Due to a technical flub* on my part, Forest of the Damned will not be available for preorder on Amazon.com.
(*That technical flub being that I accidentally released right at the beginning of August while I was trying to set things up. Amazon, it seems, does not forgive flubs lightly.)
I’ll be making it available for purchase on Midnight (that is, 12:01) on October 29th on Amazon. Or, if you’d prefer to pre-order and get that out of the way early, you can do so through one of the vendors you’ll find here.
This blog hop is an especially exciting one for me. Partly because Nikolina at Book Lover Promo has been phenomenal and engaging throughout the blog hop. Partly also because she gave me an opportunity to share an alternate beginning to Shadow and Steel. As much as I enjoyed writing this version, I wound up scrapping it to avoid front-loading the story.
First up, the first official paperback collection of Urban Dragon is available starting today. You can find it on Amazon, or you can order it through your favorite local bookstore.
Volume 1 contains the first three books in the series: Mark of the Dragon, Shadow and Steel, and Dance with the Devil.
But that’s not all!
We’re also releasing the fourth story in the Urban Dragon series: Potnia Theron.
When we last saw our heroes, things got out of hand. When they were together, Rosario and Arkay have fought demons and won, but everything has changed. Now Rosario’s in the hospital and Arkay has to grapple with demons of a more metaphorical sort– in short, she’s completely lost, and at the worst possible time.
So far, they’ve been able to scrape by because an unseen force has been covering up signs of the supernatural, but that force is done standing idly by while a dragon wreaks havoc on the mundane world.
According to the tin, KU is supposed to work like Netflix for books: you pay for a subscription and then you’re free to read as many books as you want. Authors aren’t paid by book, but by the number of pages read. The big catch? The book has to be Amazon exclusive.
Once the job of actually publishing fell on me, I thought I’d make it more inclusive by extending my spheres to other digital storefronts, like B&N, Kobo, iTunes, etc. But that hasn’t panned out. To date, around 95% of my sales have been through Amazon, so it no longer makes sense to keep publishing the individual stories through all those channels.
If you’re depending on those channels for your Urban Dragon fix, have no fear: I’ll still be publishing the compilation volumes through iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, et al. You’ll also be able to request the print volumes at your favorite brick-and-mortar bookstore starting October 15th.
It’s been two weeks, so it’s time to return to Rosario and Arkay in their next adventure: Dance with the Devil.
For the uninitiated, Urban Dragon is a serial that’s being released every two weeks until Christmas. When we last saw our heroes, they went head to head with a demon that had been terrorizing a deaf priest in an abandoned factory near Indianapolis. They were assisted by Adam Smith, a young monster hunter who belongs to the Order of Saint Michael of the Sun.
Adam’s help doesn’t just come in the form of Latin chanting and large-caliber bullets. After their ordeal, he helped Rosario get medical treatment, and the Order has more information about the supernatural than Rosario could ever have hoped for– and some much-needed moral support as well.
But Rosario isn’t the only one making new friends. Arkay’s found a new job at a local strip club, and she loves the attention… until one of her coworkers catches the eye of an up-and-coming drug lord.
Hey guys! It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another stop on the blog hop.
This week I’m being interviewed by Nancy at The Avid Reader, so come check it out to talk spicy food, childhood crushes, and reasons why angry social justice people probably shouldn’t have access to time machines.