Yep. Stone’s Divide is now live on Amazon. Woot. This was my first attempt at a pre-order and I must say, pre-orders are a little stressful. But it’s up, I got the final file uploaded in time, and Amazon didn’t have an epic fail. Life is good. I’ve even lined up a bunch of promo sites next week for Stone’s Kiss (Book 1). It will be free and book two will be part of a 0.99 Kindle Countdown Deal with the hope that those two will drive traffic towards book three.
The only direct promotion Stone’s Divide got was to my tiny little mailing list (35 fans and growing. lol.) If you’re reading this and would like to join (just click this link to go to my website and sign up using the form on the right hand side) and you will receive my future newsletters, where I mention new releases and other promotions, giveaways, and chances to get advanced reading copies for review. My first ARC (advanced reading copy) giveaway will be for book one of my new sci-fi. It’ will be rolling out sometime late November or early December. So if you want a chance to get it for free, sign up and I’ll mention how to get it in a future newsletter. (It will be a while as I still have to finish it, get it edited and have a cover designed for it.) But I digress.
If you haven’t already picked up a copy of Stone’s Divide, there is still time. The $2.99 sale price will remain in effect until Nov 1.
Science Fiction and Fantasy promo
43 books, all 99c for the weekend of 12-13 September.
There is a great range of books, from science fiction to urban fantasy to young adult and epic fantasy. We also have four entire box sets for 99c.
You can find all the titles by clicking this link.
Stone’s Kiss is part of the 99c sale, and I’ve also made Beginnings (the prequel story) free as well.
I just wanted to let my readers know about a couple exciting events. First, Gregory and his lady love, Lillian will be making another appearance very soon in Stone’s Divide (release date October 8th) It’s available now for Pre-order.
On a side note, if you’re a fan of my other series, In Deception’s Shadow, I’m working on Death’s Queen and a novella called, Maiden’s Wolf, set in the same world. I had hoped to get these two out this summer, but a pesky Spire Warship by the name of Vengeance got in the way. He’s the A.I. hero in my new Sci-fi series. My newsletter readers will be meeting him at some point in the future, as I plan to give away advanced reading copies to anyone interested.
I’ve also created my first Author Newsletter. (Yah, I know I’m way behind the times.) You can see it here. Although, it’s the exact same information that’s in this post. If you would like to get emails about my new releases, promotional sales and freebies, you can join my mailing list by signing up on the homepage of my website (under the banner picture on the right-hand side) here.
I’ll start posting more frequent updates on my website, blog, and Facebook author’s page.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done any blogging. At the beginning of the year I had intended to get back into blogging, to report on my writing and promotion efforts and all kinds of writerly things like that. The good news–I have been writing. The bad news–just not fast enough. Stone’s Divide is shaping up, but sadly it won’t be ready for publication until mid to late July. I ran into a number of family health issues so my writing time was greatly reduced.
I figured a good way to get back into blogging was by reporting on some of my promotional efforts. With that in mind, I’m planning a series of blog posts highlighting different promotional sites, both free and paid. I’ll list my experiences and promo results as they happen.
Up first is a nice site called ReadFree.ly (no, that’s not a typo.) If you’re an author you can go HERE to submit your title to them for consideration. They are a completely free site to use and I’ve heard good things about them. I just submitted a title to them (my permafree Betrayal’s Price) so I’ll do a follow-up post should I get accepted. I should also mention they do author interviews, which I haven’t tried, but think I will. Might be fun and doesn’t look too painful to figure out.
If you’re a reader and like getting FREE and discount books legally you can sign-up for their free newsletter HERE.
Just wanted to share a great blog I just found–one that highlights epic fantasy romances. Woot! I’m familiar with Amy Raby and a couple other authors, but there are many I haven’t read….me thinks my TBR pile just got bigger.
Originally posted on Epic Fantasy Romance:
PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE
Curse of the Lost Isle Book 1
806 AD – Alba (Ancient Scotland)
As the Vikings raid the coast of Alba, Pressine of Bretagne sets out to seduce King Elinas of Dumfries, chosen by the Goddess to unite the tribes against the foreign invader. Elinas, still mourning his departed queen, has no intention to remarry. Head strong and independent, Pressine does not expect to fall for the very attractive, wise and noble ruler… Furthermore, her Pagan nature clashes with the religious fanaticism of the king’s Christian heir, who suspects her unholy ancestry and will stop at nothing to get rid of her.
“An excellent story with clear descriptions of the manners, dress, customs and everything else that existed in the time of Viking Raids in Europe. There is plenty of action, romance, magic, and a wonderfully kind Princess…
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Okay. So it’s really only a tiny little accomplishment. Stone’s Kiss landed as #100 on the Amazon bestseller list for Sword and Sorcery fantasy. It’s a relatively small pool compared to the ocean that is Amazon, but….Woot! I’m in the middle of a promo run for Stone’s Kiss and over the last few days it has sold about 120 copies @0.99, which equals only about $42 dollars in royalties. Of those 120 copies, about 50 of them were sold today, hence the reason I landed on the bestseller list and why I’ll drop back off again by morning. But I don’t care. The real interest is what will happen in the coming days after the promo ends.
My hope–that I’ll get a few more good reviews, gain a few new fans, get a few of those before mentioned fans to sign up for my mailing list, and get some sell through on my other titles. Baby steps. So far so good.
Update: Okay, it’s kinda cool that I have to update this already. Stone’s Kiss just climbed from #100 t0 #62.
I’ve been admiring Marion’s cover designs (Dreamspring Design) for a few months now, and knew I wanted to have my fantasy romance series redone for branding purposes, so I approached her with little to no idea what was possible in regards to illustrations.
Wow. Am I ever glad I went with Marion. She did a marvellous job on the covers. Even seeing the earliest mockups, I couldn’t believe how striking the compositions were going to be. And the finished product……Squeal!
She’s now my go to cover designer for fantasy creatures. (Thank you for bringing Gregory to life—I never thought I’d actually see my gargoyle hero on a cover!)
::sighes:: Now I have to redo all cover pictures on my website and blog.