Friday, July 14, 2017

Back Cover for Children of the Guardians!

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

I wanted to share with you the text for the back cover for Children of the Guardians. We finished it up yesterday. Tell me what you think!

Evil Returns…

An epic struggle erupts! The time for revenge draws near. Who will survive as the very fate of
humanity is at stake?

Children of the Guardians is an incredible intergalactic tale about the classic struggle of good vs. evil. Nearly 150 years have passed since Arturo mysteriously murdered two Guardians and stole their Crystal Skulls. The year is now 2027, and the G`Alad has strategically positioned themselves politically and physically to take control of the Earth, but they must first find and destroy the last Pyraportal that protects the peaceful Balsarius.

Meanwhile, Guardian Ana must prepare to fight back against her estranged grandson, Arturo. Ana has fled to keep her new charges from falling to the temptations of the evil-tainted weapons that now control the G`Alad and Arturo. Will Ana have enough time to train this new generation of Guardians, or will Ares and Arturo destroy them before they begin? Can Ana and her charges fight this alone – or will she need help from the great beyond? Will the goodly Balsarius defeat the evil G`Alad? The ancient Holy Warrior, Shihan Marcus Kahn returns from 300 years of stasis to face his past, and once again wage war against Admiral Ares and his massive fleet.

Children of the Guardians is the epic sequel to Guardian of the Crystal Skulls. Continue on this suspenseful adventure to save not only the Universe by the very souls of humanity.

So, what do you think? We are planning to release CoG in the fall of this year, and I can't wait. This series is best described as Star Wars meets Game of Thrones but without all the incest. If you like big stories of good vs. evil, then you will love Harmonic Wars!

Book One, Guardians of the Crystal Skulls, is ON SALE for $5 off the regular price, only at

Harmonic Wars is also available through Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Book Two Update!

I know I've been quiet again here, and some of you know what that means: editing! I received some much needed feedback for "Children of the Guardians" (CoG) that one of the characters needed more development and a bigger role in the book. This is why editors or so important, and I'm grateful for the feedback! In the end, the story is much better, even if the task was a big one. The book will be available in the fall of 2017, and I can't wait!

Imagine the task: try to find all references (implied or specified) to an event or series of events in a book that is 850 pages long. I have to say I have a new appreciation for Scrivener's ability to break out scenes. Trust me when I say that a word search only goes so far! To make things more challenging, there is an aspect of time travel in this book, so the book is not exactly in the traditional "chronological" order. No, that would have been too easy! I added 2 more important scenes and updated 4 existing ones to create a new storyline that will be very important to future projects in the Harmonic Wars series. Can you say NEW TRILOGY? I have two more new scenes to complete before moving on to the next stage of this project. Sorry, but the creative part of this takes time, especially when I have to keep future books and trilogies in mind. I have two more trilogies that will certainly spin out of this, and I have to keep everything aligned. The entire book one "Guardians of the Crystal Skulls" (GoCS) was developed from dream sequences from CoG. In reality, GoCS is a prequel, and CoG is the first manuscript that I wrote.

If you like complex stories like Game of Thrones, then you will love this one. I did a quick count and I have at least 14 storylines that are intertwined in this book. Some are major and some are minor, as is the case with life in general. The final battle scenes are amazing and will lead the reader straight into book three. There is conflict, battles, romance, and humor. It is the ever-present battle of good vs. evil locked in a multidimensional war for control of the universe.

Harmonic Wars: Guardians of the Crystal Skulls is book one of this four book series. It can be found on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks, but it is only $5 off through

Friday, April 21, 2017

Insights to Harmonic Wars

Evil Returns…
An epic struggle erupts! The time for revenge draws near. Who will win as the very fate of Earth is at stake!

D.B. Stearns has created an exciting and original new SciFi series called Harmonic Wars. He takes a unique look at our ancient history and uses it to create a futuristic society that founded their civilization on sound technology. Faced with home worlds that could no longer sustain humanity, they began the migration to a promising solar system with an abundance of resources, including the ever critical quartz crystals that they needed to power their sound technologies.

