Friends and fans I've had a Hell of an adventure recently from the Middle East to Equatorial Guinea. I thought New Orleans was hot before these places. But I can say after massive humidity and rain in EG, I was wrong. Great writing material though for my future books. Works to come:
1) The Lightning Bug
2) A Walk With the Crescent and the Cross
3) Moth in the Burning Flame
Quotes to get the blood pumping:
A man of his times with one virtue and a thousand crimes.--Lord Byron "The Corsair"
The hero, the villain, or modern tragic character. A modern Achilles who inflicts his own arrow.--Romanus "The Wings of the Seraph"
New Orleans is that one hot chick in the bar with a serpent tattoo and hot pink hair that you know is crazy but you pick her up anyway as she kicks in a bathroom door to pee. You know the relationship is going to burn up and flame out quick. But what a Hell of a ride.-Max Faucheaux "Shadow Ghosts of the Moonlight"
Agents, fans, and, what the Hell, even critics can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
JCS87 has this great website you should check out called byondepic.com . She put it together to advertise her own great works and to help out her fellow writers. She did a fantastic job!
Thank you fans and friends for your support of "The Devil Of Black Bayou", "The Wings of the Seraph", and "Shadow Ghosts of the Moonlight". Your comments, backing, and critiques have made me a better writer. I will continue to add my friends and thank them but here are a few great writers and great teachers not in any specific order and all gave some great advice:
Stephen King (Academy of Sacred Heart 11/12/2011 Thanks!)
Brian Bandel (Great editing advice before I read "On Writing".)
Kara Goldthorpe (Thanks for all your encouragement!!)
JCS 87 (Thanks for the shout out on byondepic.com!!)
Lucy Middlemass (Fantastic editor and teacher!!!)
Sandie Newman (Great fan and supporter!)
Melissa Simonson (Razor's edge, no b.s. edits, good writer!)
and many more to come......
If I owe you a review please let me know. If I owe you a follow up let me know too. If I owe you money, well I'm in the Gulf of Mexico in twelve foot seas and will have to get back to you.
I threw my heart and soul into "The Wings of the Seraph". It's more than a horror/mystery/romance novel. It's a nostalgic look back to my grandfather's farm in Bayou L'Ourse, La. It's a magical place I've spent my whole adult life trying to get back to. The story itself was inspired by my late uncle, Jay LeBlanc, who was a mischevious cowboy that liked to tell gargoyle stories on our ride back from the eastern woods of the ranch. For added effect he'd bang on the roof and really get us to squeal. Thanks always Uncle Jay!
The books I've written and are writing are based on real people and based on real travel experiences minus the supernatural creatures to come. Also I see each book as an opportunity to entertain and enlighten the reader on Louisiana histrory, politics, and culture.
Dorrance Publishing, Diabolic Publishing, and Samhain Publishing are looking over my work. Dorrance is offering a "vanity fair" contract and the other publishers have been entertained. We shall see what the best contract will be.
Currently "The Devil Of Black Bayou" is on Kindle and is in final proofread for Amazon.
If you enjoyed the novel on here then the remaining novel with many added chapters and plot twists is fully available on the site.--JL
Duma Key, A Stained White Radiance, Sunset Unlimited, Jolie Blon's Bounce, In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead, Bag Of Bones, Love In the Time Of Chlorea, Tarzan, Hearts In Atlantis, Salem's Lot, Art Of War, The Last Gulf, The State Of Africa, The Grapes Of Wrath, Dante's Inferno, A Seperate Peace, The Old Man And The Sea, 11/22/63, Creole Belle
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