It is with regret that I must announce that the serialization for Lord of the Night Realm: Book II – Reunion will be coming to a premature end. Life has taken one unexpected turn after another since starting the serial in May, including a dire family emergency and personal emotional challenges. Routines crumbled and everything else fell off track, making it especially difficult to put them back into place.
This absolutely does not mean that Book II won’t be completed. Rather, this gives me the freedom to write at my own pace while also giving it the time and consideration that it deserves. I personally feel that the quality of Book II has suffered in recent chapters due to aforementioned events coupled with arbitrary deadlines. Additionally, ending serialization early will allow me to better care for myself without the looming stress of releasing chapters “on time”. Not to mention it eases the stress placed on my editor, whose had their own set of life troubles the past couple of months.
Lord of the Night Realm: Book II – Reunion will end serialization with the release of Chapter 46 on August 19, 2022. This chapter marks the end of the book’s first arc—a chapter that I personally love which shows many lively and pleasant moments while darker events still loom on the horizon…
Book II is currently slated for a Q1 2023 print and e-book release, but this is subject to change. Please keep tabs on my website, Twitter, Instagram, or Patreon/Ko-fi for any news or updates. I’ll certainly be sharing them as the writing process continues.
The best advice I read said to have your story completely written before you serialize, and twice now I’ve ignored it. With my lesson learned, I can move forward with writing Book II at a pace that works for me while also setting aside time for future story projects, including a brand new serial series.
Thank you so much for your understanding, and I look forward to delivering the completed Book II in the not-so-distant future—July is already half over, for Triad’s sake!
Lord of the Night Realm: Book I – Sojourn is now available in hardcover! This version contains all the same corrections and interior formatting that were recently added to the updated paperback edition. It’s priced at $29.99 USD and is currently available on Amazon. The page for Book I has also been updated to include it in the general information.
Good evening, everyone! I’ve recently launched my Patreon for those looking to give a little extra support. Perks for each tier can be found on the page itself, but will also be listed below.
Tier 1: Evoker ($3 USD) A “tipping” tier that earns you my gratitude!
Tier 2: Thaumaturge ($5 USD) In addition to my gratitude, you’ll gain access to serial chapters one week before public release!
Tier 3: Warlock ($10 USD) Includes previous perks, plus a shout-out to patrons pledged at this tier at the end of publicly released serial chapters. Not only that, but you’ll have access to a free download of the EPUB version of my latest book!
Tier 4: Goblin Cheesemancer ($30 USD) Includes all other perks, plus anyone who pledges at this tier for any duration of time will be added to a “Thank You” page at the end of any of my completed, published works!
Thank you if you consider signing up for my Patreon! But don’t forget; this isn’t the only way to give support. There are many ways you can go about it, and I recommend looking at the Ways to Support page for other methods if Patreon is not for you.
The first chapter of Lord of the Night Realm: Book II – Reunion is now available to read for free on Inkitt and Wattpad! (Royal Road will accompany these sites within the next week.) Chapters will be released every Friday at 3:00 PM US Central from today through November 25, 2022, and release announcements will be made on Twitter every Friday after the newest chapter has been posted.
A couple of additional notes;
As with Book I, this is an early version of the manuscript that gives readers a peek before the final version is published the following year.
These chapters will remain free up until the release of the revision for print and eBook, so don’t feel as though you have to rush in reading them!
I hope you enjoy the continuation of Ellie and Janus’s tale as it begins to unfold over the coming months!
The revised edition of Lord of the Night Realm: Book I – Sojourn is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats! This edition has gone through extensive editing since its serial run in 2021 and features;
Improved, concise wording, resulting in a large reduction of “bloat” words
New and re-written dialogue
This edition is priced at $3.99 USD for Kindle and $15.99 USD for paperback, but until April 25th 11:59 PM CDT, the Kindle format will be discounted to $0.99 USD! For non-US residents, please check your country’s respective Amazon site to see if it’s available in your currency. But please note; the book is only available in English at this time.
From here on, the serial version is no longer free-to-read and only the first five chapters from the revised manuscript will remain available on Inkitt, Royal Road, and Wattpad. I apologize for the inconvenience if you were in the middle of reading that version.
As with Book II – Reunion, the gorgeous cover illustration was done by Erion Makuo, who captured the visages of Ellie and Janus in a way I only thought possible in a dream. You can view their website here for more of their artworks.
Lord of the Night Realm returns with the serialization of Book II – Reunion starting on May 6, 2022! Here’s the description, but be warned; there are spoilers for the end of Book I – Sojourn!
With Isadore Renard’s scheme put into motion, Ellie finds herself back in the Prime Realm with no recollection of her time away from home. But just as she begins assimilating back into normal life, Solarists execute a plan that involves her in an insidious way. What fate lies in store for Ellie and those she loves at the hand of her forgotten lover’s nemesis?
As with Book I, it will be serialized on Inkitt, Royal Road, and Wattpad. The book’s respective page will be updated with links once the serial begins.
In the meantime, look at this breathtaking cover illustration done by Erion Makuo! I can’t begin to describe how amazingly they depicted Ellie and Janus in a way that positively captures the atmosphere of Book II.
Stay tuned for further updates, and I hope you look forward to reading the continuation of Ellie and Janus’s tale!