Surrender the Sun Audiobook Coming Soon!
I just heard from renowned, narrator, Kevin Pierce, that the audiobook is coming along nicely and will soon be ready for review. I’m very excited! This has been by far the best audio experience by far.
Kevin Pierce has produced many books in this genre. Some notably by the authors below.
Indie Author Day
October 8th is Indie Author Day. One event I will attend is my local library function in Liberty Lake, Washington. As you can see from the schedule, I will speak about the self-publishing experience and I’ll also serve on the Q&A Panel. So if you’re in the area, come on over and say hello. Bring your questions and visit a while.
#PoweredbyIndie is the hashtag for the month of October celebrating Indie Authors.
Becoming an indie author has suited my personality well. When I began with my first series, Graham’s Resolution, I only set out to tell a story…it’s what drove me and utilizing KDP as my publisher was an easy call. There was no competing for an agent or attempt to try and charm a publisher with my prose. I simply wrote the story within me and published my work. To my surprise readers actually liked what I wrote and I kept going with the series. That was enough encouragement for me to keep going. There’s nothing better than to have readers demand the next book in the series.
There’s nothing better than to have readers demand the next book in the series. There’s also nothing like having them tell you not to kill off a character because they’ve become so emotionally vested in a fictional person or dog that you’ve created. It’s a strange new world and I think I like it.
Now with my new series, Surrender the Sun, my readers are again sinking into a world I’ve created and demanding the next book…now! I’m working on it.
This is why indie publishing is so great. You have direct contact with your readers. And they are not shy about letting you know what they liked and what they didn’t.
For now, I’m sticking with indie publishing with a huge thanks to Amazon KDP Publishing. #PoweredByIndie. If you’d like to see the titles on Amazon’s Powered by Indie features, click on the links.
I’m thankful they made this possible!
Graham’s Resolution Goes to Germany
A year ago publisher Luzifer-Verlag reached out to me to ask for the publishing rights of the first book in Graham’s Resolution, The China Pandemic. Luzifer-Verlag is an awesome German publishing company. They’ve translated and published books for authors, Russell Blake, Ian Graham, G. Michael Hopf and many others.
They created an intriguing cover and translated the novel into German. Just a few days ago the first book in Graham’s Resolution released in Germany and has ready received its first review. Of course, in translation, I can read the reviews and hope they keep coming and are positive. So far so good.
It’s great to extend my readership into another country and to share Graham’s Resolution.
Surrender the Sun will release August 4th!
Download your copy of Surrender the Sun today and it will magically appear on your Kindle app the night of the 3rd in most cases.
After the beta readers read Surrender the Sun, I received a lot of encouraging feedback. I hope you will enjoy the first book in this new series. I plan to continue the adventures of Maeve and Bishop through this catastrophic weather encounter.
French Wardrobe is on #Sale for only #99cents until the 31st!
French Wardrobe is doing great! Here is the synopsis on Amazon.
A husband’s fears become a widow’s nightmare. The death of an overprotective husband brings his widow’s world crashing down. In her quest to survive life alone she makes a discovery not only about her strengths but also about his fears. Fans of Girl on the Train, The Husband’s Secret, and Gone Girl, will like The French Wardrobe.From the best-selling author of the Graham’s Resolution series.
And here are some of the wonderful things readers are saying so far.
Kindle Scout nomination Finding Freya is the debut novel of M. Feliz
Author M. Feliz is a, near and dear to me, new author. Her debut novel Fatal Ties is the first book in the Finding Freya series. You have a chance to actually get this book for FREE by nomination on Kindle Scout. If you have an Amazon account, that’s all it takes to vote. Just follow the links above and help this new author publish her first book.
As an author, I know what it’s like to be the new kid on the block. It’s tough. Critics come out of the woodwork. But then again, you also meet some of the greatest people who start off as fans. I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world. However, I wish someone had shown me the ropes when I started out. This is what I’ve done for M. Feliz and I’ve got to say her Finding Freya is not for the faint of heart. It’s an action-packed story. I wouldn’t back it if I didn’t believe that. She’s done a great job. I’m really proud of her.
Here is the tagline and blurb.
Your past can catch up to your future.
In a little restaurant in the town of Bandera, Texas, a woman with a rough background dared to create a life for herself away from the nightmare of her past. Unfortunately, your past can catch up with your future. Not only does she need to decide how to forgive but also to take on a new responsibility she never asked for. Will Freya Gama find the strength she needs to face her fears?
Surrender the Sun is now on PreSale!
Here is the description.
It’s happened once before, and it will happen again.
In the year 2030 the Maunder Minimum, a period of solar inactivity, will cause a mini-ice age like it did between the years 1645 and 1710. When it does, Bishop will have to save her not only from the effects of severe weather but also from man himself.
Maeve Tilton and her son Ben live alone in the rural town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Since her husband died in the war, she’s barely kept her head above water, and when the first freeze strikes in the fall, she’s completely unprepared for what lies ahead. Only a war-torn man, one who prefers the solitude of the Kootenai National Forest, can rescue her and her son.
I’m really excited about this new release. The concept of the Maunder Minimum is frightening and the more I research the more I scare myself. LOL.
Surrender The Sun takes place in a location I know very well, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I went there last winter and did a little poking around during a snowstorm. It’s a beautiful part of the country and if you ever get a chance to visit, please do. You’ll never forget it. Maybe not in the winter…it’s a summer retreat. The background picture from above is one that I took off of a high ledge. There’s a lot of camping and hiking, fishing and boating to do.
But, Surrender the Sun changes all of that. A mini ice age that changes the world. When I say mini, I mean fifty years or so. That’s how long the last one lasted and that’s what some scientist are predicting to happen again around 2030.
I like the idea of taking real world threats and using them to create a catastrophe around. The realism catches reader’s attention and makes them think of the possibilities. I certainly hope there never is a mass plague as in Graham’s Resolution or a mini ice age in our future but the thought of such conditions makes us wonder how we could survive them. That’s a good thing in my view.
French Wardrobe is now live in Kindle format on Amazon as a new release!
The French Wardrobe story is sort of a mystery. It’s somewhat difficult to define the genre but that’s as close as I can get. It’s different than anything I’ve ever written and I think it’s mostly applicable to female readers though some of my more patient male readers might like it as well. Here is the brief description.
A husband’s fears become a widow’s nightmare.
The death of an overprotective husband brings his widow’s world crashing down. In her quest to survive life alone she makes a discovery not only about her strengths but also about his fears. Fans of Girl on the Train, The Husband’s Secret, and Gone Girl, will like The French Wardrobe.
Right behind this is Surrender the Sun. I’m halfway through the rough draft and intend to publish this, first in a series, as soon as possible.
I hope you enjoy The French Wardrobe and please leave a review if you did.
A. R. Shaw