The third installment in Twisted Fate, Fate's Demand, is being released on December 15, 2014 - just in time for Christmas! However, this is the only announcement as I am busy, busy this month with the holidays and relocating for my day job. But for all of you who have been waiting, mark the day. Check for more updates in the new year. Fate's Revenge, the fourth book in the series, will be released February or March 2015. Once we are settled and the holidays have passed, I will update the site with a firm publication date.
I have been so immersed in Twisted Fate lately, editing and promoting, that I had to start writing Fate's Disguise (Book Five). I couldn't sleep! Every time I laid my head down, a new idea would pop up. It got to the point where my light was flickering on and off like a child who has just discovered the light switch I was scribbling ideas on so many stickies. Finally, I just used my voice app on my phone since I don't need the lights for that.
It was odd, though. I made the decision to stop writing longhand so that I could cut out the process of having to type up what I'd written after the fact, and the moment I pulled open a new document . . . I drew a blank. All those stickies and carefully laid outline sitting in my head did me no good, so I picked up a pen and opened up a new notebook . . . two chapters came out! Crazy, right? I wasn't having this problem with Casting Light, the third book in the Cast From Power series. But since this is the second-to-last installment, I figure, "Why mess with what's working?"
So now, in between editing and learning the ropes of marketing, I will be writing . . . and typing :( But it's better than having writer's block :)
Before publishing Fate's Exchange, I answered this question to one woman and a view critique sites. Now, however, people are asking me, "What Comes Next?"
Well, to answer your questions, Fate's Return will be published in late October (approx. October 27, 2014). Pre orders will be live at the end of September. Fate's Demand, the third book in the series, will be released sometime in December, just in time for Christmas!
But, like many other people, I can't wait - October is two whole months away! So this past weekend, I revamped the novella I wrote, Pulled Away, and will be publishing that as Book 1.5 prior to the release of the second novel in October as soon as it comes back from readers, I complete my final read through, and format it for release. That said, it is now available for pre-order for only $0.99 from now until September 19, 2014, which is the day it will go live for readers to purchase!
Lastly, Book One is being reformatted for print! In a few weeks. I will be able to hold a copy of my own novel, and I could not be more excited! Thank you to everyone who downloaded or purchased my debut, and for all the wonderful reviews since.
This last week has been exciting, but hectic. I published my first novel, Fate's Exchange, a day early (by accident), and then had to rush to implement the final changes that were necessary before anyone purchased it. Then I decided to use the five days from KDP Select to promote it free for the entire work week.
In theory, the idea was great, though next time I won't be promoting a novel during the week invoicing is completed at work. 695 copies of Fate's Exchange were downloaded between Monday, August 25, 2014, and Friday, August 29, 1014, and 8 were downloaded Saturday, August 30, 2014, before the promotion ended. Excluding Saturday, that's an average of 139 downloads PER DAY! Not bad for a debut author learning the ropes of marketing, and I even received four reviews, leaving Fate's Exchange with a current star-ranking of 4.5!
During the week, I discovered how to make a review request, create promotional poster images, utilize social media to gain exposure, and became listed on numerous sites, both as an author and for the book itself. If anyone would like to see these listings and interviews, visit Twisted Fate Series on Facebook and the links will be there.
By far, this was my favorite:
Thank you everyone for your support!
Starting tomorrow, Fate's Exchange is available on Amazon for FREE! Get your copy this week, as the promotion ends on Friday, August 25, 2014.
Well, I accidentally published a day early, which means I have to wait until it is able to be edited to update with the cover it was supposed to be published with. But . . . it's out!! Fate's Exchange is now available for purchase via Amazon.com and its affiliates, and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted.
After the term with KDP Select (90 days, for which I do not know if I selected before publishing because I was supposed to be saving as draft) has expired, I will also add the novel for purchase on Smashwords and its very first print edition. For now? It's time to get serious about editing Fate's Return, the second novel in the Twisted Fate Series.
The first book in the series, Fate's Exchange, will be published on August 22, 2014! It will take a few days before Amazon matches prices, but the amount? FREE! Don't miss getting your copy.
Want to know what happens in the days leading up to publication? Check out Mythic Words during the week leading up to publication to see the list of items needing to be checked off each and every day, as well as what I have done thus far - the list is I.N.S.A.N.E! But, hopefully by posting this, I can help someone else while they are gearing up for a debut. Unfortunately, I am a do-it-before-understanding-it kind of girl, so I won't be promoting the first installment to the extend it deserves; however, once I have completed the process of actually publishing it on Amazon, Smashwords, and CreateSpace (I want a paperback copy!), I will know the lay of the land, so to speak. Then, when Fate's Return is published (looking at October 2014 now), I will have a better idea of all the "what-not-to-do's".
I can't wait to share what I learn with everyone! If you have any questions, or even advice, shoot me a message or comment below.
So the new cover is complete (Novel Page)... One down, five to go.
Fate's Exchange is still set to be released this summer, hopefully before August. However, if you're eager to read it, check out Wattpad, Widbook, or Authonomy. The full version is posted to each of those sites; however, I am almost finished with edits (on chapter 22). There's bit a few scenes added, most of which increase Mr. Tinsley's 'Creep Factor', but also lessons the graphic imagery in the scene where Alyssa catches him and Tina in his classroom. It's really exciting now that the finish line is fast approaching, though also terrifying in that I have NO CLUE what will happen. I guess the part of what makes it great, right? The unknown. That's why, even though I am officially on hiatus for this series, I couldn't help but edit and play with covers.
My exam for insurance is July 2nd, but the following weeks are going to be crammed with editing the first two books for Twisted Fate - finishing Fate's Exchange (chapter 22-32 and a final read-through) and starting from scratch with Fate's Return, including the cover.
Remember, Unbound has one more week for the poll to change the name of the series!
So, it's official. I have taken a break from the series. I have set a date to publish, which will net be met if I don't start editing. However, I will continue to meet a minimum pager per day quota so that the writing doesn't get rusty :)
On another note, and very closely tied to Twisted Fate, is an announcement for the name of the series spin-off... Inheritance. It'll be much like the original series, though closer to the Darkness that threatens Alyssa and her cohorts in Twisted Fate. I can't wait to share more.