June Rerelease and Giveaway

Hello everyone, and happy June! Can you believe the year is almost halfway over already? It feels like it’s only just begun! How time flies when there are so many things going on. We have weddings and showers this summer up the yingyang, and for the first one, my brother gets to come home from his station in Japan! We are all very excited to see him again, if only for a few days.

Something else to be excited about is the approaching release of volume 7, which just so happens to be scheduled for release the day before by brother gets married (!!!). That is going to be one busy weekend, but it’ll be fun (we’re praying). It hardly feels like six months since I began this rerelease campaign, but we’re already on the last one before the finale, and I am so thankful for the opportunity and ability to have gotten everything done by their appointed dates, and I am still praying for the work yet ahead — July 7 isn’t getting any further away!

This month we’re featuring volume 6, The Clandestine Crusade, and I have to say that this was the stage I anticipated the most. I really enjoyed working through these chapters and with the characters and events. I was so excited about introducing Raleigh for so long that I had to insert a little piece with him back in volume 4. I loved writing him, but he’s also a challenge, due to his vastly conflicting personality (I think he got that from me, actually. Oops). Even the short story in the appendices is my favorite of all seven (we’re allowed to do that, right?) It’s a sad story, yes, but not every story has an happy ending, and even tragedies can bear uplifting truth and hope.

For this rerelease I updated the cover on the same scale as volumes 1 & 2, with a completely new design. While I liked the stark colors and the scenery in the first edition, it also felt too stark and didn’t altogether jive with the scheme of its fellows. Here’s the new design I came up with:

I really loved the sunset and warm colors, depicting the company’s voyage across the sea to the foreign continent no free Sekon’domite had ever ventured to before.

You can find this upgraded volume on Amzon, or you can purchase it straight from the publisher (which is also an Amazon company, as it happens). The information in the searches has not yet been updated, but it should be by the end of the week, so don’t worry if you can only find the old cover — rest assured that the copy in your mailbox will be the one pictured above.

Here are the links:

Already own a copy? Awesome! Write a review to tell others what you thought and help your fellow readers find a great new adventure!

And for even more great news, the Goodreads giveaway for The Clandestine Crusade is already underway, ready and waiting for you to join in!

Volume 7 Reveal!

Hello! Greetings! Today is a very special day, a day we’ve all been waiting for for some time now. On this day I’m finally going to reveal to you some information concerning long anticipated FINAL VOLUME, number 7. Excited yet? I am.

First I’ll tell you the title, which I believe holds a lot of meaning (depending on how deep you want to think into it). For me, it gives a kind of surreal feeling, because this project is something I’ve been working on for about six years, since the idea for the story first budded. I can’t believe it’s been this long already, honestly — these have been very full years. Anywho, the title of this last volume is:

An Odyssey’s End

Secondly, I’ll show you the cover, the design of which I’ve had in mind for years, and I have to say I’m fairly pleased with it:

Thirdly, I have for you the ‘teaser trailer’ of what’s going on, just so you can be that much more excited about the release day:

Caution to the careless and woe to the souls of many, for the Destroyer of Worlds has come.

Akairo, deprived of his mortal host at the hands of the company, now haunts once more as a baneful spirit. Even so he will not be denied his quest to desolate Jasinda. From the ashes of his retribution he will raise a new world of his own creation and rule it as their Almighty.

However, he will not ascend unopposed, and his adversaries, though beaten down, are not defeated. The company continues to dog his path, pursuing him even across the Monster infested seas to the distant shores of the Forsaken Land. There they’ll rediscover the old world and its hidden treasures, coming face to face with the last surviving Faenari. The ancients equip the Chosen Ones with a weapon to aid them in their struggle against the world’s foe, but the company is cautioned in its use ─ for a power mighty enough to destroy the enemy is also perilous enough to destroy them. However, Sergil and the others deem the stakes are worth the risk. If they don’t try, they will certainly fail, and everything they know and love will be razed to the ground.

But when the time comes and grave sacrifices need to be made, who will pay the price for victory?


Salivating yet? I know I’m itching to get it out to you! The expected release date is July 7th, so mark you calendars!

May Day Release and Giveaway!

Hello, lovely readers – it’s May! and things are really coming to life here. The fruit trees have blossomed, the cattle have been out the pasture, the barnyard’s being cleaned out, the fields are getting plowed, and the lawn’s been mowed three times already! It’ll be time to plant things soon, so the work’s really only just begun – spring and summer is such a busy time of year!

