I‘ve been listening to a lot of Counting Crows this week, so have this phenomenal cover of Friend of the Devil in lieu of a blog post:
I wasn’t going to post today– no good reason why, just tired– and I just realized that I haven’t missed a day since early April. So take a few minutes and appreciate this bit of amazingness:
They keep rejecting the cover; I think I’ve finally got everything sorted after moving damn near every element on it about a millimeter in the last revision. It’s still available in ebook format for 99 cents but if you’re a print person… maybe next weekend? Soon, at any rate.
All right, kids. Here we go.
SKYLIGHTS, my second novel, will become available at all ebook retailers on Tuesday, September 30th. Above is the final version of the cover, with art by Casey Heying. In addition, a POD print edition is planned, probably only available through Amazon– details to come on that.
You can, uh, expect some promotion around here over the next couple of weeks. Want an excerpt? Have an excerpt!
There was a buzz in my ear. It was him again. I set the iLid to record and answered the call.
“I know your name, dummy,” the voice on the other end said. He was youngish, maybe, his voice more high-pitched than it probably ought to be. Speaking fast, as if he felt like he had more important things to do than talk to me, or maybe he’d just been drinking too much coffee. “I didn’t pick your number at random. Are you going to come see me today or not?”
The funny thing was, I’d actually checked my calendar and there wasn’t a single thing I needed to be doing for the next few days. The next work appointment I had that required me to actually physically be somewhere was a good week and a half away. I had some things to do Thursday evening, but nothing that couldn’t be put off if necessary.
“Do you have any plan to, I don’t know, explain anything, or are you expecting me to just get on a plane and go? I don’t even know who you are.” He had me intrigued, I admit it, but… c’mon.
“I told you, my name’s Zub. We met once, actually, but it was a long time ago and you probably don’t remember. I’ll give you a hint, but just one. Ready for it?”
I sighed. “Fine. Hint me.”
He was right. That got my attention.
I’m kind of an idiot that way.
You can tell Goodreads that you’re planning on reading Skylights by clicking here.
Cover songs that are as good or better than the originals. Go.
A couple of mine after the jump.