Warlock & Wyrm Release

I'm happy to announce that Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is now available on Amazon. By publishing the final novel of the trilogy, I've completed an ambitious project that began in my imagination 18 years ago on a long drive from Lansing, Michigan to Evanston, Illinois. Inspired by Tolkien and Star Wars, I naively set off to create my own mash-up of these two legendary tales. With one unpublished novel under my belt and a surplus of misguided overconfidence, I began writing the tale of Mouse and Rat.

Jetsam and Ratboy have come a long way since the original story concept, and I've learned and grown as a writer and story teller. Some folks have discovered entertainment in my trope-filled tales, and I hope Warlock & Wyrm serves as a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

Over the years, I've had help and support from so many people, but two individuals in particular have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me craft something read…

Warlock & Wyrm Status Update

So, a quick update on Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy: I've addressed all the comments from my fantastic beta readers  (a special shout-out to Jennifer Thompson and Anne Carlson). I'm currently reviewing the book to search for any errors that crept in during the final revisions. I read seven chapters last night and found enough errors/typos to convince me this effort is worth my time. I have 35 chapters left to read, so I hope to finish in a week.

After I complete my read-through and associated fixes, I'll convert a version to epub/mobi and send it to my ARC reviewers. If, by chance, you're interested in receiving an ARC copy in exchange for writing and posting an Amazon review, please let me know, as I would be happy to send you one.

I also need to update my webpage to include the new book cover and a link, and then also make a new Facebook page for Warlock & Wyrm. Then, about a week after sending out the ARC copies, I'll publish the …

Latest KDP Countdown Results

I'm starting another Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Countdown Deal today (Mirrors & Mist for $0.99), so I figured I'd better post the results from my last promotion. On July 10 through July 17, 2017, I held a $0.99 sale on Crimson & Cream, Book I of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy. As I recently switched Crimson & Cream exclusively to KDP, it was the first Countdown Deal for this book.

My goal on this post is to share the experience I gained from this promotion, and hopefully help you see some of the strategies that worked for me, as well as identify the mistakes that didn't pay off their investment. In addition to sharing here, I posted the results from this event on Indielisters.

For this latest book promotion, I ran different ads on each day. Below are the advertising sites, with the ad's cost, followed by the date the ad ran, and the number of sales that occurred on that day:

Robin Reads $50 (7/11/17)34 salesFree99 - free (7/12/17)5 salesBooks Barbarian…

Cover Reveal for Warlock & Wyrm

Coming Soon--Warlock & Wyrm, Book III of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy.

While Jetsam saved his mentor Seryn from execution, a shape-shifting imposter poisoned the royal couple and kidnapped Princess Giselle. As the fugitive wizard Seryn struggles to cure his brother and his love from the changeling's deadly toxin, Jetsam abandons him to search for the abducted princess.

Aided by his orphan ally and loyal terrier, Jetsam discovers the princess's abductor is the pawn of a supreme evil. The reappearance of this legendary warlock and his monstrous horde spells doom for the Oxbow Kingdom. Can Jetsam save the heir to the throne? Will he return in time to warn Seryn of the impending peril? And does their combined magic stand a chance against the Grimlord and his minions?

Author update: As you can see, I'm getting close to the release of Warlock & Wyrm. I'm still working with my beta readers to crush all the typos, improve readability, and smooth any hidden plot potholes, s…