About three years ago, I was lucky enough to meet author Greg Howard, and to help give some guidance in his writing endeavors. He emailed me his work in progress, and what I saw was a raw talent for storytelling. Fast forward three years and a lot of hard work, and Greg is celebrating the release of his first novel, Blood Divine, and in 2018, he’ll celebrate the release of novel #2, Social Intercourse, a YA story picked up by Simon & Schuster.
The word proud doesn’t begin to describe what I feel. He endured me (I’m tough, guys) and worked until he held his dream in his hands. He’s an inspiration to me, a reminder to go after what you want, full throttle, and that with dedication, you will succeed.
So here’s what Blood Divine is about:
Cooper Causey spent a lifetime eluding the demons of his youth and suppressing the destructive power inside him. But a disconcerting voicemail lures Cooper back home to the coast of South Carolina and to Warfield—the deserted plantation where his darkness first awakened. While searching for his missing grandmother, Cooper uncovers the truth about his ancestry and becomes a pawn in an ancient war between two supernatural races. In order to protect the only man he’s ever loved, Cooper must embrace the dark power threatening to consume him and choose sides in a deadly war between the righteous and the fallen.
Cool, right?? I’ll honestly say that I fell in love with every single character, not to mention the setting, world building, and rich history of the Anakim. Greg’s writing is beautiful, but he also manages to make you laugh, cry, and feel completely creeped out and on the edge of your seat. I love this description of Blood Divine from a reviewer: This book is like a marriage between Dean Koontz and Stephen King with their love child being a famous gay romance writer.
That made me smile 🙂
Here’s a snippet of the opening. You can read the sample or buy the Kindle version here, or you can just check out the sample and wait for the print release next month. I’ll be sure to post when it’s available!
So put this book on your Goodread’s list, and keep an eye out for Social Intercourse and Greg’s future works by following him on Twitter, Facebook, or on his blog.
Cheers, my friend. You rocked it!
About the author:
Greg Howard grew up near the coast of South Carolina, or as he fondly refers to it, “the armpit of the American South.” By the time he could afford professional therapy and medication, the damage had already been done. His hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina is known as the “Ghost Capital of the South,” (seriously…there’s a sign), and was always a great source of material for his overactive imagination.