Now Available: The Chronicles of Bob: The Chronic Suicidal

Hey folks.

I wanted to drop a surprise—a treat if you will—and release the digital version of The Chronicles of Bob: The Chronic Suicidal.

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The Kindle, Paperback, and Hardcover version will be released in November (30). The Kindle cover art will be the same, whereas the print version will be different. As a special introductory invitation sort of deal…I made it available for $0.99.

I invite you to dig deep and find your balls, nuggets, goods—whatever you got, and read Bob’s tale.

Happy Friday tomorrow for some of you, and the rest…my condolences.

Until next time,

RJM

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Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle — UK Promo

Timeline of Things to Come

Greetings, salutations, and heyo!

It’s been a little while since I posted here versus the Publishing site. As I stated before, with the Kickstarter going off and whatnot, I was going to promote it relentlessly.

Hindsight being 20/20 I probably should have kept promoting Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle longer and some more behind the scenes things…but oh well. Regardless, the book will come out, it’s just another hurdle to overcome. It’s something that happens I suppose.

Now, besides that setback, I wanted to share a list of things to come…

Note: prepare for a lot of new… You may get tired of the word.

To sum up the newness of new with a side of new, so you can, therefore be tired of the word new. NEW! Some will be a continuation of some other short stories, similar to what I had outlined in my prior “Future Titles and Works.”

Things that are completed or are on the slab for completion.

  • The next chapters and conclusion of The Mysterious Stranger.
  • The next chapters and conclusion of The Lodestone Files.
  • Sinclair Gets His Rolex.
  • Multiple Heroes and Villains stories!
  • There will be more stories involving Dana and Walter.
  • Johnny “Nightwalker” is going, going…and going.
  • The Chronicles of Bob: The Chronic Suicidal is completed. No, not right now, there is still more.
  • The current season completion of The Diary of the Wasteland Bear God. The first season will be archived after a few months and will be turned into a lovely little pamphlet to hand out for long Sunday walks, and to ring your bell at 5 AM on every weekday.
  • The prequel to Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle is finished and is given a TBD date of release. The title is still being worked out. I hate giving titles out.
  • A collection of short stories, poetry, random thoughts, and more is completed and will be available shortly.

Things that are coming up on deck…

  • My tale of Chucky’s Origins
  • Pandemic Tales, a small collection of a few stories which involve viral fun.
  • A romantic comedy that pushes the boundaries of the absurd.
  • A (so far) 600+ page epic post-apocalyptic fantasy science fiction story. Working title: Decrepit World
  • Several other post-apocalyptic stories.
  • Several new short stories.

And more…

Whew. There we have it, folks. It might not seem like a lot but really it is. I will also be continuing to add more ideas and inspirations to my list as they seem fit. I’m excited. Some people I know are excited. I would like you to be excited! Weekends are also exciting. And apparently, my phone at the moment is exciting because my youngest, Aeris, is trying to steal my phone, while my oldest, Zelda, laughs. Kids.

Until next time, folks.

RJM

Cover image for The Lodestone Files: The Things in the Shadows by Robert J. S. T. McCartney

What Would You Say to…Free?

Cover image for The Lodestone Files: The Things in the Shadows by Robert J. S. T. McCartney

They lurk in the shadows. They could be anyone…or anything.

Hello, everyone.

The ebook version of the novelette The Lodestone Files: The Things in the Shadows has been released for free on Smashwords, iBooks, and Amazon.

You can download it here and choose your format.

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Description:

Idris Sinclair lives a rather typical life; helping his family run their cherished diner. However, all the normalness he knows in life is about to go straight out the window when he happens to break into an abandoned van in the restaurant’s parking lot. He discovers a small weapon’s stockpile and various files, involving affairs foreign to him.

As night begins to set in, the family is involved in one of our government’s most heinous and dastardly secrets involving entities, not of this world.

It walks among us. It could be anyone—or anything. Suspect everyone you know, or you pass on the street. There is nowhere where you are safe. Run all you want; it will only make you taste more delicious to it.

It’s too late. It already knows where you are.

It’s. Here.


 

I hope you enjoy the story. There will be a continuation of this story. Don’t worry. 😉

Look for Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle coming soon.

RJM

The Final Countdown! Last Excerpt of Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle.

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I know I haven’t posted a blog post much “here” as I have over on A.B.Normal Publishing. I’ve been busy doing some other short stories, and getting outlines done, while making sure everything is ready for the Kickstarter for Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle.

I wanted to share the final raw excerpt before it goes through ch-ch-changes and gets red inked to death. So, here you go!


