Available Darkness Revised Covers

Available Darkness Revised Covers

Available Darkness was the first book that Sean and I ever wrote together. In fact, we wouldn’t even be writing today if not for that book, which we started waaaaaay back in 2008, and we finished in 2011. We took a bit longer to write a book back then! As Sean and I are finishing up the third and final book in the series (coming in June!), we decided to go back and read the first two books in the series. Available Darkness: Book Two is one of my favorite books we’ve written, with some of my favorite scenes involving one of my favorite characters, Abigail. And despite being a few years old now, it still stands up well, I think. But the first book was a bit harder to read. It was a bit clunky compared to our current stuff. And that kinda sucks. And it’s kinda the reason we don’t talk about it more. “Hey, we’ve got this AWESOME series that you HAVE to read. But, um, you’ve gotta get past some clunky writing in the first book.” That doesn’t exactly sell the series! So we decided to revise it, going through the whole first book and fixing what needed fixing. It was mostly story flow and some typos. We didn’t change the actual story itself. So if you read the book, you definitely don’t need to re-read it! We just wanted to make it a better reading experience. To that end, we also had our editor Jason work his magic on it. And if you’re going to remodel the house, you can’t forget the exterior. We also commissioned new...
Dark Crossings Double Feature: Rites of Passage Now Available on Amazon

Dark Crossings Double Feature: Rites of Passage Now Available on Amazon

We’re HUGE fans of short stories here at Collective Inkwell. We’ve been reading them since we were kids, and publishing them since 2011. We started Dark Crossings as our short story moniker to pay homage to shows like The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits and Tales from the Darkside. So in 2016, we’re publishing a new Dark Crossings Double Feature every other month. Sean and I will each write a short story and publish them together, with author notes, exclusively at Amazon (find out more on why in this post). DARK CROSSINGS DOUBLE FEATURE: RITES OF PASSAGE (Note: One of the stories, Rites of Passage, was available to Sterling and Stone prime members last year. So if you were a member then, you already have the first story. The second story, The Room, is brand new. Both are new to Amazon, though.)   Buy today at Amazon. Amazon UK DARK CROSSINGS DOUBLE FEATURE: RITES OF PASSAGE (TWO SHORT STORIES IN ONE DOUBLE FEATURE!) From #1 horror and sci-fi authors of the Yesterday’s Gone series and Z 2134, Sean Platt and David Wright, comes two short stories including a return to the world of Z 2134 in Rites of Passage, and a new short story called The Room. RITES OF PASSAGE In the year 2138, humans live behind walled Cities under strict government control. For those who refuse the confines of tyranny, there is The Barrens, a harsh land where everything is out to kill you — from the wildlife to zombies to other humans. A lucky few manage to find some semblance of a normal life living within secret...
Dark Crossings Double Feature: Rites of Passage

Dark Crossings Double Feature: Rites of Passage

We’re HUGE fans of short stories here at Collective Inkwell. We’ve been reading them since we were kids and writing them since 2011. We started Dark Crossings as our short story moniker to pay homage to shows like The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits and Tales from the Darkside. But they’ve always had a limited audience compared to our series and standalone books. Part of that, I think, is because of the price. Three bucks is a bit too much for one short story (save for something novella length). But .99 knocks us down to a 35% royalty at Amazon. So we came up with an idea — a Dark Crossings Double Feature. Two stories, one from Sean and one from me (Dave), along with Authors’ Notes for about $1.50 per story — or $2.99 a book. But the only way I think this will really work is if we put the short stories into KDP Select (meaning the stories will be exclusive to Amazon for a while). Our shorts haven’t sold well on the other platforms to date, and it makes no sense putting them everywhere for the few people who might want them. Not when we could be getting the promotion that comes with being Amazon exclusive, promotion which might actually earn back the investment we put into the stories (covers, editing, etc). BUT … we don’t want to alienate our Apple, Kobo, and Nook readers. So here’s what we’re going to do. We’re releasing our first double feature on Gumroad FIRST for a LIMITED TIME. Exclusive until Saturday night (1/16/16). You can pick up Dark...
Collective Inkwell: Season Six

Collective Inkwell: Season Six

<<<< SMALL SPOILERS BELOW IF YOU’VE NOT READ SEASON THREE — SO TURN BACK AND DO NOT READ!!>>>> THE WAIT IS OVER The stunning series finale to the bestselling Yesterday’s Gone series is here! On October 15, 2011 a handful of people wake in a post-apocalyptic landscape to find that most of the world’s population has vanished in a mysterious event. NOW THEY ARE HOME And they are not alone. The Darkness has killed nearly everyone on our planet. But it is no longer the biggest threat to humanity. THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE Can the survivors of October 15 overcome the new threat before all is lost? ONE LAST BATTLE ONE LAST SHOT TO SAVE THE WORLD ONE LAST WTF ENDING Yesterday’s Gone: Season Six IS HERE TODAY!! Amazon (US): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WINKP5W/ Amazon (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WINKP5W/ Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id998672347 Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/yesterdays-gone-sean-platt/1122096927 Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/yesterday-s-gone-season-six New to the series? Catch up today and get the full FIRST FIVE SERIES in an Apple ExclusiveBundle for just $12.99!! Apple: Seasons One – Five Apple: Seasons One –...
Yesterday’s Gone: Season Five Available Everywhere (almost)

Yesterday’s Gone: Season Five Available Everywhere (almost)

Yesterday’s Gone: Season Five is now available everywhere (except Apple, which we’re working on). YESTERDAY’S GONE: SEASON FIVE (EPISODES 25-30 — THE FULL FIFTH SEASON)  Time is running out. There are 11 alien vials left, and whoever has them holds the fate of humanity in their hands. Will the world succumb to The Darkness or be saved by The Light? Black Island Guardsmen are racing to save the world, but to do so they must put Paola in a danger unlike anything she’s ever faced. What lengths will The Guardsmen go through to get the vials? Can Mary protect her daughter from an insidious alien that has already destroyed so much? Will Luca be mankind’s savior or its final judge? Can Boricio overcome his past, or will he succumb to his one weakness — an infected Rose? Find out in this penultimate game changing season leading to the insane final sixth season of Platt & Wright’s bestselling post-apocalyptic thriller. Here’s links and where to get it: AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OC9097O/ AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OC9097O/ Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/yesterday-s-gone-season-five Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/yesterdays-gone-sean-platt/1121130947 Apple (coming soon)...