A reminder that, if you’d like to enter a giveaway to win a free copy of Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard, it can be found here.
It’s important that people buy copies of the book and help me to spread the word. If you’d like to support me by purchasing a print copy or Kindle copy (the Kindle app is free), the book can be found on the various Amazon websites. On Amazon UK, the print copy is £10, which means that postage and packaging is free. And the Kindle book is only £2.70.
If you’d like to help spread the word through social media, please use #IceWarriors. If you buy a print copy, take a photo of yourself with the book and post it on somewhere like Tumblr.
If/when you’ve read it, please put an honest rating on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Anything people can do to spread the word would be a massive help.
If you have any questions, I’ll respond to any comments here on my blog.
In light of the fact that, this time next weekend, I’ll be in London at the Heroes and Villains convention and the following weekend, I’ll be in Blackpool at Ultimates… I thought for this giveaway of an e-book copy (mobi, epub, PDF, word format…) of Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard, I’d ask readers which celebrity they’d most like to meet and what you’d say to him or her.
Join in even if you don’t want to win a copy of the book. Just indicate you don’t want to be in the drawing, but please do join in.
A reminder that Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard is available on Amazon UK at £2.70 and Amazon US at $3.48 and also on other variations of the Amazon site. It is also available in paperback format, but the Kindle app is free to download. You can also read a free excerpt on Amazon.
Please continue to help me spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. Buy a copy. Leave an honest rating and even a review on Amazon and Goodreads. And I’ll continue to keep readers updated about how Ice Warriors: Key of Helheim is getting on, along with the other books I have in the works. And, of course, I will continue to post reviews.
The giveaway is now live for Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard on Goodreads. It is completely free on Goodreads to enter and can be found here.
I will also be giving away one ebook of Ice Warriors through here, whether in mobi or PDF format. All you have to do is comment with your favourite myth or legend, or even just a figure from mythology. Doesn’t even have to be from Norse mythology. Next Tuesday, I’ll pick one person at random who will receive a free ebook copy.
I look forward to your responses.
Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard is now available in paperback format on Amazon and Lulu. Both of these are print-on-demand services. Unfortunately, because printing is quite expensive, the physical books are a lot more than the Kindle versions. You can, however, get the Kindle app on both the phone and the laptop.
Amazon UK Kindle e-book
Amazon UK paperback book
Amazon US Kindle e-book
Amazon US paperback book
Lulu paperback book
Please do help me spread the word by sharing and, where possible, leaving a rating and even a review on one of these sites, or even on Goodreads.
At least the Kindle version is. Paperback is still in review on Amazon, but I’m planning to also publish on Lulu with a physical copy, which will hopefully be cheaper.
The book costs £2.70 on the Amazon UK Kindle and $3.50 on the Amazon US.
The UK version can be found here: Ice Warriors Book One Kindle UK
The US version can be found here: Ice Warriors Book One Kindle US
Please help me spread the word! And if you read the book, feel free to leave a rating at least. Even if you didn’t like the book, it’ll still help to know.
I’ll post once the book is available in paperback format.
This is exciting! I can now confirm that the expected publication date for the first book in my series, Ice Warriors, is to be this Tuesday – 2nd May.
Here’s the front cover:
And here’s the back cover:
And here’s the full cover, including the spine:
The cover was designed by Rebecca L. Burrows, who can be contacted here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Having made the decision to self-publish Ice Warriors, I’ve created a Facebook page through which to share news/updates/promotions/etc. Check it out and check back often for updates!
Those of you following my blog for a while will be aware of the fact I’ve been working on the first book in a planned series… a novel I hope to get published.
At its core, I think Ice Warriors is a save-the-world story. When I discussed it with a friend, we talked about how it was a story that started with failure. The main characters had tried to save the world… but it went wrong. Something happened, something that had a long-lasting effect for the next decade as seven went on their way and assumed it was all over.
I envision book one as being almost a setup… an introduction to the characters and the world. It’s set on Earth (Midgard in Norse mythology) and follows the journey of nine people with extraordinary powers.
There’s a lot more to the book than that. While it’s primarily a fantasy/mythology-based series, it does touch on a few other genres as well.
I have one last read-through to do, to make sure there are no glaring errors or inconsistencies, and then I plan to start submitting it to publishers. However, I do know how difficult it can be to find errors in your own work, so I have a question:
Would anyone like to provide me with some early feedback (constructive criticism is helpful – I want to know what does and doesn’t work)? If you provide me with a contact e-mail, I can send you a copy of the book. (I can probably convert it to PDF… otherwise, it’ll be in .rtf or .doc format).
If you’re willing to help out, that’s awesome! Otherwise, I’ll just keep updating you all through here… but if anyone does help me out, I’ll make sure you get a mention in the acknowledgements.
So… I did it. I just reached 50,000 words on CCCD: The Lady’s Knight!
I still have more of the story to go. I’m not at the end of the first draft yet. But unlike last year, I think I’ll actually be able to finish this book. (Seriously. I tried to write two characters attracted to each other last year… and they had zero chemistry. At least I’m not fighting a losing battle with Kay and River-Falcon…)
So… as per my promise, here’s the next front cover that was kindly created for me.
Well… it was more like the cover was adapted; but I still really like it. The lettering on the title is really cool.
So… I have a series of goals to complete between the end of this year and next year:
- Finish the first draft of CCCD: The Lady’s Knight.
- Finish Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard and begin submitting it to publishers.
- Finish the first draft of Mary Mary, my horror movie script.
- Edit CCCD: The Lady’s Knight, ready for submitting to publishers.
- Edit Mary Mary for submission.
Yeah… that’s kind of a long list, I know. I’m behind with Ice Warriors: Key of Midgard… but if I can’t get it ready by the end of this year, I’ll settle for the end of January.
So… I reached the next hurdle, in reaching 40,000 words of The Lady’s Knight! Yay! So, as promised, here’s the next cover that was kindly created:
I like all of the covers created for me, but I like this one because of the medieval theme to it. Although the majority of the book is set in a dystopian world, Sir Gawain comes from a world of knights and ladies… where fighting is about as natural as eating or sleeping.
So… I’ve still got a ways to go. I don’t know how many words I’ve got to get to, because I don’t know how much more is going to happen before the end. What I do know is that I’ve reached a point that I’m not sure how to get my characters out of. Not without resorting to drastic measures.