My Current Books & What’s Coming Next

***UPDATE 7/27/2014: I have broken ground on a brand new post-apocalyptic story. The title and other details are forthcoming, but rest assured I’m writing up a storm. Thanks to everyone who has been taking the poll and shown interest in a new story.

I in several primary genres: Horror, Dystopian, Science-Fiction, and Fantasy. If you haven’t already, subscribe to my mailing list to get notified when a new book is released (the sign-up form is on the top right of the sidebar).

HORROR

House For Sale (A Short Tale of Horror)
House for Sale Horror Story
Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

Neighborhood Watch (A YA Horror Novel)
Neighborhood Watch
Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

Living Alone (A Short Tale of Horror)
Living Alone Horror Story
Amazon, iTunes

SCIENCE-FICTION & DYSTOPIAN

Black Hull (A Dystopian Novel)
Black Hull Dystopian Scifi Novel
Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

The Rain (A Post-Apocalyptic Story) Part 1 – NOW FREE
The Rain Post-Apocalyptic Story
Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

The Rain (A Post-Apocalyptic Story)
The Rain Post-Apocalyptic Story
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

The Snow (A Post-Apocalyptic Story)
The Snow Post-Apocalyptic Story
Amazon

FANTASY

Darkin: A Journey East (Book 1 of the Darkin Saga)
Darkin Book 1 Darkin Saga
Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

Darkin: The Prophecy of the Key (Book 2 of the Darkin Saga)
Darkin Book 2 Darkin Saga
Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

Darkin: A History of Blade and Light (Darkin Short Story Collection)
Darkin Short Stories Darkin Saga
Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

WHAT’S COMING NEXT
As the school year finishes out, I’ll publish the final book in The Rain trilogy. You can read along as each part is published, or get the final book sometime in June. Hopefully early June.

So what will come after The Rain books? I don’t know for sure, but I absolutely love writing in the post-apocalyptic, dystopian genre. So you can bet there will be another story that has The Rain readers specifically in mind. Some parts of my brain are already brewing this story.

Because I don’t teach during the summer, I’ll have a lot more time to write. This means those of you who have hung around all this time waiting for my sorry ass to write Darkin 3 will finally get it. To be honest, I never expected the overwhelming interest and support from The Rain books, and it has sent me in my current direction. I am somewhat a genre-hopper, but with post-apocalyptic and dystopian, I feel as if I’ve hit my stride. That doesn’t mean I won’t eventually return to fantasy, horror, and the rest. I even have a new adult romance sitting in a secret directory on my computer…

23 Thoughts on “My Current Books & What’s Coming Next

  1. Melissa on April 3, 2014 at 9:57 am said:

    When is The Snow Part 5 coming out? Can’t wait! I don’t see anywhere on your website saying the interval of your story releases for your books that are in “parts.”

    Thanks for a GREAT read! Absolutely have loved The Rain and The Snow :)

  2. josephturkot on April 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm said:

    Thanks so much Melissa! I just hit publish on part 5, so it will be available some time in the next 24 hours. If you’re on the mailing list, you’ll get a notification there too when it’s actually live. I should get a section like you mentioned on the website. As of now I rely on Facebook and the mailing list :)

  3. finished reading the rain the snow and am trying to find the Blue?

  4. Am looking for The Blue where can I find it

  5. josephturkot on April 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm said:

    Hey Torin,

    The first part of The Blue comes out on April 25th. If you want to read the whole book at once, that will come out in June. I do the serial format for those who want to read the book in 5 separate parts as I write them. It usually takes me 3 weeks to write, revise, edit and publish each part.

    Joe

  6. Thanks for the info, will be ready June 1st

  7. Dave on May 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm said:

    The Rain and The Snow have been fantastic. Kept me up late as I could not stop reading.
    It will be hard to wait for The Blue……
    Thank you for the wonderful entertainment.

  8. josephturkot on May 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm said:

    Thanks so much Dave! I hope you like the finale!

  9. I just finished The Blue book 2!! I have never felt so into the characters as I have with your books! There was a line in Book 1 chapter 7 that said “we have nothing”. That said so much in just a few words, made me feel what she was feeling. When is Book 3 coming out?!!!

  10. josephturkot on June 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm said:

    Hey Ana!

    Thanks for saying hi. I am glad the books have sucked you in so much! It means a great deal to me to hear that the characters have connected with someone. And it never gets old either :) The third part of The Blue will be coming this upcoming weekend! Join the mailing list for a notice when it’s live.

