Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dark Knowledge gives thanks


Happy Thanksgiving, America!

I like the way this season makes me stop and think about how fortunate I am. This year, one of my novels received a very timely reason to be thankful, and that makes this author even more thankful than usual.

Dark Knowledge ebook sales caught fire a few days ago. It was quite a run, and I really enjoyed watching Dark Knowledge's Amazon ranking soar. I even saved a screen shot of the best ranking I saw. #11 best seller in Dark Fantasy!


I think Dark Knowledge deserved a little reader love. It's always had my author love, but it's had a tough time as a published novel, as I mentioned before in my "The novel that wouldn't die" post. To recap, Dark Knowledge's initial publisher published it and then turned their backs on it. They decided to limit their focus to paranormal thrillers that were predominately romantic or erotic. They were good enough to give me my rights back when I asked, and I quickly found a new publisher...who did the exact same thing as the first, except the second publisher held on to the rights for years before returning them to me. Now, as a self-published novel, Dark Knowledge is finally getting some reader love. And since my biggest satisfaction as an author is to be read, I'm feeling that love too.

Happy Thanksgiving, Dark Knowledge! You've always been a winner in my books.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Giveaway concluded and "choralography" begun

My Goodreads giveaway ended at midnight last night with more than 800 people entered to win a signed paperback copy of Daeva. Two winners were selected by Goodreads, and I've got their signed copies ready to take to the post office.

Don't worry if you didn't win. There's plenty of Daeva to go around. You'll just need to buy your copy now. For a paperback, click here. For ebook, click here.


In other news, the men's chorus that I belong to, Reveille, is preparing for our big holiday shows December 4, 5, & 6. That's barely more than 3 weeks away! Lots of rehearsing and memorizing ahead for this writer. And also lots of, what we call, "choralography." We're not strictly a stand-on-risers-with-a-songbook kind of chorus, and I'm really glad about that, but adding movement and dancing and all sorts of gimmicky fun to many of our songs is an extra challenge. It's a fun challenge though, and people really seem to enjoy our performances. The chorus has more fun too.

From our 2013 Holiday Show
On that note (pardon the pun), it's time to go over a few songs to see if I've got them memorized yet.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Reminder for the DAEVA giveaway

The sign up period for the Goodreads giveaway I have going on for Daeva will come to an end Wednesday. I'm giving away 2 paperbacks. Sign up through Goodreads.com (see helpful link below).



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Daeva by Keith Pyeatt

Daeva

by Keith Pyeatt

Giveaway ends November 11, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
And while I'm on the subject of Daeva, it received its first review on Amazon, and I like it!