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The Wolf Riders of Keldarra: Book 1: The Stone of Truth — Professionally edited and back in action!

Yes… this book. It had a rather bad start, got some bad reviews (only two eye-opening ones). But it’s proof that GOOD professional editing can do wonders. The editor who worked on this is Alison Jack, and she did an amazing job making the story really come to life with good grammar, better flow of story, etc.

It’s quite possible I won’t win a book award with this, or get in the NY Bestseller list, but I made an effort to IMPROVE the book for my readers…

Onward to the other books to do the SAME with…

Happy reading, Wolf Pack!!!

New book covers for The Wolf Riders of Keldarra

I made the decision to change the book covers for the epic fantasy series The Wolf Riders of Keldarra to something closer to what the theme of the book is about: WOLVES.

These covers feature a photo I actually found accidentally in an old archive of photos of perhaps a decade or more ago, which were random photos, but includes three photos of animals I photographed at a zoo I visited once. One photo was that of a wolf looking directly at me, and immediately I decided to use it as the new photo for a backdrop for the book cover.

I’ve sorted out the book covers for every book in the series except for the “blurb” that goes on them, and when I saw how nice the book cover looked, I decided to make sure ALL my different editions featured this cover. I did my books I print under my own imprint Emerentsia Publications (www.emerentsiabooks.com) first, following it hot on the heels by changing the Kindle edition of each book, and because I AM an independent author I was able to re-issue the covers for the books that are published at CreateSpace, and they should be live in a few days or so throughout the Amazon network.

Please feel free to share this post on your own blog site so everyone knows about these changes.

Release Updates for upcoming books!

I decided to post a formal announcement about the latest developments from my Writing Desk.

New email mailing list

I am currently in the process of setting up a proper mailing list at Mailchimp which should become active during May 2016. See Twitter and Facebook pages for announcements of scheduled dates for launch and when the newsletter “From my Writing Desk” will be sent out each month. The mailing list will be OPT-IN, and will only be sent out once a month with latest news of info about my writing.

Scheduled releases this summer!

Currently I got TWO new books scheduled for release.

My first science fiction book “SUBJECT 37” which already can be pre-ordered:

PRE-ORDER dark dystopian apocalyptic novel Subject 37!

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: 12 August 2016

Synopsis:

In a society of five hundred years in the future, Earth has essentially been split into two zones. The zone that is occupied by the humans of that time, called Utopus, is a clean environment, with good housing, good health care, plenty of food available. No one knows how Utopus is being able to be kept in this state.

After the Third World War of three hundred and seventy years earlier, it became the region on Earth that all the survivors went to live in. Earth’s population of the year 2522 is not as it was at the turn of the twenty-second century. The population is only one percent of the original population of just over eight billion.

Every ten years a single scientist gets sent to the polluted zone which makes up the other half of Earth’s surface. As none of the previous scientists ever returned no one in Utopus knows what actually is going on in that region simply referred to as the Zone Zero.

The story follows a man, selected as this year’s Subject, to go into Zone Zero, and to determine its current condition. He’s simply known to the survivors in this world as Subject 37. However, his name is Steven Burgard. His journey through Zone Zero is one that no one prepared him for.

Steven Burgard was my name until yesterday…!

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Currently no Kindle format available yet for this book but that will be added on or shortly after the Paperback release.

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Back to back with the release of this novel, I am also releasing the BOOK TWO in the epic fantasy series The Wolf Riders of Keldarra. Full title to be confirmed at this date. This book will be released about one week after Subject 37.

Synopsis to be announced, however I can tell you that Marrida and Alagur will be delving deeper into the darker secrets that binds both their factions to a single event that happened nine hundred years earlier.

What is happening at my Writing Desk?

I am already plotting for the next two books coming out later this year, looking over my own schedule of upcoming releases, it seems to me I am going to transition slowly from the original fantasy writer I am today into being a multi-genre author.

