Two-day Freebie!

Mayahuel

BFT_ebookcovSo my publisher is running a two-day freebie on ebook editions of The Bone Flower Throne. You get both the mobi and the epub all for the low, low price of $0.00. Click the book cover to claim your copy. Ends at midnight Pacific time on 11/15.

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Booklikes Giveaway

Mayahuel

If you’re a member of the reading site Booklikes, you can enter to win one of ten eARCs of The Bone Flower Queen. If you aren’t a member, well, check the site out. It’s an alternative to Goodreads with a nice, friendly atmosphere (and they offer you your own pretty blog page to talk about books.)

The contest goes through noon central time on Thursday November 20th, so enter today!

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Bone Flower Queen Available for Pre-Order

Mayahuel

BFQ Cover Mock 50 percentI’ve put the Kindle edition of The Bone Flower Queen up for pre-order on Amazon (and am looking into doing the same on Kobo as well). So you can order your copy now and it will be delivered directly to your Kindle on January 5th, the e-book’s official release date. I’ve also activated Kindle Match Book on it, so if you purchase the paperback version via Amazon, you can download the e-book for free. I am planning to have the paperback version on sale by mid to late December, for those who like dead-tree editions.

I’ve also moved forward with widening the distribution for my short story collection Night Bird Soaring and Other Stories. As of this posting, it’s available at Amazon, B&N, and Apple IBooks, but should also be up on Kobo within a day from now. Go here for direct links to purchase. Only $2.99 for over 300 pages of short fiction!Vertical background with Maya calendar and Earth

Bone Flower Queen also has listings on Goodreads, Booklikes, and LibraryThing. And starting tomorrow (the 13th), I’m running an e-ARC giveaway on Booklikes. I do have plans to also run a paperback giveaway on Goodreads once my ARCs arrive from CreateSpace.

And in case you don’t already know, Panverse will be offering The Bone Flower Throne for free for 48 hours coming up really soon, so stay tuned! (In fact, they are running free promos throughout November, so make sure you drop by every 48 hours to download your free e-book!)

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Bone Flower Queen Cover Reveal

Mayahuel

I’m pleased to finally reveal the cover for the second novel of the Bone Flower Trilogy.

 

BFQ Cover Mock 50 percent

Very beautiful work by World Fantasy Award nominated artist Zelda Devon (who also did the first book’s cover). I love how this cover continues the stone imagery theme from the first book’s cover. I couldn’t be more pleased.

More news coming very soon!

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Bone Flower Queen Cover Reveal

Mayahuel

I’m pleased to finally reveal the cover for the second novel of the Bone Flower Trilogy.

BFQ Cover Mock 50 percent

 

Very beautiful work by World Fantasy Award nominated artist Zelda Devon (who also did the first book’s cover). I love how this cover continues the stone imagery theme from the first book’s cover. I couldn’t be more pleased.

More news coming very soon!

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MileHiCon 46

Mayahuel

I’ll be on a couple of panels at MileHiCon next weekend, so if you’re there, you can find me here:

Friday – 4pm – How Small Presses Chose Their Covers (Wind River A) – Kind of funny I got on this one, since I’m not technically a small press, but at the time, I figured I knew enough about Panverse’s process (since I was quite involved in it) to be able to talk about it a bit, and of course now I’m in the position of having to act as my own small press and chose my own cover art.

Saturday – 12pm – Welcome to My World (Building): Discussion and Readings (Wind River B) – four of us get an hour to not only discuss world building in our novels/stories, but to also read, though my impression is that with only five to ten minutes a piece to read, this is not going to work as well as the organizers think it will. We’ll see how it goes. I’m probably going to read from Bone Flower Queen.

Sunday – 2pm -NaNoWriMo Support Group (Bristlecone) – I’ve been trying for years to get on a NaNo panel, and wasn’t really planning on even doing NaNo this year. Though now maybe I will, just so I don’t spend all of November obsessing over the publication process for Bone Flower Queen.

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Bone Flower Queen: Moving Forward

Mayahuel
Full logo whiteMuch has changed on the publishing end of things since the last update. I can now announce that The Bone Flower Queen should be out in January of next year, early February at the latest. But I will publish the book on my own, under my self-publishing press Feathered Serpent Books (under which I'd already published Night Bird Soaring and Other Stories a few years back). I'm not going to go into details about why, but I'm pleased to say that my editor is still working with me on the book in a freelance capacity, so readers can expect the same good, clean copy they found in Bone Flower Throne. I've also brought Zelda Devon back to create another beautiful cover, and I'm really excited to see what she comes up with. There will be print copies available the same as with BFT, done through POD, and of course kindle and epub editions. I'm not sure yet whether I'm going to make the book available through Smashwords or Apple yet--neither of which were ever producers of high sales for BFT; broader distribution is still something I'm investigating and will come to a decision about in the next couple of months.

The news that I'd have to go it on my own was a bit scary at first, and if I had faced this same decision with BFT, I probably wouldn't have had to the guts to pursue it. But seeing positive reader reaction and support for the first book in this trilogy made the decision a bit easier and not so intimidating. As part of the deal, I also get back all my rights to Bone Flower Throne at the end of the year, so I'll be re-releasing that under the FSB's banner around the same time Bone Flower Queen debuts (and maybe doing some temporary price drops on it to push sales for BFQ). I'm also looking forward to learning the technical side; yes, I did self-publish NBS several years ago, but it feels very different doing a completely new, original work rather than reprinted material.

