Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Another Release...Another Week of "Ah!"

June 19th is the official release of my upcoming YA paranormal novel, Hideous!

That's two days away. Ah! It's driving me insane. I'm working on my new cyberpunk book, which I'm about 80% through, and this latest release has definitely been creeping into my thoughts as I struggle to make progress on that book.

This morning, I reread some pages from Hideous. It reminded me how much I miss Luke Retter. He's an underdog. Things don't ever seem to work out for him, and yet, somehow, he keeps on going. That's something I admire about him. You can kick him and kick him, but he doesn't care. Unfortunately, I think that's only because he's been kicked so much that he doesn't realize when it's happening. It takes something far worse than anything he's experienced to wake him from his apathy.

Oh, Luke. I don't know what the future holds for you, but we had good times. It was frightening, and some days, I didn't know how we were going to make it, but we did. I only hope that others fall in love with you the way I did when I wrote this story.

Fortunately, some of the early reviews are fairly promising. Check them out. And of course, remember the book comes out this Thursday:

"A stark world, combined with raw, uncensored scenes of life in the dregs of society makes Hideous a great book along with the progression towards  making decisions. Finding out who cares. After reading it I believe the key demographic is that of a young male audience, with the author’s writing style and themes likely to be appreciated most by those that this author is most akin to. I highly enjoyed Hideous and would gladly recommend it for those looking for a darker Paranormal book." - Josh at Greedy Bug Book Reviews

"I want to see young gay guys engaged by characters they can relate to, and with Hideous the author has succeeded. I’m not saying that every gay male is going to like it or that it won’t be enjoyed by the major demographic reading in this genre - females. I am way, way past my teenage years, and a female, and I was engaged from beginning to end. 5 Stars!" - Kazza at On Top Down Under Book Reviews

"Mr. McCormack (Clipped) seems to find it impossible to disappoint; his incursion into the young adult genre is as compelling and powerful as expected. And so another page turner is delivered in the form of a paranormal fantasy that must be read in one sitting." - Joha at Littles Books