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Fantasy Ebooks Sale (99c)

A Huge Sale of 95+ Ebooks

This year I took part in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) hosted by Mark Lawrence. You can learn more about that on Mark’s website here. read more

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Fantasy & Sci-Fi: Highlights of the Week #5

Wondering what’s new? Well here are the highlights on what has caught my eye. Come take a gander at the weekly book picks, book reviews, updates about The Knight’s Order, and more.

Did you know?

  • The Indie Author Fringe: Frankfurt was last weekend. You may be interested in it if you are an author, or are thinking about becoming an author. They have a lot of useful information. If you missed it, don’t worry. All the posts and videos will still be there for awhile.
  • October 26 is National Pumpkin Day. It makes sense I suppose. Our pumpkins will be all carved and ready for Halloween that’s just around the corner.
  • November is National Novel Writing Month, when authors can officially (or unofficially) try and write as many words for their novel as they can. Officially the goal is 50,000 words in 30 days. Since I’m still planning Knights of Mythreth Book 2, I expect my word count will be less. But, I really want to plug away and get a bunch done for Book 2, so I’ll keep you in the loop of how it’s progressing.

Book Picks

Disclaimer: This is merely a list that has caught my attention. In no way can I ensure the quality is up to your standards. The choice to explore this content is entirely your call.

atlantis-stolenAtlantis Stolen By Christopher Cartwright [Action and Adventure]

A catastrophe is on the horizon that could wipe out human civilization — and the key to survival is hidden away in the lost, sunken city of Atlantis. Can marine biologist Sam Reilly crack an ancient code and save the world?

 

Alexsoo: Sounds like it could have potential if you like an action and adventure mystery.

the-iron-shipThe Iron Ship By K. M. McKinley [Fantasy]

To unearth the secrets of a lost civilization, ambitious industrialist Trassan leads a death-defying expedition across a mysterious sea… Magic and science meet intrigue and adventure in this enthralling epic set in a unique fantasy world!

 

Alexsoo: Now that sounds like a cool adventure!

the-sanctuary-seriesThe Sanctuary Series: Volumes 1–3 By Robert J. Crane [Fantasy]

After a guild of explorers called Sanctuary saves warrior Cyrus Davidon from a dragon, he leaves home to join them — and embarks on a quest to protect the world of Arkaria. The first three books of this fantastical series will leave you awestruck and hungry for more!

Reviews and Other Stuff

by Ria on Bibliotropic

Other Fun Stuff

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Alexsoo’s Updates

Book and Author News

The Knight’s Order rank on Amazon US reached #242 in the fairy tales category (best was #244 previously). *happy dance*

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On Amazon Canada, my rank reached #24 at one point in the mythology category (on page 2).  It reached page 2 of mythology again, ranked at #37. It was located right after Lord of the Rings! *swoons*

I also received my first review. A pretty good one too! My thanks go out to the one who posted it! 🙂

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The paperback is now available on Amazon USA and UK (book flip and images of front and back cover)and the pdf “see inside” on USA site

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A glimpse into Knights of Mythreth Book 2:

I’m currently researching volcanoes 😉

Relaxation and Fun

oblivionI’m playing Oblivion for the second time. I haven’t played it for awhile, and I really felt like a fantasy game that I haven’t explored too recently. This time, I’m an arrow slinging, sword swinging, acrobatic thief with some magic abilities.

Knights of Mythreth Book 1: The Knight’s Order

A fantasy novel, just in time before Halloween.

The Knight's Order

Knights of Mythreth Book 1: The Knight’s Order has been quietly floating on the interwebs for awhile as an e-book, and I’d like to thank all the people who’ve taken an interest in it. You rock!

I hope you liked it. Please consider leaving a review  on Amazon, or where you bought it, and I will be inspired to finish Knights of Mythreth: Book 2 faster ;). Another good place to leave a review is on Goodreads.

The book has been doing pretty well, and it’s all thanks to you!

It’s because of your support that The Knight’s Order has reached certain ranks on Amazon (which change and fluctuate hourly):

On Amazon USA:

New Update!

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It was previously:

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On Amazon Canada:

New Update! (along with the very first review!)

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It was previously:

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And on Amazon UK:

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The best ranks it has reached are:

#92 Amazon USA

#24 Amazon Canada (it has reached page 2 on Amazon’s mythology category a couple times now!)

And look, when it was #37 it ranked just after Lord of the Rings! 🙂

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#307 Amazon UK

These numbers are pretty good considering it’s Book 1, no one knows of me, and it was released quietly.

Thanks again to all of you who took an interest, and I hope you liked it enough to leave a review, and are looking forward to Book 2! Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated on its progress.

