A quick February update!
1)Edits continue to move along, we’re on track to move onto copy edits by April 1st, and I should have some fun developments to share in March (possibly including the finished cover reveal).
2)To amp up my media presence and mailing list numbers before the launch this fall, I’ve teamed up with several other authors to offer a fantastic giveaway!
If you’re a fan of Stephen King or know someone who is, you won’t want to miss this. We’re giving a ton of Dark Tower swag to one lucky winner!
Russell Nohelty, Devyn Jayse, Shane W. Smith, Russell Newquist, Caleb Thusat, Kyrun Silva, Eli Constant, Katrina Kunstmann, Shane Thomas, Frankie Blooding, Jacqui Castle, Christopher Lee, J.L. Gipson, Susan May, Jason Franks, Joshua Robertson, JD Oliva, Andre Gonzalez, Big Tim Stiles, Dani Dixon, Scott Austin, James Mascia, Craig Taillefer, RJ Blain, and Deborah Munro!
Big news! This will be my last update as a non-published author. Notices came out today from Inkshares that Mechcraft is now on its way! If you’ve pre-ordered a paperback, you’ll have it in your hands in a matter of days! I’m so excited for you all to finally read my book. You’ve hung in there for almost 2 years waiting for this and I’m eternally grateful you came along for the ride and believed in this project.
Mechcraft is also on Amazon already. So if you haven’t yet ordered, it’s easier than ever. Just search "Mechcraft" on Amazon and it comes right up. And you’ll still be able to order straight from the Inkshares site as well.
So now comes the part where I ask for a couple of favors. Once you’ve read the book, if you could please leave a review on Amazon. It doesn’t have to be long. Reviews are the lifeblood for authors on Amazon. At 50 reviews, they promote your book on a higher level. At 100 reviews, they elevate your book to rockstar status and put it all over the site. It’s the Holy Grail for books! I really appreciate your help on this.
The second favor is if you are up for it, please post a pic of the novel- or better yet, a selfie with you holding the book- and post it on your social media with #Mechcraft. This is designed to help build the community.
My goal is to create an active community of readers to discuss the book, the characters, the story, the world, etc. It’s going to be great.
None of this would have been possible if it were not for you, and I appreciate your support more than I can ever express!
Next time we communicate, Mechcraft will be out in the wild!
Thank you so much,
Meet Sarovek. Knight. Monitor. A hunter. A killer. A noble daughter of a powerful house of Corvidia, the kingdom of sky-dwellers. If you’ve read chapter one of “The Animal in Man” then you know Sarovek leads the attack against the hyena the story’s hero Maxan had been shadowing through the streets and alleyways of Crosswall.
“A Corvidian knight in plates of polished armor plunged from the skies. Her legs and lower talons led her way, the tips of her hawk wings trailing high behind her, a long spear gripped tight, angled at the clustered hyenas. She fell like a meteor, inches from where the fox crouched on the walkway, then flapped her wings outward at the last possible instant to break her fall. The blast of air sent immense clouds of dirt rolling away. The knight’s spear sank through a hyena’s back and deep into the ground, an explosion of blood changed the dirt to mud.”
Sarovek is quite the badass. I believe she perfectly embodies the type of book I wanted to write. Her character, her choices, her choices all provide the type of experience I wanted to craft for my readers. I grew up reading action-packed stories of warriors gritting their teeth and swinging swords and narrowly escaping grave dangers with their lives. Sarovek may not be a barbarian, but she’s just as ferocious a fighter as Conan. She may not be a drow ranger, but she’s just as stoic as Drizzt.
If you haven’t heard of “The Animal in Man”... If you haven’t had the chance to really dive in and see what makes it so special, then go check it out. Spend a little time in my world.
I have some very, very exciting news to share with everyone coming up in the next update. Stay tuned, My Dear Animals! And as always, thank you for your support and patience!
(Immense thanks to artist Ellinsworth for his amazing sketch of Sarovek! Visit his portfolio for more awesome artwork!)