Saturday, 16 January 2021

5 stars for e-book in Australia for fantasy series book 4. The Free Book 4 of the Daoine Maithe Series by Dan O'Sullivan

There is another rating and review on Book 4 of the Daoine Maithe series. It is also 5 stars.

But because it is from someone in Australia, it doesn't show up on the Amazon US reviews or ratings. 

I know if we put up a review from a US reader it shows up on the Australian site Amazon.com.au, but the ratings from Australia do on t show up on our Amazon.com.

This is extremely frustrating and a little unfair as the market is in the US. The Australian market is tiny compared to the US market. But surely reviews from readers anywhere in the world are important. Or are we discriminating that Australian readers are not as important? Not able to give their opinion.

Someone at Amazon has to change this. Its driving a lot of authors crazy.

Please if you are a US reader and you like fantasy adventure, please have a look at this 4 book series and if you like it please leave a rating or a review.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08QVDSGG4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

You can even buy the entire 4 books as one - for only $3.00 US.

Look at these ratings in Australia. But the one for THE FREE does not show up in US so it looks like it has no ratings.

There. I've had my little rant, and I know a lot of people who publish books feel the same way.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

New release fantasy book from new series featured on Bargain Booksy.

Book 4 from Daoine Maithe fantasy adventure series was featured on Bargain Booksy! 

Here is a link to the entire series for only $3.00 US. Cut and paste it into your browser to check it out.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RW38RM3/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

Bargain Booksy is a fantastic site where you can find out all the latest and best eBook bargains.

Have a look at     

https://www.bargainbooksy.com/    

Great place to look for books!


As I continue to sift through information from literary agents and publishers, I am gradually refining the three synopses for my new series "The Ruby Key".

Here is the latest:

Book 1

The mysterious ruby-encrusted diary and key discovered by daring, stubborn, 15-year-old Elora launches her into a wild and dangerous adventure. Her world is turned upside down when she finds the beautiful but powerful diary which carries her into the world of Roub-Talum where a sinister foreigner has taken control of the throne that she discovers should be her own. With the help of her friend Bowman, and an army of warriors known as Black Shadows, she sets out on a quest to expel the foreigner from her land and retake her castle but is dangerously threatened by the foreigner’s army of Tocbioras, shape changing beings able to transform their human bodies into the shape of birds, or when threatened form into spine-chilling beings of dark mist, able to manipulate and destroy the minds of their victims. As danger closes in, Elora finds that her diary is more than a door into another world, but a remarkable tool in the hands of those of the royal blood. Chaos ensues as she attempts to remove the evil foreigner who has usurped her throne, and drive his malevolent minions from the land, while cunningly evading capture and execution, as she recklessly rushes into danger to save those she loves.

Book 2

Elora’s journey around her land of Roub-Talum is interrupted when flocks of Tocbioras, shape changing beings whose mist form is crippling and sometimes deadly, attack a banquet held in her honor. Sent by the foreigner, whose ultimate goal is to retake the castle at Roub-Talum and expel the people from the land, the Tocbiora’s steal Elora’s powerful diary and capture Liam, leader of the Black-Shadows and Prince of Roub-Talum. Elora’s narrow escape turns disastrous when her ship is wrecked on the edge of unexplored land, where the foreigner has built himself a fortress and begun his invasion. With the help of a cunning bandit named Adam, and a sweet young Tocbiora called Jewel, who refuses to bow to the foreigner’s wishes, Elora sets out to rescue Liam and retrieve her precious diary, a task which may prove impossible as the foreigner begins to discover the secrets of the diary and pursues her persistently.

Book 3

After Elora’s narrow escape from the foreigner, whose intention is to seize her homeland of Roub-Talum and destroy her people, Elora is stranded in the strange land of Bioraliss, where she is held captive by the Tocbioras, shape changing beings that can form themselves into crippling dark mist or disguise themselves as dark birds. Whilst Prince Liam sets out on a quest to cross the perilous Canyon of Beyond with the intention of finding the true leaders of Bioraliss and returning them to their home, Elora escapes and returns to Roub-Talum. When her Knight Marshall cunningly leaves Elora’s service and joins the servants of the foreigner, Elora sets out with her army of Black Shadow warriors to find her Knight Marshall and defeat the foreigner, a mission which may prove unachievable as the foreigner fights back, bringing more and more of his Tocbioras to Roub-Talum to support his invasion.

And here is the map that was done by professional map artist Ren.




New Fantasy Series.

US Readers Wanted!

If you love fantasy adventure and buy books on Amazon, check out Dan O'Sullivan's fantasy series. It's only $3.00 US on Amazon as a Kindle eBook. That's 4 books for $3.00 US.

If you love the books, please leave a 5 star rating.

