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J.P. Barnett

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AUGUST 1, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 
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J.P. Barnett grew up in a tiny Texas town where the list of possible vocations failed to include published author. In second grade, he worked harder than any other student to deliver a story about a tiger cub who singlehandedly saved the U.S. Military, earning him a shiny gold star and a lifelong appreciation of telling a good story.

Fast forwarding through decades of schooling and a career as a software engineer, J.P. Barnett stepped away from it all to get back to his first real passion. Years of sitting at a keyboard gifted him with some benefit, though, including blazing fast typing hands and a full tank of creativity.

As a child, J.P. consumed any book he could get his hands on. The likes of Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Dean Koontz paved the bookshelves of his childhood, providing a plethora of fantastical and terrifying tales that he read way too early in life. Though the effect these books had on his psyche could be called into question, these masters of storytelling managed to warp his mind in just the perfect way to spin a fun yarn or two.

J.P. currently resides in San Antonio with his wife and hellion of a cat, both of whom look at him dubiously with some frequency.

Books

Up Next

Watch for Book 3 in the “Lorestalker” series of suspense/horror thrillers, The Witch of Gray’s Point, to release on December 2, 2019.

It hides in the shadows, waits in the desert, ready to pounce on any who enter its domain.

To Miriam Brooks, a solo study trip to an abandoned desert ranch house sounds like the perfect respite from the world, a way to unwind and center herself after a string of unbelievable encounters with terrifying monsters.

Yet the desert isn’t devoid of life. Something lurks outside her window, changing its form to suit its mysterious needs. She’s familiar with the stories, but legend becomes reality when she stands face-to-face with a soulless copy of herself.

Another day, another monster… but before she can act, Miriam is unexpectedly flanked by the father she’s been trying to avoid, along with two cocky assistants who don’t understand the threat they face. She’s equipped to battle the shape-shifting terror hiding in the darkness, but being forced to finally confront her father might just kill her.

The Kraken of Cape Madre

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AUDIOBOOK

Watch for the complete unabridged audiobook to release in early 2020.

PRINT BOOK INFO:

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622530756
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-075-5
5 x 8 x 0.6312 (0.679 Lbs)
280 Pages (26/carton)
List Price: $14.95

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THE TEAM

J.P. Barnett – Author
Mike Robinson – Editor
Richard Tran – Cover Artist
Lane Diamond – Interior Designer

The Beast of Rose Valley

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The complete unabridged audiobook is now available (just click on an icon below).

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PRINT BOOK INFO:

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622530713
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-071-7
5 x 8 x 0.6227 (0.670 Lbs)
276 Pages (26/carton)
List Price: $14.95

NOTE ON AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF THIS BOOK:

This book is also available directly as $14.95 Autographed Paperback (we’ll add $5 for shipping & handling). To order, just  EMAIL US HERE. Please include the title of the book, quantity desired, and your PayPal address so we can invoice you.

THE TEAM

J.P. Barnett – Author
Mike Robinson – Editor
Richard Tran – Cover Artist
Lane Diamond – Interior Designer

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

We have so many excellent thrillers for your entertainment pleasure, from many different talented authors. To give a little taste of what you can expect, we’re even offering some of the short stories pictured below to you for FREE. And to be sure you always remain up to date on this ever-expanding category, which often includes some great bargains, please CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER.

DEVANE’S REALITY ($0.99) – Lane Diamond
ELOAH: THE DRUIDS (Free) – Lex Allen
ENEMIES OF THE STATE (Free) – Jeff Altabef
GODSKNIFE: LINEAGE (Free) – Timothy C. Ward
SECOND CHANCES (Free) – Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef

Then we have a broad catalog of full-length novels for you, many of them award winners, often part of a series, and always professionally edited and designed. We think you’re going to love them. Find them all below, listed alphabetically by title.


