In celebration of book five in the Dragon’s Breath Series coming out on the 18th, I’ve dropped the price on the ebook version of Stalked by Flames (book #1) to free. If you don’t already own a copy (especially if you read it through KU), this is your chance to grab it or tell others to give it a try. It will remain free on all retailers until September 4th. I’m providing links below.
As most of you are aware, I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues lately. I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for the outpouring of support you’ve given me. It has meant a lot. Though I try to respond to emails, private messages, and comments as best I can, it has been a bit much to keep up with so please forgive me if I haven’t responded. I am hoping to get caught up soon.
Speaking of which, I apparently missed an email from Amazon alerting me that they were going to run Stalked by Flames as a Kindle Daily Deal today (February 2nd). They usually let authors know about two weeks in advance, but if you read my last post you’re aware I wasn’t in the best place around that time and must have missed their message. It was a fluke I noticed the price change this morning. Anyway, it’s currently $1.99 on Amazon U.S. (today only) for anyone who hasn’t picked up their ebook copy yet. This is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Stalked-Flames-Dragons-Breath-Series-ebook/dp/B012O4NCSQ/
Also, an author friend of mine, Debra Dunbar, recently released a novel in an all-new series titled Dead Rising. If you’ve read her imp books, it doesn’t have the same level of quirky humor that one does. This new series is closer to how I write. Months ago I had the chance to beta read some of the early chapters and really enjoyed the story. The heroine is from a long line of Templars, which is new and different from the usual urban fantasy fare. There isn’t much romance in the first novel, but a hint of it is there with the promise of more to come.
Debra also has the second novel in the series up for pre-order and will be releasing it in mid-March. If you enjoy it, you won’t have to wait long for the next installment (unlike my books *cough*). Oh, and Dead Rising is in Kindle Unlimited so you can borrow or purchase it, whichever is easiest for you. Just click on the cover below and it will take you to the book’s Amazon page.
As for Darkness Wanes, I’m slowly getting back into working on it. I hope to give you a positive update soon on where that is at. Thanks so much for your patience everyone.
For today (October 13th) only, Stalked by Flames is a Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon U.S. You can pick up your copy for just $1.99. It has been whispersynced so that if you get the ebook you can also choose to get the audio version for only $2.99 (combined price for both formats is $4.98). This is a great deal and one that won’t come up again for a long time.
This is the purchase link. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!
First of all, thanks to everyone who has read/reviewed Stalked by Flames. I’m pleased to announce it made it into the top 100 most read titles on Kindle Unlimited for the month of August with both Amazon U.S. and U.K. It did far better than I imagined. I must admit I was a little nervous about how people would react to me combining dragons, the modern world, and an apocalypse, but I absolutely felt the story in my head had to be written down. The overwhelming positive response for the novel was amazing and very encouraging. I’ll look forward to giving you more books in the series next year!
Truly, thanks to everyone who picked up a copy. In appreciation of that I will be doing a few giveaways over the next couple of weeks with the first one starting today (see below for details). I’ve also got several updates for you all including audio, paperbacks, official Darkness Wanes release date, and a giveaway.
STALKED BY FLAMES PAPERBACK
For those of you who prefer to have a paperback copy of the novel or use retailers other than Amazon and can’t access the ebook version, there is a hardcopy now available for Stalked by Flames. Some of you may have already picked it up, but for those who haven’t here are some links:
STALKED BY FLAMES AUDIO
The audio version of Stalked by Flames just released last Thursday (September 24th). As I mentioned on Facebook a while back, the Dragon’s Breath series is being narrated by Marguerite Gavin. She has done a fantastic job with the first book and I love the voices she gave the characters. If you enjoy audio at all you should check it out. Here are some links for you:
DARKNESS WANES RELEASE DATE
The official release date for Darkness Wanes is November 18th. I’d hoped to get it out by the end of October, but with the delay on Stalked by Flames and other personal issues there was no way I could get it finished and edited in less than three months. I know there are some speedy authors out there, but for me I need a little more time to write full-length novels. Every author has to work at their own speed. Thanks for your patience. I will be revealing the cover and summary around mid-October. Be on the lookout for that. I’ll also post the first couple of chapters by early November so you can get a sneak peek!
Three paperback copies of Stalked by Flames are up for grabs, along with bookmarks to go with them. All you have to do is comment on this post no later than midnight (U.S. Pacific time) on November 2nd. After that, I’ll randomly select three winners (who will get replies on this post if they won). Be sure to put a valid email address in the appropriate field so that I can contact you for shipping details. If you are reading this on Goodreads, please come to my website to comment. This is open to international contestants.
The next big giveaway will be next week! (Yes, if you enter this one you can still enter the others whether you win or not)
I’ve spent the last few days working on the book trailer for Stalked by Flames. It took months of planning and coordination to put together since I had to get extra model shots done during the cover shoot (back in April) for it, along with finding the right music and clips to include in there. You can check it out below. Expect to see some footage similar to how things would appear in the book after Earth is attacked by dragons and a shot of a guy who looks close to how I see Aidan in my head (with some fire added around him, of course). Thanks to Claudia McKinney at Phatpuppy Art) for doing the custom art for the still pics in the video!
Below are the behind-the-scenes pics from the cover/promo shoot my photographer (Teresa Yeh) was kind enough to send. The model (Isabella Capri) who poses as Bailey had to get rather beaten up and bloody for one of the shots. I was impressed with the amazing job she did pulling off the look and with the make-up artist (Nadya Rutman) for the realistic work she did getting the model ready (along with her assistant, Katy). Isabella was kind enough to donate her own shorts and tank top for the shot since we didn’t want to mess up anything new.
Everything else the model is wearing I purchased through online retailers with the help of my cover design team (Sarah, Rachel, and Kristy) in choosing the right pieces. One item was custom-made for the model. The leg garter harness you see on the book cover and another shot in the video. Thanks to Alison Esposito at Wild Wolf Leatherwork for putting the extra effort into crafting it just for this book series. She did a great job!
And the pics with extra make-up for the model to represent Bailey just after the initial dragon invasion in the book…
Feel free to comment below. For those who want them, I’m giving away Stalked by Flames bookmarks (U.S. and internationally). Just be sure to mention you’re interested in getting one in your comment and include a valid email address in the appropriate field (not the comment section) so I can contact you for mailing information. This offer stands until Saturday, August 8th. There will be bigger giveaways coming up soon, so stay tuned to this blog for those as well!
Note- If you are a member of my cover design team or photography team (individuals mentioned in this post), you will be getting bookmarks soon. The same goes for anyone who responded to my July newsletter.