Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Russian Facebook


If anyone is interested in contacting me, feel free to check out my VK account. VK is the Russian rip-off of Facebook. It’s exactly like Facebook (color scheme and all), except Putin is somehow watching everybody at all times.

Oh, and judging by news feed, people are able to post inappropriate pics, which is totally unlike real Facebook. (On real Facebook, they have computer system thingies that can tell the difference between nipples and elbows.)

Anyway, I’m not plugging VK because of that. I’m saying it’s a perfectly good tool to keep in touch with people. Specifically Russian people. Or me. So yeah, check it out.

Plus, I need more friends. So… there’s that.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Island on Fire


Last year, I wrote a romantic fantasy called Island on Fire. I was sick of reading about vampires and other pale guys who morph into wolves and stuff, so I decided to use a completely different fantasy world: Hawaiian mythology. Of course, a bunch of books have used Hawaiian creatures before, and tropical volcanoes will always be great settings for fiction, but I felt that Hawaiian mythology wasn’t nearly as overused as other legends.

My plan is to get this story released sometime next year. Nothing’s in place yet, but I really have high hopes for this one. It has an interesting conflict, and a really vivid setting.

But you can see for yourself. The first chapter is available on Harlequin’s website. Tell me what you think. Are you enjoying the characters as much as I enjoyed writing about them?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A New Western Serial Is Riding Your Way


Hey everyone! Big news! My dad has a brand new western mystery coming out through an online publisher called Mysterical-E. It’s a cliffhanger serial released in three parts, and the first part can be found here. It’s a little bit funny, a little bit exciting, and there are plenty of shoot-outs, horse chases, and secret experiments. Plus, it takes place in early Hollywood, so expect a lot of real stars with dangerous secrets.

Monday, June 9, 2014

PICTURES? I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ PICTURES!


Some of you (heck, all of you) have noticed that I haven’t really posted a lot of pictures on this blog. Now, most bloggers out there try to jazz up their pages in the name of aesthetics or whatever.

However, I am not most bloggers. Sure, I have tons of pictures I want to show you, and most of them are pretty awesome and/or embarrassing. But I can’t upload them. See, China blocks websites like this one, so I have to use a V.P.N. every time I post something. And for some reason, my V.P.N. can’t handle pictures… or much of anything, really.

Until I figure this out (or I move to a different country), it looks like this blog won’t be very aesthetically pleasing. But hopefully, you like some of my words. If I write a thousand of ’em, that’s sort of like a picture, right?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Microwave Technology


Everybody has a microwave. It’s an important part of any kitchen, especially if you’re lazy and/or addicted to ramen noodles. But what did it feel like to be the first housewife to use a microwave? Did she understand how it worked? Did she worry about radiation?

I decided to write a horror story about an unhappy housewife (a desperate one, if you will) who doesn’t trust her new microwave. And when she starts hearing tapping noises from the other side of the glass, she starts to wonder if maybe this kitchen appliance is actually a doorway to somewhere else. Somewhere dark.

If that sounds interesting to you, check out my brand new story “Microwave Technology.” It’s part of a horror anthology with a bunch of creepy creatures and horrible happenings. Why don’t you curl up with a nice bag of microwave popcorn and prepare to be scared.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bleeding Cool Shout-Out


Hey everyone! I got a nice shout-out in Bleeding Cool News. They wrote some pretty nice things about the Mythos Grimmly anthology that’s coming out later this year. Check out the article. And I’ll be sure to keep you posted about when this one is released.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WAKING UP… TO A FREE BOOK!


Hey everyone! You wanna win a free copy of my new romance? Of course you do. You’re a very cheap person! Don’t be ashamed. That’s why I like you!

Where was I? Oh, yeah… Free copy. Head on over to Harlequin Junkie and enter the contest today! Remember, my book is called Waking Up to Love, and it’s bundled together with some other awesome titles.

Good luck! I hope you win!

Monday, May 26, 2014

WAKING UP… TO A BRAND NEW ROMANCE NOVEL


Well, everyone! The day is finally here! My new romance novel Waking Up to Love is FINALLY available on Amazon as well as through Crimson Romance. This is my first ever romance story, and I’m pretty proud of it. I wanted to use all the usual romance tropes (comas, twins, mistaken identities, friends-to-lovers) in one big, soapy blend.

I won’t tell you any more of the details, except to say that there are also near-drownings, heated arguments, and a lot of romantic tension. Pick up your copy today!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Welcome to Amazon


I have an Amazon author page. Probably should’ve mentioned that earlier. You can see all my latest information there. Well, not ALL my information. It doesn’t have my social security number or my shoe size, but it does have a lot of my publication information.

It also has a couple photos of me that I random selected from my desktop because they were either A) not embarrassing, or B) embarrassing, but in an endearing way.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Facebook


Hello, internet. I try to keep this blog as up-to-date as possible. That can be a little difficult because
1) I live in Gansu Province, where internet connections go to die.
2) The Chinese government blocks Blogspot, so I have to work my non-existent internet magic.
And 3) I don’t have a third item. I just think that lists should come in threes.

The point is, I try to keep this blog updated, but I usually get bogged down by outside factors (i.e. bad internet connections… or sleep). But there is one website where I check at least once a day: Facebook. If you aren’t my Facebook friend yet, drop me a message. I don’t bite.

Unless provoked. Or unless you put your hand too close to my face before I’m able to properly smell you.

Anyway…

My Facebook name is Evan.Purcell1, not to be confused by the OTHER Evan Purcell on Facebook. Apparently, he’s a pretty well-respected bluegrass musician. We have never met.