Gene Kendall here, shamelessly borrowing a post to talk about my new novel, Love is Dead(ly), which is available for preorder on Amazon right now for just ninety-nine cents.
This novel has been in the works for quite a while now, with an early draft sitting in the drawer before I even began work on the Kindle Worlds G. I. Joe series. Love is Dead(ly) will be my first novel available as physical media, and the first time I’m working with a traditional publisher instead of going it alone. (This means the guy who spent so, so much time blogging about bad ’90s comics will now have a spot in libraries and bookstores worldwide. Scary.) The folks at Burning Chair have been great throughout the process, offering some insightful commentary while also respecting my creative peccadillos.
If you’re familiar with my work, you’ve likely noticed I have a soft spot for, well, unlikeable people. There’s a line, of course, where someone is just such a jerk you don’t want to read about him anymore. My creative instinct, for reasons likely to be mined by a court-appointed therapist someday, is to step just close enough to that line with my characters.
Love is Dead(ly) stars Brad Burns, a Los Angeles-based psychic who enjoys the finer things in life. Or, he did, until the credit card bills began to pile up, around the same time the IRS was taking a close examination of his bookkeeping practices. Adding to this irritation is his ex-wife, Sandra, who co-owns his Paranormal Investigations service and isn’t shy about reminding him who’s responsible for the messy dissolution of their marriage. (Spoiler: it isn’t Sandra.)
While working a case, Brad finds himself drawn into a mystic realm even he wasn’t sure existed. Although the prospect of escaping and saving his own skin is tempting, Brad soon realizes the stakes are far more severe than he initially thought…more like cataclysmic, end-of-the-world kind of stakes. And while a portion of Brad’s soul longs for the good times with Sandra, there’s a decent chance the two of them reconciling could be the event that sets the entire planet ablaze.
If you’d like a free, early preview of the book, just click here. As I said, the preorder is already up at Amazon so please check it out if you’re interested. (To be honest, I’m not sure how long the ninety-nine cents price will last.) As always, thanks for your support throughout the years!