Children of The Forgotten continues to do well and I can't thank you all enough. Which is why I feel slightly lame for sounding like a commercial right now.
Another of my books you may or may not have heard about, Vatters of Klon came out a little over a year ago and has been doing considerably...less good.
I'm sure there are a number of reasons why that is: maybe it's the cover, maybe it's the blurb, maybe it's the price, maybe it's my name, maybe it's the sample, maybe it's all of the above, I'll probably never know.
What I do know is that Vatters is different; it's genre not easily defined. One could classify it as a Science-Fantasy. In truth it's pure science-fiction, in a way that The Wheel of Time could be classified as pure science-fiction. (And before I get an inbox full of hate mail, yes I understand The Wheel of Time is fantasy..but if you read some of RJ's interviews, he based the One Power on science and how it could work under the laws of physics) So don't let the Prologue of Vatters fool you. On the other hand, if it makes the reader feel better, one could read it entirely as a science-fantasy, or a science-fiction with fantasy elements.
I know as well that Vatters is the deepest thing I ever wrote. It's chalk full of political intrigue, militaristic action, social issues, race relations (including xeno), high-tech endeavors, philosophy, and romance.
Here's the blurb and some links below:
Vatters of Klon (Kindle)
Vatters of Klon (Print)
Vatters of Klon (Prologue)
0060706288378—a vatter living within the compound of Klon—has been
asking himself a variety of questions of late, such as: what is the true
purpose for which vatters exist and, most importantly, why do those
whom the guilders and Protectors of Klon call The Renegades wish to
invade Klon in order to kill the vatters.
But ask all he might, no one seemed to have the answers he wanted.
Klon is attacked by The Renegades, 0060706288378 is abducted and
brought Outside, where he discovers the answers to his most pressing
questions, and finds that he and the other vatters must confront and
overthrow The Solord and his forces, else The Sunjack, and all within,
Meanwhile Gorindaad—Emperor in service to
the current Solord—and his imperials seek to prevent the vatters from
achieving their goal. But The Solord—stricken insane from long centuries
of rule—sees enemies in every shadow. Dare he trust his underlings when
The Sunjack was drowning in turmoil as it was?
of The Sunjack hangs in the balance; in the resulting three-way
struggle between the vatters, The Empire of Espian, and The Solord, only
one faction will win. Victory will mean continued existence.
Now, since this isn't a Varsavian title, I have no control over the pricing of Vatters and I'm limited in the content I can offer for free. So I can't offer anything in the way of deals. All I can say to those who are interested in reading Vatters is, give it a shot with Kindle Unlimited, or if you can find it in your heart to buy it outright I'd love you forever (who are we kidding? I already do!)
I have to add as well that Vatters is Book One of a larger series. This isn't some one night stand. If you get hooked on Vatters, you better be prepared for a long term relationship. (Hope that doesn't scare you) Of course, Book 2 will remain in limbo until Vatters gets off the ground with some sales. That's not me talking, that's the industry.
I'll end the commercial now. If you read this far then you deserve a medal. Hope your all enjoying your weekend. Tomorrow I begin work New Empire Book 2. Just for you--wink