I changed publishers last week. While it may seem out of the blue to most, this has actually been a long time coming. I wish everyone with Mantler Publishing all the best, it’s time for me to move on.
It’s a risky move for me since Howling Wolf Books is even newer and smaller. But the owner has some big ideas, which (at least to my mind) should work out better for me.
One of those ideas is she wants to release one short story a week up until the launch of the first novel. And the first short story, which was released on Smashwords last Friday, is one of mine. These will be free for the first two weeks, after which a price will be added to the listing.
Dance With Me is a short piece featuring Esther, who was a secondary character in Kedri Dancer. The plan is to include it as an extra with the second edition release of Kedri Dancer in both print and ebook in February 2015. For now it’s up on Smashwords as a short story. Originally it had a cover thrown together by the owner of Howling Wolf Books, but the day of the release, fellow Smashwords author Jennett Edmond contacted me to offer an alternate cover she created.
The original cover created by Howling Wolf Books. And the alternate cover created by Jennett Edmond.
And here is the link to Dance With Me on Smashwords. It’s free until October 17, 2014.
Also, the first novel to be released by Howling Wolf Books is going to be my new one, The Twice Abducted Princess.
The first time Katrina is abducted sets her free from the people dictating her every move. Left to choose her own course in life, she begins learning skills she had only dreamed of before. And triggers an ability she hadn’t known she had.
The second time Katrina is abducted threatens to trap her under the control of a body of priests intent on using her to further their grand schemes. Her escape from the priests sets her on the path to forever altering the lives of those around her.
Also, my name will now be appearing as Alexandra A. Cheshire on my books and many of my internet accounts.
So, a whole lot is happening and much more to come. I’m excited about the changes, but also very busy preparing for things. Especially since all my previously released titles are currently unavailable for sale until Howling Wolf Books is ready to release the second editions of them. I’ll post more as I have the information for you.