Monday, March 15, 2021

Tempered & Turned's Origins

Tempered & Turned started it's life under a different title, with a different publisher. Originally it was published as Twice Turned with the cover on the left. 

When my original publisher first started developing the cover, they asked me to pick out models and images I liked. When I did, I bought the images myself to use as promotional matierial later, and I put my design skills to work to come up with my own images. When I got my rights back and it was acquired by another publisher, they loved the design I had created. We decided to use my design for the new cover with a few tweaks. That's why, if you look closely at the two covers, you'll notice the tattoos on Vidar for the cover of Tempered & Turned are slightly different. 

I feel as though the new cover portrays the mood and elements of the story a bit better, but that could just be because I had a direct hand in it and am biased. ;) Which cover draws you in more? 

Look for Ayra and Vidar's novel in it's new incarnation April 6th! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tempered & Turned Cover Reveal


New Cover, Updated Material, Same Great Story!

For those of you who are new to the Children of Fenrir series, it started out with another publisher as the Hemlock Hollow series. I had two books out in the series, Once Bitten which is now Bitten & Betrayed, and Twice Turned which is now Tempered & Turned.

My new publisher has edited them, allowed me to add a bit of new material, and has given them new covers, titles, and new life! So if you read Twice Turned, you don't have to read Tempered & Turned, it is in essence the same story. However, I hope you'll buy it for a friend or grab it for that beautiful cover. And please leave a review if you enjoyed it because reviews sadly don't transfer from the old version the new one. The new incarnation releases this April!

The novella, Clawed & Cornered, is all new, never been published before, so grab that if you haven't yet. Also, stay turned for the release of the next all new full length novel later this summer!

For reference on the series: Due to retail site algorithms, my publisher is calling the novella Clawed & Cornered book one, the first full length novel Bitten & Beholden book two, and the next full length novel Tempered & Turned book three. The novella, Clawed & Cornered is all new, never before published in any format. It is the story of how Raul and Sonja met.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Why Reviews are Important

Because they help retailers decide to recommend and feature the book more. It takes a whopping 30 reviews for most of them to even take notice of your book. Part of the reason for that is there are over 3,000 books published every single day of the year. Because of that getting noticed is harder than it has ever been. Most books fall into obscurity and barely sell enough copies to pay for a few coffees for their authors each month. That starving author thing, sadly is not a myth. 

Which leads me to: The reincarnation of Once Bitten has released! In it's new life it is titled Bitten & Beholden. It is with a new publisher now, and not only has a new cover, but new material that includes a new ending! I'm so excited about what my new publisher has done with the novel that I hope you'll check it out. I really, really hope you'll consider leaving a review at online retailers, because reviews from the old version don't carry over to the new one. 

If you read and loved Once Bitten, you don't have to read Bitten & Beholden. It is the same great story, just enhanced a wee bit. The original is pictured above along with the reincarnation. Bitten & Beholden is now called book two because my new publisher has published a little novella of mine called Clawed & Cornered that they are calling book one. Book "three", the re-vamped Twice Turned will be re-releasing as well with a new name (Tempered & Turned) and new material in March of 2021, and a brand new third full length novel in the series is coming next fall!