Tessa, like Jason, has to try to find her way at the end of Vigilante.  I’m not going to discuss what happened, because it would be spoilers for some potential readers, but she  has a situation like Jason where a part of her life has been ripped away from her and she also has to deal with what occurs at Vigilante’s finale that affects Jason and the other characters.

In Disciple, she goes through one of the greatest tests in her life which is trying to protect Jason, trying to encourage him when he doesn’t feel that inspiration or encouragement himself and she has a lot of internal struggling.  I really can’t discuss, but writing Tessa in this story was something I had never done before and it was very exciting to write.

She is just an incredible partner to Jason and everything that I write about in Jason’s perspective is always with the intention of how it could affect Tessa and the other people around him so Tessa is and continues to be a vital piece to Jason’s life and to this Aluria series.

I just can’t wait for you to read what I have in store for her, so if you haven’t started reading  Tessa’s journey, you can go ahead and start doing that by purchasing Disciple here.

So, if you’ve read Aluria and Vigilante, you’re very familiar with one of Jason’s closest confidants and one of my more favorite characters to write, Bonnie Hunter.  As I’ve mentioned in several videos and posts in the pas,t my biggest inspiration for this character is Vicki Lawrence and how she portrays the very famous character, Thelma Harper from Mama’s Family and I just see so much these two women that helped influence my life in this character.

In Disciple, we see her in a different light.  In Aluria and Vigilante, she was getting very familiar with this new extraterrestrial being that is Aluria and then in Vigilante, we watch her try to help Jason understand this bigger world that Aluria lives in and the many different secrets that may be in that big world.

But in Disciple, she is more of a team player.  She is fully on board with everything Jason does and she kind of provides logic in a situation that is very illogical and very dangerous

She has a couple of good scenes in Disciple and I have no problem spoiling this for potential readers, but I always imagined Bonnie doing what she has to do withthe protection of Jason because with the death of his parents, she has assumed this surrogate mother and father for him.  In this one particular scene there is a moment where Jason’s life is threatened and Bonnie, being the country woman that she is, does whatever she has to to protect him and she knocks down the door that’s splitting her from him and when she comes in, she’s holding a big shotgun, ready to shoot whoever is threatening him.

That’s just the type of person Bonnie is.  She’ll go into a situation without any idea what’s going on if it prevents her “baby” from getting hurt and I love writing that relationship between Jason and Bonnie because even though we haven’t explored a lot of Bonnie’s past, which I’m hoping to do in the future books, but she has that connection with Jason that only a mother could have with a son and that’s a relationship not many people have when they’re not blood-related.

I just can’t wait to see how this relationship blooms and how you all get to see that relationship get deeper in Disciple.

Hi guys, so in this installment of the Journey to Disciple series, I wanted to start going over the different characters that will be highlighted in this new book and of course, I wouldn’t be able to talk about the characters without going over the main character, Jason Connor.

When we left Jason at the end of Vigilante, we really didn’t know where things would lead up to.  I’m not going to spoil anything for those who haven’t started Vigilante yet, but his relationship with Aluria was strained and we knew that there would be a time that he would have to go through time to heal and to understand what all transpired in Vigilante.

I actually think the events that occur in Disciple are more important for him than they were in Vigilante.  Even though the events in Vigilante were very tragic for him, he begins to see a lot of the things that happen in the prior book re-emerge and he has to find his way through that and wonder if he can rely on Aluria, his best friend, his mentor and his team player to get through this new obstacle.

I was very excited to write Jason in this new book because we get to see a little bit of a more romantic side of him.  We see his relationship with Tessa bloom in a way that we haven’t seen already.  That drives this story and you see why this relationship is so important and what it could do to him it were to ever be lost.

I’m not going to give anything away, but we see Jason become more of a team player, a leader, a delegator more than just a solo partner and I say solo partner because I consider Jason and Aluria to be one person, but there is some dialogue in Disciple that occurs with multiple different people in Jason’s life and Jason has to sit back and try to understand what all of it means and how it’s going to affect the direction he goes from that point forward.  That was probably some of my favorite things to write, to write the observations that he was observing.

I’d have to say that it is so hard to make this video and post and to talk about Jason because he’s the main character.  Anything I could say about him would be spoiled so I’m going to leave it at that regarding Jason and Disciple.

