Jacob M. Drake

Biography

Jacob Drake is the author of various Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction and Erotica books, all available on Smashwords. His only problem in writing is not having enough time to write to completion all the stories he gets in his head. "If I wrote constantly until the day I died I still would never be able to exhaust the imagination that is the source of these stories.

"I've always loved reading, so somewhere along the line it only seemed natural that I would sit down and start writing the type of stories I like to read. And that's only because I can't always find a book I want to read that encompasses the type of story I want. Sure, there are lots of great authors out there, but they don't always have their next new novel in my hands at the time I want to read it. Certainly there won't ever be another new book by Robert Heinlein or Isaac Asimov, though I wish with all that's in me there were.

"I wrote my first story in high school for an English class. Had no idea what I was going to write until Sunday night (This was due the next day) when I sat down at my typewriter (Yes, this was back in the Stone Age before PCs came available) and started pounding on the keys. I turned in the finished story the next day and received an "A".

"But I didn't write anything else (except songs, of which I have more than 100 finished) for many years, mostly due to the fact of raising a family and trying to be responsible (I hate that word). That came about because I had a story in me banging at the inside of my head, demanding to be let out. This time I sat down at the keyboard at my PC and began writing. I don't recall how long it took to complete that story, but it's now published as "Parallels: Book One - Heroes Enjoined Series".

"I was quite satisfied with how that turned out, so a bit later I wrote the sequel to that book and called it "XKALIBUR". I then wrote a smattering of horror stories as well as a few more books and then a bunch of stories based on female superheroes who get into - ahem - trouble each and every time they go out on patrol.

"But none of these stories ever saw publication and that was okay with me (to a point), because I realized that deep down inside of me I was a writer and I had stories that kept screaming at me to write them. So I did, even though I had nowhere to publish them. My wife well knows how many times I said, "I just want my stories out somewhere so other people can read them! What good does it do if they sit on my computer and no one else can enjoy them?"

"I tried getting book publishers interested in my works, but they wouldn't even deign to read my intro letter. Many other authors know that feeling, too. I attempted to get an agent, with pretty much the same results. Most agents are too busy trying to place the stories for the author's they already represent.

"I then read something on the internet one day while searching for online publishers. Someone had published his story at a place called Smashwords.com and it hadn't cost him a cent. I don't recall who that was, but I wish I could thank him for having the sense to write that blurb where I could read it.

"I entered the name into my browser bar and hit "enter". Sure, I had to register, but that was free, so I did. Figuring out how to get my stories formatted properly in order to get them uploaded onto Smashwords was a bit of a chore, but Mark Coker's Style Guide was pretty much clear on the subject and eventually I had it all done for my first book.

"Once "Parallels" was published online I was like a little kid on Christmas morning with a tree filled with presents underneath.

"Within the next month I had all of my completed stories formatted and uploaded, which meant I had to take all my horror stories and put them together with a book title. Then I had to do the same for my B.A.B.E.S. stories, but that worked easy enough, once I figured out what program to use (Picasa3) to make covers with.

"Now I work on getting my latest novels written so they can join the rest of my 'family' of eBooks that are now available on all the eBook retailers' sites.

"Not all of my books are for everyone, especially my erotica classifications, like the "Complete Book of B.A.B.E.S." and my "Rebirth of the Gods" book. Some day I'll get around to writing the promised second book to that series, honest. For the time being, I've been channeling my energy into writing the books for my vampire series, the first of which is "Forever Undead" and the second one is "Darkness in the Light". Now I have the third in this series, "Forever the Dark Grave", and then I'll write "Darkness in the Draca Legacy". After that I'll link these all together with "Forever Darkness". Recently I got the idea of writing a bunch of short stories based on the vampire bar (Vampir Sange) that appears in "Darkness in the Light" and publishing it under the title "Vampir Sange - Dark Tales From the Blood Bar". That one will be written.

"I'm enjoying my vampire realms too much to do anything else right now, but I am open to hearing from those who read my books."

Care to write and make suggestions? You can reach me at: eternal.naturist2@gmail.com

Where to find Jacob M. Drake online


Books

Chronicles of a Bare Naked Nudist, Rebirth: Penny's Tale
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2015 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
Living life as a wild child party girl finally takes its toll and Bernadette Wilkins takes a rare opportunity to remake herself and leave her past behind, but to do so means stealing from the worst bad boy she's ever known. On the run and living under a new name as Penelope Copperfield life is the best it's ever been, but will it last and get better or crumble in on top of her?
Chronicles of a Bare Naked Nudist
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,940. Language: American English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Family
(5.00)
When his wife dies in a tragic accident police detective Rick Williams embarks on life-changing decisions that no one about him could have foreseen. He sells his house, retires, and decides to travel across the USA from one nudist club to another, enjoying the friendships and freedom that only clothes-free living can provide. Then unseen danger arises and he must fight to protect those he loves.
The Solarian
Series: The Many Worlds of the Solarian, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On Earth super-powered beings exist, but the being known as The Solarian is the most powerful of them all, that is until another hero falls from the sky and crashes bodily onto the streets of New York City out of nowhere and then it's up to The Solarian to not only figure out who he is and where he came from, but answer the question as to why this being is nearly a replica of himself.
Pumpkin Patch Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,670. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
To many people pumpkins are a source of joy during Halloween. They carve faces on them and place a candle in them for an eerie glow. For the people of the stories in this book the orange gourds bring far more terror than any of them ever hoped to feel. Pumpkin Patch Tales contains eight stories crafted to chill you to the bone. **Some stories may be horrifyingly graphic in their content.**
Forever the Dark Grave
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,450. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Free from his enslavement, the vampire known as Phoenix searches for the way to stop his former master from enslaving all mankind. He discovers powers within him not common to other vampires and meets the most ancient of all his Kind. But werewolves try to keep him from success. Then he is once more trapped by those he once served and placed in a tomb that will be for him forever the dark grave.
Darkness in the Light
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 140,510. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00)
Nic Draca wakes in a puddle in an alley, a tattoo etched on his face. Worst of all he finds he now has a taste for blood - human blood. As he discovers what happened to make him this way he finds himself becoming entrenched in a world of darkness he never knew existed. Both vampires and werewolves are real in the world he thought he knew. Where does he fit in? Second in the Forever Darkness Series
Forever Undead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,540. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2010 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50)
When a family man finds his less-than-perfect life turned completely upside down by his becoming a vampire everything he knows and values is called into question, especially when other vampires expect him to assist them in staging a coup that will result in the ravaging and enslavement of all humans. He must then decide what it means for him to live forever. First of the Forever Darkness series.
Xkalibur
Series: The Many Worlds of the Solarian, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2010 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Patrick Riley, college student, suddenly finds himself holding two ancient swords - and his body transformed into that of an alien metallic warrior. Is it possible his old friend Cameron Kensington can help or have Cameron's own changes made him the enemy? The second book of The Many Worlds of the Solarian. There are too many changes coming to miss a single installment.
Parallels
Series: The Many Worlds of the Solarian, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,760. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2010 by Crescent Suns eBooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.86)
Having unusual abilities can be a great thing - unless you have no one to share in them. This is how Marshall Montgomery experiences life until he discovers how to cross the dimensional divide to a different Earth where others like him exist - and he finds the girl he's always dreamed of as well as the family he lacks on his own world.

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