BLANK:THREADS, the new installment in the BLANK series is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The release date is February 20, 2015 which is just a few days away. If you haven’t already read the previous six novellas, they have now been published as one novel, BLANK, and that novel is currently FREE on all the major eBook sites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords.



Click here to pre-order Blank: Threads.

Click here to start reading the first Blank novel for free.




And with a new cover too!


The BLANK novellas have gone bye bye. What?!? Okay, not really gone, just published as one complete novel now. All six episodes of Season 1 are now in one novel titled, simply, BLANK.

This works so much better than the novella route and I hope that it will make it easier for readers to find it. The novella form, though it has its place, is not very popular and now I realize the error in my ways publishing it in that format.

As a gift for you guys, and in anticipation of BLANK: THREADS release, (the second novel in the series) on February 20, 2015, I’m giving away BLANK for free on all the major ebook sites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords.

So if you haven’t read the previous novellas, or at least all of them, you can now get them all in one novel for FREE. Give it a try. I think you’ll be surprised. Lincoln is a pretty cool guy, even if he has no face.



To start reading BLANK now, click here.

To pre-order BLANK: THREADS, click here.

Janice Spina – Hunting Mariah

Posted: 19th November 2014 by R. Hale in Writing



I’m excited to have Janice Spina on the blog today sharing information on her latest book. Please join me in welcoming her.

J.E. Spina’s first novel, Hunting Mariah, is now available in print at Create Space, and for the Kindle at Amazon.

J E. Spina will be offering a giveaway on Goodreads as soon as the Kindle version is available. Please go to her blog for more updates on upcoming links and website

Here is the synopsis of Hunting Mariah:


An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah. During his rampages he writes macabre poems for his victims.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape the deadly killer’s grasp? Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?


J.E. Spina’s novel has been a long time coming. She started it over twenty years ago but put it on the back burner until this year when she decided it was time to get it ready for publication. J.E. Spina is an author of five children’s books, one of which received the Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards. She writes her children’s books under Janice Spina.

J.E. Spina has written three other novels – a spiritual/mystery, historical/drama, and a YA fantasy which she hopes to edit and publish over the next two years. In between she will continue to publish more children’s books under Janice Spina. Besides being an author Janice is also a copy editor, blogger, avid reader, book reviewer and supporter of fellow authors.

Blank – Episode 1 Is Here!


And it’s being released at a special price for ‘The Heard’ Only .99 for a limited time


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Today is the day and I couldn’t be more excited. Release day is always a big deal and this one is no different. And with the first in the Blank series comes a special introductory price for a limited time. Usually, promo pricing is reserved for later, after the initial flood of readers, but I wanted to continue to do things differently. I wanted to give my loyal readers a chance to enjoy the story at a price that expresses my thanks for supporting me.

I love my peeps and I hope you’ll take advantage of the deal before it ends and tell a few friends who might be reluctant to try a new author.

Blank is a serialized story broken up into shorter novels of approximately 80 – 100 pages. They’re meant to be read in one or two sittings and are complete adventures within themselves, not some whole novel chopped up. People’s lives have become busy and it’s difficult to find time to sit and enjoy something for long periods and this type of story is becoming popular with the hard working folks of the world. I had a blast writing this way and it comes across very well with little cliffhangers at the end of each story.

The release schedule should keep you enthralled with a new episode coming out every 2 to 3 weeks, so expect the next installment around April 16th, 2014.

Here’s where you can get Blank Episode 1:

Barnes & Noble

Here’s the blurb for Blank Episode 1 to give you an idea what it’s all about:

There’s a violence in me.

My name is Lincoln Delabar. I was born without a face. Yes, you heard that right. Smooth, clear skin from my forehead to my chin.

I see the world differently, yet it is still a place that holds wonder. At least most of the time.

With my uniqueness comes a burden. My mind is powerful. Very powerful. And I have an obligation, a purpose, to see things in my own special way. Some of the things I see are frightening.

The evil in this world is beyond anyone’s control. Or so you might think.

There is a violence in me. I’m not afraid. I can control it.

But should I?

Here is a link for a sample of the Novel:

Blank – Episode 1 Sample

Thank you all for your support. It means the world to me.

Be well, and embrace the thrill.


P.S. If you should get two emails regarding this announcement, then you are subscribed to my blog feed via email as well. I apologize as I can’t separate the two. It’s not my intention to flood your inbox with my ramblings, it’s just a byproduct of the technology. Thank you!

I’m proud to show off the cover for my upcoming serialized thriller BLANK. Its simplicity is what makes it stand out and though different than anything I’ve put out before, I really like it. Thanks to David ‘Spanky’ Tyson for the great idea. Midget Magic, baby.

In one sentence, this is what it is about:

“A child born without a face discovers that his mind is a powerful thing, and as he learns to use it, he must decide if the violent side of him will rule his life.”

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Stay tuned for Release date announcements and sneak peeks of the books. I’m excited.