Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy – Now available on Smashwords!

At long last, the day has come, and my book is available for purchase!

Smashwords has it up already right here:


I have also uploaded to the Kobo site as well as Amazon, so if you prefer to shop via either of those locations, please stay tuned. I will make announcements as soon as those become available.

Print-on-Demand copies of the novel will be available either by the end of this week or early next week for those of you who simply must have the touch and smell of paper book pages. I am currently waiting on the finished cover formatting from my graphic designer. Then the next step will be to get a proof copy back from Lulu to ensure that there are no printing errors. Nothing but the best for you guys! Once I’m satisfied that everything is as it should be, I will make it available for order.

Thank you all very much for your patience and support. This has been a very exciting and oftentimes harrowing experience for me. I hope to serve up a good story for your reading pleasure. Please feel free to comment as you like. I read and respond to each post.

Stay awesome and remember to make good art!

The Broken Prophecy – Sample III & paperback update

Hmm. So I have a dilemma my friends. I will be making print-on-demand copies of Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy via LuLu and I noticed that it costs almost double to print a novel in Pocket format (10.795cm x 17.463cm or 4.25″ x 6.875″) than it does to print a novel in A5 format (14.817cm x 20.99cm or 5.833″ x 8.264″). Naturally, I want to be as easy on your wallets as I can be. That’s one of the main reasons I went with self-publishing, because I can decide on the pricing for my own books without bleeding you fine folks dry for your love of reading.

Naturally, Pocket format looks more like the mass-produced paperbacks that we’re used to but A5 costs less. For reference, here’s an example of A5 versus Pocket:


The A5 novel, obviously, is on the left there. (And is actually one of my favourite books. I’m just sayin’.)

I guess my question is, readers, do you care either way? Have any preferences?

Now, for the promised sample of Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy. See you after the jump! Continue reading “The Broken Prophecy – Sample III & paperback update”

Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy – Sample II

So! Hope you liked the previous sample. Today, I’m working through the particulars of making sure the cover looks pretty on Kindle devices and mucking around with ISBNs. 

After the jump is another sample for your previewing pleasure. Enjoy! Continue reading “Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy – Sample II”

Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy – Sample

Hi guys! I wrote a thing! You may have noticed me blathering about it incessantly.


Well, the deadline of publication is fast approaching. It has presently been formatted for the Kindle and for other EPUB-using e-readers and I’m in the process of assigning ISBNs so that you may actually purchase them should they strike your fancy. So, let’s see if Blood of Midnight does, in fact, strike your fancy.

Below the jump is a sample of the novel for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Continue reading “Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy – Sample”

Good News on Formatting

Just a quick update to let y’all know that Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy is now properly formatted for the Kindle. We’re now working on the EPUB version so that both can be distributed at the same time and can be read on whatever device you desire. Yay!

As for paper copies, I’m currently speaking with my graphic designer about finalizing the cover and researching the best options for print-on-demand availability. The book will be available to be ordered in paperback either at the same time as the e-book or shortly afterward. Thanks everyone for being so patient with me! I’ll have a sample up for you to read soon.

Tunes for Writing

Hi guys! At present, I have chapters 1 through 10 of Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy submitted back to my editor and things are looking great. I’m about ready to start posting some samples of the novel here for you to see if you’d like to read the rest when it comes out but I want to be absolutely sure that it’s as polished and nice as it can be. You know I wouldn’t give you crap to read!

Other than that little announcement, I’ve found a great resource for writing. It’s a site that lets you search for music playlists based on mood. seems to be rather new but I’ve already discovered its usefulness. All I have to do is type in the mood I want to set for the scene and it pops up a playlist of songs that people have tagged for that particular mood. 

I’m not about to throw away all my youtube playlists but I’m eager to see where this resource goes in the future. Take a crack at it. At worst, you’ll discover some cool new songs.

Maps and Mishaps

So! The good news is that I drew up a political map of all the kingdoms north of the Great Barrier Desert for Blood of Midnight. It really helped clarify what all is going on in the area, who is doing what, who owes loyalty to whom and why. I also finished editing chapter 19, the final chapter of the book.

The bad news is, I must have forgotten to save the edits on my first chapter  so I had to do them all over again.

Well, win some and lose some. In any case, my first chapter is once again in the hands of my editor and soon the others will follow. Woohoo!

Rethinking Battles

Just a quick update to let y’all know that I finished editing chapter 12. I had to add in a lot more detail and rework one of the key features of the battle which I think I did handily. We shall see what Alex thinks!

Also, I just finished purchasing the last of my Samhain and Dia de los Muertos decorations … I swear. No more. … really. Last shopping trip. Mhum.

More Editing! Woo!



Here! have a random picture of Beaver Lake Park! The mountain is gorgeous this time of year.

This is a quick update to tell y’all that I just finished editing chapter 9 of Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy. I think I have time to plough through chapter 10 before I have to run off to ninjutsu class. Yay! Almost halfway done and lookin’ good!

Something to Be Thankful For

Wonderful news! In less than two weeks, Alex fully edited all 19 chapters of Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy. Spectacular work! Now I must buckle down and implement the necessary changes and it will be back in his hands for a second round.

I must admit, I’ve been sweating over the winter deadline a bit, but no more! Feels great to be back in action after a nice, restful Thanksgiving long weekend.

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