Buried Hope is published!

I am now officially a self-published writer, which means I have to rescind my self-given title of Unpublished Bestselling Writer. Maybe Soon-To-Be Bestselling Writer, just to keep the same shallow sass. This isn’t as exciting as I thought it would be, though it probably doesn’t help that I’m going through a lot of personal things right now. But it is absolutely great still.

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It’s up on Amazon and you can buy it here.

It’s a 25,000 word sci-fi/dystopian novella at $.99, and I have both a short blurb and a long blurb you can read to pique your interest.

The world is dead… and for a thousand years, they’ve hidden.

The citizens claim they love Spes, the underground city where they evade the deadly toxins of the surface world, but the walls never end and the guards never cease to watch. There is a longing to escape, and a hope that someday the world might live again.

But how do the people know what they are told is truth? How far will they go to trust the unknown, and how much will they fight for that they cannot have?


The world is dead. The world is dead. The world is dead… and for a thousand years, they’ve hidden. The bulb in the sky burns too hot and the winds of the surface world cut like knives. But it is the air that will kill you—when the cold wind seeps in, you die.

In the underground city of Spes, one bloodline has been granted the living gift by the timeless Eye. Only the Numbers and their blessed blood can survive the toxins of the world-with-no-walls. Through the Home Gate, the Number teleports to distant Gates—where the speeds of time have ripped, and years in one are days in another—to see if time has cured the land from the sins of men long gone and dead. 

Thirty-one Numbers have come and gone, the gilded cloak passed from kin to kin, and when young Victor takes his right as Number Thirty-Two, his callow heart leads him wrong. He breaks the code. He risks his life. He travels to the surface world without planting the seed in his chosen bride, the seed to continue the blood solely his.

The Chancellor and the Eye’s Guard must hope the young Number returns from the voyage to the dead world, or the ancient line will end. And if they end, how will Spes know if the world is habitable? If they end, how will Spes survive the Eye?

So yeah, it’s only $.99 which is pretty much one less soda this week. I’d really appreciate you guys giving me a chance, and if you like it maybe you could leave a review. Every review and every purchase helps me go up the ranks, and higher ranks means more visibility.


18 thoughts on “Buried Hope is published!

  1. dude, it’s not there, and my .99 is burning a hole in my pocket.  

    No society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the living generation.       Thomas Jefferson


    • Oh, and reading that passage I came up with an idea for a sequel already (yeah, I know :p)- what if one Number has an affair and there’s a bastard Number running around?

      • So I read the book and I think it’s EXCELLENT. The plot twist toward the end was masterfully crafted and Eight as a character is probably my favorite. My only qualm was that there seemed to not too much detail on the conflict between Viktor and Richard.

      • Yay, I’m glad you liked it! I can see where you’re coming from about the V/R conflict, but I hope the next parts of the book make that problem less of an issue.

      • Sure thing, will do it soon.

        By the way, I’m sneaking in a shameless advertisement of Buried Hope into a powerpoint presentation. Seeing how it’s for a Creative Writing class, I’m sure I’ll get you another reader or four.

  2. Slightly (and inexplicably) ashamed to say I first saw your name on Cracked. I’m so glad I followed your blog link. Your book sounds amazing and you seem like a really talented guy. Bought it in an instant and I can’t wait to read it. I hope it does really well!
    Good luck. 🙂

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