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"You Have 22 Minutes..." - A Kindle Vella Story

A couple of weeks ago I posted about Amazon's new episodic experiment, Kindle Vella . I'm happy to announce today that I have a series that will be available at the launch of the service. (Launch date of Kindle Vella is currently unknown.) The title of my story is "You Have 22 Minutes..." . It's a science fiction adventure story with a little bit of mystery, puzzling intrigue, humor and, that's right, more. My current plan is to have five episodes available when Kindle Vella launches and then a new one each week. The length of each episode will generally be 3,000 to 3,500 words (or about 15 to 20 minutes for the average reader). I'd love to dive into what the story is all about, but the way I plan to unravel its secrets would spoil way too much. Instead, I'll leave you with a brief description of the story, its cover image, and the titles of the first four episodes (of which the first three will be free by the way😉). You Have 22 Minutes... I awake in
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Kindle Vella - Episodic Content Incoming

Last week, Amazon announced a new feature coming to Kindle Direct Publishing. It's called Kindle Vella . What's different about this compared to what they already offer? Instead of the more traditional book path, such as novels, Kindle Vella is designed to offer up a story in bite-size chunks of episodic content. This content will range from 600 - 5,000 words long or a few minutes to around 25 minutes to read, if you want to break it up to a timeframe. Some other unique features about Kindle Vella are: The first three episodes of any story are automatically free After episode three, readers pay for the episodes with pre-purchased tokens Episode cost is based on the length of the story and will not cost more than 50 tokens An optional "Author Notes" section is available for the author to speak directly to the reader Episodes a reader likes can be give a Thumbs Up Once a week, readers can mark an episode as a "Fave" . The most faved stories will be featured i

Shadow Drop!

What's this? A shadow drop release of Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability  on audiobook? You better believe it! Originally, I had hoped to release this last fall, but with some unexpected delays, it didn't work out. Then, with the writing, editing and so forth of The Legend of Kyd Lumin  added into the mix, I didn't get much of a chance to talk up this release. Voiced by Michel Young , who also read the  Imaginary Me  audiobook, this adventurous tale follows Fram Gage and his friends as they try to survive a competition gone wrong in The Ability Chamber. This story is fun for all ages and family-friendly. You can pick up your copy now on  Audible  or  iTunes ! Enjoy!

The Legend of Kyd Lumin - III. Kered Lumin

Between now and February 2, 2021, I will be posting chapters from  The Legend of Kyd Lumin , my upcoming book release. Previously, I posted the  Prologue ,  I. Kyd Lumin  and II. Mairel Elof . Below is the next chapter "III. Kered Lumin". Order your copy today at the following locations: Amazon  |  Apple Books  |  Google Play  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Smashwords III. Kered Lumin In another solar system, distant from Juris, a planet hung in space, revolving around a single star. Though the planet’s path caused this star to shine as a bright sun during the daylight hours, another distant star loomed large enough and low at the horizon. Of course, the central star dominated the sky, while the other—a much smaller burning disc—proved to complement the other, dropping below the horizon well before night fell each day. It was on this planet of Hupoge that Kered Lumin had lived nearly all of her life, specifically in the village of Mankato. For a brief moment, she had lived on Ju

The Legend of Kyd Lumin - II. Mairel Elof

Between now and February 2, 2021, I will be posting chapters from  The Legend of Kyd Lumin , my upcoming book release. Previously, I posted the  Prologue  and I. Kyd Lumin . Below is the next chapter "II. Mairel Elof". Order your copy today at the following locations: Amazon  |  Apple Books  |  Google Play  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Smashwords II. Mairel Elof The emptiness of space spans farther than any living being can understand. Stars spread out as pinpoints of light seem merely a backdrop to scenery filled with nothingness. For one spending their night outside on a planet, the view is similar to spending their night aboard a ship traveling the stars and watching them pass through a cabin window. Mairel Elof, the heiress to the Elof Empire, did that often. Recently, her days rarely amounted to spending time on any planet, let alone her home planet of Juris—the epicenter of the Elof Empire. Instead, she found herself aboard many of the space-faring ships of the Empire.

The Legend of Kyd Lumin - I. Kyd Lumin

Between now and February 2, 2021, I will be posting chapters from  The Legend of Kyd Lumin , my upcoming book release. Previously, the Prologue was posted. Below is the next chapter "I. Kyd Lumin". Order your copy today at the following locations: Amazon  |  Apple Books  |  Google Play  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Smashwords I. Kyd Lumin Many planets in the galaxy had yet to come under the Elof Empire’s vice-like grip. Many feared the Empire would eventually find their way to their world. They would use their might and force to assume control. Still, with the number of planets, the distance between them and the epicenter of the Elof Empire being many, many light-years away, the threat loomed little for most civilizations that they would see it happen any time soon or even in their lifetime. One such planet is the planet of Quarros. Originally colonized quite some time ago, the population never boomed as the culture dictated a love of the land. This land was very mountainous in