Sunday, August 05, 2018

I may be returning to KU

I'm considering a return to KU, now that the whole mess with MSE has been cleared up. I'm not exactly happy with the way it turned out, but it does seem to have been resolved.
I'll be deciding tomorrow (Monday) if I'm going to be coming back immediately or not.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Still on Amazon, but no longer in KU

As of a couple of hours ago, Amazon took me out of the KU program. It's gonna suck, I suspect I'll lose about half my fans and readers, but I can't afford to be shut down because I got targeted.

Now I have to update my webpage and I guess I should open up accounts with other ebook sellers as well. Not that I expect to make much money there. But I guess we will see.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Leaving KU ASAP. Someone at Amazon is on a witch hunt

Effective immediately I am pulling all of my books out of Kindle Unlimited (KU). Apparently someone at Amazon is engaging in a witch hunt and is shutting down authors, completely destroying their livelihoods.
I'm not talking about small time authors either, I'm talking about the name authors in the genre in which I write. I realize that I will probably be next, and I can not afford to lose my income, that it is far better for me just to take a hit from no longer being in the KU program.

If you are an author, I would highly recommend you drop out of KU as well. Remember, Amazon can not be questioned or appealed to. You can sue them, that's about it.

Now, some of my books will still be in KU for the next few months, because it's a 90 day sign up. I will be contacting them tomorrow to see if I can get everything pulled immediately. Financially, I just can not take this risk.

Friday, July 13, 2018

New Valens Legacy book

Available now on Amazon in Kindle format, soon in paperback:

Friday, June 22, 2018

What's currently going on...

Things have been incredibly hectic here for the last several weeks. As some of you may know, I'm in the process of buying a house, out of state. This involves a lot of travel, and as the first house we went to contract on turned out to have serious issue (like $50K minimum to fix issues, probably more like a $100K), we had to drop out of that and start all over.

So now I'm in contract on another house, and this one looks fine. But I have to fly to Chattanooga at the end of next week for a convention that I really want to go to (LibertyCon - if you're there, look me up) and as I'm doing a panel, well, I'm gonna be busy some more.

And don't even get me started on the lawsuit I'm about to file to protect my copyrights, against someone who doesn't seem to understand that violating them is a crime. (BTW premier law firms ain't cheap!).

So yeah, it's been busy. I'm hoping to pass the halfway mark on 'Take California' today. I'm also hoping to order the cover at some point today as well. I've got several days of (hopefully) uninterrupted time ahead of me, so I'm hoping I can get the first draft finished here in the next few days. It's just been very very very hectic.

So I haven't forgotten about you, or the next book in the Valens Legacy, it's just been busy.

On the Audiobook front, the next one will be released next week, and Podium Press has indicated that they will be doing books 7 & 8! So now I have to write 9 & 10, so they'll do them too :-)

Thanks to all of you for everything!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Just released this morning, the first installment in a collection of short stories as told by Sean's wives in the Valens Legacy series. This book contains two short stories about Roxy and Jolene.

Amazon Link:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Black Friday on Sale

To celebrate Amazon's fixing of the glitch on Thursday, the first book of the Valens Legacy series, 'Black Friday' is on one of those Amazon 'countdown' sales. It's 99 cents for the next few days, then the price will go up to slowly until it's back to the regular price in about a week.

So if you've put off check out the series, now might be a good time.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

On the Amazon Problem / Glitch

To all of my fans and readers, Amazon is aware of the problem and is working hard to fix it. I suspect once they do fix it, they'll then have the even bigger problem of trying to help all of the authors who got hurt by it.

So, just a reminder, if you are a fan of any particular author, please go check their author page on Amazon, or their website, to see if they have any new releases out in the last week and a half. Not only have I been hit (Jan Stryvant), but so have authors like J.A Cipriano, and Micheal-Scott Earle.

If you are fans of these writers, please take a few minutes to see if you're up to date on their releases, as well as any other author you are a fan of.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Please tell your friends the new Valens Legacy book is out

Because apparently everyone who published a new book between 4/20 and 4/23 got all of the books in their series pulled down from the Also Bought and notifications lists.

Yup, the Valens Legacy series, which used to be in a slew of  'Also Bought' lists on many other author's books has completely disappeared from Amazon. Along with several other series by other authors who published in that date range.

I've written Amazon, but if they fix it, it won't happen until Monday when they're back at work. So a lot of people who would have read this book are never going to know that it's out. And nobody new is going to be exposed to the series for a while.

Which seriously sucks. I was wondering why sales were off.

Last week really was the week from hell. :-(