Hello, everyone. My latest story, City Of Kaiju, is available now! You can buy it on Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and many more. Please help a fresh new author out and buy my latest work. If you like giant monsters, dogs, and sisterly bonds, you’ll enjoy my latest work. I have plenty more planned in the future, so thank you for your support and remember, … Continue reading City Of Kaiju is out now!
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.
Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review The Beast From Below by William Ledbetter. Fiction Friday: The Beast From Below You want giant monsters? Well, we don’t have Godzilla 2.0, but we do … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Beast From Below
Beyond the Stars is a series of Science Fiction related posts where I discuss different aspects of the genre and the many tropes and plot lines associated with it. In today’s post, I talk about everyone’s (and my own) fascination with kaiju and giant monsters.
Kaiju and Giant Monsters
I recently saw Shin Godzilla for the first time on Saturday. While I had mixed feelings about the film, I figured I’d spend some time talking about another favorite plot device of mine, perhaps my most favorite. Giant monsters. More specifically ones based on kaiju, or daikaiju as they’re sometimes referred to.
When I was a kid, I would always imagine myself as my own giant monster. Obviously he was a lizard-like monster, and of course, he rampaged through a city that basically resembled a generic city, but he was simply going around, stomping and having a fun, destructive time. Nothing malicious, just going with the flow. Because when you’re that big, what else do you do?
But what is it about giant monsters that fascinate us?