For the audio book fans, you can now get your copy of The Lost Ranger in audio.
For those of you that have been curious about the loose nut behind the keyboard, here is my first live interview.
OK, so for those of you both keeping track and waiting for Dragon’s Teeth, I have good news. I got all the formatting and proofing done early, so I am able to push the release 10 days, making June 20th the eBook and Print release date.
For you Audiobook fans, I am sorry but that is still set for June 30th as I don’t control that release.
As I work through the story line for ALICE 5, I am having to pick and choose which characters from books 1-4 to focus on. I was thinking to ask you, the readers, which of these characters you wanted to see more of in this book?
I am also considering releasing free short stories on my website focusing on certain characters in the period between ALICE 4, Space War and ALICE 5, Alliance. There is a 10 year jump between the two and it allows me to give the dedicated fans a little more. There wont be any explanations so if you haven’t read the books they probably wont make a lot of sense.
Feel free to post feedback and let me know what you want to see.
Good news, Tantor informed me that the Ranger audio edition should be available May 25th!
I wish all my readers who are Moms a Happy Mother’s day!
I am happy to see that the new Ranger book is finding acceptance with my readers. I wasn’t sure how much crossover there was between Sci-fi and Fantasy, although I read both and much more. Book 2, Dragon’s Teeth releases soon, June 30, and has quite a few pre-orders already lined up.
Life is good!
Some of you are aware that I am sitting on two titles in the Paranormal Romance genera. I am talking to an agent about getting a traditional deal with these but we all know that can be hit or miss. On the very possible chance they pass, I have been working with my cover artist on a cover for the first title, The Dowry. What do you think?
I know there are a lot of ALICE readers out there patiently waiting for Book 5, ALICE: Alliance. Then again the new Ranger readers are asking, “Hey what happens now?” after finishing Dragon’s Teeth (Hint: next book named The Dark Paladin). Then there are those people who have been paying close attention and asking, “Where is The Dowry you promised?”
Well I am working to get both ALICE and Ranger volumes finished and hope to have Dowry released very soon. As always, feel free to reach out with suggestions or questions on the existing stories, I always enjoy the input.
I have run afoul of the PC police lately and decided to comment on it rather than ignore it. In my new Ranger series, I tried to create a diverse set of characters to give the story color and life. In book one, I tell a tale of a Civil War soldier drawn into war by the unfortunate deaths of his sons at Union Soldier hands. They were non-combatants killed in error. It was only a moment in the book and is relevant to the story in several ways.
First, the character telling the tale was a former Confederate officer, now Wizard King, so likely to know Southern soldiers, not Northers. Second it was the tale of how one man can influence the outcome of a battle, his influence and abilities far greater than his number.
I had a reviewer chastise me for daring to name a sympathetic southern character, inferring there were no southern victims from that war.
Now, in the second book, I have a reviewer calling me racist for making a tribe of Dwarves Yiddish. Its all very Mel Brooksian and the trait they object to is already labeled to all dwarves, not just these. My proofers, some Jewish, commented on how much they enjoyed them, although one did say it might generate a disapproving comment or two from the less open minded.
As with my ALICE series, I seem to have a knack for unintentionally offending some group or another without trying to do so. What happened to just being able to read for fun without worrying about being offended.
Fear not, I will not let these Politically Correct reviews change how I tell my stories. Just know that my stories are not intended to insult or offend, its all in good fun.
I am a little worried about the Angry Unicorn protesters though.