Wish I had time to read

Haven’t had much time to read lately (busy writing), which is never fun, but I did enter a couple of book giveaways. First, at SFFWorld.com, I entered for a chance to win Tony Peak’s sci-fi novel, Inherit the Stars. It sounds exactly like my kind of space opera. I also entered a chance to win Red Rising by Pierce Brown – kinda a mashup between Hunger Games and Mars colonization at Goodreads

Giving away Stories from Arisa

I’m going to give away both the ebook and audiobook versions of my short story collection, Stories from Arisa, for anyone who signs up for the newsletter from my website. This is the short story collection set in Arisa, the world of A Warrior’s Path. Jacob Cooper (a wonderful author in his own right. Here’s his website: http://www.circleofreign.com/reign/) is going to do the narration. Why him instead of Nick Podehl? Well, mostly because Jacob’s got a great voice and is trying to build a career as a narrator. This just felt like the right thing to do in order to help support someone who’s also trying to make it in this strange world of writing.

I’ll have more information about that soon.

BTW Nick is still doing the audiobook for A Warrior’s Knowledge and A Warrior’s Penance (the working title of book 3). And speaking of book 3, I just passed 115k words. The first half only needs one or two passes to get it right, and I figure I’m about 55-65k words from the end.

An update on A Warrior’s Penance and other stuff

Before I get to the update, I should apologize about the confusion on my Amazon page. Amazon did something goofy with my books back in August, and I’m still sorting it out. They split the audiobook version and kindle version of A Warrior’s Path (book 1) from the paperback version and put them on two different pages. I got that fixed, but now they don’t have A Warrior’s Path listed as one of my books. It’s still on Amazon, and they should be fixing that bug sometime soon (I hope). Also, book 1 is back to being available on Nook, Kobo, iTunes and Smashwords. I’ll have book 2 out on those other platforms in November (have to wait for the exclusive Kindle Select program with Amazon to expire).

So, about the audiobook for book 1. Big smiley face about that. The narrator is Nick Podehl (narrator of the Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s Fear), and I love the work he did for it.

Now, about A Warrior’s Penance aka book 3. It’s about 1/2 done (90k words) with fairly extensive beta reads on the first 1/2. I’m working on the second half, and I’m hoping to have it finished by early 2016.