Today is the last day I get to be lazy before it is back to life. I needed this weekend to relax, and now I can’t believe that there is only one month left until freshman year is over with and I am a sophomore. Time flies, man…
In the meantime, the editing for The Heretic Priest goes smoothly and I am going to take my time as much as possible to get everything in order, considering I have given myself until August 1st to get things right. I have been toying with the idea of releasing it early, and since Amazon is going to be my first choice when it comes to publishing I might just choose KDP select on my eBook and see if that helps it at all. Hopefully, the promotion of the sequel will generate further success for the first, etc.
So with that being said, a poll for my readers today…
And before I go, I wanted to share the drawing of the day. It is just a sketch of my vision of Luke Callindor from Charles E. Yallowitz’s book Beginning of a Hero. Hopefully it will put a smile on your face, sir!
The Heretic Priest is finally finished!! Holy Hera, it only took me two years!! The Hollow Living won’t take nearly that long, but let’s not put the cart before the horse. Heretic Priest can finally move into its editing stages now. The release date might come sooner than I had anticipated, but we will see for certain in the next few months. I am super excited and I can’t wait to start the plot outlines for The Hollow Living.
So here is the deal – The Heretic Priest is set to come out August 1st. Don’t miss this chance for a great deal!
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It’s going to an epic adventure, so don’t hestitate!
A Brief History of Ladies by Elizabeth Cook is an excellent, excellent novella. I was disappointed that there was not more of it, because the material was very rich, the dialogue smooth, and the humor light.
I am a huge fan (and consequentially very choosy) of historical settings. Cook did not fail to disappoint in any area. Her context was historically accurate, her characters true to their time period, and at the same time it was not dry or dull in any way. In fact, I breezed right through it the first time and had to go back and read it again. Again, I wish there had been a lot more, because I was a huge fan of her writing style. It is difficult to convey a story like hers without things getting stuffy or trite, but she manages to execute it very well.
The biggest issue that I had was that it was a little difficult to follow the plot line. For some reason, towards the middle things started to get a bit murky for me. Some editing and expansion could fix that easily.
All in all, it was a rewarding first novella. And I look forward to reading anything that Cook may continue to write.
So, so, so. Apparently, there is this website called Authorgraph where I can list my eBook(s) and once it is in their directory, you (the reader) can search for it and request that I autograph it! Is that not cool? That is freaking awesome! You should really get me to do it. I am so excited. I want to try it out.
So if you click on THIS LINK then it will take you to where my book is listed and you can just click the button “request authorgraph” and once I sign it, it will be sent directly to your Nook/Kindle/etc (at least through my understanding).
Someone give it a try and let me know how it goes! I am super excited about this. As you can tell. It is almost three in the morning and I need more sleep than I have had.
To “A Dragon’s Passion”’s credit, it was a fast read. However, I believe that this also worked towards its detriment. The fast pace is due to the sacrifice of other things – such as character depth, rich descriptions, and voice. The writing felt like it lacked personality – and since it was from the first person view this was a bit jarring. I had a really hard time getting into it. I also felt like the dialogue was too forced and simple.
The entire book felt overly simplified, more like a rough draft than a complete idea.
On the whole, it felt like the book was a nice outline for a story – but it needed to be fleshed out considerably. A good choice if you are looking for something light and easy to digest.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a non-reciprocal review.