Kindle Countdown deals on Nobility Among Us and Heroes and Wonders!

New Kindle Countdown deals on Selected Verse – Heroes and Wonders and Nobility Among Us started this morning, they will be on sale for 99 cents for the next week. Selected Verse – Faith and Family was recently permanently reduced in price to 99 cents. Grab them while you can!

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A Brief Guide to Gandria – the Setting of Nobility Among Us

To those who may be interested in the setting of Nobility Among Us (and why the book is categorized as an alternative history novel), here is an appendix I originally wanted to include in the book, but later decided against, as the kingdom seemed to take on a life of its own without needing to directly refer to our own world. (Appendix B was the Noble Hierarchy Chart which did make it in, I include it below).

Appendix A – A Brief Guide to Gandria

(All entries in this guide describe the situation at the beginning of the story) Continue reading

The Injustice Gamer Takes on Nobility Among Us!

Thanks to my network of operatives across the interwebs, I was informed that the Injustice Gamer blog has taken note of my first novel’s many thoughtcrimes against the Unholy Social Justice Narrative:

Is this book a perfect act of Injustice? No, but it does certainly contain a great multitude of sins, purporting equality before the law, mercy, forgiveness, redemption, and actual Christian faith. His writing is of good quality, but clearly still growing at this point. Given Mr. Zwycky’s propensity for critical, independent thought, and his clear advocacy for such vile acts, I judge it at 8 of 10 fell deeds.

As far as I can tell, The Injustice Gamer blog has done no other book reviews, so I am honoured to be singled out for such attention and must shamelessly concur with all of my work’s offences against the Narrative.

To preview the kindle ebook of the second edition, click on the image below:

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Back from Time Away

I am now back from my very pleasant time away with a minor thumb injury that is healing nicely, so that won’t slow me down, but a huge pile up of regular work over the seven days that probably will. Book prizes have been distributed, a review copy of Selected Verse – Heroes and Wonders sent to a major poetry site at their request, and as promised, the kindle ebook prices of Nobility Among Us and Selected Verse – Faith and Family have been reduced to $2.99 and $1.99, respectively, (and equivalent lowered prices in all other territories, so that the prices for both of my novels and for both of my poetry collections should match in all territories).

We’ll see how much progress I can make on my various planned projects over the next few weeks and months, which currently includes some short stories, novels, book reviews and of course further editing work for Sci Phi Journal. I’ll also look into setting up a mailing list to more reliably announce upcoming releases and other news, but we’ll see how everything else goes first.

Promotion After Action Report and Where We Go From Here

How the Promotion Went

Well, the threeway kindle countdown deal is now over, and thanks to the signal boost from scifiwright, castalia house and elsewhere, the results were very encouraging, far better than any previous sale I’ve run.

Records Broken.

The first two days of the deal began much like any other, but once the plug from scifiwright came, things got interesting. Continue reading

Selected Verse – Faith and Family currently No.1 in Family Poetry on Amazon!

Thanks to the awesome influx of people visiting here from scifiwright and elsewhere (obliterating my daily traffic records) and buying up my books on sale, Selected Verse: Faith and Family has now reached the No. 1 spot for Family-themed poetry, and no. 9 in Religious and Inspirational Poetry ebooks at Amazon. I know this probably won’t last long, given how quickly these rankings can change, but I thought this moment worthy of recording for posterity. Family poetry is a surprisingly small category, let’s see if we can climb any higher in the bigger categories.

selectedverseno1Speaking of much larger categories, Beyond the Mist is now no.8 in metaphysical genre fiction, highly respectable  positions in major categories and approaching the overall top 7,000 paid books in the kindle store:BtMrankno8

And Nobility Among Us briefly popped into the top 30 Alternative history ebooks:NAUpeakrank

Kindle Countdown Deal on All Three of my Books!

As part of the buildup to the release of my second poetry collection, a week-long kindle countdown deal is now on for all three of my books, Nobility Among Us, Beyond the Mist, and Selected Verse: Faith and Family can all be bought for only 99 cents until midnight PST on the 19th of this month. Grab them while you can and spread the word!Beyond the Mist

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The First Shipment of Beyond the Mist Paperbacks Has Arrived

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This will mostly be of interest to readers in the Czech Republic, but my first shipment of author copies of Beyond the Mist arrived yesterday, so those who wish to save on postage (or request a signed copy) can now order direct from the author for 200 Czech Crowns (plus postage of 56 CZK for cash on delivery within the Czech Republic, 183 CZK for Europe and 225 CZK for outside Europe). I also have a limited stock of paperbacks of Selected Verse: Faith and Family and Nobility Among Us, but bear in mind that Nobility Among Us is considerably heavier than the other two books, so will involve higher postage costs. Please use the contact form below to arrange this.

Christmas ordering deadline for Nobility Among Us paperbacks

The reduced price window for Nobility Among Us ebooks has now expired, the window for Selected Verse – Faith and Family has one and a half days day left. Those of you who have taken advantage of the offer (or have read and enjoyed these works before), I would encourage you to write a review on Amazon to let others know whether these works are something they would enjoy.

 

In other news, I have recently been informed by the publisher handling the paperbacks for Nobility Among Us that for customers in the UK, US, Europe and Australia, they can only guarantee delivery before Christmas for orders placed on or before Tuesday the 8th of December. For customers in other locations, orders will need to be placed even earlier.

Greetings From Draishire Castle!

As some of you may know, today is my 40th birthday, and to celebrate, I have placed Nobility Among Us on a Kindle countdown deal, so the kindle e-book version is now available for only 99 cents at amazon.com  until the end of the month. Before this deal runs out, Selected Verse: Faith and Family will also go on sale for 99 cents from the 28th of November to the 4th of December.

 

Unbeknownst to me, my awesome wife planned a surprise romantic long weekend away to Draishire Castle (in this timeline known as Chateau Hluboka), so I am appropriately writing this post from the shadow of the beautiful castle itself.

 

More pictures from our trip to the castle can be found here