Overworld, Updates

October Overworld Takeover!

It’s been a while since I last updated, so I thought not only was it time to catch up, but since it’s a new month and I have a new Overworld series about to begin, why not have an Overworld October?

Changes have been afoot for me. Mages of Royas Bay has finished and I’ve shut down my Patreon (for various reasons). Hopefully this means I’ll have more time to post here. Starting tomorrow with a brand new book from a brand new series, set in a very familiar world.

Misfits of Aquila
Aquila’s Originals Book 1

On a world cursed to be covered in clouds, the elite eagle-riding Rift Riders rule the skies. Five years after the events of the Wingborn series, ¬†a new class is ready to join them – but this year’s crop is unlike any other.

The first Ihran to ever to train as a Rider; a rebellious princess in hiding; an atheist cast out of a deeply religious society; a student from the land where Riders are banned – and Rhiddyl. The Riders have never trained anyone quite like her before.

But it isn’t so easy to reach Aquila, the Rider’s legendary home. First they must pass the selection school and face the Choice, where they will be united with their eagle companions in a bond that will last the rest of their lives.

No pressure.

Welcome back to the Overworld. A new adventure has begun.

If you’ve never read an Overworld book before, don’t worry. While some of the background characters might be familiar to longtime readers, this is a brand new series, no prior knowledge needed. Jump right in and (hopefully) enjoy!

But this isn’t all I’ve been working on. Oh no. Four years after the first Overworld ebooks were released, I finally have something long planned for and promised on the way…

PAPERBACKS!

If you’re an old school reader and prefer to hold real books in your hand, I am finally about to have something for you. They’re not ready yet and still need a fair few tweaks here and there – I haven’t even ordered proofs of the last three yet. But they are coming. Finally.

I hope to have release details about Wingborn over the next few weeks, with the others to follow on a roughly monthly basis after. But books! Real books! Ones you can hold in your actual hands. I might even go completely wild and release the Dragonlands too while I’m at it.

But that’s probably a project for next year. Right here and now it’s all about Misfits and Wingborn, and I might even throw in a few extra stories, deleted scenes and drabbles in if I’m feeling so inclined.

Possibly a paperback giveaway, if anyone’s interested?

We’ll see. I have no real idea what Overworld October will entail, so feel free to make requests. For now, though, I shall hope you’re all staying safe and well, and taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. I’ll be back tomorrow with a brand new adventure.

Merry October, everyone!

Overworld, Patreon, Updates

Short Update

Firstly, I am on Twitter! Why now? Why has it taken me this long? Why am I so rubbish at social media and promo? There is no satisfactory answer to any of those questions that I can give, but I’m there now.

04 Burning Sky Cover 4

Secondly, Burning Sky (Dragonlands 4) is coming along nicely. Look it has a cover and everything.

You can read the first half of the first chapter right now on Patreon, and the second part will be along tomorrow.

You can also read the whole book right now if you’re signed up to the $5 tier.

I have plans to overhaul my tier system soon to make rewards clearer, but I need to get the book out first. For now the option to read early is there. Both the chapter and the book are early versions, so may change before publication, but I’ll update them as necessary.

I’m aiming at a mid-April release (15th hopefully), but that might change depending on beta-reader feedback.

In the meantime, Merry Wednesday, everyone!

Patreon, Updates, Writing

Patreon

Wingborn 1-6 V2 small.jpg

All right, everyone, my Patreon has finally arrived!

It’s a bit sparse over there at the moment, but I’m working on it. If you sign up today you’ll have immediate access to the Prologue and Chapter 1, Part 1 of Aquila’s War, with more to follow tomorrow. It’ll be another month before you’ll get that here or on Wattpad, so if you can’t wait for more Mhysra and Co, this is the place to go.

Before I explain the tiers in more detail there are a couple of things to point out:

  1. You need to be over 13 to open a Patreon account, and over 18 to support anyone. If you are under 18, you will need your parent/guardian’s permission.
  2. All pledges are listed in US$ and exclusive of VAT. Please factor that in when picking your tier. It will tell you exactly how much you’ll be paying (in US$) before you commit, but it’s still nice to know in advance. If you need to work out your own currency rate, xe.com can help.
  3. This is a monthly charge. You can change your tier up or down, leave or join at any time. Some things will be time dependent, but others will remain available for the foreseeable future. Just remember that you pay up front, so if you’re going to leave, do it towards the end of the month so you get the full benefits :)

Okay, Patreon FAQs can be found here, so head there if you need more info. And with that out of the way, let’s see what you could get.

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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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