OKAY. Let's publish a book, shall we?

  • SUBSCRIBERS: You will get an email this Friday or (more likely) Saturday with a link and instructions on how to download your FREE Special Edition Starshine eBook :). Why a Special Edition? As thanks for all your support and encouragement, of course!
  • Barring apocalyptic events, the Starshine eBook will be available next Tuesday, March 25th on Amazon (including all international sites), Barnes&Noble/Nook, Google Play and Kobo (Apple is notoriously slow in its publishing process, so it may not be available on iTunes until later in the week) for $3.99 (or equivalent foreign currency).
  • The Starshine paperback will also be available Tuesday, March 25th on Amazon, Amazon Europe, and the Createspace eStore. I don't know the price yet, but if you purchase the paperback you will be able to get the Kindle eBook for free.
 

Note: I SAY it will be available Tuesday, but I am beholden to the whim of website processing and updating. It may be live within minutes of hitting "publish," but most of the sites claim it can take up to 4 days. :grumble: I hope to approve everything in time for it all to be live by Tuesday.

  • I will post on Tuesday with links to everywhere the book is live. I will also be pursuing additional publishing channels in short order, so if you have any cool book sites you like to frequent, let me know.
  • Hmm, I believe I promised a reveal with this update, didn't I? Here you go: Titles and covers for the remainder of the trilogy! (click image for larger version)
 

STARSHINE:

Aurora Rising Book One

VERTIGO:

Aurora Rising Book Two

TRANSCENDENCE:

Aurora Rising Book Three

(Also available in the Official Art Gallery)

  • More new media: Hastily taken snapshots of the Starshine paperback proof (color me ecstatic) and the non-snapshotted back cover of the paperback (click images for larger versions):
 
 

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No excerpt today (you'll be reading it in just a few days, right?). But for fun, and since the topic has come up in conversation, I thought I'd share the music playlist that helped write Starshine:

 
  • Foo Fighters (multi-album playlist). Highlights: The Deepest Blues Are Black*, Long Road to Ruin*, No Way Back*, DOA*, Cold Day in the Sun, Walk, But Honestly, Halo, Times Like These, Learn to Fly, Have It All, Everlong

  • Snow Patrol (multi-album playlist). Highlights: Run*, Fallen Empires, It's Beginning to Get to Me, The Lightning Strike, Set Fire to the Third Bar, Chasing Cars, Open Your Eyes, Make This Go on Forever, Punishment (Tired Pony)

  • Muse (Live at Rome Olympic Stadium). Highlights: Starlight*, Madness*, Follow Me, Resistance, Uprising, Supermassive Black Hole

  • Linkin Park (multi-album playlist). Highlights: Robot Boy*, When They Come For Me, Waiting For the End, Castle of Glass, Iridescent

  • Two Steps From Hell (Invincible). Highlights: Am I Not Human?, Hypnotica, Tristan, Undying Love, Black Blade, Protectors of the Earth, Invincible

  • Who knows, perhaps you'll find one of these playing in your head as you read a notable scene (hint: it'll probably be one of the '*' songs).

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