Progress report for “Stoke The Flames Higher”

We’re one week into the launch of my latest novel, ‘Stoke The Flames Higher‘, and things are looking good!   As of a short while ago, its sales rank was #701 in the Kindle Store as a whole (out of 4,914,341 books, novellas, short stories and other electronic publications listed in the Kindle Store at the time of writing).   At that time, it ranked #4 in Hot New Releases – Military SF, #6 in Hot New Releases – Space Opera, and #11 in Hot New Releases – Science Fiction (overall).  On the Best Sellers lists (including all SF books

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‘Stoke The Flames Higher’

EDITED TO ADD:  The formatting issue that some readers complained about has been resolved.  If you downloaded an early copy, and found that your text had a shaded background, you can reload the new version to take care of that.  See instructions at the foot of this post.  Thanks! My latest novel, ‘Stoke The Flames Higher‘, fifth in the military science fiction Maxwell Saga, is now available in e-book format on Amazon.com.  It’ll be available in print and audiobook formats in the new year.   From the blurb: Two planets, torn apart by the same fanatics – and Lancastrian forces

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“Brings The Lightning”

I’m very happy to report that “Brings The Lightning”, my first Western novel, is now available in audiobook format.   That means it’s now available in four formats:  e-book, hardcover, softcover, and audiobook.  It’s the first of my books to go the audio route, and hopefully it won’t be the last:  I’m already talking with Castalia House about offering audiobook versions of all my novels.  I hope more of them will become available over the next year or two. There’s a surprising amount of work that goes into an audiobook.  It’s not just taking the text, finding someone to read

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“Forge a New Blade”

My latest book, “Forge a New Blade“, Book 2 of the Laredo War trilogy, is now available at Amazon.com in e-book format.   A print edition will be available later this week – I’ll post a link as soon as it’s released. This one has been a lot of fun to write.  I enjoy the Laredo plot arc, and I had a lot of fun making this book work across hundreds of light years and well over a year in time.  It was a big challenge to get the timeline straight, so that events in one place affecting one set

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‘Stand Against The Storm’

At long last, the fourth volume in the Maxwell Saga, ‘Stand Against The Storm‘, is published.  Click on the link, or on the image below, to be taken to the Kindle edition’s page on Amazon.com.   The print edition has been published by CreateSpace.  You can order it there right away, but it isn’t yet listed on Amazon.com – they use different computer systems, so there are sometimes a few delays. I hope you enjoy this book.  A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it!  Now for the second volume of the Laredo Trilogy, which is already about

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“War To The Knife”

For the past ten days I’ve been working flat-out getting my latest novel, ‘War To The Knife’, ready for publication.  I’ve done a front-to-back edit every day, looking for errors, corrections and improvements, and finding three or four things on every pass that needed attention.  I’m sure I’ll have missed something, but I take pride in the fact that my readers have commented on how well edited my books are.  I don’t want to slack off on that. Miss D. and I have selected a cover image – this one:   I’ll be seeing Oleg tomorrow to turn it into

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“Take The Star Road”

If any of my readers haven’t tried my novels yet, and would like to, I’m currently running a promotion through Amazon’s Kindle Countdown Deals.  My first novel, ‘Take The Star Road‘, is on special at 99c for the next couple of days.  The deal ends on Thursday evening.   I’ve publicized the promotion through BookBub and other services, and so far it’s going very well.  I’ve sold almost 1,500 copies since it kicked off on Sunday evening.  Of course, because the price is heavily discounted I make much less money per book sold, but that’s OK – I hope to

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‘Adapt and Overcome’

Thank you all very much for your patience while I worked hard to improve the book.  ‘Adapt and Overcome’ is now available as an e-book on Amazon.com.  A print edition will follow through CreateSpace within a week to ten days – watch this space for a link to it when it becomes available. Assigned to investigate a deadly accident, Lieutenant Steve Maxwell uncovers corruption and criminal collusion reaching far above his pay grade. To save his career he’s dispatched to a distant planet to help upgrade its defense forces, in the company of an old friend and some of the

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“Walls, Wire, Bars and Souls”

Thanks for being patient with me through all the long-drawn-out preparations to publish my memoir of prison chaplaincy. “Walls, Wire, Bars and Souls” is now available at Amazon.com.  (If you’d like to ‘try before you buy’, you can ‘look inside the book’ to read the first 21 pages of the Kindle edition – click on the cover image at the link to see them.  That’ll give you a reasonable idea what it’s about.) As always, no Digital Rights Management (DRM) has been imposed on the Kindle edition.  For those who don’t have Kindle e-book readers or software, the lack of

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Ride The Rising Tide

I’ve been hard at work on getting the print edition of ‘Take The Star Road‘ ready to roll.  It should be available late next week, pending the arrival of a test copy to check formatting, etc.  I’m very pleased to report that sales of the e-book edition have already exceeded 2,000 copies – far better than I’d hoped to accomplish after less than a month on sale.  Thank you all very much for your support! I’m also finalizing the manuscript of the second novel in the Maxwell Saga, which will be titled ‘Ride The Rising Tide’.  Miss D. has been

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