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Category Archives: Books!

Coming Soon – Eaters of the Light

January 24, 2018 | Art!, Books!, Fantasy, Sci Fi | Permalink

My name is Callista Lightbringer. Although I’m not human, I am humanity’s last hope. For a thousand years, I’ve warred against the star-killing Strigoi. I’ve destroyed billions. I’ve snuffed hundreds of their hollow, vampiric planets. It’s not enough. Alone, I must find the source of the Strigoi power. I must venture deeper into space than […]

101 MORE Reasons to Break Up

November 20, 2017 | Books!, humor, Love & Relationships, Relationships | Permalink

Oops, I did it again. Over six weeks during a rainy autumn, I collected hundreds of break-up stories from friends, strangers, Facebook pals, random people on Twitter & Instagram, and several tipsy folks at the local bar. And then…just because…I cleaned the stories up and put them into this book: Every story is true. Some […]

Making Fun of Everything I’ve Ever Done

November 1, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Hollow Empire, humor, Machina Obscurum, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

A few weeks ago I got super sarcastic with my list of alternative movie blurbs. Now that I’ve made fun of everyone else’s artistic work, it’s time I turn the cannon on myself. Here’s everything I’ve ever written, but with smartass descriptions. Have fun… Hollow Empire – Night of Knives – Five homeless people with crappy hygiene do their best to […]

All Hallows Eve Book Sale

October 31, 2017 | Books!, Free Stuff, Kindle Countdown Sale | Permalink

Welcome to the All Hallows Book Sale. For the next two days I’ve decided to offer nearly ALL my books (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, and Coffee Table Party Philosophy) either FREE or deeply discounted. So… Go here to view my entire catalog, including everything I’ve slashed for this event. To get a feel for what I’m offering, check out some […]

A Door Never Dreamed Of…opens.

October 25, 2017 | Books!, Sci fi novella | Permalink

A thousand years from today, nearly all of humanity is jacked-In. We sleep, connected to machines, dreaming our lives away. For most people, it’s the perfect life. But for the few who never jacked-In, it’s exile. Abandoned, persecuted, and betrayed, the Outs plot their vengeance across the centuries. And when they open the Door, only […]

101 Reasons to Break Up

October 12, 2017 | Books!, humor, Life, Relationships | Permalink

During a blazing hot summer, I interviewed nearly four-hundred people. At bars, on the street, via Facebook. I took their 101 funniest, weirdest, and most off-the-wall break-up stories… …and slammed them all into this book: 101 Reasons to Break Up Read it. Laugh at it. Review the hell out of it. Here’s nine sample break-ups. […]

Goodreads Giveaway – Darkness Between the Stars

October 10, 2017 | Books!, Links!, Sci Fi | Permalink

At night, he watches the stars and dreams of flying between them. And when he sees them begin to disappear, he knows what will happen… The beginning of the end. Darkness Between the Stars Enter below for your chance to win one of 100 free copies of J Edward Neill’s sci-fi thriller. Goodreads Book Giveaway […]

Why You Should Buy the New Fire HD10 Tablet

October 3, 2017 | Books!, Devices | Permalink

Whoa, whoa, whoa… What’s this? Amazon’s got a new Fire tablet coming out on October 11th. And it looks stunning. As an author and a reader- and a recent convert to using e-readers– it’s fair to say I’m excited. Amazon has always offered killer price points for their tablets, and the new Fire HD10 appears to be […]

101 Questions for Midnight – Coffee Table Philosophy

September 19, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Non Fiction, Writing! | Permalink

Stay up late. Very late. The best conversations begin while everyone else is sleeping. 101 Questions for Midnight The latest entry in the Coffee Table Philosophy series. Jump starting every conversation with a tendency toward darker topics: death, war, sex, and the dark side of human behavior. Available now on Amazon…   With 101 Questions for Midnight […]

101 Reasons to Break Up

September 5, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, humor | Permalink

In this unique take on dating and relationships, dozens of real-life strangers sit down for interviews, and all of them provide the true-life tales of their craziest, most unusual break-ups. Every break-up is REAL, and each one is more bizarre than the one before. You think your break-ups have been wild? Think again. Here’s 101 […]

Free Art Contest!

September 5, 2017 | Art!, Books!, Free Stuff, Love & Relationships | Permalink

Here’s what’s up: In my latest book, 101 Reasons to Break Up, I’ve hidden a little Easter egg. It’s true. One of the 101 break-ups is mine. I’ve changed my name, but the story is 100% true. To the first reader who guesses which of the 101 tales is mine, I’m giving away a free […]

Write Sober, Edit Drunk?

September 5, 2017 | Autobiography, Books!, Life, Philosophy, Relationships | Permalink

  In his latest book, J Edward sips scotch, bourbon, and deep, dark whiskey with every chapter. No topic goes untouched. No cocktail is spared.  Life & Dark Liquor A tipsy memoir by J Edward Neill Now available at Amazon. Life & Dark Liquor is the ‘sequel’ to Reality is Best Served with Red Wine.

Reality is Best Served…with Red Wine

August 10, 2017 | Art!, Books!, Philosophy | Permalink

I promise to drain one bottle of red wine per chapter. That’s the rule. There’s no breaking it. And while deep in my cups, I’ll take you on a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant journey.  Playful yet serious, funny yet honest, my bounce between bottles takes readers on a stroll through everything. Dating. Religion. Politics. That one time my […]

Life & Dark Liquor

August 2, 2017 | Autobiography, Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Memoir | Permalink

“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.” – Peter De Vries, Reuben, Reuben * And so I shall. At least two cocktails per chapter. …to […]