The Seed of God: Part II

Hey blog readers,

seedofgod2coverI finished Part II of my four-part mini-series The Seed of God.  I know Part I was kind of short, as it was the introduction to the story, but Part II is at least twice as long.  I think two posts ago I gave a description of Part I, so I’m not going to repeat that.  However, I will say that you can now buy the eBook version of Part I on a host of websites including Barnes and Noble’s.  Here’s the link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-seed-of-god-ian-cardenas/1126510523?ean=2940154399569

Anyway, I am pretty excited about that, and Part II of The Seed of God will also be available on all the websites soon as well.  Here is my synopsis for Part II:

Upon waking up the morning after Robert skeptically planted the seeds that the mysterious stranger gave to him with the promise that they would fill the void in his life, he discovers an extraordinary act of nature in his backyard; a giant beanstalk-like plant reaching to the clouds. Witnessing it for the first time, Robert feels it’s presence can only be explained by one of two things: some kind of magical force, or more plausibly, a brain tumor. However, when others behold the sight of such an inexplainable phenomenon, the latter explanation goes out the window.
2015JACKAND-CB-300Robert quickly learns through studying the gigantic growth on his lawn that it has remarkable abilities that can in fact, as the stranger assured him, remedy the feelings of emptiness he had long felt from within. But with his billboard-worthy suburban neighborhood and the mighty homeowner’s association at his throat about getting rid of what could be consecrated as a natural wonder of the world, Robert must make a decision. He can either follow the regulations set forth by his community and continue his seemingly meaningless existence, or he can fight the powers that be, save the miracle that wondrously appeared in his life, and start down a new and fulfilling path of being.

So yeah, there it is.  I had to add some spoilers from Part I in there for the synopsis to make sense, but it’s all good.  Right now you can purchase Part II for $1.00 at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/730850

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks everyone for the support,

Ian

 

I’m Writing a Mini-Series!

seedofgodcoverYep, you read it right, while I am waiting to hear back from literary agents about publishing my literary fiction novel Big Red Yonder, I’ve been writing a four-part mini-series called The Seed Of God.  Part I of the series is now accessible for download!

You can get the e-book here for $1.00: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/728010

I am currently in the process of writing Part II and it should be available soon.  If you go to the link I shared, you can read the series synopsis, however, I will stick it in this post for your convenience.  Check it out:

Living the archetypal American Dream, it appeared Robert had it all; a steady job that paid well, a gorgeous wife who seemed to only get more attractive with age, two bright and well-behaved children who always seemed to do as they were told before they were even told what to do, and a comfortably large suburban home in the middle of a warm and friendly neighborhood on the outskirts of a bright and booming city. But even with the six-figure salary, the picture-perfect family, the billboard-worthy community in which he resided, and all of the other blessings bestowed upon him, he could not help but suspect that something was missing in his life. As a result, he felt a growing void within his soul, one that he could not attribute a cause for.
That is, until one fateful afternoon, when by happenstance Robert crosses paths with a mysterious man who grants him an incredible gift, one with the potential to remedy his feelings of emptiness forever. However, anything that seems too good to be true usually is, and anything that is true usually comes with a price. And as Robert reaps the benefits of the peculiar stranger’s offering, he soon discovers the unsavory consequences that come with its satisfying benedictions.

perdida_tiempoI didn’t go into too much description here because I figured its vagueness might leave potential readers intrigued enough to buy the short story and find out for themselves the cryptic details within the summary.  Maybe my tactic will work.  Maybe not.  Either way, I’m taking pleasure in writing my first magical-realism-based story.  It’s a fun genre to play around with and I can’t wait to continue producing the rest of the mini-series.

God Speed,

–Ian