I’ve broken all the rules (again) by not saying much about the re-release of my first published book under a new name. (Getting the flu and dealing with some other ‘life interruptions’ will do that sometimes…) BUT HERE IT IS!
CONSPIRACY OF BONES is out in all ebook formats and available everywhere ebooks are sold!
But it gets better…
It is FREE!
Yup. This is the recently revised and re-published version of my first published novel AND THE BEAT GOES ON. (Only with a new name. No more ‘Sonny and Cher’ references!) I received the rights back to this book last year but have finally just gotten to getting it prepped and ready for re-publication. It’s the same gripping story, but with significant improvements. (At least in my mind.) I’ve learned a few things in the past eight years since it first released and I’ve grown as a writer, so I knew that when the time was right, I wanted to revise and re-release it.
For those who haven’t read the first version, here is the blurb:
Canadian born archaeologist Mark Graham unearths a remarkable discovery while at a dig in the mountains of Zimbabwe – pterodactyl remains and giant human bones buried together. Speculation leads to the possible existence of a mythical race known as ‘Nephilim’, a pre-flood people alleged to have descended from both gods and men. But skepticism and sabotage delay Mark and his team as the dig site is compromised, putting their discovery – as well as Mark’s very life – in grave danger. Deceived and framed by trusted friends and colleagues, Mark struggles to safeguard his findings and protect his reputation in order to unearth the mystery behind the bones.
Amazon (still at 79 cents but will soon be free.)
Paperback coming soon!
I’ve had an interest in creationism since I became a Christian back in the eighties. I was alerted early on to the discrepancy between what I had been taught to believe in school and what the Bible had to say. Often the best that I was told was, ‘Just have faith’. This wasn’t good enough for me, and so began many years of reading and research into the topic, culminating in my fictional novel AND THE BEAT GOES ON. It turns out there is lots of information out there, some favouring a ‘Young Earth’ model and some an ‘Old Earth’ model of creationism. Of course, there is evidence for both and when listening to either argument, one could be easily ‘convinced’ due to all the ‘so called’ facts. I’ve always been one to let God be God and not try to figure everything out. I think we may all be surprised one day, if and when He chooses to reveal all those secrets.
However, too many people believe blindly in evolution and its so called ‘evidence’ simply because no one has ever pointed out that there could be a plausible alternative. Actually, that’s not exactly true – most people who do question evolution are labeled as religious quacks and discounted before even getting a chance to present anything. It’s really so unfortunate, because if anyone with any brains at all stopped for a minute and just looked at the world around them, there really is no other alternative than to believe in some kind of intelligent design. The probability is SO great that it literally could not have happened. Yet, for some reason, if we throw in that magic and elusive element – time – people will believe anything. How does stretching our thinking past comprehendible time limits make it any more likely?
As a long standing fan of Science Fiction (okay I admit it, I was a Trekkie) it seems like even that genre can at least embrace the possibilities, even if not in the strictly ‘religious’ context. (Any one remember ‘Q’?) Intelligent Design is so sensible, with or without the aspect of Diety, although I suppose it does finally lead to one conclusion: If someone or something out there has the capacity to create the universe in all its complexity, then they are probably worthy of some kind of allegiance, if not worship. As a believer in creation from a Christian perspective, I suppose God in his wisdom chose to let some things remain a mystery. If we could figure everything out then there wouldn’t be any room (or need) for faith. And so I am content to know that God made the universe in His own time, whatever that might mean.
And the Beat Goes On will soon be re-released (with improvements!) under a new title: Conspiracy of Bones. Look for it early in 2017!