The day has finally come. My beloved new fantasy novel Hymn of the Ancients is officially live on Amazon Kindle Unlimited!
I cant wait to get this baby into the hands of readers. It’s finally done and it’s time to celebrate for a few days before I get back to the grind.
All I can say is that I am incredibly proud of this work–and for those of you who are used to me writing post-apoc, don’t fret, I will write more of the wastelands. But if you have any interest in fantasy or if you enjoy my writing–I’d be honored if you gave it a shot.
And on top of that, it’s on sale for $0.99 for launch! Part of my tactical launch strategy to make the most of the Amazon Algorithm.
Anyway, to all of my readers who have supported me along the way, I am so grateful to y’all, and I really hope you enjoy this one. I know I have.
So I’ve been somewhat quiet ever since I launched Death in the Wastelandsand that hasn’t been on accident. I’ve been brainstorming, storyboarding, and eventually beginning a draft of my next project, one I’ve been wanting to do for a long, long time.
So I won’t bury the lede any deeper. I’m currently writing a fantasy novel entitled Hymn of the Ancients. And I am so, so incredibly excited about it.
Fantasy has long been my favorite genre ever since I was a kid. I grew up reading long fantasy series and playing fantasy video games, and frolicking in those imaginary worlds gave me untold joy. Now, finally, I’m writing in one. And it feels borderline euphoric. So without further adieu, a teaser:
Leonel Anglian is a treasure hunter. At least, that’s what he likes to call himself.
Trained as a warrior by his father, Leo’s is a noble and revered house in his home country of Ellaria. His grandfather was the most revered man in the nation outside of royalty, as he was a brilliant general who led the Rolanse Liberation war to defeat the orcish tribes and exile them from the continent.
But Leo did not want to follow in his family’s tradition of war and politics. He chose to be an excavator, one of many people who travel from bustling cities to long-forgotten landscapes in search of buried relics of the Ancients–items revered by church and common folk alike–so they can sell them to the highest bidder. Unfortunately though, his companions in the Stonewright Excavation Company are neither rich nor famous, and don’t get many chances to find real artifacts of value. So they pick over cleaned sites and sell what they can to barely scrape by, spending too much of what they earn on booze. But none of this bothers Leo. This is the life he wanted.
But Leo’s fortunes are about to change, and with it the peaceful life he enjoys. One day he discovers a completely untouched church of the ancients hidden underground near the border town of River Harrow. And within it, a relic worth more than most of the fortunes of the world: a magical tome written in the first age in a language seemingly no one can read.
A relic, he is about to realize, that is sought after by many who are willing to do anything to get it. His quiet life is about to change forever.
Meanwhile, across the sea, an exiled orc chieftain by the name of Kaejic has captured Leo’s father, Daleon Anglian, in his quest to restore honor to his own father, his tribe and his people. He has one goal left in mind: to cross the sea and hunt down the last member of the Anglian family. Daleon’s son, Leo. Because his death will pave the way for his people’s return to glory and their rightful place in their homeland.
Kaejic has seen it in his visions. And he will let nothing stop him.
So it is foretold.So it shall be.
Hymn of the Ancients, coming Summer 2020!
And for all you wondering about my post-apoc exploits, don’t sweat, I have more projects in the works in the American Rebirth universe as well! I have plenty more to write in that world! But this is a passion project of mine I’ve had for a long time, and I really cannot wait to get it out there. I’m just incredibly excited about it.
So I haven’t formally announced this yet on here, but I’m proud to tell you all that I’ve booked my 5th BookBub Featured deal for both US & International promotion for Death in the Wastelands. It’s the best late Christmas present I could think of!
In celebration of that, I am putting the book on sale for 0.99$ 5 days early, starting today! So if you want to pick up a copy for less than a buck, this is your chance.
What is a Bookbub Featured deal? Basically, it’s the best book-marketing platform money can buy. On Dec. 30th, my book will be promoted on sale to around 3 Million readers via Bookbub’s email service. It’s a way for readers to get cheap books and writers to get their books out there. It’s really hard to book a deal though, they have around a 5% acceptance rate.
So needless to say I’m pretty fucking psyched!
Also, for those wondering what my next project is… I’ve been working in secret on my next book. I’ll post an update soon to reveal my next upcoming work (I’m having so much fun writing it.)
I’ve got a handful of reviews so far, and I’ve got more coming down the pike. The feedback has been awesome, I think people are really enjoying this one. KU will get some more eyes on this bad boy and we can get this train rolling downhill!
I’m really tired, lol. But I am so very excited to announce this. Because I’ve worked incredibly hard on this, and I think it’s going to be everything my readers ever wanted from a origin story for the American Rebirth Series.
It follows Rob, Taylor and Whiskey from the very beginning. And good goddamn was it fun to write.