    - Joe

  11. Morro on June 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm said:

    Found The Rain by accident, haven’t stopped reading for the past three days; thank you do much for the unbelievable read.

    POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT – SKIP TO NEXT PARAGRAPH if you haven’t read The Rain and The Snow: —- And, much as I ache about it, and even almost agreed a year about it at one point, thank you for not being afraid to kill off the Good Guys sometimes.

    Just wondering, will The Blue have five parts as well? Right now (June 7), I’m finding only parts 1 & 2 on Amazon, but I’d prefer to have the whole book at once. Am I missing it? Because from what I’ve read on your website it seems The Blue Omnibus Edition should be available by now.

    THANKS AGAIN! I will be happy to post five star reviews of The Rain and The Snow on Amazon for you. I haven’t enjoyed a series so much since Hugh Howey’s Sand.

  12. josephturkot on June 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm said:

    Morro-

    Thanks so much for such high praise. I am blushing behind the computer screen. This weekend, the third part of The Blue is coming out. But I totally get not wanting to read a story like that, and wanting the full book. I don’t have a concrete date for the full book, but I am projecting an end-of-June release. Thanks for dropping enthusiastic reviews, and if you’re on the mailing list, you’ll get the update once the book’s release date is set in stone. Thanks again!

    Joe

  13. Brooke on June 12, 2014 at 9:53 am said:

    I just finished part 3 of the Blue. I really want to know what happens next. When will the remaining parts be out?

  14. josephturkot on June 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm said:

    Hey Brooke,

    Glad to hear from you. Part 3 will be out the weekend of June 28th. The final part will come in early July. I will keep updates more often on Facebook and through my mailing list. Thanks for stopping by,

    Joe

  15. LBlake on June 14, 2014 at 10:51 am said:

    Just finished part 3 of The Blue and curious to know how many “parts” will be added in total…if you have an idea anyway. You mentioned previously that the conclusion will be out in July. Great! I love this series – so compelling and I can’t put it down. So I can’t wait until the conclusion is available. However I know I will miss this character when it’s over…

  16. josephturkot on June 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm said:

    Hey LBlake!

    There will be 2 more parts of The Blue. Glad you found the story and are reading along.

    Joe

  17. Neville on June 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm said:

    Hi Joseph. I am totally hooked on your series The Rain, Snow and now The Blue. Truth be told it took me a couple of chapters of “Rain” to start getting in to it, but by the end of the book I was sucked in to Tanners world. Grim, gritty, gut wrenching and gripping. Can’t wait for the last 2 chapters of The Blue. Best read since His Dark Materials.

  18. josephturkot on June 18, 2014 at 3:22 pm said:

    Neville–

    This is such high praise. I say this because I am a huge fan of His Dark Materials. Thanks so much for swinging by and blowing up my ego ;)

    Joe

  19. Seles on July 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm said:

    I finished the latest chapter in Blue. Very anxious to see what happens to Tanner and Voley next. Ive just had to -freeze frame them- in my mind. Its difficult to wait. I’ve amused myself by imagining what I would like to see happen next. It will be fun to see if I’m right and fun too if I’m wrong. Its sad sometimes to get to the end of a good story and this stretches it out and makes it last longer. Happy writing Joseph. Do get out and enjoy some summer fun.

  20. josephturkot on July 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm said:

    Thank Seles!

    I am trying to enjoy the summer sun, and have been. I hope to get the last part of The Blue out this weekend! It is kind of sad for me too to see the story come to a close. Glad you’re being patient on my behalf :)

    - Joe

  21. Crissy Stanley on July 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm said:

    I am losing my mind waiting for the final book in the Blue series…dying to see what happens next. I cried my eyes out when Russell died…I don’t know how much more hearsay I can stand…something good has to happen for these two…right??? How much longer before I can buy the next book??

  22. Crissy Stanley on July 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm said:

    I HATE auto correct…I meant,I don’t know how much more HEARTACHE I can stand!!!

  23. josephturkot on July 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm said:

    Hey Crissy!

    Sorry for the excruciating wait. I had planned to do a 2 week time-frame between part 4 and 5, but the process is taking a little longer, and will probably be done by this weekend (3 weeks since part 4 was released.) Please continue to wait for the rest of the story, I promise to make it worth it. Thanks for stopping by,

    Joe

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