The paperback version will be out as soon as I can finish the work and approve the proof. This usually takes me about 3-4 weeks. It is easier now than with my first novel. It just requires a little patience on my part and a goodly amount of time in Word making the formatting perfect. By the way, Stoc clocks in at almost exactly 100,000 words (I’m shy by seven words). This puts the novel at my least amount of words but honestly, I think that is the perfect amount of words.
I am truly very pleased with Stoc. It tells the story of the struggle Will has in coming to terms with what his draoi can do and what he is being asked to do by those who wish to return the land back to the original monarchy. I hope you enjoy!
In other news, I have started Freamhaigh, Volume Four! It will come out as soon as I can write it but likely in early 2018. It never seems to end! The outline is started and the story I always envisaged is starting to come close to completing. Two more novels I think: Freamhaigh and then Cill Darae. Five is a perfect number for a series. Don’t you think? Any more than that and I get annoyed as a reader.
Meanwhile, I am in Portsmouth, England. I am enjoying the English fare and the weather which has been lovely. I will need to go on a diet when I get home on Thursday.
Lastly, please come check out the launch party tonight. It starts at 5 pm EST with me kicking it off and talking about Stoc and the New Druids Series. There will be prizes!
Stoc is out in an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) thanks to C.L. Cannon, my publicist. I’ll send her an updated copy soon before reviews happen.
Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
The Draoi school has formed and Will and Nadine Arbor have begun to expose their powers to the realm of Belkin.
Lord Protector John Healy has made a deal with a foreign force to secure his base of power. Turgany will initiate a civil war that will drive Will to have to decide how his draoi can protect the harmony in the Realm.
Gaea, Erebus and the Church will come together in direct conflict, the result of which will determine the future for all. All life in Belkin teeters in the balance. Only Will and the draoi can hope to save the world.
Return to Turgany County and the realm of Belkin. A quiet land now in open rebellion against a tyrant and powers beyond understanding.
This is a story of how one young man and his students will change the world.
This is the third volume in the award winning New Druids series. Duilleog is the first volume, and Craobh is the second volume. Both novels are gold and bronze medal winners in the Global eBook Awards for 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Pick up your pre-sale copy today so you have this latest chapter in your hands as soon as it is released.
Edit: I forgot to mention, my website moved quite painlessly over to my Canadian host. Huzzah!
After receiving an over 300% increase in my web hosting service renewal costs I have opted to abandon my current service and move to a Canadian based hosting service. I started this website while I was living in the USA. This is my first renewal and it makes sense to move the site to Canada.
Plus, I go from $250 USD for three years to $125 CAD for three years. A no brainer. I’ve never “moved” a domain before and hope this process is seamless and all my current website content remains intact.
I am hoping Web Hosting Canada provides better speeds than this current host. There was always a delay in processing the web pages. I apologise in advance if there are any hiccups.
I am pleased to announce that my second novel, Craobh, is the winner of the BRONZE medal in the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards (GeBA) 2017 in the category of Fantasy/Other Worlds. Craobh is the second novel in the New Druids series. If you haven’t read my two novels, please do so. And leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!
Last year I won GOLD in the same category for my first novel, Duilleog.
Thanks to the judges over at Dan Poynter’s. You honour me, again.