Grave Dealings, chapters 1-4 preview

Grave Dealings, chapters 1-4 preview

Grave Dealings 

A Case File From: The Grave Report

 R.R. Virdi

Copyright R.R. Virdi 2017

 

All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Dedication

 

To Tribe, for always having my back and helping me overcome the hardest things in life.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to my wonderful editing team: Michelle Dunbar, Cayleigh Stickler, and Aaron Fernandez. You all really helped shape this novel up. Much love and thanks to Abby for the final polish on this.


Chapter One

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Grave Dealings chapter 2. Who wants a bite?

Grave Dealings chapter 2. Who wants a bite?

Grave Dealings

A Case File From: The Grave Report

R.R. Virdi

Kindle Edition

Copyright R.R. Virdi 2017

All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.


Chapter Two

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Grave Dealings Chapter One peek!

Grave Dealings Chapter One peek!

Grave Dealings

A Case File From: The Grave Report

R.R. Virdi

Kindle Edition

Copyright R.R. Virdi 2017

All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.


Dedication

To Tribe, for always having my back and helping me overcome the hardest things in life.


Chapter One

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New York Times Best-seller digs The Grave Report

New York Times Best-seller digs The Grave Report

Hola, blarghers. Have I got some news for you. Okay, it’s not much in terms of quantity, but quality, oooo boy!

So, over the course of the last week, a few great things have happened. What are they?

Well, take a gander at this:


That there above is NYT Best-selling author, Hugo-nominee, and two-time Dragon Award-winner, Larry Correia of The Monster Hunter International books, The Grimnoir Chronicles, and Son of the Black Sword.

And I just got a picture of him (courtesy of Michelle Corsillo) saying that he thinks The Grave Report is badass. That was, and still is, mindblowing for the records. The day that came in (last Friday), I couldn’t even focus for the rest of that evening. This a top tier author, someone who I’ve been reading for close to a decade, being nice enough to go out of their way and give me public props.

Remember, someone at the top of the mountain, bothering to help someone like me, who’s still climbing, out. That means a lot. A heckuva lot.


 

When a #newyorktimes #bestselling #author signs a copy of your #book to a fan, telling them he thinks your work is…

Posted by R.R. Virdi on Saturday, September 23, 2017


Another cool tidbit? Well, thanks to the kindness of fellow author, Gama Ray Martinez, and Larry Correia again, that picture above happened. Mr. Correia signed a copy of Grave Beginnings. I’ve never had that happen before, a best-selling author (especially in the genre I love and write–urban fantasy) sign a copy of something I wrote. O.O <those are my eyes swelling to owlish proportions. Yeah, pretty heckin razzy dazzy, right?


It’s mind-boggling, but a great reminder that good things happen. That, though I’m battling with depression, and trying to figure out how to make things/my dreams happen, other people are willing to help with that. Friends, peers, authors I look up to.

I mean, heck, this was a huge sign and kindness. Someone I’ve read for such a long time, someone who’s at the top of their game, stopping to tell me something inspirational/uplifting like this? Come on, that’s freaking awesome and nice of them, right?

That has to be a sign that I’m doing something right! 🙂 And you know what? I’ll take it.

I may not have everything I want yet, or be performing at the level/career I want in being an author, but I have to be getting there. And that’s encouraging.


Other neat-o things that have happened: got accepted as a panelist/guest at another convention, Grave Dealings is a few months from launch, and I’ll be starting another project soon. Oh, I sold a space western to a small publisher in the U.K. woot!

Thank you as always for hanging around and reading, folks!

Post DragonCon 2017 updates: Awards and more!

DragonCon 2017 Post Con Updates!


Alrighty then fellow blargh readers (I call this blog a blargh…because, well, why not?), guess what? Yep, finally have my phone back after it bricking at DragonCon 2017 and can post photos, updates, videos and more!

So, what happened? Well, besides having amazing panels with the likes of Patricia Briggs, Cherie Priest, David B. Coe, Myke Cole, and so many others, lots happened.

A handful of successful and best-selling authors plucked up copies of Dangerous Ways from me and had them signed. *Photos below* I had my name shouted out among and by heroes of mine at the awards and after. I heard from the mouths of NYT best-selling authors and the mouths of their friends that they like my writing.

Larry Correia publicly shouted out my work at the Bard’s Tower booth, telling people to check it/me out, and that my stuff was, “–badass!”

His words. Words that are sticking with me forever. 😉

Can you blame me?

I signed autographs. I had my first ever public reading…and killed it. First time readers, new to my world, attended and one pair walked away with a free and signed copy of Dangerous Ways in trade paperback format. 🙂 That was awesome.

It was the stuff of dreams in many regards. So, ready for the pics? Of course you are!


Signing them autographs. #dragoncon #dragoncon2017 #urbanfantasy #thegravereport #thebooksofwinter #tgr #bibliophile #amwritingfantasy #supernatural #rrvirdi

Posted by R.R. Virdi on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sam sykes loves and…wants to eat my book. Rofl. #dragoncon #dragoncon2017

Posted by R.R. Virdi on Sunday, September 3, 2017

When Jonathan Maberry makes some of your dreams come true by taking a signed copy of your #book to #read. *Flails*#author #dreams #dragoncon #dragoncon2017 #writing #amwritingfantasy #jonathanmaberry

Posted by R.R. Virdi on Friday, September 1, 2017

When #bestselling #Hugo and every other award under-the-sun-nominated #author, #kevinjanderson does this with your…

Posted by R.R. Virdi on Wednesday, September 13, 2017


DragonCon baby!

DragonCon baby!

DragonCon 2017


Ahoy, ahoy, ye blog followers and fan noodles, it’s almost time. That’s right, DragonCon 2017 is upon us, and I’m a guest! If you’re going to be there, I’m posting my finalized schedule below. Check it out, follow it if you can and want to, and come say hi!


Panel Info Title: A Delicate Balance: Darkness & Light in UF
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: It isn’t always easy to find humor when the fate of the world may be at stake, but our panelists will share how they lighten the serious aspects of their stories & worlds with humor.
Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Patricia Briggs, J.D. Horn, R.R. Virdi, Jeri Westerson, Chloe Neill

Title: Across the Veil: Ghosts, Spirits, & Souls in UF
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Protagonists in Urban Fantasy deal with the gamut of supernatural beings, & not all of them have physical form, posing additional challenges.
Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, E.J. Stevens, R.R. Virdi, Myke Cole, David B. Coe, Cherie Priest

Title: Reading: R.R. Virdi
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Techwood – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Urban Fantasy author of The Grave Report & Books of Winter series reads from his works.

Title: Hope for the Future: The Originals Fan Panel
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s fourth season.
Panelists: Valerie Hampton, R.R. Virdi, Tanisha Haviland, Shannon White, Sheila Butler (M)

Title: Legion: Madness Takes Its Toll
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: M301-M303 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Has there ever been a show that made you say, ‘What the heck is going on?!’ more than this one? And in a superhero show? The inaugural season of Legion turned all the clichés upside down.
Panelists: Kristin Jackson, R.R. Virdi

Title: Magic Found, Magic Lost: The Magicians Fan Panel
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show’s second season.
Panelists: Misty Massey, R.R. Virdi, Damian Allen, Wendy Hembrock, Lindy Rae Keelan, Margaret Parsons

 



I’ll also be at the Dragon Awards ceremony on Sunday as it is my second year in a row being nominated under the Best Fantasy (Paranormal) category. It’s an endlessly amazing honor, and I cannot wait to be there in person to watch it all and take part. Thank you to everyone for making it happen. I hope to see as many of you as possible there.

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