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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 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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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

 

And you thought I only posted when whoring out my products!

Nope, this blog is for news, opinion and pretty much whatever else I choose to write about. I actually have some thoughts percolating on some posts I think will interest you…but for now, here’s a bit of quick news.

Hot of the presses, here’s the new cover for Serial – the Taking of Arianna Grayson scheduled to be released in the next few weeks.

Sexy and frightening all at the same time, right?

Well, don’t worry defenders of the realm, the cover is alluring but the book stays true to Allister’s credo. Speaking of the book, it’s coming along well -it will be a lot longer than #1 so I’m not sure if it will be quite ready by my target day of August 30th. We may be looking at a Labor Day release.

It’s still well within the promised 60 day window so hopefully you Fangheads won’t hold it against me too much!

Anywho, feel free to comment away on the cover – love it? Hate it?

For those of you who have eagerly been awaiting the release of Serial – the Beginning, the first book of the Serial Vampire Series – your wait is over (at least if you have Amazon).  The book has gone live in the Amazon Kindle store.

You can expect the book to appear on IBookStore (IPad & IPhone), Sony, Nook, and all other reading devices within the next couple of weeks.

Also, if you use twitter – some of your favorite vampires have just joined.

Find Allister @AllistertheVamp, Arianna @AriannaGrayson, and Jack @JacktheRipperWC. Of course…that’s if you want vicious bloodthirsty vampires to be aware of you…I don’t know if I would.

Book 2 can be expected next month. As always, for the latest info, visit http://www.serialvampireseries.com

Here’s the breakdown:

Title: Serial – The Beginning

Author: JC De La Torre

Description: As a vampire stalks his next prey, he provides gory details of his transformation of Good Samaritan on the hunt for the infamous Jack the Ripper to the monstrosity he is now. Through death and carnage, he has been brought closer to you and now has a question. Do you choose eternal life as a monster or a horrific painful death?

Copyright Year: 2011 © DLT Atlantis Publishing

Number of words: 5,809

Price: Always 99¢

Where to Buy: Buy From Amazon Serial – The Beginning (Serial Vampire Saga)

A note for my fans, if you’ve read Nightmares From Eberus, you’ve already read this story….but don’t you want to read it again?

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans! While I know there are divides on politics, we’re fighting two and a half wars overseas and a struggling economy at home I can easily say there’s no country in the world that I’d rather live in than right here in the good ole U.S. of A.

Freedom is something that’s taken for granted in our country. When Socialism, Communism, and all the other ‘isms seem to try to tear us down, we still are free.

It’s funny, today I was talking to my mother-in-law, who is a U.S. citizen that was born in Cuba, and she was telling me a story about her late brother.

When she was young girl and Castro was taking power, she had no idea what the meaning of the word Communism.

She asked her brother, who himself was only 17, “What does this word, Communism, mean?”

“Hunger.” Her brother replied.

“What do you mean ‘hunger’?”

“I mean physical hunger,” he continued, “Not just for food. But for Freedom. For the right to be whatever it is you want to be. Hunger for the right to speak your mind and decide your own path for yourself and your family. Hunger to be part of the political process, to decide who represents you. Hunger for life. ”

A 17-year old Cuban boy described freedom better than most of us Americans can do today. Unfortunately, he would never live to see that type of freedom as he tragically died a short time later in a motorcycle accident.

Do you cherish your freedom, your right to not be hungry? Maybe you are struggling, down on your luck, out of work or alone in the world. There’s something that you have that many around the world would die for and that’s for the right to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

That’s special, unique among countries around the world. It’s what the Arab spring is about. It’s what small countries around the world try to emulate. It’s difficult, it can be chaos, as it was in the early days of our country’s founding. Democracy can be maddening at times.

Sometimes I think our political process is for the birds. The Republicans are crooks working for the rich and the Democrats are socialists trying to put government into every aspect of our lives – but the truth is we need both, as seemingly ineffective and idiotic as it may be – to counterbalance one another.

For every Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh there must be a Bill Maher or Keith Obermann.

Can things be better? Certainly. But they can also be a hell of a lot worse. Think about that when you’re setting off your fireworks and burning your hot dogs tonight.

And with that, I’m going take advantage of my contitutional right to tell you about my new endeavor into independent fiction. I call it 99 centers.  It had to be 99 centers because Amazon won’t let me charge less than 99 cents for a work…or it would have been 50 centers.

When you see this logo –  

You are reading a 99 Center story.

So what are they? Well, they’re stories for the Twitter and Kindle generation. They can range from as short as 1,200 words to 50,000 and they will always lead into the next one of the series.

This month, I will launch two series that my fans demanded I expand upon. Rather than make them wait one or two years for the next chapter in the saga, I elected to create this new medium.

Every 30-to-60 days, you will get your new serialized 99 center story. Through the series, you’ll learn about these characters, the events in their lives and most importantly – what happens next.

Best of all, as long as you keep reading, the story will keep going. I’m writing this specifically for you, my most dedicated followers. As much as I love these characters I love you even more. In our time, we don’t like waiting…we want our information in short, concise bites that gets to the point of the matter.

That’s what you’ll get in these stories friends.

My time travel thriller, Continuum Force, will take you back in time to worlds you couldn’t possibly imagine.

My vampire saga, Serial, will curl your toes, have you looking over your shoulder and turning on the light.

There’s a third series that will be coming at the end of this month…and it’s what I’m most proud of.

I’m writing a new Y/A Science Fiction and Fantasy series called Darien Connors – the first of which will be Darien Connors and the Necromancy of Eridu.  This story will be written under my pen name, Jason Dawson, as so the younger readers don’t sample my more adult fiction.

What is Darien Connors? Well, the best way I can describe it is the old movie relational venacular – the Last Starfighter meets Harry Potter.

So there it is, folks, my big announcement on independent publishing on independence day.

If you’re interested in these stories, drop me a line via the contact page on my various websites or subscribe to this blog.  This will be the first place I’ll announce anything of consequence.

God bless America and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Independence day.