HAPPY RELEASE DAY: Order of Dust by Nicholas J. Evans
Jackson Crowe is dead.
Or, at least he was. Now, assuming a new role as an entity known as the Order of Dust, he embarks on a journey of revenge with his twin pistols—one for humans and one for demons. Grizzled and pained, Jackson seeks answers to the end of his own story and that of his love’s. Can he find the answers he seeks, or will his pain and new identity consume him?.Discover the answers in ORDER OF DUST by Nicholas J. Evans—out TODAY!
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Jackson Crowe is dead.
Or, at least he was. After his death, he awoke in the North-Lane and found himself at the crossroads of life and the beyond. The higher beings gave him a choice: move on, through the North-Lane and into the universe for your next chapter. Or, return to earth and claim revenge. Now, Jackson is known as the Order of Dust, with the task of hunting the ones who take possession over human bodies and return them to the higher beings. Jackson, both grizzled and pained, looks to find who took his life, and the life of his love. To do this he will need his two pistols; one for humans, and one for demons.
For Nicholas J Evans, creativity for the entertainment of others had always been the end goal. At a young age he found that he enjoyed creating characters, and would even put in his sixth grade yearbook that he wanted to become a comic book artist. Later, he found out that it was the characters origins, personality, and future that he enjoyed most which gave way to writing.
Nicholas J Evans was born in March of 1991 in Newburgh, NY, where he spent most of his early years. During his time at school he continued to create his characters as a hobby, and give them small stories to add depth. It was not until his senior year of Highschool that he discovered a love for writing. An assignment was given where students had to re-create nursery rhymes into a 5-page short story, and Nicholas had been given the Muffin Man. He worked on it, then began to doodle a muffin in a Superman-esque costume, and from there his story blossomed. There was an excitement behind this project that was not there before and, regardless of the below average grade, it sprung a new passion. From this moment on he would work on short stories in his spare time, whenever he could. After this, in 2012, he received a degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Orange.
Music was always a large part of Nicholas’s life, playing instruments at a young age and eventually joining several local bands. In 2011 he co-founded the Post-Hardcore group NoraStone, and the band had gained a small popularity which lead to tours and recording sessions. During this time, Nicholas had been working on short stories on the notes section of his phone, often just pretending to be constantly texting, or even writing them down when he had a chance. Reluctantly, after years of performing and recording, he parted ways with the group in 2017.
Just before that, in 2016, Nicholas had become a father with the birth of his first daughter, Bailee Autumn. Shortly after, he and his fiance, Scarlet, moved from New York and in 2017 they had their second daughter, Logan Melody. During this time, with a new family and a new setting, his writing began to become less of a hobby and more of a main focus. During this time, he worked on the short stories such as Body & Spirit which would go on to win the Blue Rose First Place for Horror, and a Godzilla Noir that won the Kaiju Island Short Fiction Competition. This is also where he would start the work on his debut novel series For Humans, For Demons with volume 1: The Order of Dust. L ater, in 2019, they announced their third daughter, Ivy Moon.
Nicholas J Evans has sited inspirations from different sources from music to graphic novels and manga. His biggest influences come from the works of Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Clive Barker, and many other fantasy writers and graphic novelists. He can be found on Instagram: @NickEvansSaid.