2017 sum-up + a delayed Christmas gift

This has been a big year for me πŸ™‚ My top acheivement is that I now hold a Master’s degree in comparative literature. Another acheivement is that I have stepped into the realm of self-publishing which has allowed me to catch up on my Solomon’s Pride books and finally getting to republish the works in the series that needed to be and get me to the point where I could finally publish the newest book, Biting Liam. There still remains 1 book to be written in this series (+ 3 sort of spinoffy stand-alony stories – but those are for laters) The 6th book in the Solomon’s Pride series is called “Returning Zeke” I have a fair bit plotted out – most of the big stuff, but very little actual writing has taken place with that one yet. Next on my list now, except giddyingly awaiting the German translations of Solomon’s Pride, is getting those books (the english versions) released on Smashwords so that those of you who have trouble with the kindle formats can get to read them through there. (I should have already taken care of this, but after finishing up my degree I’ve been on a recharging break. Sleeping, celebrating the holidays and playing with my newly adopted kitty, Eddie ^_^ ) After fixing that and toying around with some cover-creating for a future print volume of Solomon’s pride (sets of 3 stories) I will be finishing up my story “The Hunting Party” which is the first of three stories in my Fullmoon Rituals series – I started writing this a long time ago, but got sidelined when I came up with the idea for “Blood of a Leo” and got caught up in my Solomon’s Pride world. Not to worry though, I am about 4/5 through, and as soon as that is complete and submitted to Siren Bookstrand, I will get started on “Returning Zeke”, which brings me back to my little gift: A COVER REVEALΒ 

 

 

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winter forest in snow

 

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Just some info :)

Currently, Biting Liam is in its last round of proofreading by a friend of mine and everything looks good so far for a last week of November release. I also wanted to share that since I’ve gotten som feedback from people who can’t get my books on kindle, I will soon(ish) be publishing them on Smashwords as well which should make it easier for people to get the right formats. I probably won’t get it done before mid to late December though and I need to make some covers for the ones that are out and that I don’t own the cover-rights for – I will most likely publish Blood of a Leo and The Link that Binds together in one for Smashwords and I might do the same for book 3 and 4 (Heart of Dame + Keeping Zane) while the final two, one by one (So people who get their ebooks from Smashwords won’t have to wait for me to complete book 6 before getting to read Biting Liam.

Other news, with my Solomon’s Pride bookrights being returned to me, I will also be publishing them in paperback in collections of three as there are 6 books planned + 3 beyond Solomon’s Pride stories. I will settle things with Smashwords first though before getting to work on publishing volume 1 (and Vol 2 will have to wait till book 6 is completed – and vol 3 with the beyond books is way into the future so be impatient for vol 2 after the 1st gets out and for now, please forget about volume 3 πŸ˜› )

Hope everyone is doing well. Now I need to put this classical music brain power list to the test and get back to writing my thesis πŸ™‚

Cover Reveal German edition

Hey guys πŸ˜€ You must be wondering what I’ve been doing lately, or not. I am working on my thesis for my masters and finishing up a short story for the Flint charity anthologies. Biting Liam, the completely new Solomon’s Pride book, is being proofread as we speak and is due for publication some time in November if all goes well. I’m also doing a bit of proofreading for a friend of mine. I am enjoying every bit, but I am pretty booked πŸ˜›

Today though, I wanted to share with you the cover for the German translation of my very first published story: When Blood Beckons ❀ The German version will be out around November 17th. (Oh and yes, eventually Solomon’s Pride will be translated as well)

When Blood Beckons

Release day: Keeping Zane (Solomon’s Pride, book 4)

Finally! The fourth book in Solomon’s Pride is back in the game. This second edition is the last re-publish of the series, which means that the next one is a brand new story πŸ˜‰ Biting Liam (if everything goes according to plan) will be out this November (mind you, this is the same month I am turning in my master’s thesis, so if I get delayed, you’ll know why – but I aim for things to go smoothly)

Get your copy of Keeping Zane now, the special price only lasts this weekend, before it gets bumped up to my standard. Buy here and enjoy the read.

Autumn

book 4

Cover Reveal: Biting Liam (Solomon’s Pride, book 5)

I had planned on waiting till after the release of Keeping Zane (which will happen later this month) to share this, but… why wait. I present to you the cover for Biting Liam (Solomon’s Pride, book 5)

Ground road crossing old deciduous forest with beams of light

The book’s expected release date is set for the end of November and I’m really looking forward to getting past the re-publishing stage and finally publish an entirely new story to my Solomon’s Pride series (besides my free and steamy, short story posted here on my blog)

I love this cover and I hope you do to!

What’s up? :)

Just wanted to give a little update on things. Keeping Zane is now ready for Proofreading and I am lucky enough to have some people helping me out with that. The release date is set for August, but I have yet to decide on an exact date. Though I estimate the book being available for pre-order 1-2 weeks before the actual release – With a nice little pre-order discount πŸ˜‰ The release will depend upon how long the proofreading process takes and how long it takes to update the book.

Expect the book to be released in the later half of August though.

Other news – There will soon be a new page on my blog for some freebie stories I’ll be posting here. The stories will be available a week early for my Patreon supporters before I post them here.

The first short story features Jace and Link. Additional stories will be posted inbetween future releases.

Publication day! Yes, you read right.

After lots of hard work I have now finally published my first self-published work, namely Heart of Dame (Solomon’s Pride, book 3) on amazon. I wanted to have it out by the end of May, which I did apparently, but as it took some time getting it ready I decided to skip the whole pre-order phase.

I’m very much in a happy place now ^_^ and my plans going forward is as follows: Write thesis, prepare Keeping Zane (Solomon’s Pride, book 4) for August publication, post first free short story (short stories of the Pride) sometime in the first half of July (Patreon supporters of 3$ and more get to read it a week early), pray for sunshine this summer, and do some proofreading for a friend of mine.

You can buy Heart of Dame here

HeartofDame

Oh, and also, if any of you comes across my books being pirated, please make whoever responsible aware that I am a living, breathing person living under a ton of student-loans