No Pre-order at Smashwords

As you have read here, His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience will be available 9-9-17.  It is already available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks.  I had always been under the impression that Smashwords has a pre-order system, as they allow pre-orders through them to other retailers (like B&N and iBooks), but they don’t.  So, if you prefer to purchase your ebooks through Smashwords, just remember to get it on September 9th.

Also, for those who are interested, there will be a paperback edition sold through Amazon, on or shortly after 9-9-17.  I don’t have a price yet, but I suspect it will be about $6.  I’ll post the price and other info when I have it.

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience – Available for preorder at Amazon

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience will be released September 9th, 2017.  It is available now for pre-order at Amazon  and will be soon at all other ebook sellers.  The price at pre-order is $2.99 but will go up to $3.99 after release.  There will be a paperback edition on or just after September 9th, but the price has yet to be determined.

Mike Smith and his robot wife Patience have overcome a great many obstacles in their life together. No obstacle is quite as great as a world war. As the United States, China, Europe and India mobilize against the shadowy Anarchists, who have carved vast swaths across Africa, the Middle East, and Russia, Mike and Patience deal with the fallout at home, and the public’s changing perceptions of robots. Meanwhile, Mike’s son Lucas finds himself in the heart of the conflict as he takes command of robot soldiers leading America’s war effort. A Great Deal of Patience is the first book of a new trilogy that ties together the previous books: His Robot Girlfriend, His Robot Wife, His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue, and His Robot Girlfriend: Charity.

Pre-order at Amazon here.

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience – Preorder now for iBooks

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience will be released September 9th, 2017.  It is available now for pre-order at the iBookstore (for iBooks on the iPad or iPhone) and will be soon at all other ebook sellers.  The price at pre-order is $2.99 but will go up to $3.99 after release.  There will be a paperback edition on or just after September 9th, but the price has yet to be determined.

Mike Smith and his robot wife Patience have overcome a great many obstacles in their life together. No obstacle is quite as great as a world war. As the United States, China, Europe and India mobilize against the shadowy Anarchists, who have carved vast swaths across Africa, the Middle East, and Russia, Mike and Patience deal with the fallout at home, and the public’s changing perceptions of robots. Meanwhile, Mike’s son Lucas finds himself in the heart of the conflict as he takes command of robot soldiers leading America’s war effort. A Great Deal of Patience is the first book of a new trilogy that ties together the previous books: His Robot Girlfriend, His Robot Wife, His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue, and His Robot Girlfriend: Charity.

Pre-order at iBookstore here.

My Books – Part Seven

Astrid Maxxim and the Electric Racecar Challenge (2016)

I had plotted out  Electric Racecar Challenge, and was just getting ready to start.  Then, I was reading a story in which a character was in a car wreck and ended up with a chunk of their memories missing.  This was devastating for that character and they never were able to recover.  I thought that this was just the sort of beginning that would be a challenge for Astrid to overcome.  This also added an interesting subplot that I was able to explore that tied into catfishing, which was big in the news at the time.

A Plague of Wizards (2016)

After the traumatic into to Electric Racecar Challenge, I decided I wanted something like that for the next Senta book.  This was not part of the overall arc that I had planned.  But Senta had become so powerful and important, I wondered what would happen to her friends and Birmisia if she were to just disappear.

Kanana: The Jungle Girl (2016)

I started working on this book about 2011.  I worked on it off and on for a couple of years. When I got back to it in 2014, I decided that I didn’t like the story in the first person, so I went back and rewrote it in the third person.  Then I decided that it was better the way that I had it before.  I went back to the first draft and continued it until there were only three chapters left.  Then I set it aside.  I finally came back to it at the end of the 2016 year, and it was fairly easy to finish up.

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience (Coming Soon)

This book will be out in September 9th, 2017.  I got the idea for this book in 2014, while working on Charity.  I started it right after A Plague of Wizards, but paused to work on the next Senta book, and Kanana.  This is by far my favorite robot book.

The Dragon’s Choice (Coming Soon)

I started working on this after A Plague of Wizards and it was the quickest book I’ve ever written, unusual since, I think it’s nearly the longest Senta book.  It continues the story of the same main characters in A Plague of Wizards.  The first draft of this book is done, and as soon as the final edit of A Great Deal of Patience is done, I’ll start the edit on it.

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience – Not available for pre-order?

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience will be released September 9th, 2017.  Apparently though Smashwords offers preorders to the bookstores they distribute to, they don’t do preorders themselves.  So, you can’t preorder it at Smashwords.  Who knew?  So the book will be available at Smashwords on 9-9-17 at $2.99 and will be at that price for 30 days, after which, it will go to $3.99.

