Hard to believe a year’s worth of effort is now up for sale on Amazon. Stoc is the third novel in my series and starts to really flush out the world and issues that have been building since book one. I have a good feeling about my series. A good feeling in that I believe sales will increase and I gain more readers and followers. It really is a good epic fantasy series and I believe it will resonate with fantasy readers. If you haven’t bought it yet then please do! The first novel is available for free on Instafreebie. Try it out!
The book launch was last week on Thursday. Many thanks to C.L. Cannon and the other authors who had a good laugh at me trying out figure out what was going on. I had no idea what I was doing and struggled to be “interesting”. Next time I will do better. I promise!
Courtney has announced the winners of the raffle-copter prizes. The winners of the $10 USD Amazon gift cards are Brandy D., Sarah R., and Alyssa D., and the winner of my entire New Druids series eBooks is Sandy M. Congratulations to you all! All prizes have been sent.
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!
I’ve been working ten to twelve hour days this week since Monday (today is Thursday) focused on the revision edit of Stoc. A revision edit (not sure if that’s a real term or not – it’s what I use) is my second pass through the novel. It allows me to discover flaws and correct typos and the like. Essentially I am reading the novel for the first time. I’ve given myself until August 15th to complete this critical revision.
Once that is complete it will be sent out as an ARC.
After that comes the final revision. I love the final revision. It’s when the novel is polished.
Big shout out to my goofy dog Woody who has been bugging me non-stop at home while I do the revision work.