Building Anticipation

Building Anticipation

Anticipation | Guy L. PaceSometime in the next couple of weeks, you’ll see the final cover for Carolina Dawn. With this little post today I hope to build your anticipation for the cover, and the book.

Recently, Scott Deyett, my cover guy, sent a mockup of the cover for Carolina Dawn. It is awesome! The final, high-resolution images should be even more so. I sent Scott the page count for the book, and the ISBN and price bar code for the print version. So, now he has what he needs to correctly make the cover fit around the printed copy. The e-book cover image is just the front of the print cover, so that’s easy.

When the final cover is in, I will run a cover reveal. It will knock your sock off.

It is slowly coming together.

First Readers

The first readers, my wife and J. C. Wing of Wing Family Editing, think Carolina Dawn is pretty good. No brag. Just fact.

I will be putting our some advanced reader copies (ARCs) in the near future for some people who will read it and post up advanced reviews. I’ll post those in the blog as they come in.

The current planning date for Carolina Dawn‘s release is February 14, 2018.

Sometime around the first of February, both the e-book and print edition will on pre-sale or pre-order, so you can lock in your copy.

Keep reading.

Keep writing.

 

Tabitha Caplinger

Eden Sword | Tabitha CaplingerTabitha Caplinger

Tabitha Caplinger is a friend I’ve never met in person. We used to be fellow authors in the Booktrope Vox Dei stable. Blue Ink Press picked up Tabitha’s books after the demise of Booktrope and since then she knocked it out of the park with Armor Bearer. I read the first two volumes of The Chronicle of the ThreeBloodline and Armor Bearerand have been waiting not-so-patiently for the third book.

If you haven’t read the first two books yet, I highly recommend you get them and read them. She is a strong writer who communicates a solid Christian theme in her books. To be honest, I decided to read Bloodline, at first, because I wanted to see what writing from a female perspective looked like. I got sucked in and devoured Armor Bearer, as well. Here’s the blurbs for the books:

Bloodline

Zoe thought the loss of her parents would be the most difficult thing she’d ever have to endure. When she began seeing things she couldn’t explain in her new home of Torchcreek, Virginia, she was sure the grief was driving her mad. Instead Zoe discovers she is part of an ancient bloodline, one destined to defeat the powers of darkness from condemning the world. But Zoe, the daughter of the three, isn’t just another descendant, but the key to humanity’s salvation.

In this first installment of the paranormal fantasy trilogy The Chronicle of the Three, Zoe Andrews learns that not all shadows are harmless interceptions of light. Some are a more sinister darkness that wants to torment the soul.

Armor Bearer

Darkness creeps around every corner as demons gather in the small town of Torch Creek, Virginia. The Destroyer has arrived, and the Reaping is coming closer by the day. Zoe knows it’s her duty as the Daughter of the Three to hold back the shadows, but she doesn’t know how, and time is running out. Zoe and her friends turn to the ancient text of the chronicle for help. Are they strong enough to withstand an enemy who exploits their deepest fears and doubts? Will they find the answers they’re looking for before all of Hell is unleashed?

Zoe’s journey as the prophecy’s promised Daughter continues in this second installment of the fantasy trilogy, The Chronicle of the Three.

Eden Sword cover | Tabitha CaplingerEden Sword

The final showdown is fast approaching, and a grief-stricken Zoe is forced to count the cost of her destiny. As the losses mount, her strength wanes.

Even if the Chosen find the Eden Sword in time, will Zoe be strong enough to wield it? Will she be able to stand against the darkness as the promised Daughter of the ancient prophecy? Or will she be consumed by the fear of her nightmares becoming real?

Fear or faith? Even the Chosen must choose. In this final installment of The Chronicle of the Three, light and darkness collide as Zoe discovers there is more than one battlefield in this war.

The third book, The Chronicle of the Three: Eden Sword, is coming soon and now you see what the cover looks like and know the title. Be ready to get it when it comes out.

For more information about the trilogy and Tabitha Caplinger, check out her web site: tabithacaplinger.com

You can also follow her on Twitter at @Tab_Caplinger, on Facebook at facebook.com/tabcaplinger, or Instagram at @tab_caplinger.

Print

Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers in Print

Earlier this week, I completed the last few steps to get Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers available in print.

Thanks to the efforts of Scott Deyett, cover designer extraordinaire, we uploaded the covers with the new logo, correct ISBN, and price codes. Ingram Spark now has the print editions in print-on-demand for bookstores and libraries. Ingram’s Advance book listing will promote both titles to bookstores and libraries in all their markets in the next issue.

What this means:

— You may  order print copies of Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers through your favorite bookstore in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and beyond.

— You can ask them to carry the books as they are returnable.

— Print copies of both titles are available to libraries across the country, Canada, UK, Australia, and beyond.

Here are the new covers for Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers using the BugBear Books logo and new ISBNs:

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What else this means: I’m taking a risk by making the books returnable. Any books sold to US bookstores and returned come back to me. I pay shipping and the wholesale cost of the books. If they are in good shape, I can resell them at signings and such. If not, they get recycled. Books sold to bookstores in foreign markets and returned are destroyed and I take the hit.

So, here we are. This summer was a blur with selling a house, buying a house, storing stuff, moving stuff, and all that goes with that. In the middle of all this, I worked through Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers when I could to clean them up and prep them for print. I had little time for anything else.

Now, the third entry in the Spirit Missions series will get much more attention. Promise.

Keep writing.

 

Still Here

Still Here

In case you were wondering, I’m still here. Our move and other events took over my time and attention and I haven’t been able to post regularly. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be back to my regular schedule–such as it is.

When I have a little time, I work on the third installment of Spirit Missions, sort out some marketing ideas, and connect with my cover designer on the new logo and other items.  So, look for some promotion of Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers early or mid-July, and the launch of the print versions sometime in late July.

I did manage to ride for a couple of hours the other day and got to see some eagles sitting on a nest atop a power pole. Summer is coming on strong here and the days are getting warmer.

Hard to believe it is almost July already.

Keep writing.