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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

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

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

The Beast of Rose Valley

AUDIOBOOK

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

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(You can sample the audio book here, via link right under the cover.)
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(You can sample the audio book here, via link right under the cover.)
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AWARDS

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

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.

Authors

These talented authors bring you fun, entertaining, enlightening, compelling, and thrilling books across a broad spectrum of genres.

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Lex Allen
Conspiracy Thrillers,
Alternate History
Jeff Altabef
Jeff Altabef
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thrillers,
Young Adult & Adult

W. Town Andrews
Suspense Thrillers,
Espionage/Spies

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Jackson Baer
Contemporary Family Saga,
Suspense Thriller
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Ciara Ballintyne
Dark Epic Fantasy
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Richard Barager
Historical Fiction,
Literary Fiction

J.P. Barnett
Horror, Dark
Suspense Thrillers

C


Julia Camp
Literary Fiction,
Military Fiction
Patrick Canning
Patrick Canning
Literary Fiction,
Adventure

J.F. Collen
Historical Fiction,
Literary Fiction,
Women’s Fiction

D

Michael Dadich
Michael Dadich
Fantasy, Sci-Fi,
Young Adult
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Marlin Desault (Deceased)
Sci-Fi, Time Travel

Taya DeVere
Literary Fiction,
Women’s Fiction
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Lane Diamond
Psychological Thrillers,
Crime, Literary, Sci-Fi

E


D.M. Earley
Suspense Fiction,
American Indian Culture

F

Teri Fink
Teri Fink
Historical Fiction,
Literary Fiction

G


William LJ Galaini
Fantasy, Sci-Fi,
Steampunk
Michael Golvach
Michael Golvach
Crime Thrillers,
Noir, Hardboiled
Jonathan Gould
Jonathan Gould
Children’s Picture Books
Steven Greenberg
Steven Greenberg
Historical/Literary Fiction,
Suspense Thrillers
Robb Grindstaff
Robb Grindstaff
Coming-of-Age, Literary Fiction,
Southern Fiction, Women’s Fiction

H

David Hagerty
David Hagerty
Crime, Mystery, Political
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K.M. Hodge
Crime, Political, Thrillers, Women’s Fiction
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Axel Howerton
Hardboiled Detective, Noir Mystery
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James W. Hughes
Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

J

Amelia James
Amelia James
Erotica, Romance

K

Lanette Kauten
Lanette Kauten
Literary, Women’s Fiction

Carmen Kemp
Literary, Women’s Fiction
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Derek Taylor Kent
Puzzle Adventure, Thrillers
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Kevin Killiany
Young Adult Sci-Fi, Young Adult Historical Fiction
Steff F. Kneff
Steff F. Kneff
Children’s Picture Books
Chris Krupa
Chris Krupa
Crime Thrillers, Mystery/Detective

A.K. Kuykendall
Conspiracy Thrillers, Horror, Science Fiction

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Pam Laughlin
Adventure, Historical Fiction
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Karissa Laurel
Fantasy, Young Adult
Jason LaVelle
Jason LaVelle
Suspense Thrillers

Victoria Lehrer
Speculative Fiction
David Litwack
David Litwack
Dystopian, Fantasy, Literary, Sci-Fi, Speculative

M


Melsa M. Manton
Science Fiction/Psychological Thrillers
E.D. Martin
E.D. Martin
Literary, Women’s Fiction
Kira McFadden
Kira A. McFadden
Epic Fantasy, Young Adult
Jessica McHugh
Jessica McHugh
Coming-of-Age, Young Adult
Barry William Metcalf
Barry Metcalf
Crime, Paranormal, Thrillers

Adam Miller
Religious/Biblical Fantasy, Mythology

N

Nillu Nasser
Nillu Nasser
Literary FIction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary

P


Stephen Patrick
Horror, Post-Apocalyptic,
Dystopian Sci-Fi
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D. Robert Pease
Fantasy, Middle Grade, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Edwin Peng
Edwin Peng
Young Adult Science Fiction

R


David Rike
Horror, Post-Apocalyptic,
Dystopian Sci-Fi

Richard Robbins
Contemporary/Literary
Fiction, Family Sagas
C. L. Roberts-Huth
C.L. Roberts-Huth
Crime Fiction,
Paranormal Thrillers

Daryl Rothman
Literary Suspense,
Young Adult Fantasy

Mary Rowen
Literary Fiction,
Women’s Ficton

S

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Gregg Sapp
Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Angela Scott
Angela Scott
Horror, Literary, New Adult, Young Adult, Zombie Westerns
Aaron Shaw
Aaron Shaw Ph.D.
Children’s Picture Books

Scott Shinberg
Espionage/Suspense Thrillers

Hope Silver
Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Children’s Books
Ruby Standing Deer
Ruby Standing Deer
Historical Fiction, American Indian Culture

T

Adelaide Thorne
Adelaide Thorne
Young Adult Sci-Fi
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Kara S Tyler
Children’s Picture Books
Pavarti K. Tyler
P.K. Tyler
Literary, Sci-Fi, Transgressive, Women’s Fiction
Pavarti K. Tyler
Pavarti K. Tyler
Erotic Romance

V

Majanka Verstraete
Majanka Verstraete
Children’s Picture Books, Lower Grade Chapter Books

Ty Spencer Vossler
Literary Fiction, Magical Realism

W

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Timothy C. Ward
Magical Thrillers, Sci-Fi

Y

Yin and Yang
Isu Yin and Fae Yang
Epic Fantasy

Z

J. W. Zulauf
J.W. Zulauf
Young Adult Fantasy,
Lower Grade Chapter Books