August 14th, 2012 by Thomas
Wow, that was fast! All of the review copies of Sire and Debutante are gone. Thanks to everyone who agreed to participarte!
I’ve sent copies to everyone who’s requested them, so if you haven’t gotten yours, check your spam box or email me.
I’m an attention whore.
That isn’t exactly a secret. Actually, that’s in my “about the author” bio on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And I wouldn’t spend nearly as much time building a Twitter following or writing this blog if I didn’t want people to pay attention to me.
That means I love feedback. I love to know what you guys think about my writing: what worked for you and what didn’t. That’s the only way I can improve as a writer, the only way I can give you more of what you want to read and less of what you don’t.
Reviews also help other readers. A well-written review – positive or negative – helps people sort through the three-hundred thousand books (literally) that were published in the United States last year. I don’t want to take money from people who are going to hate my stories. I’d much rather connect with readers who are going to enjoy escaping into St. Troy.
So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to give away copies of my novels – Sire, Debutante, or both – to the first fifty people who ask for them. Just send me a message using my contact form and let me know what you want, and what format (Kindle, ePub, PDF). And what I’m asking in return is a promise to leave a review on Amazon.
It doesn’t have to be a good review. I’m not trying to force a bunch of five-star ratings (though I wouldn’t cry if that happened). They just have to be honest reviews. Tell me – and the world – what you really think. That will help me tell better stories, and help readers decide if they should add St. Troy to their shelves.
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July 25th, 2012 by Thomas
The debutantes’ ball has been a tradition at St. Rosemary’s Preparatory School for the past hundred and sixty years. Held every summer, the Ball is an opportunity for the girls of St. Rosemary’s to be introduced to the boys of St. Augustine’s Academy for Young Men.
Brendan Clark has been in attendance each and every year. And each time he has selected a beautiful young girl, won her affections … and fed on her blood. And then he slips away into the night, vanishing as suddenly as he arrived.
But when a ferocious vampire attacks the Governor’s daughter—and leaves a pile of corpses laying at Brendan’s feet—he will be forced to leave his bloodlust behind become an angel of mercy to a girl in mortal peril.
If only she didn’t look so delicious …
Debutante is my latest novella, a stand-alone story in the Vampires of St. Troy universe. You can read the first chapter for free, or buy for just $2.99 from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Smashwords. As always, the book is DRM-free.
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May 30th, 2012 by Thomas
Hey everyone, I just wanted to give you a quick update on my writing schedule.
Work on Scion, the second Vampires of St. Troy novel, is going well. I’m about half way through this edit, and hope (key word there) to have it done – edited, proofread, and cover image designed) in about a month.
But, since I’ve been spending so much time on that story, my brain got a little foggy, and the writing got a little difficult. So I took a week off, set Scion aside, and worked on a story that’s been tickling the back of my brain for a couple of years now. The result is Debutante, a 30,000 word (120 pages, roughly) novella set in the St. Troy universe but featuring an entirely new set of characters.
The story is complete, and is being copyedited right now. The Lady is also working on a cover for me, and we should be ready to go to print in a couple of weeks. Over the next few days I’ll be releasing the cover image, jacket copy, and first chapter, and there will be a giveaway for people who buy Debutante when it’s released.
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