The Stars Aligned!
The Audiobook Experience
Melinda is working nights on the audiobook (because she works days for someone else), but 3/4 of Stars & Angels Sing is narrated and has a musical score!
So the musical audiobook should be done by the end of the week and ready for proofing to make sure she didn't miss something.
To keep that from happening on the audiobook, we're going to get help to listen to check each chapter.
You can listen to a preview of Stars & Angels Sing:
***The 2023 edition of Stars & Angels Sing also includes stories and poems featuring Sarn and his family in their humorous quest to survive the events of Thanksgiving Day, and the book is 30% longer than the original version, including holiday stories that were written later but are part of the overall holiday storyline.
But I digress as I often do. Today's supposed to be about pictures!
The Paperback & eBook Edition
I promised you a peak at the full color art that will be in the paperback and the ebook for the Kickstarter. And I’m happy to report that Melinda and I finally agreed on what images to include.
Over the years, Melinda created a scenes featuring us characters doing holiday stuff, so I dug up all of them. But there are also brand new images.
And it’s my pleasure to show you a preview of the selected images! (This is Ran, Sarn’s son from the Curse Breaker series.) Here they are:
There will be 27 color images in the ebook and paperback, but only for the Kickstarter edition because retailers charge a lot extra for that. So we can’t include them in the retailer version, if there is one.
27 is a weird number, so it might grow to 30 just because that’s a nice round number. But we’ll see.
14/27 are brand new and have never been shared publicly before now.
And yes, the art on the front and back cover will be included with no text inside the book. They are included in the preview above.
We’ll put those images where they make sense in the book. So obviously the the Thanksgiving images will in the section with stories from that holiday.
Just because we’re running a Kickstarter that doesn’t mean the writing stops. In case you were wondering, we don’t allow that. Melinda doesn’t get any sick time or vacation days from writing. The books must go on!
So here’s the status for all the books in the queue:
Rogue Gods #1: Gateway to Hell - completed
Rogue Gods #2: Summon the Gods - 90% done
Robin of Larkspur #4 - Rogue Rescue - 50% done
Curse Breaker #11 - Chasing Dragons - 50% done
Rogue Gods #3 - Storm the Gates - not started yet (the characters are still deciding what they’re doing in this book.)
Curse Breaker #12 - Jousts - 50% done
The books listed above are the ones we want Melinda to finish and publish in 2024. You can read them as Melinda writes them on our Patreon and her s finished copy before anyone else when they're done.
In case you were wondering, the next books in the queue after the ones listed above are:
His Angelic Keeper #5 - Chaos Rises - 20%
Mage Hunter (sequel to Relic Hunter) - 10%
Curse Breaker’s Companion #3 - Storm Spells - 20%
An untitled Halloween adventure - 10%
Robin of Larkspur #5 - Rogue Gift - 10%
Curse Breaker Rises #1 - Unleashed - 10%
I don’t know if the books in the second list will be done in time to be published in 2024. But I’ll keep you updated on that.
I hope you’ll reserve space on your 2024 to be read lists for us because we’re bringing the magical mayhem next year. If all goes well, you should get your hands on some new books in February or March, depending on not-so-fun things like covers and editing.
So pack your bags because we’re going on an adventure!
I’ll bring the dragons. I might even get to ride one in Chasing Dragons. I think you can imagine Papa’s reaction to that… If not, you can read it next year!
—This is Ran, son of Sarn, wishing you an awesome week!
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