At long last

The latest episode of The Immortal Chronicles is here at last, after delays caused by the unexpected death of my computer and the discovery that the story was going to end up being longer than anticipated.GeneDoucette_ImmortalandtheMadman1400

Immortal and the Madman is long enough to fall under the heading of novella.  (Actually, based on the word counts I’ve been looking at, so were the first two stories.)  It comes in at about 24,000 words.  For some perspective, Immortal and Hellenic Immortal both check in at just shy of 100,000 words and both Fixer and the upcoming Immortal at the Edge of the World check in at around 103,000, and Sapphire Blue at around 84,000.

You might not have needed to know that–word count is more of a writer-porn sort of thing–but there it is.  More to the point, I accidentally wrote a quarter of a novel in about six weeks.  (That is definitely writer-porn.)

Anyway!  Volume 3 of The Immortal Chronicles can now be yours!  Buy it, read it, review it, tell your friends!

Immortal and the Madman

And if you’re new to The Immortal Chronicles don’t forget to pick up the other two short stories in the series: Immortal at Sea and Hard-Boiled Immortal.


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Mark your calendars!  The publication date for the third book in The Immortal Chronicles is August 4th!  I’ve officially reached novella-length with this story.  I hope nobody minds having a few extra words from me, and a slightly higher price tag.  If it helps, you also get to meet an ancestor of a certain person you may have encountered elsewhere.


The page for Immortal and the Madman is officially up now on GoodReads.

You can add it right here.

Adam has a fan page


There’s now a fan page readers of the Immortal stories and of Adam in particular.

Cult of the Immortal (the name is from an online group mentioned in the first Immortal book) is on Facebook, and will feature quotes from the books to share, excerpts, giveaways, announcements, and whatever else they can think of doing over there.  Adam will also make appearances and be free to answer questions, and you can chat up other fans of the books and whatever else YOU can think of doing over there.

You can join the group right here!


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Four months from today, you will be able to buy your copy of the third book in the Immortal series, Immortal at the Edge of the World.  The publication date is set for October 2, 2014.

Preordering is not yet possible, but you can bookmark it on GoodReads.

Hard-Boiled Immortal

In only one week you will be able to pick up a copy of the second short story in The Immortal ChroniclesHard-Boiled Immortal.  The first book, Immortal at Sea, has been out for a few weeks now, and if you don’t own it yet we can’t be friends any more.GeneDoucette_HardBoiledImmortal1400

You can add Hard-Boiled Immortal to your GoodReads here.

Adam is on Tumblr

Your favorite immortal narrator also has a Tumblr account of his own!

Actually, he’s had it for a while, but I couldn’t convince him to use it.  Now he’s getting more involved–he’s also doing more on Twitter and will be visiting Facebook again soon–so please add him to your Tumblr when you get a chance.

And as always, please join the mailing list so I can keep you updated!


Book two of The Immortal Chronicles has a cover

I am still working on the second book in The Immortal Chronicles, but it has a title, and it has a cover.  The cover is so fantastic I couldn’t wait any longer to show it off:


I will keep you updated on its release date, which should be in mid-June.  In the meantime, if you haven’t picked up the first book in The Immortal Chronicles, Immortal At Sea you’d better get on that, or I’ll start to cry.

Immortal at the Edge of the World update

If you’re keeping track, I just approved the last major edit of the third book of the Immortal series, Immortal at the Edge of the World.  That the release date is still five months off hopefully doesn’t ruin your day.

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It’s a little early for reviews for a book not due out until October, but here are some nice words from a GoodReads reviewer for the third book:

Brilliant end to the trilogy, with much twistiness involved in tying up all the plotlines. Lots of humour and typical Adam-ness – but no spoilers from me. You’ll just have to read it for yourself. I think this might be my favourite of the series.

If you want to know how she got her hands on a copy, well, she’s one of my editors.

Immortal at Sea

GeneDoucette_ImmortalatSea1400It’s been a good first week for Immortal at Sea, the first of The Immortal Chronicles.  I’m trying to get word out to as many of the folks who bought Immortal and Hellenic Immortal as I can, but there are a lot of them, and it has been a while.  With sales starting to level off I might throw in for a twitter promotion or a giveaway.  As happy as I have been with the early sales figures, I’m surprised to see them start to taper off.  But maybe I need to get the second book out?

Hard-Boiled Immortal

This is the title of book two of The Immortal Chronicles.  I just commissioned the cover, and will share as soon as it’s ready.

Now I just have to finish the story.

Out of curiosity

Is anyone interested in a Fixer short story?

