I’ve added links for B&N, Apple, and Kobo to The Rising Son entry for those who prefer to download from there vs. Smashwords. (I’ll add a Goodreads link once they get the listing properly sorted.) Sorry I didn’t have it done sooner. It’s been a busy past week with weddings and family reunions and my regularly scheduled slacking. I’m taking the rest of the month off from vampires to play around with fandom. I’m also putting the finishing touches on a standalone short story that will maybe probably be my first Amazon release just so I can finally get my feet wet with going that route.
That’s all for now. I might even remember to do a Throwback Thursday post tomorrow…
The Rising Son will be published this Friday, 7/29. I’m just waiting for the cover to be lettered and trying to resist the urge to continue tweaking the story because I’m a chronic tweaker. If there’s a story in front of me, I will find a way to edit it forever. 😀
Also, last call on Smashwords’ July Summer/Winter Sale. Go forth and grab all the free and highly discounted ebooks you can before the end of the month.
Have a nice day!
I sat down at 1am to play a “little bit” of Diablo 3 and now it’s almost 9am. Sounds about right.
I was looking at Facebook about a week ago and came across the image presently being used in my header, the one that will also be used for the cover of Last Summer. At first I pulled a total Urkel and thought to myself, “Did I do that?” before realizing that no, I did not do that. The image was being used for an article about something, I don’t remember. Seeing that made me really glad that I opted to commission G to do something original for the main stories. Well, original in that I know no one else will have my cover. The cover for Family Matters was a decision made mostly out of necessity as there was no single stock image anywhere that really conveyed the heart of the story. I looked. For a very long time. While I originally wanted to do a “standard” M/M cover, I quickly discovered that there was nothing out there that came remotely close to representing four main characters of three different races. But I’m glad it all worked out the way it did because I love the end result.
(In case you’re wondering, yes the original font was changed.)
Two pretty awesome bits of news before I go. The Rising Son will be finished this weekend. Woo-hoo! This is presuming that D3 doesn’t suck me in again. I’ll try to resist the urge. Lastly, out of curiosity I did the math and discovered that Family Matters has been downloaded an average of five times a day since it was published. For having done absolutely jack squat in the way of advertising, I’m really happy about that. I know it’s probably because the book is free and free is a great price, but I’m still counting it as a win. 😀
All right, bedtime. Have a nice weekend!
First off, regarding my last post. While I was driving home last night, didn’t I totally come up with this brilliant thing I wanted a character to say and forget it by the time I pulled into my driveway? Ugh. Never fails. Anyway…
It’s summertime in Harborview and seventeen-year-old Xan Dawson plans to spend most of it creating memories with a very special friend.
If you read Like Fathers, Like Son (you can find it here) then you should already have an idea where this story is going. I wanted to do a Harborview Immortals story that had nothing to do with immortal beings, and I really liked the idea of seeing a side of Xan away from all the vampires in his life and just being a normal, human young man. This is a sort of coming-of-age story before all the piercings (though he’s got some here) and the tattoos and the sex. I don’t have a firm ETA yet but it’s not a terribly long story so my guess right now is sometime in June.
I’ve pushed back the release of The Rising Son to July due to circumstances that require a little bit of extra time. If that changes, of course you’ll be the first to know, but as for now, July’s looking like a pretty solid bet.
Finally, A Halloween Interlude is now permanently free! If you haven’t yet, go and grab a copy from Smashwords, B&N, Apple, or Kobo. It’s got geekiness and smut, a perfect combination. 😀
Bye for now!
Now available at Smashwords, B&N, iTunes, and Kobo.
No, not this Amazon.
For those of you who have asked or might be wondering, I presently have no plans to publish my work through Amazon. This isn’t to say that I won’t change my mind at some point down the road—never say never—but for now, I’m quite happy with Smashwords, and I’m really very much into what they represent for the indie writer. Through Smashwords, my stories are being distributed to almost every other major retailer except for Amazon, and I’m content with that. The fact that they provide a MOBI download option is an additional bonus, so Kindle users aren’t neglected (and it takes all of a minute to manually move the file into the Kindle app if it doesn’t load automatically).
Also, I’ve just discovered that a Goodreads page was made for Family Matters. I was under the impression that wouldn’t happen but it did. I’m amused because when I clicked on my name, I discovered that I was also being credited with something I didn’t do (Bible Stories, of all things), so now I’m just waiting for them to sort that out. I actually wasn’t going to hop on the Goodreads train just yet but since it’s there, I guess I will. Once everything is fixed, I’ll add that info to the Stalk Me page.
And no, it’s not that awesome thing that happened on The Walking Dead tonight although I haven’t been able to stop smiling about it for the past three hours. 😀
The OTHER reason I’m smiling is because the Family Matters cover is done! Well, it still needs to be lettered, but the image itself is finished, and I’m super happy with how it turned out. My most heartfelt thanks to G. Raven for doing such a fantastic job. ❤ I can now announce that the book will be published on February 29, presuming there are no snags or zombie apocalypses to postpone things even further. Look for more info on that later this week.
No TBT post this week seeing as how it’s Friday, but I do want to announce that Family Matters is properly formatted and ready for Smashwords! Right now, I’m just waiting on the cover art. Once I’ve got that, everything will be in order and the book will officially be published. Finally. (And yes, it will still be free.)
I also want to let you all know that the tentative release date for Book 2 is June 19. I purposely chose Father’s Day because it just seems fitting for the story, plus I originally wanted to do it for Family Matters (I suppose I still could if I wanted to wait that long to publish it, but nah). Between then and now, I will be knocking one of the non-vampire short stories I mentioned a while back off my to-do list. Which one? You’ll see. 😀
That’s all for now. I’m off to continue my The Walking Dead marathon in anticipation of the mid-season premiere this Sunday. Because zombies. ❤
Due to the Smashwords release of Family Matters—which is going to happen much sooner than I expected—I will be removing the present version of the story from the Downloads Page next week. I will also be removing all but the first few chapters from BooksieSilk, Tablo, and Wattpad and leaving the rest as a teaser, same as with FictionPress currently. Aside from some minor tweaking and fixing a couple of things that were missed the first time around, everything is still the same. However, I decided not to include the bonus content I previously mentioned, a short story titled A Boy Named Luca, because I’m going to publish that separately. Eventually.
More on that later. Have a nice day!