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William E. Noland

MAY 6, 2021: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 

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William E. Noland has worked in the fields of human resources and finance. He enjoys music—playing in three different rock bands—international travel, and reading. His writing combines a lifelong love of speculative fiction with a passion for history, sociology, and psychology. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two cats.
 

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Watch for the brand new “Uncommon Bonds” series to start releasing in the fall of 2021, beginning with the first book, Playing with Fire, on 13 September 2021.

An ancient entity, trapped and suffering; a girl who inexplicably hears cries of anguish in her dreams…. What’s the connection, and can she solve the riddle before madness overtakes her?

Lotte Schwarz has moved from Germany, and is new to Southby High School. She shuns all attempts at friendship, and her goth dress and gloomy appearance quickly become a scandal in this conservative town.

Eric Schneider is trapped with Lotte as his German tutor. Despite being somewhat dazzled by her unusual beauty and keen intelligence, he quickly realizes there may be more to her crabby demeanor and the scary black circles under her eyes than anyone realizes.

Together, the unlikely couple must discover the mysterious source of Lotte’s debilitating nightmares before it’s too late.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a thrilling, supernatural tale of suspense in the first book of the “Uncommon Bonds” series of paranormal urban fantasies featuring mythological creatures.

Watch for Book 2 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, Hammer to Fall, to release in December 2021.

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Watch for Book 3 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, From the Beginning, to release in the spring of 2022.

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Watch for Book 4 of the “Uncommon Bonds” series, Day of Judgment, to release in the fall of 2022.

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C.J. Sears

MARCH 1, 2021: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
 

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An avid reader and writer since middle school, C.J. Sears is the author of the “This Fallen World” horror/thriller series. In 2013, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Arkansas Tech University. After languishing a few years at a mundane job, C. J. set out to pursue his passion. Inspired by Twin Peaks and Resident Evil, he began working on what would eventually become The Shadow Over Lone Oak – the first of several books chronicling the adventures of eccentric Special Agent Llewyn Finch.

In the fall of 2016, C.J. gave his life to Christ. That faith now informs his storytelling and ongoing blog. He believes that fiction is a uniquely valuable medium for delivering both entertainment and essential truths. His emphasis is on the power of the parable rather than preachiness, and he affirms that no message should get in the way of a good story.

C.J.’s range of interests and hobbies include gaming, occasional poetry, swimming, and amateur photography. He mostly spends time with his family and loved ones, particularly his two rambunctious cats and silly goof dog. The quiet life suits him fine, but when a new vision of monsters and mystery beckons, he’s no stranger to answering the call.
 

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Watch for the “This Fallen World” series of suspense/horror thrillers to release starting in the fall of 2021, starting with Book 1, The Shadow over Lone Oak, on 13 September 2021.

Tragedy strikes Lone Oak in the form of a dead girl, and it’s just the beginning.

The peaceful town of Lone Oak was, in fact, always rotting beneath the surface, with tales of blood feuds and bootleggers. It suffers a devastating blow when a young woman is murdered and her body displayed. Sheriff Willow Donahue is out of her depth with a cult on her doorstep, and Special Agent Llewyn Finch is the only one who can help her stop it—if Donahue can learn to trust in Finch and his unique abilities.

As Special Agent Finch digs into the case, a bizarre message in a dream sends him down an uncertain path. He must discover the truth behind these rumblings, and sort out fact from fiction, before it’s too late.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first installment in the “This Fallen World” series of dark, creepy, horror thrillers. Better turn on all the lights!

D.W. Hitz

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D.W. Hitz lives in Montana, where the inspiring scenery functions as a background character in his work. He is a lover of stories in all mediums. He enjoys writing in the genres of Horror, Supernatural/Paranormal Thriller, and Science Fiction/Fantasy.

Originally from Norfolk, VA, D.W. has degrees in Recording Arts and Web Design and Interactive Media. He has been a creative his entire life. This creativity has driven him in writing, music, and web design and development. He aspires to tell stories that thrill the heart and stimulate the imagination.

When not writing, D.W. enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, and playing with the dogs.

Be sure to sign up for his newsletter today at www.DWHitz.com.

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WATCH FOR THE FIRST 3 BOOKS IN THE “BIG SKY TERROR” SERIES OF HORROR NOVELS TO RELEASE IN 2020 AND 2021: 1) JUDITH’S PROPHECY (SEPTEMBER 2020); 2) JUDITH’S BLOOD (NOVEMBER 2020); 3) JUDITH’S FALL (APRIL 2021).

 
JUDITH’S PROPHECY

A small-town Montana vampire hunter seeks vengeance for his family’s deaths, but when he learns of a string of ritualistic murders, he’s forced to take on a different job: stopping an ancient apocalyptic prophecy.

From their off-grid campsite, Easy and Ben follow the trail of a bloodsucking syndicate boss. When the investigation leads to local disappearances, the duo discovers the aftermath of vampire rituals, and learns of an ancient prophecy.

Although Easy and Ben aren’t sure if the prophecy is real, they know they must defeat the syndicate to stop the deadly rituals. If they fail, it may mean Hell on Earth for the rest of Judith, and the start of a long foretold vampire uprising.
 
