Alright everyone the Nerdist Contest is winding down. Tomorrow is the last day and we're sitting at 29 preorders, no where near everyone else. However, I actually expected this. While I'm sad that this won't be in the top, I'm still excited about what I have gotten out of this. And it's not over. The funding for Jadenel still has until next August so we have until then to get another 971 preorders! In the end I still won in a way. I met an awesome community of talented and supportive writers. Something like this will far outlast the short span of this competition. I can't wait to see where the top 5 books go and good luck to all those clinging near the top!

Hey lovely readers! Unfortunately I don’t come to you with news of more additions. I just have too much going on to focus on my book at the moment, although that doesn’t mean I’m stopping. Just slowing down. However, I still felt the need to make a little update and figured what better way to do one than by thanking the writing community here on Inkshares. This has been one of the most supportive and helpful environments that I have had the pleasure of being in. While there are many authors that I won’t get to in this update here are just a few that stand out.

To John Robin for being the first writer to purchase my book and draw me into the community. Melissa Berg for being so helpful and working with me on some new cover art (which will hopefully be around soon!). Byron Gillan for working at giving me some feedback/reviews. K.E. Madsen for being kind enough to recommend my book, and preorder a copy. And finally the fellow authors that have also invested in preordering: Brian Guthrie, Dave Barrett, JF Dubeau, Paul Robinson, and Richard Heinz. I’ll be putting links and short descriptions for all their works down below. Sadly I don't know how to insert the cover art, so names will have to do. I definitely suggest checking them all out!

Blood Dawn by John Robin https://www.inkshares.com/projects/blood-dawn

A god-king's dream of immortality has all but faded in what remains of his shattered empire. Rena, a weaver, will soon discover that her skill with cloth is more than it seems, for she is the god-king's long lost daughter, and as such has inherited his abilities. Will she be able to master her magical gift to win back her father's throne? Or will the empire remain one of darkness and corruption? Website: http://www.epicfantasywriter.com Twitter: @johnrobinrt (https://www.twitter.com/johnrobinrt) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.robin.904 Facebook like page for Blood Dawn: https://www.facebook.com/blooddawnpro...

Silver Eyes by K.E. Madsen https://www.inkshares.com/projects/si...

Raised by adopted parents, Elwyn discovers a surprising event on her sixteenth birthday that changes her whole world. Wanting to find out who she really is, Elwyn leaves home to go on a adventure.

Ghosts of War by Paul Robinson Project Link: http://bit.ly/ghostsofwar

Short Blurb: Ghosts of War is a planet hopping tale of revenge and retribution. Full of action and adventure, twists and turns, and a dash of fun it's like a summer blockbuster in a book. Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/ghostsofwarnovel

Prophecy of the Stars by Melissa Berg https://www.inkshares.com/projects/pr...

After finding out the truth of her past, Mahren must leave everything behind and embark on a journey through love, betrayal, and sacrifice, while her fate may already be written in the Stars, for the Prophecy states: 'She must die, so all may live'. http://theshiftingbalance.com

The Seventh Age of Dawn by Richard Heinz https://www.inkshares.com/projects/the-seventh-age-dawn?recommended=true

A God in a Shed by JF Dubeau https://www.inkshares.com/projects/a-god-in-the-shed?recommended=true

It ’s all Fun and Games by Dave Barrett https://www.inkshares.com/projects/it-s-all-fun-and-games?recommended=true

Rise by Brian Guthrie https://www.inkshares.com/projects/rise-4249?recommended=true On a shattered world protected from the cold of space by a water shield, the people are dependent on Ancient technology to survive. Now, that network is breaking down and the water on one shell is running out, setting the inhabitants on a path toward war. The search to find answers brings four complete strangers, each struggling with their own inner turmoil, together to prevent the destruction of the world as they know it. Thus begins the recount of how the struggles of four people set in motion events that reshaped an entire world.

First of all thank you to all those that have been supporting me through preorders and follows. We're up to a total of  25 preorders now, and slowly growing! The process of writing is slow going, but I am gradually making progress. In fact I've just updated the book to include the next 6,000 words! Yes that's right 6,000 words detailing the next of Jade's struggles! And after struggling myself, for much longer than necessary, I have finally managed to separate the chapters into manageable chunks of 5 chapters per section.

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