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Well, it looks like I’ll be going full-fledged publishing house after all – well, not to a large extent. But I find myself being forced to revamp/rebuild the online bookstore I keep here for the sake of The Heavenly Bride. You see, I finally was able to save up enough money to go to Ingram Spark, a self-publishing situation I’ve been eyeballing forever and a day. As of today, The Heavenly Bride Book 1 is approved for international distribution.

This means other things I’ve had to keep on the downlow will be falling in line. For the sake of my sanity and wallet, I’ve decided to handle them one by one. I don’t want too much time taken away from finishing up Boulder so that The Heavenly Bride Book 2 can also be submitted to Ingram. But there’s so much to do and so little time.

I’ve given up trying to find people who are serious enough to take over my book formatting business, so in a few hours I will be emailing Smashwords with a formal request to remove me from that part of Mark’s List forever. I’m going to keep the cover making side, though. I built that business up from the ground, and it really kept us fed when we needed it the most. However, things have changed for the better. I’m so happy to type that. Let me type it again. Things have changed for the better.

Our finances are finally stabilizing – thanks in large part to the effort of my darling hubby – so I can choose writing and creating more. At. Last. AT LAST!!!! I don’t get to choose 100% just yet, but this is a work in progress.

So while I continue to fight to make the visual novel and finish Boulder, I am also working towards something else I’ve always had to put off. I recently hired a voice actor to produce Only the Innocent in audiobook format.

Yes, I could have read it myself… when it comes to Black Wolf, Silver Fox I just might unless I can raise a few thousand towards that venture… but I really wanted to hear someone else read it. Production is underway, and with it comes the fact that this short ebook is going through a rerelease. Huh! And wow! The fact snuck up on me.

Rereleases mean new covers, so I’d like to announce this following beauty:

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The prose version of the ebook is being uploaded to my ebook partners today. I will not be distributing it through Ingram as that won’t be necessary. It will still stay available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and a host of other places. I can’t wait to be able to announce that the audio version is complete.

When the bookstore is finished being revamped, I might announce it here. In the meantime, enjoy the spiffy new cover! And onward we go.

I’ve been thinking about serializing my current novel project for quite some time. I had tried that with another project a long time ago and had to give it up: no readers, no time, no nothing. It just wasn’t working.

But The Demonkeeper’s Daughter I poke at from time to time. Not a lot… but enough. I’ve been fleshing characters (as you saw when I posted the beatsheet) and various other things. And I’ve been considering Wattpad.com for it.

I’ve decided I’ll give it a try. If the story gets readers and feedback, I’ll begin to set aside regular time to post on a firm schedule. If not, well… I’ll write as finances allow. Because unfortunately for me, personal creation literally depends on readership support. Damn those bills and their mean billiness.

And of course The Heavenly Bride must always be handled first….

So let me introduce to you The Demonkeeper’s Daughter. Chapter One is ready for you to read. I’m asking you, my pups, to please spread the word and help make this a success. Make it worth my time. It’s free, and it will remain up and free until I complete it.

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