If you’re eager to learn more about what I’ve talked about, go ahead and pre-order your copy of Disciple or come to one of my book signings.  More information on Jason and his experience in Disciple can be found here.

I’ll talk to you soon!

Hi everyone, thank you so much for watching and reading this latest installment in the Journey to Disciple series.  I wanted to take a moment today and talk about the making of Disciple how I got my inspiration and what led to the overall project

So, let’s get started I had released Vigilante in March of 2017 and while I was touring the region to get people to buy Vigilante as well as starting the Aluria Adventure series, I already began writing the beginning to Disciple.

I had multiple inspirations for writing Disciple.  Disciple was actually a book that I wanted to write for some time. I was heavily influenced by the plot from Days of Our Lives, which may sound crazy.  Back in the late 80s, early 90s, when Marlena Black, or I guess then, Marlena Evans, was possessed by the devil

As someone who is religious, I do believe that the devil exists and that there are many different ways that he can manipulate who we are and how we act and that was a thing that I wanted to go into with this book when I was originally thinking of writing Disciple.

I had real no intentions of it to be a long continuation of Vigilante but the way that the story started forming, it actually tied in greatly with Vigilante and was a great continuation to the story lines that were left unsaid in Vigilante and as you know, if you’ve read Vigilante, you know that there were a lot of questions left unsaid in that book.  Some of those questions are answered in Disciple and I think it ultimately wraps up a lot of the emotions that were left unsaid in so in the future books that I write in the Aluria Adventures, Jason and his friends will be able to continue on without the baggage that was presented in Aluria and Vigilante.

I had so much fun writing Disciple.  I love writing evil characters, which as you know, I am the complete polar opposite of evil, I think, and so it is a great opportunity for me to just let out all these crazy thoughts that I don’t usually let out and let them flow into these characters that really have no redeeming qualities and proved to be a rather complicated character that Jason and Aluria have to defeat.

The main villain in Disciple, who I won’t name because I think the name is so unique that by telling you what it is would kind of spoil the unique quality of the name.

That character represents the worst of the worst, but not only does she have any redeeming qualities, but the character wasn’t always evil.  Something happened that got them to that point and in Disciple, I’m going to show the progression of getting to where that character is now and why the character got to this point.

I love exploring those types of stories because in the reoccurring theme that I have in the Aluria Adventures series is that no one is 100% good or 100% bad, but we decide which side we leaned more towards and that is a thing that Jason and Aluria constantly haveto battle with and they have to try and keep that balance that they have had a struggle with since the end of Vigilante.

I’m so excited for you all to read Disciple.  I think it’s one of my most favorite novels that I’ve written, probably more than Vigilante, which is one of my favorite books that I think I’ve written.

I can’t wait for you to read it and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the different themes that I’ve incorporated and talked about so far and how it all ties in with the rest of the series.

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Franklin, NC—Tyler Cook, Franklin native and author, will release his fifth book, ‘Disciple’, at a special release party on August 4 at 10 a.m. at the Macon County Public Library.

“Disciple is the latest installment in The Aluria Adventures series and it is my favorite one to date.” said Cook.  “I have been wanting to write this book for some time, and I had an a

bsolute blast doing it.”

Over five-hundred years ago, in a distant kingdom, Queen Sibilla feared her kingdom would become the next casualty of the One Hundred Years War.  In a desperate act to protect those she led, she makes a deal with the Devil, becoming his disciple in exchange for unlimited power.  But everything has a price, and Sibilla must pay for her newfound powers, putting everything she cares about on the brink of destruction.  In the present day, it has been six months with no sign of Aluria.  Peace has been preserved throughout the city of Canton, thanks to his friends, but with a new threat emerging, Jason Conner wonders how long he can keep going without putting the mask back on, and if he’s worthy enough to be the hero the city needs again.  Can he make amends with the spirit that has inhabited his body for so long, and if so, will they be strong enough to keep the Devil’s disciple from completing her mission?

‘Aluria’, was released in 2016, followed by ‘Vigilante’ in 2018.  Both have been named the #1 bestselling superhero novel on Amazon.com multiple times, as well as reaching their overall bestseller list.

Half of all proceeds will go towards The Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship, a project Cook started after the passing of his great-aunt and fellow author.

“I’ve been very passionate about both of these projects over the last year,” Cook said.  “I’m glad I could find a way to bring the two together.”

