Books, Overworld, Updates

Updates, Updates

Pink Sun
Pink sun in the morning, go back to bed warning

For those in a hurry, here’s the condensed version.

  • Cloud Cursed is on track to come out next Friday!
  • You can pre-order Storm Wings from Amazon right now!
  • I made a mess of things, which is why the pre-order is for the wrong book.
  • My Patreon goes live tomorrow! Along with the first two Aquila’s War posts.

Read on for the in-depth version…

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What’s Coming Up?

I know it’s been a while, so for anyone short on time here are the main points about which I’ll ramble more below.

  • Cloud Cursed (Dragonlands #3) will finally be released on September 7th!
  • Storm Riders (Wingborn #4) will follow on October 5th. The free serial posts will also be removed then, because…
  • Aquila’s War (Wingborn #5) serial will start, here and Wattpad, on October 5th!
  • If, however, you cannot wait that long, I will start posting it on Patreon from next Friday, August 31st!

That’s the short stuff out of the way. Now for the detail.

Cloud Cursed 3This book has been a very long time coming, for which I can only apologise. This year hasn’t gone at all the way I planned, but I’m trying very hard to get back on track.

Full information and pre-order links will hopefully go up next week, along with the first few chapters.

It will also be on offer: $.99 for all pre-orders and the first week of release. Thank you for being patient!

The omnibus version of books 1-3 will follow in the next few months, so if you’d rather wait for all three at once (Blazing Dawn, Storm Rising and Cloud Cursed), you can.

Storm Wings Cover 1

Thanks also go to everyone who read through Storm Wings. I truly appreciate each and every one of you!

Pre-order links will go up after Cloud Cursed is finished with, and it will also be on offer until release day. I don’t normally like having my releases so close together, but I couldn’t delay Cloud Cursed any longer.

Aquila's War Cover 1I hope you’re as excited for the next phase of Mhysra & Co’s journey as I am. Unlike books 1-4, which I wrote years ago and haven’t really changed, Aquila’s War and World’s End were both written within the last year. I really hope you like it.

As mentioned above, I’m starting a Patreon page offering early access to AW, along with plenty of other things. The page itself isn’t ready yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as it is.

It isn’t exclusive – not for the Wingborn series – because I totally understand that not everyone can pay for it. However, I will have plenty of other fun and exclusive things for those who can and/or want to support my writing in this way.

And that’s about it for the moment. Proper links and things will follow in due course. It’s going to be a busy couple of months for me, but I also hope to get firmly back into writing at some point so that by the time NaNoWriMo rolls around I’ll be ready for it.

In the meantime, thanks for sticking around. I hope life and the universe are treating you kindly.

Take care, my lovelies!

Books, Free Fiction, Overworld, Serial, Writing

It’s Dragongift Weekend!

The short wait is over – Mhysra, Lyrai, Cumulo and co are back! Complete with updates across the weekend.
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A few quick things before we begin.

  • Rift Riders should now be available from all retailers. I will do a complete link post after the weekend.
  • As with Rift, Dragongift will only be free for a limited time. I won’t be taking it down until after the end though, promise.
  • Spoiler warning! If you haven’t read Rift, everything about this book will spoil you, so be careful before clicking on any cuts. Blurb lies below this one.
  • Usual update schedule of Fridays and Sundays begins next week.

And with that out of the way, welcome to the third Wingborn book!

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It’s Rift Riders Weekend!

As promised, the second Wingborn book is about to begin! And will continue over the weekend as I post the prologue and complete first chapter in all the usual places.

Before I get into all that, though, I’ll be making a few changes this time around.

  1. No Wednesday updates.
    The main reason why I’m serialising this book rather than sitting on it for a few months and releasing it whole is because I need time to work on the next few Dragonlands books before spoilers start showing up. But although this book is almost the same length as Wingborn, it has fewer chapters. Since I think I’ll need more than twenty weeks to get going, I’m afraid it’ll be twice weekly updates only this time around.
  2. No Cloudy Chapter Headings.
    This is mostly down to laziness on my part. Also, I’m pretty much out of good photos I can turn into Overworld scenes. Besides, this book is not peaceful and I’d really need some Aquila images. Which I don’t have. So no headings, not that I think anyone will care but I thought I’d say it anyway.
  3. Available for a limited time only.
    Unlike Wingborn, which I plan to leave up for free for the foreseeable future, as well as in free ebook format, I do plan to charge for Rift Riders eventually. This means you’ll get the serial for free, but I’ll be taking it all down a month after I’ve reached the end. Then I’ll release the ebook. I’ll put out warnings and reminders before I remove it, but try not to leave it too late.

Other than that, this should all go much the same as the last book did. Except with more action and cliffhangers, because Stuff Happens in this book.

Oh, here, have a blurb:

Rift Rider Cover 8On a world cursed to be covered in clouds, protected by the elite Rift Riders who fly on the backs of giant eagle miryhls, Lady Mhysra Kilpapan and her friends are making history. Women are now firmly back within the Rider fold and the future looks bright.

But even though Mhysra and her Wingborn Cumulo have survived their first year as students, there’s more to becoming a Rift Rider than lessons and training. Especially when trouble is brewing in the Wrathlen and the kaz-naghkt are looking for revenge.

Return to the Overworld for the next exciting Wingborn adventure, where strength, loyalty, honour and friendship are about to tested to their limits – and beyond.

The Wingborn ebook is coming too, I promise. I had hoped to have it ready to go this weekend, but these last three weeks have been largely spent being invaded by family. Which is never a bad thing, because I love getting to see my family, and playing with my nephews and nieces is always awesome, but it does diminish my free time just a tad.

However, next week will be free, so I intend to whip Wingborn into shape and set it free into the world as soon as possible. Then, finally, I can turn my attention to Storm Rising, because one of the new characters has headed off in a totally new direction while I wasn’t paying attention, and I have no idea what they’re up to. Esten has also decided that he will be one of the POV characters in this book, which… should prove interesting.

They’re supposed to be passing through this one not very interesting place before heading to the Dragon Moot so deals can be struck and Khennik can get the help he needs, but something warns me that all the interesting stuff is going to happen in the dull places, while the Moot will be really boring.

Urgh, dragon wrangling. Why did I ever think writing them was a good idea?

Well, enough with the wingeing. I have Rift Riders to post and another weekend with family up ahead. Here’s hoping you have something equally enjoyable to look forward to!