My latest book, Five At Table, is now available at both Amazon and Smashwords. It’s available from these places for the regular price of $2.99, but, there’s still time to purchase it directly from me for the special price of just $1, as described in my previous Early Release post.
[caption id="attachment_825” align="alignright” width="142” caption="Cover Art”][/caption] I just finished the final edits from the last of my wonderful beta/proofreaders last night, and after giving the tweaked ending one more reading this morning, I decided to go ahead and release Five At Table, the sequel to Holding On. The Blurb: David and Gun have been together for nearly two years, and ‘married’, at least in their own eyes, for one. They are happy and secure in their lives.
[caption id="attachment_640” align="alignright” width="214” caption="Journey’s End Cover (final)"][/caption] Yes, the ‘journey’ I started almost exactly three years ago is finally over. What started as a single book idea fictionalizing the journals of Henri Mouhut has come to an finish with Journey’s End, which is now available on both Amazon and Smashwords. In this final book of the Journeys series, Piero, whose travels are recounted in Journey to Angkor is taking a needed rest in Bangkok with his lover Plai.
[caption id="attachment_640” align="alignright” width="214” caption="Journey’s End Cover (final)"][/caption] Yes, friends, the “Journeys” series is almost at an end. I finished the third and final book, Journey’s End a few weeks ago and it’s now available for purchase from Smashwords and Amazon (see the book page for links). To celebrate this achievement, and for those of you who haven’t read one or both of the first two books, I’m offering them at Smashwords for 50% off for the rest of this month.
It’s not often - in fact I think this is the first time - that I actually write about writing, except when updating you on my works in progress. But some recent discussions over on Goodreads about a book I’ve reviewed have got me thinking about writing in general, and specifically the state of writing in today’s increasingly ebook-dominated world. Since making the switch to reading ebooks more than six months ago, I’ve been doing a lot more reading.
I haven’t written much about what I’m up to lately, mainly because I haven’t written much. It’s not the usual excuse of the holidays, since I stayed in Bangkok for them. No, what’s kept me busy is moving, and being sick. Funny how that happened. I signed the lease one day, then celebrated with a bowl of yakisoba at my favorite noodle shop, which gave me a bad case of food poisoning.
I’ve started the process of publishing my latest story, Holding On. It’s now available in all popular ebook formats on Smashwords, and for Kindle on Amazon. As a special introductory offer, you can use the coupon code CP78X at Smashwords to receive 50% off your purchase. The offer is valid until 25 December. Books make great stocking stuffers! Reviewers, if you would like a review copy of Holding On, please use the “Contact Me” tab at the bottom-right of the screen, or leave a comment.
I’m back at work on my contemporary younger/older, Thai/American D/s story, in what I think are my final changes. I think I may have it ready for a release before Christmas. I’ve been through a few titles for this book - “Deconstructing David” and “Claiming David” among them - but I think I’ve settled on Holding On. It’s not very distinctive, but it’s simple and I think it adequately captures one of the key themes of the story.
I’ve more or less finished the first draft of my latest book, which I’m calling “Deconstructing David”, at least for now. As it stands, the book is right at 41,000 words, or about 120 pages if it was a printed book. The story is told from the point of view of David, a 40-something American living in Bangkok, and facing something of a mid-life crisis. After more than a dozen years living in Thailand, he has become disillusioned and is considering returning to the states for the first time.