Guardians of the Crystal Skulls is book one of the Harmonic Wars series. This book begins in the early 1400s with the warring factions of the Science Guild and the Warrior Guild already in an ongoing stalemate of the Harmonic Wars. The Warrior Guild has taken control of all the Deep Space Attack Carriers (DSACs) and heavy artillery in our solar system. The Science Guild maintains balance through the powerful weapons of the last self-generating Pyraportal and Ark I that they used to colonize this solar system. But the Forces of the Light battles against the Forces of the Dark across thousands of dimensions. Multidimensional beings aid or control the lower races who must make a choice to devote themselves to the Light or the Dark. Now as this war continues in humanity's dimension, the Light has activated the powerful Guardians of the Crystal Skulls. Armed with Anti-Grav Suits and the ability to overwhelm others by projecting their emotions, these thirteen beautiful women warriors turn the tide against the Warrior Guild tainted by their evil weapons. The Guardians are blessed with several unique gifts including longevity through their bonding with the ancient Crystal Skulls.

The former Mayan Queen and de facto leader of the Guardians, Ana struggles to raise her great grandson Arturo and his brother Roberto, but something evil walks in the Land of Dreams and threatens to unravel all their legacy. Now Ana's close friend and Dreamwalker, Guardian Alana must defeat this evil and prevent it from overcoming Arturo and the future Guardians.

Children of the Guardians is the continuing struggle between Ana and her great grandson Arturo. It is scheduled for release in the fall of 2017. Ana continues to battle against Arturo, Admiral Ares, and the Warrior Guild insurgents. Nearly 150 years have passed since Arturo mysteriously murdered two Guardians and stole their Crystal Skulls. The year is now 2027, and the Warrior Guild has strategically positioned themselves politically and physically to take control and destroy the last Pyraportal protecting Earth.

Evil walks once again in the Land of Dreams and widens this multidimensional war for control of the universe. Defeated by Guardian Alana before she passed away, Inshae and Androdika return from their banishment to seek revenge on the Guardians. The last of the thirteen Guardians, can Ana continue this fight alone, or will she need help from the great beyond? Ana must enlist new Guardians from the descendants of her fallen Guardians to fill the void left centuries ago. Ana must prepare to fight back against Arturo. Ana has fled to keep her new charges from falling to the temptations of the evil-tainted weapons that now control the G`Alad and Arturo. Will Ana have enough time to train this new generation of Guardians, or will Ares and Arturo destroy them before they begin? Can Ana and her charges fight this alone – or will they need help from the great beyond? Will the goodly Balsarius defeat the evil G`Alad?

The ancient Holy Warrior, Shihan Marcus Kahn returns from 300 years of stasis to face his past, and once again wage war against the Admiral Ares and his massive fleet. Children of the Guardian is the epic sequel to Guardian of the Crystal Skulls. Continue on this suspenseful adventure to save not only the Universe by the very souls of humanity.

Can Pressler Anias and the Science Guild build new war machines to fight off the Warrior Guild's fleet of giant Mechanical warriors known as MARs units? Vastly outnumbered and faced with overwhelming odds, can the numerous advances overcome the Warrior Guild's vast numbers?

Admiral Ares is feeling his age creep up on him as he struggles to remain his leadership. He is now in conflict with Klaxon, the sentient weapon set that has prolonged his very life. Why does Klaxon fear Laxle who now belongs to Arturo? Is there something more to these Klah weapons?

Harmonic Wars is best described as Star Wars meets Game of Thrones but without all the incest. :-) If you're looking for the next epic story with multiple characters, intrigue, romance, humor, fantastic battle scenes on the ground, air, and in space as good struggles against evil in an all out war with humanity hanging in the balance, then Harmonic Wars is for you.

Douglas “D.B.” Stearns, Author of the SciFi series Harmonic Wars, is a happily married father of five. He and his wife are also very proud grandparents. D.B. is a resident of the great state of Texas. He entered the Air Force in October 1983 and retired at Scott AFB, Illinois 20 years later. After a short tour overseas as a logistics manager for a contracting company during the Iraq war, D.B. became an IT project manager for a defense contractor.

In 2011, D.B. retired from the IT industry when he was inspired by a television special on the Great Pyramid of Giza and was fascinated by the advanced engineering built into the pyramid. His research of many ancient, mysterious sites greatly influenced as a rich storyline unfolded in front of him. D.B. signed on with 3L Publishing and began to write the Harmonic Wars

Harmonic Wars Book Two, “Children of the Guardians” is currently scheduled to be released in 2017. It continues the story of Guardian Ana’s struggles against the evil Arturo and the Warrior Guild’s desire to control the universe.

D.B. also enjoys speaking engagements and is a regular on late night radio talk shows. You can find him on Coast to Coast AM, Caravan to Midnight, Midnight in the Desert, X-Zone and many others as he discusses the archeological research that he did in preparation to writing Harmonic Wars.

You can find D.B. at the following:
series. The first of four books, “Guardians of the Crystal Skulls” is now available and at Amazon, Kindle, iBooks, and Nook, and online at

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Midnight in the Desert!

