|Rank||Book Title||Author||Number of Reviews||Number of Pages|
|1||Legacy of the Fallen (Ascend Online Book 2)||Luke Chmilenko||72||731|
|2||War God’s Mantle: Ascension: A litRPG Adventure (The War God Saga Book 1)||James Hunter Aaron Crash||39||345|
|3||When It Falls (The Valens Legacy Book 5)||Jan Stryvant||148||228|
|4||Black Friday (The Valens Legacy Book 1)||Jan Stryvant||365||228|
|5||Tamer: King of Dinosaurs||Michael-Scott Earle||229||792|
|6||Ascend Online||Luke Chmilenko||390||454|
|7||Dodge Tank: A LitRPG Novel (Crystal Shards Online Book 1)||Rick Scott||99||339|
|8||A Trap for the Potentate (The Dark Herbalist Book #3) LitRPG series||Michael Atamanov||14||481|
|9||The Pen is Mightier||J.A. Cipriano||78||356|
|10||The District: A Futuristic Dungeon Core (The Laboratory Book 3)||Skyler Grant||9||208|
|11||Accidental Mage: Book Three in the LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure||Jamie Davis||33||354|
|12||Project Alpha: Book 1||R.A. Mejia||144||367|
|13||All These Worlds (Bobiverse Book 3)||Dennis E. Taylor||734||282|
|14||Shadow Eagle: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure (Star Justice Book 8)||Michael-Scott Earle||187||460|
|15||Dragon Storm (Heritage of Power Book 1)||Lindsay Buroker||79||323|
|16||The Dungeon’s Burden (The Slime Dungeon Chronicles Book 4)||Jeffrey Falcon” Logue”||17||540|
|17||Accidental Warrior: Book Two in the LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure||Jamie Davis||32||322|
|18||The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 3)||Aleron Kong||367||641|
|19||Sigil Online: Hellions||Jeff Sproul||9||486|
|20||Dungeon Crisis: A LitRPG Dungeon Core Adventure (Glendaria Awakens Trilogy Book 2)||Jonathan Brooks||3||211|
|21||Transcendental Misappropriation: (Book One of the Pentacle Series)||Robert Harper||63||380|
|22||Headshot: Two in the Head (Book 2 of a Zombie litRPG Trilogy)||Matthew Siege||13||309|
|23||The Void Mage (The Familiar and Mage Book 2)||Honor Raconteur||39||313|
|24||Different Sides (Epic LitRPG Adventure – Book 7) (Fayroll)||Andrey Vasilyev||0||302|
|25||Eden’s Gate: The Sands: A LitRPG Adventure||Edward Brody||92||426|
Hello Serial Readers:
Bestselling horror writer, Angel Ramon, will be putting his next installment up for pre-order on Friday (January 12). To celebrate, he is discounting his series as follows in the post below. Ramon is a great writer and he gives back to the indie author community (which makes his endeavors even more meaningful).
As you might have noticed, Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3 is coming out for pre-order this Friday! So I decided to put the series on sale! That’s right you’ll be able to get the series even cheaper from Thursday, January 11th to Saturday 13th. I will make the Amazon Bestseller in horror short stories FREE from January 11th to Saturday 13th and will keep Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 2 at the cheap price of $0.99. Nemesis will be at a special promo price of $1.99 from January 11th until the release date of February 2nd.
That means you can get all three books of the series if you love survivor horror for less than $3 this Friday and Saturday. Also, you if you already read the first two, you can snag the third book for $1.99, a full dollar off the regular price!
Looking to achieve your resolution of gathering the guts to read a horror book or reading a story with a Resident Evil vibe, this deal is for you. By the way, Nemesis will have a kick-ass chick for an MC, should be a fun read, especially for those who like Chick-Lit.
I’ll have a huge press release coming where I will discuss some of the new features that will be in Nemesis, especially for those looking for a richer GameLit Horror read or Lite LitRPG horror read.
Rundown of the deal:
Thursday, January 11th:
Angel’s Nightmare Adventure – FREE
Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 2: The Nightmare Continues – 99 Cents
Friday, January 12th and 13th:
Angel’s Nightmare Adventure – FREE
Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 2: The Nightmare Continues – 99 Cents
Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3: Nemesis – $1.99
From January 13th until February 2nd:
Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 1 and 2: 99 Cents
Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3: $1.99
Here is the link to the series, if you want to get books one and two they’re only 99 cents each!
Here’s a cool author with a cool website. DungeonQuestOnline.com
He’s writing a #GameLit #Saga and from the look of things I want to read it.
From reading the stats page of the character, Richard seems to know what he’s doing.