Never fear, though, volume 7 is plugging away, currently in the editor’s hands, but by no means does that mean my own are empty; no, sir! These past months with the re-release of each volume have been very full, and I can’t hardly believe that we’re nearing the end of the run already. How time flies! This month is the month of Aberrations of Heart, the fifth stage in our saga, and I’m excited to share it with you – the updated cover is something I’m pretty pleased with. It’s not a dramatic change, but adds a little more character, and one that, while I was working on it, my mother told me to put away because it was ‘creepy’. I must have been doing something right, then. Here’s the new cover:

The Shaydes featured this time are supposed to be creepy, so I can only take her comment as a sign of success. What’re your thoughts?

So now, without further adieu, here’s a list of links where you can find this volume across the World Wide Web, and don’t forget that you can visit the book’s very own personal-all-to-itself page where you can find all the info anytime wherever.

Already own it? Awesome! Help other readers out by writing a review and sharing your thoughts!

Plus, 

From today, the 1st, until the 27th there is a giveaway on Goodreads running for Aberrations of Heart, so skip on over and enter for a chance to win! There are 7 copies available, and each winner will receive an autographed copy and series bookmark!

 

Let the Adventures Begin

Hey, y’all! How’s everyone’s March so far? Over here we’re waiting for a sap season revival so we can make some more maple syrup (so good). I was supposed to be here a couple days ago (sorry) but a technical goof on my part postponed what all I have to announce. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

With the onset of March, this month we’re ‘celebrating’ volume 3, Adventures in Isle!

The cover didn’t receive such a dramatic change as the previous two, but I did update it a wee bit, having it brightened up and the text layout switched up a mite. I like it better, and (more importantly) it’s more symmetrical with its forebears.

The updated interior is also pretty sweet, and you can now get this 425 page beauty for your very own collection:

Also, the Goodreads giveaway for this volume is already underway, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to vie for a chance to win a free copy! There are seven available ─ all signed ─ and each comes with a super cool series bookmark that will only increase the awesomeness of your reading experience.

And with that I must say adieu for now ─ there’s a lot of work to do in preparation for next month!

Initiate Stage 2

Here we are, people! We kicked January off with a giveaway of volume 1, and this second month of February will be welcomed with a second giveaway, this time for volume 2, The Northward Expedition. Didn’t make it the last time? Enter this giveaway for another chance! There are seven copies available, all signed, and including a series bookmark (but really, you won’t need to hold your place, because you’ll probably just read it all the way through in the first sitting).

This rerelease features a brand new coat for vol. 2 as well as updated and dressed up interior, to give you the best, most coolest experience possible. You’ll wonder at just how awesome it all is.

The giveaway, hosted on Goodreads, begins this very day and lasts until the 28th, so enter for a chance to win – and let people know! Spread the word of this sweet opportunity to share a story!

 

If you simply can’t wait for the end of the month to see if you’ve won, or if you want more than one copy (keep and share!) Here are some links to places you can make some of the best purchases ever:

Straight from the publisher

Amazon

Ebook

Check out the page dedicated to TNE for more links and info, it’s neat.

Leaps! Leaps and Bounds!

Hello! This past week has been a busy one and rather exciting. I spent the last few days formatting (one of my most least favorite parts of this whole independent thing. I’m always afraid something’s going to go wrong and I won’t be able to fix it. I can totally see why people pay someone else to format. Eesh.) But, the inside is now all pretty and the cover is all done, too! I uploaded everything yesterday and sent them in for review, got the OK this morning, ordered my proof copy, and a few hours later got a notification that it’d already shipped. Talk about speedy!

I also received a notification that the bookmarks have been shipped, too, so there’ll be some awesome packages coming in the mail within the next couple of weeks.

Can’t.

Wait.

So this past week has been moving things forward in leaps and bounds!

Here’s the official cover:

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Is it not cool? I thought the dramatic color and lighting went well with the theme (but it also made me think of Helos, so) I can’t wait to see it in person and hold it. That part never gets old, touching and holding the physical evidence of months of typing and clicking on a keyboard.

Great things await in this sixth installment, events and characters I’ve been chomping at the bit to write with for ages, and I hope you all will find these people fun to read – only 36 more days!