Reading and Giveaways

Information for The Bookshelf 2017 event.

Reading Things Aloud

It turns out I will be reading at The Bookshelf in Newmarket. My time slot on the list is from 12:45-12:55PM. Now I’ll have to see how much material I think is ten minutes’ worth, cut it in half, and then I’ll be prepared.

Giveaways: Amazon and Goodreads

On Amazon, for US participants, we have The Crown Princess’ Debut Giveaway. Three copies with a deadline of May 15. Hope they go to good homes!

On Goodreads, for Canadian participants, we have Book Giveaway For The Crown Princess’ Voyage. That giveaway runs a bit longer and ends on the 30th.

Helping you get into the series

Upon releasing a sequel for a not-wildly-popular series, I knew it was important to help people get into it with the greatest ease, while still covering marginal overhead for people who helped me list the first book everywhere.

Until May 14, you can get The Gift-Knight’s Quest ebook for 99 cents US, 99 pence, or a buck thirty-five Canadian.

Hope that helps.

Follow this link to Amazon dot com

Follow this link to Amazon dot ca

Follow this link to Amazon dot co dot uk

The price adjustment will also be available on all other retailers where this ebook is sold by May 4, if not sooner.

Cover Reveal and Ebook Release

The Mad Queen Alathea holds her mask aloft on this trilogy-completing cover by Rona Dijkhuis.

I’ve decided to address a couple different things in one post.

Yes, that’s the third book’s cover

Since “Featured Image” is a thing on this WordPress blog, let’s go with that first. Some of you noticed, and one spoke up (hello, Maria!), about the third cover shown on my Teaser Banner Image. Yes, that’s an actual third book cover. Yes, there is an actual third book in the works.

To be quite honest, the first book had been in the works since 2008; the second, since 2010; this one, 2011. I mean something more substantial by “in the works”, such as “this project is definitely going ahead in some form”. And I can now say that instead of only┬áhaving a first draft, some meaningful thought is being put into the revision process. Once this second book is good and launched, I will have nothing else to do but finish the writing I started in November 2016, and then finish the third book, in whichever order happens to work.

Alathea is depicted here as the titular Mad Queen, wearing some of her symbolic talismans of power and holding aloft her mask. A bit of the fortress details are visible, where we see some stone work but some suggestion of utilizing natural rock formations. People who read the sequel may have some idea what goes on the other end of that rope. If you’ve looked at each cover, you’ve noticed that Derek got bright colours and a clear sky, a little too fantastic perhaps to reflect what’s real but a better reflection of his mindset at some point; Chandra got cooler colours and a slightly cloudier sky; Alathea gets rough seas in the distance and signs of an impending storm. All by design.

The ebook is out

Yes, the ebook is out. Not just “pre-orders” out, but out-out.

Follow this link to the ebook’s page, for the time being an Amazon exclusive.