Dana flipped through the newspaper, sighing at the uninteresting articles. Another tragedy? The whole goddamn world is a tragedy. Give me something worth reading on this goddamn toilet paper. The rain beat angrily on the car, as rhythmically as a tribal ceremony, with the flashes of lightning here and there, painting the various gray-streaked sky. Dana leaned forward, looking up towards the heavens through the windshield of the car, noting the giant blobs that pooled together and were then swept away clean by the windshield wipers. He sighed again and let himself collapse back into the car seat. He looked over to his left, waiting for Walter to come out from the coffee shop. Goddamn it, Walter! What the hell are you doing, ordering the whole damn store? Dana rubbed his forehead and glanced back up to see Walter scurrying in the rain to the car. Walter opened the driver’s side door and got in, handing a warm paper coffee container to Dana; setting down a white and brown paper bag beside himself, placing his jumbo coffee cup in the cup holder. Walter buckled his seatbelt, giddy as a schoolgirl. Licking his lips, he reached for his ‘goody bag.’ “Don’t eat it all in one sitting now, Walt.” Dana jokingly jabbed Walter.

Walter sighed and slowly drifted his gaze at Dana, annoyed, “Are you seriously going to do that, every damn time I get a few doughnuts? I mean c’mon Dana.”

Dana snickered at Walter, “Easy, Walter, easy.I’m just pulling your leg, Walt. Don’t go having a coronary on me.”

Walter mumbled something incoherently about a ‘third leg’ as he reached into the paper bag, and grabbed a giant frosted raspberry jelly doughnut. He eyed it, having already turned ‘ignore Dana mode’ on, and then took a massive bite from it. “Mmm, this one, mmm, man, it’s so great.” Walter licked his lips, catching bits and pieces of jelly.

Dana shook his head at the sight of his partner’s eating matters. “Walt, use a damn napkin man. God, you are acting like a dog.”

“Yeah, well, at least I’m housebroken,” Walter mumbled, to which Dana grinned.


I hope you all join me in helping raise the necessary funds to get Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle out in your hands, and the hands of folks around the globe.

See you all Tuesday!

RJM

My Three Lights

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In a world consumed by darkness,

There are but three beacons to pierce the veil.

In a world consumed by sadness,

There are but three beacons that enable me to prevail.

In a world consumed by misguided anger,

There are but three beacons which chain me to stability.

In a world consumed by madness,

There are but three beacons which help me practice humility.

 

In my world there are but three lights,

There to help me get through my trying times.

Where they exist at such great heights,

Because you will need help often than not, not just sometimes.

 

For what I once was,

For who I am now.

I am better now because of my three lights.

 

 

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[Free Ebook] The Lodestone Files: The Things in the Shadows

Cover image for The Lodestone Files: The Things in the Shadows by Robert J. S. T. McCartney

They lurk in the shadows. They could be anyone…or anything.

Hello, everyone.

The ebook version of the novelette The Lodestone Files: The Things in the Shadows has been released for free on Smashwords, iBooks, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

You can download it here and choose your format.

Alternatively, you can click “here” for listing formats below.
Click here for .PDF
Click here for .doc
Click here for .txt
Click here for .epub
Click here for .mobi

For iBook users, click here.

For Amazon users, click here.

For Barnes and Noble, click here.

I hope you enjoy the story. There will be a continuation of this series.

Look for Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle coming soon.

RJM

 

Apple

"Apples" Photo by Esther Groen. Esther Groen has no affiliation with me or A.B.Normal Publishing Media Group, nor do they support my work and/or practices.

Photo by Esther Groen. Esther Groen has no affiliation with me or A.B.Normal Publishing Media Group, nor do they support my work and/or practices.

Available in red, green and more. Delicious. Crispy and juicy. Baked like a pie, or smothered in caramel and sometimes dipped in nuts, and comes as other confectionary goods. Good in any form. Especially from the tree.*

*Wash before you eat. 😉

Blood

"Blood Cells" Photo by Andrew Mason. Andrew Mason has no affiliation with me or A.B.Normal Publishing Media Group, nor do they support my work and/or practices.

Photo by Andrew Mason. Andrew Mason has no affiliation with me or A.B.Normal Publishing Media Group, nor do they support my work and/or practices.

The serum that flows within our veins and helps give us life. It links us, as family and is an alleged bond. It is forensic evidence, life to others, and the preferred choice by vampires. Red by oxygen, blue by carbon dioxide. Recycled until the cycle of life ends.

Life

"Cemetery" Photo by Createsima. Createsima has no affiliation with me or A.B.Normal Publishing Media Group, nor do they support my work and/or practices.

Photo by Createsima. Createsima has no affiliation with me or A.B.Normal Publishing Media Group, nor do they support my work and/or practices.

It comes and goes with each breath. From the smallest of cells to the biggest of beasts. A cycle in which we exist only for a moment.

A series of events and experiences most will endure. Others long, some short, and some something will never get through. Though normal, it must end, but it’ll keep going, through a new way. Still, things will turn out OK.