The Year of the Sheep

I may have missed the celebrations for the Lunar New Year, but that hasn’t stopped some very awesome people from hosting a very awesome giveaway. It’s the year of the Sheep and that means that it’s finally time for the reviewers at I Smell Sheep Book Review Blog to take over the world  to host an awesome giveaway. In fact, it’s so awesome, that even Jorick, Katelina, and Verchiel have gotten in the spirit:

YEAR OF THE SHEEP

There are sixteen days left to enter, so hop on over to their pasture on the web and enter to win some amazing swag and prizes. Or don’t. Because if you don’t it means I’m more likely to win my very own Baaart. While you’re there, check out their posts, and their very spiffy Book Review Blog award from Predators and Editors. Go Sheep!

Now, everyone, say “Baaaaaaaaaa!”

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Authors and Bloggers Against Piracy Blog Tour

Joleene Naylor:

An anti-piracy blog tour. I look at this as a chance to say the pirates, “Hey, see how much better it is to have the official copy? No glitches, no messed up formatting, no missing pages, no viruses, no weird files that aren’t what you were trying to download, and you can leave reviews if you want because you’ve actually *bought* the book – see how much better this is than getting it from some crappy site that’s full of viruses and often has screwed up copies?” Plus it’s used to raise awareness – just like wearing a pink t-shirt with a witty slogan doesn’t do ANYTHING to cure breast cancer, but it raises awareness of the issue in a way that people find amusing or fun. And free books are a good way to get readers and bloggers to participate and to draw attention to the fact that this is not okay. We’re not like JK Rowling. We’re not rolling in dough. You’re not hurting a publisher, you’re hurting an author. Or that’s my take on it.

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You know, you hear about authors having their books stolen all the time, and you pray it never happens to you. Yesterday, the latest website to illegally distribute books from hard working authors was exposed. The community rose up and has done a lot to have those books removed. Of course, the sad fact remains that that won’t be the last website to provide illegal downloads of books.

Tricia pointed out to me that simply holding copyright doesn’t mean as much as it should. Anyone can still come in and take your hard work simply because they want to. If you don’t have the money to hire a lawyer to fight the person that stole your work, you are out of luck. She also made an excellent point. People think that because we are published, we are all like J.K. Rowling, rolling around in money and on the cusp of a…

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Read an Ebook Week

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I’m coming late to the sale, but it’s Read an eBook Week and Smashwords is having their usual sale – which means all of my books are on sale, most at 1$ off or more. To take advantage of the special prices, enter the codes supplied on the listing page at checkout.

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Be sure to check out the other amazing deals going on this week!

Collector Edition Paper Back Cover

I love the “new” covers, but there are readers who started their collection when I had the old covers. The white covers that had hand drawn art work. I’ve been asked if Clash of Legends will have one of these, and the answer is yes. There will be a collector’s edition. I don’t know what extra content will be in it (besides the novel) but I’ll find something to stick in there. And, of course, it will have the old-style cover.

Tada.

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For those who may have missed previous books and are looking for this cover style, there is currently a collector’s edition for Shades of Gray (book 1) and Children of Shadows (book 6). The rest are coming as soon as I get a chance. If you need a particular one let me know and it will get top priority.

And that’s all for now. Unfortunately there is no way to pre-order paperbacks, but if you’d like to order yourselves an ebook copy the links are below.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple iTunes | Smashwords | Kobo

What do you think of the collector’s cover?

Pre-Order Your Copy of Clash of Legends!

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The explosive seventh installment in the Amaranthine series brings blood, ruin, despair, and hope – for even in the darkest night there is still a moon.

After the battle in Indonesia. Katelina wakes in Samael’s domain. Though her memories are tattered, she knows someone is missing: Jorick.

Her vampire lover gathers an army to save her from the ancient, but his master Malick interferes. For five hundred years Malick has manipulated and ruined Jorick’s life. When he leaves Katelina broken and bleeding in the bowels of his oasis, it’s the final straw.

While Malick sets up his glorious war with a living legend, Jorick plans the ultimate taboo: to kill his master. He’s tried before and failed. Will this be different, or will he and Katelina be crushed in the carnage of a greater battle, between two whose blood goes back millennia?

Available March 31, 2015 – Pre-Order your copy today!

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Interview with Joleene Naylor

Tricia Drammeh was kind enough to interview me on her blog Authors to Watch. Check it out and leave a comment!

Interview with Joleene Naylor.