In 2014, Cook released ‘A Guide to Historic Dillsboro’, now an award-winning book that celebrates the historic town of Dillsboro, as well as raising money for the Appalachian Women’s Museum.  Later that year, he wrote ‘The One’ which was released in early 2015.

For more information, contact Tyler Cook at moonshinepressnc@gmail.com or visit http://www.tylermcook.com.

 

Hi everyone, I wanted to take a moment and discuss in this latest installment in the Journey to Disciple series about why it was so important for me to do a collection
book which includes Aluria, Vigilante and Disciple.

Many people around the world and many authors that are successfully able to publish their books, many of them don’t have the opportunity to not only write one book, but multiple books and multiple books within a series. I am one of those people that are very fortunate to continue the stories that I have come to love and initially, I thought about doing just a digital box set which would include Aluria, Vigilante and Disciple, but because of the size of these books, I thought that I would be able to compress them all enough to do a three book collection and it actually turned out really great.

In the video above, I show the physical proof of the three book Aluria Adventures series. And as you can tell, it’s a pretty thick book. It is eight hundred and twenty four pages. The final version may go down to eight hundred and twenty, but it is just as big if not maybe a little bit less than some of these big books that were used to seeing upon the bookshelves such as a couple of installments in the Harry Potter series and even though it does look intimidating, I know people will understand that there are actually three books in one, so it’s actually a good deal for them to get this book.

When I was thinking about the price of the Aluria Adventures 3 book collection, I wanted to make it so that it was actually more beneficial to them to get the three book collection than it was to get all three individual books separately and I have decided to list the price for the Aluria Adventure 3 book collection at $29.99, which essentially gives you one book for free. If you bought them separately, it would be a total of $45, so it’s actually a better deal if you buy the three book collection if you haven’t started on any of the other books.

So if you are just now beginning this journey with Aluria and the many other wonderful characters that I’ve created, go ahead and purchase the book here.

You essentially get one book for free and of course 50% of all the proceeds that I make from the Aluria Adventures 3-book collection will go towards the Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship until it is fully funded. Thank you all so much for reading this post and watching the video and I look forward to showing you the many other videos to come.

Talk to you soon!

Thank you so much for watching the first installment of many videos that I’ll be releasing to help us all get through the next couple of weeks as we wait for the release of my new book, Disciple, the third installment in The Aluria Adventures series.

The video above is to provide details for you for the first book signing I’ll be doing for the Disciple Book Tour.  If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that this book signing will be held at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin, North Carolina.  The library is located at 149 Siler Farm Rd. and the book signing will be held on August 4, 2018, a Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

Like all my other book signings that I’ve had around the community, I’m so excited for you to be there and celebrate this new chapter in The Aluria Adventures series.

In addition to the many different books that I’ll be having available for sale, you will have the opportunity to buy a multitude of books by Eva McCall.  As I’ve mentioned, the proceeds for both my books and Eva’s will go towards The Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship at Southwestern Community College.

I’m looking forward to the many different videos I’ll be putting out in the coming days and weeks, discussing the many different things that will be occurring in Disciple and The Aluria Adventures Collection. 

August is just around the corner, and I can’t wait to share this new story with you.  I look forward to talking with you soon!

GettyImages-687972458.jpgCenturies ago, a group of men from thirteen colonies announced they were tired of the oppression and under-representation forced upon them and demanded the rights they thought they deserved.  Many, if not all of them, new the formation of a country would be an experiment that could fail.   Some may have even thought the plan was dead on arrival.  Lucky for us Americans, the experiment worked, but it hasn’t been without struggle and loss.

Every 4th of July, we continue to celebrate the decision the founding fathers made for the people in the colonies that were desperate for change.  But as each year passes, I believe we lose a little bit of the true reason why we celebrate this day, myself included.  Many only care about the paid day off, while others are mesmerized by the fireworks we set offp when the sun goes down.  I’m just as guilty.  For years, during my undergrad degree, I spent this treasured day in an arcade center, passing out snow cones, exchanging tickets for cheap toys and cleaning out the filthy restrooms that people from all over the nation occupied.  After graduation, I’ve enjoyed the days off, with pay, while taking what this nation has endured, for granted.

Today, I almost did the same thing for another year.  But as I drove through my hometown, watching people celebrate what this day means to them, something changed inside me.  I thought about how America’s freedom had been attacked many times before, and this year, the attack is from within.

