What’s next for Lost Falls?

I just wanted to drop by with a few updates on the Lost Falls series. The audiobook versions of Pay Dirt and Tooth and Nail are on their way, with Pay Dirt expected out later this month.

I know a lot of you are also eagerly awaiting Lost Falls 4. I had fully intended to have the book out by now, but then along came 2020.

My year in a nutshell.

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have played havoc with my writing. I’m basically a stay-at-home dad when my daughter can’t go to daycare, so like many of you I’ve been trying to juggle keeping a small child happy and learning and entertained while also trying to get some work done.

And also, to be totally honest, my mental health has taken a pretty big hit during this whole mess. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression on and off throughout my life. Usually I’m able to manage it fairly well, but these aren’t ordinary times. Though I am receiving good support and treatment for my mental health, writing is still more difficult than usual for me right now, even when I am able to carve out some time.

But don’t worry, I’m still alive and still writing. Between Lost Falls and my Golden Remnant Saga fantasy series I’ve got my work cut out for me! Thank you for sticking with me. And I hope you’re all safe and well wherever you are.

Cunning Devil is now available as an audiobook!

The Cunning Devil audiobook is now available on Audible and Amazon!

If you’re new to audiobooks, Audible will even give you a 30-day trial and let you download Cunning Devil (or another audiobook of your choice) for free.

This foray into audio is a totally new adventure for me. I hope you’re as excited about it as I am. My narrator Gary Bennett did an amazing job bringing Ozzy to life.

Check it out here:

Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon

Listen to a sample of Cunning Devil

Tooth and Nail (Lost Falls Book 3) is out now!

It’s finally here! Tooth and Nail (Lost Falls, Book 3) is now available on Kindle and in paperback.

Grab your copy here:
Kindle: mybook.to/TnNkindle
Paperback: mybook.to/TnNpaper

The Kindle version is on sale for $2.99 for the next few days, so be sure to grab your copy before it returns to full price.

I had a blast writing Tooth and Nail. Probably my favorite of the series so far. Dropping Ozzy into the middle of a war between vampires and ogres was a lot of fun. Maybe not so much for Ozzy.

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it!

A murdered vampire. No witnesses. A blood feud ignited.

Some folks say the only good vampire is a dead vampire. But when the murder of a vampire threatens the fragile peace between vampires and ogres, someone has to wade into the fray to sort the truth from the lies.

Guess who gets that job.

But there’s more to this murder than an ancient blood feud. Behind the scenes, someone is stoking the fires of war.

And if I can’t uncover the truth soon, we’ll all be feeling the heat.

Tooth and Nail is coming June 2nd!

Get ready, because Tooth and Nail (Lost Falls, Book 3) is coming at you on June 2nd!

I’m so excited to get the book into your hands. I know many of you have been waiting a while for this, so thanks very much for your patience! I hope you’ll agree it was worth the wait.

Have a gander at the snazzy new cover art, then scroll down to find the blurb for Ozzy’s next big adventure.


A murdered vampire. No witnesses. A blood feud ignited.

Some folks say the only good vampire is a dead vampire. But when the murder of a vampire threatens the fragile peace between vampires and ogres, someone has to wade into the fray to sort the truth from the lies.

Guess who gets that job.

But there’s more to this murder than an ancient blood feud. Behind the scenes, someone is stoking the fires of war.

And if I can’t uncover the truth soon, we’ll all be feeling the heat.

The first draft of Lost Falls, Book 3 is complete!

I have finally finished the first draft of the 3rd Lost Falls book! It even has a title: Tooth and Nail.

The book still has to go through some editing passes before it is ready for prime time, but we’re aiming for an April 2019 release. I think the wait will be worth it!

I’ll have more to share about Tooth and Nail in the coming months. For now, though, I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays. Thanks so much for your support this year! Bring on 2019!

Blood Money (A Lost Falls Short Story) is now available!

Blood Money, a short story of mine, recently appeared alongside a bunch of other fantastic tales in a limited-run anthology called Eight in the Chamber.

That anthology, sadly, is no longer available. If you missed out, though, you can now grab Blood Money as a standalone short story on Amazon for only $0.99. Click here to get your copy.

Come join Ozzy as he takes a job tracking down a vampire’s missing consort, only to find his own morals pushed to the limit.

Check out the blurb below and then grab your copy!

 

As Lost Falls’ resident folk wizard, I can track down anyone.

It should’ve been a simple job. Find the girl, bring her home.

