Coven of the Worm

Book One: Estranged Earth

Linda Caldwell attends Putty Hill Senior High with her friends Jane and Candy, where she meets and falls in love with an intriguing young man named David Yeng-Chi.

David seems perfect for her, but he has a dark secret. His father Hamaki had trained him to use a deadly mix of martial arts and magic in the service of his god—Chai'Huon Ju, the Defiler. David is a descendent of the Worm Clan of a long forgotten prehistoric nation called Hunjan. There were other gods and different beliefs among these people, but the Worm Clan had believed in Chai'Huon Ju's legacy of evil.

As the relationship between David and Linda grows, Linda begins to have prophetic dreams warning her to stay away from him. The visions are so insistent and frightening that she surrenders to them and breaks up with David. Enraged, David resolves to have revenge by conjuring his god to Earth.

Linda has a secret too, however—one that might help to save her soul from the Defiler. Prophecy was merely the first of her abilities to develop and—she soon discovers—there were more powers to come.

Book Two: Mystic Moon (in progress)

Eric is the son of David Yeng-Chi, who had unleashed Pure Intensity and wreaked havoc on a Maryland town in 1995—all in the name of revenge. When Eric discovers his true identity, he sets out to fulfill his destiny, which is to assemble a Coven and use it to release his evil god on Earth.

Daniel is an Avatar of the gods, and only he knows how to find the others like him. It is his destiny to gather the Avatars and lead them to battle against the Defiler before he can wage war on Heaven. Together with Dawn Lu, Linda Levinston, and FBI agent Carl Timmers, Daniel searches for Eric and his coven—hoping to find them before they can succeed with their diabolical plans.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Book Trailer

[More videos from msouth847]

Okay, since I had so much fun making the last movie, and since I saw the trailers at the Covey Awards site, I thought I'd try another. I deleted the other one for two reasons: it seems no one really cared for it, and it disappeared anyway (although it still works fine on MySpace). I don't know why the videos are disappearing, and I certainly hope this one doesn't. Except I've already noticed that the credits are jumping, which they don't when I play it from my hard drive (sigh).

I'm not going to enter it for the Covey Awards because this book isn't published yet. However, I had thought about doing it for the old, unpolished version - Pure Intensity - which (miraculously) is still available at, but I'm not sure that's a good idea since I'm hoping to publish Estranged Earth as a separate work. Not to mention the fact that I never renewed my contract with AuthorHouse (sigh). But, if I'm really lucky, perhaps this trailer will give people incentive to buy Pure Intensity.


bunnygirl said...

It's fun to work in a different medium for awhile, isn't it? I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of illustrating my fiction by PhotoShopping my vacation photos!

Do you ever shoot live video, and if so, would you be interested in swapping tips sometime? I've got a fiction project idea that would be completely multimedia and I haven't got a clue where to begin, or even what kinds of technolgy I would need to get started.

Michael said...

Sorry, Bunnygirl, but I don't own a video camera, and this is all new to me. Although, given the chance, I would like to try it out.

I'm just tickled pink that you can do this stuff with computers these days! I really had no idea, since up until a month ago I was still using a Pentium II.

And you are absolutely right: it's a lot of fun!

David L. McAfee said...

That's pretty cool, michael. I still have to learn how to do that stuff. Very nice.

Michael said...

Thanks, David. I'm glad you like it!

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, Michael! That is way cool -- you did a great job with it. I have yet to experiment with trailers -- looks like fun, though. :)

Michael said...

Thank you, Thomma! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

cheryl anne gardner said...

Michael, your review is up on for Sanctuary of the mind. You may excerpt from it as you like; please link back to the blog and quote the reviewer.

Hope to see more of you work, especially along those line.

Michael said...

Thank you, Cheryl! I've checked it out and linked back to it. It was such a nice review! Quoting it? Hmm...