For starters I believe in diversity. It’s been something I was good at with my own reading choices, reading anything from classic science fiction by Isaac Asimov to the historic novels I knew about when I was perhaps 12-15 years old, to reading pretty much every one my Papa’s Maigret paperbacks. I seems to now want to put into practice while writing, what I did while reading — diversify my writing style and genres.

You’ve heard that old adage. Read about what you know. When I reflect back over my life, it’s amazing how much I’ve experienced. Seems some of it will seep into my writing as I write more and more of my fiction. As I said recently to a fellow writer… “I’ve got a lot of books planned…”

So in no particular order, beside the fantasy and science fiction I already mentioned as “being written”, here’s the other genres I got book ideas being plotted for – crime fiction, mystery, alternate history, and urban fantasy. And for urban fantasy I’ve got a very nice book planned in the Young Adult fiction range, and this book is planned for early 2017. In addition, I got some short stories I want to write, and because I own worldwide rights to Keldarra as an indie author, I can also write some interesting novellas set in that world which will give a more indepth insight to a number of the recurring characters from The Wolf Riders of Keldarra epic fantasy series.

Also upcoming, and look out for it in about 10 days time here on my blog, will be the indepth “Interview with Myself” with supporting blog articles, which I’ve been writing over the last month or so with interesting questions found on various random blog sites that list “Author Interviews” as a feature on their site. If YOU run a blog with such a section, be on the lookout for this feature on my book, because you can repost it as a blog entry on your own website.

Guess it’s back to writing for me. At the time of writing this at almost 10am I’ve made huge progress with my writing and editing so far, but the day is far from over for me.

Remember to go do this too!!!

My first science fiction book “SUBJECT 37” which already can be pre-ordered:

PRE-ORDER dark dystopian apocalyptic novel Subject 37!

Thank you for reading.

Nathalie M.L. Römer
www.nathaliemlromer.com

So for today’s task I am…

… writing lists of words. Endless lists. Unending lists. Lists that don’t to end.
Why did I have to write a 644 page book?

Oh hang on, it was because readers out there would want it… And therefore I think I should also tell more about the world in the book and the progress on my website to create a resource of information on it to allow readers a lot more background information and supportive explanation than I could put in the book (or you’d have a book that would be three times thicker).

I’ve managed to add a few more edits to my website http://www.nathaliemlromer.com so that when it gets uploaded on 28 March 2016, it will be containing more information plus also the first bits of FAQs about the novel (sorry River Song, but saying “Spoilers” just won’t do).

The included FAQ questions are about the crucial rite of passage ceremonies that exist on Keldarra, with a explanation about its significance to Marrida (simply don’t go to the FAQ page if you don’t want a spoiler before reading the book). If after reading the book you read this, it will explain something that when you first read it seems a bit inconsistent… but the FAQ will explain why.

I also did a FAQ about seasons in the book as that’s something that features heavily in the book. This FAQ will provide a bit of lore or background story not featured (yet!) in the book the reason for it is hinted at in context of other things said about The Old Days.

The final FAQ added tells you a small detail about the languages spoken in Keldarra. Or as they’re referred to in the book – dialects. Most of them are archaic in nature and date back to a time of around 1500 to 2000 years ago when people were started to use common dialects again… after they could do this. (YES, your first hint about what I working on too!!!)

There are six dialects that are common in Marrida’s world, but also a few others that are less known or hidden for one reason or another. She is on a journey after all to discover things about the world she is in and this is one of the things that she encounters as she travels – that there’sa lot more going on than meets the eye, and that the world has so many hidden secrets in it that it starts to make her question her calling…

And here’s a map that I drew to roughly represent that world.

prem-map-keldarra-2Map image copyright © Nathalie M.L. Römer 2016. All rights reserved.

Find out more about the World of Keldarra by visiting my website!

Other things I’ve included in my to do list for the week, was to update my whole website, to revise the future novels I got planned (still ongoing hence the opening line of this blog entry), and to also note down the idea I woke up with today of yet another book. Make sure you put “Buy a bookcase” on your bucket list so you’ll a place to store all the books I am writing…

 

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