30 August 2016 by Published in: Uncategorized, Writing 5 comments

So far my new one, The Goddess Legacy, is getting stellar reviews, for which I’m heartened, because I honestly believe it’s a great book. I know I’m not supposed to say that, but it’s how I feel. Anyone, especially any authors, who want a textbook example of pacing, twists, reversals, action, and plotting, and especially how outlining can add to story complexity rather than dampen creativity, are encouraged to read it. If I only wrote one book as a sample of my approach, this would be the one.

On other matters, I’m halfway through JET – Forsaken, and it’s turning out well. This will be the eleventh, or thirteenth, JET tome in the series, depending on how you count them, and I’m happy so say that the character and premise haven’t grown stale. I think fans of the series will enjoy it, and am looking forward to its release in November.

After that, I write a novella for a friend’s Kindle World, and that’s it for this year. Then I have to sit down and figure out what to release next year, because if I’m going to have a release in January or so, I have to write it in October so the editor and proofreader can work their magic. So perhaps a month off, and then whatever that is begins, keeping me out of trouble for the foreseeable future.

I’m toying with a trilogy in the DAN world, and probably another JET, another Ramsey’s, and a BLACK. If no trilogy, I have two ideas for stand-alones, one that might get me killed so I am reluctant to write, the other of which is an interesting premise, and would be the start of a new series featuring an investigative journalist in the southwest. That one’s percolating and seems likely to happen. I’m also still toying with my WATER trilogy idea, but I kind of want to co-author that one for more breadth in the world and story than I currently have.

So that’s what I’m up to. If you haven’t picked up Goddess, you could do worse. It’s a hell of a yarn, and one I’m proud of. Now off to conjure up more JET excitement. Idle hands being the devil’s…you know.



  1. Tue 30th Aug 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Another BLACK book. Can’t wait.

  2. Wed 31st Aug 2016 at 8:50 am

    I’m intrigued about the stand-alone that could get you killed. Not that I want you killed – just that I want to read the book! Can you drop a hint about what the subject is????

    • Russell Blake  –  Wed 31st Aug 2016 at 11:46 am

      Think a murder mystery like Da Vinci Code, only with a real world secret that really would change the world if known, presented so it’s easily verified as fact by even the dimmest.

      • Bill Thompson  –  Wed 31st Aug 2016 at 11:48 am

        Sounds great! Don’t wait too long!

  3. Alicia
    Thu 17th Nov 2016 at 4:03 am

    First of all let me say that El SeƱor Blake es un autor magnifico! I’ve waited a while for JET Foresaken and I’m about to embark on yet another awesome journey in this read…can’t wait! So gotta go. Happy reading y’all. Oh, and gracias Don Blake. Salad con una copita de Tequila Agave! Anyone’ll do. Bendiciones querido!


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