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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cover and Title Reveal for the Sequel to Kindle Ghost Bestseller A SOUL TO STEAL


It’s interesting which dates are significant to a person. For me the obvious ones are: my family’s birthdays, my wife and my anniversary, Halloween, Christmas and now Aug. 29.
Why today?
Because that was the day my first novel, A Soul to Steal, went live on Amazon’s Kindle. That was the day I became a published author.
I’ll be honest, I’d dreamed of that day for a long time, but it happened differently than I had imagined. I always thought it would come after painstakingly convincing an agent to represent me—and then convincing a big publishing house to give my book a shot.
Instead, it happened after I pressed a few buttons on Amazon’s extremely user-friendly system and sent my novel—ten years in the making—out into the world.
In the year since, it’s been exhilarating and more than a little exhausting. I have learned a ton, both about marketing a book and writing one. And let me tell you, writing one is a lot more fun.
In an ideal world, I would have launched the sequel to A Soul to Steal today, if for no other reason than the universe loves synchronicity and so do I. But alas, I’m in the final stages of polishing the manuscript and I’m not ready to let it out into the harsh light of day quite yet.
But I should do something to mark the occasion, right? So here it is: the cover art and title for my forthcoming novel, the second volume in The Sanheim Chronicles.  I want to thank everyone who has asked me about the sequel and expressed interest in buying it. Without your kind words, reviews and encouragement, this would not have happened. I also want to thank Travis Pennington, the cover artist, who I hope you agree did some fantastic work here.

Without further ado, here it is. Please let me know what you think: 


7 comments:

  1. I loved the first book. I await this one with bated breath.

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    1. Thanks VERY much, Terry. I will be anxious to see what you think.

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  2. I SO cannot wait to read the second book. I LOVED "A Soul to Steal." In fact, I'm reading it again for like the 10th time (seriously). I'm anxiously waiting for Book 2! I hope it's soon :)

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    1. Really? That's... Wow. I think you have read it more times than me! (I can only read my own stuff so much before I have to fight the urge to start changing things).
      But I'm really touched. That's incredible. It really is people like you that are the reason I wrote a sequel.
      I promise you that Band of Demons is coming soon (Oct. 2).

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    2. Yay! Can't wait :D I'm an avid reader and when I find something I really like, I will read it over and over, especially if it's about Halloween or a good mystery. A Soul to Steal was all of that & more. Really looking forward to this 2nd one.

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  3. I agree with your kudos to your cover artist because I just got the shivers looking at it. I'm looking forward to Band of Demons & the release date is going on my calendar. Thank you!

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    1. Travis did a great job. He's a very talented individual. Thanks for putting it on the calender!

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