Storm of Blood on Amazon and a whole lot of links

Storm of Blood final cover

Storm of Blood is on for 99c. This introductory offer will last for all of May, and then the price will go up.

Also, just a reminder that Storm of Blood can also be downloaded from Smashwords for free using the coupon code EA42K on check out. The coupon expires at the end of May.

The first several chapters are also available to read for free on Goodreads. Check it out if you’re not sure if you want to commit to a purchase. You can also read excerpts on Amazon and Smashwords before purchasing.

Currently Storm Front and The Archive of Lost Dreams are available for free on Smashwords and for 99c on Amazon. I am trying to make them available for free on Amazon as well, but the process and not easy and I beg for your patience in the matter. You can help by visiting their Amazon pages, scrolling down a bit to ‘tell us about a lower price’, and reporting they are available for free on some of the bigger sellers like Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Sony and Diesel. Here, I’ll even make it super easy by providing all the links:

Storm Front:

Amazon – currently 99c.

Free on:

Barnes & Noble

The Archive of Lost Dreams:

Amazon – currently 99c.

Free on:

Barnes & Noble

As usual, The Edge of Darkness is 99c on Smashwords and Amazon.

Oops, I’ve Done It Again

Storm of Blood final coverWell, not so much ‘oops’ as ‘Hey there, loyal readers, would you like a new book?”

Today I hit ‘publish’ on both Amazon and Smashwords for my new young adult urban fantasy/paranormal novel ‘Storm of Blood’. As you may or may not know, it is the first full-length novel starring Tina Storm, my Australian teenage demon hunter who also appeared in the short story collection ‘Storm Front’ (available for free on Smashwords and hopefully soon to be free on Amazon)

Smashwords is available immediately, of course. Amazon will take about a day to show up on, and a bit longer for the international sites. Smashwords sites like Barnes and Noble and Diesel will be available in a few weeks. I’ll let you know when it’s available in your favourite format.

Here’s the link to the Smashwords site for Storm of Blood.

Also, Storm of Blood will be free on Smashwords until the end of May if you enter the following coupon during check-out:


The coupon expires on May 31 2013, so if you’ve been waiting patiently for this novel now’s your chance to grab it in .mobi, Word, epub or whatever your favourite format is.


Storm Front Free for Five Days Only

Hi guys!

Things have been a little quiet on the blogosphere lately, and I can’t even blame writing a new book. I got to 26K words on The King’s Phoenix and decided I needed to take a break because of my day job, which is all kinds of crazy intense at the moment. I value my down time only a lot and instead of stressing myself out over writing deadlines, I am now trying my best to relax in my leisure time just so I can cope with the demands of my day-to-day life.

At this point I’m not sure if I’ll be continuing TKP for all of August and saving Aura for the real NaNoWriMo. The words are flowing just fine – the story’s not a problem. The problem is my extremely limited time and the fact that making my self-imposed writing deadline was stressing me out.

See, I used to read other writing blogs. And they are all about peddling as much new material as possible. Put out one book, get writing, put out another book, ad infinum. Fill every spare moment with writing. If you produce less than 10K words a day you’re a loser. If you can’t produce a brand new book every three months you’re not doing right. These advice givers also tend to have huge backlists, whereas I’m producing entirely new material. The fact that they were at some point traditionally published doesn’t hurt.

So I’ve stopped reading advice. My writing was becoming too much like work and at this point in time that’s not something I can handle. I’m taking my own time. The book will come when it comes.

Also! Storm Front is free on for five days. Go get it!  Especially because the new Tina Storm book is coming out later this year.

And We’re Done

I know it’s been a long time coming (because I started Storm Front #6 way back in November 2011) but finally I am able to say that Tina and Ten’s first full-length adventure is complete!


This is what I see in my head… image from

It’s clocking in at 78.5 thousand words in the first draft. After editing there will be some added and some taken away. After beta-reading there will be some added and some taken away. And after professional editing there will be some added and some taken away. I was initially aiming for 80K, but it’s okay to fall short a little. It’s still the longest book I’ve completed. The Edge of Darkness clocked in at 52K (in one month), and Dadewalker and Darkwalker both clocked in at 70K (I won’t tell you how long I worked on those babies for, because it’s embarrassingly long).

I’ve also had awesome feedback from voters on the poll for naming Storm Front #6, and even though the poll is still running for a few more weeks I’m pretty sure I know what the new name will be. But I won’t tell you yet because it’s a secret. If you haven’t voted yet, please do! It’s so easy: look, I’ll even link you right here so you don’t have to go looking for a link.

There’s no rest for the wicked, though. I’m plunging straight on and continuing to write The King’s Phoenix as part of Camp NaNoWriMo.

Storm Front #6 Excerpt

“I’m a demon hunter,” I said, relishing the sound of the words tumbling from my mouth. “I’m born in to it, much liked you’re born into witchcraft. Wanna know why I was so bad at blood magic?” I raised my left hand and let the lightning spark between my fingers. “Because I have this. A lightning vanquish. I’ve already used it on a human. You wanna come at me, bro? Bring your blood. I’ll fry you to high heaven.”

Ladies and gentlefolk, Storm Front #6 is almost finished. Remember to vote here on the poll to help me select a name for the novel. We’ve got a clear winner so far: is it the title you think fits best?

I’ve also got a fabulous editor lined up for October, which should give me enough time to edit her up and get feedback from beta readers. It will be awesome working with an editor! The Edge of Darkness didn’t actually have one, you know. Some people are precious about their writing, but I actually love mine to be hacked to pieces. I couldn’t afford an editor when I lived in England because we could barely afford to feed ourselves. But now that I’m back in Australia with a job (which, incidentally, I LOVE), I can afford to invest a little more into my books.