Hi all, I just finished a new Chris Carter short story – an “Altan Series Snippet” entitled “The Ghost of Tom Summers.” It was a blast to write and fun to find myself sitting in the Konacup Coffee Shop once again, looking on as the residents of Julian parade through Chris’ life over a few days in October 2008. The story takes place during the time frame of “Swords of Flame” with no references to the events of Books Two or Three.
Mayor Bill Thomason has finally roped Chris into attending a Julian Town Council meeting, but he also wants the retired Army Sergeant to check out the old Summers place just over the hill from his own house, because he’s been hearing from residents about a “ghost” prowling around the still-unfixed home that Chris had a hand in blowing up! That evening, Chris and Officer Sarah Medina stop out to the Summers house to see what they can find.
As noted in the title of this post, “The Ghost of Tom Summers” is a bonus story for my reader community only – so if you want a copy, hop over and sign up now. And enjoy! I feel a few more “Snippets” coming on over the summer…
Very excited to bring to you the next adventure in the Altan Series of action fantasy. In this tale we turn to the backstory of one Travis Moore – a perennial nineteen-year-old featured in “Swords of Flame” – book one of the series. His journey of discovery spans the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is not without great loss and tragedy…
I’m looking forward to bringing this novel to you on February 28th – in the meantime you can reserve your copy at Amazon at any time this month for the reduced price of $2.99.
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Very excited to announce that Book Two of the Altan Series – “The Babylon Revenge” – is out on Amazon!
If you are an advance reader please be sure to leave a review – this REALLY helps me get the word out.
This has been an exciting week working on final prep for the launch of book two in the Altan Series – The Babylon Revenge! My expectation is to release it this coming weekend on Amazon… and even better, the first draft of book three is done!
If you’re a reader, I’m looking for some folks to read and review The Babylon Revenge once it goes live online for sale. If you’re ready, please sign up here to join my online community of readers. Be sure to reply to my welcome email with your willingness to help with reviews.
Thanks so much to everybody for your wonderful support of my writing!
Very excited to show off my new cover of Book One of the Altan Series – Swords of Flame!
I’ll be relaunching SOF around the New Year on Amazon – sign up to get notified of the FREE promo days that’ll be happening in January, plus BONUS backstory content AND a free copy of Book Two – The Babylon Revenge!
Are you doing #NaNoWriMo?
Would love to hear about your project!
Here’s mine… almost 15,000 words as of today…
Travis: An Altan Series Story
Author: JR Geoghan
A prequel & origin story for one of the most endearing characters of the Altan Series of Christian Fantasy/Action novels!
Nineteen year-old Ohioan Travis Moore is a “citizen soldier” in 1863 who is captured during the bloody battle at Chickamauga Creek. Banished to a hell on earth called Andersonville Prison, Travis struggles to endure in the face of starvation, disease and a sadistic prison guard.
When events come to a head, Travis must face down his fear and instead embrace an uncertain future. From the lowlands of Georgia to the great plains of the old West, he will seek to find a way to avenge himself and those he left behind…even if it takes the rest of time.
The penultimate showdown in “Swords of Flame” takes place on the Wilshire area of Los Angeles, on the top floors of one of the tallest buildings in the Miracle Mile district and L.A. in general. The sun is setting as Chris, Sarah and Mac approach in the news chopper… and all Hell breaks loose. We’re talking guided missiles and gatling guns tearing up condos in sky…
(leaving the rest for you to read)
I used to love visiting the West L.A. area and my job with Robinsons-May Department Stores in the late 1990’s took me there – we had several stores sprinkling through Los Angeles. While I was more naturally an O.C. guy (give me Laguna any day of the week), I thought the energy in L.A. was invigorating. Speaking of energy, I distinctly remember standing in a parking structure one afternoon with a coworker when all the cars around us began rocking back-and-forth. We realized that the building was swaying in a mild earthquake! Lasted a minute or so but very weird. Another Wilshire memory is visiting the famous La Brea tar pits – a couple of times. This is one of the best spots to learn about “real” L.A. history.
In another part of the story, Governor Thomas Gage was visited by a tall mysterious blonde stranger and offered something he couldn’t refuse. Gage, an ex-movie star, had a gorgeous home in West L.A. overlooking the Wilshire area and the 405 Freeway that he shared with his wife and daughter Angela. When everyone’s fate ends them up on the top of the shot-up building on Wilshire Boulevard, clearly something bad is going to happen. Chris and Sarah, our heroes, are from faraway Julian in the San Diego mountains but they need to make things right with the Gages as Swords of Flame comes to it’s climax!
Very excited to announce that my novel Swords of Flame is now available in eBook format AND paperback!
I must admit to being pretty excited to actually hold a copy in my hands…