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Holiday Sale

Celebrate the holidays with FREE and 99¢ ebooks from yours truly. Did you find a new Kindle, tablet, or phone under your tree? Maybe somebody special gave you an Amazon gift card? Then there's no time like the present (zing!) to grab most of my books in this special holiday sale. 

Enjoy the books, and don't forget to post a review or otherwise let me know what you thought about the stories.

NuLo Books On Sale This Week

If you haven’t yet explored the seedy underbelly of the dying city called NuLo, you're in luck! All this week (9/12 - 9/16), my novel Seven is just 99¢, and the novella Quinboy is FREE.

 
 

Skirting the uncertain waters at the nexus of dystopian science fiction, urban fantasy, and cyberpunk, Seven is the story of a girl who might be psychic and might be psychotic (or maybe both!), while Quinboy is a prequel novella exploring the backstory of supporting players from Seven.


Seven: The Haunted Girl of NuLo

Seven and Pug must cross the dying city of NuLo, evading the clutches of wolves and cyber-witches, priests and madmen, in a desperate race to counteract a virus before it transforms Pug into a monster. But what lurks in Seven’s head may be the greatest monstrosity of all.


Quinboy: A Tale of NuLo

Danny is in trouble. An orphan recruited into a gang of street thieves, his first job ends in disaster. His best friend is injured, and the man he tried to rob lies bleeding on the pavement. With nothing to show for his efforts, Danny can expect only punishment from Pipejohn, the cruel gang-boss.

Dreambetween Sale: 4 Books for Under $2

This week only, you can get the entire historical fantasy series, The Dreambetween Symphony, for under $2! Not sure if you'll enjoy this sprawling saga of dark lords and orphan girls, sorcerous songs and tragic loves? Then try the first book, Song of the Severed Lord, FREE, to get a taste. If you enjoy the tale, you can buy the next two novels, Exile Ballad and Requiem, for just 99¢ per book. Then complete your series set by picking up the companion volume, Preludes & Elegies, free.

 

 

What readers are saying about The Dreambetween Symphony...

“Refreshingly original, exquisitely written, enchanting, beguiling and utterly worth the read.” - Amazon reviewer

“M.S. Hund did it again in painting a beautiful world within the Dreambetween.” - Joanna Ogan, author of Prophecy Revealed

“Well written fantasy you feel and see coming together as you read each book.” - Amazon reviewer


 

Remember: the sale ends Friday, so don’t wait. Complete your collection or discover the Dreambetween for the first time today. Get the entire series of four books for under $2!

 

A song is calling to you from the far side of sleep. Will you answer its siren call?

 

Spring into the Dreambetween

This week only, you can get the entire historical fantasy series, The Dreambetween Symphony, for under $3! With all three novels in the series on sale at 99¢ per book and the companion volume Preludes & Elegies available for free, there’s never been a better time to discover this sprawling saga of dark lords and orphan girls, sorcerous songs and tragic loves.

What readers are saying about The Dreambetween Symphony...

 

“Refreshingly original, exquisitely written, enchanting, beguiling and utterly worth the read.” -Jenny ten Wolde, Amazon reviewer

“M.S. Hund did it again in painting a beautiful world within the Dreambetween.” - Joanna Ogan, author of Prophecy Revealed

“Well written fantasy you feel and see coming together as you read each book.” - Fred Oakman, Amazon reviewer

 

Remember: the sale ends Friday, so don’t wait. Complete your collection or discover the Dreambetween for the first time today. Get the entire series of four books for under $3!

 

A song is calling to you from the far side of sleep. Will you answer its siren call?

 

NuLo Leap Year Sales Event

This week only, 2/29 through 3/6!

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If you haven’t yet been introduced to the dying city of NuLo, there’s no better time to do so than this week. During the special Leap Year sales event, you can get the Kindle versions of both NuLo titles at reduced prices.

 
 

Skirting the line between dystopian science fiction and paranormal/urban fantasy, my debut novel, Seven: The Haunted Girl of NuLo, will be available on a Countdown Deal at prices as low as 99¢. That’s 75% off the cover price. Even better? Quinboy, a prequel novelette examining the origins of the Quinboy gangsters in Seven, is FREE until Friday.

 

SALE DETAILS

 
  • Monday, 2/29 - Friday, 3/4: Seven priced at 99¢, Quinboy free to download
  • Saturday, 3/5: Seven goes up to $1.99 (50% off)
  • Sunday, 3/6: Seven goes up to $2.99 (25% off)


 

Seven and Pug must cross the dying city of NuLo, evading the clutches of wolves and cyber-witches, priests and madmen, in a desperate race to counteract a virus before it transforms Pug into a monster. But what lurks in Seven’s head may be the greatest monstrosity of all.

Danny is in trouble. An orphan recruited into a gang of street thieves, his first job ends in disaster. His best friend is injured, and the man he tried to rob lies bleeding on the pavement. With nothing to show for his efforts, Danny can expect only punishment from Pipejohn, the cruel gang boss.

The Dreambetween Omnibus is Here

Today is launch day for The Dreambetween Symphony: Omnibus Edition, an ebook compiling all four books that make up the Dreambetween series. For this week only (until Friday at 5pm EST), it will be available at a special launch price of 99¢ (regular retail price: $5.99). Complete your collection or experience the nearly 1000 pages of the Symphony in its entirety for under a buck! Alternatively, if you happen to be a Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime subscriber, you can borrow the book for free!

