Monday, June 18, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

BLOOD HARBOR crowd-funded on Kickstarter!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1453332805/blood-harbor-a-novel-of-suspense?ref=live

Rick Chesler's new suspense novel, BLOOD HARBOR, has been successfully crowd-funded on Kickstarter, for publication in February 2013 in e-book, paperback and audiobook formats.

                                          Blood Harbor

Matt Knox managed to reach middle age without ever breaking a law. So far as he is aware, he has never transcended the law, ever, no matter how trivial. He will not step outside the lines of a crosswalk. He refuses to take the "creative" tax write-offs suggested to him by professional advisers. He will not opt to get away with anything simply because he can.

Until now.

When a local crime gang forces Matt into helping them rob a museum in order to take advantage of his holier-than-thou reputation, the floodgates Matt has carefully erected on the river of his true self come crashing down. His first targets: the criminals who unleashed his monster within. Their gruesome demises put a charming, California seaside town on extreme edge. But once the common criminals are dealt with, Matt struggles to put a stop to his new-found addiction, and a local cop, recently fired for being on the take, fights to convince the townspeople that Matt "The Saint" Knox is not at all what he seems.


For updates visit http://rickchesler.com.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Free Short Story

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088GGSX6/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_alp_Eq4Ypb1NJ3CE8

"The Most Dangerous Reality" is FREE ($0.00) for Amazon kindle for the next 3 days. If you download it, how about leaving a short reader review when you're done?

Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Guest blog post about Kickstarter


Part I: Henrik Nielsen's blog post about Kickstarter:
http://theories.dk/?p=447&lang=en

Part II: (linked to from end of part I, but here's a direct link), Rick Chesler's Post-Mortem Kickstarter Campaign post:
http://theories.dk/?p=463&lang=en

In my part of the series I discuss the my Kicksarter experiences for my new novel BLOOD HARBOR.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Short story release

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088GGSX6/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_alp_Eq4Ypb1NJ3CE8

Just released today: a single edition of short story "The Most Dangerous Reality" which originally appeared in anthology THE GAME from Seven Realms Publishing. The story is inspired by the classic short story "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell, in which a man is hunted for sport by a wealthy outdoorsman.

Priced at only 99 cents, and available exclusively on the kindle platform, I hope you are able to spend some time in "The Most Dangerous Reality."

Saturday, June 2, 2012

BLOOD HARBOR Kickstarter campaign: FUNDED!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1453332805/blood-harbor-a-novel-of-suspense

 Good news, suspense fans! The kickstarter campaign for my brand new novel, BLOOD HARBOR, has met its funding goal and so the book will be published in early 2013 (January for backers, February official release). As of this writing there are still 9 days remaining in the campaign, though, so if you'd like to get involved by making a pledge, you can still get your name in the Acknowledgements section of the book, as well as have a signed paperback mailed to you, or even narrate a chapter of the audiobook edition! Here's a description of the novel:

Matt Knox managed to reach middle age without ever breaking a law. So far as he is aware, he has never transcended the law, ever, no matter how trivial. He will not step outside the lines of a crosswalk. He refuses to take the "creative" tax write-offs suggested to him by professional advisers. He will not opt to get away with anything simply because he can.
Until now.

When a local crime gang forces Matt into helping them rob a museum in order to take advantage of his holier than thou reputation, the floodgates Matt has carefully erected on the river of his true self come crashing down. His first targets: the criminals who unleashed his monster within. Their gruesome demises put a charming, California seaside town on extreme edge. But once the common criminals are dealt with, Matt struggles to put a stop to his new-found addiction, and a local cop, recently fired for being on the take, fights to convince the townspeople that Matt "The Saint" Knox is not at all what he seems.


If that sounds like your cup of tea, stop by the campaign on kickstarter, where you can essentially pre-order a copy with some extra perks:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1453332805/blood-harbor-a-novel-of-suspense