Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time is on our side...


A little comic I made about a year ago using stripcreator.

It seems the more books I write the less time I put in actually writing. I feel this urge to market and promote all of my books and I suppose that is only natural. As writers we want people to read our books and in my current financial situation, I also want to see some modest financial gain from the time and energy I put into it.

I have found that the best way to get sales is to continually publish new books. Every time I publish a new book, I see an increase in sales. It's not only the new book that sells but it also seems to start a surge in sales of my back list of previously published books. Then I spend a couple of months riding that wave of new sales, then a couple of more months wondering why my sales are now down and coming to realize I had better get busy on writing that next book.

Of course, if I had done better on writing that next book during those four months I would probably have it ready to publish rather than scrambling on getting it written. It's a cycle I am going to do my best to avoid after Wiznewski James is published. I'm going to try and starting writing the next book almost immediately this time rather than spending the majority of my time looking at the sales and promoting and marketing the new release. I'm going to strive for more of a balance this time around.

Wish me luck, it won't be easy to resist the urge to focus exclusively on my new release....


Coming soon (meaning I will get it done as soon as possible).

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Release: The Caging at Deadwater Manor by Sandie Will



I'm so excited to be able to help Sandie Will spread the word about her debut novel. I just bought my copy at today's special price and I hope you will do the same!

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Cover Reveal: Wiznewski James by Rose Montague




Coming soon ♥
I hope to have everything finished by the end of April and a book release sometime in May.

Hello. My name is Wiznewski James. I'm a real person but that's not my real
name. My real name is GEM (Genetically Engineered Modification) Set 231
Batch 31,390. My sister is called Kate and she's not a real person but that is the
real name I gave her. She's an AI (Artificial Intelligence). She rides around with me
in my brain. Together we are on the run and hiding in plain sight. It was only a
matter of time before we ran into ConGlom again.

I've got the Genesis Egg and ComGlom wants it. I'm going to make sure they
don't get their greedy hands on it. When they find out who I really am, they will want
me almost as bad as they want the device. I've decided to take a stand. It's going
to be a real fight and they have no idea what they are getting into. They made me
and I will make them regret it.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jade: Excerpts


1. "I held the dagger up and the light of heaven shone forth, brilliant, seeking every shadow and filling it with that light. Other than Emily, the rest had turned their eyes away from it. She was stronger in her magic and I could tell she was fascinated by the dagger. I withdrew my dagger from my right boot sheath, a close copy I had found, very similar in design and replaced it in my boot sheath with the Sicam Tenebrarum."

2. ""Nice tattoo," he said, I looked at my arm and in the same place where the little dragon had been when I went to London Jane's party, was now a pentagram tattoo, perfectly formed. Looking at the TV again and smiling he asked, "Your doing?"
"Maybe so," I said, smiling as he pushed buttons on the remote, to no avail.
"Mayberry will just have to do," he replied, setting the remote back down on the bar."

Get Jade here:

Meet Jade Smith, a magical mutt with a mission. A detective partnered with a shifter named Rolfe, she’s on the case to solve a slew of murders: Vamps are killing humans, and nobody knows why. When London Jane, the most powerful vamp in town, is implicated in the murders, Jade knows something isn’t right. Together with Jill, the Winter Queen of Faerie, Jade and Jane take their investigation underground. On the run, with nowhere to hide, they uncover a secret that could destroy Faerie, as well as the human realm. Will Jade stop the killer in time? Or will she be the next victim?
Magic, mayhem, and mystery abound, and the odds are stacked against them; it’s three against three hundred.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jane: Excerpts


Excerpts from Jane (Three J'amigos Book 2)

Two excerpts from Jane by Rose Montague:

1 ."It was an old beat up two-tone Dodge Monaco but we were
not complaining. There was plenty of room in the back seat and
Caryn had told us we had a several hour drive before we made it to
Seattle. It was a spur of the moment thing for them to come down
and Caryn said she just wanted to give Rae a feel for a universal
portal as part of her early education as a witch.
As we drove the radio softly played Somebody Loan Me a
Dime.
“That’s weird,” said Caryn. “The radio in this thing hasn't
worked for years.” She turned knobs and pushed buttons but the
song stayed on.
I looked at Jade. Rae sat between us, handing Jade handfuls of
the second bag of chocolate espresso beans. She was attracted to
Jade’s power and was having a good time. Jade just shrugged as
she crunched. I didn’t think it was her doing.
The song changed to She Caught the Katy and Caryn asked
over her shoulder, “What are your plans in Seattle?”
Jade swallowed and answered, “We’re on a mission from God.”
Then she took another handful of beans from Rae and stuffed
them in her mouth.
I slowly banged my head on the window, thinking okay, why
not?
“We’re chasing the Devil,” I said."

2. "In that brief moment I could tell the remaining two were just
a few steps behind me. I leaped at the approach wall, planted my
feet near the ceiling, and pushed outward with my legs, curling
into a ball with my hands at my ankles drawing the last two
daggers from my boots. The last vamp was quick enough to have
slashed his sword as I flew back past him and sliced me all the way
across my back from the right shoulder to my ass. In one more half
twist, this time landing in a crouch, I had raised the two daggers
in front of me in a crisscross and caught his sword lunge straight
at my head. Directing it upwards, I rose, stepped into his body
and ripped his throat out with my fangs in a quick, snake-like
strike, body pressed against him. I had not counted on him having
a dagger as well and he managed to leave it in my side before
he fell to the floor, blood pumping out of his jugular. Leaving one
of my daggers in his heart on his way down, I threw the last dagger
at the vamp that followed, causing him to pause as it thumped
hilt-first against him. I so needed to take knife throwing lessons if
I ever got the opportunity."

Get Jane here...