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Expanded Distribution for NuLo eBooks

Here at M.S. Hund HQ, we're in the process migrating out of Amazon exclusivity for ebooks. Zeitgeist 1919 was made available at most major online booksellers at launch, and now my two NuLo books, Seven and Quinboy, have returned to wider distribution. So if you get your ebooks through iBooks, Nook, Kobo, or the like and enjoy some paranormal/fantasy flavor in your dystopian fiction, click a cover below to see where you can buy the books!

 
 

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.

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?

Return to the KDP Select Fold

Beginning this week, I will be removing the ebook versions of my work from sale at all retailers except Amazon. While the print editions will continue to be available from other storefronts, for the foreseeable future the only electronic editions will be Kindle ones. This is not a step I take lightly, but I have not seen sales numbers on the other retailers that would justify giving up what being exclusive to Amazon offers. In the meantime, please be assured that you do NOT need a Kindle to buy and read my ebooks (more on that later) and that I fully intend to return my ebooks to wider distribution in the future.

There is a potential upside to this move, but only if you’re not militantly anti-Amazon. In fact, if you subscribe to the Kindle Unlimited program or have access to the Kindle Lending Library through your Amazon Prime subscription (you did know about the Kindle Lending Library, right?), you’ll soon be able to borrow my ebooks as part of those programs (and compensate me for every page you read in the process ;-). I’ll also be scheduling more sales and giveaways as a result of this narrowed market focus (watch this space).

Questions?

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"What if I don’t have a Kindle?"

No problem. Amazon makes Kindle apps for almost every tablet, smartphone, and computer.


"But what if I don’t like the Kindle reading experience?"

Every book I sell (and have ever sold) is DRM-free by choice. You can use freely available software like Calibre to convert the Kindle editions of my books to a variety of formats, enabling you to read them wherever and however you like. That includes converting to EPUB format for reading in your favorite ebook app (iBooks, etc) or on devices that don't have Kindle apps available (such as Kobo or Nook).

 

But I really, REALLY hate Amazon and don’t want to spend any money supporting them!

Technically, that’s not a question. But send me an email at mshund@gmail.com and we’ll see if we can work something out.

 

What if Amazon isn’t available in my neck of the globe?

Hit that email link above.

 

But I despise reading books on an electronic device.

Again, that's not a question. Also, I already answered this above. But to repeat... My print books will continue to be available on every market they were previously available on. You can even walk into a Barnes & Noble (gasp!) and ask them to order my books for you. Alternatively, if you pester your local library, maybe they can order a copy or two for their shelves.

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I think that about covers it. If you have any questions or concerns, hit me up on email or social media (links in the footer below). I know this isn’t great news for some of you who love platforms other than Amazon, and I do apologize for that. Sadly, this is the state of the ebook market today. I wish Amazon didn’t require exclusivity to play with their toys, but at the end of the day, they have the best toys and the widest reach. I don’t like it, but this is the best business decision for me at this time.

Quinboy Launch Announcement

It's been just over a year since my debut novel, Seven: The Haunted Girl of NuLo, introduced readers to the dystopian city of NuLo. Now it's time to revisit that dying city with Quinboy: A Tale of NuLo. This new novelette explores the backstories of Tatterdan, Rapscallion, and the Quinboy gang they founded as orphan street kids.

Did you ever wonder why the Quinboys in Seven spoke in such a stilted, theatrical manner? Were you intrigued by their distinctive facial tattoos or the Harlequin motley they wore? And why were they so strong and fast? All will be revealed in Quinboy: A Tale of NuLo...


The weak don’t survive in Dockside NuLo…

And that means Danny is in trouble. An orphan recruited into a gang of street thieves, his first job ends in failure. The man he was supposed to rob lies bleeding on the pavement. His best friend is injured. Worst of all, Danny has nothing to show for his efforts, and Pipejohn, the gang boss, expects results.

Quinboy is the sordid tale of one boy’s struggle to survive. It is a story of murder and intrigue, of drugs and theater. It is a story of the terrible things the strong do to the weak, and what happens when the weak fight back.

 


Quinboy is available now as a free ebook for newsletter subscribers (sign up today to pick up your free copy!) and is on sale now at a variety of e-bookstores. Check out the book page for Quinboy for a complete list of markets where the story is available for the low, low price of 99¢.

Exile Ballad: Special Launch Sale

Exile Ballad, the second part of The Dreambetween Symphony, is now available in 6x9" trade paperback and Kindle editions (eBook also coming to Nook, iBooks, and Kobo later this year). As part of the launch of the book, I'll be running a special launch week sale on both Exile Ballad and the first book in the series, Song of the Severed Lord. Stay tuned after the blurb for details on the sales and links to get your copies of the books!

The dream continues…

A year has passed since Lily Markart’s harrowing introduction to the Dreambetween, the communal dream realm shared by the members of her bloodline. Having survived that traumatic experience, she still finds herself an outsider, both in the dream and in the waking world. Her one chance at real friendship, and perhaps something more, is Simon, a dreamer who Lily finds enchanting and dangerous in equal measure. But she is not the only one with her eye on Simon…

Exile Ballad follows the intersecting lives of three women of the dreaming blood born millennia apart. From late Iron Age Britain to occupied Poland during World War II to the modern day, these women are united by violence, isolation, and vengeance.


Launch Week Sale!

Wednesday, February 4th - Saturday, February 7th

Enjoy a special launch price for Exile Ballad, and get Song of the Severed Lord free!

The Kindle edition of Exile Ballad will be available at the special launch price of 99¢ before returning to the list price of $2.99 on Sunday, February 8th.

"But wait," I hear you say. "I didn't read the first book in the series!"

You're about to run out of excuses because the Kindle edition of Song of the Severed Lord will be available for FREE during the same time period (Feb. 4-7)!


Both titles are also available in 6x9" trade paperback through the following links and any of my print books that are purchased through Amazon allow you to download the Kindle edition for free through the Kindle Matchbook program.

Song of the Severed Lord | Exile Ballad

I hope you enjoy the books, and please don't forget to leave a review when you're done!