Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

Smashwords Read an Ebook Week

I have entered my ebooks in Smashwords Read An Ebook Week running from 1 – 7 March, 2020.

If you want to get 50% off one of my books, or a discount on any other Smashwords author’s ebooks, visit Smashwords.com and check out ebooks in your genre. Also if you have friends that read ebooks, pass the word there is a sale running the first week in March.

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Publishing in 2020

2019 flew past while life events took most of my time, so I will welcome 2020 in the hope I get to write many more stories and have less (or no) life events happening.

I hope you all got to celebrate with family and friends and are enjoying your holidays before the new year starts.

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Tracker Series Boxed Set

Tift PUblishing has now published the complete science fiction “Tracker” series by Diane J Cornwell includes RIDER, GUARD, JUDGE, MAGE and TRACKERS. Trackers concludes the adventure of Dallas and Misty’s fight to alter the council’s control of mages across Convane and neighbouring countries, with assistance from tracker horses, dragons, and magic spells.

Bonus short story SMALL MAGIC SPELLS introduces seven year old Daria Wood.

For more details and links to purchase click here. Links will be updated as they become available.

Latest Cover Reveal

I have a cover for my latest short story.

It is a fantasy based on my Tracker series, but with a new character.

I am still checking the ebook formats, but am very happy with the cover.

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New Fantasy Box Set

If you like to read about magic, horses and unicorns check out the new box set, Here Be Dragons curated by A. L. Butcher on pre-order for US$3.99.

Here Be Unicorns

Sales Blurb

“From fable to legend, these wondrous beasts enchant us. Healers or harmers, no one truly knows the heart and horn of the unicorn—dare you seek the answers?

A collection of tales featuring unicorns and magical horses.”

It includes Rider, the first in my fantasy Tracker series, along with 9 other wonderful stories.

Here Be Unicorns

Click on either image to read more about this bundle.

Want something to read over the holidays?

From now until 12th January, 2019, two of my eBooks are on sale at Smashwords. If you know someone who is looking for something to read over the holiday period, let them know or gift them one of my eBooks.

Rider, Book One in the Tracker Series, a fantasy novel, normally US$4.99 is on sale for US$0.99 at Smashwords.  Use the code AM92R at checkout to get the sale price.

Never admit to seeing ichur, the silvery residue of magic spells. Not if you want to stay under the radar of the Councillors of Convane.

Swift, a purebred tracker horse who can smell the smallest trace of ichur, can also remove the magic energy from any human or talisman.

Dallas, rider of Swift, knows how to create a spell without leaving residue, even if he is not a trained mage.

Neither Dallas or Swift admit to seeing and using the magic energy. If they did, Dallas would have his ability to see ichur removed, and Swift would be given to an approved mage by order of the council.

A new fantasy series including mages, dragons, tracker horses and more. On sale for US$0.99 until 12th January, 2019.

 

The Case of the Crop Duster Dog, a cosy mystery adventure, normally US$2.99 is on sale for US$0.99 at Smashwords. Use the code QS79W at checkout to get the sale price.

Working dogs are more than pets!

Mercy Connor, ex-Air Force cadet pilot, lives a quiet life on her cattle property west of Cunnamulla in Queensland, Australia, and takes the odd crop dusting job.

Returning from Brisbane, she picks up journalist Kenyon Smith, a stranded motorist on his way to her property. When she drives through the front gate she sees her dog Blue dead beside the track. Next moment her windscreen shatters. With Ken’s help, she deals with the attackers before she learns of her brother’s death. Suspecting the attack on her is related to her brother’s death, Mercy is determined to solve the mystery of who killed her dog and brother.

Buy The Case of the Crop Duster Dog and follow Mercy’s hunt for clues to solve this cosy mystery. On sale for US$0.99 until 12th January, 2019.

If you need help downloading and side loading to eReaders, there are instructions under the heading Reading, Sampling and Buying Books on Smashwords.

Have a relaxing holiday and a Happy New Year.

Smashwords 2018 Summer/Winter Sale

Smashwords 2018 Summer/Winter Sale starts 1 July and Tift Publishing has included most of their listed books in the sale.

Save 50% when you buy one of Diane J Cornwell’s eBooks on Smashwords using the coupon code SSW50.

