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I don't always read books ...

I don't always read books .. Who am I kidding? You should see my library. - Meme


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Sweet Infected Inspirations

My character Emma, the protagonist, started out as one person and became another. It shows in the book as she evolves and transforms in so many ways from the opening butt-kicking scene to the final fight of the book. Then we get to see even more in the teaser for book 2.

I started out writing about her without really knowing her, and little clues and hints about her personality and appearance came to me as I slowly grew to know her bit by bit. I became her in spirit, since it's a first-person narrative. Every time I sat down to write I had to get into character to be sure to have the consistency necessary for a smooth plot flow.

I've mentioned a few times now that Anime was a major influence on my characters and their relationships. Every now and then I find an image on G+ that represents some small facet of Emma's character.

My reviewers think I did an excellent job. I hope you will too.




Her voice trailed off as she carefully reached out and touched the edge of my hair whe…

5-Star Review for My Sweet Infected

Here's another Five Star Review for My Sweet Infected

5-Star – My Sweet Infected—is Quite Contagious I became completely absorbed with this tale penned by Author Charles Miske.
Best described as a Dystopian thrill ride, the lure is certainly Miske’s vivid
central characters, who are stricken with various strains of infection which causes some to morph into monstrous beings with the need to feed off of human flesh. There are plenty of gruesome elements that will have you turning away, but believe me,
you’ll be burying your head back inside of the book pages for the steaminess of
the Emma-Porter-Linda love triangle. Boundary lines are drawn because of their genetics, but they’re also made to be crossed in this read where the overall plot has you rooting for one side one minute, and the other the next. This is book one in the My Sweet Infected series. I’m now a fan, and you will be too, which is exactly what makes this book so very contagious.
It's quite contagious. I love readin…

True Alchemists

True Alchemists don't change lead into gold. They change the world into words. - William H. Gass


I enjoy talking to people who read my books. I especially enjoy when they loved my books. Sometimes it's okay when they have some constructive criticism.

When I wrote My Sweet Infected (AMAZON KINDLE) I wasn't able to meet my words per day goals until I had fully created that world in my mind. Then I had to express the events that would naturally have occurred in that world into words. It's a fun process and I can hardly wait for my next fiction novel to come out of hiding and make that world available to me.

If you fully create the world first in your mind, then on paper, when it is before the reader's eyes, it's a whole new world for them to explore and become engrossed in.

My Sweet Infected is a fantastic new gory world for fans of the genre to play in. I loved the book and I’d recommend it. - 5-Star Review for My Sweet Infected on Amazon

My Sweet Infected 5 Star Review

5-Star – Great read! Glad it’s a series. This book is a great example of dystopian fiction. The plot is unique which I appreciated and there’s a surprising twist which I really didn’t see coming. I ended up reading parts of the book again because some of the scenes were so good. The author has created a great novel here with a compelling story that has great emotional depth between the characters of Porter, Emma and Linda. The backdrop is the dangerous world of the infected and as is so often the case, danger lies in those not infected as well. Good stuff! My Sweet Infected is a fantastic new gory world for fans of the genre to play in. I loved the book and I’d recommend it. I've had great success with the Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime Lending Library for this book.

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Grammar Nazi Approval

I'm sure you know a grammar nazi, right? They'll correct everything you say or write. They'll correct everything you even read. In fact, they might even speak in absolutely correct sentences all the time. In a fictional universe with dialogue this is hardly helpful. Most people do not actually speak in absolutely correct sentences. Ever. If you're doing a first-person narrative or stream of conscious novel then you might not be using correct sentences all that often. If at all. Got it?



Bad spelling. Bad grammar. I can not eat this homework. - meme caption
I got this in a review for My Sweet Infected BUY ON AMAZON

I can recognize a good quality work. In addition to the excellent quality of the writing, the editing is flawless, making for a good reading experience. - 5-Star Review
If you've read any of the low priced (4.99 or less) indie self-published novels on Amazon, particularly the romance genres you'd expect that every paragraph would have at least one glari…

Thousands of eBooks

"Which one of my 3,586 ebooks should I read next?" - meme caption
You know that if you have Kindle Unlimited you can download something like the entirety of the Kindle Library, right?

Something you might now know though is that they will not pay the author/publisher until you've read at least 1/7 of the book (exact number not publicly available, but close enough for my purposes here).

So while you might spend a few years reading that humongous library on your Kindle, the poor author might go out of business, the KDP global fund is shut down so no one ever gets paid, they stop the Kindle Unlimited program and silently delete your library one night, or who knows what evil lurks in the heart of Amazon?

I'm glad to share my work with you, and HERE are my "free" books for you to snag for your free library with Kindle Unlimited. Only do me a favor, and please skim through the first 1/7 of the book quick and then return to the front when it's time to actually…

My Sweet Infected, New Cover for Kindle

I was searching through the competition on Goodreads, and discovered that almost all the various Dystopian and Paranormal Romance/Triangle books had a lot of red in the cover.

