Fun Fact: the band playing in The Roxy in the sample chapter is real! The Potential Lunatics is a sibling duo, and they are very talented. We’ve been friends of their parents and them for a long time, and watching their career grow has been wonderful! A few years ago I filmed some of their set at The Troubadour in Hollywood. So when you read that Mechcraft sample, this is what Bex and Trent see on stage. Enjoy!
Hi there Ripperists,
It seems an age since the last update, but fear not, the book is having its final edit with my fabulous editor Sarah Caughie and then it’s off to INKSHARES. I’ve been watching other books in the throes of publishing from the sidelines, and one thing is obvious. Publishing a book isn’t as swift as an arcing blade. But nonetheless, it will be published swifter than human gestation. There is a cure for tardiness tho’… Simply send your email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading Louisiana Blood Beta Reviewer and I will send you a directors cut of the novel via PDF, or if I get up to speed a Mobi or whatever file is trending. You can then thank me dear readers by leaving a review on Amazon.com. or Amazon.co.uk, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads when my book is published. You will of course still get a paperback or download if you ordered them in the future. Thank you all for your support and your patience! Mike Donald
It’s been a couple of months since Sync City has gone out into the wild, and I’ve been getting some fantastic feedback – thanks very much.
To celebrate, and hopefully get some wider exposure, I’m doing a giveaway on Goodreads. If you follow this link you can enter to win a signed copy of Sync City (scroll down below the book cover and click on Enter Giveaway): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33377334-sync-city.
It’d be awesome if you could dive on in and take part. It would be even better if you could share this link with your friends and family. Head on over to Goodreads! Jack is waiting for you!
I was thrilled to begin the editing portion of production, but I had no idea it would be this amazing. (I mean, I guess I did a little, because Inkshares posted their production process here.) I’m in the "story architecture" portion of the developmental edit. What this means is that my editor (the incredible Matt Harry, author of "Sorcery for Beginners," which you can check out here) started challenging me right off the bat. He threw great questions at me regarding what I want to say with my book and how I can make each character more meaningful in the story.
Long story short, I’m restructuring the story.
This is a GREAT thing, believe me. It does not offset the current release date aim of February/March of 2018, as long as I put in the work. And so far, I certainly have. In the two weeks since production has started, I redesigned the story into a four-page structure, and my editor, my beta readers, and I all see this becoming a story that is vastly improved and will be a fun read.
Personally, I’m over the moon.
At first, I’ll admit, being challenged on my own story and being presented with difficult questions was frustrating. Then I realized that pulling together a new and improved version is better for everything all around. This is a process I would not have gotten at a traditional publisher. Any other publisher would have simply helped me clean up the story I submitted. Working with Matt Harry makes me feel like I’m in a writer’s room and I’m the lead writer. It’s been an amazing couple of weeks working on the new and improved Mr. Butler, and I am sure that you all will enjoy the final product all the more.
What’s next? I’m expanding my story structure into individual chapters with summaries describing what will occur in each chapter. Then Matt will go over everything with me and help me tighten the story up.
After that, it’s rewriting time! I am excited to write this story. It’s going to flow quickly.
With the detailed treatment my little book is getting already, I truly feel like a contest winner. And I won thanks to all of your support. Thank you.
I will let you know when the chapter summaries are finished and I’m moving on to getting this adventure down onto pages. Until then, just know that I love you all.
And if you haven’t preordered, you can here. Thank you for your support everyone.
Two things for your consideration my appreciated readers,
1. I’m loving Peter Ryan’s book, Sync City. The writing is fabulous, taut yet unhurried. The rapport between Jack and Mikey is genuine and affecting. Jack is like the John Wayne of a time-fractured future. Tough and gruff with a heart of gold. I look forward to reading the rest of the book. You’re going to love it.
2. When you’ve finished reading Tears of the Assassin, please post a review on Amazon. Reviews are critical to a successful campaign on Amazon. Please take a moment and post a review, the impact you will have is more than know and really valuable to the success of the book. Thank you for your time and keep reading. Tears of the Assassin on Amazon
Greetings Destiny supporters,
The first draft of Destiny Imperfect is complete, and I’m leaving it to stew in its natural juices for a while! In a few weeks’ time, it should’ve marinated sufficiently for me to begin to blend it into shape and bring the final product closer to fruition. If you have yet to pre-order a copy, you can do so here!
In the meantime, Destiny’s stable mate, Sync City, is available to order right now! If you’re into a post-apocalyptic action-filled adventure of man and machine, then Sync City is the story for you. If you are unfamiliar with Jack and his adventures, check out the story at my website: www.synccityjack.com. If this piques your interest, then Sync City is available in all its gory glory from the places mentioned below.
The paperback version is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository. The ebook Kindle version is available for those in the US from Amazon. For non-Kindle people and those outside the US, the best place to head for the ebook is Kobo. You can also order Sync City, in paperback or ebook format, via the good people at Inkshares right here!
Don’t forget to share and enjoy your day!
THE MADNESS OF MR. BUTLER IS IN PRODUCTION!!!
If you ordered the ebook, Jack and his ride should be burbling away in your inbox right now. If you’re having any trouble accessing it, drop me a line and I’ll get it sorted out.
I had chat with Scout Woodford about Sync City over at her This Nerd Can blog the other day. If you haven’t read it, you can check it out here.
And finally, Jack syncs or swims (sorry, I couldn’t resist) based on people’s word of mouth and willingness to share. If you’ve read (or are reading) Sync City and like it, it’d be great if you could get it out into the universe. The paperback version is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository. The ebook Kindle version is available for those in the US from Amazon. For non-Kindle people and those outside the US, the best place to head for the ebook is Kobo.
Enjoy your day!