Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Free Book Binge Week

What could be better for all of us than a free book bonanza week? Readers get more fantasy and sci-fi books to read and authors find more people who enjoy their books. It’s a win-win for everyone! No one’s going to stop reading his or her favourite author’s books just because they find a great new author, and no author can write books fast enough to keep up with the demand! Therefore, I propose a Free Book Binge Week where everyone can binge on science fiction and fantasy freebies.
So, fellow sci-fi or fantasy authors, I’m looking for seven volunteers to host the Free Book Binge Week, and 490 free books. Each host commits to sharing 10 books on his/her blog each day of the week from Monday 2 September to Sunday 8 September.

If you’d like to be a part of this and be a host for the week, please contact me on scififantasy_author@yahoo.co.za and I’ll send you the books to add to your blog for each day. First come, first serve. As a host, you may also have your free books showcased, of course!
If you’d like your permanently free science fiction or fantasy book showcased, please email me the following:

* A thumbnail of your book cover – with a height of 300 pixels
* A one-paragraph book blurb

* Your preferred download link (just one, please)
First come, first serve, so don’t delay if you’d like a free showcase! For all of you looking for great new books to read, and who are keen to discover fabulous new authors, watch this space!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Virtual Book Tour Itinerary

1 – 14 August 2013
For all of you who would like to visit the various blogs partaking in my virtual book tour and read the interviews and articles being posted, below is a complete list of the dates and blogs taking part. I hope you all enjoy the tour!
Thursday, 1 August
Tour kick-off: author showcase, hosted by Glynis Smy and Fireblade Publishers

Friday, 2 August
How to Create Good Characters, hosted by Rebekah Grow
Saturday, 3 August
Author & character interview, hosted by Nicole Hill

Sunday, 4 August
Showcasing The Queen’s Blade fantasy series, hosted by Chris Graham
Monday, 5 August
World Building, hosted by Pippa Jay, and showcasing The Queen’s Blade on Glynis Smy’s Virtual Bookcase

Tuesday, 6 August
Familiar’s Relationships with Humans in The Queen’s Blade, hosted by James L. Wilber, and author showcases, hosted by Mathew Reuther and Louise Blankenship
Wednesday, 7 August
Creating Original Fantasy Creatures, hosted by Michelle Louring

Thursday, 8 August
How to Write a Good Fight Scene, hosted by Fireblade Publishers
Friday, 9 August
Why Reading is Important, hosted by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa

Saturday, 10 August
Inside the Mind of an Author, hosted by Tracy Falbe
Sunday, 11 August
How to Deal with Book Pirates & author interview, hosted by the Indie Author Network

Monday, 12 August
Literary Characters TC Southwell would Date, Dump or Marry, hosted by Nicole Hill
Tuesday, 13 August
Tips for New Writers, hosted by The Independent Bookworm

Wednesday, 14 August
Extract from The Broken World fantasy series, hosted by the Indie Author Network, and The Magic Systems in Southwell’s Books, hosted by Marsha A. Moore
For daily tour updates and a tour overview on Thursday, 15 August, visit this blog.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Book in the Demon Lord Series

I’ve had such a busy time of it lately, with my virtual blog tour coming up in August, and writing articles and interviews for that, which is exciting and fun. Such great ideas for subject matter! I’m sure everyone will enjoy them. I hope everyone visits the blogs that are taking part to read the articles and interviews. I will update you all via this blog, Face Book and Twitter on all the necessary info for the blog tour closer to the time.

I was trying to work my way through editing all the books yet again – yes, I’m a die-hard perfectionist who’s never satisfied! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve edited the books, but it’s a lot. Yet I still find things I can improve, and the occasional typo. Now, however, new and exciting circumstances have made me put that on hold for the time being in order to finish Demon Lord VIII.

I’ve tried to write this book before, but I had too many distractions. Now, my mind is starting to recover its ability to wander in these weird and wonderful worlds I write about. So far, it’s going well this time, and I’ve had several glimpses of future scenes, so of course I want to write them. I might even continue with book IX, and more. It all depends on how long the channel lasts, but I hope it keeps going for some time. I love writing about new adventures! I know a great many people are waiting for the next books in this series. I get emails every day, and all I can say is: it’s coming soon! I don’t have any idea what it will be titled yet. I’ll only find that out once I finish it and know what happens.