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First order of business: Immortal At Sea is having a perfectly lovely first week.  Thanks to everyone for picking up a copy, and for all the great feedback I’ve gotten so far.  And if you know anyone who hasn’t read the Immortal series yet, let them know about this story! It’s a great way to meet Adam for the first time.

Following me

If you want to keep up with everything I have going on, you are certainly in the right place, because I do update this blog regularly.  But I wanted to raise awareness of a function you might not be aware of, on my Amazon Author Page.

First off, I have an Amazon Author Page!  You can find out how often I remember to update my bio, but more importantly you can see ALL of my books listed.  This may lead to pleasant discoveries, such as that Beating Up Daddy has an ebook version now.

budAlso on my Amazon Author Page, there is a link on the right of the page that says “Email me when there are new releases by Gene Doucette”.  I can’t currently think of a circumstance in which I might publish something and Amazon wouldn’t know about it, so this is a great way to keep up.

And there is also my Facebook Author Page, which can always use your love, and my Mailing List.  The mailing list is new, so I haven’t done much with it (like offer free things and what-not) but that will change.

So follow where you can, and help me keep in touch with you.  Many new things are expected soon…

The Immortal Chronicles #1

I realized the other day that it has been two years–almost to the day–since a new story featuring Adam had come out.  The last was Hellenic Immortal and it debuted in May of 2012.  Before that was Immortal, a book with a complicated life cycle.  It was first available in October of 2010, but was re-released in a new edition in March 2012.GeneDoucette_ImmortalatSea1400

Immortal at the Edge of the World isn’t going to be available until October 0f 2014, but I can fill the Adam-free void you’ve all been suffering through–and I’m really sorry about the long delay, I forgot you all don’t live with him in your heads every day like I do–with short stories.

That’s the idea behind The Immortal Chronicles.  I’ll give you a taste of Adam talking about something interesting from his past, roughly once a month.  And hopefully, you will all enjoy it enough to share Adam with people who haven’t met him yet.

Immortal At Sea is the first Chronicle story.  If you’re thinking about picking it up but are worried that you need to have read the books first, that shouldn’t be a problem.  While my advice would be to read the books in order, Immortal At Sea is a standalone story.

You can pick up your copy by clicking the link below.



The Immortal Chronicles

This month I will be debuting a planned series of short stories written by Adam, everyone’s favorite Immortal narrator.  Look for the first story to be available by this time next week, barring any unforeseen issues like someone finds a typo.

Also, if there is a particular story you’d like Adam to tell, leave a comment below!  (Already planned: a Regency Romance; a succubus story; something taking place during the War of the Roses.)

And as always, please join my mailing list!

Immortal At Sea: the cover

Here’s the cover!  Stay tuned later in the week for an excerpt.  And if you are a reviewer familiar with the series and would like to see an advance review copy of this short story, drop me a note on Twitter!


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You may not know what a blurb is, because you may not be a writer.  A blurb is a summary of a story– around 300 words– that took the author somewhere in the area of 100,000 words to tell.  These are the things that end up on the back covers of print editions, and on the website pages describing the book, and so on.  Smaller versions have to be produced as well, in 75 and 150 word sizes.

I don’t know any author that enjoys writing them.  It almost goes without saying, then, that I’ve been putting off writing one for Immortal at the Edge of the World for some time now.

Anyway, here’s mine…

Immortal at the Edge of the World

“What I was currently doing with my time and money . . . didn’t really deserve anyone else’s attention. If I was feeling romantic about it, I’d call it a quest, but all I was really doing was trying to answer a question I’d been ignoring for a thousand years.”

In his very long life, Adam had encountered only one person who appeared to share his longevity: the mysterious red-haired woman. She appeared throughout history, usually from a distance, nearly always vanishing before he could speak to her.

In his last encounter, she actually did vanish—into thin air, right in front of him. The question was how did she do it? To answer, Adam will have to complete a quest he gave up on a thousand years earlier, for an object that may no longer exist.

If he can find it, he might be able to do what the red-haired woman did, and if he can do that, maybe he can find her again and ask her who she is . . . and why she seems to hate him.

“You are being watched. Move your loved ones to safety . . . trust nobody.”

But Adam isn’t the only one who wants the red-haired woman. There are other forces at work, and after a warning from one of the few men he trusts, Adam realizes how much danger everyone is in. To save his friends and finish his quest he may be forced to bankrupt himself, call in every favor he can, and ultimately trade the one thing he’d never been able to give up before: his life.

From the author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal comes Immortal at the Edge of the World, the breathtaking conclusion to the best-selling trilogy. Will Adam survive?


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