Goodbye, Mookie. Hello, Mookie.

Some of you may have noted that the March 3rd release of The Hellsblood Bride has come and gone. I noted earlier that the book was canceled, though not every site carried that update — I think Goodreads was still insisting it was coming out, despite reality’s insistence otherwise. Which suggests we should be keeping an eye on Goodreads, because it may have gained sentience. I’m just saying. Weaponized book reviews? THAT SHIT IS COMING. Just you watch.


So, Mookie Pearl is dead.

But long live Mookie Pearl.

Because, as it turns out, I am once again in possession of those rights.

Which means, Mookie Pearl is getting a resurrection.

Lightning and fire and a smudge of the ol’ Blue Blazes around the temples. That’s right, I’m talking Cerulean, Peacock Powder, Smurf Jizz, the ol’ blue, ol’ boy.

No firm release date on this, as yet. I’ll likely give it a late-in-the-year release so as not to clog up my release schedule (there’s a lot coming out: The Harvest, Zer0es, plus the re-release of the Miriam Black books across e-book first and then print, and oh yeah, that Miriam Black novella, and hey let’s not forget that REDACTED book I can’t even talk about, yet). I think given the tenor of the book, it makes sense to aim for Halloween — so, expect a release in the weeks leading up to everyone’s favorite spookypants holiday.

Plus, that’ll give me time to spit-and-polish the sequel to my heart’s delight.

(This means I’ll be releasing both Blue Blazes and Hellsblood Bride on one day.)

You can, of course, read the opening chapter from The Blue Blazes to get a taste.

And then you have to wait.

But soon! By the end of the year. Soon.

P.S. Zer0es cover reveal tomorrow, I think, at B&N book blog.



  • March 4, 2015 at 3:14 PM // Reply

    Chuck, your posts are so funny and enjoyable that, even if I didn’t find the content as helpful as I do, I swear I’d still read them for humor alone. Thanks for taking the time and doing it all with style!

  • So glad to hear that because, well, you know, I NEED TO KNOW. What. Happens. Next? It’s like when you were a kid and mom bought those encyclopedias from the grocery store because they were only $4.99 with the purchase of $50 worth of groceries except you were away on vacation the week that they were selling the T volume and so you’ve never been able to really get a handle on tapirs, tangents or turquoise. It’s like that.

  • Can’t wait for The Hellsblood Bride! and The Harvest! and possibly [REDACTED], but I’m not 100%, because it’s [REDACTED], but probably!

    Great job Chuck, I hope your year is awesome and your books sell in ridiculously huge quantities!

  • You have just made my heart sing with joy! I loved the world of Mookie Pearl and thoroughly enjoyed his character. So glad that there will be more to come!!!! YAY!1

  • au man. I had chines food and passed out. i’m half-sleep, this is the best news all day

    *goes back to sleep*

  • AMAZEBALLS! I read book one and loved it. When you posted that the series was stalled, I was sad. I want to see where Mookie is headed. What happens to his daughter??? Kinda left a hook there. You built a very interesting world, a world I want more of. And it is your story, you better have the rights to it! Glad to see the rest of the series will be coming out.

  • March 11, 2015 at 5:44 AM // Reply

    I had actually not known it had been cancelled at all before I read this post. I was depressed, for 1.5 seconds before I saw that you had uncancelled it. So now I am elated. Really looking forward to this one, The Blue Blazes is the first of your novels that I have read, and I loved every bit of it, and The Hellsblood Bride is one of my Most Anticipated Books of 2015.

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