Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Dull Planet is released

Just yesterday my newest book, The Dull Planet: Sequel to The Musicians, went on sale. The book is a continuation of the Musicians' struggles and adventures. It is offered for $13.89 for the softcover edition at http://www.blurb.ca/my/book/detail/4197646-the-dull-planet . Here is the preview:


The world is slowly falling apart, country by country. Music is on the edge of extinction. Human kind is dwindling away. The Musicians inhabiting Earth are fleeing from certain doom and people hungry for their deaths. Day by day, the lovely melodies around the planet are disappearing as a single man, appointed by the president of the USA, tears the hearts out of the remaining Musicians. No one on the planet is sane. Most wander the streets, searching for anything music-related to destroy. Earth is chaos.
Welcome to the Dull Planet.
Get your copy now!
-Braden 




Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Sequel to The Musicians

You may have seen a special page at the back of The Musicians. Yes, it showed the cover of the second book and mentioned it will come out in 2013. Well, it does not lie. The second book is coming sometime between May and July. It will be called, "The Dull Planet." Writing has just started and I guarantee you will like it.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Musicians' Excerpt


The sky is quiet except the sound of soaring birds. It echoed through the sky softly. The ground below is home to more than 6.5 billion people. Earth is a place of peace, but also war. The inhabitants, humans, live in harmony with each other, but when tempers flare things can happen, bad things. Wars can start, singlehandedly destroying cities and countries and sending them back to the Stone Age. However, humans are an amazing species unlike no other. Peace can be made even after horrible bloodsheds.
The humans truly have come a long way. They are advanced in multiple aspects such as math and science. However, they haven’t yet discovered a key thing to their past. Something that none of them had thought of. Music has been on Earth since Ancient Greece. They have always assumed it was their making, their creation. However, they are wrong; it wasn’t humankind’s creation.
                                                           
                                                            ***     
In 1985 in Detroit, Michigan, a meteor shot through the sky passing through bundles of cloud with hot flames not far behind. At first glance it appeared to be a meteor, but after a quick study, you would be proven wrong. It wasn’t a meteor, but actually a ship. Not of human origin, but alien.
It was gaining speed quickly. On the ground below spectators glanced up in amazement, their eyes wide in disbelief. It was a feat to see such a thing. Unlike meteors it was not dissipating while travelling through the Earth’s atmosphere.
 More spectators gathered, their heads awkwardly staring up. The ship was seconds from an Earth-bound collision. It was headed towards a suburban neighbourhood.
People on the street scrambled for shelter. Finally, it slammed into the tough asphalt digging deep into the moist Earth until it came to a slow halt. Slowly, people inched closer, careful not to get too close. A young boy, around the age of seven, ran to the deep crater. He stared down the dark pit and his eyes widened as two green eyes flashed back at him. Quickly, the boy let out a loud scream. It echoed through the streets and people everywhere stood in shock. The boy had been grabbed by the neck and dragged into the dark pit, only then to be silenced.
His mother was in absolute shock as she ran to the pit, but was stopped by two men thinking for her safety. Tears flowed from her eyes as she stared angrily at the crater. Her long blonde hair blew in front of her face. She, by habit, brushed it to the side. The mother’s tears and cries of agony darkened everyone’s face.
She continued to weep as her son’s limp body was slipped out of the pit. More tears came in a hurry. The boy’s face was littered with dust and minor cuts. The men let go as the sudden feeling of sadness overwhelmed them as well. Everyone bowed their head in memory of the boy, who was unfortunate to die so young.
The mother ran to her son and swept him up. She kneeled cradling him in her arms. With her right hand she held his head and with her left she brushed his face. A tear rolled down her cheek and fell through the air only to find itself on his cheek. It slowly rolled down his cheek before resting on the ground. With little strength she whispered, “My son.” 
Suddenly, the ground shook sending people diving for cover. A figure shot up from the pit; a man stood hovering in the sky. From his feet flames shot providing lift. The left side of his body was not human, but robot. His red eyes focused on the weeping mother. The man stared strongly into her eyes before shooting off into the sky.
Everyone got to their feet and rushed over to the silent mother. She was no longer weeping, but now silent as can be.
“What was that?” a man asked confused.
“I’m not too sure,” the mother answered weakly. 

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The Musicians Is Officially Released!

Yes, The Musicians is officially out and available for purchase! If you couldn't wait for the book, then you will not have to wait no longer. For only $9.50 you could buy a softcover version of the book at
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3263177

If you forgot what the book was about, here is the preview once again:

The human race is an advanced species. However, they haven’t yet discovered a key to their past, something not thought of. Music has been on Earth since Ancient Greece. They believe it was their creation, their making. However, they are wrong, it wasn’t humankind’s creation. 


The first one came in 1904 in New Orleans. 


The second one came in 1922 in New York, New York


Eight more have come over the last hundred years. 


They are the Musicians.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"The Musicians"

The human race believes that they founded music. However, they were wrong, extremely wrong. It was brought to Earth by a foreign race. Their planet filled with the many known and unknown genres of music. When they become enraged with each other things start to fall apart, threatening to destroy Earth.

The first Musician came in 1904 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The second Musician came in 1922 in New York City, New York.

In the next ninety years eight more arrived, all with a different taste in music.