Available Darkness Episode 2, Interview with Hugh Howey, Free ForNevermore, and a Z 2134 update

Available Darkness Episode 2, Interview with Hugh Howey, Free ForNevermore, and a Z 2134 update

Hey Fellow Goners, Dave here with this week’s very late newsletter. First, I apologize for the lateness. Sean and I have been working double-time on something top secret that we’re going to announce soon. Hint: It has to do with our zombie serial, Z 2134, which you may recall that we took down just a couple of days after it first went live. Z 2134 WILL BE back, but it won’t be for a couple of weeks. Sean and I will tell you more the minute we’re able to. But it’s good news. This week we’re bringing you Available Darkness: Episode 2. You can get it here: US: www.amazon.com/dp/B009H508P6/ UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009H508P6/ If you already read the original AD book we released in August 2011, you can skip the first season (the first six episodes) over the next few weeks. Unless you either really loved the story and want to read the revised version to see how we’re making it better. As I said last week, though, it’s not necessary to re-read the first season because we’re not changing the events which occurred in the book you already read. If you haven’t read AD yet, now’s the perfect chance to hop on board. It’s got all the action, chills, mystery, and WTF endings you’ve come to expect from us. And it’s a whole new take on vampires — I mean completely different. WHAT IT’S ABOUT… Available Darkness follows a man who wakes up buried alive with no memory of his past. In his pocket is a note telling him to avoid the police, avoid the sunlight, and don’t touch anyone....
The ForNevermore Facelift

The ForNevermore Facelift

When you’re known for writing dark, gritty, scary stories with tons of F Bombs, you get something of a reputation. You know when you buy a Sean Platt and David Wright book, you’re in for an awesome, R-Rated thrill ride into the great unknown. But sometimes a good reputation (yes, I wear our rep for bad language like a badge of honor), can work against you. As it did with ForNevermore. ForNevermore was a tough sell for us — a Young Adult dark fantasy. It was as if we told you, “Hey, you know all that cool shit we normally do? Well, we’re going soft, selling out, and doing a book full of sparkling vampires, mopey teens with colored hair, and ripped, shirtless werewolves.” And rightly, there was some resistance. We got email from readers who said, “No thanks. Let me know when you write something for adults again, thank you.” And while the series sold okay, it didn’t do anywhere near the numbers of our other series, Yesterday’s Gone and WhiteSpace. Sales-wise, ForNevermore was a failure. But as time passed readers (many who said they’ve already read all our other stuff *which is awesome!) have been giving ForNevermore a shot, and reaching out to tell us that they LOVE the story. And usually, they’re rather surprised to be admitting this… as if they’re admitting to liking Justin Bieber. Please don’t tell us you like Justin Bieber! In fact, most of the reviews (and emails) for the series say something like, “This isn’t my usual thing, but…” AND I LOVE THAT! While we wrote ForNevermore as a Young Adult...