Holiday Sale – Exclusive Smashwords Special

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Maybe I’ve gone crazy… Maybe I haven’t… But I’m putting “Under A Hunter’s Moon” on sale – and only at Smashwords.

Why would I do something like that? Because I appreciate how many people have supported me over the years, and I want to give something back.

Past and present collide on Halloween

Richard Parsons is a maverick wolf-shifter with a tendency to find trouble. When a traveling exhibition returns to the McCaw Museum Richard finds that he has personal reasons to visit after hours. His audacious plan goes awry when a particular display forces painful memories to the surface.

Can Richard face down the demons of his past before the police become aware of his presence?

Why You Should Get Your Copy NOW!

An amazing take on Lycans. I love the dark view taken but also the unique point of view that makes you want to care for the dark creatures.

Jin Okubo (Amazon Reviewer)

“That conflict that is driven into the story. That beautiful story arc that starts off so well.. that builds up to a beautiful crescendo, and then it just drops you and your heart is going to drop when it’s time for it. And you’re going to feel it. You’re going to feel the protagonists pain. You’re going to feel everything.”

Jin Okubo (Video Review)

“I’m usually a gal who needs romance in her books, but I have to say that I got my hands on a copy of Under a Hunter’s Moon by Timothy Bateson and found a great read! This is a short story, so it’s a quick read, but it’s got suspense, action, and it left me wanting to know when the next one is coming out! If you enjoy shifter stories, this one is a great Urban Fantasy short story that introduces you to some characters that you’ll definitely need to know more about!”

Anna (Amazon Reviewer)

“I enjoy the author’s twist on the old werewolf lore, creating a whole new version and calling them Lupines, to allow him to break the rules of the legends without really breaking things, if you know what I mean. “

Heidi Angell (Amazon Reviewer)
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Friday Insight #7 – NaNoWriMo And “Of Wolves And Men”

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“Of Wolves And Men” is the first full novel in the “Shadows Over Seattle” series. And I have to say that I’m pleased with how this first draft is shaping up.

Here’s another sample of the current state of play, complete with grammar and spelling errors which will disappear once I’ve done a full re-write.

At this point, Richard is trying  desperately to find a new lead in the case, and is assembling those he thinks can help.

{BEGINNING OF SAMPLE}

“Wow! That was something else” I heard her mutter, and I wondered if the knowledge that the wall was an illusion would allow her to pass through it in the future. Of course, I wasn’t going to let her know that the spell had affected me for just a moment, too.

“What was?” I asked, intending to play off that moment’s hesitation as if it had never happened.

“We just walked right through a brick wall. Or at least it looked like one. How many more spots like that are there around the city, Richie?”

“No clue. I didn’t even know about that one, until just now.” I honestly had no idea, because tome they wouldn’t exist, unless they were keyed to appear to lupine senses. However,from Nazurl’s expression, she didn’t believe me. Then again, why should she? If I hadn’t known about the illusion until now, why would I have insisted on guiding her in?

On the other hand,I was now confident that Agneta and Feldman would be able to make it through. I let go of Nazurl’s hand, with a little reluctance. It felt so much like old times that I couldn’t wonder what would happen between us when this was allover.

We walked side-by-side and in silence until we reached the Devils Own. As we entered, I looked around, trying to locate Karvenson, and spied him sitting alone in one corner. He was watching the door, and rose quietly, grabbing his drink, and making for the door at the far end of the room.

I pulled the key from my pocket, and headed in the same direction, drawing a few glances as people spotted the woman at my side. It wasn’t surprising, because I was never seen with any women, let alone one with the beauty of Nazurl.

I unlocked the door, and allowed Nazurl and Karvenson to settle in at the table, while I went back into the bar, and ordered a round of drinks.

While I was waiting on the drinks, Agneta and Feldman slipped into the bar, and joined me at the bar, to order their own drinks. I wasn’t in the least surprised that Agneta ordered nothing stronger than water, since I’d never seen her drink anything else. Feldman ordered a double scotch, and pointedly ignored me after a brief scowl.

I had no idea how Agneta had managed to persuade him to come along, but armed with our drinks we went to join the others.

{END OF SAMPLE}

Midweek Mumbles – SPD:STF Profiles Have Been Leaked

SPD_STF Profiles Have Been Leaked

Ever since I started writing short stores, I’ve been creating 3D models of the characters (using Daz3D).  These designs give me a reference point to keep character descriptions consistent.

Then over at the old site I created basic character profiles, but was never happy with the design.

However, that’s all about to change, with the recent leaking of several files from the Seattle Police Department’s Supernatural TaskForce.

This Reporter Just Received Several “SPD:STF Classified Files” From An Anonymous Source.

Over the years, Seattle residents have heard rumors of things that defy explanation. From ghosts to real magicians, from vampires to creatures from ancient legend, there is apparently an agency that deals with them when they come to public attention.

These newly acquired files give us an insight into some of those who have allegedly saved the city from many unexplained threats, or caused them. Who knows what the truth of the matter is… But this reporter just gives the facts as he sees them, and it’s time the world knew about these threats…

— Silas Agnew, SeattleWonderer.Com

  • Click the profile images to access the secure documents…

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Friday Insight #6 – NaNoWriMo And “Of Wolves And Men”

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Many of you know that last month I was working on NaNoWriMo – the goal to hit 50,000 words in 30 days.

But that was just the start of my work on “Of Wolves And Men”, the first novel in the “Shadows Over Seattle” stories.

I’ll be posting further samples of the story-in-progress until I’ve finished the first draft.

{BEGINNING OF SAMPLE}

By now, I was sure that someone had to have heard the commotion going on inside the apartment. There was very little time for us to question our target, and still make a clean get-away. That flash-bang had held us up too long, and we’d lost precious seconds. There was no choice for it, we had to me gone before anyone came to investigate.

“Nazurl, we’re going to have to take him with us. Pull the car up, and I’ll make sure he doesn’t bleed to death on us”

I didn’t even wait to see if Nazurl had taken my advice, before I ripped several sheets of paper towel off the roll beside the sink. After soaking them under the cold tap, I wadded them up to catch the blood, as well as cool the nasal passages.

A couple of minutes later, Nazurl came back into the room. She helped me lift Wilkes off the floor, and onto my shoulders,before leading the way back out of the apartment.

“The car is running, doors are unlocked. Throw him in the back-passenger seat and get in with him. If he wakes up, I don’t want him trying to strangle me, or something equally stupid” she said, as she opened the driver’s door.

“Strangulation could be the least of our problems, judging from what just happened back there” I indicated toward the apartments, as I strapped Wilkes into the back seat, and then went around the car to get in the other side.

Even before I could consider strapping myself in, Nazurl pulled out of the parking space, accelerating hard. I was shoved back in my seat, until traffic slowed us down less than a hundred yards down the road.

{END OF SAMPLE}

Character Profiles – A Sneak Peek

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I’m going to keep this week’s post rather shorter than usual. I’ve been busy working on my new author website, which has been a great learning experience.

I’m creating everything from the ground up, including:

  • Page designs
  • Revised versions of the reader content from the old site
  • A whole new blog design with different layouts for each blog post type

Updated Character Profiles

I had character profiles on the old website, but I was never really happy with their format. So, I tried something new. I’ll admit that I’m biased about the results.

But, because I’m so happy with the new format, I’m sharing a sneak peek with you. You’re seeing this before anyone else, because I won’t be linking the character profiles into the menu until they’re all done.

Richard Parsons is a wolf-shifter with a drinking problem, and the star of several of the “Shadows Over Seattle” stories. Check out his profile to see what kind of police record he’s built up…