It's been about two years in the making, but my zombie thriller Orpheus is finally available for download on Smashwords for $1.99. Even better, if you apply the coupon code "SSW50" at checkout either today or tomorrow, you'll get it for just $.99. A buck. You get a 95,000 word horror novel, plus a preview of my next novel Ragnaok, for, quite literally, less than a pack of gum. See, you benefit greatly because no one knows who the Hell I am yet. :-)
Some of you have already read Orpheus in its more primitive form and given me feedback. The final version is, naturally, more polished. There is some new dialogue, expansion of existing scenes, and simple fixes that I can't believe I didn't see before. You also get a kickass cover done by my talented friends Anna and Shane Tetreault, and the aforementioned preview of Ragnarok.
Orpheus isn't yet ready for direct download onto your Nook, Kindle, etc. because the approval process takes a little longer than I expected. However, on Smashwords, you can download in whichever format is appropriate for you and simply sideload it onto your device, so no big deal there.
For those of you who want a physical copy, that will be available by late August. On a similar note, my short story collection Underneath should be available in about a week; my proof copy is on its way. If it looks good (and I think it will look really good), I can instantly approve it for purchase. Of course, I'll be ordering multiple copies to have around, so there will be giveaways here and there, as well.
Having learned what I've learned during this self-publishing ordeal, there's a good chance that I will be moving up the release of Ragnarok. This whole process has been a learning experience for me. Any future releases will be a lot smoother. And there will be a lot of future releases, I promise you. I'm in this thing for good.
Thank you for helping me along so far.