I recently realized that I’ve used a certain setting in three of my books, and yet I’ve never written a post about it. The place is the Terrace of Elephants in Angkor Thom, the huge royal city complex near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It appears, however briefly and in different time periods, in Journey to Angkor, The Naga’s Treasure and my latest work in progress, “Letting Go”. [caption id="attachment_1316” align="aligncenter” width="600”]The Terrace of the Elephants[/caption]
I’m pleased to announce the availability of a new ‘omnibus’ edition of the Journeys series. The new book combines all three of the Journeys books - Journey to Angkor, Journey to Rai-Lay and Journey’s End - into a single ebook file. If you haven’t yet read the series, this is a great way to pick up all three books at a reduced price. You can purchase it from Amazonor directly from me in ePub or Kindle formats for US$6.
It’s been a while since I issued any update, and there’s been a reason for that - beyond simply not having anything to share. I’ll [maybe] get to that in a moment, but first I do have some progress to report. [caption id="attachment_1132” align="alignright” width="187”]Cover - Letting Go[/caption] At long last I put the finishing touches on the first draft of “Letting Go”. It’s a bit shorter than I would like, but it’s long enough, so baring any sudden flash of inspiration - always a possibility but unlikely in the current circumstances - the story is complete.
[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.
I was talking about my latest work-in-progress, “Claiming David” (as I’m now calling it), over at Goodreads, and a comment from another poster led me to think maybe I should give some background on Thai names - and more importantly, nicknames - for those unfamiliar with the culture and history of the country formerly known as Siam. Like people almost everywhere in the world, Thais have given names and family names.
All three of my books are now available from Amazon (US, UK and Germany). They’re only available in Kindle format, of course, but if you purchase from Amazon, then the books are delivered seamlessly to your Kindle reader(s), which I find very convenient. The books, with links to the Amazon pages, are shown in the box below. Amazon.com Widgets
I’ve just uploaded a new version of Journey to Angkor to Smashwords. I received a lot of good feedback from a few readers, and have corrected a number of word usage and grammatical mistakes. There’s been no major change to the story, but I did extend the ending by another chapter to better match up with where the third book in the series will pick up. This is, in part, preparation for the publication of the sequel, Journey to Rai-Lay.
It’s done! Journey to Angkor has been published as an ebook on Smashwords, where you can get it in formats for Kindle, Stanza/ePub and many other popular reader formats. Follow this link to get to the Smashwords page for the book. I’m willing to give away copies of the book to anyone who promises to provide a review on Smashwords or on their own blog. Leave me a comment if you’re interested.