Edit: The first draft is complete and on its way to alpha readers.

On Friday I decided to take a little break and work on the prologue for a companion series to Deathless. It has familiar faces like Trevor and our friends at Mohn corp, but it deals with The Builders instead of everyone’s favorite undead. Here’s a sneak peek at the rough draft for the blurb. Does this sound like something you’d read? I hope so, because I’ve cranked out a staggering 50,000 words over the last week. I like the premise, I like writing in the first person and I love the super powers: It’s X-Files meets Heroes.

Project Solaris I write software at a startup in Silicon Valley, where Google is king and Elon Musk holds court. I have my dream job, but I also have a secret.

We are not alone. The last time I was taken I was fourteen. Three weeks ago I had my twenty-eight birthday, and part of me knows that they will soon come again. I devoted my life to technology so I’d be ready when they returned. Others have prepared too, and I will find them.

Together we will harness the abilities they have given us. We are Project Solaris. It’s time to fight back.

Project Solaris


  • I would give it a once over. Sounds fun.

  • I would read it!!!

  • I think it reads well. Although a well-known here in the Bay Area & among techies, I don’t think Elon Musk is a household name amongst the general population. You may want cite Tesla or just come up with a fictitious name (and not have to fret about accusations of slander). Nice work!

    • Thanks, Adam! I researched name usage fairly carefully and I should be safe as he won’t be mentioned in the book, but I’ll probably reword the blurb to remove the mention anyway.

      As of today I have after 20k left to write and am hoping to have a first draft done by Friday. So far it reads pretty well.

      • Chris….
        I am a definite fan of the series…keep doing what you are doing, it`s great and more importantly original!

        • Thanks, Marc. Waking up to comments like these definitely make my day! If you have any interest in beta reading the next book feel free to sign up for the mailing list. I’d love to hear what you think of Project Solaris, and of Vampires Don’t Sparkle when that’s ready to be beta read =)

  • I would give it go even though aliens aren’t my favorite topic.


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