Broken Series: Broken Faith, Broken Land and Broken Agreement

Tracker Series: Rider, Guard, Judge, Mage and Trackers

Sensing Danger Series: Sensing Danger, Capture and Freedom

The Case of the Crop Duster Dog

Galaxy Freight Omnibus Edition

Machani Diplomat

Jazz’s Asteroid

Divided Loyalties

And now is the time to get your copy of Creating Print On Demand Interiors & Covers Using Scribus 1.4.1 by D J Mills.

Trackers Now Published

The concluding story in my Tracker Series is now published.

I had planned for this story to be published in May or June, but better late than never.

More information and links to sites is available on the Tracker Series Tift Publishing page.

Ebook Bundles Podcast

Last post, I discussed one of my stories selected for an eBook bundle on Bundlerabbit.

Today, Joanna Penn had a podcast talk with Chuck Heintzelman, the creator of BundleRabbit. I think it is a good detailed discussion on bundling. Check it out here.

 

Also note, near the end of the talk, Chuck said if you sign up to BundleRabbit you can still get a free copy of The Author Guide to Ebook Bundling by Chuck Heintzelman. But he does not know for how long the ebook will be free on signup.

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Ebook Bundles

Have you thought about participating in eBook Bundles?

BundleRabbit.com sells eBook bundles at all eBook distributors as well as on their own web site.

I have heard good things about BundleRabbit, so uploaded Rider, the first in my Tracker Series, to see how the process worked. And have been selected for an upcoming bundle.

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Read an E-Book Week

I am participating in Read an E-Book Week on Smashwords from March 5, midnight to March 11, Midnight.

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Tracker Series #4 Published

Mage, the fourth book in the Tracker Series has now been published as an eBook.

I had hoped to add a dragon image to the cover, but did not work with the cloudy sky in the final background. Hopefully, I can add a dragon to the next Tracker series cover.  Continue reading

Planning for 2017

Looking back over 2016 plans I can say I “failed” to complete all my plans for 2016 but I did “succeed” in most of them. So a big win for me!

To end the year, I need to create the 2016 Tift Publishing Catalogue with links to published books onto Tift Publishing web site. Continue reading

2016 Review

Needless to say, I have not finished Mage, my fourth Tracker Series story.

Still, I hope to get the last few chapters done this coming week, and do the first edit, before the end of the year.

Then work on the cover and formatting in Dec – Jan holidays and hopefully, release at the end of January, 2017.

I also plan on not doing much of anything during January except watch Australian Tennis on TV.

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Judge Now Published

Finally, the third eBook in the Tracker Series, Judge, is available.

JudgeEbookCover4webDetails and links on Tift Publishing site.

The print version will be available in September, 2016.

As both the eBook and the print book links become available they will be updated on the Tift Publishing Tracker Series page.

And thank you to all the wonderful suggestions to improve the cover. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working on Fantasy Tracker Three Cover

I am working on the cover image for Judge, the third Tracker Series novel.

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Smashwords 2016 Summer/Winter Sale

Smashwords 2016 Summer/Winter Sale starts 1 July and runs until 31 July, and Tift Publishing has included books in the sale.

If you want to catch up on any Tift Publishing books you have not read, they will be half price in July.

Click on any of the below links and use the coupon code SSW50.

Rider Sale Price US$2.50

Galaxy Freight Sale Price US$3.00

Machani Diplomat Sale Price US$3.00

Divided Loyalties Sales Price US$1.50

Jazz’s Asteroid Sale Price US$2.50

Broken Faith Sale Price US3.50

Creating Print on Demand interiors and Covers using Scribus 1.4.1 Sale Price US$3.00

Another Talisman

Writing Book Three of my Tracker Series is rolling along slowly.

I am up to chapter 15 and Misty is getting herself into more trouble, along with Dallas. Fun!

I also plotted one way she can get out of trouble, but may come up with another way, or two, if I find any “plot bunnies” in the next few chapters.

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Building a Culture in a Fictitious World

I have been busy thinking about the third story in my fantasy Tracker series.

And building a little background on the culture of Convane which is where the mages train and uphold the magic laws written after they won a war with an eastern neighbour called Lealand.

I already worked out how the magic works, and dot pointed the magic laws before I started the series, along with a rough map of Convane and all its neighbouring countries, but only touched on the culture of the citizens. Continue reading

Guard now Published

My second Tracker series story, Guard, is now available for sale.

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Details and links on Tift Publishing site.

The print version will be available in May, 2016.

Thank you to all my beta readers for your comments, suggestions and other feedback.