Our friend Wheresmysocks has commissioned another lovely piece of Pinwheel fanart, and I wanted to show my appreciation by writing a short story to go along with it. This artwork comes courtesy of UnknownAnimal, who has previously worked on some of our covers.
You can check out the full image and read the story over here:
After a short delay thanks to some copyright shenanigans, Conjunction is now available in stores! This book has been edited to bring it up to my current standards, and is available to read or purchase over here:
I just wanted to let you guys know that editing is complete on Conjunction, and all the ebooks are done, but the release on Amazon has been unexpectedly delayed.
Some of you may remember that someone stole a few of my stories and uploaded them to Amazon under a different name last year, one of which was Conjunction. While that situation was resolved (Amazon were actually very helpful) it has caused another issue down the line.
It seems that due to the copyright claim that I made to get the infringing content removed from Amazon, Conjunction is now flagged in their system as having been previously associated with a dispute. They’ve asked me for proof of copyright as a result and have delayed the publishing of the book until the situation is resolved.
Since it’s kind of a weird situation (I was the one who claimed my own work, which I had not yet published at the time) there are no procedures listed for dealing with this on their website. I’ve provided what information I feel is appropriate, so all I can really do is wait until support gets back to me. They’ve been helpful in the past, so I’m confident it will be resolved soon.
As such, I am also delaying the Smashwords release, just so there isn’t a huge gap between the release dates.
I’ll start work on editing Longhunter while I wait for news.
Today I’m launching some brand new Patreon tiers, and I’m also updating the Broker tier with some fresh artwork to go with the upcoming story. The new tiers are themed after the Valbarans, which has been requested for a long time, SWAR operatives, and the Admiralty.
Keep in mind that these higher tiers feature no special rewards at the moment, subscribers will have access to all the same content as Patrons at the Broker tier. It’s mostly just my way of saying thank you to the people who are pledging more, and a way to let people know that you can pledge more if you choose, which is a question I get quite often. You can actually pledge any amount you like, regardless of what the tiers say, and just select whatever tier you want.
These new tiers do come with Discord benefits, however, so if you want to rock a UNN logo or rep the Consensus on the Discord channel, you’ll get a special role to reflect that.
If you’d like to support me, you can find me on Patreon over here:
I’m currently going through the backlog of older stories that are waiting for editing, and I’m about halfway done with Heart of the Mountain. The story page has been updated for anyone who would like to read along.
Here’s the finished cover for Or Die Alone, featuring a very flustered Boyd who is trying not to enjoy his new predicament too conspicuously while he and Lorza huddle for warmth in an ice cave. Make sure you open the image in its full rez to get a look at the wonderful detail on the fur and the survival suit. Oouna really outdid themselves on this one, the lighting especially is very impressive.
Also included is the nude alt version. The way that the artist uses light and shadow to accentuate her figure is very impressive, and I love the patterning on her coat.
I’m trying to do audiobook-ready covers for all of my content now, so we can’t rule out a potential reading in the future!
The first story from my editing backlog is finished, and Widow’s Welcome is now available on storefronts and through my Patreon page. It’s already live on Smashwords, and the Amazon link should be done processing before too long. You can find all of the relevant links, as well as read the updated story over here:
The Or Die Alone rewrite is finished! Editing took a little longer than anticipated thanks to some issues with Chapter 12, but they’re all ironed out now. I’ll work on the logistical stuff like making Ebooks and posting to other sites over the next couple of days. The cover should be done relatively soon, so you guys won’t have long to wait for that.
It’s a new year, and I have a lot of new projects I want to work on. Before that, though, I really need to get through my backlog of Retail Ebooks that are waiting to be edited. Some have been sitting unfinished for over a year thanks to Autumn War growing into such a humongous project. These are not rewrites, just proofreads and Grammarly passes on stories that have covers ready and are waiting to be finalized.
These are: Widow’s Welcome
Heart of the Mountain
Worlds Apart 2
Once those are all wrapped up, I can focus on entirely new content. Coming up we have Savannah Heat, which is set in a new world I’ve been developing where mythological creatures exist alongside humans in a contemporary modern society. After that, I’m working on the much awaited Broker story. We also have several more Pinwheel stories in the pipeline that deal with some very important events and expansions to the setting, which will be a large focus this year. There’s also Threadwalker, which I’ve secretly been commissioning lots of concept art for, and I’m very eager to get to a point where I can share it with you.
I hope you guys will look forward to it!
Stay tuned, I’ll be providing updates on editing progress and delivering fresh Retail Ebooks as they become available.
Oh and here’s an XMR from a new sheet that’s in the works: