Freehold Friday: A record setting day!

Howdy Muchachos! Welcome back to another edition of Freehold Friday.

Got some really exciting news today! It’s been 12 days now since I’ve released Firestorm on Amazon and I’m pleased to announce that the paperback has been finalized and should be ready for purchase any day now. As an added little surprise for you here’s what the paperback cover looks like!

Firestorm CS final (sm)I have to say, I think this is my favorite so far!

In other news, to celebrate the release of Firestorm and the completion of the opening trilogy of the Wildfire series, I am placing False Prey, the first novella of the series (set between Apache Dawn and The Shift) on free promotion between now and Tuesday, the 10th.

So here’s a chance for all you readers out there who haven’t join the mailing list to get this book for free!

Looks like there’s a lot of folks out there that wanted it, too—as of 6:23 PM today, I’ve given away 1803 copies of False Prey! Not only that, but we hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list in the free Kindle store in not one, not two, but three different categories:

FP #1 espionage 6 May 2016 espionage,

FP #1 medical 6 May 2016medical,

FP #1 Terrorism 6 May 2016and terrorism thriller.

Overall, False Prey hit a high point of #82 in the general Kindle (Free) store, beating hundreds of thousands other free books!

#82 FP 6 May 2016

I couldn’t be more thankful for the support that you have given me over the past couple years.

My marketing director and I recently sat down to plan out the rest of the year as far as writing and promotion is concerned and I have to say I’m pretty damn excited. Very soon, I’m going to have some exciting announcements about a trio of upcoming releases. I won’t say any more now, other than this summer is going to be exciting.

On top of all this, I’ve been busting my butt to wrap up writing on AJE 3, which I’m calling Dux Bellorum. Fingers crossed, I’m hoping to have that book published by the end of next month! I don’t hold me to that, this is just a rough estimate, but it’s a goal, and I’m going to do my best to make sure I reach it! So far, I’ve been writing every day in May, treating this month like my own personal NANOWRIMO contest. I’m only a few chapters away from wrapping up Erik’s plotline, which will be approximately 2/3 of the book. This one has been a lot of fun to write, and I haven’t even gotten to the antagonist, to Malcolm, or the military points of view!

I also wanted to let you know to look for one more new change. Very soon I’ll be migrating the Freehold to my own domain, so sometime next month everything should change. I’ll keep this blog with WordPress, so things will look different, but the blog will remain stable. I’ll keep you all updated on the progress and make announcements about any changes in addresses or anything like that.

Thanks once again for your continued support—I can’t wait to share with you the new stories I’ve got planned for the rest of this year and next. There’s going to be Coronal Mass Ejections, volcanoes, more Wildfire and who knows what else! With all three kids going to school in the fall, I am planning on ramping up my production about 500%!

Until next time, keep your heads down and your powder dry!

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Apache Dawn: The Cover

For the second Freehold Friday post I decided to give y’all a sneak peak at the cover for Apache Dawn (known in a former life as Oath of Office).

So without further ado, here’s the promised sneak-peek of the cover:

ApacheDawnCover_sm

That’s not all, though: I’m progressing along nicely with the final editing/revising of AD (thanks again to Rotag!).  On top of that, I’m three chapters in with the sequel to Alea Jacta Est.  It’s hard to focus on writing AJE2 when Apache Dawn is so achingly close to being finished.

It’s been a busy summer so far.  And I don’t really have time to work on writing  (stay at home dad + three kids + summer = no free time)…but…I’ve been getting up at 5am and sacrificing sleep to work.  I just cannot stomach the thought of my readers out there starving for want of new material to read…(that bit was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but I only hear crickets…)
Waking up to 50° temps in August has me thinking about Autumn – the best time of the year –  and that always gets my Muse humming.  In fact, she’s practically singing and it’s getting distracting.  I find myself constantly scribbling in my notebooks – just picked up a Midori Traveler’s Notebook and it is AWESOME, but that’s for another post – during the days now.  I’m always coming up with revision ideas, new stories, characters, etc…if I didn’t write it down, I think my head would explode.

Soon though, my prayers will be answered and school will start up again.   And then…with just the six-month old to watch….heh, heh look out.  My keyboard is cringing in fear even now….

Till next week, muchacos.

Waiting on the author proof…

No, I’m not waiting on proof that I’m a real author, I’m waiting on the author’s copy of Alea Jacta Est from Createspace.  I wrapped up “post-production” and editing and if the proof they send me looks good, I’ll make AJE go live.  Then let the rush to buy begin!

My copy should arrive any day now…fingers crossed!