Monday, January 31, 2011

Big news!

I'm very excited to announce that my novel, The Hidden Sun, has been released on Kindle! Now, why is this so exciting? Well, for a few reasons. First, I've had people requesting an electronic version of the book, and now there is one. Second, the book has been re-edited by the help of several folks, most notably author extraordinaire Tristi Pinkston. Third, the price as of this moment in time is only $4.99. Forth, the cover was redesigned by yours truly.

Now some of you may ask, "What the heck is Kindle?" Well, it's the format uses to sell electronic versions of books. There are several ways you can read Kindle books. The most obvious is on a Kindle device. But you can also download free applications for windows, mac, ipad, and even smart phones. I actually downloaded The Hidden Sun on my cell phone. Pretty trippy!

I'm also excited about this for a few other reasons. While I loved the story of the original The Hidden Sun, I'll have to admit there were several errors that made it distracting to some readers. This version is much cleaner, and it will allow even the most picky of readers to enjoy the story without getting hung up on the errors here and there.

The book can be purchased here.

Another reason I'm jazzed about this: I can now turn my attention to getting the second book ready for publication. For the first time, I'm going to give you a preview.

(Drum roll . . .)

The Waxing Moon takes place four years after The Hidden Sun. It begins when two brothers, who live along the northern mountains of Erd, discover a tunnel while mining. The tunnel appears to be manmade and runs under what has always been thought to be the impassible mountains.

Meanwhile, Snapdragon, youngest brother to Oakleaf and Sunshine, wins the right to become a Royal Guardian. As part of his training, Snapdragon becomes acquainted with the beautiful Seraphina--a nursemaid in the castle. He finds her fascinating, but promises himself that he will uphold his duties as a Royal Guardian and not attempt to court her.

Word comes soon after that the villagers from a northern Erd town have gone missing without a trace. Snapdragon is assigned to accompany the entourage sent to investigate--and entourage that includes Seraphina. What is discovered on the journey will change the lives of everyone in the kingdom of Bariwon forever.

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