Wednesday, July 23, 2014

STASIS - Official Cover Art!

Writing and releasing Will Vullerman has been a long journey.  I came up with the first story, "In Stasis", shortly after moving to Liberia, typing it out in OpenOffice Word on my dusty Compaq.  One story became two, became three, and the series finished out in five parts—"The Thirteenth Call" ended up being so long that I had to divide it in two.

It's been a long time since these stories were finished, and the stories have changed since then, and the anthology has grown to more than forty thousand words.  "The Immortal Man" has been almost completely rewritten, and "The Thirteenth Call" went through several drafts.  But now they're finished, and formatted, and ready to be shared with the world.

But not without a fantastic cover!

I've always been careful not to release anything with cheap-looking art.  And this time, I chose to go with a professional cover artist in order to receive a cover that would look top-notch and reach readers who may not have heard of me before.  (The artist is the brilliant Kirk DouPonce of DogEared Design.)  And the results were awesome!  But enough with the monologues: feast your eyes!


STASIS is due to be released sometime in the next couple of weeks—I'll keep you guys posted!  Due to the experience I've had with other e-book sites (a lot of work for few sales), STASIS will be released exclusively for Kindle late July/early August.

And, of course, here's the official synopsis, to whet your appetite:

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Will Vullerman's job isn't easy. He's the top operative of the ASP—a secret agent for a new age. Sure, it might be a dangerous job, but he relishes the thrill of a mission accomplished.

But when a mysterious signal is picked up from war-torn North America, it is Will who is sent in—and what he finds there will change the world.

A hidden labyrinth deep beneath the ground—a ring that can alter your sense of reality—the dangerous secret of an illegal genetics facility—all this and more will test Will's strength and character. The stakes are high, and one wrong step could mean failure...and death for the people he's trying to protect.

Will Vullerman's job may not be easy, but it's about to get a whole lot harder.

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(Any opinions you have on the synopsis would be most welcome!)

There you have it!  Feel free to spread the word: STASIS, Summer 2014!  And if you have a moment, consider liking Will Vullerman's Facebook page, to keep yourself up-to-date on all the latest Will Vullerman news.

7 comments:

Blue said...

*applauds*
Well done, it looks intense.

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Sarah said...

Both the cover and synopsis are awesome, Jake!

Bluebelle said...

Very exciting, Jake! And the cover is fantastic! As for the synopsis, it grabbed my attention. I think it's great; I would just suggest cutting that last sentence. It feels finished without it. I'm looking forward to its release!

Keturah Lamb said...

Love it!!!!

aravel said...

Wow! That sounds amazing- the last line is the best :D and your cover looks fantastic- I applaud your decision to go ahead and get a professional artist. I was going around showing it to my fam and being like: look how amazing this looks! XD Congrats and keep writing! -aravel

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