It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142023

Terry worked feverishly all through the day yesterday doing the final edits and suggesting corrections to my latest book, Big Lake Assault, and I was making the changes as she handed them to me. After so many delays, there was no way I was going to let it go another day before the e-book went live on Amazon. At 7:51 PM I had it completely formatted and uploaded it, and it was live exactly one hour later. You can download it at this link.

The book came in at 87,725 words, not counting front matter (title page, copyright notice, a list of my other books and such) and the teaser chapter of the next book in the series, which was included at the back. That makes it the fourth longest of all of the books in the series. It’s the 23rd book in the Big Lake series and my 53rd book overall.

It’s quite a twisted tale and I wasn’t sure where it was going even as I was writing it. What started out as a simple assault on Big Lake’s former mayor, Chet Wingate, which at first looked like road rage, evolved into a story that included everything from a possible contract killing, the murder of a retired couple who everyone claimed didn’t have an enemy in the world, and a confusing list of suspects that had me wondering who did it right until the very end. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

It’s still too hot to do much outdoors right now, but I will take a couple of days to gather my thoughts before I launch into my next book, Jackpot, which will be the 12th book in the John Lee Quarrels series. I’ll tell you more about that as the project moves along.

Congratulations Chris LaClaire, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of THE CHESAPEAKE: A Man Born to Hang, Can Never Drown by Ken Rossignol, a collection of adventures in prose from around the Chesapeake tidewater region told by an erstwhile and eclectic collection of writers. Ringmaster Ken Rossignol gathered together many of the best and brightest of bards, poets, and tale-tellers to give their views, experiences, and fabrications in an entertaining way. Fans of short stories will enjoy this fourth in THE CHESAPEAKE series and the valuable history told here of the Chesapeake region – with a few excursions led by the writers to other lands.

We had 33 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day Whenever I’m sad, you’re there. Whenever I have problems, you’re there. Whenever I lose control, you’re there. Let’s face it, you’re bad luck.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “It’s Alive!”

  1. nickster – your b&d is 40% off now – ck for rebate @ your friendly amazon store!

  2. Got it! I’
    m starting to read it right now.

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