The Sorceress and her Lovers – Just $2.99 for Kindle

The Sorceress and her LoversIt’s been three years since the Kingdom of Greater Brechalon, with the help of Zurfina the Magnificent, defeated their hereditary enemies, the Freedonians. The world has changed. Port Dechantagne, once a distant outpost of civilization, has grown to be a large city, the center of prosperous Birmisia Colony. Steam-powered carriages share the streets with triceratops-pulled trolleys, fine ladies in their most fashionable bustle dresses lead their lizardmen servants through the shopping districts, and an endless stream of immigrants pours into the region.

The young ladies of the colony are busy with fashion, coming out parties, and securing partners among the smaller male population. Eleven-year-old Iolana Staff, daughter of the colonial governor, has more important things on her mind—the mysterious machine known as the Result Mechanism, and her relationship to the machine’s creator.

Meanwhile, sorceress Senta Bly returns from the continent with a new male companion, an illegitimate daughter, and a long lost brother. Hated and feared for her magic, she must face wizards, assassins, and an old enemy from another reality.

The Sorceress and her Lovers continues the story of Senta and the Steel Dragon, taking up where The Two Dragons left off. It is a story of magic and power, fear and revenge, and love.

Purchase your copy of The Sorceress and her Lovers by following this link.

Kindle Unlimited – Sorry, No.

Last month, Amazon announced Kindle Unlimited.  I would love to have my books available on Kindle Unlimited, because I think subscription services (Netflix for Ebooks) are the wave of the future, and are especially great for discovering new authors such as myself.  My books are already available on Scribd and Oyster.  Sadly, I can’t do it.  In order to have books on Amazon Unlimited, they have to be on Amazon Select, and therefore exclusive to Amazon.  I would have to pull my books from not only Scribd and Oyster, but also Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks (where I sell twice as many books as I do at Amazon).

For a much more detailed perspective on Amazon Select, read Mark Coker’s article on it here.  For a reader’s point of view about the availability of ebooks, read MrsJoseph’s blog post here.

His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue – Now at Amazon

PatienceHis Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue is now available at Amazon for $2.99.  You can find it in the US Amazon store by following this link.  Don’t forget though that you can still get your free copy at Smashwords. (See the post two days ago.)

It is the year 2037, when men are men and robots are cute. Patience, the robot wife, has a new friend– Wanda. Wanda, another Daffodil, has been having difficulty bonding with her human, the recently divorced Ryan. She hopes that with Patience’s mentoring, she’ll be able to help Ryan accept her into his troubled life. But even Patience isn’t prepared for what happens when they take a joint vacation cruise to Antarctica. His Robot Wife: Patience is a Virtue is a science fiction story in a world where technology is more than just a pretty face.

Tesla’s Stepdaughters for Kindle

Tesla's StepdaughtersIn a world where men are almost extinct, someone is trying to kill history’s greatest rock & roll band. Science Police Agent John Andrews must negotiate a complicated relationship with Ep!phanee, the band’s lead singer; drummer Ruth De Molay, bassist Steffie Sin, and the redheaded clone lead guitarist Penny Dreadful, as he protects them and tries to discover who wants to kill the Ladybugs.

Tesla’s Stepdaughters is available at Amazon for the Kindle and all Kindle apps for just 99 cents.  Follow the link to Amazon.

Good News for Indy Authors

Mark Coker at Smashwords reports that Smashwords authors have enjoyed a 76% increase in sales through Apple iBookstore after Christmas.  See the original post here.  This is aggregated from 125,000 Smashwords titles, so it’s too early to tell if that has had an impact on my books, but it sounds good.  Apple has been my best selling outlet for a while now.

On a related note, sales are up for my books at Amazon’s Kindle Store too.

Obviously having a small sales increase (of the amount that I might hope for) won’t immediately make me wealthy or allow me to retire from teaching and focus on writing, but anything that makes you feel good about writing can be a great motivator.  And getting my books out into the hands of readers makes me feel good.