I can’t believe it’s almost October! That means it’s almost time for GRL! Three weeks, to be exact, before I fly out from Sydney to LA, then head to Denver! I’m super excited but woefully unprepared. It’s the beginning of the school holidays here, so not only do I have family stuff but that means my work time is almost down to nil. I’m also sick! My doctor says I have influenza (it’s been a horribly bad flu season this year in Australia) and I can honestly say, on top of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I feel like death warmed over. I’ve been trudging along on my WIP, but my hopes of having it done before the holidays, or even before GRL, look unlikely. Which means my estimated release date of sometime in November also looks unlikely.
But it’s not all doom and gloom!
Yanni’s Story won FIRST PLACE at Open Skye Book Reviews Book of the Month for August! I’d like to give a HUGE thank you to all the bloggers and reviewers who work tirelessly and volunteer their time to make our community such a wonderful place!
Switched is now out of Kindle Unlimited and will be in all retail stores asap! These can take a few days to appear, so I’ll be sure to add the links as they happen. But as for now, you can find Switched at Smashwords, Payhip, and of course, at Amazon.
In audio news, Switched had a fabulous release day and made Audible’s Best Seller’s list in LGBT fiction! Actually, in Audible’s Top 20 LGBT fiction, I have THREE books! Switched, Cronin’s Key and Cronin’s Key II are all sitting pretty in the Best Seller’s category! Thank you to everyone who bought and reviewed my audio books, and my ebooks as well!
You can find Switched at Audible
In other exciting audio news, The Weight of It All is now up for pre-order!!!
You can pre-order it at Audible
Also, keep an eye out for Point of No Return being on special later this week! As part of a Bookbub deal, it will be on sale for just 99c! The sale is exclusive to Amazon!
Okay, that’s it for this week. Fingers crossed I start to feel better, and fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that I can get the first draft of On Davis Row closer to being done.
Have a great week, and thank you for reading! Until then… <3
Who wants an exclusive cover reveal?? LOL Of course you do! I’ve had the cover to On Davis Row for aaaaages but as its about 75% written, I thought I’d share the cover with you all!
On Davis Row (which is the story I’m writing) is currently at 55K words, so I don’t have a blurb yet, and I’m aiming for a release date sometime in November.
I first saw the cover on a pre-sale site, and just loved it. It’s quite different to my usual covers – I’m normally drawn to abstract and avoid covers with a sexy guy on the front, but I loved this one. I didn’t have anything written for it, so it sat on my computer for a while, then two characters started to form in my head and I had a title before much of anything else, but I knew this was their cover.
So, without further ado, I present On Davis Row…
Isn’t it GORGEOUS??? It was made by Marianne Nowicki at The Premade ebook Cover Shop. On Davis Row is the story of Noah Huxley and CJ Davis, a parole officer and a parolee. At first glance, they seem polar opposites, but as walls start to come down, they realise they’re not that different at all.
I can’t wait for you all to meet Noah and CJ. I was hoping to have it done by the end of this week (before school holidays) but that’s just not going to happen. These boys and their story is longer than I first anticipated. I’m at 55K and they haven’t even kissed yet! So now, my goal is to have it completed by the end of the school holidays (three weeks from now). It’s crazy timing, because I’ll be away for most of the holidays so maybe this new deadline is ridiculous. But fingers crossed!!
A reminder that GRL is fast approaching and the cut off date for ordering signed paperbacks is coming to a close. You can find the order form HERE. Alternatively, you can bring your own copies and I’ll happily sign them there!
And for my audio lovers, SWITCHED is out this week!!!! I can’t wait! You can find it at Audible.com
Okay that’s it for this week! I’m hoping for ALL the words! Oh, and a reminder for all my Aussie counterparts…
I really do need a new word for busy. Or a new definition at least. The last ten days have been crazy-busy. Let me recap for you…
- The release of Yanni’s Story
- The release of Red Dirt Heart 3 on audio
- The release of Cronin’s Key III on audio
- The re-release of Elements of Retrofit
- Formatting of Yanni’s Story and Elements of Retrofit into paperback
- Spencer Cohen 2 & 3 out of Kindle Unlimited and going into all retail stores
- Blind Faith Series out of Kindle Unlimited and going into all retail stores
- Sent Breaking Point to my editor for re-release edits (due out in Oct)
- Wrote 10K on my WIP
- Ordered final swag for GRL
I think that’s everything… I’ve probably forgotten something, no doubt. But as you can see, it’s been busy. And this doesn’t include anything going on in my RL right now. *sigh* I need a vacation. Seriously.
