Book One of the Immortal Wake Series

The year is 2578 and immortals control the world. Brutal wars and endless genocide have reduced mankind to a handful of mountain tribes. In order to survive, humans infiltrate the eternal society as transient spies, hoping to uncover a means to regain control of the planet.

Jonas is a young transient deep undercover in downtown Seattle. He lives underground, works at night, and drinks his daily blood rations, just like any normal eternal. He is a model spy, but also an apostate among extremists, torn between ideologies (as well as lovers) from either side.

Allegiances are strained to the breaking point when Jonas bears witness to a violent death that rocks the eternal civilization to its core.

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Transient is a terrific book. It’s a gem that shows how much raw talent lurks within the Indie Writing Community.”
Brent A. Harris, SFF Author

“… this is a fascinating take on the vampire mythos, one that I didn’t quite expect and was thoroughly engaged after the first chapter.”
TG Geeks

“Not only was Wheeler’s world building creative, but article exerts from the various handbooks keep the reader up to speed without bogging down the story with info dumps. I liked this strategy. Wheeler cleverly used the breaks to build suspense.”
S. Shane Thomas, Science Fantasy Hub

“I have grown very tired of vampire books as it seems the market is just flooded with them. However, this book is a great new take on the lore! I was drawn in immediately and could not stop reading until I finished the book! I highly recommend this book to all sci-fi fans!”
Amazon Reader

“Ultimately, this novel has a deeply humanist message and does a wonderful job exploring the concepts of morality and meaning in a way that refrains from truly choosing sides. Because of the moral ambiguity, the most enthralling aspect of this book was the dilemma and existential crisis of the protagonist, Jonas. We need more novels like this …”
Amazon Reader

“Want a book that will make you think? This is it. I encourage anyone who enjoys different takes on old stories to buy and read this book.”
Ducky Smith, Sci-Fi Roundtable

“… more a philosophical and cultural foray, Transient highlights important observations and criticisms about our current society.”
Victor Acquista, MD, Author/Speaker

“This book was awesome. The author took and old idea and completely tricked it out. The dialogue was great. His details were on point. I felt like he took me on a journey. I have recommended this book to several people. I thought it was just that good.”
Amazon Reader

“Entertaining and thoughtful romp through a dark vision of the future of humanity. Wheeler paints a vivid tableau of unique places populated with engaging characters who draw us into his engrossing tale of friendship, duty, fear and passion. My only complaint is that it ended too soon and left we wanting more.”
Amazon Reader

“Not your normal vampire story. Was spellbound from the beginning. Many unexpected twists and turns with awesome characters. A must read!”
Amazon Reader


Transient is currently in development with Voltage Pictures (The Hurt Locker, Dallas Buyers Club) to become a feature film. Check back here for the latest updates.

5/30/2018 : Q&A with The Fussy Librarian.
3/11/2018 : Q&A with Steven Gould at Jean Cocteau (George RR Martin’s theater).
2/21/2018 : Screenplay approved by production.
9/15/2017 : LookBook released with casting and other details.
6/1/2017 : Voltage Pictures approves project for development.
3/30/2017 : Transient optioned for a feature film.


Transient is my debut novel, which took ten years to write from concept to publication. It was a labor of love that I never intended to publish, but some timely encouragement convinced me otherwise. The reaction was swift and shocking. Shortly after release, the novel got optioned for a feature film and I have ridden a wave of interest ever since. The book has even been an Amazon Bestseller on numerous occasions. Needless to say, it’s been a wild ride.

I cannot thank my readers enough for gifting me the opportunity to continue writing these stories. This novel turned into the Immortal Wake series, which would not exist without your love and support. I can only hope that the books are as rewarding to read as they were to write.

Learn more:
The Long Fought Story of Transient
A Russian Reference for Transient
Transient 2.0: How a Fresh Edit Exposed a Hidden Writing Crutch