So what’s happening now?

Just an update as March draws to a close and Winter has its last gasp over here in Ireland…

I’m currently working on ‘The Artemis Files Book:4 – Liberty’ with an aim to get several chapters of that out the way and bring it to about a third done. At the same time I’m working away on ‘Bedel’s Honour’, also getting close to a third of the way through that… again ‘Dancing with the Witch Queen’ is a little pushed for time and suffering while I work on those two… I’m hoping to get that out soon but my Release Schedule is already looking challenged! (I think I need a holiday so I can sit down and focus just on the writing)

At the same time, I’m also working through new edits and formats of the original books, while aiming to get an Omnibus Edition out in April (time permitting). Once the Omnibus is finished, I’ll upload it as an ebook and paper version containing the newer format for print and reading. This book will contain Lexington, Elysium, Talisman, and Durendal in one volume.

Here’s a sneak preview of the cover:

Book 000_Omnibus1_6x9

No rest for the writer…

Now that Durendal is finished and available at the usual outlets, I should be resting and gathering my strength for the next few books. However, there’s never any true rest for a writer and so here we go…  a sneak peak at the cover for one of the next books coming down the line in Spring/Summer.

If you’ve read Durendal, it will take one of the characters from that book  on further adventures of their own. It’s going through outline and preparation at the moment, and I’ll post updates as it nears the light of day. There are sure to be a few surprises in store for you in ‘Bedel’s Honour’, as well as expanding more on the Durendal system for a time… (if you’ve ever done RPG’ing & Traveller or D&D, this is where the GM/Referee would cue his evil laughter).

In the meantime, I have ‘Dancing with the Witch Queen’ and ‘Liberty’ to work on, with a short vacation to Germany this week.

Bedels Honour

Durendal is Finished

Durendal Cover

At long last, I can say The Artemis Files Book 3: Durendal has been completed and uploaded to the publishers. It is being made available as I type this post now, through Amazon (in the next few hours), Smashwords (available now), and Apple, Nook, Kobo, Diesel, etc… in the coming weeks as it filters through to them.

For now, let me say that this turned out larger and more intricate than I originally planned, with the characters taking me into a different direction to the original outline… however I think they enjoyed themselves getting there. I’ll let you be the judge, and if you’ve picked up a copy, please feel free to leave a review saying what you liked about it.

Now it it’s time for a week’s break and then onwards to  Book 1 of the Taslian Knights to write!

Links for Durendal will be added to this post as they become available. Happy reading!

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Durendal-The-Artemis-Files-ebook/dp/B00BODHK2I/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Durendal-The-Artemis-Files-ebook/dp/B00BODHK2I/

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/291762

Book Updates – Lexington and Durendal

As the month of January rolls closer to an end, I’m giving a quick update about where things are at with the books. The good news is that I’ve just released ‘Lexington’, a lead-in to the Artemis Files series covering some events occuring before Elysium. It is approx 24,000 words, so a novella, and depending on your e-book reader settings about 150 pages.

Lexington cover

It is available right now at Smashwords with Amazon processing details now & making it available in the next few hours.

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/277917

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Lexington-Artemis-Files-Universe-ebook/dp/B00B4UDYMQ/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lexington-Artemis-Files-Universe-ebook/dp/B00B4UDYMQ/

The bad news is that Durendal is delayed… I am progressing well through it and see it close to halfway, with an expectation of early February for release. Sorry for anyone urgently waiting to find out what happens after Talisman! Good things are in store with that book, and some hairy adventures soon to be on your screen.

Durendal Cover

A Christmas Market vacation, New Year vacation and home/work life all contributed to the delay, plus the urgent need in my head to get Lexington out which has been sitting there on the hard drive for some time waiting to be finished off.

I’ll throw another update as we get closer to the final release of Durendal with defined dates.

Talisman is Finished

Today the final version of Talisman was signed off and is now launching with the different retailers. It’s currently available at…

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/264136

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Talisman-The-Artemis-Files-ebook/dp/B00AMKGORG/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talisman-The-Artemis-Files-ebook/dp/B00AMKGORG/

With Apple, Sony, B&N, Diesel, etc… over the next couple of weeks as they get through their pre-Christmas uploading rush. In about a week, the printed version will also be made available on Amazon US/UK/etc….

If you liked Elysium, you should enjoy this as it develops the setting and characters even further with a different style of adventure to the first book. Next on the schedule is to finish the third book ‘Durendal’ leading into a different style adventure yet again and revealing more of the setting and universe, plus answering some of the questions teased in the the first two books. That’s targeted for mid-late January at this stage and while progress continues, I’ll update up here from time to time.

I hope you enjoy… now for a short vacation in the snow!

Talisman Update

So here we are one month since I threw this site up on the web… and the latest update is that Book 2 of the Artemis Files: Talisman is in the very final stages. My estimated date for release is within the next two weeks at the usual outlets… although with the Christmas publishing frenzy, some of the distributors are not guarenteeing books in their stores unless they receive the proofs by the end of the first week of December. We’ll see how the timelines work out between writing, proofing, feedback and my other job.

As part of Talisman, the preview chapter of the third book, Durendal, has been written and will be included. Some interesting things are coming up in that release and as I finish up on Book 2, other elements are being written into Book 3’s outline and initial chapters… the Durendal release is planned for late January, followed by a different series as you’ll see on this site with Dancing with the Witch Queen. After that’s released, the two series will alternate until I’ve finished the story arc planned out for the Artemis Files.

Just to give you an idea of my workflow… I typically finish a chapter (or two), proof it next day, and then add it to the pile of other completed chapters. Once a suitable number are done they get sent out for feedback from a small group. At the same time that I’m working on one book, you’ll typically find me with fingers in the pie of a couple of others as well… so if one stalls, I can jump into a different one for a spell.

Anyway, I’ll update up here once the latest book has hit the stores for release… Happy Reading!

Brad

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Over the coming weeks I’ll add more content up here, but my main focus is on getting the next few books out there so postings may be few and far between. Any questions, just drop a note through and I’ll get back to you.