 
 
 
 
JUDITH’S BLOOD

Easy thought the battle for Judith’s future was won, but he’s only scratched the surface of the demonic fate that’s coming for his town.

If you’re going to war, you build an army and an arsenal.

Easy and Jess call in reinforcements and grow their mystic resources as infected creatures turn on humanity. They discover a pestilence is headed toward Judith, and it’s doubtful they can deliver the cure.

With the battle for the future of Judith descending upon them, Easy, Ben, and Jess are forced to fight harder and smarter than ever before, if they want to stay ahead of the bloodsucking enemy.
 
 
 
JUDITH’S FALL

Vampires think their prophecy is fulfilled, but Easy won’t stop until he proves them wrong.

During the night, humanity is stalked and hunted. They cower in fear. But Easy and his team keep fighting to stay alive, and hoping to find a way to save their race.

When Easy discovers a blood magic spell that could return vampires to Hell, he’s forced to decide whether or not it’s worth destroying his own soul. He may have to sacrifice his beliefs and risk the lives of those he loves if he wishes to save humanity from the vampire curse.

Stephen Patrick

APRIL 30, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.

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As a child of Kentucky and Texas, bluegrass and bluebonnets share equal time in my blood, fueling a need for adventure and exploration, and a keen desire to see what is out there.

This is my third evolution as a writer, starting as a young boy inventing adventures for my toys and friends. In school, I wrote to fulfill assignments and map out the world. Now, I write for the same reason I read: I want to know what happens next.

Stories can make us laugh or smile, scream or cry, sometimes at the same time. In the best stories, we let the pages tell us what we need to see inside ourselves.

My fiction ranges from horror to historical, and I placed in a short story contest when one of my first stories found a home in Evolution: Vol 1, published by Evolved Publishing. Outside of the Lone Star state, I won the Arkansas Writer’s Conference Special Award (2009) and the Creme De La Creme Award (2014) from the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. for best overall story.

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Check out the series page for “The Holocaust Engine” at Facebook, and be sure to LIKE it.
 

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Watch for Fluid Shock, the second book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with David Rike, to release in Spring 2021.

A team of investigators and military operators join the survivors in a race to stop the spread of an otherworldly plague.

After one year of quarantine, the Lower Florida Keys have descended into madness. The last of the local officials cling to power, hording supplies and using sheer brutality to force submission. When a second strain of disease burns its way through the enclaves of survivors, the military targets the islands for purge… until a cryptic message from inside the cordon halts the bombing. Now, a broken former detective and a group of military operators race to unravel the claim that the disease is already out, weaponized, and ready to bring the world to its knees.
 
 
 
 
Watch for Unda Sanguis: The Flood, the third book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with David Rike, to release in late 2021 or early 2022.

Chaos descends inside the quarantine zone as a hurricane threatens to finish what the disease started.

With an army of infected pouring across Key West, the last bands of survivors are caught between fighting monsters, each other, and a hurricane that is churning toward the island. The cordon around the island fails, leaving everyone to chose between fight, flight, flood, and faith. Those who stay will face the disease and the demonic force it has released. With saltwater and blood soaking the island, these strike teams make their last ditch effort to challenge this threat to humanity… and drown it.
 
 
 

David Rike

APRIL 30, 2018: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.

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I didn’t grow up wanting to write. In fact, when I finished college I’d all but stopped reading. Then I took a job at a local police department as a whistle-stop on the way to some great destiny, got hurt early on and, faced with long days of much-needed bed rest, limped into a local bookstore, and left with an armful of novels.

Two decades later and I’ve served that police department as an officer, supervisor and, now, investigative lieutenant, all the while bleeding the book stores dry. As for the great destiny, I simply offer this: we are never fully human until we find some outlet for our innate creative impulses. My outlet is the novel, particularly the dystopian science fiction and horror stories that resonated with me those years ago. Perhaps, one day, I’ll find that something I’ve written has influenced another, the same as that armful of books once did for me.

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Check out the series page for “The Holocaust Engine” at Facebook, and be sure to LIKE it.
 

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Watch for Fluid Shock, the second book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with Stephen Patrick, to release in Spring 2021.

A team of investigators and military operators join the survivors in a race to stop the spread of an otherworldly plague.

After one year of quarantine, the Lower Florida Keys have descended into madness. The last of the local officials cling to power, hording supplies and using sheer brutality to force submission. When a second strain of disease burns its way through the enclaves of survivors, the military targets the islands for purge… until a cryptic message from inside the cordon halts the bombing. Now, a broken former detective and a group of military operators race to unravel the claim that the disease is already out, weaponized, and ready to bring the world to its knees.
 
 
 
 
Watch for Unda Sanguis: The Flood, the third book in “The Holocaust Engine,” the horror/dystopian/post-apocalyptic series co-authored with Stephen Patrick, to release in late 2021 or early 2022.

Chaos descends inside the quarantine zone as a hurricane threatens to finish what the disease started.

With an army of infected pouring across Key West, the last bands of survivors are caught between fighting monsters, each other, and a hurricane that is churning toward the island. The cordon around the island fails, leaving everyone to chose between fight, flight, flood, and faith. Those who stay will face the disease and the demonic force it has released. With saltwater and blood soaking the island, these strike teams make their last ditch effort to challenge this threat to humanity… and drown it.