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Kealan Patrick Burke
09-17-2013, 03:10 AM
Hey folks:

For anyone who has ordered JACK & JILL, I've posted the first chapter at my blog (http://kealanpatrick.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/1024/).

All the best,

Kealan

bookworm 1
09-17-2013, 07:19 AM
WHAT A BIG TEASE YOU ARE!!!!!! We need to keep you away from Mr. Freeman the king of TEASE. Looking forward to reading the whole book. Come on November!!!!

William J. Grabowski
09-17-2013, 08:52 AM
Seething with dread, horror, atmosphere, and lacerating sadness...genuinely masterful.

RJK1981
09-17-2013, 08:56 AM
Not sure I wanna read the chapter. Will just make me more impatient for it. Since I already know I will get the book I don't need to read the first chapter to see if I want to get it.

By the way Kealan, you will still be doing a drawing for a copy of the physical book, right? I remember something about that from your early email newsletters.

peteOcha
09-17-2013, 10:06 AM
RJ, best sig ever!! :D

RJK1981
09-17-2013, 11:45 AM
RJ, best sig ever!! :D

Thanks :D I'd have made it longer, but was thwarted by the space limit, lol.

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-17-2013, 06:15 PM
WHAT A BIG TEASE YOU ARE!!!!!! We need to keep you away from Mr. Freeman the king of TEASE. Looking forward to reading the whole book. Come on November!!!!

I learned from the best!

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Seething with dread, horror, atmosphere, and lacerating sadness...genuinely masterful.

Thanks William!

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Not sure I wanna read the chapter. Will just make me more impatient for it. Since I already know I will get the book I don't need to read the first chapter to see if I want to get it.

By the way Kealan, you will still be doing a drawing for a copy of the physical book, right? I remember something about that from your early email newsletters.

Yes indeed. As soon as the book is released, I'll be drawing a winner.

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-17-2013, 06:16 PM
RJ, best sig ever!! :D

It is rather clever.

RJK1981
09-18-2013, 07:24 AM
I actually have a shirt with the last bit on it in very small letters that you have to really look closely to read, lol. ;):p One of my favorite shirts, though my wife really doesn't like it, lol

RJK1981
09-18-2013, 07:28 AM
Yes indeed. As soon as the book is released, I'll be drawing a winner.

Awesome. Hopefully I will be the winner, though I am sure I won't get that lucky.

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-25-2013, 06:38 PM
Awesome. Hopefully I will be the winner, though I am sure I won't get that lucky.

It is quite literally, the luck of the draw.

Ben Staad
09-25-2013, 08:24 PM
Good stuff. Alot of your work seems to deal with the afterlife and tends to veer towards darker answers about it.

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-26-2013, 05:30 PM
Good stuff. Alot of your work seems to deal with the afterlife and tends to veer towards darker answers about it.

You're right, it does, though Jack & Jill doesn't. It's rooted more in psychological perceptions of the past and present.

Ben Staad
09-27-2013, 03:07 AM
I will try and check it out. I'm out of the e-reader business but maybe i can figure something out.


You're right, it does, though Jack & Jill doesn't. It's rooted more in psychological perceptions of the past and present.

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-28-2013, 10:06 PM
I will try and check it out. I'm out of the e-reader business but maybe i can figure something out.

I'm sure it'll make it into a collection sooner or later.

Kealan Patrick Burke
09-28-2013, 10:06 PM
May I ask what prompted you to get "out of the e-reader business"?

Ben Staad
10-01-2013, 01:36 AM
1) For an unknown reason I feel like I connect less (with the content) when reading on any electronic device.
2) Electronic format does not feel substantial to me.
3) I cannot "share" with a friend a good book. Not always the case however there can be restrictions with how the content is used even though it is supposedly my content once I purchase it.
4) There are a ton of garbage books out in the e world.

Those are just some examples however I'm sure as an artist you may have counterpoints to a few of these.


May I ask what prompted you to get "out of the e-reader business"?

RJK1981
10-01-2013, 04:04 AM
I agree with you on some of that too, though I have no interest in giving it up. It is easier to read an eBook than other books (especially paperbacks with small font sizes), I can have more available to read as it really saves on shelf space, and eBooks are typically cheaper (though not always) which is good for me since I can't spend a ton on books.

