News from Nil – A Free E-Book, Book 2 Release, and More! (October 2013)

Hi everyone!

It’s been a pretty hectic time here at Gothic Gables, with Fall coming on fast, my kids working on their Halloween costumes, grad school graduation (is that redundant?), beginning my teaching at the local tech college, a major tutoring rush, my husband getting a new job, planning our second annual Gothic Gables Masquerade Ball for Halloween,  and all-around crazy awesomeness.

Oh yeah, and that whole Zombies release thing. That took a BIT of my time and stress…

A bit…

BUT, things are finally beginning to settle a bit, and I have some time to write a full-on blog post about all the Guts and Glory stuff that’s been happening!

TZONFrontFirst, as I mentioned above, the release of The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc kicked off a few days ago! WOOOHOOO! I think I may have dropped the ball a bit on promotion, though. I’m still learning how to do all this promoting stuff, since what I really want to do is… you know… write. But it’s okay, since I’ll be talking about it for the next millennium anyway I’m sure.

So here’s the deal: you can order a paperback at Amazon for $10 (at the time of this blog, the sales price is $9.50), order a Kindle E-Book for $2, or, if you’re not sure, Download the first three chapters as a PDF for free!

Zombies is a little shorter than Dr. Fixit, and, being from Glory’s point of view, more of the action is internal than physical this time around. It’s just a creepy as you’d expect a zombie book to be, while at the same time  it avoids being too scary for kids. For parents concerned about zombies, remember the title — The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc. (Psst — that means they’re not real zombies. ;-)) And despite being shorter than Dr. Fixit, Zombies reveals some pretty major things about the history of Nil and just who the Kids really are.  I truly hope you and your children enjoy the story, and as always, let me know what you think!

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Second, a little news about Dr. Fixit’s Malicious Machine as well! To begin, I’ll reiterate that you don’t want to read Zombies without reading Dr. Fixit first. While Zombies can stand alone, it’ll be far more enjoyable if you’ve already visited Nil. Trust me on this one. 😉 And to that end, I’ve decided to release Dr. Fixit as a free Kindle E-Book for just two days, beginning at midnight on October 17th, and ending at midnight on October 19th, 2013. Click here to download your free copy during those days, and please feel totally free to share the poo out of the link too!

I haven’t heard back from the super-uber-awesome agency about Dr. Fixit yet, but I am assured that there will be some news this week. I’m a little nervous about that, but I’ll be okay, as long as I don’t eat anything until Saturday… you don’t puke if you don’t eat, right?

Heh.

I have begun work on Rise of the Abysmal Numbots, the grand finale of “Guts and Glory”. It is scheduled to be out in early April 2014. Watch for it!

Lastly, I’ve been approached by some of my mag readers about the possibility of a spinoff series about Books, once “Guts and Glory” is finished. His adventures in Nil, with Turtle and Gadget and such. What do you think? If enough readers are interested, I may think about that possibility — maybe even as a web series?

Okay, that’s enough for now. I’ll be back soon!

~JR

2 Responses to “News from Nil – A Free E-Book, Book 2 Release, and More! (October 2013)”

  1. You so need to do a series for Books!

  2. I think a series about Books would be so cool!

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