Want to help support my move to self publishing? There are several ways you can. I've added Bone Flower Queen to Goodreads, so you can add it to your library, and speaking of libraries, you can ask your local library to order a paper copy for their collection. I'm also currently looking to assemble a street team of readers who would be interested in reading advanced review copies (electronic only) in exchange for posting an honest review on Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Booklikes, LibraryThing, or on their blog. If you're interested, you can message me over on Facebook, or use the contact page here to let me know. Make sure you include your preferred email address and electronic format (mobi, epub, .doc, or .pdf). ARCs will begin going out in early November. And it's always helpful to spread the word about Bone Flower Throne; tell your friends or facebook followers about it--anyone you think would be interested in diverse epic fantasy with a strong female protagonist. Word-of-mouth can really help lift little-known books out of obscurity.

Bone Flower Queen: Moving Forward

Mayahuel

Full logo whiteMuch has changed on the publishing end of things since the last update. I can now announce that The Bone Flower Queen should be out in January of next year, early February at the latest. But I will publish the book on my own, under my self-publishing press Feathered Serpent Books (under which I’d already published Night Bird Soaring and Other Stories a few years back). I’m not going to go into details about why, but I’m pleased to say that my editor is still working with me on the book in a freelance capacity, so readers can expect the same good, clean copy they found in Bone Flower Throne. I’ve also brought Zelda Devon back to create another beautiful cover, and I’m really excited to see what she comes up with. There will be print copies available the same as with BFT, done through POD, and of course kindle and epub editions. I’m not sure yet whether I’m going to make the book available through Smashwords or Apple yet–neither of which were ever producers of high sales for BFT; broader distribution is still something I’m investigating and will come to a decision about in the next couple of months.

The news that I’d have to go it on my own was a bit scary at first, and if I had faced this same decision with BFT, I probably wouldn’t have had to the guts to pursue it. But seeing positive reader reaction and support for the first book in this trilogy made the decision a bit easier and not so intimidating. As part of the deal, I also get back all my rights to Bone Flower Throne at the end of the year, so I’ll be re-releasing that under the FSB’s banner around the same time Bone Flower Queen debuts (and maybe doing some temporary price drops on it to push sales for BFQ). I’m also looking forward to learning the technical side; yes, I did self-publish NBS several years ago, but it feels very different doing a completely new, original work rather than reprinted material.

Want to help support my move to self publishing? There are several ways you can. I’ve added Bone Flower Queen to Goodreads, so you can add it to your library, and speaking of libraries, you can ask your local library to order a paper copy of Bone Flower Throne for their collection. I’m also currently looking to assemble a street team of readers who would be interested in reading advanced review copies (electronic only) in exchange for posting an honest review on Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, Booklikes, LibraryThing, or on their blog. If you’re interested, you can message me over on Facebook, or use the contact page here to let me know. Make sure you include your preferred email address and electronic format (mobi, epub, .doc, or .pdf). ARCs will begin going out in early November. And it’s always helpful to spread the word about Bone Flower Throne; tell your friends or facebook followers about it–anyone you think would be interested in diverse epic fantasy with a strong female protagonist. Word-of-mouth can really help lift little-known books out of obscurity.

Originally published at T. L. Morganfield. You can comment here or there.

Shelfies – The Research Shelf

Mayahuel

This thing called #shelfie is going around Twitter right now, and I thought readers might be interested in seeing my research shelf.

Click to enlarge and see the titles!

Click to enlarge and see the titles!

When we finished our basement, my husband built me a custom writing office, which includes a library that houses my many hundreds of books, but this particular shelf is in an alcove right next to my writing desk, because I wanted my research books close at hand. I used to only be able to fill one of those shelves, but over the years I’ve accumulated enough books that I’m on the verge of outgrowing the alcove (there is one more shelf above that top shelf, but I keep family pictures up there). I’ve used most all of these books at some point or another on a story, but my all-around favorite ones are the Codex Florentine (that twelve-volume dark orange monstrosity down on the left), The Handbook to Life in the Aztec World (the white and gray book sitting sideways on that bottom shelf), and Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl (the maroon colored book on the second shelf). I haven’t bought any new books in a while, but I’m always on the look out for new ones to add to this collection.

Which other author’s research shelf would you like to get a gander at? I challenge Aliette de Bodard, Jeannie Linn, and Christopher Cevasco to post pictures of theirs for reader enjoyment. :-)

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Panverse Online Store Now Open

Mayahuel

My publisher has opened their online store for ebook sales, so you can now purchase The Bone Flower Throne directly from them. The price is the same as at other online retailers, but there are several good reasons to buy directly from Panverse.

First, for the price of a single book from any of the other retailers, you get both the mobi and the epub format. So whether you use a Kindle or a Nook, or both, you’re set!

Secondly, when you buy directly from the publisher, we authors make more money per sale thanks to no middle-man taking a cut.

More choices are a great thing!

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