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May Book Release Update

Published May 1, 2015 by jnaomiay

Wow!  It’s the first of May and I’m actually on time to produce a May book release update.  I love May.  It’s always been one of my most favorite months of the year and not because my darling daughter was born in it, although that’s a good reason.  No, May is synonymous with the birds singing me awake in the morning, the sun still hanging limply in the sky at eight in the evening and flowers everywhere in bloom.  It’s also the time to plant tomatoes, although, invariably the slugs will eat them before the first of June, at which point I’ll plant them again, because no matter how many years I do this, I never learn.

May also reminds me of Vanessa Redgrave in medieval dress dancing around a maypole singing “It’s May.  It’s May, the lusty month of May,” something I’ve always wanted to do, but was never brave enough to follow through with.  ** Note- Bucket list item.

May also harkens the opening of boating season here in the boating capital of the world and since I am once again no longer boatless in Seattle, I look forward to a summer of adventures out on the water.

At any rate, book news from the writing desk is full of announcements.

First off, the Two Moons of Rehnor series is now once again widely distributed across the planet.  All novels excepting Fairy Tales and Gone for a Spin are at all major ebook retailers and no longer exclusively in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited universe.  ON May 3, Fairy Tales will follow the others transitioning over to iBooks, Kobo, B&N and the rest and on or about June 15, Gone for a Spin will do so as well.

I’m sorry to those of you in the KU program, but I’ve had too many asking for EPUB format and availability on devices other than Kindles.  Please note, the novels are available through the other subscription services like Oyster and Scribd as well as available for sale to your local libraries through Overdrive and Ingram for paperback copies.  Libraries are a great resource and most of them have the ability to take book requests from their patrons by filling out forms on line.  There’s no cost to you for doing this as it’s already taken from you through your local property taxes.

Other release news is that the audiobook for Of Blood & Angels has gone live.  It’s another fantastic rendition by the very talented Rebecca A. Reynolds and it is still available through Kindle Unlimited Program.  I invite you to have a listen, but you will want to listen to The Boy and My Enemy’s Son first which are also available through all ebook retailers and part of KU subscription.

I haven’t made any progress on the Journey to Rehnor series as I’ve been busily wrapped in a new book/new series which was a higher priority.  I’ll get back to the Journeys, hopefully during this summer and get two more segments out before fall in addition to the second book in the new series.

As to the new book/series, it is officially called “Return to Rehnor,” and the first book is entitled “Firesetter.”  The setting is roughly two hundred years in the future after Senya went off for a spin and once again, Rehnor is the armpit of the galaxy.  Other than that, I’m not going to reveal anything.  Well, actually, I will reveal this:  There is no one named Senya in it and neither is there anyone named Katie.

I’ve finished the first draft and am now diligently doing the hard part, snipping, adding, cutting, sewing, hopefully creating a new tapestry that will be as interesting as the last.

So, that’s the news from here.  Happy spring to all.



April Book Release Update

Published April 3, 2015 by jnaomiay

A somewhat truncated and brief book release update for the month of April as everyone is off doing whatever it is that everyone does when there is blood moon in the fourth tetrad.  I, personally, am roasting the shank of a Paschal lamb, which I will offer to the Prophet Elijah along with a glass of wine and slice of unleavened cake when he drops in at my home tonight.  If he doesn’t want the shank, Smokey will gladly take it off his hands.  In fact, Smokey is having a bit of an issue with this as the poor pup can’t wrap his mind around the concept of giving such a wondrous piece of meat to an invisible apparition that is supposed to wander in our open door.  Come to think of it, Mr. Ay is having the same issues with unleavened cake which is made with frozen blackberries I picked last summer.

At any rate, as I have been coerced into preparing dinner for twelve people, all of whom are related to me, I have once again fallen behind in my ambitious writing schedule.  You’ll be happy to know the stack of tax returns upon my desk is now down to three, though.  I know this was something that greatly concerned you these last few months.  It concerned me as well.  So, that being said, once the feast has been concluded, the tablecloth taken to the dry cleaners and the good silver put away, I will return to my writing desk and resume my adventures on Rehnor.

The Journey to Rehnor series is just as stuck as it was last month, the Kirkut family still suffering from radiation exposure as I haven’t yet managed to blast them off into space.

However, the new book, the one that still remains unfocused and unnamed is about sixty percent done.  My goal is to finish it in April.  I like it.  That doesn’t mean that you will of course.  But I do and since all my writing is primarily for me, you all merely come along for the ride if you want and nothing else matters.

Speaking of, I’ve been listening to Rebecca A. Reynolds vocal rendition of Of Blood & Angels, The Two Moons of Rehnor, book 3.  She’s done another bang up fantastic job voicing everybody in it; men, women, children, blue people, green people, brainless people, ghosts, angels and whatever else managed to crawl its way into that book.  And, after not looking at the book myself for about 3 years now, I’m sort of…well…surprised as I listen to it.  Did I really write that?  Good heavens!  Was I so twisted back then?  I blushed.  I cringed.  I put a paper bag on my head as I walked through the neighborhood listening to it on my iphone.  Anyway, it’s off cranking in Audible’s system doing whatever it needs to do to get out there available for you to download on Amazon and iTunes.

So, there you have it, my short and sweet update that actually turned into another essay.  Yes, I know I have a tendency to produce a tremendous amount of verbiage, after all The Two Moons of Rehnor series is more than a million words long.  But, it keeps me off the streets and out of trouble and sure beats polishing silverware for the eleven relatives joining me tonight.

Happy Easter to those who do that.  Happy Passover to the others welcoming Elijah, and Happy Spring to those who don’t do either and do not judge those of us who do.


