Happy Friday everyone! Here’s the latest chapter from A Man of the Mountain, the prequel to my first novel, Whiteout, which just released. So far, the reception for Whiteout has been more positive than I could have ever hoped for (4.75/5 on GoodReads, a very positive Kirkus review, and 4.8/5 on Amazon). Order links are below, and if you can share this post or links to the book around. Every like, retweet, share, or rant in a crowded elevator helps!
Need to catch up? Links to Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
7. The Busy Bee Diner
Shirley sat at the counter of a local chain diner, sipping a cup of watery coffee. In one sense, it was disgusting, in another, she needed whatever caffeine it might have been providing. Her hands shook, partly from lack of sleep, and partly from the rage induced by the full-grown toddler that was Rick Mansen. In all her years at the tabloid, she had never witnessed such a parade of idiocy. At least when George had brought a UFO convention to town, they had believed in what they were selling. Mansen was just a ratings whore hiding beneath a paper-thin shell of bravado.
Whiteout has almost been out for a month, and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. I couldn’t be happier with the reception, and am so happy to see people enjoying Nick’s adventures as much as I do. Thanks to the fans, we currently hold a 4.73/5 on GoodReads and a 4.8/5 on Amazon.
Want to see what all the hype is about? Order through your local bookstore on Indie Bound, or pick up a copy on Amazon!
In addition to the positive reception from fans, Whiteout has also been reviewed by Kirkus!
“In Macaulay’s debut contemporary fantasy novel, a monster hunter pursues a yeti in the hostile winter landscape of the Himalayas and discovers the entrance to a hidden world.
Nick Ventner is a blue-collar hunter—a whiskey-soaked, seasoned pro in all things lurking in the shadows. Nick and his apprentice, James Schaefer, think they’re rescuing a village in the Himalayas from creatures called wargs, but it’s not wargs that have been picking off entire teams of climbers. It’s a yeti, and Nick’s nemesis, a rival hunter named Manchester, knows it too. ” Full Review available on the Kirkus site.
Finally, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped get Whiteout to this point. I can’t wait to see where it goes next, but holding the book in my hands, getting the opportunity to talk about it at local bookstores, and seeing everyone’s reactions has been amazing. Thanks to all of you!
Happy Friday everyone! After a long session of writing with the door closed, I’ve edited a few more chapters of Man of the Mountain and will be sharing them with you all. I’ll have one or two more to share in the next week or so. Also, apologies for the still very WIP logo. I’ll fix it soon.
For those who don’t know, Man of the Mountain is a prequel to my first novel, Whiteout which just released. So far, the reception has been more positive than I could have ever hoped for (4.75/5 on GoodReads, a very positive Kirkus review, and 4.8/5 on Amazon). Order links are below, and if you can share this post or links to the book around. Every like, retweet, share, or rant in a crowded elevator helps!
Need to catch up? Links to Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Jonas could not contain himself. He sat on the edge of his chair as the camera panned up to reveal Rick Mansen standing in front of Clearwater Mountain. Chills ran up and down his spine as he imagined just how close Rick was. They’ve come, and they’re going to investigate. He looked up to the walls, running through the list of his grisly exploits and said to them, “It was all worth it.”
Alright, for Friday I figured I’d share some lighter fare. Here’s a chapter from A Man of the Mountain introducing Rick Mansen, an overconfident myth-hunting television host with a degree in cryptozoology. If you need to catch up, the links are below, but I think this chapter is pretty funny on its own too. If you haven’t already, please add Whiteout on GoodReads and share our pre-order links below!
Need to catch up? Links to Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4
5. The Greatest Showman
“The small town of Clearwater, destination for local hikers, and home of the famous Clearwater Falls, is under attack.” Rick Mansen strode over to prop himself up against a map of the mountain’s hiking trails. “Ten deaths in the last five years, all explained away as ‘bear attacks’.” Mansen cocked an eyebrow at the camera, sharing a ‘we know better’ moment with the viewers at home.
Hey Everyone, less than a week to release and reviews are starting to roll in for Whiteout. I want to thank all of our advanced readers for their detailed feedback! Be sure to check us out on GoodReads, add Whiteout to your shelf, and if you haven’t already, pre-order below.
Need to catch up? Links to Chapter 1, 2, 3
4. The Falls
The sound of gnashing metal blades filled Jonas’s cabin as he ground his afternoon cup of coffee. It had been a long, but uneventful week. Each night, the snows had been heavier than the last, leaving him to shovel the roof every morning to ensure it didn’t collapse. It was hard work, but the weather had kept hikers away, leaving Jonas completely alone on the mountain just the way he liked it.
Though his excursions were difficult in the more extreme weather, the solitude had allowed him to travel farther down the mountain. On the nights he was able to get out, he had gone down the more frequented hiking trails, leaving samples and marks anywhere he could. Most of it would likely be blown away by the storms, but even for the slightest chance, the effort was worth it.