Good news…and bad news

The second book in my Unlikely Hero series, Unmasked, launched today, after being on preorder for several weeks. I was excited about today’s launch, but when I opened the book on my Kindle to check it out, I was extremely disappointed.

Let me step back a bit. For this who are not aware, the preorder process goes like this. The information (cover, title, author, all that stuff) for a book is uploaded to Amazon to establish the preorder. In order to start it, the interim book content is also uploaded. Because this is a month or more before actual launch, it is rarely (and for me, never) the final version. It hasn’t been completely edited and proofread at that point.

When the launch date gets nearer, I am responsible for uploading the final file, the one to be put out on the Amazon store. I do that, without fail. I even post several files along the process, just in case there is a mistake with the final file, as I have seen happen with many authors.

I have done many preorders, and launched many books on Amazon. I know the process. I follow it. I expect that things will run smoothly.

They don’t always do that.

On today’s launch, the file that was pushed out to the store is the original file I uploaded. You know, the one with all the errors, the lack of good formatting, even some random letters as text placeholders.

To say the least, I was mortified. I don’t know how this happened, but I contacted Amazon immediately and uploaded the correct file. Again. The problem is, it’ll take twenty-four hours or so to get things straightened up. In the meantime, those who preordered the book have a substandard version.

I can’t apologize enough for this. I am working with Amazon to get the correct file up. Please contact me if you preordered or bought the book and I will get the correct version to you.

So, it’s happy news that the book is out, not so happy that there was a mixup. I’ll try my best to consider this a plot twist, one I would cut from my story in editing if I could.

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Unmasked, Wanderer’s Song, and a Boxed Set

Wanderer’s Song: Song of Prophecy Book 1

I have three things to report. First, Wanderer’s Song, the book I wrote for the Magic After Dark boxed set, is now available as a standalone title in Kindle and paperback formats.

The one to crush the darkness…

Nearly three thousand years ago, the Prophet penned the Song of Prophecy, foretelling a time when darkness would engulf the world and threaten all life. The Malatirsay would come, the Chosen One to save the world of Dizhelim, wielding magic unseen in centuries. To prepare for this future time, the Hero Academy was built, its sole purpose to train the One. But it has lost its focus throughout the ages, not watching vigilantly for the signs of the end.

The time has arrived and the animaru have come, dark creatures of un-life, intent on snuffing out all living things and light itself. But where is the Malatirsay?

Aeden Tannoch, trained as a highland clan warrior, raised by the Gypta traveling people, could be the One, but he cannot use the promised magic. Yet. In the midst of the dark swarm invading his world, he must travel to the Hero Academy to seek the aid and tutelage of the masters there. The enemy has caught his scent and pursues him. If he doesn’t learn to use the power he is prophesied to employ, not only will he fall, but the entire world will die with him.

 

Unmasked: Unlikely Hero Series Book 2

Also, Unmasked, the second book in the Unlikely Hero series, is now out for pre-order on Amazon. The official launch date is December 8, 2017.

Being a hero just became a tougher gig.

Daniel and Amy, as the superheroes Angel and Kestrel, have defeated Crusher, ending the supervillain’s plans for domination. All that’s left to be done is to clean up the non-super criminals and Sueño will be safe again. Or so they think.

Crusher’s father, going by the supervillain handle Pestilence, has other plans for the two heroes, and the city they protect. He won’t stop until both of them are killed in the most painful of ways and the city that supported them is punished. With his powers and the resources he commands, it’s not an idle threat.

Meanwhile, other criminals with super powers seem to be popping up like proverbial weeds. Some of them join Pestilence in his quest for power…and his plans for revenge.

When Angel and Kestrel’s biggest secret is revealed to the world, things get even worse. How can the two young heroes stand up to the

 

HMS Boxed Set

Third, I have finalized the cover art (see below) for the Harmonic Magic series boxed set. The set will include Vibrations, Harmonics, Resonance, and Gray Man Rising. For those who are subscribers of my newsletter PEP Talk, I am swapping out a brand new story in the Tales of Gythe collection for Gray Man Rising as a free book for being a newsletter subscriber. I’ll be sending out a newsletter shortly to explain it. The HMS boxed set will launch probably sometime in early December.

