So, Joan broke in and sent you all an email. I told her she couldn’t swear, no matter how much she wanted to.
But she had some important news: Episode 4 is, at long last, released.
Don’t forget to leave a review. I’d love it if you went back and left a review of Season 1: Complete. If you’re reading this episode, you’ve more than likely read S1:C. So head here for Amazon Readers, here for Kobo readers, here for Apple and here for Barnes and Noble, and say a few kind words (or unkind words if you hated it). Or pick up a copy if you haven’t already.
Thanks all. Working on Episode 5. Lots of chickens to corral so they can come home to roost. Or, you know, something like that.
Yes, it is.
The Fixer, Season 2, Episode 3 is live, baby, live.
Barnes and Noble link will be updated when it is live.
Go take a gander, find out who Mr. Snow is (if you don’t already know) and see what kind of trouble JC manages to get into.
Oh, and leave a review as well, if you’ve got the inclination.
And if you feel the need to leave a review for Season 1: Complete…be my guest.
So, it’s been a reeeeeaaaaallllllyyyy long time since I published Season 2, Episode 1.
Sorry ’bout that.
Good news – Episode 2 is LIVE!!!
Links are below, will update them as the various platforms finish up the digital bits.
And one final note – it is priced at 99 cents for the next 24 hours. After that, it’s up to the regular $2.99.
The Fixer, Season 2, Episode 2
Start a war between rival drug lords? Check.
Work for a man you hate and want to kill? Check.
Protect him from people who want you both dead? Check.
JC Bannister, former Army Ranger, hitman for hire, solutionist, fixer, finds himself getting pushed further and further down a path he just wants to burn. But to protect the people he loves and owes his life to, he has to keep it together for just a little bit longer.
Long enough to destroy everyone who tried to kill him.
If you like thrillers and heavy hitters like Jason Bourne, El Rey, Tanner, Jet, Jack Noble, Mitch Rapp or John Milton, you’ll find yourself turning the pages of The Fixer, Season 2, Episode 2 like there’s no tomorrow.
Hey guys. I already sent this email out to the people on my mailing list, but forgot to post it. Can’t believe I did that.
Season 2, Episode 1 is LIVE! You can find the links here or, to make it easier, here:
Why did I forget to post this? Simple – working on Episode 2. Which will come out in November.
Holy moly. I just watched the full Star Wars trailer and got all kinds of goosebumps.
Gonna go watch it again.
Oh, and The Fixer, Season 2, Episode 1 is being edited as I type.
I listen to a lot of music.
I listen to a lot of different kinds of music. I’m not bragging. Not going to get into the naming game. But when I say “a lot,” understand that I am not exaggerating.
I dig rap. It takes me out of my daily life and exposes me to a life that I will never know. Lets me pry the lid off of a world that I will never be in. I dig many kinds of rap. The gangster, ghetto, pimp rap. The type of rap that talks about slangin’ drugs and buckin’ 9’s and movin’ weight (selling lots and lots of drugs). The gritty, grimy rap. The rap that talks about how much money the artist has, how great he is, how much money he wastes and the super luxury cars he drives and the watches and chains and diamonds and all that.
And then there was Sean Price.
I stumbled across him one day on the internet. This was a few years ago. Winter. Working at a winter camp that required a daily cramped bus ride. Just wanted to block out the sounds of the city and the bus and the people and veg. So I listened to Sean P. Every. Single. Day. It was that good. Still is.
Later I listened a bit to his earlier stuff, with his rap partner Rock. Back when Sean P. was known as Ruck. But I never got into it like I did his solo work. Kinda like when someone reads a book first, then sees the movie, they usually feel the book is better, and vice versa. But I came into his music with the Jesus Price Superstar album. Followed it up with the Monkey Barz album. Spent a good many hours listening to them over and over again because they were just amazing.
I’m not a music journalist. I can’t compare this rapper with this lyricist with this supergroup and tell you why one is better than the other or any of that. I just know Sean P. was awesome. He was an amazing rapper and lyricist. An amazing writer. A journeyman who never made insane amounts of money, never had the fame that many think of when they think of successful rappers. He just wrote songs and made records and put out great music after great music. Not everything was awesome, but overall, his music was.
And he died today. In his sleep. At home, with his family. His wife and three kids.
I doubt his family will ever see this. Too many pixels being spread out today to speak about the man’s passing. But I hope they, and Sean P, wherever he may be, understands this: Sean Price, you will be missed. You touched people you never knew, people you never imagined of. Like an English teacher and soon-to-be new father, living half-way around the world from his home, taking the bus to work, trying to make ends meet and keep his head down.
You will be missed.
ps – if you don’t like rap music, i’m not going to encourage you to try and start with sean p. If you try it, great, if you don’t, then that’s okay, too. however, if you do like rap music and you haven’t listened to sean price, get to whatever store you like and take a listen.
So, the Joan book is going live as we speak. It is now available at Amazon. Submitted to Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Apple. I will update this page and the Books page as I have time and access. (Links all updated)
If you like the book, be sure to sign up for the mailing list if you haven’t already, as well as leave an honest review. I’ve heard it said that reviews are the lifeblood of indie writers. Can’t say for sure if that’s totally accurate, but it’s right up there with water and air.
This book will be the last of the Fixer Origin stories for awhile. I had a lot of backstory for both Duke and Joan that I wanted the readers to know about, but right now, the focus will rightly turn back to JC Bannister and the team as a whole. These books were fun and exciting and challenging to write. But The Fixer episodic serial thriller stories are my focus and will remain that way for the rest of the year. I’ve got major plot points for Season 2 in mind and will be mapping it out over the next week or so (yes, while I am on vacation). Season 3 major plot is already in mind as is Season 4. Aiming to get Season 2 and 3 done this year. I may have a standalone novel in the works for this year also, but I’m going to keep that one close to my vest for now. Gotta focus on The Fixer. JC is a patient man, but even he has his limits.
Why don’t I do a Fixer Origins for JC? Because The Fixer is his story.
Why don’t I do a Fixer Origins for Theo? Because that would be a tome of debauchery. Just kidding. I have some ideas for him, but if I ever do a full origin story for him, it will be next year at the earliest. A short story, however, or a small collection of shorts, that may be possible. Okay, crap, now I have to make a collection of shorts for Theo because he just sat himself in the front of my brain and isn’t going to move until I get it at least scribbled down.
But, like I said, Season 2 and 3 are going to be the focus. Sorry, Theo, but your stories are gonna have to wait, buddy.
SO. Buy the Joan book. Leave an honest review. Buy the Duke book if you haven’t. Leave an honest review if you haven’t. Sign up for the mailing list if you haven’t. And if you haven’t, then what in the Sam Hill are ya waitin’ on?