Updates for Knights of Mythreth Book 1: The Knight’s Order

Speaking of which, I’m still working on getting the print version up and running. Here are the 1st and 2nd proofs:

Proofs

The 1st proof was too dark. The 2nd is better, but I’ve ordered a 3rd which should be the best.

UPDATE: The 3rd proof arrived! Here is a comparison between the 2nd and the 3rd:

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Here are all the proofs together so far:

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The 3rd proof has turned out really well. The 2nd proof looked washed out, and the lightning was still too purple. The 3rd proof isn’t too dark, or too washed out, and the lightning is the closest to bluish-purple out of all 3.

So the print will be available soon. I’ll let you know when it does 🙂

Update!

The print version is now available everywhere:

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I didn’t know printing could be so finicky. Hugh Pindur (the cover artist) was awesome and sent me updated files that will work better with the printer. Check out his art, it’s amazing!

Here’s a look at his art for The Knight’s Order without the text:

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Here’s a sneak peak of the inside of the book:

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I also did a bunch of test prints 🙂

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Update: The Knight’s Order e-book just went live on Scribd. as well. This one was a long wait (2.5 weeks before it was published).

So now the e-book is available on:

Amazon , Kobo , Apple iBooks , Barnes&Noble , 24 Symbols , Inktera , Thalia , AND Scribd.

At some point I may sell it on my website. I’ll let you know if I do.

For those who haven’t heard of this fantasy novel, you can see more information on The Knight’s Order Page.

Who says Halloween is only for horror?

Dress up as your favorite fictional character!

Fantasy & Sci-Fi: Highlights of the Week #4

Wondering what’s new this week? Well here are the highlights on what has caught my eye. Come take a gander at the weekly book picks, content for readers, updates for J.A. Alexsoo, and more.

Did you know?

Thanksgiving just happened on Monday for us here in Canada. The holiday was nice, even as the weather gets cooler and cooler. In light of this day, I’m thankful for all the Canadian authors who have paved the way and spoke up to make it easier to publish with Amazon, Createspace, and other retailers. I hear about the hoops they had to jump through to receive their royalties for their books, methods of payment, taxes, etc, and I think the system has come a long way. There are still a few companies that have to catch up to make it easier for Canadians, but they will get there. Eventually.

Book Picks

Disclaimer: This is merely a list that has caught my attention. In no way can I ensure the quality is up to your standards. The choice to explore this content is entirely your call.

the-death-of-dulgathThe Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan [Fantasy]

An epic fantasy adventure with nearly 2,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads: Join rogues-for-hire Hadrian and Royce as they encounter nonstop action in their quest to foil an assassination plot!

 

 

 

star-nomadStar Nomad by Lindsay Buroker [Science Fiction]

A gripping space opera from a USA Today bestselling author: After the Alliance’s victorious last battle, Alisa is stranded on a planet far from home. Desperate to return to her daughter, her only hope is a broken old freighter. But a hostile cyborg has his own ideas for the ship…

Alexsoo: Such a pretty cover!

Reviews and Other Stuff:

By Ria on Bibliotropic

Alexsoo: I found this article quite interesting and I agree with Ria. I like both Fantasy and Science Fiction. I think that everyone is different, and if magic really bothers some readers that much, they don’t have to read it. In my opinion as a fan of both, if it is a good story, certain aspects don’t baffle me too much. Any story, whether science fiction or fantasy, can have questionable aspects. The story is what matters. There is a wide range of sub-genre fantasy out there. Would people still scoff at sci-fi fantasy if they think science fiction is more realistic? In my opinion, fantasy is fantasy. Take it, leave it, or choose a sub-genre.

Alexsoo: I’d heard about this book, and am glad to have read Ria’s opinion about it. The book has an interesting idea of mixing fantasy and science fiction.

By Sarah on Bookworm Blues

Alexsoo: Something for you if you like coloring books!

Content for Readers

Other Fun Stuff

Alexsoo: I’ve always wondered about bucklers. This was entertaining and informative!

Alexsoo: It’s amazing how beautiful games have become.

Alexsoo’s Updates

Book and Author News

The Knight’s Order is live on most retailers now, but I will be posting a more in-depth article on that later. If you like fantasy stories with knights, magic, and adventure, be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

I’ve ordered the proofs for the print copies. I should get them in a week or two, then if they look good, the print version will be available. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you in the loop!

Relaxation and Fun

I finished watching Star Trek: Enterprise. I wish it had been longer.

deep-space-nineI’m now watching Deep Space Nine (and Scrubs for the third or fourth time). I’ve seen a few episodes here and there, but this will be the first time I watch the whole thing straight through. I love the banter between Quark and Odo, it’s hilarious sometimes.

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