This year’s been a busy time for me and (largely due to a student’s social life and commitments), I haven’t had as much time to write as I would have liked. I’m seriously behind on my writing schedule now and I know that fans of Broken Dark are eager to find out what happens in Season One, Episode Two! I’ve had an amazing time this year so it’s been worth it on my part, but I’m pleased to announce that the sequel to He Who Fights and Runs Away is finally available for download!
Hunted. Afraid. Alone. The crew of the Elias are running, chased from their operations on Calgany Space Station by the Alcohol Enforcement Agency. The AEA’s raid on Lisa Tant’s warehouse scattered the nefarious bootleggers and one of the bloodiest pursuits in Prohibition history ensued as they made their escape. Cars were wrecked, vans were destroyed and lives were lost, but the smugglers evaded capture.
The bootleggers managed to flee Calgany, but their capture is far from avoided. They are cut off from each other and the help they sorely need. The Elias is damaged and adrift in space, Trace Dempsey is being chased through the subterranean bowels of Dunmere and Lisa Tant is trapped in an engineering shuttle with no faster than light capabilities. The AEA is relentless and unyielding. Prohibition Agent Laura Reid means to have her prized arrests.
I also want to draw your attention to another a book that I released back in April 2014. Largely due to my own laziness, I never posted about it on my website so you might not be aware of it. It’s got nothing to do with the Broken Dark universe and is actually my first venture into publishing fantasy. The book, called The Taint of Darkness, is a collection of dark fantasy and horror short stories and is available now from all major ebook retailers!
There are things in this world mortal men will never understand, forces beyond reason and ageless entities in the Nether. Good and Evil are more than the simple beliefs of man. They are the Songs of Eternity and their discord rings in harmony. The will to love burns bright and strong in the White and Darkness is more than just the absence of light. It is cruelty and hate and frigid cold—the will of nightmares beyond time and madness.
Darkness is a taint upon creation and seeks to exploit mankind, which is itself inherently flawed. The atrocities it commits echo through the ages, with memories of crime, violence and rape serving as its testament. It is men who do these things, those few who ignore their conscience until their heart hardens against love. Know that this is Evil’s true corruption, the damning effect it has to stain a soul. What is it that drives a good man to slay and steal if not for Darkness? How much pain has to be caused before human mind breaks?
Choices must be made that define actions. Who could claim restraint when wealth beyond use tempts them? Who could hold to peace when those they love are threatened? The Taint of Darkness is in each and every man and woman. What does one do when its will eventually calls? What does one do when faced with Evil, alone and powerless and enthralled by fear? In its heart, mankind knows it is alone and powerless. It is feeble, afraid, and the Dark is relentless…