Shades of Gray Second Edition

SoG thumbIt’s officially uploaded and available at Smashwords (and will follow elsewhere as other retailers catch up)! No, not a new book, just the second edition of Shades of Gray.

Say what?

I’ll let the second edition notes speak for themselves:

I hate authors who rewrite their books, don’t you? That’s a little bit of ironic sarcasm, since I’ve done just that, though this isn’t a complete re-write. The original goal was to add some information and (hopefully) clear up some questions, but once I started I tidied up a few conversations, cut some words here, added some words there, and, well, now it’s a second edition. For the most part it’s the same; the same things happen in the same places (sorry, the scene at Claudius’ is what it is), the same people die, and Senya still smirks evilly. But in some instances what the characters say has changed. I’ve tried to make a couple of incidents more obvious, for instance how Katelina is able to recover after Claudius’ lair and why Troy does what he does, and updated Katelina’s answering machine (who has those nowadays?). If, in the process, I ended up chopping out a couple thousand words, know that they must have been superfluous and that you’re not missing anything. It just means you can get to book two faster, and that’s always a good thing. Right?

Do you need to rush out and get it? Probably not, but if you want it and you purchased it via Smashwords you can redownload it for free. I’m going to mail Amazon to see if I can get them to do the same for the kindle customers, but I don’t know how to do that for Barnes and Noble or anyone else. If you do, by all means leave me some directions in a comment.

And there’s still a couple days to enter the raven giveaway for your chance to win a fluffy, decorative raven just in time for Halloween.

And speaking of ravens, if you haven’t gotten a copy of Heart of the Raven yet, then look for October’s $.99 Halloween special sale and grab a copy.

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  1. I have an answering machine by the way

    Wonder how many authors should do a 2nd edition and don’t. Actually I’m re visiting Nineteen Hundred and prob should fix it up as well

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    • My dad does too 😉

      I usually say “so long as you made it the best, edited, etc., then once it’s done leave it and move to the next project instead of wasting time rehashing old ones” but since I was there anyway…. 😉

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  2. I have an answering machine! I check it every couple of weeks, once the blasted thing is full. LOL It’s usually me on there anyways, calling from work. “Hello! Hello! It’s me. Pick up the phone.” 😉 Who needs call ID? Pfffttttttt!!!!!!!!

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  3. I did a 2nd edition for Kongomato. It really was overdue since I’d made such a hash of editing the first. I wonder how many readers I lost for being careless in the first place.

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    • Yeah, you have to do a boat load of editing before you put it out the first time, though if you can get amazon to notify people of a new edition I have read stories of that working in the author’s favor because it “proved” to the readers that they “wanted to be better” or something like that.

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      • It didn’t really help sales. Maybe word got out. Nevertheless, Kongomato 2 will be without flaw. I only hope people read and like it.

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  4. That means I have a limited edition original beginning to this classic supernatural series! Sweet!

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