Xan Dawson is finally growing up. Oh, he still loves his video games and comic books, but gone are the days when he would skip work for long stretches of time and screw as many guys as humanly possible. Two reasons for his newfound maturity are a new boyfriend and almost being killed by his vampire father’s maker. Although the latter has recently made the simple act of sleeping a frightening ordeal, he is determined to press forward and make his parents proud by excelling in the responsibilities of his new job. One of those responsibilities is welcoming an acquaintance to the Rising Sun for the weekend. All goes well after some initial flirtatious awkwardness… until the vampire makes a revelation that forces Xan to confront the pros and cons of a life choice that he would rather not contemplate at all.
This is Book #2 in the Harborview Immortals series.
Available at Smashwords, B&N, Apple, and Kobo.
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!
Smashwords is doing a July Summer/Winter sale. Tons of books in all categories anywhere from 25-100% off. Check it out here.
I’ve been back almost a week now actually, but as I mentioned on FB a few days ago, it’s taken some time for me to get back into my usual routine. Florida was hot. And occasionally rainy. But it was a good trip, and I had a great time hanging out with my dad, which more than made up for the unusually high amount of Donald Trump coverage on the local news. (Seriously, he was all over the place. WTH, Florida?)
I didn’t get as much writing done as I wanted, but I did enough to make me happy. I felt like a teenager again, sitting in my bedroom and secretly handwriting all sorts of illicit stuff. 😀 I also got a fair bit of reading done, making a slight dent in the hundreds of books on my reader.
Now that I’m back, I’m ready to jump back into The Rising Son, the second H.I. book. I think I can have it done in a few weeks, so for now I’m feeling pretty confident about keeping the Father’s Day release date. While I was down there, I came pretty close to finishing the non-vampire short story I mentioned previously, plus I outlined a new story that I want to start as soon as Book 2 is done. So I definitely have plenty of stuff to keep me occupied for the foreseeable future.
The bookmarks I told you guys about are in, so just a reminder, if you want one (or many) let me know. I love how they turned out. Thanks again to Jenny Cotton for making that happen.
Last but not least, A Halloween Interlude is FREE on Smashwords through the end of the month. (I meant to do this before I left but got distracted with pre-trip stuff, sorry.) The coupon code is GE76V. Grab a copy while you can!
That’s it for now. Yes, I know it’s Thursday, so you can expect a TBT post, oh, sometime tomorrow. 😉 Have a nice day!
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Lots of free and discounted stuff at Smashwords for Read an Ebook Week. Check it out!
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.
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!