THE TWO is Here

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One family unifies, the other releases its army. And two people enter a war they can only survive together.

THE TWO, the second book in The Alignment Series, is now available on Amazon.

Sample or buy now: Kindle | Paperback

The Alignment is a contemporary fantasy series about two rival families and the people caught between them. If you haven’t read the first book, the Kindle version is free on Amazon right now.

TWO thousand thanks to the team who helped me publish this book: editor Jennifer Wingard, photographer Keith Lee, and the artists at DamonZa.com. I’ll be honest–I was worried about this book. The first draft was rough. My editor and I worked for months, polishing this thing into what I thought was impossible: a worthy sequel. And with gorgeous formatting and cover art, it’s made me very proud. I hope you enjoy it.

THE TWO
Book Two of The Alignment Series

Liv’s role in the war between the Bevans and the Moores is as solid as the motif carved in her protective amulet. The problem? She never volunteered. Her connection with Trey happened too fast. She can’t trust in love built by magic.

Trey’s place in the war has shifted. No longer the target, he’s just someone in the way. Not if he can help it. He’s packed and ready to return to the Moore estate. This time, he can’t bring Liv, but he can’t leave her to battle Moore-trained assassins alone.

Liv knows if Trey goes, the Moores will kill him. Trey knows their remote mountain home won’t be safe until he’s executed every Moore. And Liv has a secret that, if divulged, will propel Trey to the estate faster than his fifteen-year-old need for revenge.

The Moores don’t need Trey to come to them. They have a new strategy—an attack on the very thing Liv questions, the last thing Trey expects to be in their sights. Their love.

Sample or buy now: Kindle | Paperback

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Giveaway Ends, Countdown Deal Begins

The latest Goodreads giveaway of 3 paperbacks of THE ALIGNMENT has ended. Congrats to the 3 winners! Your autographed books will ship tomorrow. To all the losers (wow, that kind of sounds mean): thank you for entering! I wish I could send a copy to all 1,013 of you. Subscribe in the sidebar if you’d like to receive announcements of upcoming giveaways.

But! If you lost the giveaway, you can get a Kindle copy of the book for $.99 today!

An Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal starts today for THE ALIGNMENT. Grab a Kindle version for $.99 today or tomorrow. The price increases after tomorrow by a buck a day for a final sale price of $3.99 on April 10.

Buy it, read it, be prepared for THE TWO when it’s released this summer. Right now THE TWO and I are in Editing Hell. I’ll post a status on that later. (But for the record, Editing Hell is awesome in that being-tortured-yet-kind-of-loving-it way. And the food is great.)

“Baboon Fart Story” Screen Captures

If you missed Baboon Fart Story’s short run of publication on Amazon, here’s a few screen captures frozen in time. I still had it open when someone took it down this morning, so I made these crude images. If I have time I’ll make a PDF or something later. Too busy now.

The background of this is here: “Baboon Fart Story” Is Now An Actual Thing

And again, thanks Chuck Wendig, and Phronk, for the laugh.

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When I hastily posted these pics this morning I expected to be sharing my little space here with a few people from Chuck Wendig’s blog. I didn’t realize I’d have to elbow my way through a rowdy horde. You people are kind of creeping me out. But hey, while you’re here…

Phronk, author of Baboon Fart Story, has sent me more reviews he managed to capture before someone at Amazon hit DELETE. See below.

Also, if you want a copy of Baboon Fart Story it’s now up for free on Chuck Wendig’s blog. Download a copy. The interior will surprise you. I expected a big ol’ chunk of text with the word repeated and no real formatting…but no. Get yourself a copy, read, and enjoy.

I’m still amazed at what can happen on the internet in a matter of 24 hours.

Here they are. Amazon reviews of Baboon Fart Story by Phronk.

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Book Two Progress as of January 4

Progress of THE TWO
First Draft: Complete (126,180 words)
My revisions: In progress (26% complete)
Professional editing: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Cover art: Not started

It’s still planned for release in the summer of this year.

The free Kindle promotion of THE ALIGNMENT ends today, so if you haven’t grabbed a copy already there’s still time.

THE ALIGNMENT has made it to #15 in the Top 100 Free of the Kindle eBooks > Romance > Fantasy category and #635 Free in Kindle Store. What a thrill!

I plan to do another paperback giveaway on Goodreads soon. Sign up with your email address in the sidebar if you want notification when the Goodreads giveaway begins.

And to all the awesome people who purchased THE ALIGNMENT on Amazon this week, happy reading! I hope you enjoy it!

Countdown to Publication

THE ALIGNMENT, Book One in my series, will release this month. Cover art and formatting are complete. A paperback proof is expected to arrive on Friday. If it passes final inspection, I configure the Kindle version and push the PUBLISH button.

This has been a four-year journey that included countless revisions and a trek through the purgatory of querying the traditional machine. But all that time, and the rejections, have strengthened my writing and my final product. I truly believe this book is better as a result of me going indie and keeping control over my work. I hope readers will agree.

I’ve updated my Fiction page with details about THE ALIGNMENT and the other books in the series. As soon as I push that PUBLISH button, I go straight to work on Book Two.

Look for an announcement about THE ALIGNMENT soon!