Coming Soon

bernie negotiationWhat is coming soon out of the creative (some would say warped) mind of Steve LeBel?

Steve just finished publishing his third book:

Bernie and the Wizards

The new book begins where Bernie and the Putty (book #1) left off.  It stars young Bernie as he begins his new job as a troubleshooter.  When a defective universe is found, Bernie is called in to fix it.  This isn’t as easy as it may sound because, as you know, Bernie isn’t one of those hell-fire-and-brimstone gods who just smites anything that gets in his way. He happens to hold the quaint idea that life is sacred, which makes his job much harder when he tries not to hurt anyone.

work 21The first assignment is a world called Photox where the people work to produce guid-peppers, an expensive delicacy among the gods.  For some unknown reason, they are no longer producing the peppers.  Bernie’s assignment is to figure out the problem and fix it.  No matter what.

The book was published in June, and we’re currently seeking both readers and reviewers so we can get the word out.  So far, we have been delighted with the response.  Early reviewers have given high ratings consistent with the first two books.

What’s Next for Bernie?

After doing a survey of our readers, Steve has decided on book #4.  It will be called:

Bernie and the Small Gods

The plot lines are still being developed, but the basic story is that Bernie has another universe to fix.  This one has been producing exotic incenses for centuries.  The gods really enjoy them, but for a while now, the people on the planet have not brought their incense to trade.

When Bernie looks into the problem, he discovers the incense is being used in the worship of other gods. Bernie finds there is a lot more to the story. A few years back, a group of gods arrived on the planet and seem to have taken over.  They call themselves Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Apollo, and Hades.  They’ve been moving around a lot over the last few years, and they’re tired of it.  They have no intention of moving again.

work 01The story will probably be ready in late winter 2018.  Steve likes to use beta readers in the final polishing of his work.  If you have an interest in being a beta reader, check here:  Beta Readers Wanted

If you want to know when the new book is published, you can 1) FOLLOW Steve on Amazon, and 2) sign up for the Builder’s Blog (Newsletter).  Both of those will guarantee you receive notice when the next book is ready.