I’m pleased to announce the release of Dead Men: Episode 5. (Also a belated notice on the release of Dead Men: Episode 4, two weeks ago)
This episode sees the company helping Maddy Green’s mother. She’s being abused and she wants out, so the team put together a plan and get to work. Things go wrong, of course.
There’s a basic plan anyone can use when writing any kind of fiction, but (in my opinion) especially thrillers and action/adventure books. Take your hero and chase them up a tree; Throw rocks at them, making their lives worse and worse; See how they get out of it (or don’t).
Episode 5 marks the midpoint of Season 1. It’s the last stand-alone story in the season, so from here on out I’m ending on little cliff-hangers. I’ll make sure every episode is complete and ends with a resolution, but the main arc for the season is about to kick into high gear and there’s no way I can make it all go away in one episode.
For the rest of the season I’m going to be throwing rocks, one after another. I’m going chase them all the way up the tree and I’m going to make them beg me to stop. I’m going to do this over multiple episodes, so I have a suggestion:
Buy Episode 5. It’s good and fun and there’s shooting and swearing. And it’s stand-alone.
If you have any issues with cliff-hangers, or with waiting for a resolution to the story you’re reading, don’t buy the next few episodes. I release these every two weeks, so that’s a lot of time to kill between episodes if you find I’ve left you with a burning need to know what’s going to happen next. If that’s a problem, don’t buy them.
Either wait until I’ve released all the episodes or wait an additional couple of weeks, at which point I’ll be releasing a Season 1 box set. You’ll get all the episodes in one book, and you’ll save money in the process.
Now, if you want to buy the individual episodes, and you don’t mind some of them ending on cliff-hangers, and you don’t mind spending more money (though not a lot more), then do whatever you want. I’m just warning you, because I’d like you to enjoy the series.
Having said all of that, go buy the book. Buy a few: books make great gifts.