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The Lost Year

Lost YearMy new short story THE LOST YEAR is available today in print at http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/the-lost-year/paperback/product-24285594.html

Be sure to grab your copy and spread the word.  Description:

Doctor Erin Vaughn created a virus that could very well cause a worldwide extinction event. As she races against the clock to discover the cure, her travels take her to Mayan ruins in Guatemala. There she uncovers a secret that may explain what happened to the ancient Mayan people, but will she make it out alive? A team of mercenaries on the hunt for Vaughn are hot in pursuit and they are determined to take her dead or alive. This final installment in the Eternal Hunger Saga is a direct follow up to the events closed out in the novel Consumed By War.

 


Day 14: THE LOST YEAR

Lost YearIMG_E2597[1]Day 14 of #scrypthalloween shows a preview of my upcoming spinoff THE LOST YEAR. Some facts: 1) it will be published on November 5, 2019. 2) this will be the final entry in the Eternal Hunger Saga. It follows the events of CONSUMED BY WAR but stands on its own. 3) the plot involves a deadly virus and search for a cure. This was originally a concept I had for an earlier book that was shelved until reworked. 4) I wanted to bring some closure to Mayan civilization so tying that into the story was tricky at first. I spent so many hours rewriting and replanting the approach that I could have written half of a full length novel with better planning. 5) the story lead is a strong female character inspired by the amazing women in my immediate and extended family. She’s not perfect but dedicates herself to getting the job done. #book #shortstory #spinoff #virus #mayan #ruins #mayanruins #authorsofinstagram


A new short story

My next novella is now in the works.  THE LOST YEAR will be available this Fall and will be quite a thrilling ride.  Doctor Erin Vaughn will be racing to find a cure to a virus that makes Ebola look like the flu.  She will be put in direct conflict with the U.S. Government and if that’s not enough, her only hope may be in solving an ancient riddle within the Mayan Calendar.

That’s all I’m saying for now.  And for those who’ve written me and asked “Whatever happened to Donald Christopher Blake?” you’ll have those answers.

Here’s a mockup I have of the cover art.  Let me know what you think.  It’s not the final piece, but you get the idea.  I’m still working on font.Lost Year