Except she’s not just any girl. She’s the bloodslave of one of the most powerful vampires in town.

And I’m not sure she wants to be found.

Get it on Amazon

In One Month, Return to Lost Falls…

Ozzy’s back, baby!

Pay Dirt, Book 2 of the Lost Falls series, finally has a release date! You’ll be able to grab it on Amazon from May 11th. Mark your calendars!

To thank all you kind folks for your enthusiasm and patience, Pay Dirt will be priced at only 99c for the first few days. (Although thanks to Amazon’s nonsense, that deal might be US and UK only, sorry!)

To make sure you don’t miss the deal, join my mailing list and I’ll email you as soon as Pay Dirt is available. Just go here: https://www.subscribepage.com/chrisunderwoodweb

Oh, and here’s the blurb for Pay Dirt:

In Lost Falls, nothing ever stays buried.

Look, I’m a reasonable guy. When the ghoul came to me, shaking and sweating and claiming that he’d been cursed, I did what I could to help. After all, as Lost Falls’ resident cunning man, breaking curses is my specialty.

But when the ghoul took advantage of my good nature to steal some very valuable equipment from under my nose, I stopped being such a nice guy. Now I’m hunting his ass down.

Except I’m not the only one. Because the ghoul awakened something deep beneath Lost Falls. Something old. Something better left buried.

And now it wants revenge.

Grab a new Lost Falls short story (and a whole lot more!)

EDIT: This box set is no longer available, but you can still grab my story Blood Money on Amazon here.

Me and a bunch of other urban fantasy authors have teamed up to bring you an box set of supernatural thrills and chills that will keep you entranced for a very long time.

And that includes a brand new, never-seen-before short story featuring your favorite cunning man! Ozzy can track down anyone, but when he’s hired to return a missing bloodslave to her vampire mistress, the question is not whether he can, but whether he should.

Of course, there’s also a whole heap of other stories from some fantastic authors, including full-length novels, novellas, and short stories. Maybe you’ll recognize some of the names: James Hunter of Yancy Lazarus fame, Brad Magnarella with a Croft and Wesson novel, M.D. Massey with a Colin McCool story, and more! Check below for the full list of authors.

Best of all, this anthology is stupidly cheap. There’s more than 1000 pages of urban fantasy goodness in this thing, and you can grab it right now for just $0.99.

We’re practically giving it away!

Check out the blurb below and grab your copy from Amazon now!

Orcs, vampires, rogue mages, and strange familiars… The night’s filled with beasts looking for kicks, who trod the urban landscape with cloven hoof or sharpened claw, keeping a yellow eye out for easy prey. But what’s a citizen to do when dark shadows lie heavy, spells become useless, and wands lose their charm?

They call on the heroes of Eight in the Chamber.

These hardboiled cops and investigators specialize in a preternatural kind of justice. They aren’t afraid to delve into dark magic or wield a cursed instrument to save the pure and innocent. They won’t quit until every dark deed is punished, and the scales of justice are balanced.

In Eight in the Chamber, a cadre of your favorite authors have banded together to bring you all the thrills of the urban supernatural, with a twist of sci-fi noir, in a collection of full length novels, spellbinding novellas, and enough short stories to choke a bag of holding.

Featuring stories from:

Alex Berg
Chris Underwood
James Hunter
Brad Magnarella
Matt Abraham
Kit Hallows
WH Lock
AND MD Massey

What’s Happening With Book 2?

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to drop by to let you know I’m still hard at work on Book 2. I think it’s shaping up to be a pretty damn good story (I would say that, though, wouldn’t I?). Ozzy is going to be uncovering one of Lost Falls’ long buried secrets. But secrets, as we all know, can be dangerous things…

So when is it coming out? Unfortunately, as a stay-at-home dad, my writing time is a little limited. And it doesn’t help that ever since my daughter became mobile I’ve had to spend most of my time chasing her around the house, trying to keep her from maiming herself. Which she thinks is a great game.

That means Book 2 won’t be out as soon as I hoped. Please forgive the delay. I’m not the fastest writer out there, but I’m going to do my damnedest to make the book worth the wait! And I’ve also got some other cool projects in the pipeline which I’m sure you’ll all enjoy.

If you want to be the first to know when Book 2 comes out, please sign up for my mailing list here: http://www.subscribepage.com/chrisunderwoodweb You’ll also get an exclusive short story prequel to Cunning Devil. It’s win-win!

Oh, and one last thing. Book 2 now has a title: Pay Dirt. What does it mean? Well, you’ll just have to wait to find out…