I'm happy to announce that Source-Breaker, the newest novel in the Tehovir world, is now available as an ebook at all the stores I sell through. The paperback edition will be coming in the next few weeks. The regular ebook price will be $3.99, but right now it's at the introductory price of only 99 cents, and will go on 99 cent promo a few times over the next few months. It's available at:
Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Kobo | iTunes | GooglePlay | Smashwords | DriveThruFiction
was a fun book to write. It's a little more light-hearted than a lot of
my work (though still with a good dose of angst and some serious
themes). Unlike a lot of fantasy which is coming-of-age stories, in this
novel I decided to feature two characters who are facing midlife
crises. Kaniev is all of a sudden a failure at the trade he's worked in
for 27 years, and Fransisa has had her expectations of career
advancement pulled out from under her in favor of a much younger Chosen.
I also enjoyed telling the story of the villain, Ardavos, and his
mistress Sivael. I've written some backstories for Kaniev, Fransisa, and
Ardavos and Sivael; they need a little editing, and then I'll make
So now it's on to the next book, Heir of Tanaris, also set in the Tehovir world. Unlike my usual habit of working on two projects at once, I'm going to focus exclusively on Heir,
at least until I get the revised draft out to the beta readers, and see
if I can start getting stuff done faster. I want to get to the revision
of Defenders of the Wildings, so I'll start on that while the beta
readers are having at Heir. I love all my books, but Heir of Tanaris
is one of those that just won't leave me alone and it's a story I feel
deeply compelled to tell. I've already got the cover art for it, which
is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm hoping to release it early this summer.
Watch for the cover reveal and more information coming up this spring!
other news, if you've noticed the disappearance of the OmniLit links
from the site, OmniLit and its parent site All Romance eBooks suddenly
closed in December, owing a lot of money to a lot of authors. (They
offered a really insulting settlement of 10 cents on the dollar,
ostensibly to help them avoid having to file bankruptcy.) I didn't sell
much there, so I'm not losing more than a few dollars, but some authors
are losing thousands. Anyway, as a result, I've decided to replace the
old OmniLit links with the GooglePlay
links for my books. GooglePlay is a relatively large, um, player in the
ebook world, and I should have been promoting my books there more. If
you use Android and the GooglePlay store, now it'll be easier for you to
find my books there.
If you did buy any of my books at
OmniLit/ARe and are now unable to access them (readers were given about
four days in the middle of the holiday travel season to download and
back up their purchased books; I'm hearing of readers who lost hundreds
or thousands of books in their ARe libraries), contact me with some sort of proof of purchase and I'll set you up with replacement copies.
ARe debacle has also emphasized how important it is for authors to not
become too dependent on one company. Which is why I'm trying to cast my
GooglePlay net more widely, and I'm also looking into setting up to sell
books from my own site. I know which service I'm going to use if I do
this (PayHip); now it's a matter of sorting out tax licenses and stuff. I
do know that if I have to get a city business license in addition to a
state sales tax license, I'm not going to do it because the two licenses
together will cost more than I anticipate making in sales from my
Anyway. So I'm adding new links to the site, and getting the Tehovir section more put together, with information and reading order on the books and things like that. Watch for more Source-Breaker book extras coming up; I've got interviews scheduled with Fransisa, Ardavos, and Sivael, and I'll be revisiting the notorious Billionaires, Bad Boys, and Bondage blog post series with a look at how Kaniev fits into those popular romance tropes; that should be fun.