It’s live on Amazon, just click the picture above. It’s live on some of my other distributors too, but it’s just taking a little while for some of them to publish it. I’ll post links to it later on when they’re all live. And the paperback should be live soon, too.
For all the readers, fans, friends and loved ones that have supported me all the way, this is for you. I appreciate you more than I can put into words.
I truly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I’ve been working with Jeff Brown on the cover for Death in the Wastelands, American Rebirth Origins and I’m really psyched to say it’s completed.
He’s a pretty special artist. If you want you can check him out here at Jeff Brown Graphics. It’s been fun seeing it come to life, but most exciting of it all is that it’s another milemarker closer to getting the book out there.
Getting the cover made is a big part of the story feeling like it’s coming to life. I’m editing it right now, and hopefully it’ll be ready by early Summer.
Man, I can’t wait. I think y’all are gonna like it.
And I’m super fucking excited about it! Because I’m gonna sell a shitload of books. That’s just how badass BookBub is as a promotional tool.
They’re so hard to book, I’ve applied probably 20 times and I’ve only gotten two deals. I’ve heard from people who have applied hundreds of times and never gotten any. This shit is exclusive.
Hence, the excitement. Part of me wants to throw up, selling all three books of my series for 2.99$. But that’s the price of business, baby. Gotta give somethin’ to get somethin’.
IN OTHER NEWS: It’s too early to tell for sure, but I might be doing a book signing on long island sometime soon at a place called Huntington Book Revue. I’ve never done a brick-and-mortar signing before, so it’d probably be pretty fun. Anyway, I’ll let y’all know if it happens.
First off, to those readers who took a second to write a review for my new American Rebirth Trilogy Box Set, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is because of you, that this awesome news has happened:
I GOT A NEW BOOKBUB DEAL!!!!
I submitted the very Box Set Trilogy in question for a bookbub featured deal, figured it was worth a shot. I got my first bookbub deal last year for HOOD and it was incredible. I sold thousands of books in a day.
That’s how badass a Bookbub deal is.
AND I GOT ANOTHER ONE!
Thanks to those people who wrote the reviews. If I didn’t have reviews, I don’t get no deal. So thank you kindly.
The featured deal for the boxset will be on Nov. 29th-Dec 2nd. It’ll be on sale during that time.
It’s pretty baller. I’m psyched to get the box set rolling, it’s something I’m really proud of. Looking at all three books together just kinda made something click and I felt pretty happy while I was formatting it for release.
I’m trying not to flip out, but it’s pretty freaking awesome.
It’s been almost a month since I released American Rebirth.
And I’m pretty damn happy.
I’d always heard that getting the third book out there is a pretty significant milestone. Especially for a series. I’d heard, and hoped.
Hood sold like hotcakes when I published it. Legends did fairly well, but nothing like the first time around.
…Turns out the third time IS the charm.
I’m happy to report that I’ve basically quadrupled my daily sales average since American Rebirth was released.
And it seems to be just gaining momentum, seeing very steady numbers per day. We’ll see how it continues to go moving forward, but I think they’ll move pretty well. I love the new covers, and I think I’ve done solid work on the blurbs. And people tend to like things in threes. Something about the trilogy feel seems to just feel complete for readers.
And again, this book isn’t the end of the line for the series/universe. Not at all. But these three books are a complete story arc. No cliffhanger nonsense at the end of American Rebirth. What’s great too, is I really have done very little in terms of marketing. This has been mostly organic. I really need to find some more dedicated marketing channels, but for now I’m psyched with the results.
A REQUEST TO MY READERS:
So, if there’s one thing I do want, it’s feedback. You’d do me a huge favor by leaving a review or emailing/messaging me on social media. To all those who have read my books: if you haven’t already left a review or dropped me a line on social media, please do if you feel so inclined! I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to hear both what you liked and didn’t like. It’s really fun for me to hear what people thought. You pour so much into these books and at least for me, all I really want is to hear what people think.
So please, if you want to make this author happy, give me some feedback.
Alright everyone, be well, enjoy the last vestiges of the weekend.
A promise is a promise. I said I’d get the book done by the end of this week. And even if I came screeching up to the deadline…
American Rebirth, Book 3 of the American Rebirth series is finally finished.
It’s hard to believe this day has come…
I’m submitting it to Amazon tonight. It might take a few days, but soon it will be live for sale. I’ll push it out to all the other distributors in the next few days.
I feel kind of numb, floaty, like nothing really make sense yet. It hasn’t hit me, and it probably won’t for awhile.
Like all writers, I am currently in that manic state of excitement to get it out, and fear that it somehow isn’t ready or isn’t good enough. But I must kick that feeling in the face, and trust the work I and others have done to help make this book what it is.
And it is time.
For all you readers who waited patiently, thank you. I really can’t wait for you all to read it.
And if you really want to make me happy, leave a review when you’re done. Whatever you think of it. Even if it’s just a bunch of stabby emojis.