I get excited when writers go to this much trouble to introduce their worlds and characters – and the books is TBD, which makes me even more impressed.
Hello Serial Readers:
The TL;DR – Buy Dawn Chapman’s books. She’s a great writer and her books are well worth the price and the time to read. 5 out of 5 stars.
Today I want to introduce you to an outstanding science fiction and fantasy writer: Dawn Chapman. Dawn claims to have been developing science fiction stories for over 30 years, but I swear she doesn’t look a day over 25. Considering I look four days older than dirt, I’m jealous.
Back in 2005, Dawn turned her talents to television and wrote the scrips for a 13-week science fiction series named The Secret King. Thankfully, for me, she went back into publishing full time in 2010.
Dawn’s latest creation is Desert Runner, an NPC story. To celebrate her birthday (which was yesterday) she has it free on Amazon for a few days. Most of us have Kindle Unlimited because we read a lot of books. All of Dawn Chapman’s books are available in KU. So, even though this book is free right now, it would be great if we support her by buying it through KU.
Check out Dawn’s blog for the latest info on her projects. I recommend buying Desert Storm, Desert Born, and Desert Storm (book 3 in the series). I give all of them 5 stars.
Hello Serial Readers:
Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy, Entertainment>Role Playing, Cyberpunk and TV/Movie/Video Game Adaptation.
Zachariah Dracoulis makes reading fun.
Anyone who follows #LitRPG and #GameLit on social media knows Zachariah Dracoulis. He’s well established as a best selling writer with his FRAGGED series and LEGENDS OF TARTHIRIOUS.
But, what you may not know is that Zach spends a lot of time giving back to the indie writing community by promoting other writers with his Facebook group LitRPG Rebels.
As serial readers, we need to support good independent publishers with our downloads and ebook buys. In part, that is why this website was built. And, by now you should know that I don’t recommend an author unless the books are good and I’ve actually read a good part of the writer’s catalog.
Zach is no exception; I’ve read most of his books. I bought Legends of Tarthirious back in February and I read the whole series. I read Fragged back in July and was also impressed.
Discoverers of these exceptional books have an advantage I didn’t have: they can buy the box set all at once without having to wait on pins and needles for the next installment.
So, give Dracoulis a read. You’ll be pleased with is writing and it will be time well spent. He makes reading fun. And, after all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Read FRAGGED The 5 part short story series boxed set. I give it 4.8 out of 5 stars.
I give the series 4.7 out of 5 stars.
As most of us are in Kindle Unlimited, you can get the books individually. So, download them all at once and clear your weekend calendar, order take-out and enjoy.
|Rank||Book Title||Author||Reviews||Number of Pages|
|1||Super Sales on Super Heroes: Book 2||William D. Arand||123||382|
|2||Empire Burning (Emerilia Book 11)||Michael Chatfield||24||302|
|3||Halcyon Rising: Breaking Ground||Stone Thomas||24||233|
|4||Rapture (Apocalypse Gates Author’s Cut Book 1)||Daniel Schinhofen||58||383|
|5||The Human Familiar (Familiar and the Mage Book 1)||Honor Raconteur||104||277|
|6||The Twilight Obelisk (Mirror World Book #4) LitRPG series||Alexey Osadchuk||14||435|
|7||Chronicles of a Royal Pet: Wood, Stone and Bone (Royal Ooze Chronicles Book 3)||Ian Rodgers||5||326|
|8||Eden’s Gate: The Sands: A LitRPG Adventure||Edward Brody||49||426|
|9||Viridian Gate Online: Imperial Legion: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 4)||James Hunter||27||370|
|10||Dungeon Lord (The Wraith’s Haunt – A litRPG series Book 1)||Hugo Huesca||119||332|
|11||The Way of the Clan 7 (World of Valdira)||Dem Mikhaylov||3||275|
|12||The Starry Skies of Darkaan (Realm of Arkon Book 6)||G. Akella||16||239|
|13||A Slave in the Locked Lands (LitRPG The Weirdest Noob Book 2)||Arthur Stone||67||405|
|14||Project Alpha: Book 1||R.A. Mejia||19||366|
|15||Head Down (The Valens Legacy Book 4)||Jan Stryvant||101||213|
|16||Skysworn (Cradle Book 4)||Will Wight||243||257|
|17||For We Are Many (Bobiverse Book 2)||Dennis E. Taylor||706||321|
|18||All These Worlds (Bobiverse Book 3)||Dennis E. Taylor||672||282|
|19||Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 1)||James Hunter||151||307|
|20||Dungeon Calamity (The Divine Dungeon Book 3)||Dakota Krout||236||405|
|21||Black Hat (Afterlife Online Book 2)||Domino Finn||35||365|
|22||The Gods of the Second World (LitRPG The Weirdest Noob Book 3)||Arthur Stone||73||304|
|23||Viridian Gate Online: Crimson Alliance: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 2)||James Hunter||158||358|
|24||Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 3)||James Hunter||102||376|
|25||First Login (Chronicle Book 1)||Kevin Murphy||92||270|
- Check out Daniel Schinhofen’s fan page.
