<![CDATA[Joss L. Riley - Blog]]>Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:01:41 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[New ebook cover art for 'Prey for Day']]>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:22:59 GMThttp://playinginthedeepend.weebly.com/blog/new-ebook-cover-art-for-prey-for-day
 It felt like time for a change. So I cracked open Photoshop and lost sleep.

I haven't made much progress on the writing front, however, which is a pity. And I'm terrible at new year resolutions, so if I'm going to write myself out of this rut I will need to be disciplined. 

That will be challenge for me :).

In the meantime, 'Prey For Day and Other Stories' is free on Amazon today. Just click here to pick up your copy. Give it a read and let me know what you think about.
<![CDATA[Writing and the White Stuff]]>Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:00:24 GMThttp://playinginthedeepend.weebly.com/blog/writing-and-the-white-stuffThere's snow outside my window. That means hot cocoa and curling up with three of writing projects while I ponder where the hell 2013 went.

Book Bit #1 (Untitled Pre-dystopian novel)

Had Isaac been born here, London City might seem far less captivating. He could look past the glimmer and easily see the grime. 

It was one thing to read about the metropolises of the former United Kingdom, their stunning technologies and how parts of the world changed overnight, leaping decades into the future and far ahead of the isolated wastelands that did little more than connect the cities now. It was entirely something else to live inside one.  

Book Bit #2 (Untitled Paranormal series)

Gabriel watched Reese from his high seat. She chopped off her hair again. This time into a girlish pixie cut. He liked it. He smiled. Then he dropped his eyes to the report in front of him, skimming the top page and considering that Reese might’ve made the drastic change in an attempt to age her appearance. She still looked like the young witch he met five years ago. Wide-eyed, beautiful and dangerously beguiling. But she carried herself like a true hereditary witch now.

Book Bit #3 (Prey For Day: Revelations)

The vampire walked in, darkness stalking his back and him reveling inside Panama City’s noise and heat. The door shut, the chimes quit and the sound of nothingness reclaimed the narrow space of his shop. Noel took two steps forward into the florescence. He looked just as Six remembered him. Their eyes met for a long, silent pause before he felt his fingers moving again, his gaze returning to the cut piece of wool in his lap. 

“I wouldnt’ve believed it if I hadn’t seen it in the flesh. It took me months to find you,” Noel said.

He was never trying that hard to hide from the world. He just figured the world wanted little to do with him anymore.

“Well,” Six said, sliding loose thread through the needle eye, “as I recall persistence and fastidiousness were your strong suits.” 

Noel’s chest puffed out. “Should I call you Juan?”

Six  stuck the needle in the pin cushion on the glass counter and shrugged his shoulders. “Everyone else here does.”

<![CDATA[My Week With Books - The Buys]]>Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:16:47 GMThttp://playinginthedeepend.weebly.com/blog/my-week-with-books-the-buysSorcerers of the Nightwing - Geoffrey Huntington
Devon March has grown up knowing two things: the monsters in the closet are real, and he is stronger than they are. But at fourteen years old, he still doesn’t know why.
A recommendation from @SJHollis. I'm a sucker for anything that even mentions the word Nightwing, so this was a no-brainer. Also, Geoffrey has one of the best bios on Amazon.

The Hand That Feeds - Michael W. Garza

How far will a parent go to keep their child alive? John and Angela Mason’s lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell. John watches his wife slip into madness as his son rises from the dead. He realizes they must escape the terrifying infection in order to survive but how can he choose between the insanity consuming his wife and the undying hunger of his son. An appetite for death will come in one form or another and it will be left to John to decide on the hand that feeds.
Zombies, spaceships AND DRAGONS!!! I had to check this one out.

<![CDATA[My Week With Books - The Reads]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:52:33 GMThttp://playinginthedeepend.weebly.com/blog/my-week-with-books-the-readsThe Reads
So these are my reads for this week. Tomorrow I'll post my new purchases.

I'm Starved For You - Margaret Atwood

Husband and wife Stan and Charmaine are among thousands who have committed to a new social order because the old one is all but broken. Outside the walls of Consilience, more than half the country is out of work, gangs of the drug-addicted and disaffected menace the streets, warlords disrupt the food supply, and overcrowded correctional facilities churn out offenders to make room for more.
I purchased this a mouth ago, but haven't had time to read it until now. This is a Kindle Singles title so I believe it's exclusive to Amazon. Enjoying it so far. 

<![CDATA[Poll Question: What Would You Do If?]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:18:05 GMThttp://playinginthedeepend.weebly.com/blog/poll-question-what-would-you-do-ifThis is so random, but I woke up the other morning with this fuzzy thought in my head. It must've been a remnant of a dream I was having. Anyway, I thought a poll on the internet might be a good way to shake the thought or flesh out the idea.

<![CDATA[My Book is on Sale This Week @ Smashwords!!!]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:41:53 GMThttp://playinginthedeepend.weebly.com/blog/my-book-is-on-sale-this-week-smashwordsPicture
Supernatural beings living amongst humans. Vengeful angels. Worlds with no hope. 'Prey For Day and Other Stories' is a collection of four spine-tingling and thought-provoking tales. Devour these wicked treats from author Joss L. Riley. In this debut publication, Joss introduces you to four of her bravest characters as they face uncertainty and doom. 

Born a vampire in a world where supernaturals no longer have to hide their existence, Eva lives with a secret dangerous enough to threaten the tenuous balance between her kind and humanity in the title story, 'Prey For Day'. 

In 'The Dreadful Death of Dark Midnight', be careful what you pray for. The angels of the Black Paternoster may be listening. 

Take a glimpse into bleak futures, where nature rebels against itself and humanity is at the mercy of the elements in the flash fiction stories: 'Black Rains' and 'No Dawn Again'. 

Click here and enter discount code: RN25X