Child of the Flames
AVAILABLE NOW on KINDLE and in PAPERBACK from AMAZON
Just a quick note to let all you wonderful peeps know that I’ll be over at www.reddit.com/r/fantasy today answering your questions, should you have any. Also, it’s my birthday, but don’t feel like you need to say it. I figured a good way to spend it would be talking with anyone who wants to say hello.
So come on over and say hi. I’ll be replying all day.
HERE’S THE LINK: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/7ge9sn/writer_of_the_day_dw_hawkins/
See you all there.
See that up there? I doubt I have to explain what it’s supposed to be. I’ve been out of touch much longer than I expected to be–in fact, book four is supposed to be here, you scream at your computer screen. Let’s get into it.
So, yeah–book four is delayed quite a bit. Not by choice, but by necessity. There’s lots going on, so let me fill you in on what’s happening on my end of things.
There is some very exciting things (hopefully) coming down the pipe for Child of the Flames. I don’t want to jynx anything, but there’s a possibility that an audio version may soon become available. Keep your ears peeled for more on that in the near future.
This means there’s a bit of work to be done on my end, though. New covers, new paperbacks, new everything. I won’t get into the nitty-gritty business language, but this turn of events has necessitated a redo of a lot of stuff, which has taken a considerable amount of time. Expect to see some major changes filtering down within the next few weeks.
That’s the first reason The City Under the Mountain is delayed–lost time to reworking things. The next is that I’ll have to wait for the new artist to finish the covers, which I’m really excited about. You guys see that picture up there, right? It’s hand-painted. The new covers will be nothing to sneer at. He’s got to redo them all, though, so it will take a little time.
The next reason isn’t so fun–I’ve got to go to court against the wailing protests from the depths of my soul. I’m not in trouble or anything, it’s just legal stuff that needs to be taken care of. I’ve got a lot of meetings with lawyers in my near future, and that’s never fun. Anyone who’s been through it knows what I’m talking about.
So, all that said, expect The City Under the Mountain be released in mid-December. I know it sucks–believe me, I wouldn’t sneer at the money it would bring–but it’s necessary. Lots of stuff is happening, and at the moment, City is caught in the whirlwind of activity.
If you’ve tried to get in touch with me and received only silence in return, that’s why. In the meantime, though, I’ve got another recommendation to tide you all over.
Those of you who got my email about my friend Jacob Peppers will remember him. He released A Sellsword’s Compassion a couple of weeks ago, and he’s seeing some good reviews from it. The guy is a madman (and has a substantial backlist of books) and so he’s just released the first book in his second series, The Son of the Morning. Also, The Silent Blade–the novella in his Seven Virtues series–is currently FREE.
So head on over and check him out. Drop him a love letter and let him know I sent you there. It’ll put a smile on his face, and I can use the fact to strong-arm him into buying me beer. Much love and respect to you all, and I’ll be sending you something soon.
Also–The Ballad of the Outrider is similarly delayed for the same reasons discussed above. I was halfway through the second installment when I had to turn my attention away, so it’s coming within the next two weeks
Alright, everyone–there’s a bit of foolery incoming. I’ve just gone through the tiresome process of migrating all you wonderful Conclave members over to a new service provider, and also upgrading the book delivery process. What does that mean for you? More security where your information is concerned, and top-notch customer support for the books that I send you.
Here’s the thing–the moving process is dirty, and it can leave a few people behind. Information gets dropped between providers sometimes, and we all know the fickle nature of software. Here’s how to make sure you end up on the list:
If you’re a current Conclave member, as in you subscribed before the date of this posting (September 26th, 2017) then you should be alright. There’s an email incoming, just hang tight, click on the proper links in the email I send out to you, and you should be golden. If you don’t receive an email by September 27th, 2017, then follow the instructions below.
NOTE: The old list will be deleted (this is to protect your information) and if you don’t get an email, make sure you take action. Otherwise, your email could be lost in the sauce.
If you subscribed either ON or AFTER September 26th, 2017, then here’s how to ensure that your subscription went through.
*First, head over to the Conclave Signup Page, re-enter your email, download your new copy of The Ballad of the Outrider, and all will be well.
Most importantly, if you feel you were unsubscribed from the Conclave by mistake, or through software demons, shoot me an email at authordwhawkins at laconic.press, let me know what happened, and I’ll add you manually.
Much love to you all, and I’ll talk to you soon.
Alright guys, the sale for Child of the Flames ends today, so if you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, go to it. The world depends on you. Pretty sure something awful will happen if you don’t. Perhaps the beaches will be invaded by laser wielding alien frogmen…perhaps nothing.
Do you really want to find out?
BUY TODAY. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
Don’t forget, little monkeys, that Child of the Flames is on sale today though Friday for $0.99 (£0.99 in the UK). Head over to Amazon and pick up your copy today, or share this with a friend so they can do it. You wouldn’t keep this from a friend, would you?
How could you?
GET YOUR COPY NOW
Just writing a quick update to let you guys know what’s going on. Work continues on The City under the Mountain, and the Conclave-exclusive serial, The Ballad of the Outrider, is also coming along. I’m still looking at a mid October release for City, but that is still a tentative date.
Also—I’m trying a new writing method. I’ve been hearing good things about dictation, so I picked up a program and decided to give it a try. There is a bit of a learning curve, but everything I’ve read says that it doubles your writing speed once the initial hurdle is out of the way. I’ve been doing it for the last two nights, and so far, it’s working pretty well.
