Welcome, friends and new subscribers! This is Dee with novel update news for D.I. Telbat’s upcoming books and other news. I recently visited David in California and we discussed his future novel plans. Before I share his news with you, I want to tell you:
Dark Liaison Nominated for Book of the Year Award—Please Vote!
Dark Liaison, Book One in The COIL Series, has been nominated for the 2016 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award! Read about the award on this page and VOTE for your favorite novels in 10 categories. (Open until March 31.)
Distant Boundary Coming – FREE!
The Prequel for David’s new series, The COIL Legacy, is coming for FREE! Distant Boundary will be released shortly before Book One, Distant Contact, is released, so you’ll be able to move directly from the one into the next! Visit the book page to read more about this new beginning!
Status of The COIL Legacy
I’m in the process of going through Distant Contact, Book 1 in The COIL Legacy. It’s the first time I’ve read this novel and I’m excited to be working on it finally! This thrilling book will satisfy your COIL cravings. 😉 I know you’ll love it as much as The COIL Series!
David is very busy getting the next projects ready for you, one of which is Distant Front, Book 2 in The COIL Legacy. He’s just finished writing the first draft, and is now beginning his second. When that’s done, the manuscript will come to me to begin the editing process. Then we’ll have another editor go through it before it comes back to me, and back to David for final revisions. All this takes time, of course, but oh, what a story he’s got for you! 😉
David Shares about the Title Change for COIL Legacy #2
Originally, David called book 2, Distant Harm. Here, he tells why the title change to Distant Front, and gives you other insights into the novel.
I was about midway through the rewrite of this manuscript when I got to thinking how there are so many battlefronts in this book. It reminded me of Dark Liaison—COIL making a presence for Christ in so many countries, except instead of Corban Dowler, it’s now Titus Caspertein. Titus is learning hard lessons in Distant Front out in the field, but his skills demand that he remain faithful. Every minute of every operation is a battle, and Titus is on the front lines!
I think readers can also relate more to the title Distant Front than Distant Harm. Every Christian in the world may feel like he/she is on the front lines against the flow, struggling but trusting, faltering occasionally, but believing that our Father is there, having already won the victory through Jesus. We have only to stand on that front line, and remain prayerfully obedient.
Distant Front is another whirlwind novel that takes the COIL pace up a notch and into the heart of China—introducing a new undercover operative and developing Titus Caspertein to be a complete servant for Jesus Christ! [PS: Corban is still around, too!)
Dark Vessel coming in Paperback!
Dark Vessel has been updated for paperback! I’m awaiting the proof now. As soon as I read it through and approve the file, the book will be available in paperback version! (Subscribers: use the 10% off coupon sent to you previously to use in our CreateSpace eStores for paperback-only books. If you lost the coupon, contact Dee for the code.) The novel will also be available from Amazon. I’ll update our Novel News page as well as the Dark Vessel page when Dark Vessel is out in paperback. (Dark Zeal is next to be prepared for print later this summer.)
Sea Scribe to Change Titles and Gain a Sequel!
We’ve mentioned in the past that David is changing the title of Sea Scribe to Fury in the Storm: Where Christians Dare. The title for book 2 is yet to be decided, but he’ll begin working on the sequel as soon as he’s finished writing draft 2 of Distant Front.
New Website Changes
I discovered recently that there has been a problem with our contact form since we upgraded our website. If you’ve sent a note to us in the last couple months through our website, the message probably went into a black hole and I apologize. I hope it’s working now. Please try again if you never heard back from me. I try to respond to all messages. Thank you.
Something we tried differently the last few weeks was to send only an excerpt of our posts, but it seems that may not allow everyone to click through to the full post on our site, so I’m changing it back to sending subscribers the full posts. It would be helpful to hear if you prefer the full post or if the excerpt worked okay for you. Thank you!
Other Projects and News
David hopes to have other novellas out during the year as well between the longer novels, but besides ministry commitments, he’s working around health issues and possible surgery, so “life” can sometimes hijack his plans.
We will keep working to get his Suspenseful Fiction with a Faith Focus into your hands. Watch our Novel Lineup News page for when we’ll have Distant Boundary and Distant Contact ready for you! And we still plan to have a celebration for our new site and the new books as soon as Distant Contact is ready so watch for that news, too!
Visit David’s BookGorilla Page here!
Thanks for reading, friends. I’ll peek out again in a couple of months. God bless you and keep you.
COMING UP: Join us again next time for another glimpse into upcoming Distant Contact, Book 1 of The COIL Legacy in, “New Novel Tackles Family Conflict.”