Three Win Signed Copy of The Dark Truth

The Dark Truth’s official release date is Monday, November 20, however I held a giveaway through Goodreads. Three lucky winners were chosen by Goodreads from 577 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered. You can purchase the book now!

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Three Win Signed Copy of The Dark Truth

Less Than Two Weeks Out

The Dark Truth Cover FlatWe are now less than two weeks away from the official launch of my debut novel, The Dark Truth. I received my author copies a week ago yesterday, and it was like Christmas in October. Getting that book in my hot little hands was the realization of a dream come true.

Receiving actual physical copies of The Dark Truth and seeing my words, the words that came out of my head, a story that originated in the deep, dark recesses of my brain, on paper in book form, gave me sorely needed validation.

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Dennis Haysbert as Pedro Cerrano in Major League. Thankfully I didn’t have to sacrifice a chicken to get published.

I have never been big on validation. I have always been confident in my work and my abilities as a professional communicator. I always felt like I knew what I was doing. We won’t discuss my actual insecurities. But, as it often does, life threw me a curve ball. And like fictitious Pedro Cerrano and the real life Aaron Judge, I had a hard time hitting this breaking ball.

Writing this book and getting it published is something that can never be taken away. Professionally, I was always a singles and doubles hitter, to use another baseball analogy. I rarely hit home runs. I crushed a few, but I had warning track power at best. I knocked this one out of the park, Aaron Judge style.

The official release date for The Dark Truth is Nov. 20, two weeks from yesterday. If you have not already pre-ordered it, you can finds the links to do so just below. If you have, I thank you, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed writing it. I am 46,000 words into the sequel, The Dark Descent, which is due out in April 2018 from my wonderful publisher, Trifecta Publishing House.

Amazon Trade Paperback
Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Trade Paperback
Barnes & Noble Nook
Smashwords e-book
Kobo e-book
iTunes e-book

Also, here are all the different ways you can follow me on the interwebs.

Blog: The Jerry Project
Podcast: Get The Knaak
Facebook: Jerry Knaak Author
Twitter: @GetTheKnaak
Amazon: Jerry Knaak Author Page
Goodreads: Jerry Knaak Author Profile
Instagram: @jerryknaak
Publisher: Jerry Knaak Author Page

Less Than Two Weeks Out

Next Two Books Locked Up

img_0001Earlier this evening, I signed a contract for the next two books in “The Dark Passage Series.” There will be at least three stories in this universe. Special thanks to my publisher, Trifecta Publishing House, for believing in me, my storytelling ability and marketability.

The Dark Passage Series

Book One: The Dark Truth – Pre-order now! Release Nov. 20
Book Two: The Dark Descent – April 2018
Book Three: The Dark Terror – March 2019

Here are all of the links to pre-order my debut novel, The Dark Truth. Thank you to everyone who already has, and I truly hope you enjoy it.

Amazon Trade Paperback
Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Trade Paperback
Barnes & Noble Nook
Smashwords e-book
Kobo e-book
iTunes e-book

Next Two Books Locked Up

Where to Order The Dark Truth

22237098_10212510335852055_114300165_nAs I mentioned last night, we are getting the pre-sale for “The Dark Truth” off the ground early. The trade paperback hit Amazon last night, two e-book retailers posted it last night as well. The trade paperback went live on Barnes & Noble some time this morning, and Amazon Kindle version went up in the last 24 hours. It went live on iTunes this morning as well.

Here are all of the links to pre-order my debut novel, “The Dark Truth.” Thank you to everyone who already has.

Amazon Trade Paperback
Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Trade Paperback
Smashwords e-book
Kobo e-book
iTunes e-book

Where to Order The Dark Truth

The Dark Truth Available to Order Now!

22237098_10212510335852055_114300165_nSo, a quirk of the publishing/book release process has resulted in a twist of fate. Originally scheduled for Oct. 25, the pre-sale for my debut novel The Dark Truth: Book One – The Dark Passage Series, is now available for pre-order! The official release date has not changed, it is still set for Nov. 20.

I also have created an Amazon author page.

Only the trade paperback is available for pre-order on Amazon right now, Kindle, and trade paperback/e-book will be available for pre-order through other retailers soon. I’ll post those links as soon as their available.

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The Dark Truth Available to Order Now!

In the Grand Scheme of Things

22237098_10212510335852055_114300165_nWhen I set out to write “The Dark Truth,” I wasn’t really sure where the story would take me. It became apparent very quickly that there would at least be a sequel. Early on in the writing process for that sequel, an idea came to me for a sidebar story. By the time “The Dark Truth” was finished, edited and picked up for publication, the premise for the fourth book, the third story in the original arc, hit me like a ton of bricks while I was getting dressed for work one morning.

Now, all of these things need names. “The Dark Truth” had a working title of “Shadows and Dust” when I first put pixels to screen. I knew that wouldn’t do, and fortuitous circumstances delivered “The Dark Truth.” I settled on “The Dark Descent” as the title for the sequel relatively quick, and my youngest recently came up with “The Dark Terror” for the third. I haven’t quite gotten there for title for the the fourth but I have a few ideas (how much do you want to bet it will have “Dark” in it?). Unfortunately, “Dark Chocolate” was ruled out.

After informing my publisher, Trifecta Publishing House, of the grand plan, the esteemed trio, the triumvirate, the “trifecta” as it were, expressed the need to name the series. After kicking it around for a bit, and noodling the top choices, “The Dark Passage Series” was chosen.

So, now, “The Dark Truth” is Book One – The Dark Passage Series, Book Two will be “The Dark Descent.” As for the order of Books Three and Four, I am unsure. I’m sure it’ll come to me. “The Dark Descent” is due out in April 2018. I won’t get into details because some some details still need to be worked out.

I should be able to unveil the print ready cover art very soon. As a reminder, the pre-sale starts Oct. 25, and the book is slated to drop Nov. 20. Excerpts are now available on Trifecta’s web site.

I guess I better get to writing.

In the Grand Scheme of Things

Sh!t is Getting Real Now

img_0001As I mentioned in my last post, as we get closer to the release date, things are moving much faster now. Much to my surprise and delight I received the electronic files, two e-book formats and print PDF, for my debut novel, “The Dark Truth,” from my publisher, Trifecta Publishing House, this afternoon.

I have looked at it in a Windows 10 browser, in Adobe Reader, iBooks, and my Kindle app. All I can say is that it is stunning. Props to Trifecta and their formatter for the amazing work so far. We are in the home stretch now.

I’ve included a piece of art in this post. I am not telling you what the bloody hand represents or what it’s for. Your going to have to buy the book to find out. Let’s just say it’s another one of those little touches that is going to make “The Dark Truth” something you’ll want to own and read again and again.

I wrote a story. Trifecta and many others have turned it into a book. And for that I am eternally grateful to everyone involved.

The book will be available for pre-order Oct. 25, and will be released Nov. 20.

Sh!t is Getting Real Now