Tonight we celebrate the unveiling of the cover for Children of the Guardians, book two of the Harmonic Wars SciFi series. This marks a departure from the fantasy genre that many people mistakenly misinterpreted this series. I use many archeological artifacts to create this futuristic SciFi story. In "Guardians of the Crystal Skulls" I used the Great Pyramid of Giza as one of several focal points. Since this is a Science Fiction story, I had no problem including the Mayan Legend of the 13 Crystal Skulls, even though it has largely been accepted as a fake story. We will be discussing this cover and the importance of those  things that you can see on the cover: Jupiter, Mars, Earth, and of course Stonehenge. We will also make some references to Adam's Calendar in deep South Africa as well as other known artifacts there found by Michael Tellinger.

 Stonehenge has long amazed tourists and archeologists for many years. It like many other stone circles around the world were used as giant calendars to indicate the solstices and other important dates. Below you can see some of the visual aids that we will discuss on tonight's show.

You can find Guardians of the Crystal Skulls on Amazon, Kindle, Nook and iBooks, but now you can get it for $5 off the regular price only through

Friday, April 7, 2017

Progress Check and our next show!

Good Morning!
   I have been relatively quiet over the last couple of months on this blog, only posting once a month or so to keep people updated on specific events and to share with you progress on Children of the Guardians which is book two in the Harmonic Wars series. Now, I have some very exciting news for you on two major milestones!
   First Milestone: After a marathon writing session, yielding 5,372 words yesterday, I completed the first draft of the last chapter! I will finish the Epilogue this weekend, but that will only be 3-4 pages at most. I say that now in hopes I can keep it there, but whatever!
   Second Milestone: We completed the cover art, and it is awesome! I wanted the cover to distance the story from the stigma of fantasy that the first book has by leaning closer to the SciFi genre.

   So how better to celebrate reaching these milestones that to reveal this on the air? So, you guessed it: I'm going to be on Midnight in the Desert with Heather Wade this Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The show starts at 11 pm CST, and you can listen for free at:

   We will certainly talk about this book, but also how Stonehenge, Jupiter, and Mars all play prominent roles in my SciFi story. The discussion is sure to move on to cymatic experiments and the role that harmonic frequencies play in our everyday life. My research for this series leans heavily toward the idea that sound technology also played a critical role in daily lives of our ancient ancestors. The synchronicity is amazing. I had asked Heather if I could just have an hour on her open lines night tonight, April 7th. She and her producer Michelle Freed Bulgatz countered with the idea of a full show on April 11th. I have to admit, I wasn't sure I wanted to do a full show, but that date kept sticking in my mind. I went back and looked at my show request documents and saw that my first show with Heather was April 11, 2016! This was totally unplanned, and neither Heather nor Michelle realized the significance until I mentioned it to Michelle in our phone conversation when I accepted the offer. There was no way I could pass that up!