October Book Release Update

Published October 3, 2014 by jnaomiay

Facebook is telling me that it’s been 23 days since my last post.  I realize I’ve been quiet lately, but to tell you the truth, it’s because I’ve been hiding under my bed.  It’s cramped down here, especially with Smokey sharing half the space.  The ceiling height, which is just really the bottom of my box spring, is not very high either, making it extremely difficult to type.

Why am I hiding under my bed, you may ask?  Or, you may not.  You may not care at all what I do.  In any case, I will tell you it is because I am living in fear of terrorists, ebola, enterovirus 68, and because the rock upon which my domicile resides is currently under a Boil Water Alert for the second time this week.

Of course, if you are living in Cali, you’d probably be thrilled to have a Boil Water Alert.  Boiling water is certainly better than having no water at all.  This reminds me of a story from the annals of family history regarding a previous great Cali drought in 1896 or thereabouts.  This was coupled with a turned-over cart of laboriously grown watermelon, malaria, and a few other maladies and crises common to 19th century west coast pioneers.

Those of you who are SpaceNavy Cadets may recall that I have used a similar scenario in not one but two books.  If you know one of those two titles where a melon cart flipped over, PM me and I’ll grant you a reward.  Probably, it will be an audiobook code of your choice from the selection I have available.

And, speaking of audiobooks, My Enemy’s Son is due to arrive in retail outlets shortly.  In fact, it’s been more than the requisite three weeks that ACX normally requires.  They’ve initiated a Trouble Ticket to find out why the heck it’s not live yet, as apparently it’s been lost in the Matrix.  It’s very good though.  In fact, Rebecca A. Reynold’s renditions of all the characters are simply amazing.  You’ll be able to check it out with your KU account or purchase it at all your favorite audiobook shops.  If you haven’t listened to Rebecca’s narration of The Boy, definitely go get that first.  Oh!  Rebecca has also started working on Book 3, Of Blood & Angels.  Hopefully, we’ll have that out of the Matrix on the virtual bookshop shelves by next spring.

In addition to the audiobooks, I will have a short story releasing later this month or early next month as part of an anthology.  Three lovely and talented ladies and I have teamed up to produce a collection of stories from several different genres but all relating to murder, men, and midnight.  My story is titled Space Shopper, and yes, it does relate to murder, men, and midnight since space is just a vast expanse of midnight, no?  The whole book should be a lot of fun and it will be either free or bargain basement priced so that everyone can enjoy it.

Also on the proverbial drawing board is Book 16 of The Two Moons of Rehnor series.  It’s almost half way done so if all things stay the same, it should be released in December 2014.  For those of you who have read Fairy Tales, you will note I took a step backward and diverted from the main story line in that one.  This one, which is still unnamed, will return to the main story line, and quite possibly finish it.  But…and this is BIG BUT, as I have said this twice before.  It depends.  As my author friends out there all know, the story lines are dictated by the voices in our heads, which preclude any rational decision making.  If said voices decide they’re not done, then, they aren’t.  If I decide to remain beneath my bed for the rest of my life, unable to cope with the disastrous realities of Planet Earth, I may keep writing tales of Senya and Rehnor forever and ever.  If you want to read them, it’s up to you.  If you don’t, as my beloved and late mother always said when I turned up my nose at her lovingly prepared platter of roasted beef tongue, T ma nishtana? which technically means, What has changed? But in our family colloquialism was actually defined to mean, So what?  You don’t like how I slaved all day in the kitchen for you?  Fine.  Don’t do me any favors by eating it.

However, all that being said, I do intend to put a period on the end of book 16 and try to divert my attention to the spin off series The Angel Complex, and/or Time Tripping Adventures, and/or something else.  A preview of Book 16 is posted on my website www.jnaomiay.com and I’ve also put it in the back of Fairy Tales.

So that’s it from SpaceNavy Command.  Onward and upward, tally ho, and all that.  If you are in the once great, US of A, only a month until voting day, and I encourage you to exercise your civic duty by getting out there and voting every one of those bastards out.

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Coming soon to audiobook…

Published September 9, 2014 by jnaomiay

The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 2, My Enemy’s Son! Voice artist Rebecca A. Reynolds does an amazing job of voicing both the many, many male and female characters in this novel. You’ve got to hear the conversations when they are speaking to each other. She literally had me rolling on the floor with laughter. It’ll be part of the Kindle Unlimited program as well as available through Audible, iTunes and your favorite ebook retailers. In the meantime, start the series by listening to The Boy who Lit up the Sky. Trust me. Rebecca’s performance is simply unbelievable.

New fun quiz!

Published May 13, 2014 by jnaomiay

Want to win a copy of The Boy who Lit up the Sky audiobook?  Just answer the questions on my new quiz and get 50% correct.  Come on!  Anyone can do that.


New and important poll: Who is Arsan?

Published January 9, 2014 by jnaomiay

If you’ve read Imperial Masquerade and/or Rivalry, you’re probably wondering the same thing Mr. Ay is pondering.  Of course, you may have paid better attention to the books than he did, as he read them while simultaneously watching football games, and browsing the internet.

However, I’ve left you a tiny clue or two in Rivalry.  Take my new poll and let me know if you found it.  Anyone who takes the poll, correct or not, will win the audiobook of their choice while supplies last.

And, don’t worry.   Even though you are giving me your email address to receive the winning codes, I promise not to bombard you with advertising.

You can find the poll and the secret symbol quiz on The Two Moons of Rehnor website under fun and gear or click below.

Go to the Poll.