On Winter’s Wings 9

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After the feast with the humans from Shelter was over, Blacknail invited Herah up to see his new bed. They then had a lot of sex on it before falling asleep. It was a great way to end an enjoyable day, because Blacknail had finally managed to show off his new home. It was bigger than everyone else’s, except for Ilisiti’s mansion in Herstcrest, which didn’t count, for reasons.

The next morning, Blacknail got up early and shoved Herah aside. He had to go do leadership stuff. There were a bunch of stupid minions that needed him to make decisions for them. Thus, after a hearty breakfast at his new table, Blacknail spent the morning talking to scouts and work crew leaders that were looking for direction. Most of the answers he gave them were simply encouragement to do what they already knew was the right response, but a lot of hobgoblins felt the need to ask Blacknail for permission and advice every time the slightest problem came up. Blacknail supposed it was because he was so smart and such a great leader. Most the news he got was about supplies that had been bought down south from passing merchants being brought north. The preparations for winter continued.

Not all the reports Blacknail got were pointless though. Scouts brought him word of several more boggart sightings. The creatures seemed to be growing more active, which was a rather unwelcome development. Blacknail had been hoping the creatures would disappear back underground, but that didn’t seem to be happening. Even if they didn’t start attacking his minions, they were competing with them for prey and food, and that could lead to serious problems over the winter. Blacknail was going to have to do something about them eventually, but he had no idea what.

A messenger also brought him interesting news from one of the parties that had been sent out to form a hunting lodge. Apparently, after making their way through the Green and reaching the edge of Blacknail’s territory they’d stumbled upon a small goblin village. The settlement was made up of three huts that had been built next to a river. It had been led by a single hobgoblin, so it had been easy for Blacknail’s minions to rush in and conquer the place. After the brutal killing of the feral hobgoblin, all the goblins had immediately submitted to their new rulers. The settlement wasn’t much and needed a lot of work, but it was far better than any lodge the party could have built before the first snowfall. It not only came with a bunch of goblins that could be put to work, but it also had a plentiful food source. The local goblins frequently fished the river using sharpened branches to spear the fish. Just off the top of his head, Blacknail could think of several ways to improve their catch.

Avorlus also finally returned from his visit to Herstcrest. The mage had gone there to study the crystals Blacknail had found in one of the mines behind the city. Herstcrest was much larger than Shelter and probably would have been a more comfortable place for Avorlus to spend the winter, except that Hercrest was ruled by Ilisti. The vympir lord was very vocal about his distrust of mages, so staying in Herstcrest hadn’t really been an option for the mage. Out west, in the isolated lands where Ilisti and the other vympirs came from, there didn’t seem to be many mages. Putting two and two together, Blacknail thought this was because the vympirs had killed them all, which was understandable. Even ignoring all the random explosions mages caused, it was obvious why vympirs would have a problem with mages. Vympirs ruled through fear and power, but even though they were very dangerous and incredibly tough, a big enough magical blast could kill anything. It was a good thing Blacknail didn’t have worry about that. He was in charge because he was better than everyone at pretty much everything.

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Book 3 is Out Now!

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Hello again readers! If you saw my last post then you’re probably aware that book 3 of The Iron Teeth is now available at Amazon! The paperback will became available sometime later today.

Also, I’m planning on putting my first book, A Goblin’s Tale on sale for 99c for a week or two, so look out for that. I’ve been told this is the thing to do now that I have three books out, and it will help new people find the series.

If you’re interested in the ebooks, don’t worry if you’ve already read the web serial. Buying the e-book will not only give you access to a revised and professionally edited version of the story that is worth rereading, but the book version also comes with several new chapters that form a new arc, The Suffering Souls. This new adventure takes place at the end of the book and is worth a read. It rounds out the story of Blacknail and several other characters, giving them some depth.

Purchasing and leaving a review is a also just a great way of supporting the author. Every purchase and review works makes my books more visible on Amazon, and helps other potential readers find my writing. If you haven’t bought and reviewed the first and second books then please do that as well. Why not reread the revised and edited story right from the start?

So, please head over to Amazon and check out my books! Every purchase and review helps a lot. Thank you all. I look forward to putting out a lot more content for you.

Book 3 Pre-Order Available Now

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Hey there, readers! I have great news for you all. Book three of The Iron Teeth is now available for pre-order at Amazon! The release date is a week from now on the 22nd of August. The paperbook will became available right after the release of the ebook.

Don’t worry if you’ve already read the web serial. Purchasing the e-book will not only give you access to a revised and professionally edited version of the story that is worth rereading, but the book version also comes with several new chapters that form a new arc, The Suffering Souls. This new adventure takes place at the end of the book and is worth a read. It rounds out the story of Blacknail and several other characters, giving them some depth.

Purchasing and leaving a review is a also just a great way of supporting the author. Every purchase and review works makes my books more visible on Amazon, and helps other potential readers find my writing. If you haven’t bought and reviewed the first and second books then please do that as well. Why not reread the revised and edited story right from the start?

This book took longer than expected to release, because it required a lot of brainstorming and revision. Thankfully, the next book shouldn’t take nearly as long because I already did some of the editing and notes for it when I was deciding on how long to make the third book. I just need to write an arc of new content for it.

Anyway, please head over to Amazon and check out my books! Every purchase and review helps a lot. Thanks for everything.

New Mailing List Form

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Alright, I was getting some feedback that the sign-up form on the last post wasn’t working, so I put up a completely new one. If you haven’t gotten the sign-up rewards yet, use the new form below.

 

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Mailing List Update

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I just finished up setting up my new enhanced mailing list and the sign-up rewards for it. If you’re already a member I will sending you an e-mail with a link to the rewards very soon. If you’re not already a member of my mailing list then you can sign up below! You will immediately gain access to a new full-size world map and a short story. These rewards and the topic of the bonus story were selected via polling, so I hope you like them. The story is entitled Another Goblin’s Tale and it is about Imp’s backstory. At 9000 words its about three chapters worth of content, so check it out!

I will be further developing my e-mail list in the future. Members will get timely notifications of deals and new book releases, among other things. I will not be spamming you or giving away your information, so don’t worry about that. You can trust me. 😉

One future project that I’m considering is to gather up all the sort stories and interludes I’ve written to create an anthology e-book. I’m thinking I will expand the interludes and then get them all professionally edited. After that I’ll get a cover made and put it in e-book format. This would then become my new mailing list reward. Many indie authors offer free books and I think it would attract more people. However, since my editor and cover artist are busy working on stuff for book 3 of The Iron Teeth right now, this won’t be happening right away. To say nothing of my own preoccupation with other writing.

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