Monday, March 18, 2013

Victory & Updates

Swordmaster Dasan is now available for free at Amazon, the second installment will be sitting at Smashwords until a friend of mine finishes the cover for that one.  I poured plaster on her head and laughed at her misfortune, she owes me.  For anyone looking for the second book, it's here and it is as edited as I'm going to make it without charging for it.  I've got the third one done, but I'm waiting on proofreaders to get back to me so, that'll have to wait for a bit. 
(If you have the adult filter on at smashwords, then the book won't show.  Just reminding everyone.)

Please note - Swordmaster Dasan is a side series that goes with Playing with Tigers.  I'm currently rewriting that series as well, and re-releasing it for free later this year.  I feel that the copy that is out now is abysmally written, it was my first book and I learned from many mistakes I made in it haha
The second one is getting ripped apart and rebuilt as well, so hang in there if you can't stand mistypes and misuses of apostrophes.  I'm working on it lol

I have a few up and coming books in the works right now.  I found a perfect way to do a steampunk story, so when I start tearing my hair out looking at Playing with Tigers, I have werewolves and coal power to keep my attention. 

Anyone looking to contact me, just find me at - I lurk on there when I go for my coffee breaks so it's the best way to locate me.  I am very open to criticism, and I thank anyone who has left a review for me in the past (especially shiny nickel that was hilariously accurate and my brow knits with how true your statement was.  I am FIXING that! lol) because feedback helps me improve and I have a very short list of people that work with me. 

Back to work for me, I was just letting anyone looking for Swordmaster Dasan 2 & 3 know that technically one's there, and the other is on it's way as well.  

Happy hunting everyone, expect a novel within the next two months along with the last story starring my demented sword-toting nuisances. 

S. K. <3

*undecided on a second book for Tarro. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Thoughts and junk

So, Smashwords is having a promotion to encourage people to read e-books - all of mine are enrolled.  I hate to admit that every time someone downloads Playing with Tigers or it's sequel I wince, because they are so much worse than the other stuff I have out, but the people who do review the series seem to like it... so I did well?

Anyway, I contacted Miss Fang for a new cover for Swordmaster Dasan, and I walked into a door when she sent me a sketch on my phone.  Gotta love the woman, she does great work and soooo fast haha
You'll all see shortly, I'm sure. 
She was the artist responsible for The Cat & the Crow, so I don't need to tell anyone who saw that how good it is.
She doesn't just do anime art, either.  I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a cover, genre and style aside, if she can't do it, she'll tell you, and if she can, it'll be fan-freaking-tastic.

Speaking of Kyo, the pain, I keep adding more to the third book.  Can't leave any unresolved issues and he has so many hahaha
To be fair, by the time Loki is done with what I had him put through, he has his share as well.  Perfect match if I ever imagined one. 

The complete tear-down and rewrite of Playing with Tigers is only at about ch20 on the first book, because it lacked a lot and I was done having that skeleton popping out of my closet and wagging it's stupid stupid head.  It's much better now though, haha.  Will be putting that up for free with the original cover when it's finished.  Sorry, I am not investing my cash into a cover for something I don't plan to charge for.  I just can't leave it as it is, especially with people requesting the third book on that series.  The writing is inconsistent as it is from the beginning to the end, just imagine how bad it will look in comparison to the third book when I get around to it.  No, I am not getting around to it yet.  Thinking about it, but not actively working on it. 

Kyo and my wolves are taking up too much time haha

I am trying not to rush with the last Swordmaster book, because patience is a virtue and I want to do it right the first time.  But, my god, it's hard.  I have so many versions that are complete and the temptation to just toss one up and be done with it is grating at me lol
I will try my hardest not to screw it up  *bow*

So, back to it for me. 
Anyone who has received a free copy of my work from smashwords - Please feel free to review to your heart's content.  I love feedback, in any form.  I admit that I check goodreads far more often, and if anyone wishes to contact me, that would be the best place to do so.  I'm not as bad as you probably think I am.  Probably.  *evil smile*

Happy hunting, and I hope that everyone is taking advantage of the opportunity at Smashwords.

~ S. K. <3