Codex Freebie Bash Begins Tomorrow (9/26 to 9/27)

As some of you know, I am a member of Codex, a group of “neo-pro” science fiction and fantasy writers. Most of us traditionally publish but a fair number have dipped their toes (and some their whole selves) into self-publishing. We are each offering some books for free tomorrow, September 26, until September 27. The freebie bash begins at midnight tonight PST (3 a.m. Eastern Time). Your local time will vary, as Amazon is a worldwide company, but they will all be free soon.

Here is an Amazon Listmania! list with all the books on offer.

Here is a link to the promo website.

I am offering The Godless Land. Download, and enjoy!

ETA 3:53 pm:

Audiobook now available on iTunes.

Midmonth Updates

Note: On the Fell Winter page, I’ve added links to all the current retailers where it’s available, as well as the updated cover and blurb.

Note the Second: I am planning to distribute to all retailers from now on. I won’t discount the possibility that certain projects will be suitable for Amazon select (Amazon-exclusive) but I plan on almost everything from hereon to be as widely distributed as possible. The stories currently in Amazon select will stay in the program for now.

Newly Available:

Coming soon:

  • Enchanted Forest, Episode 4 (October 2012, Halloween-themed)
  • Background information on Kalamar (the setting for Enchanted Forest)
  • Several pseudonym titles (see the e-books tab)

A recommendation

Now I’m not a reviewer and make no pretensions of being one. However, I want to point you in the direction of an excellent read. This novelette is science fiction, but it’s also interesting because the characters are Mormons. Moreover, Mormonism is not depicted in a bad light; in fact, it’s quite positive (much to the chagrin of the antireligious elements in SF — no names named). Disclaimer: I’m not a Mormon.

This novelette won the Nebula (the highest honor in SF) and was nominated for the Hugo. I encourage you all to click on the image and purchase it. I’m glad I did.

News for September

First I’ll take a moment of silence for those who died on September 11, 2001. It’s hard to to believe eleven years have passed since then.

1. The new novel, “Fell Winter,” is on Kobo and Smashwords.

 

2. Nocturne got a makeover. His cover did, at least.

 

 

3. The audiobook for Nocturne Son of the Night is done and will be available within three weeks on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. The narrator, Matt Weight, did an excellent job.

And finally…

 

4. A bunch of neo-pro writers who do ebooks will be giving away *some* of their preciouses from September 26 to 27.  I will be giving away The Godless Land. Spread the word!

Cover and Description for Fell Winter

Or in the words of my fellow Codexian Annie Bellet, cover pr0nz.

(Coming this autumn…)

Fell Winter

An evil not seen in hundreds of years has awakened in the highland nation of Badelgard. The Ulfr – the original inhabitants of the land whose evil was matched only by their power over death – stir from their barrows.

The dead walk again at the command of an Ulfr witch. The fate of the High King and the possession of the High Throne grow more and more uncertain. Tensions flare between the lowborn commoners and the highborn descendants of the Seven Wardens.

In the middle of it all, the lowborn musician Brand Gutlaffson is thrust into a perilous chase thanks to the foolish decisions of his friend, the warrior Gunnar Whoreson. Their midnight flight takes them to the accursed land of Blackfold, where the ancient Ulfr goddess waits for Her awakening.

The cold begins to set in. But there is more to fear than darkness and snow in this FELL WINTER.

This 40,000-word novel begins the “Ulfr Crisis” trilogy.

Upcoming Trilogy Announced

Over the past two months, I’ve sat on this novel (not literally, of course.) Mostly, I procrastinated on writing the synopsis and query letter. I talked with my writer friends on Codex and Odyssey et al. I realized that, should I decide to submit it to publishers, I may as well have it available for the public to read. I’m thrilled to announce that I will be publishing “Fell Winter” — a novel of 40,000 words (160 printed pages) — soon . The next book, “High Queen of Badelgard,” will be available by early December this year.

COMING IN FALL 2012…

An evil not seen in hundreds of years has awoken in the highland nation of Badelgard. The Ulfr – the original inhabitants of the land whose evil was matched only by their power over death – stir from their barrows.

The dead walk again at the command of an Ulfr witch. The fate of the High King and the possession of the High Throne grow more and more uncertain. Tensions flare between the lowborn commoners and the highborn descendants of the Seven Wardens.

In the middle of it all, the lowborn musician Brand Gutlaffson is thrust into a perilous chase thanks to the foolish decisions of his friend, the warrior Gunnar Whoreson. Their midnight flight takes them to the accursed land of Blackfold, where the ancient Ulfr goddess waits for Her awakening.

The cold begins to set in. But there is more to fear than darkness and snow in this FELL WINTER.

This 40,000-word novel begins “The Ulfr Crisis” trilogy.