Titillating Interview with Rick Tittle

TheDarkTruth6_850On Wednesday, Dec. 20, one month to the day after the release of my debut novel, I had the opportunity to appear on my pal Rick Tittle’s internationally syndicated Titillating Sports show in Sports Byline USA. We discussed Raiders history, my job as Raiders historian, and of course, my new novel, The Dark Truth. Rick’s show is picked up worldwide by the Armed Forces Radio network. I had to follow the Amazing Kreskin, which was no small feat.

As a former U.S. Navy sailor and Navy journalist and broadcaster on AFRTS, it was a thrill for me to talk about my profession and my endeavors with this audience. It was during my time with AFRTS in Iceland that convinced me that I had a future in sports media. Twenty years later, I have carved out a niche for myself in the industry and started a new endeavor as a novelist.

I’ve known Rick for a number of years and I am grateful for his support and this opportunity to discuss my passions with a worldwide audience.

In case you missed it, here it is for your listening pleasure. Check out my other radio appearances. Follow Rick on Twitter.

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Titillating Interview with Rick Tittle

The Dark Truth is an Amazon Bestseller

The Dark Truth, my debut novel, officially released today, and the Amazon Kindle version hit as high as No. 63 on the Amazon bestseller list for vampire books, regardless of format. It sits at No. 82 as I write this. Thank you to everyone who has helped make me an Amazon bestseller on DAY 1!

Order your copy now!

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Also got my first customer review on Amazon:

“Jerry Knaak has created a crossroads of good vs evil with all the mystery and suspense that surrounds vampire thrillers. The pages fly by as the author introduces Elizabeth, a newly-fashioned vampire as the good, and her creator, Andrei, who has been around for ages and has seen many, many victims, as the evil. Elizabeth and Andrei play a delicious game of cat and mouse throughout the entire novel. The push and pull of Elizabeth’s conscience is entertaining. A vampire must feed, yet, Elizabeth has a conscience and won’t prey on just anyone. All the while, Detective Sergeant Jonas Dietrich, is closing in on both of them with his old school detective style…the author left me wanting more!”

The Dark Truth is an Amazon Bestseller

The Dark Truth Released!

TheDarkTruth6_850Today is release day for my debut novel, The Dark Truth! This dark, gritty vampire tale set in modern-day San Francisco took approximately 21 months to bring to market.

I started writing in earnest in January 2016, wrote “The End” in February 2017, landed a publishing contract in March, and here we are. This is Book One of The Dark Passage Series, the next two are under contract, with The Dark Descent due out in April 2018, and The Dark Terror set for early 2019. Trifecta Publishing House is my publisher, Ingram is the distributor.

The Dark Truth is available in trade paperback, Kindle and e-book.

Order your copy now! Fangs for your support!

The Dark Truth Released!

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