I heard last night that the audio book of CRY HAVOC is being recorded next week with the most awesome narrator. He's done the audio books for nearly all my favourite authors. I am so excited to see what he does with Jack and Lin.
HE WHO FIGHTS continues to do well. It's been getting good reviews - nearly all 5 stars. Thanks ever so much for the love.
I did get one 2 star review because the reader didn't believe an elite military unit could be made up with people from different nations. "No we can't all get along," he said. Now I do believe we can all get along - especially in times of great darkness. However Nathaniel Rane is a member of the Legion Of Swords and I actually based this on the French Foreign Legion, an elite military unit made up of people from different nations.
The same reviewer also believed Lin, the heroine from CRY HAVOC, should also be a man...
Seriously though, I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to write, rate, review any and all of my books. I keep saying this but it makes a massive difference to the sales and sales are what allows me to keep doing this.
HE WHO FIGHTS has been out in the world for a week now and doing very well. Sales at the moment are double CRY HAVOC's over the same period but I have a group of people now who like what I write so that's to be expected (but never taken for granted). I hope it continues to grow and do well as I love the character.
No reviews yet on Amazon but it has four 5 star ratings on Goodreads (and one 3 star). CRY HAVOC now has 162 ratings there with 96% of people liking it and the majority rating it either with 4 or 5 stars. It has 56 reviews on Amazon too - again the vast majority being 5 stars. These reviews really help sales so I'm super grateful for anyone who takes the time to say something nice. It also does my ego good for a short while - always helpful when you're an insecure creative!
On Monday 16th, I have my first interview, talking on the Bestseller Experiment podcast and launch party for their book. It's not an overstatement to say if not for them, my books would still be sitting on my laptop and life would be very different for me. I owe them a huge thank you and wish them all the best with their book, BACK TO REALITY. I can't wait to read it.
My mailing list is growing - and thank you to anyone who's signed up. The plan at the moment is to always give my next book free to anyone who signs up a week or two before release. I'll send updates as well out once a month about what's going on.
2 more days until Nathaniel Rane sees the world. I'm really excited about this release as I love the character and would love to do lots more adventures with him. I always intended for Rane to be my fantasy Jack Reacher so fingers crossed.
Work progresses on Jack Frey 2, CRY FEAR, but it has slowed down after I decided to put HE WHO FIGHTS out. Now that's done, I look forward to getting back to it. I've also been busy with day job work too. Hopefully, with the release of HE WHO FIGHTS, I can move one step closer to my dream of being a full-time writer.