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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.

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June Book Release Update Take 2

Published June 9, 2014 by jnaomiay

Last week, I posted my June Book Release Update Rant.  If you’re interested in it, you can find it below or on my website and blog.  Now, I’m calmer and balanced and so I will enlighten you into the progress of all my works without flying off the emotional handle.  Must be hormonal.

 

Book 15 – Yes, there will be a book 15, and as mentioned earlier, a goodly portion of it will delve in to Arsan’s history.  I didn’t tell you much about him before, so now I’m taking a step back and exploring him a little further.  So far, he’s gone from kind of a “neb” (Yiddish word, no literal translation) to a likeable, if still nebbish guy.  That’s not all going on in there, of course.  It’s time to take another look at Ber, now that he must go forth without Kie, and I’ve given him a love interest who …wait for it…has two heads.  I’m about 50% done with this one, hoping for an early August release.

Unnamed New Project – Yes.  That says it all, doesn’t it?  It, whatever it is, is about 25% done.  I’ll have a clearer idea when I get a little further.  Also hoping for an August release.

Time Tripping Adventures #2 – After an amazing, blow out, successful promo this last weekend on Black Gold, Time Tripping Adventures #1, I guess I’ll have to pencil in a sequel to Bitsy and Mona’s adventures.  The project manager software is scheduling that for September/October release time frame.  I’m still planning to send the girls and their Prius back to find the lost boys in the Tower circa 1484, but that may change.

Other projects on the dashboard right now are limited to doing a lot of weeding, growing a lot of tomatoes, harvesting a lot of gooseberries and currants, jamming same, and releasing My Enemy’s Son in Audiobook.  The very talented R.A. Reynolds is doing a bang up job voicing this one after giving an amazing performance on The Boy who Lit up the Sky.  You can find that audio as well as all of my other audio collection on Audible, Amazon, iTunes and wherever else audiobooks are sold.  Audible is constantly running promos too, so you can usually find a way to get one or more for free.  I highly recommend, if you haven’t listened to it already, go download The Boy and enjoy RA’s incredible rendition.

So, that’s the very calm and unemotional update from my writing desk.  If you have any questions or concerns, I’m happy to speak with you about them.  You can find me between the hours of 8 – 5 out in the boat checking the crab pots, so if you can’t swim that far, just leave me a message.  Happy Summer.

 

Just Released: Betrayal, The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 14

Published May 5, 2014 by jnaomiay

Oy Amazon!  Cover isn’t showing and page count is wrong as usual by about 50 pages, but it’s there for your reading enjoyment.  Just click the pic and I’ll take you there.

The Imperial Court has moved to Rozari, to the villa by the Pink Sea, while the Imperial Palace undergoes renovations and reconstruction. 
Steve and Rent have been confined to the villa by the Mad Emperor, prisoners under house arrest while living in paradise. 
Rent is fine with this, as he has taken a fancy to Eva, the new Imperial Finance Minister, who resides in the villa’s annex. Steve, however, is anxious to escape from both his childhood bedroom and his indifferent wife, Joanne. 
In the meantime, Anne Black has arrived on Earth in a stolen Spaceforce shuttle. Preferring solitude and reclusiveness, she spends her days blasting crows with her laser, or assassinating the flowers in the garden of her rented doublewide. 
One afternoon, while shopping in the local Big Box store, Anne collides with a man whose voice sends shivers down her spine. Although he reminds her of someone, he is clearly someone else, someone intent on taking her to places she doesn’t want to go, including jail. 

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SdK Board Meeting – May 2014

Published April 26, 2014 by jnaomiay

SdK Corporation Board Meeting May 2014

Location:  New board room in the rebuilt SdK Tower

 

Attendees:  Naomi, Jim, Steve, Rent, Katie, Gabe, Arsan

 

Jim bangs the gavel and calls the meeting to order.

 

Jim: Thanks for coming everybody.  I know you all had to quickly rearrange your schedules, but Naomi thought it was important that we have a quick discussion before she goes on vacation.

Gabe:  Oh, that’s nice, Naomi.  Where are you going?

