Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New E-book Series Published

I have now published the first book of all five of my fantasy and sci-fi series, as well as the third book of the Demon Lord series, Grey God. Below are the blurbs for each of the first books, which you can download for free. I hope you enjoy them, and if you do, that you'll buy the next books, too! You can find all of them by following the link to 'other books by T C Southwell' or copy and paste this link into your browser:

Epic Fantasy

The Queen's Blade
Ebook Price: Free! 84670 words. Fiction by T C Southwell on December 18, 2010

A doomed kingdom, a young queen’s sacrifice and a killer who will bring an empire to its knees... In a world where men share kindred with beasts, an ageless seer predicts a child who will end the Endless War. One man is the instrument who will change fate. He will usher in a time of strife and pain that will live in legend, and forever bear his name... the time of the Queen’s Blade.

The Broken World Book One - Children of Another God
Ebook Price: Free! 97610 words. Fiction by T C Southwell on December 19, 2010

In a perfect world, the breaking of the laws brings retribution to the alien race - Truemen. A girl befriends a denizen of this strange land, not knowing that she holds the key to her people’s fate. Truemen hate the immortal Mujar and cast them into Pits, and the Hashon Jahar sweep across the land, slaughtering all in their path. One thing is certain; Truemankind is doomed unless fate changes.

Science Fiction

Slave Empire - Prophecy
Ebook Price: Free! 69520 words. Fiction by T C Southwell on December 17, 2010

Alien hunters invade a dying Earth in search of a saviour, and an ancient prophecy predicts a golden child who will save a galactic empire. A mysterious black ship is Rayne’s guide and a masked outlaw known as the Shrike her guardian. Others want to slay her and prevent the prophecy from coming true. In the midst of two great empires’ strife, the Shrike holds the power to save or destroy her.

The Cyber Chronicles - Book I: Queen of Arlin
Ebook Price: Free! 82620 words. Fiction by T C Southwell on December 17, 2010

When Queen Tassin is forced to flee her kingdom on the backwater planet of Omega V, she has no idea that the strange warrior who helps her is a cyborg; the deadliest hi-tech killing machine ever created. Her world has forgotten the technology that almost destroyed it, but then a freak accident damages the micro-supercomputer that controls Sabre, and he is free to take charge of his destiny…

Friday, 17 December 2010

Demon Lord and Dark God Available on Smashwords

Finally! Good news! Demon Lord and Dark God have just been published as e-books on Smashwords, and Demon Lord is a free download, so anyone can get a copy. Then, if you want, Dark God is available at a small cost. I will soon be publishing the third book in the series, Grey God, followed by the rest of these books, which include God Realm, Dark Domain and many more. Having found this excellent avenue to publish my books, I will also be publishing my other fantasy and sci-fi series there very soon.

I feel that it's important for potential buyers to be able to read the first book in each series for free, then decide whether or not they want to continue reading the series, since most of my fantasy and sci-fi series are rather long - between four and ten books.

After the frustrating time I've had trying to find somewhere to publish my books, it's a relief to finally find a place that offers and excellent service to authors. Please go along and get the free books, and keep checking for the other series I'll soon publish, which you'll find listed when you click on any of my books on Smashwords. I will also announce the launch of the various series here, and on my site, which I'm currently building and should be finished soon.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sales of E-books Stopped

The payment portal company I was using to handle online payments has made it impossible for me to withdraw funds, so I have been forced to remove the sales links for Demon Lord and Dark God. I shall endeavour to find another payment portal company that will handle my online sales, but until then I can no longer sell online, and I have lost the payments I received previously.

Still, my struggle to publish my books continues. With a further 20-odd books still awaiting publication, the mission grows arduous. There seems no end to the obstacles I'm encountering on this journey, which are making even self-publishing seem impossible. Hopefully, I shall find a way to do it eventually.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

E-book Purchasing Instructions

At last, Demon Lord and Dark God are available as ebooks! I've searched high and low for an ebook site that will compile my books into ebooks - not an ebook publisher, because they just want to change them too much - and have come up empty.

These ebooks are EXE files, so they cannot be emailed, but it's a simple matter to download them. I have tried to find a way to produce secure PDF files, but have failed. Apart from purchasing the Adobe Distiller programme, which I can't afford to do, there's just no way to do it. So all I could find is a free ebook compiler.

Sorry, but yes, it has a notice that pops up between pages to tell you it's an unregistered version of the ebook compiler - in other words, it's a demo copy! Best I could do, though, being penniless. If I sell enough books, I'll be able to afford to buy some proper ebook compiler software! Then everyone who got a copy of this version will get a copy of the proper version, for free.

All you do is click the 'Buy Now' button, and follow the instructions to pay for the ebook. Once you've made your purchase, email me (contact author link) and let me know you've bought a copy, and I will check in my Monsterpay account. If the cash is in, I'll send you a URL where you can download the ebook.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!