Thursday, November 30, 2017

Now on Google Play!

In my transition to getting all my books with all the retailers, I have conquered Google Play. For a look at all of my books now available there, click here. I will be loading individual links into the website today.

A Changed World series is still exclusive to Amazon through mid-January. As soon as the term runs out on all the books, I will be loading them into other retailers. Which will be just in time for the release of book 4 - Lessons Learned - which is coming out on January 18th.

This year has been a peculiar one with a lot of writing and only 1 book published. That leaves me with a lot of work in the hopper. I hope to get at least 3 books published next year, but I won't make promises. Sometimes life just gets in the way.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Maps and Things

I finally put together a map for A Changed World. It's nothing fancy, but it does have all the important bits on it. It is on my website under A Changed World Extras. I also explain the new currency that they are using. There will be more coming in the Extras category.

For Transmutation, I put a list of Houses in the Extras. I'll start working on a map of the Four Rings soon.

I have a map in the works for Lands of Haroon. It needs a few finishing touches before I can post it.

The rough draft for book 4 in A Changed World is chugging along towards a release date of January 18th. The title will be Lessons Learned. Alex Storer is working on another wonderful cover for me.

And that's the latest. Now back to work.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Dreaded Typo

It wasn't so much a typo as it was the entirely wrong word.

When I set up Charade to publish on Amazon, I put the wrong word in the series name. Sheesh. Instead of Transmutation, I put Transformation. And off it went, book 2 in a series that didn't exist. I didn't even notice until a friend alerted me. (Thanks, Alex!) I scurried out there to change it, but most of the promos for book 1 had already occurred. Argh.

Hmmm. I wonder if that hurt the sales at all? (Where's that satirical emoji?)

I was wondering why the "Books in the Series" didn't pop up on the product page. Sigh.

Live and learn, I suppose. This book has had its issues. I don't know why it's been so hard to get this one out the gate. I'm a little disappointed with how poorly this series is doing. Maybe I just need to wait until book 3 is out. Or I have to get a little more imaginative with my marketing.

Ah, the ever changing marketing game. I tried the same system that worked so well on the release of Gleanings. Crickets. I guess it's a different audience. Just because I read both genres doesn't mean readers of one series will cross over to the other.

There is always something new to learn.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Charade Release Day!

Here's a great trailer that Alex made for me.

But I'm a little late using it because Charade is available today! For a limited time, Charade will be 99c. So snag yours now.

This series is going wide, which means it will be available at all ebooks retailers. Click here for links to your favorite retailer.

Facade, book 1, will be discounted to 99c thru November 13th. Click here for links to your favorite retailer.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cover Reveal and Presale of Charade

There is a cover reveal and interview for Charade over at SFFWorld today. Click here to see it.

Charade is now available for presales on Amazon. Click here to get yours now. The ebook will be 99c until the release on the 26th.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

All the Loose Ends

I watched the end of a miniseries last night that left me with a lot of questions.

It was an interesting set up in that the main mystery was actually a red herring. The internal mystery was wrapped up happily, but not much else.

One character is very intriguing. Just as you get to know him, he commits a murder. Further on, he confesses to another character. This is a major revelation and goes nowhere. I couldn't help thinking of the burden he placed on his friend. The murder would never be solved. And it was committed with such aplomb that the viewer is left to wonder if it was his first. There's a whole story right there.

Several of the characters acted badly. I was left wondering what would happen in their lives now that they'd destroyed their careers. More loose ends.

Or maybe this was a good show because the characters are still with me. I want to know what happens next. I want to see them go on to the next chapter in their lives.

Maybe I will need to write it.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

My Ducks are Lining Up

Charade is being proofread this week. I am very excited to get this book out the door. It has been a tough one, but I learned a lot along the way.

SFFWorld has kindly agreed to do another cover reveal for me. It will go up Wednesday, October 18th, as Charade goes up for pre-sale on Amazon.

This series is going wide, so it will be available on all retailers in October. The first book of the series, Facade, will drop out of Kindle Select on October 15th. As soon as I have all the new links, they will be posted to the website for one-stop shopping. It will still be available on Amazon, just not exclusive to that retailer.

If you are on my mailing list, you will get a sneak peek of the cover a day early.

The next book in A Changed World series is coming along very well. I'm about 34,000 words into the rough draft. It's all falling into place nicely. Ah, what a delight it is when you're healthy and your brain works properly. I've been able to write this one a bit faster, but it's still looking like a December release date. I will update that if there are any changes.

When book 4 of A Changed World goes out to the beta readers, I will get back to work on the first book of the Lands of Haroon which will be a series of stand-alones in the same world.