The paperback covers for Yanni and EoR are GORGEOUS!!
And believe me, they’re even prettier in real life!
As I mentioned above, Spencer Cohen books 2 & 3 are now wide releases. (Spencer 1 isn’t – long story short: an amazon promotion period overlapped with the KU cut off date) But I’ll be adding Spencer Book One in 90 days.
Links for Spencer Cohen Book 2
Links for Spencer Cohen Book 3
The Blind Faith Series only came out of KU yesterday so the links to other retails stores such as B&N and iBooks will take a few days.
You can purchase all available non-KU books at my Payhip site!
And at Smashwords
Speaking of audio releases… Cronin’s Key III had a bit of a hiccup. It was somehow not scheduled for global release and only hit the US on release week 🙁 But it’s fixed now and available everywhere 🙂
But Red Dirt Heart 3 had a stellar release week and made the BestSeller list on audible under LGBT!
So my WIP is crawling along. Currently at 43K words, it’s got roughly 20K to go. I have two weeks before school ends and I NEED to get the first draft finished before then… I might be a little scarce from social media over the next two weeks while I write, write, write…
I’m also aiming to release my drabble story FREE before I head off to GRL. 🙂
Until next week… <3
For my audio listeners, Red Dirt Heart 3 is now available!
Joel Leslie has done a remarkable job in bringing Sutton Station to life. He captures Charlie and Travis so perfectly. I had the incredible privilege of proofing this and loved every second!
Within a week, I will have had THREE releases!
- Yanni’s Story (Aug 29th)
- Cronin’s Key III on audio (Sept 5th)
- Elements of Retrofit re-release! (Sept 6th)
Crazy, right? Busy too! LOL
First of all, Yanni’s Story made its way out into the world and I couldn’t be prouder! I’ve had some wonderful, heartfelt feedback who thanked me for giving them a voice. It breaks my heart that anyone has lived through (and thankfully survived) what Yanni went through. For many people, Yanni’s Story wasn’t fiction, and I’ll be forever grateful to the readers who contacted me to share their stories with me. If anyone were to ask me why I write, my answer is this: so people have something to identify with. And if my words can shed a little bit of light on one person’s darkness, then everything I’ve done thus far has been worth it. <3
Buy Link: Amazon KU
Next up is Cronin’s Key III on Audio!
The third and final instalment of Alec and Cronin’s epic adventure is out on audio September 5th!
Listen as Joel Leslie brings every character to life. The poor guy had six nationalities, as well different ages, different sexes, in ONE conversation, and pulled it off flawlessly!
You can find it at Audible
And last but not least, the re-release of Elements of Retrofit!! I am SO excited to be getting the rights back to my books with their current publisher. Things you need to know…
- The current (old) version will disappear from sites on Sept 6th
- I will upload the new version on Sept 7th.
- The new version has been re-edited.
- There is no new content.
- It will be exclusive to Amazon KU.
- The paperback will be available the same day!
- Each of the Thomas Elkin books will be released as separate paperbacks.
- I get the rights back to Clarity of Lines in December, and Sense of Place in Feb.
- The current trilogy paperback will be unavailable from Monday.
- Check out the amazing new cover Reese Dante made for me!!
I will post the buy links when the new version goes live!
In other news, my WIP is at 33K. It’s titled On Davis Row, and I need to get it finished before school breaks up in three weeks. If I can manage 10K words a week, I should be able to do it 🙂 Failing any RL hiccups or roadblocks, that is. I’ll be aiming for a November release.
Until next week! <3