Guess what today is? Yep! The official release of Heir of Hope. A couple websites have joined up with mine to celebrate the launch of the last and final book in the Follower of the Word series and many of them are giving away books!
Excited? So am I! So without further ado, here are the websites and what they are featuring, along with a link. Enjoy your tour 🙂
First up is Emily Anne Kopf with an interview yours truly. Find out how I started my writing journey and who has been my inspiration: http://zerinablossom.blogspot.com
Next we have Worthy2Read up with her review of Heir of Hope: https://worthy2read.wordpress.com/
Fellow fantasy author Angie Brashear is doing a giveaway on her website. Just answer her question in the comment section of her post (who is your favorite Follower of the Word character?) for a chance to win an EBOOK COPY of Heir of Hope! http://angiebrashear.com
Laura Pol over at Crafty Booksheeps does a character spotlight on Caleb Tala, the former assassin from the Follower of the Word series. Find out what his most treasured possession is and enter her giveaway for a SIGNED COPY of Heir of Hope! http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com
Janeen Ippolito is doing a 3-day tour of the locations found in the Follower of the Word series. Leave a comment on each post for another chance to win a SIGNED COPY of Heir of Hope! http://janeenippolito.com
Ralene Burke has a tongue-in-cheek interview with Caleb Tala (he keeps coming up, doesn’t he?) over on her website. Check it out! http://www.raleneburke.com
And lastly, if you have never read the Follower of the Word series, Jason Joyner shares his review of Heir of Hope and if you leave a comment, you can be entered to win a COPY of Daughter of Light, the first book in this series. http://www.jasoncjoyner.com
To wrap up the celebrations, there will be a Facebook party tonight (5pm pacific). There will be laughs, conversation, and book giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on this! To sign up for the event, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events
As you may have noticed, things have changed around my website. I am excited to reveal not only the new cover for Heir of Hope, but for all three books in the Follower of the Word series.
Why the new covers? My publisher decided to update Daughter of Light and Son of Truth so they matched Heir of Hope. Now the titles of each book are easier to see in thumbnail form and are definitely eye-catching. So without further ado, here they are:
Pre-order is now available for the paperback version of Heir of Hope. If you are interested, here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Hope-Follower-Morgan-Busse
There was a glitch on the ebook pre-order, but as soon as it is available, I will let you all know. Thank you, everyone, for your patience as you waited for the last book in the Follower of the Word series. This book is definitely worth the wait!
Every year I like to look back and see what happened, and look forward to what the new year will hold. So here’s a look at 2014 and a sneak peak at my plans for 2015.
2014 brought a lot changes, starting off with the sale of Marcher Lord Press. My publisher underwent a change in ownership and name. It’s different now, but not bad. I am looking forward to working more with Enclave Publishing in 2015.
A year ago I was finishing the last book in the Follower of the Word series. Heir of Hope took me almost a year to write, but it was a year well spent. I can’t wait to share with you the conclusion to Rowen, Lore, Caleb, and Nierne’s journey. Right now the projected release date is March 23rd.
On that note, I hope to reveal the new covers that were commissioned for the Follower of the Word series sometime this month. They are amazing, if I do say so myself ;). So be watching for a cover reveal!
I am now working on a new series. It is a Victorian steampunk (which is a definite change from fantasy). Steampunk is a genre that can be set in either a Victorian or western time period and usually involves steam-powered machinery rather than advance technology.
I’m about a third of the way through the rough draft of the first book, Tainted. I forgot how hard rough drafts are (especially when starting a new series), but I am also enjoying the new characters and settings. Right now the series is under consideration by a publisher, but I don’t know yet if it will be acquired. In either case, I plan on finishing this series :).
So that’s what 2015 is shaping up to look like for my writing, and what an exciting year it looks to be!
A couple months ago I shared that my publishing company, Marcher Lord Press, was bought by Steve Laube (you can find my post about the sale here). That sale has brought about some changes within the company, many of them good in my opinion. I wanted to update you, my readers, on these changes.
First, a name change came with the company. Marcher Lord Press is now Enclave Publishing. The mission is still the same: to produce quality Christian fantasy and science fiction. With that name change is a new website: Enclave Publishing. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you need to. It looks great!
This fall will see the first set of novels from Enclave Publishing. Instead of doing the usual pre-order, Enclave is doing a kickstarter. Take a moment and check out the books that will be available this fall and consider choosing one of the options for a discount on these select books. Enclave Publishing Kickstarter
Finally, I know many of you have been asking when Heir of Hope, the third book in the Follower of the Word series, will be released. With the purchase of Marcher Lord Press came some changes within the company. One of those changes was my release date. I can now say it will be 2015. I am expecting my first set of edits back in a couple weeks and will begin the big revisions.
I will also have other book news coming in the next couple months. If you don’t want to miss out, consider signing up for my newsletter. I only send it out when I have book or author news and it’s a great way to make sure you know what’s happening and when a book is releasing. Click here to sign up.
It’s going to be a busy and exciting couple months for me and for Enclave Publishing 🙂