Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Sorcerer's Vengeance error

It appears that something happened to book 4's manuscript. Amazon had an old edition published instead of the newer one. I don't know if I made the mistake or they somehow rolled back an edition. I have uploaded the new manuscript. I believe the biggest change was removing a scene between Sandy and a couple of characters whose only purpose was some humor.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Transcended update

I've topped 30,000 words on Transcended and I've only scratched the surface of the story. It's taking a little longer to get to the heart of it than I had hoped. Many readers have short attention spans these days and I fear some will put it down as boring due to the lack of "excitement" that was so frequent in The Sorcerer's Path. Transcended is more of a Huck Fynn meets Bad Santa kind of story. Most of the fun is in the dialogue and my hero's character and not in epic battles and flashy displays of magic. I hope my narrative and dialog is entertaining enough to keep readers' interest.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Blood Conspiracy is on Amazon

I just uploaded Blood Conspiracy to Amazon.
I will have it in print as soon as I defeat MS Word's auto format. It is currently refusing to adhere to my commands when it comes to section breaks like an itinerant HAL. "I cannot do that, Dave." I'm going to install Open Office and see if it's formatting features are a little less tyrannical.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


My cover illustrator made me a neat wallpaper using all the glyphs she designed.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

You're fired! or You are the weakest link. Goodbye.

I sell most of my books on 3 sites: Amazon (99% of all sales), Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble (because Smashwords was taking way to long to distribute to them). Smashwords is a constant thorn in my side. I have format EVERYTHING different for them. They don't allow large fonts for titles, no hyperlinks to anything other than my blog or FB page, and anytime I make any change (like uploading a new cover) the manuscript contains problems that weren't there before despite not having touched the manuscript. These people have added hours and hours of work to fixing alleged problems every time I publish a new book, make a new cover, or make any changes to my manuscript. So I fired them. I fired them and Barnes and Noble. B&N didn't do anything wrong and their site is very writer friendly and caused no problems, but it is still to much work to justify spending the time it takes to create a separate book for them. All my books will be available exclusively on Amazon and will soon by free for Prime members where you can "borrow" them to read. Don't worry, I still get paid. I know that is your greatest concern and I deeply appreciate it. Thank you, readers. Smashwords...say hi to Azerick in the abyss for me.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Soul Transcendent

I decided what book I'm going to write next. I hope it comes out as good on "paper" as it is in my head. Going to take a few days to generate some character and town names. Few things are more annoying than being on a writing streak only to get stuck on a name.

Soul Transcendent (or Transcendent Soul)...(or a word I'm going to make up meaning Transcendent Soul) is fantasy book about a young man named Garron sold into indentured servitude to build the King's Highway. King Leopold Statt wants to create a trade road connecting his kingdom to several others to break the economic stranglehold The Guild has on nearly all trade in the kingdom. Garron is a scoundrel and  a deviant, but when mercenaries employed by The Guild attack the road crew in order to disrupt its construction, Garron's transcendent soul emerges from within and he becomes a warrior of unparalleled skill and lethality.

With the emergence of this powerful ability, Garron is enlisted into the Ministry of Diplomacy as intelligence agent. When The Guild decides to overthrow the throne, the fate of the entire kingdom rests in Garron's ability to protect the last surviving heir and return him to the throne. With the future of the kingdom in the hands of a drunken deviant, the future looks dark indeed.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blood Conspiracy

Just finished third draft of Blood Conspiracy and sent it off to a friend to read. Managed to break 70k words. Would have like to reach closer to 80k but the story was told in 70 and adding more wouldn't necessarily add anything other than word count.
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