Well, I managed to upload The White Queen to both smashwords and amazon after all. I am really excited about this story and can't wait to get back to it later, after the release of the novel to which The Little Miracle is introducing, Keeper of the Realms, hopefully out in June/July.
So, it's here. The release day of the novella, The White Queen. I must apologise to all, the upload to amazon failed earlier today and I had what some call, a mare, deciphering why this was. All sorted now though and the novella should be available in e-book form in the next few hours.
Again my sincere apologies for this delay.
This evening I attended the local writer's group, held at the Spindrift Studio in Banff, and is something I've wanted to attend for months, but never got round to it till now. The moment I walked in the door I was immediately taken back, back to when I was at school, for I met there an old friend from those days. He had escaped the clutches of these two small townships in search of the big city and only just returned last year. We were able to catch up over a coffee and cake, oh and read a little writing too.
We talked in general about our writing and I heard some short stories with the theme of writing from the eye of innate objects. My friend chose to be a bed, and though there was no spice, it was an interesting listen. And thankfully not too much of well, you know, that sort of thing. Another was a mirror, and another a TV set. Which got me thinking of 1984 by George Orwell, for this is the book I am reading. If you have read it you'll know what I mean with regarding the telescreens, if not I suggest you get yourself a copy, it's a great book.
Of course, I had a chance to read also, and read a short story of mine about a dragon being awakoken from a long incarceration in stone. This was kind of sticking with the, 'write about an innate object' theme, if you consider rock as the innate object. Anyway they liked what I wrote and gave encouraging feedback.
It was mentioned that some writers get together in couples and go somewhere, say an office, on their own, with no interruptions and do nothing but write, so starting tomorrow, the small group will be getting together for just this occasion. If the weather is bad, ie, raining and I cannot possibly work outside on the developing plot, I'll be in attendance, for I will have access to free coffee as many as one writer may consume. Looking forward to it.
Beyond Endless Tides, Novella 1, hardback cover
This is the hardback cover design by DarkPhreakArts designer, Gemma Newey. And I must say I'm pleased with her work. It came out better than I had planned.
The e-book version
A bit of a close up of the above, front cover, and again very pleased with the way it has turned out.
The team at Dark Phreak Arts are working on the cover for my first mermaid tale, and I just received the first draft. It's looking great, with only a few minor adjustments required.
Preview coming soon...
Yes, there's twenty days to go to the release of my first novella in one of my mermaid tales, Beyond Endless Tides, The White Queen.
Yes there is only one week left to get my two short stories, Lost and Buried, for just $0.99 on smashwords and amazon.
There are only three afternoons left for you to get a free copy of Buried, through Smashwords's 'Read an e-book week', promotion.
Charles F Bond is writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction. He wishes you much merriment in the pursuit of good reading.
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