So what if a devil lost his mind, had a son, and did not know it? What if the son was Markus Sainte and his mother Amelia Sainte was a hedgewitch who before she died sent him in search of an accidentally turned midnight rider? What if Logan Synner linked his magic with Markus, and they built a harem in a castle on an island surrounded by mist?
I'm currently writing a prequel to my series. Draoithe: The Synner and a Sainte will be released as a short prequel story offering background information on some of the characters in series. I have not got the cover art nailed down nor written the ending yet, but so far it is pretty good. I intend to publish it for $.99 like the previous prequel story Draoithe: Tantalu. I had to write this story in order to know what to write in another story. Weird but true!
I'm shooting to release it in October and the release of book nine in the series will be out near Thanksgiving. For all the readers, If you have questions about the series, please ask. Some of the best stories come from the answer to a reader's question. To answer the question of 'what happens to Frank Grimes' I wrote books nine and ten. To answer the question of 'will Eli's son and daughter make another appearance' I have written on un numbered book and pieces of another book about the Eyrie Iolair. So ask the questions pretty please.
First, Draoithe: Elementals the 8th book in the series is coming out September 30. If you are new to my crazy world, Draoithe: A Pack Forms is Book One (You should start there, maybe???). The prequel is Draoithe: Tantalu, and it is always only 99 Cents. For those that have asked 'Will I see the characters from Tantalu again?' Yes, definitely, but not for a long while. Danny Leiriu's son Markus Sainte has to make an appearance first. Sorry for all the teasers. (Not really. LOL!)
But on to the actually subject... The move!
I will be heading out to the new house this weekend! But there is no wifi. (Also no furniture or fridge). SO...
I likely will be out of touch with anyone over the weekend. So if you have questions or comments post them or email them to me, and I will try to get back to it soon as possible. (But don't be mad if it takes a few days).
So I bought Publisher Rocket! It is a lot of data. Dave Chesson obviously has a head for data, which is good, because I don't. I need to watch a lot of online tutorials, but I am very appreciative of all the effort put into Publisher Rocket. I am looking into it slowly as I do most new software, but I have already learned two new things that I need to be doing with the publishing that I did not know. I believe that so far that Publisher Rocket has been money well spent.
So excited! Draoithe: Elementals is coming out Sept. 30th on Kindle. I'm super excited, but a little nervous. I'm going to be moving into the new place, and the wifi is not on yet. Might have to wait until I get it to see how the whole process goes. This will be the first book that I listed as a pre-order.
Some other noteworthy items of interest:
*I am debating spending money for Publisher Rocket. If I do, I will let everyone know how that goes.
*I am looking into Search Engine Optimization, but it sounds like Greek to me.
*I am going to try to release Draoithe: A Pack Forms Book trailer on YouTube by Christmas. If I get it, I will provide the links on the website for everyone to have a chance to watch and offer feedback.
*I'm also looking into further marketing venues like e-mail subscribing? Not really sure how that works, but okay.
Currently, Only Draoithe: Tantalu is available on multiple platforms, but I am working on a novel outside of Draoithe that connects to the series and is a stand alone read. Not sure if I can have multiple prequels, but I think Synner and the Sainte will be an interesting read. It's set in the outer Hebrides islands in 1525. I still like the idea that the prequel stories be always and forever $.99 and available on Kobo, Google, and Barnes and Noble as well as Kindle. I'm also looking into a way to get published on Apple. I am a Google girl so that gets a little weird. But I will try it.
I love to hear from the readers. If you have questions or comments, drop me a line and I will try to get back at you. Give a day or so. The day job is still a real thing.
Check out the new place!
This is the new home of Ophelia Kee, and all of Draoithe is moving in soon! I can't wait.
The latest greatest is the new house, but also Book Trailers are coming soon to YouTube! So for everyone who wanted to see some of the art in the books in full color, the current estimated deadline for the book trailer for Draoithe: A Pack Forms is Christmas 2019. Stay tuned people, we are going somewhere with this even if no one quite knows where. And yeah, I know the book has been out over a year, but I only just found out about Book Trailers. Retroactive Book Trailers will be cool, I hope. And like everything else about Draoithe, they too will be crafted entirely by Ophelia Kee.
If you are new to Draoithe, it might be interesting to note that this is basically a one man show. Ophelia Kee is an impoverished Indie writer who can't quit the day job because it pays for the house and the laptop to write on. But I continue to write the stories (because someone has to tell the story, and I think that someone is me), and I make improvements with the marketing and the promoting along the way. So if you are following my journey, smile wide because like Leo and Sruthan, I want to chase a few rabbits on my way out of the desert. (Sorry, that story is in book fourteen. Draoithe: War Dogs is coming. Shh! don't tell anyone yet. Cause it's not done.)
Wish me luck, drop me a line, comment on the books, the blog, or just ask a question. I'm a bit tired, but today was a good day! Who says Friday the 13th is a bad day. Not for me.