Two book deal – it’s official!

I’ve been holding back on my exciting announcement until I had the go-ahead from the marketing people. But now I can make it official. I recently sold my first two novels, Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss to the major US audiobook company, Blackstone Audio.

This is a huge moment for me. Especially when I tell you that in 2011 Blackstone was nonimated for two Grammy awards in the audio section: one for a dramatisation of The Mark of Zorro starring Val Kilmer, and the other for a production of Hamlet.

I don’t yet know who the acting talent will be, but I do know the audiobooks will come out in various formats (CDs, and downloads) around August and September 2012.

At this point I’m holding back on the full marketing pitch, because I want to wait until release date is announced.

While both books are standalone, they feature Detective Inspector Tom Kendrick, who is a secondary character in the first book and moves more into centre frame in the second. Some people, who read the ebook version of Bone Machines, asked if Kali’s Kiss is a sequel. It’s not. The second novel covers completely different subject matter.

I’ll post full details once I know them.

Which Scottish actors would you like to hear performing the books?

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About jakk54

I write mainly crime and horror fiction, with occasional forays into science fiction and even romance. The first three novels in my Kendrick Chronicles crime series (Bone Machines, Kali's Kiss and Babylon Slide) are published as audiobook originals by Blackstone Audio, Inc. You can find information on all my books and audiobooks on my new website: http://jakk1954.wix.com/johndodds

2 thoughts on “Two book deal – it’s official!

  1. Congratulations John!
    Heard you’re having a bit of a tough winter up there so you may want to spend the advance on a couple of air tickets to sunny Oz, beautiful summer 28C, blue skies, pool temp feels like bathwater ( in a good way) and a gentle breeze. Never know it may inspire you to write a story set in the tropics, then it would even be tax deductible.
    Just remember you and Carole always have a bed at our house in sunny Caloundra.

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