Hey folks, The Taking of Arianna Grayson – The Second Book of the Serial Vampire Series will be officially launched on March 1st.

As a special thank you to my most patient fans – Arianna is enrolled in the Kindle Select program which allows me to present the book to you for free for a limited time.

From March 1st through 5th, you can get the latest in the Serial Vampire series for nada, zippo, zilch. Amazon Prime users can get this benefit for the next 90 days!

After that date – it will return to it’s normal 99 cent price tag.

What’s this one about? Well, we re-introduce a new character to the Serial series – Arianna Grayson – who takes us through the harrowing chase for the serial killer known as Allister the Annihilator. When she finally catches up to the fiend, she discovers that there’s more to him than being a deranged lunatic. In a struggle for her life, she makes a choice with terrible consequences and her life changes forever.

Without dealing spoilers – I can tell you that YES – Jack the Ripper returns in this installment!

For more on Arianna and the series, visit http://www.serialvampireseries.com

And mark your calendar for March 1st!

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Hey folks, The Taking of Arianna Grayson – The Second Book of the Serial Vampire Series will be officially launched on March 1st.

As a special thank you to my most patient fans – Arianna is enrolled in the Kindle Select program which allows me to present the book to you for free for a limited time.

From March 1st through 5th,  you can get the latest in the Serial Vampire series for nada, zippo, zilch. Amazon Prime users can get this for the next 90 days.

After that date – it will return to it’s normal 99 cent price tag.

What’s this one about? Well, we re-introduce a new character to the Serial series – Arianna Grayson – who takes us through the harrowing chase for the serial killer known as Allister the Annihilator. When she finally catches up to the fiend, she discovers that there’s more to him than being a deranged lunatic. In a struggle for her life, she makes a choice with terrible consequences and her life changes forever.

Without dealing spoilers – I can tell you that YES – Jack the Ripper returns in this installment!

For more on Arianna and the series, visit http://www.serialvampireseries.com

And mark your calendar for March 1st!

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ImageHey folks, so great news! My mother-in-law’s first Children’s book Adventures of Little Blue Bunny has finally been published and is available everywhere.

This is an old fashion picture book perfect for your little munchkin. The book offers wholesome, family entertainment with a moral backbone.

Check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Little-Bunny-Clara-Cabrera/dp/0978527275/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329232091&sr=1-2

Greetings to my defenders of the realm!

Before we get too far into the discussion, I’d like to wish you all a very happy holiday season.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Festivus (for the rest of us), Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Pancha Ganapati and any other I missed (apparently Ramadan was in August this year).

This year was an interesting one to say the least. I joined SB Nation Tampa Bay as a columnist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning and University of Florida Gators athletics.

I’m now co-editor for the Bucs and editor for the Gators.

I’ve also set up our internet radio station SB Nation Tampa Bay Live and host two shows, Blue Thunder – a Tampa Bay Lightning based sports talk show on Wednesday Nights and The Big Show – a show dedicated to the biggest stories on the mothership.

In addition to my sports writing career (which I’m very excited about, by the way), I’ve also launched the 99 Centers line of e-books. Now, it hasn’t exactly gone as I’ve planned as my sports writing seemed to take over every aspect of my free time.  My original vision was to have a new 99 centers book coming out every month of the year – alternating between the three lines.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

However, now that the football season is winding to a close (and the Buccaneers return to the cellar is just about complete), I’ll finally have more time to focus on my fiction.

There’s also some other developments that I’ll reveal later down the line that will enable me to fulfill my promise to you, my dedicated fan base.

In the next couple weeks, you’ll start to see action pick up on the three 99 center lines:

Updated news on the next installments of each of the series as well as a complete redesign of the Darien site that will plunge you even further within the mythology of the interstellar necromancer.

Serial, Continuum Force and Darien will each have installments released in the first quarter of 2012 and hopefully that will allow me to begin fulfilling the promise I began with the 99 center books.

As an apology to all my readers for the delay in the second installments – I will offer each second installment of all the series for free for at least one week of its initial release (on Amazon and Smashwords).

Stay tuned for that and definitely subscribe to this RSS feed, because I will be updating this blog before anywhere else.

Thank you for all of your support in 2011. It was a fun year and I saw a lot of growth in myself, my desires and my fiction.

I believe that 2012 is going to be the best year yet!

Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays!

Your faithful servant,

JC De La Torre

 

I want to apologize to my fans – the defenders of the realm.

With my new commitments to SB Nation Tampa Bay I’ve had significantly less time to continue on my next installments for Serial – the Vampire Series, Continuum Force and Darien Connors.

I’ve already missed by projected date for the next Serial installment and I anticipate I won’t be able to hit the dates for CF and Darien, either.

In the future, I will no longer provide hard dates for when the work will be provided.

I know this isn’t what you signed up for and I would definitely understand if you decide to find something else to do with your time and money.

I never anticipated the rapid rise of my sportswriting career and the ability for exposure on SB Nation Tampa Bay.

I’m proud of my work on the site and I’m excited about some future projects within the framework of Tampa Bay sports.

As the football schedule gets hectic, my holiday to Washington, D.C. in November, and hockey and college basketball season gets going, I just don’t see when I’ll have time in the next few months to dedicate to writing fiction.

I want you to have the best quality of work available and rather than “half-ass” something  just to meet deadlines, I’m going to pump the brakes here and just let you know not to expect any new installments until the first of the year.

I’ve gotten pretty far in Serial – The Taking of Arianna Grayson but I make want to re-write some parts so it flows better and the story is clearer. It’s still got a ways to go as it’s significantly longer than the first one. I have not started on Continuum Force – the Macedonian King or Darien Connors and the Planet of Sorrows as of yet.

I’d like to get some/all of these installments out before Christmas (if I can finish Serial before Halloween that would be excellent) but don’t be surprised if it’s the first of the year before they’re done.

I think the way this will work going forward is through football’s off-season February-August, you can expect a lot of productivity in these series. In August, we will go into “hibernation” until January, with some completed installments closest to August held back for Halloween, Christmas etc.

While it definitely won’t be the every 60 days pledge I made to you previously, it will still enable me to do the work I need to do for SBNation Tampa Bay while filling your late winter, spring and summer with some brand new fiction content.

You will still be receiving your Serial, CF and Darien fixes much more frequently than the typical novel.

I hope you understand the challenge this has been. I’m as disappointed as you are – I also want to see what happens next in these thrilling sagas.

We’ll find out soon enough, just not as soon as you think.

If you’d like to complain or have comments, feel free to use this word press comments section or you can send me an email directly.