   I felt it important as well to update the progress chart on Children of the Guardians. As you can see, the first draft and the cover art categories are now at 100%, and the revisions and overall categories have ticked up a notch. Guardians of the Crystal Skulls, (GoCS) Book One in the Harmonic Wars series was just over 112,000 words, and through the magic of formatting, we intentionally kept the page length down to reduce my printing costs. As an independent author, I have to pay the printing, marketing, advertising, publishing and editing costs up front. So instead of a 350-400 page book, Guardians ended up at 260 pages. The original intent when I started Guardians was to make it a quick short story. So much for that, huh? The reason I wanted to make it a
short story was because I had already been working on the manuscript for Children of the Guardians (CoG). The first draft was over 280,000 words and roughly 850 pages. At that point, my publisher Michelle L Gamble of 3L Publishing cautioned me that it would be tough to market such a large book by a completely unknown author since I had never been published. She suggested that I cut the manuscript into 2 or 3 smaller books.
   I was heart broken. I had lots of time invested in the story and had done nothing but spend money and I still had no product. I had about a year of research (2011) on ancient archeology related to my ideas about this story. But I was not going to be stopped. I had to succeed. I started writing a manuscript in 2012, and in December of 2012 I approached 3L Publishing, and she agreed to publish me. We began editing January of 2013 and stopped in August. CoG had 5 intertwined storylines that I wrote concurrently. How they come out in the book is exactly the chronological order that I wrote them. So if I stopped at page 300, then absolutely nothing was completed for a proper ending or even a decent cliffhanger. I knew I could make at least 3 books from the outlines, which I had created before even approaching any publishers.
   I carefully considered my next move as I put CoG on the shelf. I knew that I had a great story
between Ana and Arturo. His hatred toward Ana was all-consuming and created this incredible conflict between them. She was the last Guardian and the only one who could stand up against his evil. The characters of Shihan and Pressler were already well developed, and the use of the Crystal Skulls, Stonehenge, and Jupiter was already firmly in the story. So, I figured the best way to introduce the storyline was to show the origins of that conflict and why Arturo was so downright evil. I had several dream sequences about Ana's past, including the fact that Arturo had killed the two Guardians Shea and MeNana and had stolen their Crystal Skulls. So the outline built itself and was a quick sell to 3L Publishing who was taking a risk to publish an unknown author like myself. I'm happy to say that had all this not happened, the character of Alana might not ever of happened. She was not in the original manuscript, but her death was unique. Is her return possible?
    I had picked out the name "Harmonic Wars" as the title for my massive manuscript, so in mid-2014 I decided to make the name of the series Harmonic Wars and to release the storyline of the origins of the Guardians and the conflict between Ana and her grandson Arturo. And so, the Guardians of the Crystal Skulls was born. It was publicly released August 20, 2015, on the Caravan to Midnight radio talk show with John B. Wells. I still don't know how I landed that show, much less the next one with Coast to Coast AM. But I did, and my sales improved dramatically.
Several things changed as I wrote Guardians. First, Ana's appearance changed, and her character matured tremendously. This prompted a major re-write to the original manuscript. So, CoG is now sitting at 849 pages and 267,876 words, making up 25 chapters. We'll see what the final totals come out as we continue the editing phases through my publisher. Currently, 3L Publishing is working on chapter 15, and my first line editor (Mom) has completed chapter 23.  So far the responses have been very encouraging, and she does NOT hold anything back when she doesn't like something. She said the flow of this story is fantastic, and she is really excited about the energy and all that's going on. Now she's begging me for the last two chapters, so I better get them through Grammarly to complete some editing on the rough draft.

Guardians of the Crystal Skulls is available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook and iBooks. You can get it for $5 off the regular price only through
Watch for the sequel, Children of the Guardians to be out this year.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Back on the air: Beyond the Veil!

Hello, SciFi friends! I will be a guest on Beyond the Veil with Chris and Sheree Geo tonight, Feb 17, 2017, starting at 9 pm CST. It will be simulcast on iHeart Radio stations and online at

I love the theme for Beyond the Veil, which is "Where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact." The fits Harmonic Wars series and is right up my alley! As many of my followers know, I have been on several late night radio talk shows to discuss the research I did before beginning to write my story. So the focus of those shows was on ancient archeology and the anomalies I found around the world. I studied the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge, Gobekli Tepe, and other ruins belonging to the Mayan, Incan, and Hopi civilizations among many others.

But the common feature I found in all these structures was the type of material used and the construction techniques used: They all used huge blocks of stone with a high quartz content. How is that significant? Quartz is used in a vast majority of our modern electronics. Quartz has massive data storage capabilities. It resonates at a consistent frequency when electricity passes through it, making
it perfect for accurate timepieces. Also, stones with an extremely high quartz content will chime like a bell when struck. In previous posts on this blog, you will find some references to Michael Tellinger and the archeological research he is doing in deep South Africa. He found "Bellstones" and an outrageous number of ruins there that historians say were "cattle kraals" or pens by the 10,000 or so hunter-gatherers that lived there in prehistoric times. Strange that there are no entrances to these pens, and that the ruins numbered in the hundreds of thousands. That's a lot of cattle kraals for 10,000 people.

The disturbing part is that when you compare these cattle kraals to cymatic experiments that can be found on YouTube. The similarities will make you question everything you think you know. Cymatics is the study of sound and how it impacts matter. One experiment shows a piece of sheet metal covered with table salt and placed over a tone generator. As the frequencies rise the salt forms into beautiful shapes. The higher the frequency, the more complex the shape. I went into great detail on this and standardized tuning on Midnight in the Desert with Heather Wade on Oct 12, 2016. Please check out that post.

But the show tonight will be more focused on the book, with just enough of the facts that I used to
create this SciFi story. My idea is much different than Ancient Aliens enthusiasts concept that every unexplainable thing in the universe had to done by aliens. I think that sells humanity short, and can be just as easily explained that we did it, but it requires a critical look at our histories which are missing huge pieces. We are a race who forgot where we came from. What if WE are the aliens? What if this is not Biblical Earth described in Genesis, and we came here to this solar system as colonists that were cut off from the rest of our race because of a cataclysmic event? It could have been an asteroid strike, a super massive solar flare, or a horrific war.

