Erik Testerman is a Marine Corps grunt, a competitive shooter, and an admirer of fine arms and armaments. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his lovely wife, two rambunctious children, and a slobbery English Mastiff.
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Taming Prehistoric is finished with the editor and I checked/made some changes and sent it back to Severed Press last night. Hopefully by mid-May it will be out in Kindle and Paperback. Audio will be out a couple months later.
I’m a little bummed with how long it took to get Taming Prehistoric finished, it looks like with a May release it will have been a year since Enter Prehistoric came out. And sure, one -good- book a year ain’t bad, but I need to do better.
Just the same, I’m pretty excited with how this 3rd book turned out. I dug a little more into some characters, brought some former enemies to the forefront, expanded on the world of Prehistoria, and introduced a few new weapons along the way. (Hello Maxim Machine Gun!)
But the ending is my favorite part.
The stage set for the fourth book is awesome. Pretty sure the only thing the back cover is going to have written on it is, “VENGEANCE“.
And in other news, I FINALLY received my copies of the new covers. They are super sexy. I recommend everyone buy four or five.
Matt James, a fellow Severed Press author, did the cover work and it’s spectacular. (He also gave me a nice back cover blurb!) If you get a chance check out his latest series starring, Jack Reilly. They are excellent.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.
May the resurrection of Christ bring you hope and faith and comfort in your trying times.
Taming Prehistoric should be back from the editor next week according to the publisher.
Audiobook for it is already a go, I’ve just got to approve/make any final changes before it goes to TJ Clark for another awesome read. That’s pretty exciting. The kindle will hit first, then print a few days later, then audio a couple months after. Woohooo, lots to look forward too.
My WWII book, Codename Fortitude… Name doesn’t work because that was a real operation during WWII… sigh. Back to the drawing board. At least I wasn’t very attached to that for a title. This is my first book where I write in third person, after writing all of my previous three books in first person, it’s been a task to ride the learning curve of writing anew. I’m not sure that I like it though…
Covers! The new ones are up and available from Amazon and a bunch of other places online.
I just hit 100 reviews on Enter Prehistoric a couple days ago. Pretty cool milestone. It took me one year and one day to do with West of Prehistoric, this time I did it in 9.5 months. Awesome. Hope to beat that record on the Taming Prehistoric once it’s released.
In complete honesty, I’ve been dragging the past couple of weeks in writing. My word count has been pitiful. But here I am, butt in chair, fingers on keyboard, and it’s 7:30pm… plenty of time to punch the keys like they owe me money.
Thus, I am off to make some progress on the next novel.
I spent some time in the Ukraine with the glorious Marine Corps. Pretty much my only ‘deployment’ to another country, if you could call it that. (We drank a lot of Ukrainian beer, flew in some sketchy helicopters, and practiced assaulting an island in the Black Sea.)
I hope they stack a wall of Russian bodies around Kyiv.
God bless them in their quest to maintain their freedom.
I picked up a 1970 Uberti 1858 Remington clone this weekend. Kind of a spur of the moment purchase, even though I’d been eyeballing them for some time. But it was a great deal and I didn’t pass up on it.
Apparently this is the beginning of my foray into black powder shooting. Woohoo!
Also, for my Anniversary and Valentines Day, my wife gave me a Viking Helmet. That was last week, and I haven’t taken it off yet. Just kidding. But it is awesome.
Anyways, until next time – “Ver heill ok saell!” (In Old Norse, “Be healthy and happy!”)
Woohoo! (This is all part of my nefarious scheme to get you to buy more then one copy of my books.)
Many thanks to fellow author, Matt James, for the art. If you get a chance, I highly recommend trying his Jack Reilly series that has gone nuclear in popularity lately.
Free on Kindle Unlimited.
And a update of sorts on Taming Prehistoric. Manuscript was submitted and accepted. Contract was signed. And now it’s off to the editors. Should be out Late April/Early May I suspect. I have the Cover Art for it, another Matt James specialty, but since it’s not a done deal yet with the publisher, I’m holding that one close to the chest for now.
West of Prehistoric Book Four and WWII Sea Monster Book are in the beginning stages and coming along. They are both at about 5,000 words right now.
I’m mainly focusing on WWII Pacific Island Monster Book which shall hence forth be tentatively called ‘Codename Fortitude‘.
It’s pretty cool, I get to read a lot about WWII weapons, and I’ll probably watch Sands of Iwo Jima soon. Ya know… for ‘research’. 🙂 And probably The Pacific as well, cause it rocked.