Beyond Freedom Is Here

Hello all!

So I am finally releasing the exciting(I hope) sequel to Freedom’s Fate: Beyond Freedom. You can currently preorder it on Amazon, and it will officially go on sale May 9th. Here is the description:

Guilt over the loss of the crew of the Freedom and its sister ship Atlantic Gale weighing on her, not wanting to be in charge, and not feeling worthy of leading, Callie is thrust into the role of saving the human race. Crash landing on a small moon that scanned as possibly supporting life, Callie leads her crew of a dozen who may be the very last human beings in existence. Little did she know when they landed that their lives were going to get much more complicated very quickly. Can she rise to the occasion and save not only her group, but possibly even the lives of an indigenous people? And what will become of her relationship with her girlfriend Anna during this turbulent time?

And here is the finalized cover:

Beyond Freedom Cover

I’m excited!

Everyone have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!

Alternating Points Of View

Hi everyone!

So, I’ve been thinking really hard, and doing some planning for, my next work. And after thinking about it, I am really considering telling the story from two perspectives. I’ve never written from dual POV before, but I think it will not only make the story more understandable and relatable, but also expand a storyline that previously would only be hinted at through conversations with the main character. I’m almost 100% sure I’m going to do it this way, but I need to think through the balance part of it. It will require a little more planning than I was expecting, but with the story I have in mind I think it will really improve things.

Plus, it’ll be something completely different, and that automatically makes it more interesting to me. At least until it’s just stressful. We’ll see.

The only problem with that next story is that I keep having another story poke its little nose into my thoughts. The other story will be filled with quirky characters. At least it will now. That’s what keeps popping into my head. All these odd character traits keep invading my thoughts, making me laugh. My favorite will be the biology teacher, Mrs. Nausbaum, who will have incredibly prominent nose hair that she refuses to trim because she has a phobia of sharp things near her nose. There is just character after character that has these oddities, and they keep coming at me.

But I will be faithful to the story I have already started writing in my head. The one with the trans character. Because I’ve switched stories mid-write before, and it never goes as well as I hoped.

So now I just need to finish up my description for the soon to be released Beyond Freedom so I can actually start selling the thing. It’s so hard!

I have removed my Brynne, Non-Vampire from enrollment in KDP Select so I can sell it other places and be in compliance with Amazon’s rules. I think I’m going to go through Smashwords and try putting my book on iBooks, Google Play Books, Nook, etc. I don’t really think it’s going to be a huge seller, but it may open up some new readers to me. Who knows, if it works out then I may pull other books off Select and list them in the other places as well.

I am going to be heading out of town to visit family this weekend. Wish me luck.

Have a good weekend!

Beyond Freedom Cover Reveal

Hello!

This week I just kind of planned out how I was going to handle the release of the next book, plus did some work finishing off the cover (Had cover image done by someone, but I add the text) and converted files so they’ll be ready to go onto Amazon. In short, it was a lot of work and still felt like I was accomplishing nothing.

Today we went out to a couple of thrift stores around, just because we enjoy treasure hunting. While we were out, we found an interesting looking little stuffed platypus, and a Venezuelan Snoopy that neither of us has ever seen before.

My wife is a huge Snoopy fan, so we’re always looking for Snoopy stuff, and she was born in Venezuela. This was really cool to find.

We also went to Taco Bell today, and we somehow accidentally wound up with extra Triple Layer Nachos. We didn’t really want to eat that much, but rather than throw them away we decided to eat them. So now I’m so stuffed I’m actually uncomfortable.

Yeah, I know: you don’t really care that I’m too stuffed.

So yes, Beyond Freedom will be coming out soon. And here is a tentative cover reveal:

I’m still, even this late in the game, open to some changes in that cover, so it isn’t set in stone. I’d say there is a 70/30 chance that is the final layout. We’ll see very soon.

Everyone have a good weekend, and I hope you’ll check back soon for more news on Beyond Freedom’s release.