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More teasers from the rough draft of Slayers of the Devil Dragon

posted Jul 18, 2013, 7:51 PM by Mike Zimmerman

Another week with more drafting.  Writing has been so much fun!  I really missed this part of the process.  It has been very liberating.  My characters have some dark times on the horizon! 
 
Also been shopping Dracula's Apprentice to a few publishers.  I am anxiously awaiting their replies and hopefully I will be sharing one of those replies with all of you!
 
As promised, here are some more teasers from Slayers.
 
"I grabbed my flint lock and a silver saber.  Best to be ready for anything--live or dead.  I took a deep breath before opening the door to harness my senses.  Yes; the vampire cure had saved my soul and robbed me of vampiric powers:  But with extreme focus, my hearing, sight, and smell remain slightly above human limits.  After a few moments I could tell--this man had no pulse."
 
"What is it that you seek, vampire?"
"She wishes to know the location of the hammer."
"A weapon?  What hammer?"
"The Hammer of Witches.  I do not know this item by description; only by name."
 

Draft in progress and research continues!

posted Jul 11, 2013, 8:19 PM by Mike Zimmerman

Been hard at work with Slayers!  I welcome the challenge of managing so many characters and their personal timelines.  Also, as a treat, since this post regrettably will be so short, a taste of the rough draft for Slayers of the Devil Dragon!

“Morning breaks once more and I am restless.  No—not from the slaying.  It cannot be.  The digging, breaking in, staking, sneaking, hammering, decapitating; most of that is done during the day, while the sun is allied with me.”

“Restless nights come from restless dreams; my nightmares.  Well, nightmare.  The same one reoccurring each night.  As sure as the dark clouds will open to bring rain to the fields, so too will the darkness of night bring my torture. 

“I feel as though every bit of moisture, of humanity, is being ripped away through my flesh.  I scream and cry out for it to stop, but in vain.  I drink her sweet warm red nectar as it flushes my tongue and pallet.  The taste is…exquisite; electrified with fear radiating from her body.”

Dark times on the horizon friends.  J

Location scouting for Slayers of the Devil Dragon

posted Jun 26, 2013, 7:29 PM by Mike Zimmerman

This week has been a lot of fun.  I am finding tons of interesting and historical places to send my characters to.  Potential locations for Slayers includes Cluj, Cachtice Castle, and Avignon, France!  Did you know the Popes called that home for a while?  Also put together my first outline for the story.  A lot of different personalities are coming together for this adventure.  Some cannot be trusted.  People we thought we knew in Dracula's Apprentice might not be exactly who we remember.  Make sure you are checking in weekly to catch the updates. 

Slayers of the Devil Dragon

posted Jun 20, 2013, 12:30 PM by Mike Zimmerman

I am very happy to announce that I have started to gather new ideas for the follow up to Dracula's Apprentice, tentatively titled, Slayers of the Devil Dragon! It is so much fun to be back in research mode again. I love looking up new history for my characters to explore and new locations for them to interact with. i have a feeling they will be heading to France on this adventure, something you are not going to want to miss! Until that time, curl up and enjoy Dracula's Apprentice, available now for kindle on Amazon!

Chapter 3 preview

posted May 13, 2013, 7:40 PM by Mike Zimmerman

Here is the chapter 3 preview.  We are just 8 days away from the release of Dracula's Apprentice.  Make sure to stay up to date on the most current information at https://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/pages/Draculas-Apprentice/447896971927435
 
 

Chapter 2 preview

posted Apr 29, 2013, 7:01 PM by Mike Zimmerman

As promised here is the chapter 2 preview! 

Chapter 1 Preview

posted Apr 14, 2013, 7:57 AM by Mike Zimmerman

Here is a small taste of Dracula's Apprentice.  Enjoy the preview and let me know what you think at Dracula's Apprentice Facebook Page

Concept art

posted Mar 23, 2013, 2:49 PM by Mike Zimmerman

Check out these character sketches that helped the front cover of Dracula’s Apprentice take shape. 

Kickstarter Live

posted Feb 9, 2013, 7:58 AM by Mike Zimmerman   [ updated Feb 9, 2013, 7:58 AM ]

Dracula’s Apprentice kickstarter page is now live and accessible!  This is a great chance to contribute to the novel while pre-ordering your own copy.   Donations will help cover the cost of professional editing, cover art, and distribution.  Please help support the novel and pre-order your copy of the novel today!
 

Historical Fiction References

posted Jan 4, 2013, 2:24 PM by Mike Zimmerman

Historical Fiction References section has been added to give readers some backing information of historical events, people, and places that are mentioned in Dracula's Apprentice.  Be sure to check it out!

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