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C'mon you apes, do you wanna READ forever?

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Hello is the only way to get hard copies of both is off Amazon? I would have to ask my friend to get copues for me...i dont amazon..
I dont recall where the thread on your second book was...think it had its own??
Thank you in advance.
 

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Hello is the only way to get hard copies of both is off Amazon? I would have to ask my friend to get copues for me...i dont amazon..
I dont recall where the thread on your second book was...think it had its own??
Thank you in advance.
I think he stated in another thread that Barnes and Noble has it. I've already got mine and enjoyed both books.
 

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Passed along the first book to my teenage son after I read it. He loved it. I’m reading the sequel on Kindle now.
Awesome! I wrote it with the intent that my kids could read it. Thus, no sex, no F-bombs, just lots of fun violence and adventure. I just figure why make something crude when I don't have too?

Besides, my pastor wanted to read it and I didn't need a sermon about me one Sunday morning.

Hello is the only way to get hard copies of both is off Amazon? I would have to ask my friend to get copues for me...i dont amazon..
I dont recall where the thread on your second book was...think it had its own??
Thank you in advance.
Sorry for the delay. Shame on me. StickP is correct, you can get copies off Barnes and Noble and some other sites. Just google 'West of Prehistoric'.. I think Ebay has some used copies floating around out there.

And the sequel thread:

Some wild-eyed, five-foot tall lunatic with pink hair grabs your shirt and screams up at you,"Have you paid your dues?"
 

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Random bit of news and an ask of the community.

Still waiting on the audio book to come out. I didn't get a choice for who'd narrate, the publisher basically picked out the guy, sent me the audio sample, and said "This is the guy doing you're book."

Now for the ask - if you have FB and feel up to it, add me. Author Erik Testerman. I'm running a giveaway this week for a signed copy, and I'll look pretty stupid if only a couple people click the like button to enter it. :p


I also posed the 'book to win' with a FAL. So there's that book/gun porn combo to eyeball. (Yeah, yeah, it's a DSArms...)
 

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When's the third book coming out, boss? I need to know why Jed's girl's mom slapped him like that.
I'm hoping to have it in print by the end of the year. Part of that depends on the publisher and how fast they get it to print... the rest depends on me finishing the danged thing. (I was able to write a couple thousand words today while my daughter napped. Woop!)
 

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Audio book is out. And it appears to be on sale for $7.47 instead of the 20 plus bucks it usually is.

(At roughly 14 hours long, you get quite the bang for your buck.)

AND best of all?

It's read by a guy who narrated a TON of Homosexual Romance novels who sounds like Clint Eastwood. So you know he can sweet talk your ear drums. (HEY! I didn't pick him... the publisher did!)


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LBMV4J4/?tag=akfnfal-20
 

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Geez... Update time.

First Book - West of Prehistoric - I'm pushing for a graphic novel. It's a long shot, but it'd be badass. ;)

Second Book - Enter Prehistoric - Getting the audio treatment now, should be out around Feb.

Third Book - Taming Prehistoric - I REALLY wanted to finish this by the end of the year. But due to my job, that's not going to be possible. Still, I'm beating that keyboard like it owes me money and advancing towards the finish line. Looking at hitting print around March.

Fourth Book - Yet Unnamed - Got a very basic outline and a ton of ideas. I don't think this series will end at four books, that was the original plan, but the world I've created has grown massive and there's a lot of playing to do in my sandbox. Goal - End of 2022.

Unrelated Book - I need to expand my resume, and I've got a list of ideas to think on. As usual, it will be toxic masculine sort of stuff. Because that's the only stuff I'm ever going to write about. Probably gonna go with my WWII, Pacific Island, Marines vs Japs vs Sea Monsters, concept... because it sounds awesome and I have an entire plot outlined already. Goal - End of 2022.


So, how's it going as this whole... writing hobby-thingy?

Pretty good. I'm going to talk to a CPA soon about starting a business. Because I'm selling a lot more books than I thought I would, making a lot more money than expected, and taxation is theft.

What else...

Ah yes.

Third book. Taming Prehistoric... The Spirit of Christmas has compelled me to release the first dozen or so pages.


It should go without saying, SPOILERS included in that. So if you ain't read the first two books, shame on you. But it should give you a taste of my writing style.
 

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I actually finished the third book a couple weeks ago. Then I let it 'simmer' while I took a breather and began working on my WWII Sea Monster book.

Now I'm giving it a final 'one over' before submitting to the publisher this weekend. I expect it will be in print by early April. That's one of the perks of working with an Indie press, I don't have to wait a year to a year and a half for my book to fit into the big publisher's print schedule.

