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Last Horizon Omnibus: Beta and Live – Kindle edition by Daniel Schinhofen. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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:

Blurb:

(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.)

Top 25 Bestselling LitRPG eBooks Ending 20 January 2018

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

Top 25 Bestselling LitRPG eBooks Ending 31 Dec 2017

Rank Book Title Author Reviews Number of Pages
1 Dodge Tank: A LitRPG Novel (Crystal Shards Online Book 1) Rick Scott 20 339
2 Tamer: King of Dinosaurs Michael-Scott Earle 185 792
3 Super Sales on Super Heroes: Book 2 William D. Arand 263 382
4 Forgotten (The Forgotten Book 1) M.R. Forbes 119 324
5 Project Alpha: Book 1 R.A. Mejia 123 367
6 Super Sales on Super Heroes William D. Arand 799 374
7 Rapture (Apocalypse Gates Author’s Cut Book 1) Daniel Schinhofen 105 383
8 Threadbare Volume 1: Stuff and Nonsense Andrew Seiple 34 261
9 Dungeon Lord (The Wraith’s Haunt – A litRPG series Book 1) Hugo Huesca 143 334
10 Accidental Mage: Book Three in the LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure Jamie Davis 4 354
11 Eden’s Gate: The Sands: A LitRPG Adventure Edward Brody 75 426
12 Empire Burning (Emerilia Book 11) Michael Chatfield 61 302
13 The Dark Messiah (The Second Dark Ages Book 1) Michael Anderle 338 301
14 Black Friday (The Valens Legacy Book 1) Jan Stryvant 308 228
15 Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire Book 1) J.R. Rain 974 282
16 Head Down (The Valens Legacy Book 4) Jan Stryvant 130 252
17 Awaken Online: Catharsis Travis Bagwell 1,244 526
18 A Slave in the Locked Lands (LitRPG The Weirdest Noob Book 2) Arthur Stone 71 405
19 The Builder’s Sword (The Legendary Builder Book 1) J.A. Cipriano 133 534
20 Ring of Promise: A LitRPG novel (Elements of Wrath Online Book 1) J.A. CiprianoJ.B. Garner 47 394
21 Dungeon Calamity (The Divine Dungeon Book 3) Dakota Krout 305 405
22 Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 1) James Hunter 155 307
23 Crystalfire Keep: A LITRPG Saga (Elements of Wrath Online Book 3) J.A. CiprianoJ.B. Garner 11 504
24 Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1) Neven Iliev 306 252
25 Battle Mage (An Epic Fantasy Adventure) Peter Flannery 806 648

My Daily Chatter – Nicola C. Matthews (Paranormal Romance)

Hello Seria Readers:

Need a holiday recovers?  Check out another amazing indie author: Nicola C. Matthews and her Before the Sun Rises series.

This independent author and publisher has a passion for paranormal sexy romance.  It’s well written and worth your time and effort.

Clan of the Claw is on pre-order now for .99 on Amazon.

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?

 

My Daily Chatter – Singing the Praises of Author Michael Allan Scott

Hello Serial Readers –

Take a stab at a paranormal thriller with a psychic detective.

Michael Allan Scott writes stories that will leave you guessing.

Michael Allen Scott

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.

Check out Scott’s Amazon author page.  

His latest book: Cut-Throat Syndrome 

 

 

My Writing Tip: Free Class From The Comfort of Your Home PC

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.

 

 

Top 25 Bestselling LitRPG eBooks Ending 23 December 2017

Rank Book Title Author Reviews Number of Pages
1 Ready Player One Ernest Cline 14,711 386
2 Super Sales on Super Heroes: Book 2 William D. Arand 236 382
3 Shadow Eagle: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure (Star Justice Book 8) Michael-Scott Earle 129 379
4 Project Alpha: Book 1 R.A. Mejia 89 366
5 The Human Familiar (Familiar and the Mage Book 1) Honor Raconteur 114 277
6 Super Sales on Super Heroes William D. Arand 783 374
7 Tamer: King of Dinosaurs Michael-Scott Earle 176 792
8 Rapture (Apocalypse Gates Author’s Cut Book 1) Daniel Schinhofen 97 383
9 Ring of Promise: A LitRPG novel (Elements of Wrath Online Book 1) J.A. CiprianoJ.B. Garner 45 394
10 Dungeon Lord (The Wraith’s Haunt – A litRPG series Book 1) Hugo Huesca 136 332
11 Eden’s Gate: The Sands: A LitRPG Adventure Edward Brody 63 426
12 Viridian Gate Online: Imperial Legion: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 4) James Hunter 32 370
13 Dungeon Calamity (The Divine Dungeon Book 3) Dakota Krout 290 405
14 Skysworn (Cradle Book 4) Will Wight 250 257
15 Empire Burning (Emerilia Book 11) Michael Chatfield 59 302
16 Chronicles of a Royal Pet: Wood, Stone and Bone (Royal Ooze Chronicles Book 3) Ian Rodgers 13 326
17 Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 1) James Hunter 152 307
18 Threadbare Volume 1: Stuff and Nonsense Andrew Seiple 6 261
19 The Land: Catacombs: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 4) Aleron Kong 376 571
20 The Starry Skies of Darkaan (Realm of Arkon Book 6) G. Akella 32 239
21 The Twilight Obelisk (Mirror World Book #4) LitRPG series Alexey Osadchuk 19 435
22 First Login (Chronicle Book 1) Kevin Murphy 102 270
23 Change (The Stork Tower Book 3) Tony Corden 16 387
24 Black Friday (The Valens Legacy Book 1) Jan Stryvant 299 164
25 Underworld – Level Up or Die: A LitRPG Series Apollos Thorne 122 374

My Daily Chatter – Author Zachariah Dracoulis #GameLit

Hello Serial Readers:

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy, Entertainment>Role Playing, Cyberpunk and TV/Movie/Video Game Adaptation.

Zachariah Dracoulis makes reading fun.

Zachariah Dracoulis

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?

Recommendations:

Read FRAGGED The 5 part short story series boxed set.  I give it 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Read LEGENDS OF TARTHIRIOUS the complete series boxed set. 

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.

 

 

 

 

The erotic side of #LitRPG: Cue that 70s porn music

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.

 

 

Creative Book Marketing and Promotion Ideas for Indie Authors and Self-published Books

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.

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