In fact, I’m dictating this letter right now. It’s a little weird. In all honesty, though, I think this is going to seriously improve things. Once I get the hang of speaking all my punctuation, first drafts will flow like radiation from the sun.
The main reason I’m writing today is to let you all know of the sale I’ll be running starting Monday, September 18. Child of the Flames will be going on sale for $0.99 (£0.99 in the UK). It will remain at that price for the entire week and go back to $2.99 on Friday, September 22 (£1.99 in the UK). If you’ve yet to pull the trigger on The Seven Signs, or have friends who have been waiting to do so, next week would be prime time to get it done.
I know most of you have already read it, but you can help by heading over to Amazon and leaving it an honest review. If you haven’t already, that is. If you’ve done all that, then you can always share it with a friend. Nothing wrong with sharing, right? Right?
If you’re seeing this post on your social media, feel free to plant some hashtags on this bastard and let it sail. Send it to your grandma. After all, she’s always sending you those weird conspiracy posts about the flat Earth, and how the globalists want to control you with pop music.
Send it to Becky. She totally deserves it. She probably knows why, too.
As always, much love and respect. This thing makes you want to say all kinds of dumb shit. Playing with it is kind of fun. Tiddlywinks. But to lease breaks. Being KeyBank he bulky. Sheesh I’m in a period. Full fuck and stop. Be back in a month’s thinker Pinker piker pick a pack of pickled pepper Peter Packer. I ha ha ha Peter piper picked a pack of pickled peppers. BORE Snark!!! THE SHADOW MASTERS ARE WATCHING YOU
This dictation thing is so much fun. I’m leaving all that in there, too. Enjoy, and you’re welcome.
It’s time for another episode of Spam Comments, also known as the day I put aside to muck out the stalls of my comments section. It’s here that we dive deep into the nonsensical mutterings of Asian click farms, and say hello to the Russian hackers. Also, in all likelihood, the NSA.
Let’s start things off with this mushroom-enhanced poster:
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|i got a sky dragon by breeding tropical and elctric
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Ooooooh, Sky Dragon, eh? I can’t tell if that’s some new, smack-you-in-the-face strain of weed, or some kind of lizard. What gets me about this comment is the lack of a shady link. What are they trying to sell? Sky lizards? Mushrooms? I love how the contact is “imitation bulgari necklaces.” I think someone got their A.I. drunk.
Next, we have an amateur poet…
|kem upsize nga
|What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity
regarding unpredicted feelings.
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I always try to infuse my posts with a certain preserveness of precious familiarity, thanks for finally noticing. Regarding those unpredicted feelings, though–the best thing to do is follow your heart. It is the most un-ambiguous part of your being. You’re welcome. Go now, brave flower, find a information your heart such desires.
This next one is not for those with delicate sensibilities…
|Daily porn blog updates
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Those Jersey boys, and their crazy hamster sex boat trips. There must be a reason those keywords found themselves together. Maybe it’s something that happens; maybe I’m the one out of the loop, here. Maybe there’s a whole black market for people who want their sex with hamsters on a boat in Jersey. I just wonder, when the program that put this comment together was going out and grabbing random keywords, how it collected jersey boys, boat trip, and hamster sex. Maybe it was just hamster and sex video. It could have been hamster sex videos–the internet is a dark place.
Anyways, I hope everyone in the path of all those hurricanes is alright. All for now, more to come.
Actually one more thing–I’ll be running a sale pretty soon for Child of the Flames, so if your friends have yet to take a chance on it, a good opportunity is coming. Work continues on The City Under the Mountain, so keep your eyes open for more sales as October draws closer.
Much love, and JOIN THE CONCLAVE for some free stuff, like the new Ballad of the Outrider: Season One that I just released. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email to get the serial directly in your inbox for FREE.
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So, having pushed out a bit of news on this subject weeks ago to my mailing list, I realized–somewhat belatedly–that I had yet to update everyone else. This is why I need an assistant.
With brevity, City is going to be delayed. I have someone very close to me who is very sick, and it has put a wrench in my planning. I had hoped to get three books out before the end of the year, but now it’s looking like only two. I wish things could be different, but some things in life are more important than work. I know that’s not anything people want to hear, but life sometimes (always) gets in the way of our plans. Every now and then you have to enjoy the time you have as much as you can, and this is one of those times. I will not go into much detail, but the delays are necessary and inevitable.
I’m putting the release of The City Under the Mountain off until mid-October. As of right now, that’s the earliest I see everything getting done. With that being said, I have made some arrangements to try and complete it sooner. I’ve hired some help around the house–most of you know I’m a single dad, which takes up a lot of time–and arranged my schedule in such a way as to give me ample time to complete the book before outside elements can have more of an effect than they already have.
I’m working on the final draft now, so hopefully these changes will be helpful. We’ll see.
Also, if you’re a Conclave member who has subbed in the last few days, check your email for the first installment of The Ballad of the Outrider: Season One. New subscribers should now have access to the serial in the final welcome email, so if you haven’t subscribed, it’s a good time to start.
Don’t worry. I won’t tell your mom.
All for now. More later. Much love.
So, I just pushed out the first episode of the Conclave-exclusive serial, The Ballad of the Outrider. For members, check your emails. For everyone else, come on over and subscribe.
Come on. You know you want to.
Updates soon to follow on The City Under the Mountain. Stay tuned.