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Greetings, Bearers!

I can now say that the second part of my Doctor Who fanfic piece is now finished, and now available at THIS LINK.

Part one to the Story is located HERE.

And if you’d like to read the entire story without interruption, feel free to check out the PDF file for the story just below my signature.

Now go get your Whovian fix and let me know what you think of it! :D

See you in the Vein!

J. Dean

DoctorWho

Greetings, Bearers!

Looking forward to another relaxing break from the everyday, as I hope that you are as well. I and the family will be putting in some well-deserved down time from the daily grind and enjoy our Christmas and New Year’s (save for the fact that Michigan is not in a bowl game this year :( . Hopefully that will change as soon as Jimmah gets home… because he will…. I think…)

Anyway, to celebrate, I’m running a special half-off coupon between now and Jan 1st for you to enjoy. All of my full-length novels and my short story collection Alternate Endings are fifty percent off for the next twelve days. So take advantage of it while you can.

Here’s the coupon list. Remember, though, that these coupons only work for the Smashwords link, so you’ll have to get them from there rather than Amazon or Barnes and Noble (fortunately the Smashwords ebooks are compatible with all e-readers).

50% off coupons on smashwords.com
The Summoning of Clade Josso: FG57B
The Summoning of Old Velt: KH64E
The Summoning of Kran: FX48P
Alternate Endings: VE39A

So use, enjoy, and spread the word!

Have a great Christmas and a great New Year, and you’ll be hearing from me come January!

And no peeking at your presents! (Okay, that’s more directed at myself than anybody else…)

See you in the Vein!

J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

I have some good (almost great) news: The Summoning of Clade Josso cover reissue is now complete, and is available for ebook on Smashwords and Amazon! Check it out, and if you’ve been waiting to purchase it, now is the time!

And I GREATLY appreciate the feedback about the MUCH IMPROVED cover! People are loving it and drooling over it! That’s good!

“Wait, J.” you may be saying, “Why is that good but not great?”

Because I’m still waiting on the cover to be taken by Barnes and Noble :(. Not sure what’s going on with it, but I’m trying to get that squared away.

However, if you get it on Smashwords, you’ll still get a readable version with the new cover. So check it out and enjoy!

And on to the second piece: the Star Wars teaser. Yes, I realize that I’ve said to family and friends that I didn’t want ANY glimpse of anything from J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film. I said that I would stand firm and avert my eyes and ears from any clues and images that would give away spoilers and ruin my anticipation.

But I caved. Sue me. :D

If you’ve not seen it, check it out. It’s pretty much available anywhere, like Youtube and what not, so sit back and enjoy a little taste of what I hope to be a Magnum Opus that occurs in a galaxy far, far away…

(Now, if there happens to be a polar bear or a smoke monster in the movie…)

So get out there and watch it.

See you in the Vein!

Greetings, Bearers!

Continuity, continuity, continuity: if there is anything that needs to be addressed by writers of books, screenplays, etc., it’s the dire need to pay attention to the fine details, and this is ESPECIALLY true of those of us who write in the science fiction and fantasy genres, where the readers are oftentimes the most exacting and demanding (and rightly so) of their authors to put together a plot that makes sense in the midst of an imaginary world that makes sense. No matter how far out there the concepts and the characters are, there still has to be (in addition to character development and a strong plot) the stable base of consistency which provides for the audience a sure footing in an alien world.

So when we as writers develop our details, establish our laws of physics and science (or lack thereof), and put together the what and the why of our characters’ motivations and actions, we MUST. BE. CONSCIOUS. OF. CONSISTENCY.

Because nobody likes to read a story (or watch one unfold on the silver screen or the television) in which the obvious is overlooked, or the decisions are made without a sense of logic, or where a previous plot point is countermanded by a neglected line uttered by the character which makes the audience members pull their hair out and shake their heads crying out “Are you really serious!?!?!?”

Enter CinemaSins.

