Bards & Sages Publishing has put together a bundle of speculative fiction and I’m happy to report that The Five Elements is part of it!
As you can see from the covers below, this is truly a mix of speculative titles spanning multiple genres, including science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, humor, military fiction, and more. Speculative, by definition, means fiction that pushes boundaries. I don’t think the books in this bundle are any exception.
The best part is that readers get to experience a wide array of indie authors at a greatly discounted bundle price of $21.99 (regularly $58.84 if bought separately).
The bundle is exclusively sold through DriveThruFiction.
Thief’s Gambit, the fifth Assassin Without a Name story, is now available as a pre-order at Amazon!
Continuing with the rolling Assassin Without a Name sale, this time The Goddard Affair is free on Amazon. The sale runs from 9/18 – 9/22, which makes this post notification a little late. Sorry about that. Some unexpected events arose to delay my usual routine.
The Goddard Affair is the longest story in the series to date, coming in at 18,000 or so words (roughly 72 pages). That puts the story in novella territory as far as length categorization goes. In many ways, The Goddard Affair best represents the series. It certainly showcases where I intend to take the series as a whole by mixing pseudo-tech with magic.
This is the last promotion for a little while here as I settle solely into some writing. I'm working on a standalone Assassin Without a Name story for a kickstarter project, then I've got the 5th story in the series, Thief's Gambit, to wrap up, hopefully for an October release.
In the meanwhile, do me a favor and download The Goddard Affair. Until next time.
Continuing with the rolling Assassin Without a Name sale, this week Night of Zealotry is free on Amazon. The sale runs from 9/11 – 9/15.
Night of Zealotry is really where the series begins to pick up the larger story. Consider Fine Wine and Killing the Dead introductory pieces. Still worthwhile reads, of course, especially if you got them for free as part of this promo, but I really start to entangle our witty assassin starting with this story. It’s longer than the first two tales, coming in at around 15,000 words or 60 pages (Amazon says 40; I use the standard 250 words/page to make my determination). You’ll be introduced to the Jakaree, the Warders, and the Progressives (read The Goddard Affair to find out more about them). Oh, of course, there’s also Elizabeth West, with whom our witty assassin was once involved. Liz brings a new set of skills to the table and a strong female presence, which readers have come to enjoy in my writing.
This should go without saying by now, but look for the next Assassin Without a Name story, The Goddard Affair, to go free this time next week. In the meantime, go download Night of Zealotry, give it a read, and (always appreciated) review it on Amazon, Goodreads, or your favorite web site.
Oh, one last thing. Remember to sign-up for my mailing list and I’ll send you the next, currently in-progress story, Thief’s Gambit, when it’s ready.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for reading.
Side note: I’m also running a sale on The Five Elements. It’s just 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time.
The Five Elements (The Alchemancer: Book One) is 99 cents on Amazon today only! Get it here.
I've been running a few promos lately for The Five Elements. I'm not big on sale prices without some sort of advertising behind it because it's near impossible to effectively get the word out without this outside help. Shouting it from the Twitter rooftops is not a good strategy, IMO, because it just adds to the noise and annoys people.
For this promotion, I chose eBookSoda. We're seeing more and more of these curated style email services where you get 1-2 featured books per email based on which genres you wish to receive info about. Bookbub pioneered this format and have had some success with it, so of course others are now attempting to emulate the model. Nothing wrong with that and, in fact, it's a great thing for authors and readers alike because it creates options.
So, eBookSoda today and then no more promotions for at least a couple of months (never say never, but that's my thinking for now).
However, another deal I have going is if you're interested in witty assassin stories, you can sign-up for my mailing list and get the next Assassin Without a Name story for free. The story is novelette length (14000 words) and I'm all but done with my end of things until it goes to my editor in about a week. The story is called Night of Zealotry and you can find out a little more about it here.
For the final week of the Smashwords "July Summer/Winter Sale", The Five Elements is 75% off when you use coupon code SSW75 at checkout. At its usual price of $4.99, that brings it down to $1.25.
Now is a great time to get familiar with Aaron, Shanna, Ensel Rhe, and even the despicable Erlek because why? Because The Nullification Engine (The Alchemancer: Book Two) is coming out soon. That's why.
The sale only lasts until the end of July, so take advantage while you can.