Happy (US) Memorial Day everyone! To celebrate this Holiday weekend, and the unofficial start of Summer, please enjoy a 25% discount on all four of my titles (including my debut novel Alarm Clock Dawn) with the discount code MEMORIAL25. As always, thank you for your support!
Close your eyes,
a daunting dream
a haunting ghost
in waking hours
soul in slumber’s mirror,
it is stirring
with such strength
that spirit speaks
and wishes wander
of time and space
leave your longings
and leap into the night
fly so fast, so free
that your wake curls
the fragile edges
of moonlit mist
to this land of
happenstance and whimsy
where no wants
at our hearts, entranced
and we dare
to dream nothing…but love.
~Eric Vance Walton~
This is the first book of trilogy in the Alarm Clock Dawn series. Sometimes, when all hope seems lost, there’s only one solution…to AWAKEN.
What Readers Are Saying…
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was easy to read and full of twists, turns, reflection and enough suspense to keep me reading (I just had to find out what was going to happen next!) It contained a good mix of drama, science fiction, poetry, spirituality and a hint of romance. It was a book which really made me think outside of the box and is one I still continue to think about! Rumor has it this is a part of a trilogy and I am eagerly awaiting the release of the next book. I believe this book will interest a lot of people because it crosses several genres. Congratulations Eric to a job well done! – Sue Kimmes
Alarm Clock Dawn is cleverly written and the title should “dawn” on you as you progress in your reading. Once you do get it, you may be surprised at the meaning of it and realize how the story relates to your life.
Eric Vance Walton is a brilliant author and poet and proves it though out by providing his readers with layers of spirituality, suspense, poems, and symbolism. All you have to do is be willing and able to be receptive to Eric’s message. I believe that it is a powerful one and very well worth your time. I guarantee once you pick the book up, it will be hard to put it down.
The book should help you, as it did me, to remember some things that you may have forgotten, things that are extremely important to a person’s soul and mental well-being. It may also help you to remember what you are passionate about. – Jean White
This is an excellent first novel from an author more known for his poetry. Set in a dystopian society, that frankly looks like somewhere we could easily be headed, the author crafts a cautionary tale about the excesses of a society that strives for more and more “things”. Driven by huge multinational corporations with excellent advertising (Marlboro, Budweiser, Lunestra anyone?), the story evolves to provide a yin to the yang that sets it up. I am NOTORIOUS for getting halfway through a book and jumping to the last chapter, just because I hate waiting. This book was the first one that I didn’t do that to in a Looooong time, and I was handsomely rewarded. There was a nice twist and denouement that I just didn’t see coming. Well worth the read! – Shawn Mullen
This book was a fun and thought provoking read!! The characters are so relatable,I found myself challenging my own routines and reasons behind them!! A must read for anyone who is ready to enjoy a story that will force you to look beyond yourself! – Kami Burgess
It only took half
a lifetime to
I’m wise enough
I’m not nearly
So I lay down
for these were
and fear was the lock
on the garden’s gate
left to lose,
nothing to prove,
my soul stripped bare
future flow now
and let me
ride your waves
for I’ve found
and the garden is
like some warm
me longing for
you, only you
or nothing at all.
~Eric Vance Walton~
ALARM CLOCK DAWN, author Eric Vance Walton’s debut novel, is the chilling story of a world only decades ahead of our own. Adam Harkin is an employee of XenTek, the most powerful corporation the world has ever known. Adam begins to question the purpose of his existence in a world where people are no longer citizens; they are merely consumers. Every aspect of a person’s role in society is to be determined by one number—their credit score.
The planet is protesting corporate greed and insatiable consumerism through crippling super storms that erupt without warning.
In a race against time, thousands of people are waking up from this nightmare, burning their Consumer Identification Cards and doing the only thing they can to strike back—dropping out of this toxic society. One by one they join the camps outside the cities. The fate of humanity itself is at stake and the clock is ticking. One question haunts their fragile optimism: Is it already too late?
I’m working on the (as yet unnamed) book on writing for beginning writers today. Another solid chapter is just about complete. Researching for this project is going to really help my writing career. I’m learning lots. I can’t believe the success authors are finding and so quickly (i.e.,Veronica Roth)!
This book is really taking form now. It’s a funny thing in this business how every opportunity leads to another, it really does. Having the strength and discipline to begin is the most important thing…this is my random thought for the day. That is all.
What a wonderful review of my novel. Jacqueline has really captured the essence of the story!
By Max Erhmann
(Latin meaning; desired things)
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there is
in silence. As far as possible, without surrender be on good terms with all
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull
and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud or aggressive
persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to others, you main become vain and bitter, for
there will always be someone greater or lessor than yourself.
Enjoy achievements as well as your plans, keep interested in your career;
however; however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many people strive for
high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially do not feign affection. Neither be critical about love; for in
the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the
Take kindly the council of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of
youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from sudden misfortune. But
do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue
and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you
have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt
the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors or aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all it’s
sham and drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be
careful. Strive to be happy.