Book Six is in editing. The draft and a couple of rewrites are finished and now all the technical stuff has to take place. I’m still shooting for an early June release.
The cover is made up of elements in the book. This time the hawk tile is given to Pol. He will head to grasslands at some time during the story, hence the wheat-filled background.
Preliminary Book Blurb:
Pol Cissert can’t remember his name or his origin when washed up on a strange continent. Demeron, his horse, must find a way to get Pol to a magician powerful enough to remove his curse. Without magic, it may take years to find the right person, so until then Pol has become the Misplaced Prince.
The Emperor’s Pet has just been submitted to Amazon and is now published. I put in a lot of extra time and changed my post-draft workflow to get it done, and my efforts worked. I probably saved two weeks in the process and have caught up, despite spending some quality time with Demeron last month. You will note my typical excerpt of the next book in the back of The Emperor’s Pet is a little shorter than usual. That’s so I could get this book out earlier.
The excerpt is for Book Six in the Disinherited Prince series and goes by the title The Misplaced Prince. I’m still pretty much in the planning mode, but I did know enough about where the book was headed to write part of the first chapter for the excerpt. Book Six is scheduled for the end of June.
I’ve put in some extra time to get The Emperor’s Pet out before May 1st. It is in one of two final edits and then I’ll be pushing it out of the nest. I have completed the cover and it is, for the first time anywhere…below.
Publishing Demeron’s tale has put my publishing schedule behind a bit. I knew it would. I’m only halfway through The Emperor’s Pet and have been dealing with a reader revolt over my treatment of Pol and Shira’s relationship in The Sleeping God. My mea culpa is below in another post, but after The Emperor’s Pet is out, I will go back and rewrite The Sleeping God as a second edition with less aggression on the part of Shira.
I’m probably about two weeks behind, so it looks like my next book is targeted for release after the first week in May. I’ll definitely shoot to have The Emperor’s Pet out before Mother’s Day.
I just published Demeron: A Horse’s Tale. Here is the blurb:
A Disinherited Prince Novella Demeron: A Horse’s Tale Demeron, a Shinkyan stallion who can speak to human magicians, is cut off from his master and must find a way to return hundreds of miles to Deftnis Monastery, his master’s home. To do so, Demeron must travel through the country of his birth, eluding humans who would eagerly take posession of him.
Demeron, A Horse’s Tale is a novella (about 60 pages or 20,000 words) and is intended to be read after Book Three, A Sip of Magic and before Book Five, The Emperor’s Pet of the Disinherited Prince Series
It’s available on Amazon as a kindle book or as a trade paperback. I have put it on Kindle Unlimited, so if you subscribe you can download it. The price is $1.99. The cover is a little brighter than the initial one I posted below.
I have just released Demeron: A Horse’s Tale. It’s a sixty page (20,000 word) novella depicting Demeron’s travels during Book Three: A Sip of Magic. Here is my first version of the cover. It just might be a little dark. What do you think?
Book Four in the Disinherited Prince Series is now out. Here is the blurb:
Carrying an amulet given to him by his late mother, Pol Cissert seizes on an opportunity to travel to a far off city in search of his roots. He has no idea that the journey is no easy jaunt. Chased by magicians, thugs, pirates, and priests, he seeks his legacy by seeking the Cathedral of the Sleeping God. Pol finds that the truth isn’t always something everyone wants.
FANTASY – EPIC / SWORD & SORCERY / YOUNG ADULT
I won’t get the paperback finished until sometime in March. I had to push things to get the e-book version out before the end of February. I didn’t think it would make it, but it did. It is exclusively on Amazon.
I just finished the first draft of The Sleeping God, the 4th book in the Disinherited Prince series. Now I get to go over the manuscript for reviewing, edit, and publishing. I have a lot going on in February and it’s a short month, so it might be a challenge to get the book out by the end of the month.
This lastest installment features the escapees from Borstall and their adventures on the continent of Volia.
I’ve had some emails and comments on my book releases. I thought a post outlining my thinking for 2017 would be useful.
I have set a goal of six full-length novels and one novella for 2017. That is about a novel every two months. For the Disinherited Prince series, Book Four is currently being drafted and is scheduled for a February release. That will be followed by a novella that will be released during April with a different character than Pol. Then I’ll try to squeeze in five novels in nine months from April to December. I’ve got two more books (Book 5 and Book 6) in the series sketched out, but I’m not quite sure on how I will handle Pol after a certain event and I don’t know if there will be reader fatigue.
I have two or three ideas for future series, but I can’t be definitive. I also have some extensions to write, a promised sequel to The Power Bearer and I have two more books sketched out to turn The Quest of the Wizardess into a trilogy. Again it will all depend on the continued popularity of the Disinherited Prince.
My plans are always subject to change, but that’s my vision for this year.
It was a hard slog, but A Sip of Magic, the third volume of the Disinherited Prince series just went live on Amazon for Kindle. The paperback will be published next week. I wanted to get it out before Christmas and I made it! Now for a few days immersing myself in the holiday spirit, and then it’s on to Book 4, The Sleeping God.