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God I hate cliffhangers. 😉

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I hope they’re all cliffhangers! 😁 Thanks for reading, Maggie!!

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My pleasure ❤️

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I have sunglasses like that.... Loved them since the 80s when I first saw Sting wearing them with the Police.

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I love that style 😅 but my prescription glasses preclude them!

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They're actually not beneficial for much... The first time I tried to wear them for regular use, they create a massive blind spot... I was like oops. I plan to get some high quality ones though if I ever climb Kilimanjaro.

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Hooked on episode 1. Love the depictions of the characters and their personalities. I was surprised by both of them.

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This is awesome Adam!

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Thank you Anna! Super appreciate it 😄

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And now I’m realizing I’ve already read this. Thanks, Long Covid!

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I just went all the way back to this one, the beginning, to read them all and catch up!

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Hope you enjoy them! :-)

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#2 was especially good! Now I’m picking up where I actually left off, which was #3. This is solid! Are you going to sell this as a book?

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Thanks Reda :-)

Once I complete serializing the full thing here on Substack, my plan is to turn it into a Kindle Book.

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Ohhhh… is it Thursday yet?

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Scared me! 😆

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"A black 2022 Dodge Charger appeared from around the bend. It turned quickly into the lot, like an elderly couple arriving late for the early bird special." This...and the whole intro...is so appropriate for Lake Geneva! I know the exact parking lot you describe, and if someone hasn't been there, you nailed it. I can totally imagine this scene happening there in the dead of winter with snowmobiles in the backdrop. At some point does the nun ride a snowmobile? God, I hope so.

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I based this invented supper club on Jake’s outside Menomonie 😄

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That's so funny, in my imagination as I was reading your post, I put the building of Jake's in Menomonie in the parking lot of a restaurant on Lake Geneva (I can't remember the name of that restaurant)...and I imagined Lake Geneva in the background!

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Ha! That's exactly what I did when I was writing it. I've only been to Lake Geneva, once, for a convention in the middle of winter, so I figured I'd set it there, exactly as you just described :)

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I think Lake Geneva is where Dungeons and Dragons was invented…so my Hobbit tells me. so it’s a great place to set your novel.

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Oh, I totally forgot about that! (I used to play D&D).

I was just reading an article about how the estate of Tolkien sued D&D for using the word "Hobbit" back in the day, and they agreed to change to use the word "Halfling."

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Jun 5Liked by Adam Rockwell

Nice intro! The nun sounds like a badass. Like she’s been around the block a few times, spiritually speaking.

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Thanks for reading J. :) Yeah, she is the Han Solo/Obi Wan to the main character's Luke!

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Jun 5Liked by Adam Rockwell

Interesting! Not knowing the rest of the story I had her as the Quint to his Sheriff Brody. Maybe there’s better pairing but that’s the one that comes to mind.

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Yeah, that actually works pretty good 😄🦈

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Great first chapter. I can’t wait for the next one.

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Thanks so much, Alison!!

I really appreciate you reading it :)

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Jun 5Liked by Adam Rockwell

Nice intro.

I like the nun. I had an image of her getting into the car earlier and the two of them sitting quietly and patiently yet in a hurry as she uses the electric actuator on the seat to slide it forward and up enough to allow her to reach the pedals and steering wheel. Maybe Father Williams borrowed the car and had had to put the seat all the way back. And when she gets back in, at 5'3", right?, she has to move it up again. Way up. And that takes about 20 seconds.

I dig this kind of stuff. My series The Demon Drivers is...similar. Employing top secret high technology against not only flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers in dark places.

Finally, the supper club is another serendipity. My current wip takes place in a supper club slash night club and I haven't decided which to call it.

Looking forward to reading more.

Did you ever read This Present Darkness?

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Thanks for the comments, Ryan! I will check the book out. I primarily read "nonfiction" books on exorcism to avoid duping anything unintentionally, although in the past read the standards.

I just saw your Demon Drivers and subscribed, looking forward to reading.

Being from Wisconsin originally, I have a lot of "Supper club" imagery in my mind. I think the term "Supper Club" isn't widely used, I read an article about this at some point, and it is primary to the upper midwest, Pennsylvania and parts of western New England. But I don't actually know how valid this is. Nobody in Oregon uses it.

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Just found The Present Darkness. Looks like it is right up my alley, haven't read this one yet.

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Incredible imagery. This really feels like something that could be a whole series, if you wanted it to be.

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Thanks so much, Matthew! It is a planned trilogy, and I’ve started working on Part II. Appreciate the read!

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Thank you so much Study of the Mistress!! Glad you like it 😄

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