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A New Story Begins...

In just over a month, the first new book I've published in nearly six years will release. It's been a fun ride getting back into things. Things are wrapping up on the production of Fram Gage and The Holographic Manand I'm looking forward to it's release.
So I can breathe a little, right?
Actually, no.
Because over the past month I've been putting together a new story. I've been working out the plot, characters, settings and more. I'm excited to start this book because it's completely new ... kinda. While it's not part of any particular franchise I've already written, there are things about this book that I have to carefully reveal.
That being said, the characters and settings are completely new. While writing the third Fram Gage book helped ease me back into that writing rhythm, this story is helping me dive into something fresh that I create from the beginning.
What's the name of this story? Tentatively it is titled The Legend of Kyd Lumin. I ma…

Shadow Fall (Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron, #2) Book Review

Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'll preface this by saying I did not enjoy the first book. I listened to it on audiobook and it took a couple months to get through it. I decided the narrator was the problem and that I would read the second book instead.

This book came across much better. Though in the beginning, I had the same issue of not being able to dive into it. It just didn't grab my attention. Fortunately, about a third of the way in, I started reading it at a regular pace and enjoyed the book for the most part.

The story is okay. To me the biggest part of the story happens about halfway through and then it became a book of survival on assorted planets/moons/I'm not sure what.

So, I liked it at least. That's saying something compared to the last one. But I'll admit, there are just too many characters to follow, too many perspectives to focus on, and thus, too much going on all the time that it makes it difficult to know what's the pl…

Fram Gage and The Holographic Man Pre-Order Bonus!

As mentioned on my live broadcast today (video below), anyone who pre-orders Fram Gage and The Holographic Man between now and September 8, 2020 will be sent ebook copies of the first two books in the series (Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability and Fram Gage and The Three Adversaries) for FREE!
All you need to do is message me on Facebook or email me at dshepherd210 at hotmail dot com (spelled out to prevent spambots from finding it, but you should enter it the normal way😎) with a copy of your purchase receipt. Please be sure to blur or hide any personal information on the receipt if at all possible.
You can pre-order the book at any of the below locations: AmazonApple BooksSmashwordsBarnes & Noble

Fram Gage and The Holographic Man Book Cover

I am excited to reveal the cover for Fram Gage and The Holographic Man! The first new book I've written and published in nearly six years. (Stay tuned for the book trailer later this week!)
The final showdown has arrived!
Orphans Fram Gage and his friends hope to be reunited with their parents. But The Holographic Man has other plans for them.
He's trapped them within the confines of a holographic world where their forgotten pasts are revealed. What they learn affects them in ways they never imagined possible.
They must overcome adversity, heartbreaking revelations, and painful truths in their determination to put an end to the Holographic Man, escape, and ultimately, find their parents.
Will they succeed?
Pre-Order Now on at: Amazon Apple BooksSmashwords Barnes & Noble