CHECK IT OUT - it's on quite a few lists now and a handful of 5-Star ratings.

So I went through my Photoshop copy of the original cover and added in some red gauze/smoke effect to it. I love how it turned out. How about you?



Check out the new cover and let me know what you think about it. I totally love it. When I showed it to the model she totally dug it as well. I think this will make my book pop out a lot more from a search page.

Be sure to BUY IT NOW on Amazon (the new cover might not be available till November 8) - it's Free if you got Prime or Unlimited, so that's a perk there for you if you think they're worth it.

Trivia: I shot all the photos on the cover and created it myself.

Please visit the MAIN WEBSITE for more info about "My Sweet Infected" including a slew of quotes and cop…

My Sweet Infected - first write-up

Just got my first sweet write-up for My Sweet Infected - CHECK IT OUT HERE



Post by Horror Cabin.

That's from their Facebook Page, if you want to go check that out.

What's better than love and zombies? Nothing! Details about "My Sweet Infected" here #horror... http://t.co/BRMXqxwFMs via @spleendingo
— Charles Miske (@tripeakprod) November 6, 2014 That's the Tweet they used for the headline of the page

Notable Quotes: Some of us love zombies, myself included. Some of us love….love! And most of us love BOTH. So what could be better than a book described as “A Dystopian Young Adult Romantic Triangle with Zombies.”? That’s exactly what “My Sweet Infected” is... “My Sweet Infected” has a perfect five star rating on Amazon and Goodreads. This is no small feat these days as people want to find fault with everything. But when you reach that delicate balance of horror and romance, we can’t help but to do a little fist pump in celebration.
I appreciate the fan-love there, s…

Summit Success Training Manual - Kindle or Paperback?

Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak BaggingPURCHASE HERE

It's available on Kindle and Paperback. In paperback it's 340 pages, and in Kindle 422. The difference is that the Kindle defaults to a 5 x 8 inch size, and the paperback is 7 x 10 inch size.


The Kindle is a bit clunky with charts and tables. There are 120 of them in the book with all of your weekly training goals for each of the different types of cardio training you could do.


StairsBox SteppingTreadmillIncline TreadmillStairmaster Stepmill

With that, some people prefer the more open presentation of the spreadsheet tables as in the Kindle, but others prefer the appearance in the paperback. You can make photocopies of the training charts in the paperback and cross off items as you achieve them. To facilitate that more easily there is a link in both versions of the book to go register and receive a free copy of all the spreadsheets as an easy to print PDF, no matter which version you purchase.



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Goodreads Author Questions

As an author listed on Goodreads, I have the opportunity to take questions from some of my readers and Goodreads members - CLICK HERE TO ASK OR READ ANSWERS

Here is a screenshot of a couple of my answers so far, followed by the text:



What’s your advice for aspiring writers? Charles Miske1) get a lot of life experience. mistakes are good for that
2) listen to every single word anyone says to anyone within earshot
3) write 2000 words every single day, even if it's nonsense What are you currently working on? Charles MiskeI'm working on a vampire themed book set in the mid nineteenth century with events from the Western Migration.

If you want to ask a question, please go to Goodreads and ask away! I'd love to chat with you about my books and writing.

My Sweet Infected - Another 5 Stars

Got another 5-Star Review, and thought I'd share part of it.

"morph into monstrous beings with the need to feed off of human flesh. There are plenty of gruesome elements that will have you turning away, but believe me, you'll be burying your head back inside of the book pages for the steaminess of the Emma-Porter-Linda love triangle. Boundary lines are drawn because of their genetics, but they’re also made to be crossed in this read where the overall plot has you rooting for one side one minute, and the other the next." - Amazon 5-Star Review I'm really enjoying the things people are saying about this unique post-apocalyptic zombie dystopian young adult romantic triangle novel. I want you to read it, and let me know how you liked it. Leave an honest review for me.

Thanks!





For Sale on Kindle, and available with the Amazon Prime Kindle Owners Lending Library and on Kindle Unlimited.

BUY NOW ON KINDLE
For Sale in Paperback

BUY NOW ON AMAZON

Blame it on Emma

In my introduction to the book My Sweet Infected on Amazon Kindle and Paperback, I clearly state that I felt like I was channeling my protagonist, Emma.

 It started out as one thing, faded away to a back corner, then came out as another thing entirely as my character evolved. It was almost like channeling as she surprised me at many turns with ideas and needs of her own. ... I need to thank my wife Angie for putting up with my various behavior oddities as I was fully into my character. - My Sweet Infected - Dedication & Forward HERE

It was amazing to me when I finally got into my character and knew exactly what she was doing, had done, and would be doing at each turn of the page. I was thrilled to get to that stage and the book is a much higher quality for it. I'm beginning all over again to get a feel for a new character. Mercy, a miniature adult stuck in a 12 year old body. I'm sure you've heard the saying "13 going on 30" and this is the embodiment of that…