Naomi:  Maui.

Ooohs from around the table.

Katie:  Is that dickhead going with you?

Naomi:  If you are referring to Mr. Ay, then, yes.  He’s coming too.

Katie:  You know who I mean.

Naomi:  Yes, I do, Katie, and if he wanted to join us, I’m certain Mr. Ay would be pleased to have him along.  They both would enjoy each other’s company immensely, sitting on the lanai, drinking beer, smoking cigs, and watching the 24 hour football channel.

Katie (under her breath):  There’s no accounting for Mr. Ay’s taste.

Steve:  Where the Big Guy anyway?  How’d he manage to get excused from this meeting?

Jim: He sent a note saying he’s busy.

Naomi:  Actually, he’s off seeking something he can’t quite reach, searching for something he can’t quite find, and doing whatever needs to be done to secure permission to destroy the universe.

Ooohs from around the table.

Rent:  Do you think he’ll get it?  The permission, I mean.

Jim:  Naomi?

Naomi (shaking head):  I don’t know.  It’s quite possible.

Katie:  Right.  And, it’ll be up to me, again, to prevent it.  I should get a bonus for every time I’ve had to save the universe from him.

Gabe:  Actually, the rest of us might have a hand in it too, right, Naomi?

Naomi:  Yes, dear, but we are getting ahead of ourselves.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Book 14, Betrayal.

Katie (snorts) Yep.  That’s apropos.  Good name choice this time, Naomi.

Naomi:  Thank you, Katie.  I want to announce that Betrayal has just passed the censors and will be ready for publication much earlier than I originally anticipated.  However, the censors have taken it to task and although it is chock full of provoking thoughts, as well as the usual collection of fruits and nuts, it is much shorter than I anticipated.

Steve:  What does that mean?

Jim:  It means they blacked out a lot of stuff.  It wasn’t politically correct.  The Rossorian Defense Alliance has lodged a complaint against us for blatant prejudice and bigotry toward Rossorians.  We don’t have a Rossorian on our board and we don’t allow Rossorian cloaks as part of our office dress code.

Rent:  I don’t have any problem with their clothes.

Steve:  Yeah, some of those dudes are butt ugly.  It may be better that they’re all covered up.

Jim:  Orange is totally the wrong color when it comes to our new décor.

Naomi:  In any case, it means that a significant amount of the text has been blacked out of the book.  Instead of our usual 52000 word count, Betrayal has been reduced to 5.

Rent:  5 what?  5 pages?

Naomi:  No.  5 words.

Steve:  The whole book is 5 words?

Jim:  Yes.  Unfortunately, because of our overhead, we’re still going to have to sell it for $4.99.  This means it’s practically $1 per word.

Ooohs from around the table.

Jim:  But on a happy note, Amazon will like that.  It reduces their delivery costs.

Naomi:  At any rate, I’m going to release it around May 6, right before I go to Maui.  Hopefully, by then, our legal team can find a loophole to allow all 52,000 words to be published.

Ooohs from around the table.

Gabe:  Sounds lovely, Naomi.  Have a restful vacation.  Are you taking Princess Sara?

Naomi:  No.  I’m leaving her home.  In fact, she’s one of the reasons I’m going.  Teenagers, you know.

Steve:  Yeah.  Teenagers are a pain in the ass.

Arsan:  (jolting awake) What?

Steve:  Starting with you, junior.

Katie:  Leave him alone.  He’s positively angelic compared to you.

Arsan:  (smiling)  Thanks, Gra…

Katie: Don’t say it!  I don’t ever want to be called that.

Rent snickers.

Jim adjourns the meeting.

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New Release: Rivalry, The Two Moons of Rehnor Book 12

Published January 8, 2014 by jnaomiay

So, here we go again. Another installment in the never-ending series is now available. I’ve tried to speak to these guys. I’ve told them, “Look, I can’t spend my entire life transcribing yours.” But, unfortunately, they’re not listening to me, and you know, when The Big Guy says, “Write!” I must do so. Rivalry, The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 12 now available on Amazon, Smashwords, and soon to be everywhere else.
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