FREE! WHICH HALF DAVID: A NOVEL

Thursday May 17th through Sunday May 20th only!

Which Half David is FREE on KINDLE.  (Get yours here!)

  • A few facts about Which Half David:
  • It’s a modern-day twist on the ancient story of King David.
  • It’s set in a fictitious island nation in Southeast Asia called Sulu.
  • Did you know that the Sulu Sultanate actually existed at one time? It was located between the Philippines and the island of Borneo. The Sultanate profited by commandeering shipping vessels in the region. Yes, they were pirates. Oh, and this is where my fictitious island is! No coincidence.
  • It’s my longest novel at nearly 100,000 words.
  • It’s a psychological thriller as the protagonist must comes to grip with the type of person he really is.
  • If you like a read that has some unexpected twists and turns along the way, you should most definitely check it out.

Best yet, IT’S FREE UNTIL SUNDAY. If you read it and like it, please consider leaving a review.

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Thank you & enjoy!

whichhalfdavidRGB-final-f

Advertisements

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Happy Labor Day!

Hey Friends,

I’ve teamed up with The Kindle Book Review in giving away some Amazon gift cards this Labor Day season. You can sign up to win some great prizes while checking out some great deals on books — including my latest “Which Half David” — only $2.99 on Kindle.

whichhalfdavid snippet

There’s my book on their website. And look, what a convenient yellow arrow pointing exactly in the right direction!

You can enter to win the Labor Day Giveaway HERE!

THE SET-UP: American mission worker Tobin Matthews faces off against two imposing giants: a vicious gang of human traffickers and a corrupt justice system ready to imprison a group of hill tribesmen. But his greatest foe remains within as he finds himself wrestling with a broken marriage and a crippling set of doubts. When his brazen ex-lover shows up with her own agenda, she becomes the greatest temptation of his life, and he must decide how far he is willing to go to have her.

Win a Paperback Copy of “Which Half David”

Hello friends. Head on over to Goodreads on the link below and enter to win a paperback copy of my new release, “Which Half David.” It’s an explosive and fun story about a man who seems to conquer the world yet can’t conquer his own soul. If it sounds a little like King David, it’s no coincidence. But this story is set in present day Southeast Asia.

Check it out. And good luck!

Enter to Win “Which Half David”

img_20160904_1550494_rewind

Available for Pre-Order: My New Novel – “Which Half David”

I’m happy to announce that the Kindle version of my new novel, Which Half David, is now available for pre-order from Amazon.

Available HERE!

I’ve been working really hard over the last few weeks to get everything into shape, and I’m happy to see it all come together – editing, book cover, final read-through, promotional material, review copies, etc…

It’s my longest novel at about 97,000 words.

It’s being categorized as:  Fiction/Psychological & Fiction/Religious

My wonderful beta readers help me nail down the genre on this. (Because I hate genres. I just right stories.) And while those two genres fit it perfectly, the story itself has some thrilling parts – a motorbike chase scene with the protagonist trying to stop sex trafficking, lots of high courtroom drama, human temptations of the highest form, and a cast of interesting, good, yet flawed characters. Plus, it’s set in the exotic fictitious Southeast Asian country of Sulu, a small republic in the Sulu Sea, between the Philippines and Sabah, Malaysia.

The paperback version will also be available by release date: September 15th.

So please check it out and pass the word on to those interested and eager readers in your life.

Thanks so much!

whichhalfdavidRGB-final-f

Done. Polished. Finished. Novel #5

I remember the days when I was a failed novelist, unable to get beyond page 2.

I don’t take those memories lightly. They mean a lot. And to get to where I currently am has been a lot of work and determination. It’s humbling, really. To get to the point where you can do something you love, feel passionate about it, and yet want to keep improving.

And so, with many memories of failure in the past, I’m happy to announce that novel #5 – Which Half David – is finished. Completely.

It’s done. Edited. Polished and re-polished. I’ve put everything into this one, and whether people like it or not, I’m proud of what it is.

And what is it? It’s the story I wanted to tell.

It’s also my longest story ever at about 97,000 words. I remember the days when I didn’t think I’d be able to go from novella length to minimum novel length of 50,000 words.

It has a subtitle, my first novel to have one: “A Modern-day King David Story.”

I think that will help define it to its audience.

It’s diverse and unique. It sits comfortably in general fiction while dabbling in genres of literary, crime, religious, love story, Christian, and just plan fun!

It’s release date is September 15. I’m still knee-deep in pre-release promotion, and it will soon be available for pre-order on Amazon.

It will also be available in paperback, hopefully by it’s release date.

Review copies are available if anyone is interested.

Here’s the blurb:

American mission worker Tobin Matthews faces off against two imposing giants: a vicious gang of human traffickers and a corrupt justice system ready to imprison a group of hill tribesmen. But his greatest foe remains within as he finds himself wrestling with a broken marriage and a crippling set of doubts. When his brazen ex-lover shows up with her own agenda, she becomes the greatest temptation of his life, and he must decide how far he is willing to go to have her.

Which Half David is a modern twist on the centuries old tale of King David. Set against the lush backdrop of the fictitious Southeast Asian island nation of Sulu, it is the story of one man’s dramatic fall from grace and his struggle to come to grips with both halves of who he really is.

whichhalfdavidRGB-final-f

 

Integrity: Can it be lost and then re-found? (Philosophical musings of my next novel.)

He is a man of integrity.

Have you ever heard someone referred to as such? What does that really mean? A man of perfection? A man of excellent decision making abilities? A man who is trustworthy and honest?

Isn’t that actually quite a heavy anchor to put on someone’s shoulders?

I remember a former pastor of mine once referring to me to someone else as “one of the good ones.” It was a nice compliment, but it frightened me because of its implications. What if I don’t remain “one of the good ones?” What if I mess up? What if I make a terrible mistake in my life? Am I suddenly not one of the good ones anymore?

This, in theme, is what my fifth novel is about. I’m currently writing it and it is, in a sense, a (very) loose re-telling of the story of David. I have always found his story fascinating because he was “one of the good ones” and then fell as hard as anyone could have fallen only to be once again considered, in the end, “one of the good ones.” It’s a fascinating dynamic, which I’m attempting to discover if it can practically work in our modern setting. Lots of good philosophical ideas to debate in my head as I write this one.

So as I wrestle with this idea of integrity, the question must be asked: can integrity be lost? At what point is integrity lost? And, can it ever be gained back again?

These are difficult questions, which actually expose some of the fallacy of integrity to begin with, and here’s why: every person does things that he or she isn’t proud of. Every person is capable of making a huge mistake. Every person has the ability to lose the integrity perceived upon them by outside eyes.

This is also the same problem I have with the term ‘hypocrite’ because everyone at some point in their life is a hypocrite. No one will ever 100% follow through on what they say they believe or what they say they do.

Then why do we bestow such flame happy words upon them? Why can’t we just let humans be humans – mistakes and all – moles and all – hypocritical behavior and all?

We spend too much energy requiring everyone’s actions to live up to their words, and when they don’t, our modern society and our ever encompassing social media and news networks are always happy to expose everyone’s vulnerability.

But when I go back to the question of integrity, can lost integrity ever be gained back again? Is it possible? What would it take? Is there ever a way for good that has fallen to evil be brought back around to good again?

I’ll let you know when I finish my novel.