So, the audiobook of Task Force Desperate is almost finished; a few final pickups and it will be ready to go. It’ll be on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes exclusively. The Devil You Don’t Know releases in 11 more days. The final versions are all uploaded, and it will be on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, and Kobo (yes, I’ve actually sold a few books on Kobo), as well as paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I just got the paperback proof today: Coming up, I’m starting in on outlining The Walker on the Hills, the next Jed Horn story. There’s another project that might be in the works, but I don’t want to say too much about it yet. Suffice it to say, I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into it, one way or another.
So, there is indeed going to be an audiobook of Task Force Desperate. I’ve reached an agreement with Wyntner Woody, and he is presently in the process of producing the book. He nailed the tone in the audition, and the first fifteen minutes that he sent me was just as good, if not better. I think you’re going to like this. Hopefully we can make an arrangement to keep him working on the rest of the series. We’ve even already got the cover art for the audiobook set up: I’ve taken stock of a bunch of projects that are presently lined up. I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’ve got at least three (most likely more) more Praetorian novels in mind. There’s a stand-alone pirate hunting story, partially inspired by Far Cry 3, just without the douchey affluent jackass trying to be meta about violence and gaming part. Three more Jed Horn stories are lined up. And I’ve had a sort of sword-and-sorcery story that’s been kicking around for about three or four years, that has now expanded into its own setting, with at least three stories set out in broad strokes there. Finally, I’ve got a hard-SF
I’ve just posted Task Force Desperate on ACX for auditions to turn it into an audiobook. I don’t have the time or the setup to do it myself, so hopefully I can find a producer/narrator who is interested in giving it a shot for half the royalties. If anyone knows a vet who is working on getting into voice work who would be interested, please point them to TFD on ACX. If this works out, it will be out on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Fingers crossed. Update: Realized it might help to include a link to ACX in case anyone is interested in trying out. Go here and get set up if you’ve got an audio setup and time. No guarantees I’ll accept, but what have you got to lose?
Congratulations to Conner Byrket and Tim Byrket. They will be receiving signed paperback copies of Nightmares in the mail.
Nightmares is out! One Brush With The Darkness… That’s all it took. Now, years before a Fallen Angel is nearly unleashed upon the town of Silverton, Jed Horn is merely a troubled former Marine who is haunted by nightmares of the terrible being that slaughtered his comrades that night in the Iraqi desert. Desperate for answers and proof that he’s not crazy, Jed has gone down some dangerous roads, and attracted the attention of forces just as malicious as the one that started him on the path. But when he’s found by a priest and a Witch Hunter of the Order of the Silver Cross, Jed has a chance to find the answers he’s looking for, as well as fight back against the darkness that he’d never been sure even existed. As he embarks on this timeless war, he first has to confront the forces that have focused on him during his search… It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple. The paperback was up on Amazon last night, but is MIA at the moment, as Amazon sorts itself out. This is pretty standard, I’m afraid. It should be back up in the next 24 hours.
Final edits on Nightmares are done, and the final version was uploaded for Kindle, Paperback, and Smashwords (which will translate to Nook and iBooks) last night. We are on track for January 15. Kindle pre-order is here. Work is proceeding on outlining the next Praetorian book, now with the working title, That Sneaky Devil.
There is now a giveaway up and running, on my website, in honor of the latest Jed Horn book. Two winners will each received a signed copy of Nightmares. The giveaway is open until midnight on January 15. The winners will be announced later that day. http://americanpraetorians.weebly.com/giveaway.html
Nightmares is now available for pre-order on Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/Nightmares-Peter-Nealen-ebook/dp/B00R16CJJ6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1418636950&sr=8-7&keywords=peter+nealen One Brush With The Darkness… That’s all it took. Now, years before a Fallen Angel is nearly unleashed upon the town of Silverton, Jed Horn is merely a troubled former Marine who is haunted by nightmares of the terrible being that slaughtered his comrades that night in the Iraqi desert. Desperate for answers and proof that he’s not crazy, Jed has gone down some dangerous roads, and attracted the attention of forces just as malicious as the one that started him on the path. But when he’s found by a priest and a Witch Hunter of the Order of the Silver Cross, Jed has a chance to find the answers he’s looking for, as well as fight back against the darkness that he’d never been sure even existed. As he embarks on this timeless war, he first has to confront the forces that have focused on him during his search… The other ebook formats will be available, as well as paperback.
The first draft of Nightmares is done. It’s slightly longer than A Silver Cross and a Winchester. It’s out to the Alpha Readers, and I’ll start in on editing in the next day or so. Giving the brain a bit of a break. Hopefully, I should be able to have it up for Kindle pre-order in the next couple of days. Next up, Hard Target (working title; if something else comes up as better, it’ll change, just like Hunting in the Shadows did). Huge amount of research going into this one; it’s an AO I’m not personally familiar with, and touching on some big-time, heavy duty global concepts. Lotta work. Can’t wait to get started. Meanwhile, a little snippet from Nightmares: I don’t know how I hadn’t seen this bad boy before; he was almost a head taller than the rest, broad-shouldered and thick-limbed, with a massive pair of curling ram’s horns rising from his skull. He stamped the ground and roared a challenge. The bleating tone to the roar kind of took away from the effect a little. He threw his arms wide and stamped again, dropping his head to charge. I shot him center chest. Dan’s shot was
Things have been busy, for all the lack of general updates. I’m a contributor to the latest SOFREP ebook, The ISIS Solution, available for pre-order on Amazon. This was a short-fuse project; between about five of us, we got it knocked out in about a week. Here’s the cover: It comes out on November 18. Meanwhile, I’m working on the next Jed Horn story, Nightmares, set some time before A Silver Cross and a Winchester. This will be the story of Jed’s introduction to the Order and his first “case.” I think it’s coming along a little bit more cohesively than the first, personally. The next Praetorian book, tentatively titled Hard Target, is also in the works; the research phase has begun. This one’s going to be complicated. (I know, it’s not like the others are…) Jeff and his team are going somewhere a little less dry, although just as hot, and the players are a little more diverse this time. I don’t want to give too much away, but this one will be touching on things a little bit more global in scope. I’ve also started outlining a science fiction story. It actually jumped out at me while re-working a