- He’s got a few copies of “Gamer for Life: Alpha World-Book 1 he’s giving away FREE. (26-30 Nov)
I had you at free, right? Aside from the free book, I’ve followed Daniel Schinhofen for some time. Not just because he writes #LitRPG and #GameLit, but because I enjoy good writing with a twist.
I’m not about putting down other authors, each one has a unique style. But, I get tired of predictable stereotypic tropes: you know what I’m talking about: as a reader, you can sense with some writers what is going to happen two or three chapters ahead based on the HUD, the loot, the magic (or lack of ability thereof).
Schinhofen knows when to take a turn in character development. He has a sense of imagination – often lacking in other works I’ve read by arguably more successful writers.
If you enjoy reading – if you’re a serial reader as I am – you should be following the journies Daniel Schinhofen takes and the books he writes.
So, if you can, pick up a free copy of Alpha World. It’s a great read and, like me, you’ll be looking forward to his other projects: especially if you like a little demon once in a while. And, a little sexy time.
You’ll get hooked.
#SciFi, #Crime and #GameLit author Matt Doyle lives in South East, England. Rumor has it he has an extensive tea collection. From his Amazon author page:
Matt Doyle lives in the South East of England and shares his home with a wide variety of people and animals, as well as a fine selection of teas. He has spent his life chasing dreams, a habit which has seen him gain success in a great number of fields. To date, this has included spending ten years as a professional wrestler, completing a range of cosplay projects, and publishing multiple works of fiction.
These days, Matt can be found working on far too many novels at once, blogging about anime, comics, and games, and plotting and planning what other things he’ll be doing to take up what little free time he has.
A Sci-Fi murder mystery that has been described by reviewers as Sam Spade meets Blade Runner.
Check out Addict available on Amazon.
New Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age, but like everywhere else, it has its dark side. Assassins, drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of the city’s make-up, and sometimes, the police are in too deep themselves to be effective. But hey, there are always other options …
For P.I. Cassie Tam, business has been slow. So, when she’s hired to investigate the death of a local VR addict named Eddie Redwood, she thinks it’ll be easy money. All she has to do is prove to the deceased’s sister Lori that the local P.D. were right to call it an accidental overdose. The more she digs though, the more things don’t seem to sit right, and soon, Cassie finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation. But that’s just the start of her problems.
When the case forces Cassie to make contact with her drug dealing ex-girlfriend, Charlie Goldman, she’s left with a whole lot of long buried personal issues to deal with. Then there’s her client. Lori Redwood is a Tech Shifter, someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal. Cassie isn’t one to judge, but the Tech Shifting community has always left her a bit nervous. That wouldn’t be a problem if Lori wasn’t fast becoming the first person that she’s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with Charlie. Oh, and then there’s the small matter of the police wanting her to back off the case.
Matt’s other books include::
A sci-fi/GameLit series, ‘The Spark Form Chronicles’. The universal links for these are as follows (in order):
This series follows five professional card players as they take part in a future-based tournament where the battles are enacted for live audiences by holograms.
An ‘over the top’ performer guarding his companion’s right to life.
A genius programmer striving to retrieve her property.
An ex-mercenary sick of the abuse that she and her girlfriend receive.
A teenage girl desperately seeking to understand her past.
An old man intent on living on his own terms.
Five professional card players. Five reasons to fight. One thing in common: Their lives will be touched by the existence of the AI known as Carnival.
The Spark Form Chronicles combines card gaming with the excitement of professional wrestling, and tells a complex story that asks a simple question: Can an AI every truly be alive? Dive into Matt Doyle’s epic science fiction series to find out the answer.
