Happy New Year: 2019 edition…

Happy Hangover…

…Uh, I mean, NEW YEAR!

Yeah, there might have been some drinking last night, and that might be the reason I slept until noon today.


We’re just talking hypotheticals here, people!


At a gathering of friends, on the night in question, I asked the group:

“What are you excited to do in the New Year?”

(Resolutions are bullshit. Makes some goals that turn you on and get to it.)

I’m digressing again, must be the alleged hangover.

So, their answers will remain their answers – that is to say, private – but I thought I’d share my answer with you:

I’m publishing my novel, “Drawn to Flame” this year.

If you read these weird missives of mine, then you’ve likely heard me mention it before.

And just as likely you’ve found yourself asking, “So, what’s with this book he keeps talking about?”

And that, in a round-about way is the point of this post.

I’ve come up with a back-jacket synopsis that I think will answer that question and, hopefully, get you interested enough to follow along.

So, here we go:



Haunted by a past he can’t remember, and a gruesome case he’d like to forget, the last thing private detective Caleb Carson wants is to help a wealthy eccentric recover a stolen artifact – no questions asked. But the bills are piling up, and the money’s too good to refuse.

He’s got three days to retrieve an ancient dagger, but before he can even begin the investigation, Caleb is confronted by the world of hidden magic, and the men who will do anything to possess power.

Caleb’s no magician, but he’s used to whipping up a few tricks to even the odds. When a cult of fire worshipers marks him for sacrifice, things start to heat up in the sleepy city of Knoxville. If he’s not clever, the case, and his life will go up in flames.

Will Caleb survive, or will he burn like the others before him? Find out in Drawn to Flame, the first novel in the Third Eye Detective series.


And there it is.

Starting off the new year with a big announcement.

And there’s more to come: release date and cover art reveal, maybe a giveaway or two.

Keep an eye on this space.

Until next time, Happy New Year!…




About tessarnold2

I'm a writer, and someone generally crazy enough to think other people will be interested in his deranged thoughts. Author of the 3rd Eye Detective Novels. You can also find me on Twitter @tessrants
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1 Response to Happy New Year: 2019 edition…

  1. Sarah says:

    I love it !!

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