And continuing my frivolous tradition of putting art in the books, here's this awesomeness from Lorin Michki of Drawn Fire Art.



I highly recommend his website, https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lorin21.

He has lots of badass art and is constantly updating his site.

I have his 'Four Horseman' print on my wall in my writing room.



Anyways. Cheers to you all.
 

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Getting one for my nephews, I'll have to get book 2 when the paperback is available. I've got a couple of small projects I've been working on too. I should get back to the story because what is a writer that isn't writing?
 

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Getting one for my nephews, I'll have to get book 2 when the paperback is available. I've got a couple of small projects I've been working on too. I should get back to the story because what is a writer that isn't writing?
Book two is available in paperback. :)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096BJCMGD/?tag=akfnfal-20

I think I have book 2 in paperback?
Waiting for #3.
It's worth it. :) Should be in print in a couple of months.

Tentatively... this is the back cover. Subject to change as I don't like the second to last line still.


Axemen. Norsemen. Vikings.

Whoever they are, Jedidiah Huckleberry Smith doesn't care.

But with the possibility of a pardon on the table, he knows that he'd better do everything he can to prove his worth. Which means leading a civilian expedition, this time along the coast of Prehistoria, towards a mysterious warrior tribe whom the apes fear.

He ain't going alone though.

Along for the ride are some friends... and former enemies.

And if the gun smoke gets too thick, Jed is always willing to resort to baring his teeth and going in swinging.

Because Prehistoria will be tamed, one way or another.
 

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Update time.

Audible book for Book Two just dropped.

It's stupid expensive, so I recommend using Audible Unlimited. Much cheaper at $15/month. And you can get a free 30 day trial to listen to the books then cancel. (Play the game, don't let the game play you.)

New book covers! I'm really excited about that. Especially the Griswold & Gunnison revolvers. (I've wanted one ever since I watched Hell on Wheels) Not sure what the third book cover looks like just yet, but it's gonna continue this awesome theme.

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Book Three - Titled 'Taming Prehistoric'. Actually, I just signed the contract today on it. Now it goes to the editors, then back to me for changes, then to the format guru's, then back to me to approve, then it goes to print. I expect 2-3 months depending on how backlogged the editor/format people are. So April/May?

Book Four - Book Three had the best ending I've ever written. And I was so excited that after I finished it, I kept going and knocked out about 5,000 words into book four. So, it has begun.

WWII Pacific Island Marines Sea Monster Book(not the actual title) - This is just a stand alone book idea I've been putting off for a couple years. But the plot has been written and I've begun to flesh it out some.


2022 Goals - Finish Book Four and the WWII Sea Monster Book!
 

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Random used gun purchase. A nice 1970 Uberti 1858 Remington... beginning my new foray into black powder guns.



They also had this beauty, which REALLY wanted to come home with me. But alas, my bank account simply laughed at me.
 

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Third book is out as of... today.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YK6D566/?tag=akfnfal-20

Kindle version is out now.
Paperback will be out in a couple of days. I just approved the formatting. (like 15 minutes ago.)
Audio will be out in a couple of months.

This is pretty cool, I was expecting a May release but they bumped it up to April.

Enjoy everyone. :)





"Axemen. Norsemen. Vikings.

Whoever they are, Jedidiah Huckleberry Smith doesn't care.

But with the possibility of a pardon on the table, he knows that he'd better do everything he can to prove his worth. Which means leading a civilian expedition, this time along the coast of Prehistoria, towards a mysterious warrior tribe whom the apes fear.

He ain't going alone though.

Along for the ride are some friends... and former enemies.

But first, they are going to make a little visit to the site of their greatest defeat for some payback.

Because Prehistoria will be tamed, one way or another."
 

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Random update.

Walmart is selling Book III 'Taming Prehistoric' on their website. Not sure what that's all about. I hear it's some sort of weird Amazon/Walmart book exchange or some such craziness.



In other news, West of Prehistoric just passed 200 reviews on Amazon at 4.6/5 stars. Actually, all THREE books have a 4.6/5 stars review. Not sure how that works out, other than my lovers and haters are consistent.

And I'm on Instagram now. Add me if you're curious.


(I have more than 1 post and 1 follower ;)... this was just my creation picture I screen grabbed.)


ALSO - I've some Kindle copies of West of Prehistoric still available for free if anyone wants one.
 

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I was interviewed for a new podcast for a new publishing company.

Kind of neat, lots of fun.


Back to the grind for Book Four. Because I need to get it off my plate and get to BOOK FIVE. (Which is so awesomely outlined)
 
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