Thursday, January 23, 2014


An Ancient Prophecy...
A forbidden love...
Now, there’s nowhere to run.

André's abilities have always marked him as special, but fulfilling an ancient prophecy is enough to have him ostracized into the cosmos. Love was his motivation for preventing his parent's execution, now in Earth's refuge, love is his undoing again.

The Commander's daughter is off limits, but this kind of love is destiny, forcing Katrina and her alien paramour to elope.

Word of André's survival reaches his home planet when his image is broadcast across the universe. This time, his very existence may well trigger the destruction of a planet, his haven, Earth.

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Remember when I said I was re-branding Dome Warriors?  Well Messiah is the result. This will be available everywhere as of February 1, 2014! 

If you miss that superhero chemistry between Clark Kent and Lana Lang in the show Smallville, you will LOVE Messiah.  

Thanks for swinging in,
Until next time,

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Re-branding... an exercise in futility or fun...

I've taken a look at my backlist lately and decided some of my books needed facelifts.  In most cases, this meant seeking outside help in the form of a copy editor or cover artist.  In other cases, I learned to do some fun things with Gimp (a free photoshop program).

While I can't highlight the copy editing updates the way I can with covers, I can let you know that Dark Reckoning, Georgia Reign, Crystal Illusions and Saving Face have already been cleaned up.  All my more recent books (The Night Hawk series and The Death Chronicles) have already undergone a thorough copy edit, so those should be clear of most grammatical issues.  I have come to the conclusion that I am sorely comma deficient, but the wonderful ladies that I procure, are a wiz at cleaning up my prose.

The latest re-branding is the complete overhaul of Dome Warriors, including new title, new cover and new blurb - which I will be revealing soon, but in the meantime, I'll share a couple significant cover updates that I've rolled out in the last couple weeks...

BEFORE                                                                 AFTER                                                     

BEFORE                                                                   AFTER

BEFORE                                                                  AFTER

BEFORE                                                                  AFTER

So, what do you think?

Until next time, 

Friday, January 10, 2014

My Baby Grew Up - by Jason Halstead

My Baby Grew Up

In later 2012, Jason Halstead (that's me) wrote and published a fantasy book called Child of Fate. Since I am Jason Halstead, I'll stop talking about myself in third person – it's creepy. Child of Fate came out of nowhere for me and was honestly little more than an experiment at first. An experiment I hoped would do well because I had a lot of ideas of where to go with it.

By March I was selling hundreds of copies in a month. Yes, hundreds. It was amazing. I quickly wrote book 2, Victim of Fate, and then followed it up with Silver Dragon to cap off the Blades of Leander trilogy. People wanted more though, so I began a second series called the Order of the Dragon and it grew to four books (all available now).

What's it about? A group of young adults, kids still by modern standards, that are forced to grow up fast by their environments. Marauding monsters, international plots and intrigue, and behind it all a menacing threat with an agenda that goes far beyond the dreams of farm boys and princesses.

Child of Fate is still flying off the virtual shelves these days, but what has me really excited is that after almost a year of working on it, the audiobook version is complete and available!

Now I've done audiobooks before. In fact I think I have five others out and more that are being worked on presently. Child of Fate isn't like any of those. It's not that it has some special sentimental place in my heart or anything, it's just a game changing book. I have to credit the narrator for that, Sean Wybrant. Sean did things with his voice for each character that made me laugh or gasp in amazement. Then when that wasn't enough (there are some talking fantasy monsters involved), he turned on the special effects and made them even more amazing. He blew me away, and his performance forced me to offer him the second book in the series.

So if you're in the mood to listen to an epic fantasy story told with such variety and skill that you can close your eyes and feel like you're there, please check it out. Just don't try that if you're listening to it while driving (the closing your eyes bit). I promise you won't be disappointed!

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