Book 2 o the Rankin Flats supernatural thrillers hit Amazon today, and I couldn’t be more excited. It was a lot of fun to write, and I had a great team of proofreaders to help me on my way. Here’s a brief synopsis to whet your appetite:
Still reeling from the events of The Ghost At His Back, Garrett, Murphy, and Brianna must take on a new threat in Rankin Flats – a shapeshifter. This “personal espionage agent” has been called in to hunt down a philanthropist and his elusive brother, and it’s willing and able to kill anyone who gets in its way.
Can Garrett and Brianna fight their way through the pain to prevail against this new terrifying threat? Or are they doomed from the very start? And just how do you fight against something that can take the form of anyone it likes?
To find out, pick up your copy today on Kindle or the Kindle app on your smartphone or iPad!
And coming soon… paperback copies of The Ghost At His Back!
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Shifting Furies is undergoing the formatting knife after some disastrous mistakes on my part. I’m going to do at least one more pass through it when I get it back, but once it’s back in my hands, I’ll be fixing a few tidbits and hopefully getting it out to beta readers soon.
I also started the third novel yesterday, tentatively titled For All the Sins of Man. It’s looking good so far. I think the introductory chapter is the sharpest of the three novels. It might be a darker novel overall, exploring themes like spousal and child abuse. I think that’s a good thing. I want my characters’ emotional limits pushed. I want them to face down questions that don’t have great answers.
When will it be done? I don’t know. I’m hoping to get Shifting Furies out by late August or early September, and I’d love to have For All the Sins of Man out maybe by Christmastime, though. We’ll see!
I’m happy to announce that the first draft of Shifting Furies (formerly Ghost and the Shifter) is now complete. I finished it a day or two ago, and forced myself to take a little break before I come back to it and attack it with a machete. It’s at about 110k right now, and with a bit of detail thrown in, it should top out at about the same length as GATHB.
I’m mostly happy with it. I think the parts dealing with Brianna are the best of the two novels, giving her some flaws and cracks in her facade that she kind of needed. Monica Ames, Rankin Flats’ PD’s finest (also known as the Ball Chomper), was also a surprise to me in this one. I intended her to be a bit of a guide-type character, pointing the MCs in a direction of a crime to set up the novels, and she’s evolved into something more. It’s nice when a character surprises you like that.
Anyways, editing will start soon. I plan on taking my time with it and really polishing this one, but it shouldn’t need a full rewrite like GATHB. I’ll hopefully have it out sometime in August or September.
I shot past the 1/3rd mark in The Ghost and the Shifter last night. Feeling pretty good about that. I like the draft so far. It doesn’t quite have the horror elements that Ghost At His Back did, but the series was always meant to be flexible in terms of themes. It’s still very grown up, with pretty graphic violence and plenty of sex. I’m going to pick through it sometime next week and maybe post a chapter up here for your reading pleasure. At least, I hope it’s pleasure, anyways.
The draft is shockingly solid up till this point. With GATHB, I knew about at this point in the novel it would require a rewrite to change some fundamental things. With this one, my only major complaint is that, again, it’s sort of dialogue heavy and could use more fleshing out. I’m not sure it’ll be as long as GATHB – whereas that one came in at 130k words, I’m guessing this one will come in somewhere between 110-120k. There’s a tighter focus and fewer villains to track, but more side character stories.
I’m really fond of Brianna’s story arc in this one. This is a book largely about recovery and trying to heal, which just might not be possible for our vigilante duo, particularly Bri.
Anyways, I hope those of you who picked up GATHB are enjoying it, and if you are, don’t worry – it won’t be terribly long before you get to read the further adventures of Garrett, Murphy, and Brianna.
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This is the first book I’ve ever written. I’ve finished drafts of novels before, mostly a crappy horror novel back in the late aughts, but this is the first one I’ve ever published. It’s rough – I didn’t have the money for proper editing – but I’m proud of it. I wrote the first and second drafts in just over two months, with that second draft being a complete rewrite. That’s the most words I’ve ever written in… ever. Crazy.
I started writing The Ghost and the Shifter today, the follow-up to The Ghost At His Back. I’m really happy with the progress I made, knocking out a first chapter I’m pretty okay with. Hopefully I can keep up this pace, though I’ll be taking a small break when E3 comes around in June. I’m hoping to have the central trilogy of novels done by the end of the year, with plans to start work on my fantasy series next year.
Hey folks, welcome to the blog of Cameron Lowe, writer of the Rankin Flats supernatural thrillers. Here you’ll find ramblings about the writing, releases, and probably a lot of pictures of my pug. The first novel – the Ghost At His Back – is set for release before the end of May. Bear with me as I figure out how to blog again. It’s been a while. Feel free to leave comments and questions below, and if you’re reading anything new and notable, always feel free to share it here. I love me some good book recommendations.