Endever’s First Book Release!!


It’s here, and just in time for Halloween!

Coral Rivera’s brilliant debut novel is about Death — Dee, for short — the queen of the underworld incarnated into the form of a young woman who has taken up residence in a Portland hospital. With a killer attitude and a playlist to match, she spirits away the souls of the dying for their journey to the great beyond. The only problem? She’s been housed in the same host body for centuries, and she’s growing restless waiting for the next great disaster to strike. Enter Aria, a precocious young patient who challenges her perception of humanity, and Lux, a handsome stranger with an advanced form of cancer. Soon Dee finds herself locked in the struggle of her “life.” Will she follow the path that the Book of Fortune has set aside? Or will she go against the Fates and begin to write her own destiny, compromising her heart in the process?

A Deathly Compromise is now available as an ebook on Amazon. Head on over and purchase your copy today!

Please be advised that this novel contains some strong language and mild violence.  


The Hazards of Changing the World

There are so many things in this world I want to change. The short list:

  1. Negate health insurance
  2. Reform the foster care system and adoption process in this country
  3. Reform corporate America so that you’re paid by the amount of work you do, not by your title.
  4. Enforce capital punishment for rapists, women/child abusers, and murders.

The long list:

  1. Change the world

tumblr_mfgmyj337s1rlvh3vo1_250But I can’t. And if we’re honest, no one really can. There’s always going to be adversaries standing in the way, time running out, bills to pay, and then more bills to pay, and then even more bills to pay. And then once you pay the bills, you start to think about doing something good to change the world, but EEEEEEEEHHHH! your alarm goes off and you’ve got to go back to work in order to …pay the bills.

Anyone ever feel like this?

And in the meantime we’ve got Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb Ass threatening to throw each other in jail if they’re elected president, and Capital Hill occupants fighting over salaries and titles …the world’s a mess. And I hate that I can’t fix it.

But I contributed to the mess. I contribute to it quite regularly, actually, by not paying enough attention to my kids and my wife. I sweep them aside to try to be someone else’s hero. I’m guilty of this every single day.

I even sweep them aside to be my own hero.

Writing this post doesn’t make me more of an attentive father just because I’m acknowledging it. They say that the first step is admitting the problem. I’ve always disagreed with that.

The first step is beginning to change.

You say, “Come on, you’re working hard to build your publishing company and meet deadlines and write this nifty awesome blog for my enjoyment.”

Sure, but during the writing of most of these post, my kids are somewhere in the background vying for my attention, or my wife is in the bedroom folding laundry.

Hollywood and singers will say, “The world changes for the better for every pair of panties you fold and put away.” Or some crap like that.

I’m beginning to wonder if the issue isn’t with wanting to change the world vs. spending time with my kids, but maybe it’s that I’m so disorganized.

I intermingle work with my publishing company, which intermingles with time I could spend with the kids, which cuts into time I can spend washing the dishes…

Last weekend I gave my wife a schedule for Saturday. I said, I’ll spend time with you guys during these hours and I’ll work during these hours. It went well. All those hours were deliberate nuggets of time well spent.

But I didn’t set anything up for Sunday. And all hell broke loose.

So I’m wondering if maybe being a little more organized is just one way to help make the world a better place. If so, I guess I’ll go fold some underwear tonight after work.


First Article About Endever Publishing

28751_10151294434995480_1557171638_nA week or so ago I was interviewed by a local reporter about my publishing company. I thought I’d share the article with you to give you a little more insight into who we are and what we’re about.

Please note, the article states that our first book, These Great Affects, came out on October 20, but that release date was pushed back to November 10. A Deathly Compromise is still scheduled to be released this Thursday on October 27.

The article is below.

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New Louisville-based publishing company, Endever, to launch first two books in October


Looking for a Third Party Candidate to Vote for?



If you’re taking a break from The Walking Dead, check out this guys’ website.

McMullin is the man I’ve been looking for as a middle-class citizen. He wants to do away with the freedom-robbing Obamacare, he values life from conception, he feels strongly about retraining and rebuilding our military, and wants to reverse the unaccountable power of the Federal government.

It gets better.

His running mate, Mindy Finn, is an everywoman. She earned her Bachelor’s in journalism. She was a small business owner and will fight to break down bureaucratic walls that stifle business growth and innovation.

This team is speaking my language, and probably yours too.

Evan McMullin can win if both Trump and Hilary fail to reach 270 electoral votes. 

If that happens, he just has to win at least ONE state.


And if you ask me and every other American whose lived since 1824, I’d say our last third party president pretty much kicked ass. Honest.

Let’s do it again.


A Third Party Presidency Can Happen!

If you’re like me and most of Americans I talk to, you’re disgusted by the candidates for this upcoming election. Clowns. Losers. A pathetic and embarrassing waste. And that’s putting it nicely.

Capitol Hill has almost always been more concerned about their little squabbles and rivalries than about the interests of the American people.

Hillary supports organizations I’m disgusted by, she will disarm our military, and reduce our police force to hall monitors. And also, by a rule of thumb, any vote for a democratic party is a vote in favor of bigger government and higher taxes, both of which I am stoutly and adamantly against.

On the other hand, we have Donald. He represents the party that I’m registered with. And he’s an absolute disgrace. But for a while I was going to vote for him because he wants to rebuild our military, and it’s only likely that he’ll raise our taxes (not guaranteed like it is with Hillary), and he wants to do away with Obamacare, because we lost our freedom with that. He’s a “lesser evil,” in my opinion.

