In case you missed it, City of Kaiju launches on February 12th, 2019. I have a few things to announce as far as the story is concerned. First, the cover: That’s a nice looking cover right there. Has that comic book feel to it and shows what’s to come for Sandra and Bennie, as well as the citizens of Valor City. This is going to … Continue reading More City of Kaiju Information (And Another Preview)
Hello. I’d like to talk about giant dogs if you don’t mind. So I have an upcoming story as part of my short novel initiative and I’d like to spend some time talking about it.
So to begin, I’d first like to mention that short novels are one-off novels that are smaller in scope and are shorter than most novels. Somewhere within the realm of 25k-30k words, whereas my longer works will be more in-depth and planned out, being around 45k-70k words each.
Ok, good. Now onto the meat and bones of the story.
So City of Kaiju follows the tale of high-school graduate Sandra Lake, or she would be had she not endured a kaiju invasion. As monstrous creatures fell from the skies in pillars of light, Sandra must fight for her life in order to save a sister separated by the mighty kaiju army.
As Sandra makes a plan to escape despite resistance from the police force of Valor City, she encounters a kaiju resembling both a dog and a lizard. Despite their opposite natures, the two become unwitting allies in the invasion. The two would have to trust each other if either of them hoped to survive.
This started as a short story, but I’ve expanded it by leaps and bounds. I’ve wanted to make such a story for a long time. I’ve been a big fan of giant monsters for a long time. It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to show it to you all.
So as far as details, it’ll be a young adult survival tale. While Sandra won’t be completely defenseless, she’ll use her wits to survive while Bennie becomes the one-kaiju army for the two of them. I’ve gotten tons of feedback and it’s going to get better by the day.
As far as previews, I’ll be posting a few throughout the coming months and I’ll seek a cover artist to inevitably show off once it’s done. It’ll be an amazing cover that’ll truly give it that haunting feeling of helplessness in a world destroyed by these titanic beasts.
I do actually have a small preview that’s very much a WIP. Things could change at a moment’s notice. I’ll provide more details and previews along the way, but I hope you enjoy this small taste of my upcoming kaiju-themed short novel.
Take care, and remember, the inn is always open.
It’s time again. Time to keep the momentum going and introduce a brand new short story coming soon or most ebook platforms. This is also a learning process for me, so forgive me if there are a few bumps along the way.
So this short story takes place in late 1800s Japan at the height of Commodore Perry’s famous voyage. Our hero, Shiro Kawamoto, is living life as a hunter, getting fox meat for his boss. However, Americans are hunting as well, and their recklessness causes them to taint the forest with dead animals they’ve killed and skinned needlessly. This attracts a kitsune who tells our hero to get rid of them or suffer her wrath.
As I’ve mentioned a few times before, it’s a love letter to my love for anime. I’ve been a huge fan of anime and Japanese culture. So I wanted to showcase my love with this short story. It’s also to show that I can write about all types of characters and worlds and that nothing is off limits. This is the beginning of a new moment for me as my author career truly begins. I’m still hard at work on my first novel, but it’ll still be a while before I can get it out there.
So for now, here’s a preview of my paid short story, Do Not Stare Into The Eyes Of A Kitsune. Take care, and remember, the inn is always open.
NOTE: The below excerpt might be a little graphic, but this is as gruesome as it gets in the entire story. Just a heads up.
Coming Attractions is a series where I preview the latest pieces of my upcoming works. I will sometimes give insight on what went down into making the book or short story, as well as specific sections and characters. Today, I showcase my upcoming website short story, My Cat Is A Monster.
Coming Attractions: A Sneak Preview of “My Cat Is A Monster”
I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll officially say it here. Next week, on April 3rd, I’m launching my website exclusive story for the world to see. It follows the tale of Jason Thomas as his pet cat, Max, undergoes a mysterious change that threatens to tear them apart.
It’s a fun story to share, and while I do have a proper story in the works, I figured I’d make this preview story to show the world the kind of stories I can create. To those who cannot wait until next week, today, I’m launching a free preview of My Cat Is A Monster to give you a taste of both the upcoming story and what my writing style is like. Again, this is a preview story, and my first official story will be announced in the Status Update for April, as well as any future projects.
So here we go, a brief look at the upcoming story. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below, and I can’t wait to show you the real version next week.
Take care, and remember, the inn is always open.