First Book in Colin McCool Series Nearly Complete

Draft cover for Colin McCool and the Vampire DwarfI’m nearly done with the initial draft of the first book in the Colin McCool series, which is a YA urban fantasy series planned for a release of five titles in 2013-2014. It’s the sort of story that I really enjoyed reading as a teen (and that I still enjoy reading) filled with lots of adventure, mayhem, and magic. There are plenty of folklore elements as well, but I don’t want to give away too much just yet…

Needless to say, writing this book has been a lot of fun, and it’s a welcome break from some of the other works in progress I have going right now. While this book does have its dark moments, for the most part it’s a light and funny romp through a modern urban fantasy adventure that I think you’ll have a great time reading.

The thing I love most about this book is the pacing. The story moves fairly quickly, and 90% of the events happen in one day. I’m a big fan of books that have a lot of action, and this one has it to spare. Also, there’s a nice twist or two towards the end that (hopefully) will surprise my readers… but you’ll have to wait for the book to come out to find out what happens. 🙂

I’m finishing up the last few chapters this week, then I’ll start my edits, and hopefully send it off to my editor the following week. I am working with a very talented cover artist for the jacket design, but I’ll likely upload it to the Kindle store with a temporary cover so I can get it out while I’m working on the sequel (you can see the temp cover I designed above, featuring a scene from the book).

I’ll post an update when I finish the draft, and maybe even share a sample chapter or two. Stay tuned!

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