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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2013, 07:09:38 PM »

Quote from: Caine on September 13, 2013, 06:06:13 PM

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Quote from: Caine on September 11, 2013, 04:29:52 PM

queue'd up next as well.  Once I finish up book 5 of ASoIaF...

Don't read my book after Martin, sheesh. At least cleanse your pallet with something a little less epic first. My little paranormal murder mystery is pretty far from incest, backstabbing, politicking, and dragons.

urban fantasy is always a good cleanser after epic fantasy.  it bridges the reality with the fantasy quite nicely.  plus, you haven't written any of my go-to genre for fantasy follow-up:  sci-fi.  
... yet.

My first attempt at writing a book was a Sci-fi spy novel called Zero Breath. I was about 50K words into it when I realized it was complete and utter crap. I tossed it.

Actually my bud Jonthan Moon and I are embarking on a new book. We just worked out a sweet deal to write a Cronenberg-esque horror thriller called The Boom Generation but it probably won't be out until early 2015. Not exactly Sci-Fi but it's going to be quite a different book for me.

My goal is to start work on an epic fantasy next year that's been brewing in my head for a few years. Fantasy has always been my first love and I plan to do right by her.
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« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2013, 09:33:47 PM »

looking forward to reading it then.  after GRR and Daniel Abraham, I've come back around to having fantasy novels in my usual rotation.
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« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2013, 08:59:43 PM »

I am about 60% through. The first few chapters were interesting, but you totally captured me with Peaches. Awesome. Seriously.

My only complaint is I have seen about half a dozen funny word replacements, where it's obvious you wanted one word but another appears. I'm trying to remember an example now but they are all escaping me. One is perspective vs prospective. It happens on forums, IMs, SMS, etc but I really don't want to see it in a book.

I find the world interesting enough and I'm really interested to see how it turns out. I am generally more of a traditional fantasy fan, but I really like the fantasy in a modern setting. I haven't really read much like this before.
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« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2013, 03:29:33 PM »

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2013, 11:57:24 AM

Could you define urban fantasy? Is it exactly what it sounds like? And by that I mean...fantasy set in...an urban setting?

Buuut. What are the hallmarks of said genre.

From the Urban Fantasy Wiki

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Urban fantasy describes a work that is set primarily in a city and contains aspects of fantasy. These matters may involve the arrivals of alien races, the discovery of earthbound mythological creatures, coexistence between humans and paranormal beings, conflicts between humans and malicious paranormals, and subsequent changes in city management.

Though stories may be set in contemporary times, this characteristic is not necessary for the fiction to be considered urban fantasy, as works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined. Author Marie Brennan has set urban fantasy in Elizabethan London, while author Charles de Lint has featured the genre in the fictional city of Newford.

Great stuff Crusis, I'll definitely look for this and buy it when I find it.

[Edit] Oh damn didn't realize this thread started almost a month ago - hope the quote was still helpful.
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« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2013, 12:38:49 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on September 26, 2013, 03:29:33 PM

[Edit] Oh damn didn't realize this thread started almost a month ago - hope the quote was still helpful.

actually 'urban fantasy' means he is writing a story about his imaginary romance with Karl Urban.
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« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2013, 12:48:04 AM »

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Stealth release!

The release date is Sept 10th but it's already starting to leak onto sites.

Brought.. Delivered to my Kindle Fire..  It's in my queue, but I have several books to read before I get to it.  I am looking forward to reading it 
I "bought" this tonight for Kindle... Only thing is that it was listed as $0.00... Is that supposed to happen?I am a Prime member if it matters...
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« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2013, 12:51:57 AM »

Quote from: Punisher on September 27, 2013, 12:48:04 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 06, 2013, 09:51:53 AM

Quote from: Crusis on September 06, 2013, 02:50:34 AM

Stealth release!

The release date is Sept 10th but it's already starting to leak onto sites.

Brought.. Delivered to my Kindle Fire..  It's in my queue, but I have several books to read before I get to it.  I am looking forward to reading it
I "bought" this tonight for Kindle... Only thing is that it was listed as $0.00... Is that supposed to happen?I am a Prime member if it matters...

I'm showing it as free too.  don't think it is part of the Lending Library, as the product page would say something about it.
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« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2013, 11:03:32 AM »

It's showing .99 now
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« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2013, 01:38:45 PM »

I did a free day yesterday (just over 1,000 downloads) and a .99 sale today with some paid advertising. Just trying to get more copies in hands. More copies = more reviews. More reviews = sales. LOL it's a vicious cycle. Now a days it's all about amazon reviews. This whole changing genres thing is a pain in the ass.
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« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2013, 01:20:57 PM »

Finished it, enjoyed it, want more!
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« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2013, 05:19:50 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on October 04, 2013, 01:20:57 PM

Finished it, enjoyed it, want more!

Thanks for checking out the book! If you can spare a minute to drop a review on Amazon that would be great. If not, it's all good.

I do have plans for a sequel. Hopefully the book will continue to sell and build an audience.  nod
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« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2013, 12:45:50 AM »

Ermahgerd! Sciencefiction.com reviewed my book. I feel special so I'll just go eat some jello in the corner and mumble about stuff and things.
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« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2013, 09:42:41 PM »

congrats!
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