The Petrified Christ and Scenes from the Blanket will be available soon in the New Orleans French Quarter at select locations! Check back for a list of participating shops and signing events. At last, the first two books of The Blanket Trilogy find a home in the neighborhood that inspired them ... and don’t forget, the never-before-published third book will be available in 2019!
This Sunday night I'll be talking to Czar, Mayday and Ali about Book II of "The Blanket Trilogy," Scenes from the Blanket, and hopefully building up anticipation for Book III, Darker Prometheus. Kim will be joining me on the show, so trust me, it's in your best interest to call in. Big announcement as well with regard to my music half, which (SPOILER ALERT) has now become even less than one eighth.
Here it is, the cover reveal for Book III of "The Blanket Trilogy," Darker Prometheus. And I couldn't think of a better day to release this image officially. What can I say, aside from her being my mother, Mom was my biggest fan.
Incredible amounts of thanks here goes to Gary Duplessis for providing such an amazing and thought-provoking image, to Sally Asher for taking such a flattering and legitimate author photo that I've stamped on all three books from the beginning, and of course, to Scott Frilot, who's been instrumental in bringing all of these visual elements together effortlessly for the duration of the project.
I'm working currently on the proof of this long-awaited, new third novel, and it should be available in both paperback and Kindle editions by the end of summer 2018. To say that I'm excited about this is an understatement, because this book is the reason why "The Blanket Trilogy" exists, why the first two books were turned into Special Collector's Editions, re-edited and enhanced with bonus material and married into this one, bringing characters from The Petrified Christ and Scenes from the Blanket together for one last journey under the Blanket of the New Orleans night.
We're getting close to the release of the second book in the new Blanket Trilogy, Scenes from the Blanket: Special Collector's Edition. This one holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first novel that I ever decided to undertake, having to break off from the project to try something else, which eventually became the novel, The Petrified Christ.
But I did return to this piece, and I was madly in love with the characters and the story at the time, and of course, the setting that was my hometown of New Orleans. Well, I've since rekindled that relationship with this particular book, and I couldn't be happier with this cleaned-up, and in some places, extended edition. We're in the final stages of the edit of this Special Collector's Edition, and the book, while having a publication date of September 30, 2017 will be made available for purchase in 2018.
The first book of "The Blanket Trilogy" has been integrated fully onto Amazon, and the second book is in the works.
News to me!
Proud to announce that the new edition of The Petrified Christ has been turned loose on the world today. Unfortunately it's coinciding with the death of my brother in arts, Dave Rosser of the Afghan Whigs, who passed away tonight at the age of 50 from inoperable colon cancer. This man taught me to make the myths, and right now that's all I'm prepared to say, as myself and all of our friends who knew him mourn today in our own way.
With that fitting acknowledgment out of the way, I'd like to report that the book is available right now on TedTorres.com exclusively through Createspace, the Amazon company who I will be working with throughout the duration of the publication of "The Blanket Trilogy" through December of 2017.
Slowly the book will be integrated onto the Amazon.com site, which right now it is proving to be a complicated transition as links to the title continue to go to the previous editions, both paperback and Kindle, the latter of which is a version of this new edition that doesn't exist yet.
Accept no substitutes!
I'd like to announce that the new edition of The Petrified Christ has been pushed back from its originally intended June 13th release date to sometime later in the month to accommodate another round of proofing. It's amazing what one can see when they get an actual copy of their book sent to them, with the words all formatted and naked and vulnerable. Know that we will launch in June, rest assured, but it's unlikely that we'll make it to Amazon.com by the 13th.
Check back in for updates.
This Sunday night I'll be hanging with The Entertainment Czar, Ali and Mayday for the Not Real Radio podcast live at 8pm, where I'll talk about the June release of The Petrified Christ and then ruin a song by a legendary songwriting duo.
It'll be a real shame ... so tune in!
Extremely excited to announce that a revised edition of The Petrified Christ, the first book of the new "Blanket Trilogy," will be released this June. I've already moved up the release date from my originally projected fall date, and I couldn't be happier with the product. Amazon is going to be a great partnership, and I can't thank Team Torres enough for getting the project started with a such a high level of quality.
Funny thing is ... I have yet to hold a physical copy of the book in my hand, but hopefully I'll be receiving a proof of the finished product no later than Thursday of this week.
Expect a short story to be coming soon here on my website, which I'll write and publish before starting the revision of the second book, Scenes from the Blanket.