Thursday, 24 October 2013

We're back and we're better than before...

Well I don't know where that time went but apparently I haven't posted on here since the end of September, so apologies to all those who have kept coming back for an update over the last 3 or 4 weeks.

The good news is that the time hasn't been wasted and as you will no doubt have noticed, the website has a new and hopefully you agree, improved look about it.

So what's been happening over the last month or so? Well the main breaking news is that Book 3 in the Chronicles of Arkadia series, Fury of the sword, has finally been published and is now available on Kindle through all the usual outlets. I might be biased of course, but this book is definitely my favourite in the series so far. The plot ended up taking on a completely different direction to that which I originally planned, but the end result was totally satisfying. I hop you think so too when you read it. It also heralded the arrival of several new characters, one of which I really like and I'm already thinking of ways to include him in future books.

I haven't yet got my copies of the book, but the artwork on the cover looks excellent and I can't wait to hold a copy in my hands.

To celebrate the launch of Fury of the sword, my publisher, Netherworld Books and I agreed to reduce the price of Destiny of the sword on Kindle to a mere £0.77. Hopefully this will encourage people who have looked but then decided against buying it, to take a chance. I understand from my publisher that sales are already going very well particularly on Smashwords, so fingers crossed.

Elsewhere I was delighted to find that a reader over in the States had left a glowing review after reading both Destiny and Redemption of the sword, over a weekend, saying that he found them hard to put down. I can't begin to tell you what a fantastic boost to my morale this was and really wish that more readers would leave reviews for authors - they really are appreciated.

Other than that I finally got around to writing some short stories and am currently entered into 5 or 6 if I recall correctly. I've also got a Christmas ghost story written and almost edited, just awaiting a final read through, so that's another competition covered.

I hope to get back to writing some more short stories soon but at the moment the majority of my time is being spent promoting Fury of the sword and drawing people's attention to the price reduction for Destiny of the sword.

I'm also tweeting about Tales of terror for a dark night, like mad, trying to drum up some sales in the run-up to Halloween.

That's it for today but keep coming back as I will be posting more regularly on here now I've got a nice, new, shiny website.

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