2014 is nearly over, with a mere three days left in the year before 2015 starts. I thought I’d take this time to look back on my year, with another post tomorrow talking about what I plan to do next year (which will be the special announcements post I mentioned a while ago).
Hello, my readers!
Book Four in my Prince Malock World fantasy series, The Coronation of Prince Malock, is set for release later this month or early December, depending on how fast things go. As a result, I’ve had to write up a good sales blurb to be used on its production description pages to get readers to buy it.
But I’m just not sure if this blurb is as interesting as I think it is. Therefore, I’m posting it here for y’all to comment on and tell me what you think. I will take ALL suggestions into account as long when I revise this blurb (as long as they aren’t spammy or anything, obviously).
Here’s the blurb:
“With the unexpected death of his father the king, Prince Tojas Malock of Carnag is forced to don the mantle of King of Carnag amid persistent rumors of the corruption of his friend, Skimif, who recently took on the role of God of Martir. Even as Malock fights to keep Carnag from joining the ever-growing coalition of Northern nations that are against Skimif’s rule, doubt gnaws at the back of his mind, causing him to wonder just how righteous his old friend really is.
Ever since moving to the frigid far north, hundreds of miles away from the rest of civilization, with her adoptive father Quro, Jenur Takren believes that she can finally live the life of peace and normalcy that she’s always desired. Yet when an old enemy appears, seeking to kill her and her father for their past sins, Jenur is forced one again to use her skills of assassination to defend not only her own life, but that of her father’s as well.
In the final book in the main Prince Malock World series, Prince Malock and Jenur Takren struggle with truth and lies as their real enemy plots and plans behinds the scenes. Yet even if they discover the truth, they may be too late to stop it.”
What do you think? Good? Bad? Interesting? Boring? Maybe needs a couple of tweaks here and there? Throw it out and try again?
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As I said a couple of days ago, today I will reveal the title and synopsis for my NaNoWriMo novel, which I will start work on next month. I am very much excited about this book, as I think it has the potential to be a really awesome book.
Book title and synopsis under the break.
Hello, my readers!
Next month will be the ebook release of the third book in the Prince Malock World, The New Era of Prince Malock, with the release of the print version from CreateSpace to follow in late November/early December.
So to build up some hype, I thought I would share the blurb for The New Era of Prince Malock. Here it is:
With the end of the world drawing closer every day, Prince Tojas Malock of Carnag leads his ragtag band of friends and allies onward to the very edge of the world in a race against time. Though Malock is determined to save the world, the gods have other plans for him and his friends, plans to derail the quest and allow the whole world to tumble end over end into oblivion.
Meanwhile, on the island of Carnag, Skimif, the aquarian leader of a social movement dedicated to ending worship of the northern gods, struggles to preserve the morale of his followers in the face of constant persecution from the government, as well as maintain his own optimism in the face of the incoming apocalypse. It is the discovery of his true destiny, however, that leads him down a path that will forever change who he is.
In this tale of mortals and gods, of destiny and apocalypse, fantasy author Timothy L. Cerepaka weaves an unforgettable story that will certainly resonate with readers and stay in their minds long after reading the last page.
Feel free to share your thoughts about this blurb. Whether you like it or don’t like it or think it could be better or whatever, all thoughts are appreciate and will be taken into consideration as I revise the blurb.
On the other hand, if you think it’s just fine the way it is and want to be the first to know about the release of The New Era of Prince Malock, then subscribe to my newsletter HERE, where you will be the FIRST to know about my new releases as soon as they are available.
Regarding the special announcement I mentioned in the title above, I am pleased to announce that The New Era of Prince Malock is not going to be the last book in the Prince Malock World series.
It will be followed in January 2015 by Book Four in the Prince Malock World, currently titled The Coronation of Prince Malock. Book Four will be the final book in the series, but though this will be the finale, it will not be the last book set in the world of Martir. Stay tuned for another special announcement that I’ll do on this blog shortly after the release of The New Era of Prince Malock, in which I will discuss some of my future projects, including a new series set in the world of Martir that I think is gonna be awesome.
Again, if you’d like to be the first to know about the release of The New Era of Prince Malock and later on, The Coronation of Prince Malock, please subscribe to my newsletter HERE or by clicking the newsletter tab above. Newsletter subscribers are always the first to know of my new releases, so if you want to know about my releases as soon as they’re available for sale, then click that link and type in your email address right NOW.
Also, I’ll be doing a post about NaNoWriMo shortly, likely later this week. I will definitely be participating this year and I will announce my NaNo novel here on the blog. Won’t say much about it yet except that it is completely unrelated to the Prince Malock World series, although it is a fantasy novel (sort of) and will likely be a standalone, rather than the first in a new series. So keep a look out for that later this week.
Hello, my readers!
I just added my newest novel, The Return of Prince Malock, to the “Prince Malock World” page above, which you can see by clicking here. You’ll have to scroll down a bit to see it, but the cover, blurb, and links to all of the stores you can buy it from are all there. Also included is a short blurb for the third book in the series, The New Era of Prince Malock, which is set to be released November 2014 in ebook form and December 2014 in print form.
Also, I am pleased to reveal the full cover for the print version of The Return of Prince Malock. Check it out:
Pretty cool, huh? It was designed by the brilliant fiverrcreator. Highly recommend his services for any indie/self-published author looking for a skilled cover designer at an affordable price.
The print version will be available in October via CreateSpace, Amazon, and other bookstores and will be priced at $15.99 USD. Can’t wait to hold it in my hands.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Though if you want to be informed about the release of The New Era of Prince Malock when it comes out, you can subscribe to my newsletter HERE, where you will be the first to know about all of my new releases before anyone else.
