Kal Fate’s Mission Debrief

Kal’s Fate and its sequel were a resounding success and my best book launch ever! I have all of you to thank for it. So, thank you, I appreciate it. Having a launch like this makes me want to just buckle down and write the next one (which is in progress).

But before I do, I have a couple of things for you today. If you’ve read Kal’s Fate, and love it, please review it here. Those help me out, and allow other people to discover my work. Even if you don’t have time for a review, give it a rating. Those help too!

Sadly, the 99 cent sale period of both books are at an end, and they are back to regular price. However, I do put things on sale often, and let you all know when I do.

Lastly, I have a couple more projects coming down the line. First off, I’m well into writing book 2 of my very first fantasy series, you can preview it here on Kindle Vella. To add to my ever growing list of genres, I’ll be releasing a crime novel that sure to tickle the funny bone of Time Burrito fans.

And finally, the big news. TIme Burrito 4! It’s done, and almost back from the editor! Once I get it back, I’ll need to do my final polish, and then get cover art, so it will be a while before it’s in your hands, but if you want to support its launch and my writing career in general, consider joining me on patreon.

That’s all I have for you today. 

The Teristaques Are Free

The first two volumes in the Teristaque series are on sale for the holidays. The kindle editions of Kal’s Fate is free and Kal’s Quandary is 99 cents. The sale will last through 12/21/21-12/25/21. For those who supported me with a purchase, I humbly thank you for supporting my writing career.

If you have been keeping up with the series and already own parts 1 through 8, part 9 can be purchased here.

Enjoy your holiday season. See you next year!

Thanks for being here.

Kal’s Fate

Considered too fragile, Kal is forbidden to join the raising of the Et’Tal’s home and feels as if she has shamed her family. Her lithe stature links her to her mysterious father. He left the village to fight in the Teristaque Wars and never returned.

She meets Sarge, a strange star species called Human, who seems to know the secret of the patch from her father’s uniform. Before she can get clarity, a fierce Teristaque death squad descends on her village, murders everyone in it, and takes Kal prisoner.

Kal wants more than just answers. She wants revenge.

Kal’s Quamdary

After stealing the most advanced Teristaque ship, Kal and her crew are pursued by an armada across the galaxy. Despite burning through space in the fastest vessel in the quadrant, there are too many factions after her to avoid them all.

Another spacecraft gets the drop on her. It’s Makiuarnek, the man who slaughtered her village, and he wants a truce.

There is evil brewing on her homeworld of Nigramoto, and the petty squabbles of the interstellar regimes are about to become inconsequential, and Kal is at the heart of it all.

She will either save all life in the galaxy or destroy it.

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The Teristaques Have Landed

The first two volumes in the Teristaque series are finally ready for purchase. You can read them right now if you’d like, or if you can wait a week. The kindle editions of Kal’s Fate will be free and Kal’s Quandary will be 99 cents. The sale will last through 12/21/21-12/25/21 (Merry Christmas!).

Kal’s Quandary
Kal’s Fate

If you have been keeping up with the series and already own parts 1 through 8, part 9 can be purchased here.

This has been my longest running writing project. Part 1, Kal’s Fall, was published before I knew what I was doing, even before I could afford an editor. However, Kal’s Fall had done something for me that no other story had done before that. It got me my first sale, not just one or two, but a dozen. I was thrilled and felt like a success. Up to then, if a story had sold, it was because someone I knew bought it. These sales were strangers who decided to take a chance on li’l ol’ me.

However, followed by the high of seeing my sales numbers sky rocket to the moon (okay, so I could pay for a cup of coffee with that first royalty check), I felt instant regret. See, at the time, I was writing short stories, and challenged myself to produce one a month for a year. Kal’s Fall was baked in that challenge. So here I was selling people a story for 99 cents for the equivalent of the first chapter of something much bigger.

So, I wrote more, Kal’s Truth (which was based on a dream I had and Kal’s Fall was a preamble to get me to where I could write about the dream). Then came Hayden’s Mistake because I wanted to write more about Kal’s homeworld because I felt as if I left it too early. Then Kal’s Revenge, and so forth. I dropped Kal’s Fall to permafree because I knew more about writing and didn’t want people to pay 99 cents for what felt to me like a preview.  

Finally, here I am in 2021, still thinking about the story. Still pounding out pages. I know where it’s going, but I don’t know how it will end. Maybe it will be 12 parts or 542. I don’t know when or if I’ll ever be done writing this series. This hits on everything I love about space opera science fiction.

What brought upon this repackaging and rebranding of this series was when I began reading it out loud on my podcast per listener request. I noticed that the first few stories really needed some rewriting. When I compared Kal’s Fall (Part 1) to Sarge’s Secret (Part 8), I noticed how much I had really grown as a writer. I wanted to bring the caliber of my writing now to the stories published as far back as 2014. So while Kal’s Fall felt like it took a chainsaw to edit, the stories got easier to handle up until Sarge’s Secret where I changed a few words here and there, mainly out of preference.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Thanks for being here.

It’s Time for a Truck Load of Free Books

Kal’s Fate

It’s Black Friday again, and you know what that means? I giveaway half my catalog for free! But before I get to that. I need to make money somehow. Maybe consider preordering my new book Kal’s Fate. Also, the kindle edition of every series that I’ve written is $2 per trilogy for the next five days. That’s 9 books for $6! The first one will be free, book 2 and 3 will be 99 cents. Without further ado, here’s the list of two buck book series.

Time Burrito: Pete and his pals travel through time for the perfect breakfast burrito.
Tuners: Jon finds out he has the ability to travel between dimensions and unfurls the mystery of the murder of his mother.
Atmospheric Pressure: Olson lives in a city sealed off from the outside world where people go missing in the night.

Finally, the list of the free books. You can find them here. With any luck, it took you to my Amazon profile where the price is sorted from low to high. If not, sort the price from low to high to get all the free books.

Thanks for being here. I appreciate your support.

Patreon is Back

Kal’s Fate

It looks like I shall be returning to release books on Patreon, and for my first one. It will be a rerelease of the The Teristaque Chronicles with completely new artwork. For this venture, if you purchase Volume I of the rerelease on Patreon, I will throw in a copy of Volume II as well. That’s a grand total of 9 short epic space opera stories, that all link together including the never been released 9th story in the saga.

Here’s what you’ll get in the Patreon Edition:
Teristaque Volume I (Formerly Stories I-V of the Teristaque Chronicles)
Teristaque Volume II (Stories VI,VII, VIII, and never before release IX of the Teristaque Chronicles).

If you want a taste, the old Teristaque Chronicles will be free on kindle this weekend, so if you want to collect the old version before it goes out of print, now’s your chance! Be sure to sign up on Patreon before Nov 25th to get the special edition!

The reason I am resuming operations on Patreon is that it turns out that Kindle Vella was a bust. There wasn’t enough engagement from readers to make sense for me to continue writing for the platform. I will finish out the stories that I have up there out of courtesy for those who are reading them, but will probably stick to the ebook and paperback release model. 

For those of you who supported my Vellas. I truly appreciate it. I do plan to finish writing them and will have weekly episodes till about Feb/March of next year. So if you want to finish My Three-Year-Old is a Barbarian and Other Parenting Problems follow it here.

Last but not least, I’m doing a free giveaway in October of Atmospheric Pressure. You can get a copy here.

I appreciate you being here.