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Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased a copy of RISING this week, and thank you to everyone who attended the RISING Book Release Party! I sincerely appreciate you, your kind words, and your generous support.

If it weren’t for you, I probably wouldn’t be a novelist. Hmmm… Okay, well, I’d probably still be a novelist. It’s my passion and I can’t imagine not writing novels. But I can say that, without you, it wouldn’t be nearly as fun. So thank you for your support and for continuing this journey with me! You mean the world to me!

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

You’re invited to the RISING Book Release Party on Sept. 17th in Monterey, Calif.!

The RISING Book Release Party will be held Saturday, Sept. 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, located at 499 Wave Street in Monterey (between Cannery Row and Lighthouse Avenue).

During the event:

  • Get a coupon for $1 off a glass of Pierce Ranch Vineyards wine when you buy a RISING or DARK SURF paperback (coupon is valid only during the event).
  • 20% of all paperback and T-shirt sales will be donated to Surfrider Monterey.
  • We’ll have RISING and DARK SURF paperbacks for sale, Graysuit T-shirts for sale, free drawings & more.
  • No host bar.
  • Free & open to the public, so bring your friends!

In RISING, the second novel in the DARK SURF series, several characters come to the Monterey Bay to battle—and a couple of characters get the opportunity to drink amazing wines from local wineries. Pierce Ranch Vineyards is one of four Monterey County wineries featured in the new novel, along with a few other familiar locations that locals will recognize and appreciate!

Come & join in the fun!

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

T.C. Zmak to be featured tonight on KRML Pub Talk!

I’m excited to announce that tonight, Sept. 14th, I’ll be a featured guest on KRML Pub Talk! Hosted by renowned beer travelers Merideth Canham-Nelson and Chris Nelson, the live radio program airs Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KRML 102.1FM/1410AM, and streams worldwide at krml.com.

Pub Talk is broadcast live from Peter B’s Brewpub in Monterey. Since RISING and DARK SURF are set along the coast in California and Hawaii, I can’t help but mention beer in the books (and some local wines are in RISING too)!

Peter B’s is located in Custom House Plaza at 2 Portola Plaza (behind the Portola Hotel and Spa) in downtown Monterey, Calif. Stop by & enjoy a pint during the show!

You can find more about beer geeks Merideth and Chris at thebeergeek.com. Merideth has a bimonthly column in the Monterey Herald focusing on the Monterey Bay beer scene; you can read her stories here. She is also the author of Teachings From the Tap: Life Lessons From Our Year in Beer—which, I’m happy to say, is part of my library.

And, if you missed it yesterday, here’s a direct link to buy RISING on Amazon:

Cheers!

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

RISING is now available on Amazon.com!

Today, Sept. 13th, is the official “launch day,” so let’s drive RISING up the best seller lists! Please click the Amazon button for a direct link to buy the paperback ($14.99) or ebook ($2.99): 

Here’s the description from the back cover to give you a sneak peek:

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Surfers are dying.
Graysuits are disappearing.
A new threat is rising.

In DARK SURF, rival surf clans went to war, leaving a wake of blood along the West Coast.

Now, in the aftermath of the Rogues’ devastating attack on the Nomads, the chase is on from California to Hawaii. Will Jake and Leilani catch Dean before he rebuilds his ranks and kills again? Will Skylar’s new romance be ripped apart by secrets and lies? Is Tristan gone forever? What terrifying predators lurk beneath the waves, ready to strike?

As archenemies battle, the body count climbs and new alliances are forged. But no one can escape the vicious circle of revenge—or the rise of a new enemy that threatens to destroy them all.

RISING is the second novel in the DARK SURF series.

 

Thank you for your support, and I hope you enjoy it!!!

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

RISING ebook (Kindle version) now available for preorder on Amazon.com!

RISING, the second novel in the DARK SURF series, will be released Sept. 13th on Amazon! You can preorder the ebook NOW in the Kindle Store! The paperback will be available on the Sept. 13th release day.

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I’ll also provide a link to purchase the paperback and Kindle ebook on DarkSurf.com on Sept. 13th. Let’s drive RISING up the bestseller charts on the day of its release! Be sure to tell your friends!

You can also purchase the paperback at the RISING Book Release Party on Sept. 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, located at 499 Wave Street in Monterey, Calif.! At the release party:

  • Get a coupon for $1 off a glass of wine when you buy a RISING or DARK SURF paperback at the event (coupon is valid only during the event)
  • 20% of all book and T-shirt sales will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation Monterey Chapter
  • We’ll have RISING and DARK SURF paperbacks for sale, Graysuit T-shirts for sale, free drawings, giveaways, and more
  • No host bar
  • Free & open to the public

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

RISING will be released Sept. 13th on Amazon.com!