The past year and a half, America’s integrity and influence has been torn apart, bit by bit.  The national media, which is protected by the first amendment, something that keeps me protected when I want to write anything I chose, has been threatened since early 2017.  The selection of our judicial branch is made to look like a beauty pageant.  The process we use to elect officials has been compromised by foreign interests.  And the scariest thing of all, is that our elected officials are now being investigated for allowing all of these things to occur.

I don’t have to come out and say what I’m trying to say, because all of you know what I’m talking about.  Some of you will agree with me completely, while the others will judge me for what I put out.  But something we all can agree on is that America’s soul is bleeding, and we’ve caused our own injuries.  We have become the very threat our founding fathers worked so hard to protect us from.  If we allow this to continue on, who will be the one to stand up and say, “Enough is enough!”

This Independence Day, I have decided to change my ways.  I’m no longer going to allow the day to pass without standing up for what I believe in.  I’m not going to lay around while I’m being paid to do nothing.  And I’m certainly not going to let the dazzling lights in the sky distract me from what’s really important.  I’m going to stand up and say, “I still believe in what America has worked so hard to preserve, and I’m going to make sure the ones we’ve allowed to keep that in place are held responsible for the duties we’ve entrusted them with.”

For those who read this, I hope you’ll do the same…

 

Disciple 001Today is a very exciting day indeed.  I’ve been a little bit quite on social media and on Youtube regarding my writing projects, but that’s only because I’ve been working so hard to get this new project out to you.  And today, I have some exciting news.

As you’re all aware, I’ve been working on this new book within The Aluria Adventures series, Disciple.  A couple of months ago, I completed the project and I’ve since been working on the editing, the cover design and getting it ready for print.

I’m so excited to announce that Disciple will be available to everyone across the world on August 4, 2018.  I’ve had a blast working on this novel, and I can’t wait for you all to read it.  In fact, it’s one of my favorites, and probably competes with Vigilante.

In addition to Disciple, there’s another book that I’ll be releasing on August 4: The AluriaThe Aluria Adventures 001 M Adventures (3-Book Collection), which includes the first three books in the series, Aluria, Vigilante and Disciple.  I’m also very excited about releasing this new book, and I have to thank eBookLaunch for providing me with this amazing cover to go with this special collection.

As you’re aware, there have been a couple of things that have happened in my life that have sort of postponed the release of Disciple and The Aluria Adventures collection.  On November 20, 2017, my great-aunt, fellow author and friend, Eva McCall, passed away, and her death has left a great void in my life and immediately upon her passing, I wanted to do something that would allow her name and her legacy to live after her life.

859140_539820959385166_1851939008_oOne of the things that I thought of doing was creating a scholarship in her name, so that aspiring authors and poets and anything related to writing, could receive a scholarship at Southwestern Community College to pursue their educational dreams and either use that money to pursue their writing career or to be able to continue it as a hobby.

In order for this scholarship to be endowed, I need to raise $15,000.  I’m happy to announce that as of right now, we have raised $12,000.  I am so grateful to the family, friends and community members that Eva loved so much that contributed to the scholarship.

We still have a lot more work to do, and to ensure that this scholarship gets endowed by the end of the year, all digital presales for Disciple and The Aluria Adventures Collection, 50% of those proceeds will to The Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship.  In addition, I’m also giving 50% of all proceeds for digital and physical sales for The One, Aluria and Vigilante to the scholarship.  I can’t think of a better charitable cause to donate the proceeds of my books to.  I’m sure that together, we can raise enough money to get this scholarship endowed before Disciple and The Aluria Adventures Collection is released on August 4.

If you’re not interested in ordering any of my books, that’s okay, but I still encourage you to donate to The Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship.  You can donate directly to the SCC Foundation here (put The Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship in the memo):

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In the coming days and weeks, I’ll be releasing additional videos to get you all pumped for the release of Disciple and The Aluria Adventures Collection.  So if you will, please subscribe to my videos.  I’ll be doing multiple book signings in the western North Carolina area, to accompany the release and I’ll also be donating proceeds from those events to The Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship.

I am so excited about this new journey that we’re about to embark upon together.  Disciple is one of my favorite books that I’ve written so far, and I can’t wait for you to read it.  In the meantime, please share this blog post, as well as all my social media posts, so we can get The Eva McCall Memorial Scholarship endowed before August 4.

Looking forward to talking with you all soon!

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