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.