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The fate of the world isn’t in Lily’s hands, but the fate of an ancient dream is…

The Dreambetween Symphony is a tale that ranges over three millennia and three continents, following a family both cursed and blessed by the power of their dreaming blood. It is a story of dark lords and orphan girls, of sorcerous songs and tragic loves. But most of all, it is the story of Lily, who must come to terms with her power to save the Dreambetween from its darkest hour.

Collected here for the first time in one omnibus edition are all four books of this historical fantasy series. Follow Lily’s journey in the novels Song of the Severed Lord, Exile Ballad, and Requiem. Then explore the world of the Dreambetween further with the companion volume Preludes & Elegies, a collection of short stories and appendices.

The Dreambetween awaits. Are you ready to surrender to its siren call?

A Dreambetween Primer, Part 1

Given the DIY nature of indie publishing, what better way could there be to introduce the conception and structure of my new book series, The Dreambetween Symphony, than by interviewing myself? So, without further ado...

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Q: "Dreambetween"? What's that about?

A: It's all pretty much in the name. There's a dream, obviously. But instead of it being the dream of an individual, it's shared by a group of people. So a "dream" shared "between" this community, a "Dreambetween."

 

Q: Could you be a little more specific?

A: Sure. The Dreambetween has been in existence since prehistory, when a small group of women who all had shared ancestry found a way to not only begin lucid dreaming, but to share their dreams as well. They used the communal dream to strengthen tribal bonds, communicate with others related to them as their communities became more widespread, and as a spiritual touchstone. As time progressed, their descendants were able to access the dream as well, though some proved more naturally adept at doing so and at manipulating the dream itself.

 

Q: So this is a historical series?

A: Yes and no. The primary storyline will take place in the near-present (early 21st century). But there will be other story arcs woven around this primary tale, including (but not limited to): Regency Era Britain  (early 1800's), prehistoric Britain, occupied Poland during World War II, and 1980's Philadelphia.

 

Q: Fair enough. So what's the "Symphony" part entail?

A: Music is a major theme, particularly in the first book, and the series itself is structured as a classical four-movement symphony. The primary tale, which revolves around a young woman named Lily Markart, plays out over the course of three novels, tentatively titled Song of the Severed Lord, Exile Ballad, and Requiem. There will be a number of supporting short stories and novellas released alongside this trilogy that will either expand upon the lives and backstories of characters in the main story or explore more of the history of the Dreambetween and the bloodlines that share it. These stories will be collected in the fourth "movement" of the symphony, tentatively titled Preludes & Eulogies.

 

Q: Seems like a lot of stories to get out there. Are we talking George R.R. Martin timeframes here? 

A: Not at all. If everything goes according to plan, I'll have the whole thing finished before the end of 2015.

 

Q: Ambitious. What's the release strategy?

A: I'll start with the trilogy of main stories. Song of the Severed Lord will be released in trade paperback and as a Kindle ebook in September of 2014, followed by an expansion to non-Amazon markets in December 2014. I'll use the three month Kindle-exclusive period to run a number of sales and other deals using Amazon's KDP program, including deep discounts on Song of the Severed Lord in the run-up to the second release.

Exile Ballad (tentative title) will be released round about the turn of the year using the same paperback/Kindle release model. Throughout the winter and into the spring of 2015, I'll begin releasing the supporting stories in a mix of Kindle-exclusive and general-market releases. Some of these stories will be for sale and others will be available for free from e-book sellers or directly from my website or mailing list.

This should all lead up to the summer 2015 release of the trilogy-concluding Requiem (tentative title), which may or may not be Kindle-exclusive from the start. Throughout the summer and into the fall I'll focus on finishing the rest of the supporting novellas and shorts that will be released as a compilation paperback and e-book under the working title Preludes & Eulogies in the early fall of 2015. 

And then will come the final step in project: releasing the entire collected symphony as one master-work. The Dreambetween Symphony, containing all of the stories released up to that point, will be issued as an omnibus in both e-book and hardback print format by the end of 2015.

Or at least that's the plan.

 

Q: Sounds like you better get cracking.

A: The best laid plans of mice and men...

 

Q: Well don't jinx yourself!

A: Sorry, sorry. Yeah, I'd better fire up Scrivener and continue churning out the words for Exile Ballad now. 

 

Q: Thanks for taking the time to explain The Dreambetween Symphony.

A: No problem. Thanks for the opportunity.

(There, that wasn't too creepy, was it? ;-)

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Song of the Severed Lord will be released as a Kindle e-book and in trade paperback in September, 2014. Sign up for my mailing list so you don't miss out on the release announcement as the e-book will be available for a limited time at a special launch price.

The Seven Roll-out Begins

My novel, Seven: The Haunted Girl of NuLo, is now for sale on Amazon.com. For the time being, it will be exclusively in ebook format and available only at Amazon, though that will change as the year progresses.

The current plan is to figure out Createspace so that a print version is available in the coming months, followed by rolling out the ebook version of Seven across most of the major platforms in April (Nook, Kobo, iBooks, etc.). The wait on that roll-out is due to Seven being enrolled in the KDP Select program on Amazon that keeps the ebook Kindle-exclusive for 90 days. 

So why go with KDP Select then?

It's a trial balloon, really. Though I'm new to the e-publishing game, I've had my ear to the ground for a while. I know that KDP Select isn't pushing the numbers it used to, but Amazon is still the dominant marketplace for e-books. And, to be honest, I want to play with the tools and see what they can do for me as a publisher.

But that doesn't mean that you can't buy and read the ebook if you don't happen to have a Kindle. Amazon has Kindle apps available across a number of platforms, and I've made a deliberate decision to publish Seven DRM-free. That means you can use freely-available tools to convert the proprietary Amazon file and move it to your preferred reading app or device should you be so inclined (and technically adept).