Down the Dark Path Home of author and artist, J Edward Neill

New Cover Art – Lys & the Heart Stopper

January 16, 2019 | Art!, Books! | Permalink

Imprisoned as a little girl, Lys awakens in the world’s lowest prison. She’s to become a concubine to a faceless noble in a land far from her native home.

But when fate intervenes, she seizes her only chance at freedom. To save her long lost caretaker, she means to cross the wasteland of Vhur, in which the diseased Iritul have hunted humanity near to extinction.

No distance is too great.

She’ll do anything to rescue her friend.

Even if it means a confrontation with the deadliest human alive – The Heart Stopper.

 

Bite-Sized Books for the World’s Coffee Table

January 14, 2019 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy | Permalink

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE QUESTIONS ANYMORE.

IT’S ABOUT HOW DEEP YOU’RE WILLING TO GO.

THE COFFEE TABLE PHILOSOPHY SERIES IS 15 BOOKS (AND COUNTING.) EACH BOOK INCLUDES AT LEAST 101 QUESTIONS AND SITUATIONS THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR MORALS, ETHICS, AND HUMANITY.

TOPICS INCLUDE FRIENDSHIP, DATING, SINGLE PARENTING, HARD PHILOSOPHY, SOFT PHILOSOPHY, LOVE, POLITICS, SCIENCE, AND MORE.

THE CONVERSATIONS BEGIN NOW…

Giant Paintings for Sale in Atlanta

January 8, 2019 | Art! | Permalink

They’re too big to ship.

They’re monstrous acrylic pieces hand-crafted in the deep, dark confines of my studio.

They’re not on my Etsy shop any longer, but are available for local Atlanta-area delivery.

Live in the Atlanta/North Georgia area? Want one of these giants on your wall? Reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Please enjoy:

‘Separate Souls’ – 2019 – 48″ x 24″

‘Firemass’ – 2017 – 36″ x 36″ (Deep-edge canvas)

‘Black Light’ – 2015 – 48″ x 24″

‘City of Nowhere’ – 2015 – 48″x 24″

‘Lake of Longing’ – Date Unknown – 48″ x 24″

‘Falling In’ – 2016 – 48″ x 24″

‘Ocean of Knives’ – 2014 – 48″ x 36″

‘Doomsday Clock’ – 2018 – 36″ x 36″

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Need more photos in order to make a decision? I’m happy to provide additional snapshots. Any angle. Any lighting. You name it.

The Little Book of BIG Questions

January 5, 2019 | Books!, Philosophy | Permalink

Six Deadly Sins

 The 7 Deadly Sins are:

Envy

Greed

Sloth

Lust

Gluttony

Pride

Wrath

If you could destroy one of these forever, as in remove it from the consciousness of every human being for all time, which sin would you choose?

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180 Degrees

 Suppose a man dedicated the first twenty years of his life to being a vicious criminal.

He was a thief, a thug, an arsonist, a kidnapper, and even a murderer.

But then, for the next 50 years, he turned his life around.

He gave millions to charity. He found homes for orphans. He fed the poor. He traveled to war-torn nations and helped innocent people evacuate.

What is the value of this man’s life?

In your eyes, has he found redemption?

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Generations of Evil

 In certain cultures around the world, different generations are referred to separately.

For example, in America there exist such divisions as Gen-X, Baby Boomers, and The Greatest Generation.

It’s a common theme for older generations to criticize those who are younger, often with cries of, “Kids these days don’t know a damn thing!”

Is it true that previous generations contain people who are wiser, harder working, and more moral?

 Or has every generation that has ever existed contained similar percentages of stupid, lazy, and immoral people?

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The Conjecture Clock

First, here’s a few interesting measurements of time:

Attosecond – Currently the smallest division of time. Approx 10−18  seconds.

Megasecond – Approx 11.6 days

Galactic Year – The time it takes for the Sun to orbit once around the Milky Way’s center. Approx 230 million years.

Exasecond – Approx 31.7 x 10years. (more than twice the age of the universe.)

Now, the real question:

Does time exist?

Or is it simply a human construct?

When answering, take your time.

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The Sun will Rise Tomorrow. Won’t It?

 If you can, name three things or phenomena it’s acceptable to believe in without having actual objective proof of that thing or phenomenon’s existence.


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4th of July Art Smash

January 3, 2019 | Art! | Permalink

Please enjoy a few ‘on the easel’ shots of my latest paintings.

Oh…and from today through Sunday the 7th, almost all my original paintings and prints are 50% off.

Best I’ll ever offer…

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Hollow Empire – Paperback Edition Now Available!

December 31, 2018 | Books!, Hollow Empire, Links! | Permalink

In the aftermath of a horrific plague, the nation of Vhur teeters on utter annihilation. Its cities lie in ruin. Its king hides in his tower. Its people rot in their graves. Surrounded by death and suffering, four survivors struggle to live their separate lives.
But the lords of Vhur have different plans in mind for them. For soon must come the Night of Knives.

Complete Season One – Episodes 1-6

HollowEmpireFront1 Available now!