It’s finally here (almost)! RISING, the second novel in the DARK SURF series, will be available as a paperback and Kindle ebook on Amazon.com on Sept. 13th! That morning, I’ll post a link right here at DarkSurf.com to make it easy to link directly to Amazon to purchase RISING. Let’s drive RISING up the bestseller charts on the day of its release! Be sure to tell your friends!

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You can also purchase the paperback at the RISING Book Release Party on Sept. 17th, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, located at 499 Wave Street in Monterey, Calif.! At the release party:

  • Get a coupon for $1 off a glass of wine when you buy a RISING or DARK SURF paperback (coupon is valid only during the event)
  • 20% of all book and T-shirt sales will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation Monterey Chapter!
  • We’ll have RISING and DARK SURF paperbacks for sale, Graysuit T-shirts for sale, free drawings, giveaways, and more!

RISING picks up right where the first novel left off … Will Jake and Leilani catch Dean before he rebuilds his ranks and kills again? Will Skylar’s new romance be ripped apart by secrets and lies? Is Tristan gone forever? What terrifying predators lurk beneath the waves, ready to strike? Find out next month!

Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

Mark your calendars! 

The Monterey Bay Book Signing Party for RISING will be Sat., Sept. 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, located at 499 Wave Street in Monterey, Calif.

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In RISING, the second book in the DARK SURF series, several characters come to the Monterey Bay to battle—and to drink amazing wines from local wineries. One of my personal favorites, Pierce Ranch Vineyards, is one of the wineries featured in the new novel—along with a few other familiar locations that locals will recognize and appreciate!

At the Sept. 17th Book Signing Party, we’ll have:
• RISING & DARK SURF paperback books for sale
• DARK SURF Graysuit T-shirts for sale
• Free bookmarks & bumperstickers
• Free drawings
• No-host bar

The party is open to the public, so please spread the word & invite your friends. The more, the merrier!

 

Pierce Ranch Vineyards wines

Pierce Ranch Vineyards wines

And Pierce Ranch Vineyards‘ wines are truly amazing! I’ve been a fan since I tried the 2005 Tempranillo at a wine festival many years ago. Now I’m a member of the wine club—and I have so many favorites it’s difficult to choose which wine I like most. The Petite Sirah? Zinfandel? Cabernet Sauvignon? Tempranillo? So many awesome choices!

Come & join us on Sept. 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. and see for yourself!

Book Buzz – DARK SURF awards

The 2016 Hollywood Book Festival awards an Honorable Mention to DARK SURF!

Breaking news from Hollywood! DARK SURF just received its 6th award — an Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category of the 2016 Hollywood Book Festival!

The Hollywood Book Festival honors work worthy of consideration by the film, television and multimedia industries. The festival considers published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, young adult, how-to, spiritual, wild card, science fiction, biography/autobiography, sequels, genre-based, business, screenplays and history.

I’ve been invited to attend a private ceremony in Hollywood on August 18!

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Book Buzz – DARK SURF news & goings-on

Hey, Dark Surfers! I have a preview of RISING, the DARK SURF sequel, for you!

The cover artwork was created by Christopher Shy, who also did the artwork for DARK SURF. And the book was designed by graphic artist and photographer Steve Zmak.

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Here’s the description from the back cover to give you a sneak peek of the story:

Surfers are dying.
Graysuits are disappearing.
A new threat is rising.

In DARK SURF, rival surf clans went to war, leaving a wake of blood along the West Coast.

Now, in the aftermath of the Rogues’ devastating attack on the Nomads, the chase is on from California to Hawaii. Will Jake and Leilani catch Dean before he rebuilds his ranks and kills again? Will Skylar’s new romance be ripped apart by secrets and lies? Is Tristan gone forever? What terrifying predators lurk beneath the waves, ready to strike?

As archenemies battle, the body count climbs and new alliances are forged. But no one can escape the vicious circle of revenge—or the rise of a new enemy that threatens to destroy them all.

 

We’re in the final stages of proofreading. As soon as we’re done, we’ll send the book to print and announce a release date. You’ll be the first to hear!

Book Buzz – DARK SURF awards

Beach Book Festival names DARK SURF the 2nd place winner in General Fiction!

The 2016 Beach Book Festival has chosen the DARK SURF novel as the Runner-Up in the General Fiction category. This is the 5th award for DARK SURF!

Beach Book Festival

The Beach Book Festival considers books from major publishers, independent publishers and self-published authors, including fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, young adult, how-to, science fiction, romance, poetry, spiritual, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, history, business, health-oriented and wild card books.

Submitted works are judged for general excellence, i.e., the potential of the work to be an engaging beach read this summer season.

At the awards dinner, which will be held at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco on May 28, I’ll receive a framed certificate and get to meet the other authors being honored. Stoked!