After the Evil – A Jake Roberts Novel

After the Evil – A Jake Roberts Novel

By   Publisher  Self-pub/CreateSpace

ISBN  ISBN-10: 1495413861


Published in   Action & Adventure, Contemporary, Crime Criminals, Fiction, Fiction, Mystery Thrillers, Romance,


On a sexual sabbatical, Fr. Anthony Moralli wants to taste the forbidden fruit. Dr. Thaddeus Abrams married into money, but wants her dead. Chief of Detectives Ed Fairchild meets a man who has information. Airline captain Nick Parker has an insatiable sexual appetite and wants sexy flight attendant Megan. What do they all have in common? DEATH by serial killer! FBI profiler Mika Scott and homicide detective Jake Roberts are obsessed on a cold trail that turns flaming hot. But will they get there in time? The killer is within a fingertips reach.

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

Homicide detective Jake Roberts, during his investigation into a prolific serial killer murder, meets and falls in love with a flight attendant. Will he stop the serial killer in time?

Do you write full time or part time


How do you structure your day when you write

From 1 – 10 pm, I'm locked onto my desktop writing, keeping records, soliciting reviews, managing my website [ ] and my Facebook author page [ ], sending press releases, editing, revising, and blogging.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

My books are intended to bring an entertaining distraction to readers so they can let the go of the intense, never-ending bombardment of life struggles. I also enjoy that benefit for me writing them.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

I just released my fourth Jake Roberts novel––"After the Kill." I'm also updating and revising my "Stealing Atlanta" and "Through a Mother's Eyes." At the same time, I'm outlining my next book.

What inspired you to create this book

I love to write, and building my series of Jake Roberts novels.

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

Crime fiction. You write what you know. A police officer and I had a conversation one day about my behavior. He said, "Don't do the crime and the time; write about it." He was write.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)

I go heavy on research for all of my books. If it's crime fiction, it has to taste, smell, feel, and look like crime fiction. For my first book, "Through a Mother's Eyes," I researched four and a half years. It is a True Crime story and accuracy means everything. The book is about the parental murder of children, child abuse, and legal and moral penalties. I did a case study about a woman who murdered her six-year-old son. I knew her and wrote the story. My research included sitting in her cell eight hours a day for several days recording her and making legal pads of notes. For my fiction books, I do one a year, start to finish.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

After I wrote my first manuscript, I had an opportunity to fly Sir Ridley Scott in a small corporate jet for ten days during his location scouting for "White Squall." Yes, for forty-plus years I was a professional aviator. I talked with him about my writing over dinners. He was a great help, mentor and inspiration. I still send him my books as they are released just to show him I'm working hard at my craft. At present, I feel I have climbed halfway up the author ladder with five crime fiction books, and one True Crime. I have the patience, creativity, and dedication that it takes to write.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

Editing is always the hardest thing about any book.

What was the most rewarding

Taking them out of the shipping box and finally holding them in your hands.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different

How would you know? It's a never-ending process of learning.

How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

I started with paper and pencil, bottles of White-out, and erasers. I've become skilled in the computer age. Early on, I received great advice about characters, plot lines, plot twists, and editing. I learned how to promote. I'm now walking on land and breathing air.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

I write every minute, of every day in my head. I keep a digital recorder on a lanyard around my neck to keep ideas, great things I've heard. I do a general outline first then write on. By the time I sit down at the computer, I know the entire story front to back and transfer it to paper.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

I've put some of my readers in the books as characters. I like the Phoenix Writer's Club. My significant other and I constantly talk about the book I'm writing. She is very involved.Her input is invaluable.

Do they influence your writing

In a way, when you read the reviews on Amazon they point out things from their POV.

Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing

I've always worked alone but if it helps, do it.

Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

I use three separate editors. Each sees what the other missed.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

Sir Ridley Scott.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing

Get a temporary writing assistant to help you because it takes a lot of time. You can find writing assistants on LinkedIn.

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)

Through Amazon's CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing. I like their service. You can do it yourself in their system, or ask for help from them. I stay with Amazon because Amazon reaches the world.

What are your thoughts on book series

I have four books in my series. "After The Evil," "Mind Over Murder," "After the Goode," and "After the Kill" in my Jake Roberts Novels. If you are a good writer, the reader will become emotionally involved with your characters, and a series lets them travel along through your characters lives. I think it's more intimate. Preface this by I write crime fiction. It may not work for other genres.

How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)

350 pages, or 75,000 words.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers

You can find them on Amazon––Amazon's Top Customer Reviews. You can find them on LinkedIn. You can find them on Facebook. Use the search box. You can google them. You can also join sites like Indie Writer's Support.

What advice would you give to your younger self today

Go back into the womb, it's rough out here. Don't write for someone else. Write for you and your readers will find you. Read John Locke's book about becoming an author. He's dead-on about it. Also, steal. Find websites you like and use them as a guide. Learn all you can about your genre. Edit, Edit, Edit. Don't expect to become a best-seller.

What is your favorite book or film

My books are my favorite books. "Tombstone" is my favorite film.

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

I don't have one. I think it's something writers are trying, but I don't think readers will spend the time looking at them just to find a book to read. Branding yourself is more important. Make them remember your name.

What are you working on next

My next book, which is a secret right now.

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it

Walk away. Get un-frustrated then go back to work.

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

Ask for help. Often, a lot of time is wasted learning the hard way. Visit thousands of websites, there are a lot of people to answer your questions. Don't forget to visit:, sign up, leave a post. Visit: If you're dedicated to the craft of writing, then you will find your future. Start writing anything and ramble on until you have nothing to ramble about then go back and edit.

About the Author

Cary Allen Stone

Amazon #1 Bestselling Author Reader’s Favorites Award Finalist “Cary Allen Stone is an important name to watch. This is one superb crime writer!”––Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewervine Voice Cary’s backstory is, he spent almost forty years inside the cockpits of corporate jets and airlines and because of his flying career he acquired a unique perspective on life. He was fortunate in 1992 to fly Sir Ridley Scott on a location scout in the Caribbean. They talked about writing and building an image with the words. He was quite a mentor. He graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He’s involved in feature films in LA and Indie films in Phoenix. He has performed voice-over radio commercials and stand-up comedy magic. He represented the USA alongside nine other countries in the Night of Magic in Bogota, Colombia, performing before dignitaries, ambassadors, and their families. He’s a proud member of the oldest women’s writers club––the Phoenix Writer’s Club. Clive Cussler and South Florida author Tim Dorsey endorsed his thriller “Stealing Atlanta” His Jake Roberts Novels have been well received by Amazon Hall of Fame Top 10 Reviewers in crime fiction and psychological thrillers. The series received the Readers’ Favorite Five Stars award. “After the Evil – A Jake Roberts Novel” is an Amazon #1 Best Seller.