Lucky Day Goes to Germany

I’m happy to announce that Lucky Day, the I Hunt Killers prequel novella, will be published in Germany in June 2015!

Nice cover, huh?

The title roughly translates to “The Evil Awakes,” which is pretty damn solid by my reckoning.

As in the U.S., e-only.

Buy “Blood Boy” and Help HANY

Blood Boy cover smallAs newsletter subscribers and my followers on Twitter know, I’ve been working on a Howie prequel story to go along with the Jazz and Connie stories. It’s finished and it’s ready for you. And this time, I’m trying something a little different.

When I first created Howie, I didn’t know much about hemophilia. In the five years I’ve been writing him, I’ve been fortunate enough to hear from people in the hemophilia community, who tell me how much Howie means to them.

And, of course, people in the broader readership seem to love him, too! Which is great.

For Howie’s prequel — “Blood Boy” — I wanted to give something back to the community that inspired him.

So, here’s the deal with the story: The story is available for sale in all the usual e-places, and I’m hoping maybe you’ll consider buying a copy. I’m charging more than I do for the other stories, but that’s because I’m donating every last penny I make on the story this year to charity.

When you buy “Blood Boy,” you’ll get a funny, touching Howie story, yes. But you’ll also be helping me to help the Hemophilia Association of New York (HANY) and the Adam Lynch Award.

HANY has been around since 1952 and provides information, education, advocacy, and direct assistance to persons with hemophilia and related congenital blood clotting disorders. The organization encourages and supports scientific research to improve medical treatments and to seek cures. It serves all five boroughs in New York City, as well as surrounding counties.

The Adam Lynch Award is a new initiative from HANY, in honor of Adam Lynch, a young man with a bleeding disorder who succumbed to a traumatic bleed while attending college. The Fund will provide scholarships for college-bound students with hemophilia interested in pursuing secondary studies in the Arts and/or Media.

How perfect is that? What an excellent match!

“The Hemophilia Association of New York is so excited to be part of Barry’s project,” says executive director Linda Mugford. “This year it is so apropos because we are looking into ways to connect with adolescents with bleeding disorders.”

“People with hemophilia must be creative in how they navigate their pursuit of a fulfilling and sustainable career path,” says Patrick James Lynch, Adam’s brother (and a hemophiliac). “Adam knew this, I know this, and HANY knows this. I’m thrilled that his name is attached to a scholarship program specifically for community members who want to make utilizing their creativity a prominent part of their future.”

So, please buy “Blood Boy” and spread the word. I won’t make a dime off of it, you’ll get a fun glimpse into Howie’s life pre-I Hunt Killers, and the Adam Lynch Award will help some folks like Howie get a little closer to their dreams.

Here’s where you can buy “Blood Boy,” if you’d like to help:

I Hunt Killers Prequels Now Available!

If you’ve read the I Hunt Killers novels, you only have part of the story!

As some of you know, I’ve written prequel short stories for I Hunt Killers. These were typically available in places like Facebook, but as time has gone on, some folks have complained that the prequels are tough to find, that they don’t like Facebook, that they want to be able to read them on their ereader, not in a browser, etc.

So…problem solved! Now, as with the prequel novella Lucky Day, you can get “Career Day” and “Neutral Mask” for your ereader!1

Career Day cover

Set one year before I Hunt Killers

Jasper has a problem, and everyone knows it: His father is Billy Dent, world-famous serial killer. Even though Dear Old Dad is in jail, Jasper still feels like everyone is watching him, like everyone thinks he’s dangerous.

Even he thinks he’s dangerous. Sometimes.

His best — and only — friend Howie is always ready with a joke or a goofy nickname, but Jasper needs more. Maybe that new girl in town, Connie, is what he’s been looking for…


Neutral_Mask-coverSet one year before I Hunt Killers, shortly after “Career Day”…

Connie is the new girl in town, but she already has friends…and maybe even a boyfriend. Her father isn’t happy that Connie is dating a white boy like Jasper Dent, and things get even worse when she realizes that Jasper is the son of Billy Dent, one of the world’s most notorious serial killers! This is the story of how Connie and Jazz overcame their early troubles and fell in love.

And…there will be a third prequel short story coming soon. Prepare yourself for…”Blood Boy.”

  1. iBooks is coming soon for both! For some reason, iBooks takes a long time!

Preorder Blood of My Blood & Lucky Day!

I’ve been getting a lot of email lately asking when/how folks can preorder Blood of My Blood and/or Lucky Day. Foolishly, I imagine that by posting this information here, I won’t get any more of those emails. But let’s face it: I will. 😉

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Today is Your “Lucky Day”

lyga_luckyday_final_loWhen I first announced Blood of My Blood, I also mentioned Lucky Day, the e-only prequel novella that looks back four years before the start of the series. And now here is the cover and the description!

This is the story of the small town sheriff who captured one of the world’s most ruthless and cunning murderers.

It all started with Dead Girl #1 and Dead Girl #2, the first killings in the sleepy town of Lobo’s Nod in decades. Two murders: just a coincidence, or something more sinister? One thing’s for sure — it was definitely inconvenient in a year when Sheriff G. William Tanner, a mourning widower, had to run for reelection.

With a trail gone cold, it’s only luck that links the murders to the most notorious serial killer in memory. And in a town like Lobo’s Nod, the killer must be someone Tanner already knows….

A prequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller, I Hunt Killers.

Lucky Day will hit e-tailers on April 1!