A small sweepstakes contest for the Curse of Souls Kindle version.
My novel, Curse of Souls, has been out for three days now, and I'm very happy with the release thus far. I have a limited marketing budget (think: maybe a birthday meal with your family and grandparents at Red Lobster. But no one is allowed to get the Captain's Platter), but I'm still managing to get some eyes on it. I'm very happy with the early reviews. I believe the people who aren't enthused about it probably thought it was a different kind of book. Like a boring book. Everyone has different tastes. Some people like boring books. Just kidding! I appreciate the people who took the time to read the book and leave reviews. Thank you very much!
If you are interested in previewing the book before buying, there are two chapters up on Instafreebie. The link is up on the Good Stuff page. If you purchased the book and enjoyed it, please leave a review or comment about it all over the entire internet. Even sites that don't sell books. Car sites, underwear sites, porn sites, and of course all of those social media sites people seem to like. Tell everyone you know. Buy a physical copy of it and stand nude on the top of a tall building, holding the book above your head as police attempt to negotiate with you (no, of course don't do that one! Unless you really want to).
For anyone who reads the book and enjoys it, I'm working on a shorter prequel that focuses on Jessica (because Sverre's life was boring up until that fateful night). I'm also working on a sequel. The sequel is where things get *hairy*.
So I figured you can't just talk book stuff all of the time. Maybe it's time to open the blargh up to other topics.
I've made a big mistake. I purchased Divinity: Original Sin 2. I've played most of Larian's games, and I've enjoyed each of them (although I never got into the RTS game much). Original Sin 1 was pretty much the epitome of a great RPG. You are set loose in a massive, sprawling world, and just about anything can happen. You never know where a quest or storyline will lead. Being unpredictable is a great asset to any media.
I have yet to start the game, although I bought it yesterday. I'm usually a cheapskate when it comes to games, waiting for at least a 50% off sale for most of them, but I have no problem paying full price and supporting Larian. They are a great studio, and really care about their fans and the games they make. I'm hesitant to start, because I know I'll get sucked in again and let everything else languish for weeks or months.
On a side note, I've also been getting into the Netflix Voltron series (usually watching an episode in the morning before I go to work). So far it is very gripping, and the animation is great. I was a bit disappointed with Castlevania, because it was so short. Oh, and the Amazon take on The Tick was great as well. Not quite as cartoonish or lampooning as the other TV series, but it was different in a good way. The story takes place on a more personal level. Slow to start, but I think it will pick up.
Next week, on 9/19/2017, Curse of Souls is live on Amazon. It's an urban fantasy novel, and the first book in the Warrior of Souls series. The book is up for pre-order now. The print version should be up shortly, and will probably be available before the ebook (Createspace said 5-7 days). I have "Matchbook" enabled on the print version, so if you purchase the print book, you should get the ebook for free as well.
I'm working on a shorter prequel that focuses on Jessica Luvkrafft, one of the main protagonists in Curse of Souls. The prequel will delve into her early life, her training, how she obtained her marvelous weapon, Casca, what transpired between her and her family, as well as how she became a Stalker for the Order. This story is approximately 50% completed as of today.
I've also started on the sequel to Curse of Souls and have the story pretty much mapped out. So if you enjoyed the first book, there's more on the way! Send good vibes my way and perhaps I can use them to fuel my power, translating them into more words per minute. Or drop me a line and say, "Hurry up!"
Things goin' on.