Wow. It’s been another 50+ orders already (260 total as of right now)! You guys have me stalled in a continual state of amazement! I could have never imagined that this many people would rise up to support me through this process, yet every time I think I’m getting used to being buried beneath the weight of your kindness, you throw another load of your benevolence on me!
As promised, I’ve released another chapter, number seven for those of you keeping score at home. In this segment, we see the indirect effect of the Impresario’s arrival. His presence sends supernatural shockwaves through the homes and souls of Elancourt’s inhabitants, loosening the foundation of the world I’ve built to this point in the story. This is where things start to get abstract and weird. Magic is being born. Things get even creepier in the next few chapters as spirits and demons starts to take shape. I hope you’ll enjoy it and ask a friend to pre-order so that we can keep this momentum going.
A couple of days ago I accidentally sent out 100+ recommendations to all of my followers. I apologize. I thought that I was sending various Inkshares authors a personal request for my own book, but I was utilizing the improper Inkshares web tools for doing so. While I’m sure each of those books are worthy of being checked out, the phrasing I attached was pretty strange because of my mistake and made it sound like I was pitching my own book within a recommendation for theirs.
My apologies to the people who received a bunch of spam emails and to the authors whose work I inadequately showcased. I’ve said it before, but even writing a terrible book would be a huge undertaking, so to put out the kind of quality my Inkshares peers have produced deserves a lot more respect and attention than what I put forth. I hope you’ll all consider browsing through some of the other authors in this contest.
I have especially grown fond of Alex Lander’s Housewife in Hell and look forward to reading the new chapters she releases every Monday night. It always delivers the creep factor. As she suggested, I recommend reading it in the dead of night with your favorite end of the day beverage- you’re going to need it!
Then there’ Gorracula by Yorgo Douramacos… the title alone is probably the most gravitationally effective I’ve ever seen, and yes *spoiler alert* it is exactly what it sounds like. lol
The Elements: Descension by Lauren Drube. Seriously. Some really provocative sci-fi fantasy work! Can’t wait to get more of the story. I love science fiction. I love fantasy. When the two marry, they make the most beautiful babies. And then she put demons all up in there! *swoon*
Last but not least, Witch’s Diary by Rebecca Brae is super fun! It’s about a Witch who got drunk and burnt out her powers, so she takes a bunch of odd-jobs to see where she fits in without magick. For me, one of the hardest things to write is comedy, so when I see it done right I really take notice. Rebecca does it right and you can tell after just the first few paragraphs.
The sheer variety of appealing work is astounding. Makes it even more difficult to imagine that you’ve all managed to keep me where I am on the leader boards.
Of course, I hope I win, but not at the expense of potentially denigrating anyone else’s hard work. Keeping perspective in this ordeal is paramount. I have been supported by more than 250 people! As stressed out as I am, how can that be anything short of miraculous? Sure, it’s the kind of miracle that has my guts all tied up in knots, my blood pressure is rising to dangerously high levels and I kind of want to throw up my heart all the time, but still! Miracle!
Thank you readers and authors alike. Thank you dream makers and hustle-helpers. I will never stop being grateful for the efforts of the promotional army we’ve managed to amass! As always, reach out to me and let me know what you’re thinking! Have an idea of how I might take my book promotion to the next level? Want to let me know what you think of the last chapter? Have a book you want me to check out? Let me know!