Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Sooo ... it's done! Ilfin of Arc is completely finished, from Prologue to Epilogue to inserts that fill the plot holes! The manuscript is currently away for final edit and proofread (fingers crossed!) and when it returns to me, I'll let you know when the release date is. YAY!!
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
The Kluequer Galaxy
Fesst Solar System
Kullain: settled during the Hadar Era
Regarded as ancient, second after Makaran
Three moons, -2 gravity
Contoured grassland, 12% ocean
Resident civilisation: Glonu
Fair colouring; able to transcend
Rulership: Empress Leffandir
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Gilmiaes Galaxy
FGS/423AZ Solar System
MASSIN: settled 22 000 years ago
Civilisation status acquired 8 500 years later
One moon, standard gravity
Mountainous, 70% ocean
Has been invaded seven times
Knowledge of the invasions was lost
No knowledge of settlement remains
Governance: Noble Families
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sci-fi at its best! Great world-building, a believable civilisation given the time passed between leaving Earth and present day settlement, and intriguing concepts, animals, talents, weapons and ruling families. Add danger, mystery, murder, a journey, magical abilities and characters one can definitely relate to, and you have a fantastic read.
This is well-written and imaginative. For me, it’s both sci-fi and fantasy and, as it has a sink-your-teeth-into-it length, I loved it! Definitely recommended, and I will be reading the next book in the series.
**I believe the author may be considering a contract with a traditional publisher and has withdrawn this book from online stores. I cannot therefore share links with you (or find the next book in the series, wail!), but do keep an eye out for this - it really is a fantastic read**
Saturday, August 20, 2016
So the edit is still on-going! This is one of the extras I've inserted for clarity :) This is sci-fi, after all!
The Halfin Galaxy
Sigmore Solar System
MAKARAN: settled during the Laran Epoch
Regarded in the present as ancient
Twin moons, standard gravity
Mountainous, 55% ocean
Resident civilisation: Ilfin
All men and women are born with a supernatural ability
No other distinguishing traits; hair, eye and skin colour is random
Ruling House: The Makar
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Today Suzanna Burke features Minstrel of the Water Willow on her site!
Do pop in and have a read :)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
2016 Summer Indie Book Awards!
The cold of winter is setting in, at least for those of us in the northern Hemisphere of the world. But we at Metamorph Publishing aren’t letting that get us down! We’re already looking forward to a sizzling summer, and we’re here to announce our first annual Indie Book Awards! You heard that right, a summer book awards! The event officially begins on January 1st of each year, and nominations will be accepted through midnight CST on August 31st each year. Voting will begin on September 1st and end on September 10th each year.
“What’s the big deal,” you ask? “There are all kinds of contests out there.” And you’re right, there are hundreds, probably thousands of book awards. But many of them are only for unpublished authors, or authors who only write in certain narrow genres, or for authors who have never published before in a particular genre. Plus, there are plenty of them that charge an entry fee, some of which are prohibitive to authors who publish independently, without the backing of a large and powerful publishing house.
So, we’re hoping to do something different with the Summer Indie Book Awards! Entry is free, and nominations will be accepted from any indie or small-press author, regardless of their current published or non-published state, or what genre they write in. We are accepting donations of print or e-books, author swag or novelty items (bookmarks, pens, keychains, etc.), but donation is not required for nomination. We’re taking nominations from authors as well as from readers, and authors can nominate their own books; we only ask that authors who do so also nominate a fellow indie author. Nominations can be made using this form: http://goo.gl/forms/T1L8sQJGVx, while donations can be made at: http://goo.gl/forms/6DkAK4MeqI.
Feel free to join up with the event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1099924726693772, and like the official Facebook page of the Summer Indie Book Awards at https://www.facebook.com/summerindiebookawards. You can also sign up for the newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/bL43cf so you can stay up to date with all the latest news! In the pinned post of the Facebook event, you’ll find these links, along with links to a Google Drive folder where you can look and see who’s already been nominated! And any author who is nominated will have access to an official contest nominee badge, that they can use on their book covers or any promotional media, if they so desire.
Winners in each genre will receive a prize (hopefully we’ll get enough donations for this), beginning with the 1st place winners. If we get enough prizes donated, we’ll go next to 2nd place winners, and then to 3rd place. Regardless of the prizes, winners will get a high-quality winner badge, stating their place and the genre of the book. These will be of high enough resolution for authors to use on their print books, if they want to!
But it’s not only the winners that will benefit from the Summer Indie Book Awards! All nominated authors will have the potential to reach hundreds, if not more, of new readers (readers often have a preferred genre, and while they’re voting for their favorite author, will come across others they may not have tried yet), and reach a huge new audience through the social media forums! And best of all, it’s meant to have fun, to reach out and network with other authors, potentially forming long-lasting relationships. And readers will benefit from having a wealth of new books in front of them, as well as a vast amount of new stories to immerse themselves in.
Though we’re using Facebook and other social media as a platform to reach more authors and readers, none of these social media outlets are affiliated with the awards. They are hosted strictly by Metamorph Publishing.
For more information, please visit Metamorph Publishing at https://metamorphpublishing.com.