Great book reviews

Perfection 333x500Hey everyone, I just wanted to share a couple of great reviews for Perfection (Mad World, Book Three). In this entry of the unique YA urban fantasy, Team Orphan finds an almost too idyllic new home. Nothing could go wrong from there, right?

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ “Perfection – great name for a great series. I said it once (or twice) and I’ll say it again – This series is FANTASTIC!” – Wall-to-Wall Books.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ “The Mad World series has reached is third installment, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see it grow and get richer and more layered with each book.” – Offbeat YA

These are only a few snippets so click on the links to read the rest of the reviews.

As a new release special, Perfection is currently only $1.99 over at Amazon! Check it out.

And if you’re new to the whole Mad World series, the book that started it all, Wakefield, is also at Amazon.

Perfection (Mad World, Book 3) released

Perfection 333x500Hello all, very happy to announce the third book in the YA paranormal series Mad World is now available wherever ebooks are sold. Well, maybe not every single on-line store, but a good chunk of them – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, the iStore, etc.

The first review, at Offbeat YA gave Perfection 4 out of 5 stars, calling it a rich and layered addition to the series.

The Mad World series follows teenagers dealing with abnormal problems (be they mental or magical, or sometimes both).

If you’re like me, and wouldn’t necessarily dive into the third book in a series, then check out Wakefield (Mad World, Book 1) at Amazon.

And if you’re also like me and want even more info before committing to a series, check out Mad World Headquarters.

(Then I’d read the books and tell me friends. Just saying.)

Halloween book sale

DamagedTeensAd1Happy Halloween everyone! Just a quick reminder that Wakefield (Mad World, Book 1), an 80,000 word paranormal Young Adult novel about teens in a facility handling people with behavioral problems, is on sale for only 99 cents this week. Now’s the perfect time to check out the Mad World series (we’ve had favorable comparisons to Kelley Armstrong’s popular YA novel The Summoning).

For more, check out our official website or head on over to Wakefield’s Amazon page.

Wakefield now on sale

Feel like reading an 80,000 word Young Adult novel but you don’t want to pay $5.95 for it? Then good news. From now until November 3, Wakefield (Mad World, Book 1) from MuseItUp Publishing is on sale for only $0.99.

Wakefield Book CoverBlurb: Orphans Astrid Chalke and Max Fisher meet when they’re sent to live at Wakefield, a residential and educational facility for teens with psychiatric and behavioral problems. Astrid’s roommate cuts herself with anything sharp she can get her hands on and Max’s roommate threatens him upon introduction.

Just as Astrid and Max develop a strong bond and begin to adjust to the constant chaos surrounding them, a charming and mysterious resident of Wakefield named Teddy claims he has unexplainable abilities. Sometimes he can move things without touching them. Sometimes he can see people’s voices flowing out of their mouths. Teddy also thinks that some of the Wakefield staff are on to him.

At first, Astrid and Max think Teddy is paranoid, but Max’s strange recurring dreams and a series of unsettling events force them to reconsider Teddy’s claims. Are they a product of his supposedly disturbed mind or is the truth stranger than insanity?

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I absolutely loved this book. Loved it. I can’t wait to read the second one” – Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ “The ending of this book blew me away and I’d definitely be interested in reading the next book. It was a pleasantly surprising read with plenty of action and suspense! And a book I would definitely recommend.” – TotalTeenFiction

Wakefield is waiting for you for immediate download at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the iStore, and other major retailers. Happy reading!

New Mad World contract

Exciting news. I just signed the contract for Perfection (Mad World, Book Three), scheduled for release from MuseItUp Publishing Summer 2014. Much, much more in the upcoming months.

For those of you following the YA paranormal series (or are hearing about it for the first time), my co-author, Erin Callahan, and I have mapped out the series as a six book saga, so we’re officially half way there. For more, check out Mad World headquarters.

Mad World reviews and an interview

Hey all, a wonderful fan from the UK has reviewed Tunnelville (Mad World, Book 2) and interviewed Erin and me. Check out her site A Simple Book Blog From A Simple Reader!

Spoiler alert: she gives Tunnelville 4 out of 5 stars and mentions how much she hates one of our characters (in a good way!)

Here’s an excerpt: “Max, though. Max. I’m not sure about Max. He reminded me a little of a wet fish. I liked his voice and everything, and he interacted well, but he wasn’t as interesting as Astrid. I think its just a preference thing, but I wanted to slap him a few times, but that’s a good thing if you look at it from an optimists point of view, it means he’s lifelike and causes reactions.”

A few writing updates

Since I’ve put up the free ebook version of The Sylvanville Spirits on Amazon/kindle, “sales” have had a great increase and I’ve officially had over 550 downloads. On Amazon, it’s ranked 2,576 of all free books, which is the best number of anything I’ve seen. That’s out of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, by the way. It’s a fun, free read, so check it out and review.

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In addition, we’ve been getting some great reviews on Wakefield at Goodreads, with Tunnelville reviews starting to come in. And for those of you waiting for Mad World, Book Three, we have a slightly ironed out second draft. Erin and I will probably revise it another 3 or 4 times before submitting it to our publisher, so it’s coming along nicely.

And this last month I wrote a 57,000 word YA novel I’m revising now. Get this – it’s not paranormal. Crazy for me, right?

Lastly, I’m about halfway through my follow-up to Examining Sleepaway Camp, which will be a collection of film essays centered around another horror series. This one should be out by the end of the year.