10-30
Michael Golvach

An American Family
An American Family – Book 1
Jackson Baer

The Beast of Rose Valley
Lorestalker – Book 1
J.P. Barnett

Black and White Truth
The Syndicate-Born Trilogy – Book 2
K.M. Hodge

Brink of Dawn
Chosen – Book 2
Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef

Broometime Serenade
The Oz Files – Book 1
Barry Metcalf

The Cold Room
A Dark Night Thriller – Book 2
Jason LaVelle

Confessions of Eden
Michelle Reagan – Book 1
Scott Shinberg

The Dark of Night
A Dark Night Thriller – Book 3
Jason LaVelle

The Devil’s Bane
Tony Hooper – Book 2
Lane Diamond

Devil’s Dance
A Nephilim Thriller – Book 2
Jeff Altabef

Devil’s Den
A Nephilim Thriller – Book 1
Jeff Altabef

Directive One
Michelle Reagan – Book 2
Scott Shinberg

Eloah: No Heaven
Eloah – Book 1
Lex Allen

Eloah: No Hell
Eloah – Book 2
Lex Allen

Eloah: No Religion
Eloah – Book 3
Lex Allen

Enfold Me
Steven Greenberg

Fluid Shock
The Holocaust Engine – Book 2
David Rike & Stephen Patrick

Forgive Me, Alex
Tony Hooper – Book 1
Lane Diamond

Fracture Point
A Point Thriller – Book 1
Jeff Altabef

Galerie
Steven Greenberg

Godsknife: Revolt
Godsknife – Book 1
Timothy C. Ward

Hear No More
Gemination – Book 1
Melsa Manton

The Holocaust Engine
The Holocaust Engine – Book 2
David Rike & Stephen Patrick

Inlet Boys
PI Kowalski – Book 1
Chris Krupa

Intrigue at Sandy Point
The Oz Files – Book 2
Barry Metcalf

The Kraken of Cape Madre
Lorestalker – Book 2
J.P. Barnett

Kubrick’s Game
Derek Taylor Kent

Life after Death
An American Family – Book 2
Jackson Baer

Lost at Logans Beach
The Oz Files – Book 4
Barry Metcalf

The Possession
Writer’s Block – Book 1
A.K. Kuykendall

Purgatory
Writer’s Block – Book 2
A.K. Kuykendall

Red on the Run
The Syndicate-Born Trilogy – Book 1
K.M. Hodge

The Sally Ride Chronicle
The Syndicate-Born Trilogy – Book 4
K.M. Hodge

Scorched Souls
Chosen – Book 3
Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef

See No More
Gemination – Book 2
Melsa Manton

Shatter Point
A Point Thriller – Book 2
Jeff Altabef

Speak No More
Gemination – Book 3
Melsa Manton

Spirit of Warrnambool
The Oz Files – Book 3
Barry Metcalf

Split the Middle
Michael Golvach

Tall Dark Heart
PI Kowalski – Book 2
Chris Krupa

The Temptation of Destiny
Call of Destiny – Book 1
D.M. Earley

They Tell Me You Are Brutal
Duncan Cochrane – Book 3
David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are Crooked
Duncan Cochrane – Book 2
David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are Cunning
Duncan Cochrane – Book 4
David Hagerty

They Tell Me You Are Wicked
Duncan Cochrane – Book 1
David Hagerty

True Blue Son
The Syndicate-Born Trilogy – Book 3
K.M. Hodge

Whispers in the Shadows
A Dark Night Thriller – Book 1
Jason LaVelle

Whispers of the Dead
Zoë Delante Thriller – Book 1
C.L. Roberts-Huth

Whispers of the Serpent
Zoë Delante Thriller – Book 2
C.L. Roberts-Huth

Whispers of the Sidhe
Zoë Delante Thriller – Book 3
C.L. Roberts-Huth

Wind Catcher
Chosen – Book 1
Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef

The Witch Of Gray’s Point
Lorestalker – Book 3
J.P. Barnett

Thank you, and please enjoy!

Why Evolved Publishing, and who is EP, exactly?

