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Nov 30, 2011

Woot Root! Sign up for a free copy!

The Unfinished Song: Root (Book 4) is coming soon! And to celebrate, I'm making an insane offer. I will give you the book for free.

Sign up here... or just email me. But hurry up, because I'm going to cap this offer at 100 and I'm already almost halfway there. I want you to get your free book before they run out!


Well, two reasons.

One, I am crazy. My relatives will attest to that, if I ever introduced to you (which I wouldn't because my relatives are also crazy).

Two, I want to recruit folks to the Faearth Fanclub, which I'll be rolling out this month. Basically, it's just a newsletter at this point, but I'm working on a website where fans will be able to get all kinds of cool, free stuff.

What better way to start than by giving away a free book? So fans, if you want to read Root, Book 4, for absolutely free, just sign up and I will gift you a copy on the Super Secret Release day!

(Reviewers, as usual, you can have a free copy, even without becoming fans. Yes, that's right, you can have a free copy of my book for the sole purpose of mocking it. That's just how nice I am. Or possibly, I have secretly bargained with the fae to put a Love My Book spell on reviewers. Bwahaha! Whoops, shouldn't admit that in public. I'll be stoned as a hexer!)

What juicy awesomesauce can one expect in The Unfinished Song: Root?

Dindi knows her life is forfeit if she cannot solve the faery riddle of the Unfinished Song. But to do that, she must first unravel the mystery of why the Aelfae hexed her whole lineage long ago. 

Zumo, while technically honoring the deal with Kavio, takes advantage of Kavio's absence to scheme. His victim this time is Kavio's mother, Vessia the White Lady (how low is that?!). But although Vessia may look like a harmless old lady to some, she is still a faery, and one of the most powerful dancers in Faearth. You shouldn't try to cage a woman with wings...

Kemla and Tamio connive together to trap Dindi. Kemla's goal is to prevent Dindi from dancing in the upcoming competition before the White Lady, and Tamio's goal is to seduce Dindi. If at first they don't succeed, they aren't above hexcraft to get their way...

Zumo's sister, Amdra, is up to her own schemes. Her allies from the Orange Canyon ride giant birds, raptors, and they are hunting...

And finally...Dindi will meet the Man in Black for the first time. He plans to kill her.

Anyway, free books. Awesome! What more could one ask? How about a sneak peek at the cover? Yes, I love you that much. I have it for you! Yay!

Coming Soon on Super Secret Release Day!

Sign up here to receive a FREE copy!

The first book in the series is also still FREE right now for anyone who is new to the series. This is a great time to start reading The Unfinished Song!

 Please help me spread me let folks know about this by spreading the word through Twitter, Facebook and your own blogs.

Nov 28, 2011

What Spammers Think of My Blog

I saved this remark from the plebian comments section, because it was so beautiful I felt it deserved more attention. Look at what this wonderful spammer has to say about my blog:
I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.
See? This blog is both "educative" and "entertaining"! My ideas are outstanding and much more intelligent than most blogs the spammer is spamming. And a spammer would know, right? After all, their bots visit so very many blogs, most of which don't hit the nail on the head at all.

There you have it. My blog is worth reading. You have it straight from the spammer's bot.

Nov 21, 2011

Amanda Hocking Joins the Million Books Sold Club

Amazon announced today:
David Baldacci, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer are the latest authors to join the Kindle Million Club, selling over 1 million paid copies of their books in the Kindle Store. They join 11 other authors in the Kindle Million Club: Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, John Locke, Kathryn Stockett, Janet Evanovich and George R.R. Martin.

As with John Locke before her, Amanda Hocking sold the majority of her 1 million Kindle books independently using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Since its launch in 2007, KDP has provided a fast, free and easy way for authors and publishers around the world to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition to the more than 2 million books sold by John Locke and Amanda Hocking, 12 KDP authors have sold more than 200,000 books and 30 KDP authors have sold more than 100,000 books.

Nov 1, 2011

When is a picture worth a million words?


*ok, fan girl glee that my book is parallel to George R. R. Martin out of the way*

They say it takes 1,000,000 words to become a good writer. I have written more than that... most of it so awful, dreadful and nausea-inducing that a goblin wouldn't even feed it to his mutant rat-horse. Many a day I despaired nothing I wrote would ever be worth sharing.

Now, it is true, that George R.R. Martin's book is $15 and mine is free, but a lot of people must still want to read it to make it the number one downloaded epic fantasy on Amazon. And that feeling... it's just... I'm going to have a write a whole new book just to capture that feeling in words. For now, all I can say is...

This picture was worth a million words.