Our First 47North Kindle Serial, Z 2134, is Now Live!

Our First 47North Kindle Serial, Z 2134, is Now Live!

Hello, fellow Goners, it’s Dave with this week’s newsletter. Last week I told you about our book deal with Amazon Publishing’s 47North to publish two Kindle Serials. Well, the first episode of our first Kindle Serial, Z 2134, is now available in the U.S.! You can download it instantly to your Kindle app or device right now for just $1.99 www.amazon.com/dp/B009KTA8YA/ And while it’s cool for us to sign with 47North, the sci-fi, horror, and fantasy arm of Amazon Publishing, it’s also cool for readers, because when you buy a Kindle Serial, you pay just once, and the episodes are delivered automatically as they’re published. And the price is super cheap — just $1.99 for what is shaping up to be an 80,000 word story (we’re working on the final episode of Season One right now, so we don’t yet have the exact word count). We’ve gotten quite a few questions since we announced Z 2134 was being published, so we’re gonna answer them here. It’s followed by the book’s description in case this is the first you’re reading about Z 2134.   QUESTIONS ANSWERED What if I already bought the original version of Z 2134? Do I have to buy it again?  No. Amazon should have emailed you if you bought it via Amazon.com with instructions on how to get a new version downloaded to your Kindle. If you bought Z 2134 (FROM THE AMAZON.COM U.S. STORE) and didn’t get an email, email me at collectiveinkwellmedia@gmail.com and let me know the email attached to your Kindle account and I will pass it on to Amazon so they can check and take care of you. DO NOT EMAIL YET...
Inside the Pages: The Good Deeds Society

Inside the Pages: The Good Deeds Society

Hey there fellow Goner, I’m trying something different this week… I’m using the Author’s Note of this week’s release, The Dark Crossings short tale, The Good Deeds Society, as our newsletter. Don’t worry, it’s a spoiler-free Author’s Note. As much as I hadn’t planned the ending for this short story (which came to me in an almost fevered rush of writing), I didn’t plan to write this Author’s Note about why I write. It just kinda came out. It felt confessional, and cleansing in a way, to finally put a point on a question that many have asked and which I’ve never had a decent answer for — why do I write such dark stuff? Usually it’s asked with either fascination, like I must be some dark, evil, and totally fun guy (instead of the boring guy I am). Or it’s asked with which I can only describe as that face, where someone doesn’t want to insult you, yet they clearly are concerned for your sanity. Well, I think I finally have an answer (which you can read below or wait until you read the book, where it’s also included). Here’s the story pitch and the links, followed by the original author’s note (with just a couple of words changed).   THE GOOD DEEDS SOCIETY Something weird is happening in the gated community of Evergreen Walk. People are having dreams in which a mysterious woman appears to them, asking them to do good deeds for one another. Soon, a group calling itself The Good Deeds Society forms, eager to spread  word of the Lady and her good deeds. But...
WhiteSpace: Episode 5 & Free Books

WhiteSpace: Episode 5 & Free Books

Hey fellow Goner, it’s Dave again with this week’s missive from the Writing Cave. We’re just 20 days away from the debut of Yesterday’s Gone Season Three (June 19th), and Sean and I are mapping out the season this week. We can’t wait to delve back into the world of Yesterday’s Gone, and we’re looking forward to picking up where we left off. We get lots of email asking about the storylines we put on the back burner during Season Two such as Jade and Teagan and Black Island. Without posting any spoilers, we will be revisiting some of the threads we left dangling early on in Season Two. But first, we’re putting the finishing touches on WhiteSpace: Season One, and I’ve gotta say, you’re gonna LOVE how the season ends. It may be our best (most WTF) ending yet! The mystery deepens in WhiteSpace: Episode 5, as secrets are revealed, Houser’s life is endangered, and Milo receives a surprise guest in the hospital. We also learn what happened so many years ago to drive a wedge between Sarah and John. WhiteSpace has been a blast to write. The sense of looming danger, the mystery, the family dynamics, the secrets, the paranoia, it’s all coming to head as the season winds down. Of all the series we’ve written, WhiteSpace is the one that feels most suited for television. You can download Episode 5 now at Amazon: www.amazon.com/dp/B00870FI2A/ If you missed last week’s Episode 4, you can get that here: www.amazon.com/dp/B00856ID28/ FREE BOOKS Want free books? We’ve made a few of our short stories free at Amazon over the next...
YESTERDAY’S GONE: EPISODE 9

YESTERDAY’S GONE: EPISODE 9

THE MIND-BENDING POST-APOCALYPTIC SERIALIZED THRILLER YESTERDAY’S GONE CONTINUES WITH EPISODE 9 On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. BUT THEY ARE NOT ALONE Episode 9 picks up after the WTF cliffhanger of Episode 8. Brent Foster is about to learn the stunning truth about where he is. Are his wife and child still alive? Led by the enigmatic religious leader known simply as The Prophet, The Sanctuary seemed like a bastion against the bandits and creatures that scour the landscape. However, as one young girl is about to find out, The Sanctuary may be a worse hell than the one out there. Are Mary and Desmond prepared to leave the safety of The Sanctuary? Charlie Wilkens is desperate to show that he’s not the weak child that others think he is. He’s tired of being bullied and burying his feelings for Callie. He’s determined to do something bold to make his mark. But fate has other plans. Ryan Olson’s first mistake was becoming a hero. His second one was leaving the enemy alive. Now, injured, he follows Carmine back to his apartment. Are they living on borrowed time as the gunman plans vengeance? YESTERDAY’S GONE: EPISODE 9 is a mind-blowing and heartbreaking non-stop thriller with another killer cliffhanger! Buy the book now at...