I am sure I will always prefer hardcover books though, especially high quality small press editions. You can't replace the feel or smell of a real book, that is for sure. I'm glad that I got my Kindle Fire though, as I can have many more books without needing to worry so much about having shelf space. I can even get eBook editions of some of my paperback books, freeing up room for other books, like all of the books I have on order from Cemetery Dance

Martin
10-04-2013, 09:26 PM
Your statement 'Though it is supposedly my content once I purchase it' is my biggest issue with Amazon. Though you buy the content they have the right to remove it from your device after purchase and only owe you a refund. In July of 2009 they did just that with some Ray Bradbury titles they had sold and, as it turns out, did not have the rights to sell. People who had purchased the book were not told of its removal, they simply got a refund. As for a ton of garbage ebooks being out there, stop by any sizable bookstore and see how much you consider garbage.
1) For an unknown reason I feel like I connect less (with the content) when reading on any electronic device.
2) Electronic format does not feel substantial to me.
3) I cannot "share" with a friend a good book. Not always the case however there can be restrictions with how the content is used even though it is supposedly my content once I purchase it.
4) There are a ton of garbage books out in the e world.

Those are just some examples however I'm sure as an artist you may have counterpoints to a few of these.

Ben Staad
10-05-2013, 05:06 AM
stop by any sizable bookstore and see how much you consider garbage.

You are right. Maybe I should say books with all kinds of errors which a publisher would never let happen.

RJK1981
10-05-2013, 10:16 AM
I've seen plenty of errors of errors in print books too though, but they are more common in eBooks though due to less editing done on many eBooks.

As for the Amazon thing, they learned their lesson from the experience and won't be removing books again if I remember correctly. I do remember when that all happened though, or something very similar.

bookworm 1
01-28-2014, 05:37 AM
Got my copy of this book in the mail today. Will start it after I finish the original The Stand.

bookworm 1
01-28-2014, 09:34 PM
And here it is......14419

T-Dogz_AK47
02-01-2014, 07:20 AM
The artwork on the cover is very nice, but the book itself looks very thin. How many pages does it have?

bookworm 1
02-01-2014, 11:15 PM
It has 131 pages. Novella length.

brlesh
02-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Started and finished Jack & Jill this morning. I literally could not put it down. A very disturbing and very effective novella. I'd put it right up there with The Turtle Boy and Kin as my favorite stories by KPB.

B.

brlesh
02-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Started and finished Jack & Jill this morning. I literally could not put it down. A very disturbing and very effective novella. I'd put it right up there with The Turtle Boy and Kin as my favorite stories by KPB.

B.

Martin
02-02-2014, 09:15 PM
I should have my copy soon. Excited to see this, Mr. Burke is one of my favorite authors.
Started and finished Jack & Jill this morning. I literally could not put it down. A very disturbing and very effective novella. I'd put it right up there with The Turtle Boy and Kin as my favorite stories by KPB.

B.

Martin
02-02-2014, 09:15 PM
I should have my copy soon. Excited to see this, Mr. Burke is one of my favorite authors.
Started and finished Jack & Jill this morning. I literally could not put it down. A very disturbing and very effective novella. I'd put it right up there with The Turtle Boy and Kin as my favorite stories by KPB.

B.

Kealan Patrick Burke
02-06-2014, 10:21 PM
Thanks guys! I'm delighted at the reaction to this one so far, as given the theme, I suspected it might polarize opinion.

Ben Staad
02-13-2014, 03:49 PM
I need to read my copy. I actually ended up getting this electronically (grinds teeth) but had a few things in front of it. I think I will try and read this tonight since the current book I'm reading hasn't grabbed my attention.

bookworm 1
02-17-2014, 01:06 AM
Read this yesterday.5 stars on goodreads. All I can say is wow what a story.

Kealan Patrick Burke
02-18-2014, 01:40 AM
Let me know what you think, Tim!

Kealan Patrick Burke
02-18-2014, 01:41 AM
Read this yesterday.5 stars on goodreads. All I can say is wow what a story.

Thanks BW, glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Ben Staad
02-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Will do. I actually finally got into the book I was reading so yours will be next.


Let me know what you think, Tim!

Ben Staad
02-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Will do. I actually finally got into the book I was reading so yours will be next.


Let me know what you think, Tim!