I am bugging every now and then, my book would already be finalized for marketing and almost out by now.

 

But it is not. It still needs to be done and perfected because I am a perfectionist. I am not going to publish or sell it until I know that I did my best within my limited knowledge and abilities.

 

So, if you ask me, when it will be, I can merely tell you that it is in the making and it will come out before I drive everyone around me, myself included, totally crazy.

 

While we all wait for a miraculous appearance of my soon-to-formatted-e-book A World Without Color, I invite you to take notice of these other four recently published books. I haven't read all of them yet but I surely will (currently I am reading one of them), and I would like you to read them too. Angel, Trish, Dario, Tim and L.T. deserve your attention. Thank you!

 

Janus: The Devil's Election by Angel Ramon Medina

It's September 11, 2016, only 2 months away from the most controversial election in the history of the United States. Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are both running for office, but they both could not be any more hated by the American public. Meanwhile, an organization called the Terrorist Killers are investigating a substance known as the stem-cell substance. It supposedly extends the lifespan of a human being and be the next great breakthrough in genetic engineering.

 

Death by Default by Trish Reeb

An online game turns deadly. To fill the void following his divorce, Detective Conner Smyth plays chess with anonymous opponents. The stakes soar when white chess pieces turn up on murder victims. The problem? Conner's never won a game. His search for a master player leads to a ten-year-old chess champion. To what extremes will he go to stop a serial killer? Risk a boy's life, betray his partner, lose a new love interest... before someone he cares about dies?

 

Dead Men Naked by Dario Cannizzaro

After the sudden death of his best friend Neil, involving a 6-foot giant crow and quite some Tequila, Lou's life takes an unexpected turn towards the impossible. As Lou discovers his unwelcome gift to see Neil's ghost, he starts to question his sanity; but the real challenge is just coming up. Mallory, a self-proclaimed medium, offers her services to help Neil pass over. Drunk on spirit, lust, and hope, Lou agrees to perform a ritual, which, unforeseen, leaves him alone to face death.

 

Dead End Girl (Violet Darger Book 1) by L.T. Vargus, Tim McBain

The most recent body was discovered in the grease dumpster behind a Burger King. Dismembered. Shoved into two garbage bags and lowered into the murky oil. Now rookie agent Violet Darger gets the most important assignment of her career. She travels to the Midwest to face a killer unlike anything she's seen. Aggressive. Territorial. Deranged and driven. Another mutilated corpse was found next to a roller rink. A third in the gutter in a residential neighborhood. These bold displays of violence shock the rural community and rattle local law enforcement.

 

The picture of a mouse I am attaching to this blog post as a gift for you. This is what Anita's cat brought to us yesterday while we formatted my book at her place. The joys of direct formatting! No wonder instructions say never use direct formatting.

 

No worries, we did not use the mouse for the formatting!

 

BJ

 

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