The manuscript for Extinguished is in final review and pre-orders begin July 20th! The official release date is August 1st. Does everyone remember my deal? No worries, I’m going to remind you anyway!
I will donate 50% of my royalties from all pre-order and first month sales to Hunt County first responders for their efforts in the aftermath of Greenville’s controversial tornado (yes, I’m still calling it a tornado). On top of that, Death’s Head Press is matching every dollar I donate to make it a full 100% royalty donation! What does that mean? Let’s break it down into numbers. We like numbers, right?
If the book retails for $10, Hunt County first responders will get $5 during the pre-orders and first month’s sales! Basically whatever is made between July 20th and September 1st. Will they buy new equipment? Will they throw a party? I don’t know and I don’t care! It will be their money to do whatever they want! They’ve earned it!
Some (stupid) people have accused this of being a publicity stunt to sell books. Let’s look at it like this. I’m going to sell books regardless. Why would I give up my own money for a publicity stunt? That sounds like something a stupid person would do, doesn’t it? Some (stupid) people have a lot of nerve, don’t they? I would never accuse them of doing that with their book (if they possessed the ability to write one (or read one, for that matter)). Dammit! It made me so mad, I just used a double parentheses!
What is Extinguished? Here’s the synopsis!
Angel Burns is a young fire fighter with a shrouded history. During a routine night at work, she accidentally stumbles upon a demonic ceremony that brings her memories out of hiding…as well as her repressed supernatural powers. Angel soon learns that her life was intended for something greater than extinguishing fires for mortals as she dives deeper into the demonic underworld. Now on the payroll of the Vatican, Angel embarks upon an epic quest to protect the Gutenberg Bibles from the clutches of evil. If successful, she will secure peace for generations to come. If she fails, the power of the ancient books will be unleashed to bestow an eternity of darkness upon all of humanity!
So far, I have six very positive beta reader reviews. My editor calls it ‘Wonder Woman meets Hellboy meets National Treasure’. I can live with that.
Not into dark fiction? That’s ok! We all know someone who is! Buy a copy for them instead! Put it on your bookshelf as a conversation piece! Stick it on the tank of your toilet so guests will have something to do when nature calls! Line the bottom of your ferret cage! Throw it at someone (is ‘throwing the book at someone’ still a thing?) In the end, are you really going to miss ten dollars? You’d probably just spend it at Starbucks and the word around the campfire is that they’re not big fans of first responders. Ah, the proverbial Facebook campfire…isn’t it wonderful? Nope.
Keep in mind that this is an adult book written for adults. There are dirty words in it. Quite a few if I remember correctly. There might even be a little bit of sex talk in it as well. There’s no nudity though because there aren’t any pictures. Words don’t look sexy with their clothes off anyway. Especially the letter ‘F’. It has that little thing protruding to the right and we all know what that’s supposed to be. The creator of the English language was a perv.
Also, this book has ties to my books A Taste Of Home, Far From Home, the upcoming Home Sweet Home, and my very first children’s book titled Cherish This Life. It will most definitely tie into the sequel titled Rekindled when I get around to writing it. That’s what sequels do.
When it’s all over, I will set aside a Saturday to come back to Greenville and autograph/personalize all of them! I’m sure my autograph isn’t worth much but it IS worth a $5 donation to Hunt County first responders!
Keep an eye on http://cderickmiller.com and all of my social media pages for more upcoming details! Don’t forget. JULY 20th! Peace.