It’s possible you’ve noticed that the covers of my books have recently changed. I’ve been working in graphic design (and as a book cover designer). As my design skills have improved, it’s occurred to me that my books would benefit from a cover upgrade, so that’s what I’ve done. You can see my new covers on my Amazon author page here.
I’ve also made some changes to my catalogue of books. I’ve voluntarily taken down my individual short stories and my poetry books, as I want to focus primarily on fantasy novels and my sci-fi serial going forward.
I’d intended to finish the next episode of my serial sooner, but then I was hired on by John Wick Presents to work on the 7th Sea Roleplaying Game. I wrote an adventure for GenCon 2018 (under my real name, not my pen name) and I’ve been working on an upcoming sourcebook.
So I wanted to let you know I’m still around, and that I’m working on my books and other projects.
While I’m working on longer books, I entered a writing competition on a PbP roleplaying forum, and that’s how Planet Hunter Taliesin came to be. It was a shorter story then, but I won the competition, and I decided to extend out the story and publish it as the first installment of a serial. It’s around 5,400 words now, so the length of a normal short story, and I’m going to write future installments during my free time, which follow the adventures of Major Marcus Reede.
I’ve long had a love for soft military sci-fi (most of the series I watch are sci-fi in fact), so I decided to have a go at writing it. 🙂 I’m planning to price all the installments at 99 cents on Amazon.com. You can find it here on Amazon.com and here on Amazon.co.uk.
I’ve been keeping busy in recent days editing Silk and Earth and preparing it for publishing. Now I have the formatted version up on Amazon and my book goes live on January 30th. You can find it on pre-order here and the link will be the same once it goes live in a few days.
30th January is also my 40th birthday, so my book release coincides with it. 🙂 When I was choosing my release date, it stood out to me, so I figured why not?
For those of you who will read it, I hope you enjoy the continuing adventures of Cassia, Alexa and Rudolf (Knave), as well as the new characters this book introduces. My favourite new character is Malachi. 😀
I’ve most-recently been working on Silk and Earth (Book 2 of the Sisters of the North), which is the follow up to Fire and Gold. It’s now available on pre-order from Amazon with a publication date of January 30, 2018 (which you may not know is my birthday).
To tell you a bit about it, here’s the blurb for Silk and Earth (beware spoilers):
Sisters Cassia and Alexa have found safety in the mountain city of Kelbani, away from the cultists known as the Nemorans, or Warriors of the Dusk, who slaughtered many of their Order.
Manses in the cultists’ power have the potential to wipe out all life on Maeridea and their intentions are as dark as the future, should the Sisters of Destiny not intervene.
Knowing they must reclaim the manses and confront the enemy, many of the Sisters including Cassia and Alexa – joined by their roguish friend Knave – go in search of them. Not knowing what awaits them, they must take a chance – whether on fate or mere luck, for everyone’s sake.
Meanwhile, back on the King’s Island near Kalle, Governor Cerus Arani senses shadows of danger lurking in the King’s court. Suspecting a plot against King Merrion and his forces, Cerus prepares himself as he anticipates trouble is coming.
I know I’ve kept my readers waiting on this one so I hope you enjoy it when you read it. It will be available on Kindle Unlimited as well when it becomes available in January.
I finally have my new site ready to go, so I’ll be forwarding my web address to this one shortly. I hope you like my web site and I apologize for how quiet I’ve been on social media lately. My projects (and life in general) have been keeping me busy. I’ll be adding more content to this site as time goes on and updating it with news about my books. I have a few books in the works right now and I’ve almost finished Silk and Earth, which is the second book of the Sisters of the North series. I’m aiming for a January 2018 release date in order to allow time for editing.
I’m currently creating a new author site for myself (this one). 🙂 I’m going to be slowly chipping away at it until I have it how I want it to be. Until further notice, I’ll be posting my author updates to my main site at maraamberly.com.