Daniel Schinhoften is an outstanding #LitRPG and #GameLit author. #Epic #fantasy comes to life with the collection of the ‘Omnibus’ edition. Read the blurb below:
(This is the complete Last Horizon Series, combining Beta and Live into a single book. It has been reedited to help clean up some of the massive errors in the individual books.)
Join David, Mariam, and Will on their journey into Last Horizon, the first Fully Immersive VRMMORPG. The old friends are looking for fun in their retirement and hope to have one last adventure as their golden years come to a close. Follow the trio as they deal with hardships, in game and out. A tale of exploration, love, tragedy and triumph.
(This is a Gamelit/LitRPG novel that is light on the numbers and heavy on character interactions.)
Left for dead by The Vampire High Council, Ethereal Oscurita is finding it very difficult to adjust to life as one of only two known lycanthrope hybrids to have ever existed.
Torn between her love for two vampires and the man killed by the very hybrid who had created her, she is no longer content to spend her days hiding in the basement of the master vampire’s country estate. She needs time – time away from a disintegrating love triangle, time to heal, but more importantly, time to figure out who she really is.
Ethereal sets out to fulfill a promise to Nikkolas Redpaw, the werebear who sacrificed himself for the sake of her family while fighting the Shield of Humanity.
She travels to the northern most regions of Alaska in a search to find any surviving member of his once great clan. What she discovers there could be the beginning of something truly wonderful – or the end to a tale five years in the making.
Allies will be made, friendships tested, and old wounds reopened. Will Alaska hold the key to Ethereal’s happily ever after, or a bitter ending to a life only half-lived?
In a distinctive mashup of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita BlakeSeries, Nicola C. Matthews’s Before the Sun Rises Series is a fast-paced, action-packed paranormal/science fantasy which poses the age-old question – who will triumph in the war of good vs evil?
Take a stab at a paranormal thriller with a psychic detective.
Michael Allan Scott writes stories that will leave you guessing.
Supernatural Murder Mystery – Realtor Carla Simon has her first showing in nearly eighteen months. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she arrives at the bank-owned foreclosure well ahead of her prospect. When her buyer pins her against the wall, it turns out to be the last house she’ll ever show.
Looking for a new breed of supernatural thrillers? Paranormal mysteries of murder and suspense? Perhaps a psychic detective series which can be read and enjoyed in any order? Or maybe one of those scary books you can’t put down? Regardless, the dark, disturbing novels by Indie Author, Michael Allan Scott, won’t disappoint.
My #1 goal in life is to teach independent authors they are no longer writers: they are publishers. Long before your book is published on Amazon, or before it goes wide, the focus should be on marketing. Your job is to figure out a way to push your book into the hands of as many readers as possible.
My theory is that if you’re going to spend money on improving your skill, you should spend it on digital marketing. So, the next logical question is: how am I suppose to develop and improve my writing skill?
The answer: free university classes that you can complete in the comfort of your home.
Coursera and MIT Open Courseware come to mind. A quick search of these sites leads to over 100 eLearning opportunities. Taught at some of the world’s leading institutions all for free. On your time, in front of your PC or tablet.
The benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Often you can skip around and just watch the videos you need. Then, on that rare occasion, you need ‘hands-on’ training, then, by all means, spend the money on a writing development class. But, for the most part, ditch the seminars and spend that money on digital marketing.
Hint: you can also find free online university classes on digital marketing as well.
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?
It was bound to happen. As #LitRPG has taken off, more writers (looking to capitalize on the trend) are getting their hooks into this new(ish) genre. Personally, I don’t see a problem with it. I think writers should be able to write what they want. Let the market decide. If readers buy it, the sexy side will stay-if they don’t; the writers will eventually move onto something else.
A glance at /r/eroticauthors on Reddit will quickly tell you the market is already saturated with erotica authors. Most are looking for the newest and most profitable kink. And, the pressure to write and produce content is tremendous. I guess it was only a matter of time before they found LitRPG.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Some erotica authors are just looking for a quick buck. And, their catalog suffers for it. Others have been around since before KU 1.0. Either way, it comes down to one telling face: is the book good? Does it fit the genre? Or, is it just written for a quick buck?
Hint: looking at the sales of this author and glancing at a few others, there does seem to be a market for LitRPG sexy time. Hell, I even read it. And, yes, some writers deliver some good prose.
In any event, it gives a different meaning to leveling up! You be the judge. Peace out.
For the last year we’ve been running a monthly round-up post called “Book Marketing Shots in the Dark“, in which we’ve shared some terrific advice from self-published authors around the world. Some of their success stories were arrived at almost by accident, following counter-intuitive ideas that had turned out better than anyone might have expected. But a growing number of them have resulted from intentional creativity, so from this month, I’m changing the title of the series to do better justice to the authors responsible.
The inventiveness of the indie sector is often a source of inspiration to the marketeers at trade publishers these days – go, indies!
Now on with this month’s collection of top tips – feel free to lift them for your own marketing plan.