July 2016 – State of the Series

It has been a while since I have said much, so I figure it is time for another state of the series kind of post. Though since I have two series out now, maybe that should be “states of the series”? Is there even a plural form for that? Either way here we go!

First, the new series, The Dragonmasters, is off to a stellar start. The vast majority of the feedback I have received has been extremely positive. It seem that Silverleaf and Kaylissa are worming their way in to peoples hearts already. I am slightly ahead of schedule on production with the books so all the proposed release dates look good. Right now those on my Advance Review list have a copy of Episode 3: The Hunters and they are enjoying it as much as the others.

Which brings me to my second point. With the release of Dragonmasters I have started a special list of readers. These readers cannot only get every book I write for free, but they get them around two weeks before release. All I ask in exchange is an honest review posted to Amazon on release day or close to it. This option is open for both series. Send me an email, a private message on Facebook, or contact me in some other way if you are interested. I have limited slots open so hurry if you want in.

The Lost Tales of Power series is getting a major facelift. Four of the covers are completely replaced, and three have been touched up to match the new ones. The covers are live on Amazon, and I am working on updating the rest of the stores this weekend. The paper backs will be the last ones I do because they are the ymost annoying to update and 95% or better of my sales are ebooks so I doubt anyone will even notice them having the old covers.

Here are the new covers:

In 2016 I hope to release Volume VIII of the Lost Tales of Power and Season Two of Dragonmasters. I have not yet decided which book will be the eighth one in Lost Tales yet, but I am leaning towards a third Sac’a’rith book.

Season Two of Dragonmasters I have already started and I plan it to be somewhat like The Academy. It will have a little less action than Season One, but more character growth and more information about the world. Some of which is coming directly out of questions I have gotten from readers.

So that is all the news that is fit to type this morning. Thank you for being the best group of readers ever, and please continue to spread the word about these books.

The Beginning of the End of Barnes and Noble.

Hey everyone! Just a fast post here to let you know that it looks like the days are limited for the Nook. Barnes and Noble is shutting down all its international offices and killing off all non-USA ebook sales. Barnes and Noble’s American sales have been falling through the floor over the past few years, so it is probably not far behind.

Anyone who bought a copy of any of my books for their Nook and are losing it as part the collapse of Barnes and Noble, I will replace them. Just forward me your recite for your purchase, and I will send you a new copy in standard EPUB or Kindle format so you can move them to your replacement ereader

Review: UAG Scout Folio Case

UAG Case

About a month ago, a company I never heard of contacted me and asked if I would like one of their cases to review. After checking to make sure they were not from Nigeria, I accepted their offer. Urban Armor Gear (UAG) offered to let me review any case on their site, so I decide to put them to the real test. I asked for a case for my 11 year old son’s iPad Mini 3. They agreed and sent me their Scout Folio case.

I received the case on Monday June 1st, and I am writing this review on Wednesday July 8th. My son has used his iPad everyday during this review period and it has travel with us to several states. He has dropped it, tossed it, and overall treated it like any 11-year-old boy would. Over all the case has preformed remarkably well. The only wear and tear I can find on it is some minor scuffmarks. The iPad itself is undamaged and for that my wallet is exceedingly grateful.

I have only two complaints with the case. The first is there is no protection for the glass screen of the iPad. The case does have a lip that should prevent the glass from directly contacting any smooth surfaces, but I personally do not trust that drops will not happen over gravel or other non-smooth surfaces. To compensate for this weakness I added a Tech Armor Ultra Clear Ballistic Glass screen protector for it. This screen protector combined with the UAG case is the perfect combination.

The only other complaint I have is that I wish the case was waterproof. The webpage claims it is water resistant, but I would definitely disagree with that. The case does not in any way that I can see increase the water resistance of the iPad over how it ships from Apple. That is to say, keep it away from water at all times.

If you are not looking for a waterproof option, the Scout Folio is a great case. It does not add very much in bulk, but can handle the drops and slips of life like a champ.

The Wanderer is live on Amazon!

Silverleaf Ep 1 Cover

Episode One, of Season One, of The Dragon Masters is live! As of this post it already has 23 reviews, and a 4.75 average rating! I am very much touched by the outpouring of love for this book. It is no doubt the most successful launch I have done to date.

Episode One of The Silverleaf Chronicles follows the life of Silverleaf, a dragonmaster who was born into a world without dragons, and doomed to die as a madman alone in the wilderness until a young woman enters his life, and a mysterious army marches across the land destroying all in its path.

The Silverleaf Chronicles is the first season in The Dragon Masters and is made up of seven episodes, each around 70 pages in length. Season Two right now is tentatively called The Elwyn Chronicles, and I hope to have it out early in 2016.

In other news, if you have not picked up a copy of The Dragon Chronicles, it is currently on sale for 99 cents. Now would be a great time to pick it up! Episode Zero of The Silverleaf Chronicles is included in the Anthology and that is currently the only place you can get it.

Click here to get The Wanderer on Amazon

Click here to get The Dragon Chronicles on Amazon

Save The Date!

Silverleaf Ep 1 web
As all the cool kids say these days, “Save the date!” Friday, June 12th, 2015 Episode One of The Silverleaf Chronicles (The Dragon Masters: Season One) will be released! Then if all goes to plan each new episode will hit every three weeks, until November 13th when the box set will hit containing all the episodes. READ MORE »

Signed Copies Now Available!

Many of you have asked about signed copies of the print editions of the books, so I have made them available. Click the button below to be taken to my Square Marketplace where you can order them: