A Sneak Peek into the First Chapters of Restive Souls

Plus a few promos for this month

Happy Sunday!

In an exclusive for my subscribers, I’m including a sneak peek into the first three chapters of Restive Souls, my alternative history novel about the emancipation of slaves in the late 1770s by the British.

You can read them for free here:

Restive Souls

Restive Souls: First Chapters

Charles Bastille • Mar 3, 2024

Restive Souls And all the believers were together and had all things in common; and they would sell their property and possessions and share them with all, to the extent that anyone had need. — Acts 22:44-45 Part 1: Ye Old Seeds of Flame Honeyman’s Tale (1776-77)

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Psalm of Vampires Reviewed by Kirkus

In case you missed it, the first review of Psalm of Vampires (written under my real name instead of pen name) is in:

A fun, witty, and innovative contemporary fantasy adventure.

You can read the full review here:


One interesting tidbit from the review: “White’s novel may remind readers of Felicia Day’s limited-series podcast Third Eye (2023), in all the best ways.” I’m not familiar with this podcast, but if you are, let me know if that’s a good comp!

I wrote Psalm of Vampires to take a break from Restive Souls. Psalm of Vampires is more of a page-turning potboiler.  Restive Souls has been nearly a four-year project and is much more serious business. They’re very different kinds of books, so if versatility is your thing, you now have a wide range of options with just one writer: MagicLand, Psalm of Vampires, and soon, Restive Souls.

I’ve begun submitting Restive Souls to small press houses and agents. Fingers crossed!

Let’s do some promo hunting!

This month’s promos:

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As always, I appreciate you taking time during your busy day to read my latest newsletter. Have a great rest of the weekend!

~ Charles