July 16, 2014

BOOK NEWS: Coming Soon…

#fantasybooks, #books, #nobledeadsaga, #nobledeadseries, #barbhendee, #jchendee

S3B4_usa_256The next to last volume in the Noble Dead Saga is popping up online for preorder. S3B4: First and Last Sorcerer is now listed at NobleDead.org as well. [See “Books >> Series/Phase 3 >> First and Last Sorcerer.”]

3/4ths of our standard vendors are already linked. We will monitor others over time and update as quickly as possible. Availability of excepts varies; if you do not find such at your vendor, check the ebook version at other vendors to hunt down a sneak peek.

And the clock is now ticking toward the January 2015 release!

SIDE NOTE: J.C. is a pretty tough critic, but he considers this cover (by Steve Stone) to be one of the best renditions so far of the saga’s original core trio.

July 14, 2014

Event News: Raffle and Signing

#raffle, #freebooks, #fantasybooks, #nobledeadsaga, #nobledeadseries

Readers_ChoiceWe promised to open up the first Reader’s Choice Raffle by the 7th of this month; problems with international shipping of prizes for the last raffle caused us to pause amid a rather busy schedule.

The first RCR has been rescheduled for the first week of August. Right now, the Hendees are quite busy in outlining and drafting the final volume of the saga, S3B5: The Night Voice (1/2016). They have also recently finalized proofing of S3B4: First and Last Sorcerer (1/2015)…

July 13, 2014

N.D. Author Services Opens for Business

#books, #ebooks, #authors

Logo_400Though announced today through some of this site’s social networks, we now follow up with something more official. N.D. Author Services (a.k.a. NDAS) is open for business after a few different people / groups prodded J.C. (and Barb) to offer up their diverse skills to other authors. 

NDAS is just starting out. For now it offers a slowly growing gallery of premade ebook covers (some of which could be adapted to print). Custom cover and EPUB services will follow along with more for would-be and established authors. If you have questions or a need for something not yet listed at that site, feel free to send a query through the NDAS Contact section.

You can learn more by visiting the site than can be covered herein. But as said, be patient, for NDAS is an in-development operation.

July 2, 2014

Comments

 

Hi Gang. I was kind of excited when yesterday’s post generated some comments and discussion. JC and I always enjoy chatting with our readers. Please do feel free to post and make comments or ask questions.

July 1, 2014

Writer’s Corner: To Recap or Not to Recap?

#writerscorner, #writersadvice, #fantasybooks, #barbhendee

S3B3_usa_512That is the question.

I’ve heard that writers should never, ever look at Amazon reader reviews of their novels. This is probably good advice. Still, every once in a while, I can’t help myself.

In my last post, I talked about polar opposite reactions to our female characters. Today, I’m thinking about the aspect of “re-capping” in a long running series. This, too, draws some polar opposite reactions…