Because Malachi Still Sucks


I’m going to be honest, writing a book about Malachi Blake sucks.  Even writing a novella about him is like pulling out my own teeth.  He and I do not work well together; he’s willful, arrogant, and a pain in the ass.

However, Fortified Dreams gave me a different idea for the Reality side of the D&R books.  But I want the opinion of my readers before I proceed.

Both the SCTU and the VCU have caught a lot of serial killers in this series, far more than I have books for, several of them will be introduced in Fortified Dreams.  And all of those needed me to write backstories for them so that they could be logically included in Fortified Dreams.  I had to know about them.  For this purpose, I wrote several short stories (5,000 words or less), but most of them were begging to be longer (15,000-30,000).

They would be “origin” stories for those that are mentioned but not given their own books.  It would be told entirely from the serial killer’s perspective and would include what they did/liked, how they were caught and by whom.  Like the Dreams novels, the first chapter of each would probably be the graphic kill-style chapter and the rest would be their attempts to flee justice and where they screwed up.  Examples would be like the werewolf that the VCU caught in Indiana and the cannibal that like to invite his neighbors over…

Here’s where you come in:

If I wrote these longer stories and put 2 or 3 in a book, would you be willing to buy them?  If so, at what price?

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  1. I would definitely buy them.

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  2. Kimberly

     /  May 10, 2016

    Absolutely! Would love to read more stories from the D&R world. I would pay $2.99 for each book.

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  3. Sandy Gutierrez- Hall

     /  May 10, 2016

    Yes, and at whatever price. Your books are really a lot of fun to read.

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  4. kj92765

     /  May 10, 2016

    YES! I think price point should be based on the size of the book, but to be honest, I’d buy it no matter what.

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  5. Fae

     /  May 10, 2016

    OMG YES!!! I would definitely buy them. Regardless of price. More Malachai, Ace, Lucas and Gabriel. Definitely. I would also like to know how each agent found themselves in their current employment too as there is still so much to know about their history. Is this something that could be considered for the future novels??? Please. We know Ace’s history but no one else’s. I want to know more about the Wendigo???

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    • Some will be revealed when Fortified Dreams releases. 😉 Others can be revealed in these short stories, particularly Caleb Green’s. The wendigo will be harder, but I will figure out something to explain it better. I know the story and it’s pretty intense.

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      • Fae

         /  May 13, 2016

        Can’t wait Hadena. I’m now officially on the edge of my seat. Just finished Belladonna Dreams and have just read the opening chapter of Mutilated Dreams. Hoping Fortified is released before I’ve finished. Xx

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  6. Cliff Garretson

     /  May 10, 2016

    Yes I would buy them. The price would depend on the size of the book, but I would still buy them. Happily!!

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    • I’m thinking $0.99 for single stories or $2.99 for the collective groups of 2 or 3. Sadly, the $1.99 price tag loses me money, not makes it (which is why so few books are priced at it). However, the collectives will be almost as long as the Dreams novels (3 stories at 20,000 words each would be only about 10,000 words shorter than the goal for every Dreams novel where my goal is 65,000 to 75,000 words – Fortified Dreams is almost 85,000 and officially the longest book in the series, but it needed that many words).

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  7. Daryl Levison

     /  May 10, 2016

    I would totally buy any books that had anything to do with the dreams and reality series. I would also pay any asking price for them as they really are my favourite series of books.

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  8. Danielle

     /  May 11, 2016

    I would definitely buy these books. And your books are always reasonably priced I’d be happy to pay anything x

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  9. Yes…Yes I would…you could call them Tales from the Fortress….as far as pricing…you would need to decide that

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    • Actually, I’m considering grouping them by types of serial killers. So one book could be all werewolf style serial killers. And another could be all cannibal serial killers. 🙂

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