But a vote for Trump almost guarantees four years of scandal and finger-pointing and more turbulence with racial issues (which infuriates me because those issues should be nonexistent by this point. I mean, seriously, what the hell is wrong with us? Are we all still in grade school and we can’t get over our differences?).

But voting for Trump (or against Hillary) means voting for a racist, sexist pig, who might take the defense of our country so far as to annihilate any possible threat even before it becomes a threat, which I’m not okay with (but I’m more in favor of that than laying down our arms, as Hillary would propose). Basically this is what I call a grey election. There are black and whites between the candidates, but our convictions as a country are still grey. These candidates are asking us to vote for all or nothing on every issue.

My wife convinced me that a vote against a candidate is a waste, because it’s still a vote in favor of an evil. I think we can all agree that both are an evil in some ways or others.

You’re either voting for a racist, sexist fear monger whose primary interest has always been increasing his own bottom line…

Or you’re voting for a pathological liar, whose primary interest is control and power at every cost, no matter who gets hurt. She said it herself that she believes in systems and rules over the power of changed person. People in favor of more systems, rules, and regulations are defeatists.

BUT, like the brilliant film Finding Dory reminds us, there’s always a way out. DON’T VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF EVILS like I came close to doing. If you’re honest to goodness choice is either of the primary candidates, then by all means, go for it. But if you’re like me, and neither is acceptable for you, then send the government a message and demand a third party, another option.

I always fall into the mindset that my vote doesn’t matter. Trust me. I get that. I’m a total victim to that ideology. But if I truly believe in and hope for a changed government, then I must act on that with my vote. Because maybe there are millions of others just like me. And what if none of us go out and vote for a third party?

Abraham Lincoln was a third party.

If you’re undecided, seriously watch this 90-second video below. It makes perfect sense that a third party is possible.

A Necessary Delay

Hello. As you partially know, our family has been under a lot this last year especially concerning the last few weeks with our foster son being in the ICU. His condition is stable and he’s waking up.

Tomorrow was supposed to be our big release date for Endever’s first book, These Great Affects. But with all the unexpected delays on the home front, I am forced to delay the book’s release.

As a business owner, I refuse to rush any of our products. That would be a disservice to you as our readers and to those who embody the company, since we want to put out squeaky-clean products, and books that we will be proud of ten, twenty years down the road.

Because by then, no one will remember the book was delayed.

In other news, Endever’s “second” book, A Deathly Compromise, Coral Rivera, is still on schedule to be released on October 27th, just in time for Halloween. This is the story about Dee, a sexy, sassy, music-loving embodiment of Death who roams the halls of a Portland hospital, waiting to spirit away the souls of the dead.


This book is the first in a series that I am extremely excited about, and as a publisher and reader, I cannot be more proud of this book and the author, and I am excited to reveal it to the world. No matter what your fiction preference is, you will not want to miss this one.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


What Nobody Tells You About Book Releases

This was written by Endever’s co-owner, Lynn Galloway as we are now just one week away from our first book release.


It’s just like planning a wedding. A grand affair in which you invite, all of your friends, family, weird third cousins twice removed, and the cat lady that only gives you the evil eye through her curtains as you drive past her house. Oh, and the tween that bags your groceries.

First, the proposal happens in which you agree to make this life-long commitment and you could not be more ecstatic…until decisions in regards to the event, the needs, and finances comes into play. Things get a little sticky and less glamorous, but they need to happen in order to move forward and compromises are made.

Alright, so a date has been set!! You rejoice over the fact of having a day to look forward to, a day to share with others and have them “mark their calendar” to make sure they don’t miss it.

But now you have a deadline in which to get everything done. No big deal right? You’ve got 6, 8, 12 months to plan this momentous occasion. That’s plenty of time.


A few months in, you find your designer and the beauty that will dress your book is more than your dreams could ever create. It is beautiful, eye-catching, and leaves you speechless. Sigh. It is a feeling of completeness that you want to share with the world in that moment, but you know you have to wait. This is not something to be revealed right away. But you talk about it, you brag about it, and leave others anticipating the reveal of your book cover. That’s one of the things everyone looks forward to.

The clock is ticking and you have the majority of your larger items finished, or at least started the process of getting near completion. You are feeling great, like you have everything handled until your soon-to-be mother-in-law calls and asks if you’ve decided on center pieces, invitation designs, wedding party gifts, seating chart, party favors, menus items, time frames, order of the ceremony, the rehearsal dinner, transportation, hotel blocks for out of town guests, and the list goes on and on.

The moment of freaking out happens when you realize that planning a wedding is way more complicated than even Steve Martin made it out to be and you now have a jumble of tiny things to think about, work on, and finish before your approaching day!

How do people survive to their wedding with all of this pressure and a seemingly endless list of things to accomplish?


The answer is simple:

Because it will get done somehow, someway, and when your day arrives, it will be the best day of your life.

With a gigantic release of the breath you’ve been holding for the last several months, you see how everything has come together to create a glamorous and freeing event. The moment that all of your hard work has been aiming for.

Your wedding guests may never know the turmoil you went through to get to and have your perfect day, but they see it in all its glory, smiles on their faces with pure happiness for you. But no one has a more beaming smile than you and your joy radiates for all to see. You’ve made it and it is officially a dream come true.