Welcome to the latest installment of my newsletter, where I share special news about my books and my writing. You can expect these on the first Monday of the month, with occasional special announcements in between.

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Special Deals – eBook Add-ons When You Buy a Paperback from Amazon

Did you know that when you buy one of my paperbacks on Amazon, you can get the ebook edition for $1.99 as a special add-on? That’s a permanent deal, so if you find yourself wanting more than one edition, it pays to pick up the paperback first.

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Featured Book – Mistress of Animals

If you’re feeling in an autumnal mood, anticipating the onset of winter, you’ll be right at home in Mistress of Animals, the 2nd book of The Chained Adept fantasy series. Penrys, the wizard with no memory of her past and a chain around her neck has gone traveling with her companion Najud into his native nomadic Zannib, where all the tribes are finishing up the season’s herding migration and headed toward their winter camp.

What they find is a tribe in disarray with most of its members and herds missing, and the hunt is on, trying to locate them before the winter snows set in. In the process, Penrys gets a close-up look at what her recent life might have been like.

It takes a while for the first flakes to fall, and you can settle right into the story, in synch with the weather outside. You’ll be wishing you had a nice warm yurt to settle into, and some groundhog stew.

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New Covers for the Chained Adept series

Ever since I’ve signed up my new cover artist for The Affinities of Magic I’ve been eager to have him do a new version of the 4 covers for the books in The Chained Adept series. He’s just recently delivered them, and I’m still busy updating retailers, my websites, book files, and paperback covers. Check out the new versions here, and let me know what you think of them.

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Think about Leaving Reviews — It Really Helps

I’m sure you’re used to hearing authors ask for reviews on the retail sites where you buy your books, or on Goodreads, but maybe you don’t know how important they are to us. Of course we love to hear from readers, and if they enjoy our books that’s the best thing of all, but even critical reviews have their place.

You see, there are lots of situations where having a few reviews instead of none makes all the difference in the world. It makes other potential readers give your books a closer look, it makes you eligible for certain kinds of marketing, and it just plain encourages us to hear what you think. After all, authors want to entertain you, and it’s hard to know if we’re succeeding at that if you don’t tell us.

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