Here is a link to the complete series (all 4 books) for only $3.00 US.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RW38RM3/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1


Friday, 8 January 2021

Publishing my new series - The Ruby Key for middle grade children.

Literary Agent or Publisher?

A lot of publishers will not accept unsolicited submissions. A lot of literary agents will not accept unsolicited submissions. Its a very difficult and daunting path when you set out to try to catch the eye of a publisher or literary agent. But there are some very good publishers and literary agents out there, and they really do know what they are doing.

There are so many vanity publishers who will take on my work. For a fee. That I don't have. I've been approached by a lot of vanity publishers, mostly stating they would like to publish my previous series because of the high ratings on Amazon. Sometimes it has been tempting, but I am determined to leave no stone unturned in the search for my own traditional literary agent and publisher.

I am sincerely hoping a literary agent or publisher will become aware of the sheer volume of work I am willing to put in for promotion, advertising and social media. That I don't expect to give them the manuscript then stand back lazily. That would never work.

So here goes. I am about the pitch The Ruby Key series (middle grade fantasy) to all the publishers in the world, starting right here in Australia. 

Thursday, 7 January 2021

The Ruby Key - Fantasy Series for Middle Grade

Glad I don't need too much sleep. I need every moment I can get to put the finishing touches on my new series for middle grade children.

It is called The Ruby Key, and currently there are three completed books in the series.

Book 1 - The Shadow Village

Book 2 - The Foreigner's Revenge

Book 3 - Lost in Bioraliss

Elora is a daring, stubborn, teenaged girl, brave in the face of danger, terrified of dark spaces, recklessly rushing into danger to save those she loves.

Book 1

Elora’s world is turned upside down when she finds a beautiful but powerful diary which carries her into the world of Roub-Talum where a sinister foreigner has taken control of the throne that she discovers should be her own. With the help of her friend Bowman, and an army of warriors known as Black Shadows, she sets out on a quest to expel the foreigner from her land and retake her castle but is dangerously threatened by the foreigner’s army of Tocbioras, shape changing beings able to transform their human bodies into the shape of birds, or when threatened form into spine-chilling beings of dark mist, able to manipulate and destroy the minds of their victims. As danger closes in, Elora finds that her diary is more than a door into another world, but a remarkable tool in the hands of those of the royal blood.

Book 2

Elora’s journey around her land of Roub-Talum is interrupted when flocks of Tocbioras, shape changing beings whose mist form is crippling and sometimes deadly, attack a banquet held in her honor. Sent by the foreigner, whose ultimate goal is to retake the castle at Roub-Talum and expel the people from the land, the Tocbiora’s steal Elora’s powerful diary and capture Liam, leader of the Black-Shadows and Prince of Roub-Talum. Elora’s narrow escape turns disastrous when her ship is wrecked on the edge of unexplored land, where the foreigner has built himself a fortress and begun his invasion. With the help of a cunning bandit named Adam, and a sweet young Tocbiora called Jewel, who refuses to bow to the foreigner’s wishes, Elora sets out to rescue Liam and retrieve her precious diary, a task which may prove impossible as the foreigner begins to discover the secrets of the diary and pursues her persistently.

Book 3

After Elora’s narrow escape from the foreigner, whose intention is to seize her homeland of Roub-Talum and destroy her people, Elora is stranded in the strange land of Bioraliss, where she is held captive by the Tocbioras, shape changing beings that can form themselves into crippling dark mist or disguise themselves as dark birds. Whilst Prince Liam sets out on a quest to cross the perilous Canyon of Beyond with the intention of finding the true leaders of Bioraliss and returning them to their home, Elora escapes and returns to Roub-Talum. When her Knight Marshall cunningly leaves Elora’s service and joins the servants of the foreigner, Elora sets out with her army of Black Shadow warriors to find her Knight Marshall and defeat the foreigner, a mission which may prove unachievable as the foreigner fights back, bringing more and more of his Tocbioras to Roub-Talum to support his invasion.

 

 


FREE BOOKS! FREE SERIES! GREAT FANTASY SERIES!

Now I am concentrating on finish off my new series, The Ruby Key, I am doing as many free promos on my previous Epic Fantasy Adventure series as possible.

Free 7 - 9 Jan      Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dan+o%27sullivan+series&rh=n%3A154606011&ref=nb_sb_noss

If you like easy to read fantasy adventure, action packed, fast paced and filled with fun, humour, romance, plot twists and brilliant but flawed characters, this series is for you.

THE FALLEN

THE GUARDIANS

CHILD OF A GUARDIAN AND OF THE FREE

THE FREE


Get it while it's free!


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dan+o%27sullivan+series&rh=n%3A154606011&ref=nb_sb_noss