Taming Prehistoric – Book Three – OUT NOW!

Kindle is out today.

Paperback will be out in a couple of days.

Audio will be out in a couple of months.

I really hope you guys enjoy this one. I owe everything to my readers.


Axemen. Norsemen. Vikings.

Whoever they are, Jedidiah Huckleberry Smith doesn’t care.

But with the possibility of a pardon on the table, he knows that he’d better do everything he can to prove his worth. Which means leading a civilian expedition, this time along the coast of Prehistoria, towards a mysterious warrior tribe whom the apes fear.

He ain’t going alone though.

Along for the ride are some friends… and former enemies.

But first, they are going to make a little visit to the site of their greatest defeat for some payback.

Because Prehistoria will be tamed, one way or another.

April Update

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.

-Erik Testerman

March Update

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…

What else…

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.

Taming Prehistoric Artwork

Kind of a frivolous expense, but I’m continuing the tradition of putting cowboy and dinosaur art inside the book.

This is from the magnificently talented Lorin Michki of Drawn Fire Art.



Check out his site, he has some awesome artwork. I’ve a copy of his Four Horsemen on my wall in my writing area in the basement.

11 days late, but I finished Taming Prehistoric.

I actually finished last night, around 11pm. I was pretty tired at that point, so I emailed it to a couple of people and went to bed happy as could be. Then I laid there most of the night, my brain nitpicking every little detail and sentence that could have been written better. -sigh-

It was a long night of success.

And I’m pretty happy with only being 11 days off from my self-imposed deadline of the end of the year. Granted, the last 11 days felt pretty brutal trying to get it done… but it’s done.

But now I’m going to let it simmer for a week or two while I work on something else, then look at it with a fresh set of eyes for a final read through – before handing over to Severed Press.

And yes, I can claim ‘internationally acclaimed’ because I’ve decent reviews from multiple countries now. -wink-

Alright. Book three in the bag for the most part. Time to start the next book… Gotta strike while the iron is hot and the creative juices are flowing.

On a side note, my little brother got me a signed copy of Monster Hunter Bloodlines from Larry Correia for Christmas. Awesome!

It tickles me how he spent more time on the smiling monster face then he did on his actual signature.

Until next time!


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