Friday, April 21, 2017

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

This blog post has been years, yes I mean YEARS, in the making and I'm celebrating!


When I sold my first novel, The Forgotten Warrior, the book ended with a cliffhanger. My publisher and I honestly thought the sequel would follow, but then the book market tanked and although The Forgotten Warrior had respectable sell numbers there were worries that the sequel wouldn't sell as well. But my publisher really wanted to publish the sequel so they had me rewrite it. And then, I waited. And waited. And waited some more. (I'm talking years here.)

There was even talk about them just releasing the ebook version of the sequel, so that ignited fresh hope. I did another rewrite and then waited. And waited. And waited some more. (A couple more years.)


Because the decision had stalled, my publisher decided I'd waited long enough and returned the rights of the book to me so I could do what I wanted with it. Happy day!!! With epublishing taking off, I could offer the sequel to my readers not only as an ebook, but also print-on-demand, so those who wanted an actual book could have one.

 But then I starting thinking, wouldn't it be great if I could also offer The Forgotten Warrior at a discount? I got in touch with my publisher. After many discussions, they returned the non-exclusive rights of The Forgotten Warrior and The Stone Traveler to me, but I needed to change the titles and covers, plus not sell my versions of the books in certain stores.

I will put all of my time-travel books in a series called: 
Time Stone Chronicles.

Volume One is Reluctant Warrior (Previously published as The Forgotten Warrior)

Volume Two is Stripling Warrior (Sequel to Reluctant Warrior)

Volumes three and four will soon follow.

Today is the cover reveal for both books. Drum roll please . . .




Reluctant Warrior
 (previously published as The Forgotten Warrior)



Stripling Warrior
 (sequel to Reluctant Warrior


The official release day is on the horizon. Really. I'm serious. It's going to happen and very, very soon!

So stay tuned. I'll post a link when the books are available for purchase. 

But wait . . . that's not all.

As I was waiting and waiting for decisions to be made I wrote a little booklet (43 pages) titled: Ten Stripling Warrior Character Traits to Apply to Your Life. It's told from the point-of-view of Sydney Morgan, one of the main characters in both Reluctant Warrior and Stripling Warrior. It's a fun little booklet that talks about some of the character traits I believe the stripling warriors had. For a limited time, the ebook version of this little booklet will be free. Yes. FREE! I'll provide a link for it as soon as it's available.

Below is the front and back cover of the booklet.



If you want to be put in a drawing to win a copy of all three books (actual books you can hold in your hands), please leave a comment. I'm also announcing the cover reveals on Facebook so hop over there and leave a comment. It will double your chances.

I'll be collecting names from now until midnight on Sunday, April 23rd. Good luck!!!


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16 comments:

  1. So very excited! Ihave watched and waited for this sequel! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. I'm excited to finally make it available to my readers. Your wait is almost over.

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  2. I am looking forward to reading these. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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    1. I very grateful you liked the first book so much.

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  3. I absolutely love The Forgotten Warrior and I can't wait for the sequel to come out!! Thank you so much for the love of reading you helped instill in me!
    -Carilyn

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    1. I'm honored if my books contributed to your love of reading. Thank you for telling me.

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  4. It looks like I may be the first to comment on here... :) I have been looking forward to this sequel since right before my mission! I'm now 28. I can't wait for this release!

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    1. I know it's taken a while, but pretty soon your wait for the sequel will be over.

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  5. YEA!!! Congratulations!! I have been hounding your site for almost a decade! I am so excited! Thanks for all your work!

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    1. It has almost been a decade. Thank you for hanging in there. It's fans like you that helped me push forward with this project.

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  6. I would love to read these book in print form.

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    1. Good luck with the drawing, but if you don't win, the book will be offered with print-on-demand just for readers like you who want an actual paperback books.

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  7. I'm supper excited!!! I loved the first book and it made the stripping warriors come in from a whole new light. I can't wait!!!!!

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    1. I'm so very happy to hear this. It makes all the work worth while.

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  8. Finally! I have been waiting for the sequel since the book came out. I even contacted your publisher to see when it would be released and was told there would not be a sequel. I came across this book again and just looked it up today to see if maybe there was a sequel. So happy to hear there will finally be one!

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    1. You're so thoughtful to have contacted my publisher. They really wrestled with the decision. Even though they passed, I'm so grateful I can still offer the books to my readers. Thanks for hanging in there after all these years.

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