Great news, everyone!
My newest novel–The Return of Prince Malock, sequel to June’s The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock and the second book in my Prince Malock World series–is now on sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, and every other major ebook retailer on the Internet for $6.99!
Buy it from:
Here’s the cover:
And here is the blurb:
After the disastrous voyage to once-mythical island of World’s End, Prince Tojas Malock is no longer sure what he believes in anymore. All he wants is time to think about what he and his crew have experienced and to see his home once more.
But upon returning to Carnag, Malock’s parents—King Halock and Queen Markinia, the rulers of Carnag—reveal that they have already arranged a marriage between him and Princess Raya Kabadi, the Princess of Shika, to take place exactly one month later. This leads into a series of events that Malock couldn’t have possibly foreseen or prepared for, including the rise of a new social movement dedicated to ending worship of all of the northern gods.
In this riveting sequel to The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock, author Timothy L. Cerepaka delves deeper into the world of Martir, a world where the gods are divided and the mortals must do whatever it takes to survive.
The print version of the book will be available via CreateSpace, Amazon, and your favorite bookstore in early October. I’ll be sure to let y’all know about it once it’s released.
Also, I am pleased to announce that the next book in the Prince Malock World series, titled The New Era of Prince Malock, will see an ebook release from Annulus Publishing sometime in November, with a trade paperback edition following in December. If you’d like to be the first to know about its release, then subscribe to my mailing list HERE, where you will be the FIRST to know about the release of The New Era of Prince Malock and any other books or stories I release.
As I said before, this is the last sale I will be running for the rest of 2014, so you won’t see this novel or any of my other books at this low a price again until at least early 2015. So if you’ve been waiting to get it while it’s on sale, I highly suggest you do so now.
The sale, sadly enough, is already over on Libiro, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still buy it. It will just be more expensive is all, although I should note that Libiro has mobi, ePub, and PDF versions of the novel, in case you happen to like a different file format from Amazon’s mobi or don’t own a Kindle or something like that.
From today, Monday, August 25th, to Sunday, August 31st, you can buy my first novel, The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock, half off in ebook form from Amazon US , Amazon UK and Libiro (as part of Libiro’s Indie Summer sale).
That means it’s only $3.99 on Amazon US and Libiro and £3.08 on Amazon UK. This is a great deal, made especially urgent by the fact that this is going to be the last sale I run until early 2015 at the earliest, so if you’ve been waiting to get a great on my book, this is an awesome chance to do it.
Additionally, The Activist, or the Snake’s Chuckle is also on sale on Libiro at $2.99, while The Activist, or the Snake’s Chuckle: A fantasy collection is also on sale for $2.99. Both prices are for this week only, so if you want to get them while they’re at this amazing price, I highly suggest that you do so right away.
Next month will be the official release of The Return of Prince Malock, the sequel to June’s The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock and Book Two in the Prince Malock World series of novels.
I’ve been working on the blurb for the novel, but it’s been a kind of frustrating process, largely because I’m not sure how interesting it is. Just to be sure, I am going to post it here for my readers so they can tell me if it sounds good or not.
Here it is:
After the disastrous voyage to the once-mythical island of World’s End, Prince Tojas Malock is no longer sure what he believes in anymore. All he wants is time to think about what he and his crew have experienced and to see his home once more.
But upon returning to Carnag, Malock’s parents — King Halock and Queen Markinia, the rulers of Carnag — reveal that they have already arranged a marriage between him and Princess Raya Kabadi, the Princess of Shika, to take place exactly one month later. This leads into a series of events that Malock couldn’t have possibly foreseen or prepared for, including the rise of a new social movement dedicated to ending worship of all of the northern gods.
In this riveting sequel to “The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock,” author Timothy L. Cerepaka delves deeper into the world of Martir, a world where the gods are divided and the mortals must do whatever it takes to survive.
Does this sound interesting? If you saw this on an ebook store or on the back cover of a print book, would you be enticed to buy the book (or at least read the first few pages just to see if it’s as interesting as this makes it out to be)? If not, why not?
I would really appreciate as much feedback on this as I can get. A novel’s blurb is very important in helping it sell, so if it’s uninteresting or badly written or whatever, I would like to know so I can rewrite it and make it better, if necessary. Specific comments would be more helpful than vague ones, though I’ll take what I can get.
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For those of you who are interested, I just enrolled The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock in Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook program.
For those who don’t know, Kindle MatchBook is a program where if you buy the print version of a book from Amazon, you can get the ebook version either for free or priced at $0.99, $1.99, or $2.99, depending on what the writer/publisher priced it at. I think it’s a pretty neat idea myself, even though I don’t know how often people actually use it.
So if you buy the print version of The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock from Amazon, you can get the ebook version absolutely free. Since the ebook version is currently priced at $7.99, you’re saving that much money when you buy the print version and get the ebook version through MatchBook.
Also, the sequel–titled The Return of Prince Malock– is almost finished. I expected to publish it sometime in late September. After that, I will start work on Book 3 in the Prince Malock World.
You read that right. There will be a third book in the series (currently untitled). I didn’t plan for it to be that way, but the story grew again and I decided to roll with it. I don’t think there will be a Book 4, but if there is, I will make sure to let y’all know.
Also, I have activated the “Ask the Author” section on my Goodreads profile. So if you want to ask me some questions on Goodreads about my books or writing or whatever, go to my profile here.
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