Being bad never felt so good. All young Samuel Knight ever wanted was his father’s approval. He never dreamed it would come in the wake of a murder. When he finds his girlfriend in his bed with another, something inside him awakens, opening the floodgates to immense power. In his rage, he destroys her and half his room with her. Only then does he discover he’s been living a lie. With his eyes opened and his father’s blessing, he departs for Miami with orders to prepare for war.
Hunt long enough and you’ll learn – the best prey is your own kind. Lazy, discontent, and more than a little bored, former hunter turned socialite Lee Ward is entertaining his latest conquest in Charleston when he feels a powerful presence emanating from the southern tip of Florida. Desperate for a meaningful pursuit, he rushes to the scene with his falcon companion to investigate. What he finds could turn his world inside out. Banished from his home, Lee sees this discovery as an easy path to redemption. He couldn’t be more wrong.
Sometimes to uphold the law you have to break the rules. Investigating a drug deal gone wrong, Miami detective Mike Probare is one step behind an increasingly violent murder spree. The blood trail leads him to an unexplainable crime scene at the doorstep of one of Miami’s elite. Before the bodies are even cold, the FBI kicks him off the case. But Mike can’t let it go. He promised Jacob Dillon, and it’s a promise he means to keep – even if it costs him his badge.
A new race dawns in the battle between good and evil. Raised unaware of his origins, Jacob Dillon is a successful architect and loving father until he encounters the newest overlord of the Syndicate, Miami’s most dangerous criminal organization. Now, desperate and determined, Jacob embarks on a simple plan – find him and kill him. But when neither of them is human even the simplest plans get complicated. Soon, Jacob’s reckless actions make him the prey of both the Syndicate and a hidden world of angels, demons, and their supernatural creations. With each strange encounter, Jacob believes he’s losing his … Continue reading
To kick off 2013, Griffin’s Quill underwent major modifications. I’m happy to announce the makeover is complete. The site is now completely dedicated to promoting the Path of Enlightenment Series. Book one, DAWN OF RESURGENCE is complete and revised to 93,000 words with a brand new cover created by yours truly. As I seek publication, I will be revealing more and more about the races, characters, and places in this exciting new series. Coming soon, Griffin’s Quill will be hosting the first 30,000+ words of DAWN OF RESURGENCE – not available anywhere else. Plus, details of the second book in … Continue reading
December is the month for THE END! On sequels that is. If you’re an author trying to wrap a bow around a novel sequel then I’ve a challenge for you. Join me for a little friendly competition and be the first Quill Bearer to finish their sequel with those two simple but elusive words: THE END! Just tell us a little bit about what you have left and the race is on! Winner gets bragging rights and the warm fuzzy feeling of finishing their sequel before year’s end. Good luck!
Wow! Okay, here we go. My GAMA 2012 November goals are as follows: For Week 1 ending Saturday November 10th, I will finish Ch. 6 and write Ch. 7 (approx. 8,000 additional words) of Pawn of Perdition – book two in my Path of Enlightenment series. For Week 2 ending Saturday November 17th, I will rewrite/edit the 1st set of 30,000 words of PoP and submit a query to an agent for Dawn of Resurgence – book one in my PoE series. For Week 3 ending Saturday November 24th, I will rewrite/edit the 2nd set of 30,000 words of PoP … Continue reading
Goal Achievement Month for Authors GAMA for short is a competition in November where members compete on a goal of their choosing each week, complementing an overall goal for the month. The goals can be anything relating to a current or new project. At the end of the month the competitors choose who they believe the top three achievers are based on goal progress and difficulty level. It’s a great way to motivate you to get over that hurdle staring you in the face and have fun doing it! Here’s how it works. First you’ll need to become a Quill … Continue reading
Ah, the often abused query letter and the dreaded novel pitch. Can there be a more grueling aspect of the literary world. I can’t think of one. But, I also can’t think of a more important tool in the author’s tool bag. In science-fiction or fantasy, this little gem is akin to a portal to another world. In romance, this is that hot bod keeping you turning pages with guilty pleasure. Bottom line, the query and pitch make or break you as an author. It holds the power to whisk you away on a quest to the coveted lands of … Continue reading
Two little words mean so much in the life of a novel, especially if it’s the author’s debut novel. Although, I wish I could claim this is a first; it is not. Sometime in 2008, I typed ‘the end’ on this project for the first time. Then I discovered how truly just beginning I really was and entered a four-year long revision period. Well, I’m happy to announce the revision is finished. I’ve sealed the contents of DoR and pledged to never break it open again until a publisher tells me too. I’m so hoping that happens way sooner than … Continue reading