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER, DAVE LANE (aka LANE DIAMOND):

First, this is really aimed at our readers, but I think aspiring authors will also find it informative. At Evolved Publishing (EP), we have a motto: “Quality is Priority #1!” We often joke that it isn’t just a slogan, but practically our religion. In fact, that’s not such a joke, as we take it more seriously than you may know.

At our inception in August 2011, I never imagined we’d be that publisher (or agent on behalf of publishers) who rejected 95-99% of submissions. I always thought that was rather lazy on their part, that they weren’t giving authors a fair shake. In the last 7 years, my thinking has changed a bit on that score. I still think they’re overly tight and not terribly fair, but I also think I understand why: frustration.

At one point (I think in 2012-2013), I rejected 157 consecutive submissions. Man, that was sooooooooo frustrating, and a bit heartbreaking. In our first 4 years after forming, we rejected approximately 97% of submissions. So yeah… we did, in fact, become that publisher—not because we wanted it that way, but because we were determined to maintain the highest possible standards.

Nowadays, I can happily report that we’re only rejecting about 80-85% of submissions—still high, but a little better. Two things have happened: 1) we receive fewer submissions, and; 2) the overall quality of those submissions is higher. I view these as extremely positive developments. Perhaps word got out to authors out there that EP is tough! That’s okay. In fact, that’s perfect.

The end result? Ah, well, this is what it’s all about. The end result is a great team of creative professionals, producing well-polished, engaging, intriguing, highly entertaining books for our readers. If you look at our average reviews at sites like Amazon, you’ll see evidence of that. You should also take a look at some of the awards we’ve won, which you can find here: https://evolvedpub.com/awards-won/.

And let’s talk a little about those awards…. I think it’s important because, these days, one can grab an “award” from just about anywhere. Many of them, frankly, aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. We try to focus our attention only on those awards sites that carry a reputable brand. Yes, at EP, we’re all about brand reputation. And so, we know from some of these awards sites that, depending on genres and seasons, they award anywhere from 2% to as many as 10% of submissions. Despite those tough, low numbers, we’re enjoying a 50% to 80% success rate at the very same sites. We’re WAY above the curve.

Additionally, when we submit to review sites like Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Midwest Book Review, Readers’ Favorite, and others, we invariably receive a great review.

Why is that? Well, I refer you to the first three paragraphs of this post, but to recap…. We’re very (I usually hate that word) discerning about the authors we bring on board. Then, we employ editorial guidelines that are second to none, in my opinion, to bring to you a highly polished, most professional product.

You work hard for your money, and whether you’re paying $0.99 for an eBook or $29.95 for a top-notch hardcover, you deserve a great value. We give it to you. That’s our promise, and that will never change.

IN OTHER (BUT SIMILAR) NEWS

We have some talented new authors who’ve joined the EP Team in recent months, and whose work you’ll be able to enjoy soon (or whose books recently released). We hope you’ll embrace each of these (alphabetical by last name, with first books releasing 2018 or 2019):
Jackson Baer – Contemporary Suspense Thrillers
J.P. Barnett – Suspense/Horror Thrillers
Patrick Canning – Literary/Contemporary Adventure
Taya DeVere – Literary/Women’s Fiction
D.M. Earley – Suspense Fiction
Teri Fink – Historical and Literary Fiction
Carmen Kemp – Literary/Women’s Fiction
Chris Krupa – Crime Thrillers, Mystery/Detective
A.K. Kuykendall – Conspiracy Thrillers, Horror, Science Fiction
Jason LaVelle – Suspense Thrillers, Paranormal
Melsa M. Manton – Science Fiction/Psychological Thrillers
Richard Robbins – Contemporary/Literary Sagas
Daryl Rothman – Literary Suspense, Young Adult Fantasy

We welcome all of these authors, who add to the rich environment here at EP.

Be sure to stay tuned to this blog, and to SUBCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER, to remain up-to-date on all the exciting book releases we have coming your way. We hope you’ll also follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

As always, thank you so much for your support. Without you, there would be no us. Feel free to contact us any time at Admin@EvolvedPub.com.