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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Orc Saga: Book Three (Updated Update!)


So it occurred to me (after receiving a couple of comments on the previous update post) that I am overdue for an updated update on the status of Orc 3 to sticky to the Orc Saga page for those of you looking for the next installment in the series!

So here it is:
I'm outlining and playing with ideas for opening scenes and debating whether it is time to open up my points of view beyond Arianna and Bolthorn--which will be something I need to nail down before I really get deep into the drafting process, because it will affect the structure of the book start to finish, as I am not one of those authors who feels comfortable throwing a brand new never before seen PoV into the second half or third act of a story out of nowhere. (Respect to the authors who can do it successfully, for sure! I just get the heebie jeebies when I look at my document map and things are not... even.)

That is to say: Through Blood and Starlight, Orc Saga: Book Three is In Progress!

That's a little nebulous, I know, and I also know you're anxious and eager to have it. I promise you, I am definitely still anxious and eager to get it written and out to you, too.

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In the meantime, THE QUEEN AND HER BROOK HORSE is 41,000 words of tide-you-over as Orc Saga: Book 2.5. Newsletter subscribers already have access to a free pdf download, and March's issue of The Amaliad will include a second chance link for those of you who have not yet subscribed. I'm not going to promise a third chance link, because Authors Have To Eat, Too. So if you ARE a subscriber, make sure you get your freebie while the getting is good!

It'll be available to the world at large for kindle VERY SOON also, and those of you who have already read it, or are already reading it--please please consider posting a review on Goodreads and Amazon! (I'll update this post with live links as they arrive!)

If you're wondering--yes, I think writing a 41,000 word novella probably slowed me down and delayed the start of writing Orc3. But on the other hand, it's 41,000 words of Orc Saga for you to enjoy, so I feel like it was a legit life choice, AND I'm REALLY GLAD that I wrote it because I think I needed the foundational elements it built into the series to help ground me going into Orc 3. So all around, I think this is a benefit to both of us and I hope you'll enjoy reading The Queen and her Brook Horse as much as I've loved writing it!


Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Facets of Fate Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
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Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Happy Thor's Day!

I just finished up edits on THE QUEEN AND HER BROOK HORSE.

Final wordcount minus backmatter sample chapters is over 41,000 words.

Safe to say this is not a short, by any definition of the word, any longer. I hope you guys will love it. I do not promise it won't break your heart.

Some final formatting things that still need doing, and I have to spend the rest of the week doing other author housekeeping stuff because ugh taxes, but I'm tentatively thinking:

Look for your newsletter with the link for your FREE PDF DOWNLOAD in your inboxes next week-ish!

(Eeeeeeee!!!!)

Also, seriously seriously seriously I am not kidding, please read BLOOD OF THE QUEEN first, here is a link if you do not have it already, please go buy it now. This is to maximize YOUR enjoyment. I mean you wouldn't just watch the Star Wars prequels before The Empire Strikes Back, would you? (Don't answer that. I don't want to know if you would. It will hurt me too deeply if the answer is yes.)


Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Facets of Fate Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
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Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Cover Reveal for THE QUEEN AND HER BROOK HORSE!

If you're a newsletter subscriber, you've already seen this--but for the rest of you, the moment you've been waiting for is HERE! The Queen and her Brook Horse cover art, AT LAST!!!


Before Arianna met Bolthorn, Signy, queen of Gautar, made a bargain with a brook horse. But brook horses are fickle creatures and their magic is wild at best; if Signy cannot keep her promises, it will cost them both--and the blood that's spilled between them will be the least of it.


THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE AMALIAD WILL CONTAIN A LINK FOR THIS NOVELLA, FREE FOR SUBSCRIBERS. It'll be a downloadable pdf!

I am not going to promise that the link will stay good and live forever, because authors needs to eat, but I promised you a freebie and even though it's about 3 times longer than I had hoped, you're going to get it.

That said, AFTER subscribers get the novella first first firsty-first, I'll be putting it up on Amazon for kindle and also (!!!!) because of the length of this monster, I'm 99% sure I'll be able to do a print edition too. Which I am personally excited about! Timing of getting it up for SALE is a little nebulous because I can't do what needs to be done to make that happen until I'm done editing, which starts TODAY.

REMINDERS:

  • If you read this novella before reading Blood of the Queen you will spoiler yourself and we will all be sadder because of it. It's Book 2.5 in the Orc Saga for a reason. :)
  • No, Bolthorn is not in this novella.
  • This is a fantasy with romantic elements, but NOT, I repeat: NOT, a Romance.



Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Facets of Fate Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
Amazon | Barnes&Noble 

Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
Amazon | Barnes&Noble