Please excuse the mega post. I can’t help it. I’m a writer. I will keep relevant section topics in bold for your ease of finding which subject interests you today. Now for the first big update…
Paradise Project Pre-Order
It has been uploaded to Smashwords and set to release on 8/15/2014. That will give the title plenty of time for other retailers to make their own pre-order announcements. While it can be found and pre-ordered on Smashwords right this second, in a few weeks, I should be able to post pre-order links for the other retailers who find doing that stuff entirely groovy.
If you’re thinking… what a minute, I know that name! Paradise Project! Wasn’t that in… and YUP, sound the bell. Ding ding ding! This is the 2nd Edition Remastering of the Passion Trilogy. It has been moved from Romance to pure Science Fiction and Fantasy. What does this mean for Passion of the Different, Passion of the Same and Passion of the Unknown? Those are Romance titles. They will stay on those digital shelves.
Paradise Project is remastered for Science Fiction and Fantasy fans. The plot hasn’t changed. All of the characters are still there. Only the voice and point of view has been remastered. We must face facts here. There is a reason why fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy shun the Romance section in the bookstores. Not 100% of them, but 99.7% do. Now those fans can enjoy the same level of adventure in a format they can approve of reading!
The word count for Paradise Project is absolutely staggering. In no way can most readers finish this novel in a few short days. The word count totals an incredible 231,330 inside 664 pages, if this was ever to be printed as a paperback. Which won’t happen of course, unless it goes best seller.
What? Dan, are you losing it? $5.95 to buy it?
That’s actually a bargain, and I’m going to prove it. One, if you were to go and look up the Passion Trilogy, you would see that Passion of the Different is free! If you want the next two novels in the sequel, they are for sale at $2.99 each. Keep those figures handy.
Paradise Project is all three of those novels, remastered, thrice edited and with 35% available as a free sample, you can download the free sample and read it… which is the entire first novel, plus a few chapters into the second novel, all in one spot. Free! If you pay the 5.95 to get the rest of the book, it’s actually 3 cents cheaper than buying the two Romance based sequels to finish the whole trilogy.
Basically it boils down to what genre you like to read. If you love Romance novels, the Passion Trilogy is for you. If you love Science Fiction and Fantasy, Paradise Project is just for you. Same cool story, just from different perspectives.
What? A Movie?!?
Have you ever wished that one of my stories was made into a movie? There is a slim, as in paper thin slim, chance of that happening.
If you want to see the script and project page, you can go here: http://studios.amazon.com/projects/51198
A few of my closest friends have seen this script. Now you can too! It’s not a new creation of mine, but one I’ve been hanging onto for a long, long time. I give dates in the description. This may or may not get approved. If you would like to help, download the script, read it, and go back to give an honest review. Even if the script is eventually rejected, I can edit it as needed, based on the feedback, and resubmit. Who knows? Maybe this bucket-wish dream of mine might actually happen, before I can kick the bucket.
Even if this one never gets made, I’m currently dabbling in another movie script, one that uses today’s modern screen language, as well as the more modern screen format. Once that is finished, as the first 25 minutes is complete, I’ll post that one as well.
Remember, I warned you this was going to be a big post. Next!
The Muliebral Order
I can already hear it. DAN! What are you doing? What happened to One Unlucky Knight? Why do you like writing about women who can kick ass?
Short Answer: Women rock. I love having them as heroes.
I sat down for my time slot for One Unlucky Knight. The words came slow, I hate the main character and how he turned out. I wanted a flawed knight that a heroic dragon can pick on. It just didn’t work out. That happens sometimes. As for the cover of that novel, I made it myself. I can retire it for now. If look at it again, it will be well after 2015. My apologies.
However, when I changed gears to The Muliebral Order, my fingers became possessed! They wouldn’t stop! Five thousand words later, I was wondering what mystical force invaded my mind over this one. So I made the cover, and it all worked out perfectly.
What does Muliebral mean? Well, read the book when it comes out. Or use Google, lol. It won’t arrive until I’m done with the Darya series, but it will be in development all along the way. There are no flawed heroes in this one, or prankster dragons.
This is a brutal story. No comedy. No love. It’s about revenge, about a prophesy, and some despotic tyrants who are fueling the sex-slave economy by sending their troops to the borders to capture new stock for the breeder pens. In case you don’t know me personally, in that universe, I can’t let that carry on. This is a bloody story, one that should make bad men all over the world cringe each and every time they think about hurting a woman ever again. Where this plot should be truly epic is how she gains the skills to punish those tyrants, and what she does to share them!
Brain Taking A Vacation
When August and September hits, my brain is outta here for a bit. I need to take a vacation. The other night, I had a nightmare that I was fighting a Thesaurus Rex, and it was using a large letter V set of teeth to bite on my leg.
What’s important though, is what happens at the end of that vacation. I’ll be recharging my batteries to start writing Darya: Queen of the Galaxy. I won’t be starting Beta on it until February of 2015 or so, which should have me finishing the story up for that promised 2015 release.
That is the end of this update! I’ll see you all next week, and I promise, it won’t be another large mega-post with all kinds of weird changes. ^_^