are releasing their first in the trilogy titled Dark Application on Dec 14, 2012. The authors are offering the download for free here.
"We're actually running a promo on Amazon.com so the book can be downloaded free, versus $3.99 today (Dec.14 2012) through Sunday." Krogstad said.
The early word from the reviewer is very positive.
"I'm super stoked on my reviews I've been getting!!" Waterman said. "I have a network producer interested in making a television series out of it."
Waterman's biggest influence as a writer was by far Stephen King. She read her first Stephen King novel when she was eight years old and a few of her favorites are The Stand, The Tommyknockers and Pet Cemetery.
"Thanks Stephen King, for being the ultimate mentor." said Waterman. "Now there is a writer who knows how to take risks."
Waterman was a longtime resident in Nevada county with many family members still residing here.
"I was born in the Sierra Nevada Memorial hospital (and my daughter and brother were born in the same room). I went from k-12th (Deer Creek, Alta Sierra School, Union Hill, Scotten elementary, Lyman Gilmore and Sierra Mountain where I graduated) grade there, then joined the army and moved away for a few years. Then I came back to GV and got my AA at Sierra College, transferred to UC Davis, and then since my daughter has already started school here and we love Davis so much, I stayed here. I was originally Lindsey Campbell." Waterman stated.
The Authors' synopsis of The Dark Application Series, It was written with social media, mobile application, and interactive media users in mind. The series’ concept was initially developed to be presented as a television series. During the creative process, the decision was made to release the first episodes of the series in electronic format.
We chose to release a Kindle version prior to presenting the concept to the networks in order to solicit reader feedback, character refinements, and plot suggestions.
The first book has all the elements of a traditional fiction piece; it’s suspenseful, full of laughs yet mysterious, includes the college party of the year, a few laws are broken and tough agents do a little cloak and dagger to find the culprit, some people die a horrific death and the financially struggling nerdy student comes into money and gets the girl of his dreams. The primary thing that sets this book, and series, apart from traditional books is that each of the aforementioned pieces of the book are driven by, or related to, social media, mobile applications or virtual interaction, and the series continuation is tied to the viral aspects of those drivers.
In Dark Application: ONE, Luke Jeffers is a student at Brafferton Community College in Fort Christanna, Virginia. Like any other college guy, he dreams about Amy, his grade-school crush, and finds time to party on the weekends while struggling to make his meager budget pay his bills. But unlike anyone else, Luke has discovered the secret Department of Defense Application for Remote Kinetics that unlocks a whirlwind of shocking events, and changes Luke’s life direction forever.
While working as an intern at a Computer Information Systems research facility, Luke secretly downloads games from the main server onto his smart phone. Unbeknownst to him, Dark Application is also installed on his phone. And once Dark Application is installed on a phone, it can never be removed. Suddenly Luke’s life takes on utterly unpredicted changes; he passes his first Chemistry exam, he mysteriously acquires a large sum of money, and he finally gets the girl of his dreams go out with him on Valentine’s Day. Slowly the application sucks him in, and he becomes addicted and unable to put it down. But lurking just around the corner are horrific secrets that land Luke in a world of hurt, and he becomes entangled in a web of murder, lies, and criminal activities that shock the town and lead to his ultimate destruction. Dark Application: Book One is the technological thriller of the iPhone era that will lead into the next book of the series in the Dark Application Series.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:The Dark Application Series consists of horror/thriller novels that will have your head reeling and your heart pounding every time your phone rings. In a research facility in Fort Christanna, Virginia, where Luke Jeffers serves as a Computer Information Systems intern, a secret defense weapon is illegally downloaded onto Luke’s smart phone. From there, a series of shocking events sends Luke’s life spiraling out of control, when grandiose lucky chance turns into dark twisted fate.
In Book Two, Luke is thrown in prison for life, and the phone is picked up by Sabrina Dobson, the younger sister of Luke’s internship supervisor. Her fate is equally determined for her, as Dark Application comes into her world and that of her divorcing parents.
Follow the Dark Application as it leaps to Book 3, where things are never exactly as they seem, and the Application is brought to trial in the heart-stopping climax that will change everything you thought you knew about fiction.
Follow the Dark Application as it is passed from one unsuspecting owner to the next, hacking Facebook pages of enemies, cheating on exams for friends, leading people on wild goose chases, and ultimately reeking destruction on all who come into contact with it.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:Luke is a slightly below-average sophomore at Brafferton Community College, seeking a career that will make his life better than it has been growing up with a single mom. He has long been in love with Amy, the popular girl that shows up to Chemistry lab with Travis, the tough rugby player. While on the job at his internship in a Computer Information Systems research facility, he illegally downloads some games and apps from the main server, one in particular that contains the file for the Defense Application for Remote Kinetics, a highly secret project being led by graduate research prodigy Kevin Dobson. By downloading that App, Luke accidentally begin s a domino of bizarre events, starting with things that appear to be pure luck, and ending with events that appear to be nothing short of cold-blooded murder.
Amy is the school beauty that Luke has been hopelessly in love with since elementary school, is an intelligent girl with a tendency for troubled relationships. After her boyfriend Travis is killed in a disturbing accident in Luke’s front yard, Amy is a vulnerable target for Luke’s advances. At first she is charmed by his new truck and his sudden new source of money, but soon she discovers that Luke is involved in forces beyond his control, and she is forced to make difficult decisions that affect the outcome for everyone.
Mr. Krogstad serves as a sales, marketing, social media and business development consultant currently based in California. Mr. Krogstad travels between California, Las Vegas, New York and Hawaii multiple times monthly on business. He is fluent in English as well as Spanish. In addition to traveling to Spanish speaking countries and territories such as Spain and Puerto Rico on business, in the past Mr. Krogstad has also lived abroad and worked professionally in Mexico.
The constant travel has afforded Mr. Krogstad the time and opportunity to be inspired and enjoy some great digital content released via Kindle. As he practically lives on airplanes and in hotel rooms, he has also found the time to research, author and develop books and articles of his own to share with the public.
Since early 2010, Mr. Krogstad has worked hand and hand with Celebrity Magician Criss Angel and has assisted Mr. Angel in the areas of business development, social media, Internet broadcasting and production as well as creative development. As recently as 2012, in addition to offering consulting services to various celebrities, publishers, producers and Fortune 500 Companies, Mr. Krogstad is putting his final touches on the recently released Dark Application Series; a mobile technology themed series of science fiction books.
The first book in the series, The Dark Application: ONE, was release in December of 2012 and is currently being converted into a screenplay.
Lindsey earned her Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis in 2012. She is currently working with co-author and producer Brian Krogstad on the series of novels, and screenplays titled, "The Dark Application Series."
She is a veteran of the United States Army Corp of Engineers, and served 12 months in Iraq. She lives in Davis, California with her six-year-old daughter.