 

 

 

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Magic After Dark Boxed Set Now Available

The boxed set including my brand new novel Wanderer’s Song (Song of Prophecy Series Book 1) is now available on most e-book marketplaces. Check out the page dedicated to it for details.


These heroes and heroines are redefining the meaning of their lives…and the villains are about to get what’s been coming to them. 

Journey from the hills of Ireland to Victorian England, from medieval Italy to eighteenth century Egypt, from the United States to the sand-baked Middle East and beyond to explore forbidden magic, navigate the pitfalls of ancient prophecies, battle vampires and shifters, and defeat evil sorcerers and hellish demons.

This unique collection, inspired by the ability to empower yourself by redefining your identity on your own terms, contains over one million words of captivating urban fantasy and paranormal romance fiction that’s guaranteed to keep you up long after dark.

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can’t be found anywhere else. Get it now for a future filled with mystery, adventure, romance, and magical thrills!


Here is some information on my novel Wanderer’s Song, included in the boxed set:

The one to crush the darkness…

Nearly three thousand years ago, the Prophet penned the Song of Prophecy, foretelling a time when darkness would engulf the world and threaten all life. The Malatirsay would come, the Chosen One to save the world of Dizhelim, wielding magic unseen in centuries. To prepare for this future time, the Hero Academy was built, its sole purpose to train the One. But it has lost its focus throughout the ages, not watching vigilantly for the signs of the end.

The time has arrived and the animaru have come, dark creatures of un-life, intent on snuffing out all living things and light itself. But where is the Malatirsay?

Aeden Tannoch, trained as a highland clan warrior, raised by the Gypta traveling people, could be the One, but he cannot use the promised magic. Yet. In the midst of the dark swarm invading his world, he must travel to the Hero Academy to seek the aid and tutelage of the masters there. The enemy has caught his scent and pursues him. If he doesn’t learn to use the power he is prophesied to employ, not only will he fall, but the entire world will die with him.

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Water & Flame Launch

Water & Flame, a new collaborative story, is now out and available on Amazon in paperback and in Kindle formats. It’s my first foray into the world of paranormal romance (PNR) and advance copy readers have good things to say about it. It’s on special for release week, only 99¢ until June 10, 2017.

 

Fire and water don’t mix…

Water witch Abigail Henderson is focused on one thing: finding the fire witches responsible for murdering her mother. Her coven has finally allowed her to go undercover at the estate of the prime suspect, Margaret Huntsman. The job is to get magical evidence to prove the woman was the mastermind behind the killing and that she actually cast the fatal spell. It’s a dangerous mission, but worth it if Abbie can bring the killer to justice.

But she never counted on meeting Margaret’s handsome, estranged son, Ben.

Now, Abbie must choose between completing her mission or pursuing a relationship with the son of her enemy. It’s not only the success of the mission that’s at stake, either. If Ben is in on Margaret’s schemes, Abbie could follow her mother to the grave.

Even worse, she may have stumbled across a bigger conspiracy than she ever imagined—one that could lead to all-out war among the elemental witches.

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Magic After Dark Boxed Set – On Preorder Now

 

A boxed set consisting of twenty-three brand new stories is available now on pre-order.

These heroes and heroines are redefining the meaning of their lives…and the villains are about to get what’s been coming to them. 

Journey from the hills of Ireland to Victorian England, from medieval Italy to eighteenth century Egypt, from the United States to the sand-baked Middle East and beyond to explore forbidden magic, navigate the pitfalls of ancient prophecies, battle vampires and shifters, and defeat evil sorcerers and hellish demons.

This unique collection, inspired by the ability to empower yourself by redefining your identity on your own terms, contains over one million words of captivating urban fantasy and paranormal romance fiction that’s guaranteed to keep you up long after dark.
Discover worlds where heroes roam and magic reigns with twenty-three brand new works from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors.

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can’t be found anywhere else. Preorder now for a future filled with mystery, adventure, romance, and magical thrills!

 

 

 

Don’t miss your opportunity to get this collection for only ninety-nine cents. You can pre-order the book now in the following marketplaces:

Amazon

Nook

IBooks

Kobo

Google Play

 

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