You can also check Matt out on his website www.mattdoylemedia.com
|Rank||Book Title||Author||Price||Reviews||Page No(s)|
|1||Space Knight||Michael-Scott Earle||$4.99||151||775|
|2||Alpha Company (Alpha World Book 3)||Daniel Schinhofen||$3.99||78||409|
|3||Perfect Strangers (The Valens Legacy Book 2)||Jan Stryvant||$3.99||110||176|
|4||Black Friday (The Valens Legacy Book 1)||Jan Stryvant||$3.99||152||164|
|5||The Builder’s Pride (The Legendary Builder Book 3)||J.A. Cipriano||$4.99||8||309|
|6||Gamer for Life (Alpha World Book 1)||Daniel Schinhofen||$3.99||230||397|
|7||Pangea Online Book One: Death and Axes: A LitRPG Novel||S.L. Rowland||$3.99||20||255|
|8||Sicilian Defense: Epic LitRPG Adventure (Fayroll – Book 5)||Andrey Vasilyev||$6.95||9||359|
|9||The Builder’s Sword (The Legendary Builder Book 1)||J.A. Cipriano||$4.99||111||534|
|10||The Laboratory: A Futuristic Dungeon Core||Skyler Grant||$3.99||28||226|
|11||The Builder’s Greed (The Legendary Builder Book 2)||J.A. Cipriano||$4.99||44||418|
|12||SHARDS OF REALITY: A LitRPG novel (Enter the Realm Book 1)||Timothy W. Long||$4.99||16||426|
|13||Wild Wastes: Eastern Expansion||Randi Darren||$4.99||147||368|
|14||Awaken Online: Catharsis||Travis Bagwell||$5.99||1,138||526|
|15||Awaken Online: Precipice||Travis Bagwell||$6.99||571||596|
|16||CHRONICLES of a PC Gamer Stuck Inside an RPG: Book One: Duelist||Antony W. F. Chow||$4.99||5||727|
|17||Bushido Online: the Battle Begins: A LitRPG Saga||Nikita ThornLitRPG Freaks||$3.99||93||371|
|18||Forming the Company (Alpha World Book 2)||Daniel Schinhofen||$3.99||169||396|
|19||Provoked (Space Mage Book 1)||Izzy Shows||$2.99||32||260|
|20||More Than a Game: Epic LitRPG Adventure (Fayroll – Book 1)||Andrey Vasilyev||$6.95||99||320|
|21||Wild Wastes||Randi Darren||$3.99||400||321|
|22||You’re Not Allowed to Die (The Twenty-Sided Eye Series Book 1)||Kip Terrington||$2.99||96||352|
|23||Shaman’s Revenge (The Way of the Shaman: Book #6) LitRPG Series||Vasily Mahanenko||$5.99||91||561|
|24||The Land: Swarm: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 5)||Aleron Kong||$5.99||387||743|
|25||Beyond All Expectations (Emerilia Book 8)||Michael Chatfield||$4.99||65||374|
Dear Indie Writers:
There’s plenty of room for you regardless of what you write: LitRPG, LitFPS, GameLit or anything in between. Write what’s in your heart because more often than not, you will write better and fans will follow your creative efforts in time. Although, I am a fan of writing to market, don’t let that consume you or your talent.
If you enjoy writing sexy virtual reality stories that, by chance, have a game element—go for it. I wish you all the luck and success indie publishing can offer.
For over a year, I have seen the LitRPG genre and tropes change: sometimes for the better sometimes not. But in the end, it is all opinion. And opinions are like assholes—everybody’s got one, and sometimes they enjoy showing off.
Don’t be bullied by successful writers jockeying for position to corner the market. I’ve seeing it happen for years. In fact, writers are seemingly some of the more catty people I’ve ever met. This is just my opinion. I’ve also met writers who were more than willing to help out newcomers. They enjoy the camaraderie in an effort to give something back to the community. In fact, the good writers outnumber the bullies by a large margin. I know it doesn’t always look that way. The bullies seem to get more attention because they are louder and often more ostentatious.
Ignore it—and ignore them. Find, or create your own tribe that is not only appreciative of your work but is supportive of your career. They’re out there—you just have to look.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, forums, and websites are simply vehicles to get your projects noticed and get your name in front of readers. Never be afraid to block someone on any social media venue when they are doing you more harm than good. It’s the nature of the beast.
If social media is giving you heartburn, it probably means that you’re spending too much time there anyway. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. And, is easy to take the opinions of others to heart. It is human nature.
It’s true that authors need to have a tough skin for criticism. I’ve often heard it said you won’t last long without it. But it’s also true that writers have to draw a line in the sand when it comes to bullying. There is a difference.
A few years ago, Goodreads (owned by Amazon) got so bad with bullying tactics that some authors simply gave up and left the business. Sad. Amazon reviewers are sometimes no better. There I said it. An author does not necessarily live and die by the reviews posted on Amazon. Always take it with a grain of salt. And my suggestion would be to stop reading them completely.
Although marketing is a tremendous part of the publishing business, successful writers spend at least 40% of their time actually writing. If you’re spending time on social media—you’re not writing.
The way for indie authors to succeed is to help and support each other. To some writers, that may sound counterintuitive, but consider that a rising tide raises all ships.