I stumbled across these guys a little while back, and have watched several of their videos. While some of their comments are off-hand roasts or inside jokes (note the “Doctor Who” reference in the video review of Oculus), others are good criticisms of inconsistencies in plot, setting, dialogue, etc., that kill the suspension of disbelief. If you are a writer, I STRONGLY suggest watching their videos and taking note of some of the things they address, as they have more than once nailed movies for writing mistakes that could have been avoided with a little bit of thought and logic.

I appreciate these guys for doing this stuff, even if some of my movies do end up losing a bit of their lustre (I REFUSE to watch their analysis of The Avengers, though).

So watch and enjoy. And keep on enjoying my published works as well. Let me know your thoughts!

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

GREETINGS, BEARERS!!!!

(Do I sound excited, or what? :D )

And now the moment you were all waiting for, the moment that you, my precious and patient readers have been told about for a good long while. The moment that has taken many days, many hours, and many fatigued fingers worn away by typing, editing, re-editing, RE-RE-editing, and buffalo wings (gotta eat sometime!).

After all this time, I proudly present to you The Summoning of Kran: The Third Descent Into the Vein!!!! Now available HERE on Amazon.com, and HERE on smashwords.com. The barnes and noble link is not yet available, but if you own a nook you can still utilize the Smashwords website for the book.

A special thanks goes out to Mickey Goins, an associate of mine from the Tombs of Kobol website, who helped me out in a pinch to get this going. He did a heck of a job, and has my eternal gratitude… and his choice of liquid refreshment should the opportunity for the two of us to meet face-to-face ever come about :) Thanks again, Mickey.

So to my readers out there, no more waiting!! Get on out there and get your copy! Let’s continue on with the adventures in the Vein! I hope you enjoy this long labor of love I have undertaken. Let me know what you think!!!

And now, I sit back and breathe…. for three seconds…

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!
I am now proud to announce that Surrealities II is now available on Smashwords.com for 99 cents! This is the second installment in the Surrealities series, which is a nod to the influence of serial shows such as The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Inner Sanctum, and other similar programs. This particular installment ventures into the realm of science fiction, with a pair of stories that touch upon the wondrous as well as the terrifying. I hope you enjoy it!

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

So here I was thinking that my routine would slow down after fall began, and that getting updates and books out would be easier for me to do.

Silly me.

On a better note, you can expect Surrealities part 2 to be released next week–no, seriously! It WILL be out! (I heard that snicker in the back of the room). I had a little… shall we say, “trouble”… with getting it prepped (If I told you the story, you wouldn’t believe me). But it will be ready for public consumption definitely by next week.

And The Summoning of Kran will also be ready soon as well. I’m waiting on some final alterations to the cover, and that will FINALLY be out (Boy, this whole “getting-your-book-out-in-a-timely-manner” thing is harder than I thought. You’d think I was neurotic about it or something… ;) ). Plus, my re-release of The Summoning of Clade Josso with its new cover will also be ready soon, so this is going to be a very productive fall for me (unlike my beloved Michigan Wolverines; anybody here know a good coaching staff?).

So hang in there, and keep reading. Let me know your questions, comments, thoughts, tailgating recipes, etc. at any time! And if you like what you’ve read from me (as a few have expressed), tell others about the books!

See you in the Vein!

J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

Two quick things:

1.) For those of you who supported me on Kickstarter, I’ll be sending the advanced copies of The Summoning of Kran tomorrow. Thank you for your support!

2.) Alex Rommel, who is working on my re-covering of The Summoning of Clade Josso, has (with my permission of course) displayed the cover in progress on DeviantArt.com! Click HERE to check it out if you’ve not yet seen it!

Okay, back to work. Things are coming along, my friends… bear with me :D

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

Enjoy THIS LITTLE TIDBIT from Deviantart! http://today.deviantart.com/art/The-Meeting-470999041

And prepare for some releases in the next few weeks! :D

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

HERE’S another great discovery from Deviant Art. Enjoy! And look for an update from me soon about a couple of upcoming releases!

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

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