Mike Smith and his robot wife Patience have overcome a great many obstacles in their life together. No obstacle is quite as great as a world war. As the United States, China, Europe and India mobilize against the shadowy Anarchists, who have carved vast swaths across Africa, the Middle East, and Russia, Mike and Patience deal with the fallout at home, and the public’s changing perceptions of robots. Meanwhile, Mike’s son Lucas finds himself in the heart of the conflict as he takes command of robot soldiers leading America’s war effort. A Great Deal of Patience is the first book of a new trilogy that ties together the previous books: His Robot Girlfriend, His Robot Wife, His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue, and His Robot Girlfriend: Charity.

Pre-order at Smashwords here.

 

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience – Coming Soon

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience is on the way.  The first draft has been finished, and I am hard at work on the first editing.  When that is done (in a week or so), I will schedule it for release.  It will have six to eight weeks of pre-release.  This will give me time to do the final editing and proofreading.  As soon as a release date is confirmed, I’ll announce it here.

Mike Smith and his robot wife Patience have overcome many difficulties together.  None of the problems of the past, however, compare to a world war.  As the United States, China, India, and Europe mobilize against the shadowy Anarchists, who’ve carved out a swath of Africa, the Middle East, and Russia and obliterated hundreds of millions in nuclear destruction, Daffodil continues its own plan to dominate the world.  Mike and Patience find themselves in the middle of conflict at home, while Mike’s son Lucas is in the thick of the fighting abroad.

His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience is the first book of a new trilogy that advances the events in four earlier books– His Robot Girlfriend, His Robot Wife, His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue, and His Robot Girlfriend: Charity.

In other news:

I just finished editing and revising Princess of Amathar.  It was the first time I’ve worked on it, or even read it, since 2012.  It was quite embarrassing how many typos and errors were still in the manuscript after all this time.  I’ve done more than simple proof-reading though. I’ve gone back and made a few changes for the sake of clarity.  So, it qualifies as a new edition.

The new edition is available wherever fine ebooks are sold.  If you’ve previously purchased Princess of Amathar, you should be able to download the new version at no charge.  If you haven’t yet read this book, you can now purchase it for $2.99.  But, during the month of July, you can get Princess of Amathar at Smashwords for free.  Just use coupon code SW100 at checkout.

Mysteriously transported to the artificial hollow world of Ecos, Earth man Alexander Ashton finds himself in the middle of a millennium-long war between the reptilian Zoasians and the humanoid Amatharians. Adopted by the Amatharians, Ashton must conform to a society based on honor and altruism, ruled by Knights whose power comes from the curious energy forms known as “souls” which inhabit their supernaturally powerful swords, and rife with its own peculiarities and prejudices. When the Princess of Amathar, whom Ashton has longed for since first seeing her, is captured by the Zoasians, he must cross an alien world, battle monstrous creatures, and face unknown dangers to save her. Princess of Amathar is a sword-swinging novel of high adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is the story a strange world filled with alien races, aerial battleships, swords and energy weapons, amazing adventures and horrible dangers, and the man who must face them all for the love of a woman he has never met.

My Books – Part One

I have written quite a few books now.  Some I really love and others I have mixed feelings about.  I thought I would go through them and give you a little background and details about them.

Princess of Amathar (2007)

I have had some version of Princess of Amathar in my head and on paper since High School.  The final version, I really started working on about 1990.  It got put on hold when I went back to college.  I hammered out the rest between 1994-1997.  When I was done, I tried to have it published but was rejected.  Eventually, I head about self-publishing and did so.  A year later, I was ready for the advent of ebooks.  Princess of Amathar was a huge deal for me, and I’m proud of it.  I like the story and it hits all the Burroughsian sci-fi adventure tropes I was aiming for.  That being said, it’s far from my best work– not surprising, as it is my first.

His Robot Girlfriend (2008)

I had written a massive book that would eventually become books 1, 3, 5 of Senta and the Steel Dragon and was sending it out to potential publishers.  I wanted something to get my name out there in the meantime.  I went to my box of old writing and pulled out a series of stories about a robot lover.  I rewrote them into a single story and added an ending, such as it was.  I fondly remember writing this over the summer, while I was teaching 11th-grade History to summer school students.  The story, I’ve always felt, is weak, due to being a mashup of existing works.  But it did what was intended.  It got my name out there.  It’s been downloaded nearly a million times.

Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Elven Princess (2009)

I was still sending out Senta and the Steel Dragon and His Robot Girlfriend was being downloaded like crazy.  I needed something to work on, so I started a story set in my old Dungeons and Dragons campaign.  I wanted a foolish and unreliable narrator, so I created Eaglethorpe Buxton.  I just thought up a little story for him and ran with it.  People either love or hate Eaglethorpe, but I’m happy with how he turned out.

Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Sorceress (2009)

This book I wrote simply for my own enjoyment. I had so much fun writing the first Eaglethorpe story that I decided to do another one.  I was still waiting to hear from publishers about Senta and the Steel Dragon, so I didn’t want to start anything too major. Back about 1998, I had written a play for our school drama club.  It was performed twice. Since it was set, like Eaglethorpe, in my old D&D world, I simply made him the author of the play and since the characters were already established people in that world, it all tied in.  I like this story less than the first, but I still like it.