Clash of Legends Blurb

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Clash of Legends has been sent to all the beta readers via Facebook (yay!) and my poor brother is up to his eyeballs in it at the moment, so time for me to sit back, relax, and… ha! Time to get artwork done, get the pre-order versions uploaded, update the website, write the blurb…

I’ll stop there, but you don’t have to. Take a look at the blurb and let me know what you think.

The explosive seventh installment in the Amaranthine series brings blood, ruin, despair, and hope, for even in the darkest night there is still a moon.

After the battle in Indonesia. Katelina wakes in Samael’s domain. Though her memories are tattered, she knows someone is missing: Jorick.

Her vampire lover gathers an army to save her from the ancient, but his master Malick interferes. For five hundred years Malick has manipulated and ruined Jorick’s life. When he leaves Katelina broken and bleeding in the bowels of his oasis, it’s the final straw.

While Malick sets up his glorious war with a living legend, Jorick plans the ultimate taboo: to kill his master. He’s tried before and failed. Will this be different, or will he and Katelina be crushed in the carnage of a greater battle, between two whose blood goes back millennia?

What do you think? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

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From the Cutting Room Floor

I’m editing Clash of Legends and as I go things get cut. Here’s the first major chunk to get removed. There’s no spoilers, but there IS adult language.

After several minutes of driving over what felt like boulders, the truck pulled to a stop.

Micah threw his cards on the floor and stood. “I’m gonna go find out what the fuck is going on.”

He threw back the cover and hopped out of the truck. Katelina only hesitated a second before she followed him.

They’d been right about the terrain; instead of a road they were on a snowy, rocky patch of ground. She could hear the sound of a car in the distance, probably the highway they should have been on.

She rounded the truck as Micah threw opened the driver’s door. “What the hell?”

Oren looked up from the map spread over the steering wheel. “I have enough to deal with without your interference!”

Katelina came to a stop behind the bald vampire and looked past Torina’s angry face to Jorick’s. “What’s going on?”

“We’re lost,” Torina said angrily. “I told him we needed to turn left.”

“Shut up!” Oren shouted. He grabbed the map and waved it around. “Even if I could speak Chinese this thing wouldn’t make any sense! This says there is a road right here, but do you see a road? Do you? No!”

Micah jerked the map from his hands and studied it. “Is this where we’re supposed to be?” He jabbed an airplane symbol on the map

“No! That’s on the other side of China!” Oren jerked the map out of his hands.

“Well excuse me all to hell mister sunshine! Why don’t we just fucking turn around?”

“Obviously we’re going to have to,” Torina said. “And then turn Left.”

“Fine,” Oren snapped and ground the truck into gear. “Get back in the truck or stay behind.”

A bit of fun but it serves no plot purpose. Now back to chopping!

Clash of Legends Official Release Date and Cover Reveal

Yes, it’s time to share the good news with the world, or with the twenty or thirty people who care. (Trust me, that’s an awesome number. I remember when it was six.)  At last, after months of waiting, there is an official release date for Clash of Legends, book 7 in the Amaranthine series:

March 31, 2015

No, it’s not on pre-order yet, but hopefully it will be by the end of the month. I have to check into Amazon’s new pre-order and see how it works, but it will definitely be available on Smashwords, B&N, Apple, and Kobo.

And now for something even more exciting. The eBook cover reveal:

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For the five or six people who collect the paperbacks and want to know if there will be a hand drawn version, the answer is YES! The Collector’s Edition will feature a cover that matches the original paperbacks. (I am also working on releasing collector’s editions of the previous six books, and so far Shades of Gray and Children of Shadows are available [as per requests]. ) BUT I need to draw the artwork still, so that’s another reveal to look forward to in the future!

Hated the cliffhanger at the end of book 6? Don’t want to wait until March 31st to find out what happens next? Get and Advanced Reader Copy of the first three chapters for free when you sign up for the mailing list.

Tell me what you think of the new cover. Do you like it? Hate it? Prefer the originals?

 

 

Tuesday Daydreams, not to be missed.

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Great deal on a great book by a great poet. Lots of greatness here :)

Originally posted on Three hoodies save the world:

Greetings fellow bloggers. A book of poetry that I bought and loved is free this weekend.

I can’t urge you enough to get this wonderful collection. You’ll find every kind of poem within, including my favourite: Haikus, a traditional Japanese and very difficult seventeen syllable poem that Kay pulls off with aplomb. Get it or lose out.

Here are the links:Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/473671 Voucher code: FE67Z

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007OC9896

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