Monday, October 7, 2013

I'm Back and Look What I've Got

Hi. Remember me?

Yes, it's been a while. I've been a bit incapacitated but I'm trying to get back into the blogging grove and hope to visit you all soon.

The past two months were a mixed bag for me. Lots of lost time on my writing and two missed conferences I'd been looking forward to attending but there were some high points I'm going to be sharing with you over the next few weeks.

First, though, I'm very happy to be getting back to blogging by being part of the cover reveal for Stephen Tremp's latest, ESCALATION. 

Isn't that a great cover.

Here's a bit about ESCALATION:

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” - Albert Einstein 

In Escalation, the final installment to Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Trilogy, a seemingly innocent discovery in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, becomes a Pandora’s Box—opening doors to other unexpected and unpredictable realities such as parallel universes, time/space travel, and an evil hitchhiker from another dimension.

Chase Manhattan has survived attempts on his life from numerous sources in his effort to destroy the technology. But he is far from safe. Now Chase and his comrades must not only break world renowned physicist Professor Nicholas Fischer out of prison a second time, but also smuggle him across hostile borders in Europe and the Middle East to prevent events threatening to spiral into World War III.

At stake: an end to Western civilization as we know it. The result: an epic clash where science and the supernatural take center stage, vying for mankind’s destiny. The setting is global as the world divides into an East vs. West climactic battle. The action is swift, adrenaline-charged, and non-stop. Unending twists and turns will keep the reader turning pages and wanting more.

Together, Breakthrough, Opening, and Escalation follow the lives of the unlikely participants from innocence to a coming of age through sacrifice, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, and hope. Escalation will appeal to fans of modern-day science fiction, action, and horror.  

I know I can't wait for this release. How about you?   

I'm going to try to get around and see everyone as soon as I can. If you stop by, please say hi so I'll know you haven't given up on me.

New Word of the Day:

Googleheimer's - [goo-gle-hei-mers], noun: condition in which you think of something you want to look up, then forget what it is by the time you get to the computer


Murees Dupé said...

Welcome back. It is nice to hear from you again. Don't worry about getting back into the groove too soon. Just do what you can. It is just nice to have your presence and voice back in the blogging world.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back, LD!!
And the cover looks awesome, Stephen.

Maria Zannini said...

Hey, where's the neck brace? Where's the note from your doctor?


I hope you continue to recover. It's a long journey, but we're here for you.

Karen Walker said...

So sorry you've been incapacitated, LD. I hope whatever the cause, you are coming back to health. Nice to see you here again.

Stephen Tremp said...

Welcome back! Hope you got a lot accomplished.

And thanks for help with the cover reveal of Escalation! I greatly appreciate it.

Jessica R. Patch said...

LOL! Love the new word. I'll be using it for sure.

Glad you are back and sorry to hear about some setbacks. But you are indeed back, so that's the upside. :) (to us anyway)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hey! Welcome back! Hope this means I'll see you at the next Beatnik Cafe.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi LD! I've missed you.

LD Masterson said...

Murees - Thank you. It's nice to be here.

Alex - Thanks (for me and Stephen).

Maria - Shall I get a note from the surgeon when I see him tomorrow?

Stephen - Hey, it's the man of the hour. I'm seeing your cover all around the circuit today. That's great.

Jessica - I knew someone would love that word. It definitely works for me.

Stacy - Are you doing a reading?

Diane - Thanks. I've missed you, too.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Love Stephen's cover and the new word of the day. I suffer from that on occasion.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Re: Beatnik Cafe - I'm trying my best to have something ready by then. I got some good feedback from our last meeting and I think Gery is expecting I finish it now! :)

Arlee Bird said...

Good to see you back and featuring our friend Stephen Tremp is a good way to make your return. I really enjoyed the first two books of his series.

Wrote By Rote

Tina said...

Welcome back! Glad you're doing better!
I've been seeing Stephen's awesome cover all over the place! Go buddy!
Tina @ Life is Good

Clarissa Draper said...

I love the new word of the day. Dont worry sbout blogging. I havent been around much either.

Lexa Cain said...

Welcome back, LD, can't wait to hear what you were up to! Congrats to Stephen for his awesome-looking new book! That freakin' googleheimers happens to me all the time. I actually use Yahoo and get distracted by the headlines, by the time I'm done reading the stories and go back to my WIP -- THEN I remember why I'd gone on the net in the first place!! Argh!! ;)

Kaye George said...

I hope this means your pinched nerve issue is resolved! Glad you're able to do this post at least. Love Googleheimer's!

Heather Holden said...

Welcome back! It's natural to need to disappear sometimes. And, oh gosh, that googleheimer thing happens to me all the time. Not fun, heh.

Mason Canyon said...

LD, so glad to see you back. You've been missed.

Stephen, wonderful cover reveal. Very eye catching and then the synopsis holds your attention. Wishing you much success.

Thoughts in Progress

Emilyann Girdner said...

Yikes, Western Civilization at stake? Escalation sounds thrilling. And googlehaimer's is awesome! I can relate to that... it happens all the time =)

Jemi Fraser said...

Hope you're feeling all the way better soon! I've been thinking about you.

Love Stephen's cover! It's going to be a great wrap up :)

LD Masterson said...

Susan - I suffer from it most of the time.

Stacy - Not sure if I'll make it. You'll have to be brilliant for both of us.

Lee - Me, too.

Tina - Thanks and yup, go Stephen.

Clarissa - I know, but I miss seeing everyone.

Lexa - I do that, too. I'm like the dog in the yard, just following my nose.

Kaye - Let's say it's getting manageable. But I'm still avoiding surgery which is my goal.

Heather - Well, I didn't so much disappear as fall over. *grin* Also not fun.

Mason - Thanks so much. I missed you too.

Emilyann - I can't wait to read it. I think we all suffer from googleheimers sometimes.

Jemi - Thanks. And yes, it really is. said...

I've seen that great cover on several blogs. It looks great. I wish Stephen great success with the book. The plot is an exciting one.

Goggleheimer sounds like something I'd spread relish on.

Be well, LD.

Julie Luek said...

Good to have you back-- you were missed. And yes, Stephen's book is amazing-- great cover.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks LD for the post! Have had little time to get to the PC this week and just making my rounds.

Your help is much appreciated. Thanks again~

LD Masterson said...

Robyn - Hmmm. I think Goggleheimers sound more like the relish.

Julie - Thanks. And, yes, it is.

Stephen - Hey, the man of the hour. It was my pleasure.