Daganu, the world of the fairies, connected to our world by human-made portals or natural Weak Spots.
Joe Kane, a substitute teacher in San Francisco, was completely unprepared to discover that his girlfriend’s parents kept an odd secret. In The Sunshine Line Joe learns the secret and begins what might be a life-long relationship with beings whose very existence he’d never dreamed of.
The Mirror’s Image takes us into Daganu for the first time, where Joe and his new bride Kristy are side-tracked from their new jobs into a rescue mission.
The short story The Animal Place (available for free at Smashwords) reveals Baka’s origins as Joe and Kristy follow Bart on an impromptu day trip.
The Unchanging Heavens finds Joe, Kristy and Becky chasing after Emily again, this time trying to salvage her happiness rather than her freedom.
In The Long Dark (in final stages), Joe fulfills his oath to Yannik, only to find himself under a geas to discover the secrets of Bistami Stulba.
The Spell Builders (in editing) takes us to the dawn of human/fairy relations.
Check out the individual pages for more information and posts about the books!
I am very pleased to announce that The Unchanging Heavens is now available at Smashwords and Amazon!
To celebrate, I am offering a 50% off coupon for purchases from Smashwords. I regret being unable to offer a coupon for Amazon, but you can purchase a kindle file from Smashwords. The coupon is valid through December 10th. Coupon code: XS32A (not case sensitive).
The third full length Daganu novel, The Unchanging Heavens takes Joe, Kristy and Becky deeper into the magic and mystery of Daganu than ever before, as they have to procure rare talismans to enter the feared land of Bistami Stulba and try to help Emily and Chen find happiness, rather than exile.
If you haven’t read any Daganu stories before, you can find all of them on sale at Smashwords through the month of November.
Great news! The Unchanging Heavens is mere days from publication!
As The Unchanging Heavens is the third full-length Daganu novel, you might like to start from the beginning. To make that easier for you, I’ve created a sale!
For the month of November, The Sunshine Line and The Mirror’s Image are 50% off at Smashwords. The short story, The Animal Place, is, as always, Set Your Own Price. You can be totally caught up on the series for only four dollars!
And keep your eyes peeled: There will be a coupon for The Unchanging Heavens when it comes out!
The coupon codes are below. They are not case sensitive, but will only work at Smashwords, as Amazon doesn’t let me put things on sale. Fear not, you can still buy a kindle version at Smashwords! All titles are available from the Daganu Series Page.
The Sunshine Line: VY96C
The Mirror’s Image: UF43C
The Animal Place is always “You set the price”!
I love writing. I’m quite fond of editing. In the right mood I can even enjoy working on my web page. Even publication, as titchy and annoying as it can be, isn’t all that bad.
I hate marketing.
And yet? I must, if I want to sell books. Continue reading →
I am excited to announce that the sequel to The Sunshine Line is now available for purchase at Smashwords (all e-formats, no DRM) and Amazon (kindle format, no DRM)!
In The Sunshine Line, Joe was recruited by the fairies of Daganu to help built, maintain and preserve the crossings between their world and ours. In The Mirror’s Image, Joe and Kristy start their work. The complex job turned out to have complications they would never have believed.
I think the cover is ready! It looks like we’re on track to publish by the end of the week! If you haven’t read The Sunshine Line now is the time to pick it up at Smashwords! 50% off coupon code: KK28G
Meanwhile, here is the fourth chapter of The Mirror’s Image coming soon!
Tuesday July 7, 1992
Kristy and I took a little retreat to a Napa bed-and-breakfast and got back to the City late Tuesday morning. We went straight to the courthouse to get legally married. Kristy hadn’t really wanted to bother, feeling sufficiently married already, but I thought it might be a good idea.
After all, I’d called my parents over the weekend and told them that Kristy and I had eloped to Reno. I would just have to hope there would never be a reason for them to look at the wedding certificate. My parents had been slightly disappointed and a little bit bemused that they had never even met my bride. I told them that they would eventually, but that we were joining the Peace Corps and would be out of touch for a while.
“I can’t believe he swallowed that story,” I said out loud, as we made our way from my – our – apartment to Tom and Molly’s house. Continue reading →
Are you ready for The Mirror’s Image? Well, it’s almost ready for you, too!
Third chapter, for your enjoyment
Saturday July 4, 1992
There was something slightly ironic about getting married on Independence Day, but it didn’t bother me in the slightest. I decided it was the course of wisdom, however, not to mention the observation to my bride. Continue reading →
While we all wait for the cover to be ready, here’s another chapter!
Thursday, July 2, 1992
I woke around six, as was my habit on a weekday. I still felt a little stunned, but certainly more clear headed than I had been yesterday. I slipped out of bed and dressed quietly. Kristy appeared to be sleeping through it, but sometimes she faked it. That was her privilege. Continue reading →
Tomorrow is my forty-third birthday, and I want to share the celebration. From today until February 17th I am offering a 43% discount on all my published works at Smashwords! This is a steal, people!
I will still be donating 90% of my royalties for Silver Linings to YSC and 50% of my royalties for Help Wanted to WEAVE. And, of course, The Animal Place is still set at “you set the price” so you can pick it up for free.
Please note: These coupons only work at Smashwords. Smashwords offers DRM free downloads in all e-book formats, and you have access to all versions including any updated versions I might publish. You are more than welcome to purchase my books at Amazon, but the coupons won’t work there.
Coupon Codes! (Coupons good through January 2, 2013)
Silver Linings EN52D – Non-fiction, this book takes you through my cancer treatment in “real time”.
Help Wanted SL33J – Psychological thriller, a tale of generosity repaid with abuse. Fictionalized account of a true story
The Sunshine Line UU82N – Light fantasy, What happens when an ordinary guy discovers fairies are real… and nothing like children’s stories!
The Sunshine Line was published in late August and has gotten stunning reviews on Amazon to my great pleasure. Last month I rolled The Sunshine Line out on Smashwords, thus giving my readers more choices and more control over their purchase.
Many readers have eagerly asked for more. You ask, I deliver. Let me give you a breakdown of what’s in the works right now.
Next out of the shoot will be a short story called The Animal Place, to be published later this month. I’m excited to be able to offer this for free on Smashwords!
Then, in February, the first full-length sequel to The Sunshine Line will be ready (I hope!) for publishing. The Mirror’s Image picks up where The Sunshine Line left off and brings Joe, Kristy and you, my readers, to the other side of the Portal.
After that I’m giving myself about six months to get the third book out. It remains nameless at this time.
Meanwhile, I’ve just finished writing The Long Dark, a fourth full-length Sunshine Line book. It’s a bit early to tell, but I’m hoping to publish late winter 2014.
The Sunshine Line is where my heart is, so fans can take heart knowing there’s a lot more coming!