For me and my story, it was war. Harmonic Wars is a story of good vs. evil locked in a multidimensional war for control of the universe. Tonight we will talk about some of these things that inspired me to write this story, but also some of the things I hid throughout the book. I used the names of the Titans and Greek gods for characters and ships. You can also find references to the number 13 and multiples of 13 which I don't consider to be unlucky. In fact, there are references to 13 in the Bible if you have an open mind.

We will also talk about multidimensional beings and my vision of the thousands of dimensions and
how they are accessible through the Land of Dreams. Ever wonder how some of your dreams are so vivid? How some nightmares seem so real. What if you are interacting with beings from other dimensions who are also dreaming?

We will also talk about the importance of the empathic nature of the Guardians and how I believe someone with skills to project emotions could be devastating in battle. Can you imagine being completely overwhelmed with fear or confusion during a fight? It could give you the moment of hesitation to defeat even a seasoned soldier.

A highly advanced civilization like I created for Harmonic Wars would have a complete understanding of vibration, frequency, harmony, and dissonance and how it impacts matter at the subatomic level. This is the basis for my idea of Anti-Grav technology that is used in the Anti-Grav Suits. Imagine have complete control of all forms of matter (liquid, solid, gas) within 100 yards of
you? You would be invincible. If you had a strong enough capability, you could destroy a whole planet. The Anti-Grav Suits were an evolution from the much more powerful Anti-Grav Units that disappeared over 10,000 years ago at the beginning of the Harmonic Wars between the G`Alad controlled Warrior Guild, and the Balsarius controlled Science Guild. Or did they?

Guardians of the Crystal Skulls is available through Amazon, Kindle, Nook and iBooks, but you can get $5 of the regular price through
Children of the Guardians is book two in the Harmonic Wars series and will be out in the late Spring of 2017. It's the continuing story of the fight between Ana and her great grandson Arturo who turned to evil by the G`Alad. They were corrupted by sentient weapons from a race called the Klah that humanity defeated in the Crystalline Wars 15,000 years ago. But that is another story. :-)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


My wife and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Work is progressing very nicely on book two of Harmonic Wars: Children of the Guardians (CoG). We are on target to complete publishing this spring. We will be revealing the cover for CoG very shortly, and it is AWESOME! The people at 3L Publishing have hit a home run on this one. You're going to love it for sure.

I'm using Scrivener to manage the project, and it is a far cry from the numerous Word Files that I used in the past. It was so easy to lose files, and version control was difficult. Now Scrivener makes it all very easy since the entire project is under one binder. I just save and close and all my research, my notes, my outlines, my cast of characters and glossary is all saved together. Backups are a breeze because I can export the entire manuscript to Word Docs and save to my backup hard drives. I learned early on in business writing to save often and make backup copies, and it has paid off time and time again.

Here is a chart that best describes what I have left to do and about the percentage of work I have done, and what I have left to complete. This is a big project, and not many people have a good understanding of what it take to complete a project this big. Currently, I have completed 738 pages for 235,9237 words. That is down from 822 pages and over 280,000 words on the original draft. Writing for creativity is different, and you don't want to do anything to curb that creativity. Now that I'm editing, I'm making the story flow better, and working on making sure it does not drag or lose my readers. There are many characters, plots and sub plots in this book. This is also true in life. People think, dream, plan, and scheme in real life, so I wanted my series to be realistic in that manner. All of this takes time. I would rather make a good product than to rush through and have a poorly written and grossly misunderstood book.

I'm using Grammarly to help edit CoG before I send it to 3L Publishing. I've discovered how valuable it is to all my writing, so I use it for my posts and other articles as well. Here is my year end report from Grammarly:
"You typed up a storm this year. Nice job!
Here’s a quick summary of your activity:

1,119,691 words checked
2,709 mistakes corrected
1,209 advanced mistakes corrected
Wow, what a year you’ve had. Based on our calculations we see that you had 1,119,691 words checked with Grammarly this year. Good job!
That’s not all. You made 2,709 corrections. That’s a rate of only 0.13% mistakes per words written. Good stuff indeed. Oh, and by the way, 1,209 of these corrections were advanced (Premium) mistakes."

Over a million words? Some people might say that just means that I won't shut up and that I just talk too much. I have to say that my percent of mistakes per words written is much better than I thought it would be! All in all, I'm very pleased.

Harmonic Wars: Guardians of the Crystal Skulls is available through Amazon, Kindle, iBooks and Nook, but you can only get it for $5 off the regular price through

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