My fourth novel, the second book in the Blood:Lust series, is currently being formatted for its release on the Amazon Kindle store. Once again, I am having the ebook formatting done by the extremely efficient, friendly and professional Polgarus Studio. I’m planning to have the Kindle version available for pre-order on or before next Friday, March 18th, with a release date approximately a month later, in mid-April.
During the pre-order period, Cheating Sunrise will be on sale at the special pre-order price of 99p / 99c, with a release price of £2.49 / $2.99. Save yourself some money and get in early for this one.
Cheating Sunrise will also be available in paperback, where the gorgeous cover (by Nikolai Ostertag) is going to look really rather excellent. I’ll post a picture of the paperback as soon as I have the image available.
I’m very pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response from my test readers on Cheating Sunrise. The deliberate change of theme (essentially dropping the gratuitous smut in favour of a character-driven action adventure) was well-received, which was hardly surprising considering the feedback I received for Midnight Cocktail where most people who bothered to comment said they preferred the second half of the book.
In my next blog post, I’ll provide a bit more information about Cheating Sunrise, hopefully with some details about the book’s location on Amazon.
Here’s the first one. There will be more.
I’m in that intriguing, exciting period (which usually lasts about 5 minutes) between finishing the last chapter and entering the test-reading phase. Right now, I’m doing the non-writing stuff which is mostly just me sending the book out to a few people to test read.
I will be going back to re-read and edit the whole book several times myself, to get it as polished as it needs to be before I go into publishing mode.
This is a very rough estimate, but I reckon I’ll have Cheating Sunrise ready for pre-order within a month. It’s going to be on Amazon Kindle for digital, and also available in paperback. I’ll do a back-cover reveal before the book goes on sale, but I’ll probably leave that for a couple of weeks while I’m editing.
The book doesn’t have its own page on this site yet, so I’ll also be sorting that out very soon.
Here’s the short story of the evolutionary process of the cover for my fourth novel, Cheating Sunrise, which is due to be published during the first quarter of 2016.
My original idea was this rough mixture of basic images, with text in the same font that I had chosen for Midnight Cocktail. I sent it to the cover artist with a few lines asking for something that looked vaguely like that kind of composition.
He came back very quickly with this sketch, which was mainly to confirm that I was happy with the basic design, which I was.
The first colour draft that he sent me was pretty much exactly what I was thinking of when I put that first rough image together.
This is what it looked like before the final details were added:
I asked for a few minor changes, which I’ll leave for you to spot, and I had my finished cover:
Once again, many thanks to Nikolai Ostertag for his great work.
Here’s the cover for my soon-to-be-released fourth novel, Cheating Sunrise. It’s the second book in the Blood:Lust series, and that’s pretty much all I’m giving away right now…
The cover was created by Nikolai Ostertag.
Click on the image above to open a full size view of it.
I went back to the artist responsible for the Midnight Cocktail cover because I wanted some image continuity, also because Nikolai is a great artist, fun to work with, and very efficient at producing exactly what I ask for.
More details, including a release date, will be posted here soon. I’m anticipating a release in the first quarter of 2016, but a lot depends on feedback from test readers. If you would like to be involved with that, please let me know via the contact page on this site.