The Evil You Choose – #1LinerWeds

“The Evil You Choose is available for purchase on Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions.”

That’s my one-liner.

As many of you know, this is the second book in the Dreamer’s Alliance series. It follows “Knuckleheads” and continues the story of two men who have been friends since childhood. This story begins two days after Zach Amstead explained to his daughter Abbie how he and his best friend, William Terrance (Billy), learned of, and struggled with the development of their special skills.

Zach experiences lucid dreams, dreams he can control, and he can participate in those dreams. This ability evolved as he grew older, and it will be put to the test in this second book. Billy has visions of the future. He sees his own future with clarity. He sees Zach’s future in vague impressions – he knows generally what is going to happen to Zach, but the details are often unclear.

Zach’s skill set has been discovered by an FBI agent who wants to take advantage of Zach in his pursuit of an organized crime boss and the US Senator he’s certain is helping the crime leader. He presses Zach into service against his will by threatening to treat Zach as a terrorist.

Zach, Billy, Abbie, and Zach’s older brother Mike have to choose whether he should work with the FBI or try to prevent them from being successful. It’s a dangerous game, and Zach is exposed to situations that challenge his abilities and put his life in jeopardy. Living between a shadowy dream world, dark corners, and a superficial world of make-believe he creates, Zach tries to stay ahead of all the people pulling his strings.

The family dynamics didn’t change in the two days it took this story to begin. Zach, Abbie, and Mike still share a penchant for inappropriate laughter, sarcasm, good food, and adult beverages. Billy’s technical skills now have him traveling the Dark Web and hacking into the Internet we trust. Unfortunately, he still worries about causing the problems he’s trying to prevent.

For those who haven’t yet read Knuckleheads, it remains on sale for $0.99 through Friday. So. If you’re reading on a Kindle (or using the Kindle app on a laptop, phone, or tablet), you can score both books for less than five dollars. Just so you know, every beta reader who read both books agree, “The Evil You Choose” is better if you read “Knuckleheads” first.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, or if you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

There are some photos in a gallery, below the contribution from the marketing department. There are the purchase links and a video trailer in between here and there.


  1. Two published books! Congratulations!

    Great shot of the sprinklers doing their thing on the ball field. Those poor ducks do look lost! Love the close up of MuMu!

    My favorite though, no surprise here, is Old Glory. The shadows and the way she’s framed in the glare of the sun make a stunning picture.

    Yes, so many leaves down it looks like Fall here too.

    Enjoy the cooler temperatures that are coming our way Dan “so they say’!

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    • Thanks Ginger. Lots of things are looking like fall around here, except the thermometer. I hope those cooler temps arrive on schedule. Seeing 70-something while I’m awake would be nice.

      Those ducks looked like they were on drugs. I wanted to yell at them, “get in line!”

      The flag in the sun is always a point, shoot and hope for the best photo. I can’t see a thing when I take those. I liked how this one came out.

      MuMu says hi!

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  2. Your Marketing Dept did great, but my question is: Did Faith make that 7-10 split? 🎳
    MuMu is such a riot. You give her the best lines. Congratulations on book #2, Dan. You have really made the most of your retirement.

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  3. I just bought it! But I am going to wait for #3 so I read all three together. I enjoyed Knuckheads so reading will not be an issue. Ooooh, anticipation. And I love the pictures of new leaves beside old leaf.

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  4. Congratulations, Dan. I just now put it on my Kindle. You probably feel like breaking into a chorus of “At Last”. The second time publishing is not that much less stressful than the first.
    I have this post scheduled to reblog at midnight tonight. Hugs on the wing.

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  5. Congratulations again, Dan. I’ve never heard of a western omelet sandwich although I’ve had and enjoyed the omelet as omelet. Your title for some reason reminded me of Marc Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral:

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones;
    So let it be with Caesar.

    Perhaps the evil that you choose lives after you. Just saying. :-)

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    • Thanks Laura. I am happy with the way this book (and the series) turned out. I wasn’t planning on sharing them in quick succession, but I’ve been working on them for almost three years. It’s time they see the light of day.


    • Thank you do much, Sherry. I love hearing that. The follow-up to this one will be out in late November. They were all written before any were released. The third book is going out to beta readers now.


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