A very interesting thing happened to me this past month. I had a revelation! Brought on by the book WRITE. PUBLISH. REPEAT. Have you read it? If you publish (even traditionally) then you should read it. I have been told by other authors that nothing sells a book like more books, but WRITE. PUBLISH. REPEAT. gave me concrete examples of why and how that works. I'm convinced. It's good to have a presence on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, but they don't help me find my audience and my fans like writing more books does.
So with that news, I have announcements!
Nogiku Series News
First, sign-ups are now open for the Nogiku Series multiple covers reveal! REMOVED and RELEASED are getting new covers, yes. They are pretty and I love them, though I have modified them a good dozen times already :) We will also be revealing the covers for Nogiku Series Book 3 and the beginning of the Nogiku Series short stories… so…
Second, Book 3 of the Nogiku Series is entitled, REUNITED. Yay! Title reveal! Yes, the title has very much to do with what happens in the book. Want a blurb to go along with REUNITED? You got it. Here it is, and I was as careful as I could be about not giving away ANY spoilers.
Yūsei has surprises for Sanaa Itami. The long trip across the stars ends with Mark Sakai delivering bad news from orbit over their new home, and there’s no turning back or moving on. Despite all their misgivings, this is where they will have to stay.
Sanaa, Jiro, and the rest of Earth’s settlers move into a coastal town and stick to their plans to live the colonization life they dreamed of. But Sanaa’s existence won’t be kept secret from her enemies for long. Kazuo promised he would see her in another life, on another world, and he aims to keep his word. Now she will face those who want their revenge and make new enemies while dispensing with old ones on her journey across the fascinating and unfamiliar landscape of Yūsei.
REUNITED, Book THREE of the Nogiku Series, is the third book in a captivating post-apocalyptic romance series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them into the future between Earth and a faraway land.
Queue REUNITED on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22037312-reunited
Third, I have Nogiku Series Short Stories for all y'all. The first one will be available on June 3. The cover for it will be revealed with all the other covers. The title of the short story series is REVEALED. I plan to publish at least 5 parts, if not more, and they will all be bundled a few months after they're all released. In the meantime, I plan to make the first free, and the rest 99¢ a piece. These short stories are companions to REMOVED and tell the other side of REMOVED‘s story from Jiro and Mark's perspective. You can read them first or read them later or even at the same time as REMOVED. They are meant to enhance the experience :)
Want a blurb for the first short story, REVEALED: Part One: New Year's Eve with Jiro and Mark? Here ya go!
Get immersed in the Nogiku world with Jiro Itō as he gets ready for a boring and annoying New Year’s Eve out in Nishikyō. At least, that’s what he expects his night to be like. Jiro would rather drink with the geisha all evening, and avoid taking anyone home, but he has family business to attend to instead. When the family business leads to an unfamiliar restaurant, Jiro spies Sanaa Griffin smiling at him from across the room, and his night turns around.
But Mark Sakai, his uncle, is not pleased with Jiro’s flirtations. Mark has worked hard for over a decade to get Sanaa into position for her new life, and he can’t have Jiro interfering. Will a stern warning be enough to keep them apart?
PART ONE of REVEALED is a companion short story to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series. The first chapter of REMOVED is included at the end of PART ONE. Read REVEALED first or read it later, but don’t miss this look into the other side of Sanaa’s story.
Approximately 10,000 words.
Queue REVEALED PART ONE on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22037318-revealed
Upcoming Publishing Dates
All the working working working around here means I will be concentrating on increased output of material for all my series and new ones I plan on starting. Here are some dates to keep in mind.
- June 3: Nogiku Series Cover Reveal and REVEALED PART ONE available.
- June 20: REVEALED PART TWO cover reveal right here on the blog.
- June 21: SFR Bridgade Mid-Summer Blog Hop begins. I will be sharing an excerpt from REUNITED here! Don't miss it because there'll be an awesome giveaway as well.
- July 1: Teaser Tuesdays begin for REUNITED. I will be sharing them here, on Facebook, on Tumblr, and on Pinterest with the reveal of a dedicated REUNITED pinterest board!
- July 18: REVEALED: PART TWO will be available.
- July 19: I will be participating in The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt! This should be a lot of fun!
- July 31: REUNITED will be available.
- August 22: REVEALED: PART THREE will be available.
This is just my publishing schedule for the summer. I will also be attempting a first draft of a brand new New Adult novel I have planned and working on the cover for that as well. Lots to do!
I'll publishing here at the blog a lot as well. I have a series I'm planning on Science Fiction Book Recommendations, and in June, I'll be re-publishing all the guest posts from my Nogiku Blog Tour in January. Good stuff to look forward to. Want to get all the posts straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the blog!
You're probably thinking I'm crazy. I am definitely crazy. But nothing makes me happier than writing and publishing the work for all of you. Nothing. There is no better marketing than publishing more stories, so that's what I'm going to do.
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Psst, when I'm not working, I'll be right here. See ya around!