Episode #5: “The Lies & Truth Of Doctor Desmond Brice”

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erick mertz, supernatural fiction, episode #5, the lies and truth of doctor desmond briceA couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog confessing that Episode #4 took longer to release than expected. Well, in that case, the amount of time I took getting Episode #5 out and off my desk has been just plumb ridiculous.

I’ll blame the holidays, how’s that? I’m sure that you’ve heard that excuse before. But it’s true.

I spent last week with family down in balmy Carlsbad, California up the coast from San Diego. Once I got back home to Portland, I decided it was a good idea to take a few days to acclimate back to life in the normal lane.

Better never late, I know, but the episode is out just the same.

After Episode #5 “A Cover-Up” there are only two more episodes left. Best get writing, right?

What Happens In Episode #5?

In the most succinct possible terms, Episode #5 finds Doctor Desmond Brice face to face with a new foe. Anson Jeffs arrives on his doorstep with an offer that he claims Desmond cannot refuse.

Is there such a thing? Find out in Episode #5, “A Cover Up” the latest installment.

How Do I Get My Hands On The Novella?

Did I mention that this eBook is free?

Getting your eBook copy of The Lies & Truth of Doctor Desmond Brice could hardly be easier. Just fill out the form below to subscribe to my email list.

Once you subscribe, I’ll send you “Episode #1: The First Lie”. Every one of my subscribers will receive this plus each of the following episodes in this serially published novella.

When this novella is complete, it will stand as the prequel book to The Mask Of Tomorrow (tentatively scheduled for release January/February 2019… more on that) the first full-length novel in my series.

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Episode #3: “The Lies & Truth Of Doctor Desmond Brice”

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erick mertz, book release, episode #3, the lies and truth of doctor desmond briceMy first order of business is to wish everyone out there a Happy Halloween. The song tells us that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. For me though, nothing feels quite as good as the crisp late-October air out here in western Oregon.

Doctor Desmond Brice is back. “Episode #3: A Deception” will release later on today to all of my loyal and patient email subscribers.

Thank you to all of those who have already signed up. As a long time devotee of spooky stories, I am grateful that, in a small way, my little story will find a way into their “spooktacular” evening.

Be safe tonight. Be silly. Let the ghosts in.

How Do I Get The Novella?:

Did I mention that this eBook is free?

Getting your eBook copy of The Lies & Truth of Doctor Desmond Brice could hardly be easier. Just fill out the form below to subscribe to my email list.

Once you subscribe, I’ll send you “Episode #1: The First Lie”. Every one of my subscribers will receive this plus each of the following episodes in this serially published novella.

When this novella is complete, it will stand as the prequel book to The Mask Of Tomorrow (tentatively scheduled for release January 2019… more on that) the first full-length novel in my series.

What Happens In Episode #3:

We know Desmond Brice has a very special gift. He can hear things no one else can.

In “Episode #3: A Deception” we find our main character far away from Canyon County, Oregon at school in Upper Michigan University. Desmond is a studious young man and he wants nothing more than to keep focused on his studies.

But a young student has her sights set on him. Sarah Schofield Taylor is every bit Desmond’s intellectual equal and by the end of “Episode #3” she will begin to threaten his most tightly held secret.

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Episode #2: “The Lies & Truth Of Doctor Desmond Brice”

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erick mertz, the lies and truth of doctor desmond brice, episode #2, supernatural fictionI want to pass along a great big thank you to everyone who has signed up for their free eBook. Those readers have already received Episode #1 of my supernatural fiction novella, The Lies & Truth of Doctor Desmond Brice. Now it’s time to let Episode #2 loose into the world.

I have gotten some early reader feedback and it has been overwhelmingly positive. I’ll admit to some nervousness.

So positive feedback? It feels terrific.

In a logistical sense, I’m feel a little leery of the weekly publishing schedule I’ve set this book on. At this time though, I don’t feel like it’s too much.

Not yet at least.

How Do I Get The Novella?:

Did I mention that this eBook is free?

Getting your eBook copy of The Lies & Truth of Doctor Desmond Brice could hardly be easier. Just fill out the form below to subscribe to my email list.

Once you subscribe, I’ll send you “Episode #1: The First Lie”. Every one of my subscribers will receive this plus each of the following episodes in this serially published novella.

When this novella is complete, it will stand as the prequel book to The Mask Of Tomorrow (tentatively scheduled for release January 2019… more on that) the first full-length novel in my series.

What Happens In Episode #2:

Taking place a few years after the events of the previous chapter, in “Episode #2: A Sweet Little Lie” we meet Desmond in high school where he is learning the hard lessons of truth and love.

As we know though, truth is a challenge for young Mr. Brice. When pressed to describe his real feelings, Desmond whispers those sweet little nothing the girl wants to hear instead of what he’s really feeling.

As is usually the case, even a little lie has consequences.

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Episode #1: “The Lies & Truth Of Doctor Desmond Brice”

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erick mertz, lies and truth of doctor desmond brice, book release, episode one, the first lieToday marks the book release for Episode #1 of my serially published novella, The Lies & Truth Of Doctor Desmond Brice. For a couple of reasons, I am particularly excited to announce this book release.

One reason for excitement… this book the first publishing venture for Longbranch Productions, my fledgling company. For that reason alone, I am very excited. I have been building up to this for quite a long time and to see the book come to life is a dream come true.

Another reason, and perhaps even more critically… this is the first in my The Strange Air Series of supernatural fiction books which explore the strange happenings around Canyon County, Oregon.

For a writer, a book release is always exciting… but this one is special. Thank you for being a part of it.

How Do I Get The Novella?:

Did I mention that this eBook is free?

Getting your eBook copy of The Lies & Truth of Doctor Desmond Brice could hardly be easier. Just fill out the form below to subscribe to my email list.

Once you subscribe, I’ll send you “Episode #1: The First Lie”. Every one of my subscribers will receive this plus each of the following episodes in this serially published novella.

When this novella is complete, it will stand as the prequel book to The Mask Of Tomorrow (tentatively scheduled for release January 2019… more on that) the first full-length novel in my series.

What Happens In Episode #1:

Each of the seven episodes (or chapters) of The Lies & Truth Of Doctor Desmond Brice depicts the titular character at a critical junction in his life. In “Episode #1: The First Lie” we are introduced to Desmond Brice at the age of seven. Although Desmond is very young, his powers of perception are one of a kind.

Another aspect playing prominently in Episode #1 is Desmond’s family. We meet his Father, a failed Canyon County farmer riddled with self-loathing, and his Mother, a hopeful religious sort who finds her hopes crushed by her husband’s bitter temperament.

Young Desmond Brice possesses powerful gifts. How far will he go to prove to himself he’s not crazy? Will he figure out a way to keeps his powers secret long enough to use them?

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