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Break’s Over

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year to one and all!

So … I’ve been otherwise occupied. Life and all that. But as we close out 2019 and head into a New Year, I’m getting busy.

Namely, I’m definitely writing again and because I’m writing again, and intend to publish more books, I’m looking to do things a little differently this go ’round. Everything is changing and it’s hard to keep up with it all (no matter what ‘it’ is), so this is a ‘back to basics’ attempt.

Why, what’s that? you may ask. Well, just this. Email. Ummm, huh?

Here’s the thing. I have all these different platforms: this website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest … the list is almost endless. (I might even have a MySpace page, but that’s been so long ago now and I don’t know if they even exist anymore). I almost forgot Goodreads. I have a page there too. As you can see, that’s a lot of social media. So much, in fact, that I end up with a major case of scatter-brain.

I’m simplifying. With email!

I’m starting a new email newsletter that you’ll get once or twice a month. If you to sign up, you’ll get this shiny new prequel short story to Chosen, Book 1 of The Broken Seal (formerly title Guardians of the Word). Take a look!

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Seeing the future, the past, and the present isn’t enough to stop destiny.

Carryn Adaeryn and her brother, Maralt are orphans and telepaths. Young and eager, each has talents as unique as their personalities. Their skills are needed to secure the future. Their own and the two boys they are charged with protecting.

Except they can’t be seen. They can’t be heard. They can’t be discovered.

The Broken Seal: Prophecy is a short story prequel to the first book of the series, Chosen.

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Also included is a little misadventure called The Pod Crash. 

Here’s the email sign up link (to Book Funnel – who will give you the book download once you’re confirmed): Book Funnel & email signup

For those of you who’ve read Chosen, I think you’ll enjoy the added backstory. For those you who haven’t started The Broken Seal series, this prequel gives a short taste of the whole. The series is a bit Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings. If Dark Fantasy is something you enjoy, this story is right up your alley. (There’s a sprinkling of sci-fi tech, along with a touch of paranormal, and well – a demon, so a wee bit of horror like a cherry on top of your ice cream sundae).

Anywho – please go sign up for my email list and get The Broken Seal: Prophecy. Also, please, please let me know if you have any difficulties. Setting all this stuff up so you get a book with a few clicks is right up against the limits of my mental capacity. I think it’s going to work, but if it doesn’t – give a yell right here.

PS: Some of you are signed up via this website to get an email when there’s a new post here. This is not that. You don’t have to unsub if you don’t want to, or you can if you like. One email subscription is enough in my book. I won’t be inundating your inbox in either case.

So simple!

Peace,

JMH

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Don’t Be Fooled: Big Publishing Hates Competition

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Publishing anti-trust lawsuit gets the twice over

I think the only question I have that isn’t answered in this fine post by Author David Gaughran is where were the lawyers to tell these companies that what they were doing is illegal? And I have to wonder how many of those lawyers are still working. I also don’t get at all why these other companies aren’t going to settle. It’s going to cost them millions, probably coming at a time when they can least afford to spend millions and then lose!

Anyway, for information on how all of this antitrust lawsuit business is going to shake down, go here –

How the Agency Model Led to An Antitrust Suit

It’s an excellent article, full of information all Indie and Trad published writers are going to want to know about.

 

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