New blog series: “What I Published Last Month”

Hello, readers!

As some of you may know, I am a highly prolific writer. Last year, I published four novels, a novella, a collection, and three short stories, all of them written in 2014.

In total, I published almost half a million words of fiction last year. And that was just in six months. And assuming everything goes well this year, I will publish far more than half a million words of fiction, maybe even a million words.

Because I publish new books so regularly, I thought I’d start a new series of blog posts titled “What I Published Last Month.” Each post in the series will be a monthly roundup every book or story or collection I published in the last month or so, along with the cover pictures and the descriptions of each story. So you can expect a new post once a month, usually at the beginning of the next month.

For example, this is the “What I Published Last Month” for January. So for this post, I will include Not Malicious. Just Unlucky, The Prince Malock World Omnibus, and The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse, all of which I published in January. Next month, I will do a “What I Published Last Month” for February, and so on.

I thought that this would be a good way for me to keep track of my progress as the year goes on. At the end of the year, I might do a huge mega post detailing all of the stories I published, although depending on how many I publish this year, I might just do a master post that links to these posts instead.

Anyway, without further ado, here is what I published this month:

Cover of "Not Malicious. Just Unlucky"

A fantasy short story. Read more about it and find links to the stores you can buy it from here.

new prince malock world omnibus cover

The Prince Malock World Omnibus. As the cover says, it contains all four Prince Malock World books for a much lower price than you would pay if you buy all four novels individually.

Read about it and find links to where you can buy it from here.

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A standalone science-fantasy novel. Was my NaNoWriMo 2014 book.

Read more about it and find links to where you can buy it here.

That’s all for January. In March, I will do the next post in this series, in which I will talk about what I published this month. Stay tuned for that.

Trade paperback cover for “The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse”

In the last post, I said I was going to do a cover reveal for the full trade paperback cover of my newest novel, The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse, on the 28th. It is now the 30th and that cover reveal (and special announcement) still haven’t come until today.

I apologize for that. I just got so busy over the last couple of days that it totally slipped my mind to do the cover reveal. So I thought I’d get it done today, as well as make that special announcement I mentioned in the last post as well.

Without further ado, here is the trade paperback cover, including front, spine, and back, for The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse:

the last legend glitch apocalypse print cover

Pretty cool, huh? It, too, was designed by the brilliant Travis Mile of ProBookCovers.com. I haven’t seen it in print just yet, but with the proof of the trade paperback edition on its way, I will soon get to see what it looks like in person.

With that out of the way, what is this “special announcement” I mentioned in the last post?

It’s quite simple: Starting sometime in February, I will be serializing, on this blog, the entire text of The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse chapter-by-chapter, two chapters a week every week for about ten weeks. At the end of each chapter, I will include links to all of the online stores where you can buy the whole book.

I know how crazy this idea sounds; after all, I won’t make a penny off any of this, as I will be posting each chapter for free on my blog.

But here’s the catch: After I post the whole book here, I will then go back and take down the entire novel from the blog. I will probably leave it all up for one week after I post the final chapter, so that means you will only have a very limited time to read the whole book for free before it’s gone.

Additionally, The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse will be at a special reduced price on all ebook platforms during the posting in order to encourage people to buy the whole novel while its available. I will announce that reduced price at a later time.

In short, starting early next month, I will post two chapters a week of The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse every week over a 10 week period, during which the novel itself will be available for purchase at a reduced price on all ebook platforms.

I see this as no different from the way some indie authors price some of their books perma-free on Kindle, Nook, and other platforms; in fact, it’s quite different because it won’t be available for free permanently.

And if this goes well, I may serialize another book later this year. We’ll see.

I highly suggest following my blog if you want to be the first to know when this serial will begin. I think it will be a fun experiment for me and hopefully offer my readers some good entertainment.

So stay tuned. I will be announcing the start of the serial and the special reduced price very shortly, likely in the first week of February.

Also, I’d like to remind everyone that the Kobo edition of The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse comes with the short story The Floating City, which you literally cannot buy anywhere else. If you want to read it, you’ll have to buy the Kobo edition.

“The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse” is now available in ebook form! (Plus an exclusive deal for Kobo readers)

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That’s right. My newest book, the science-fantasy novel The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse, is now available for purchase from all major ebook retailers!

Here’s the synopsis for those who don’t know what it’s about:

“Dale Bennett’s best friend, Jill Franklin, is a psychic.

At least, that’s the only way Dale can explain her apparent premonitions. Whenever they enter a new town, Jill not only knows where the best weapons and items are sold, but how much they cost and what kind of weapon they need for the inevitable boss battle that always follows. If they are trying to solve a new puzzle no one in their party has run into before, Jill instantly knows how to complete it, and in good time, too.

Yet Jill’s apparent psychic powers are put to the test when Dale’s hometown vanishes into thin air without warning, forcing her to reveal the truth: She, Dale, and their friends are characters in a video game, a game Jill has played through so many times that she has memorized everything, from the locations of secret items to helpful glitches that make beating the game so much easier.

But now a new glitch has infected the game and Jill doesn’t know what caused it, forcing her, Dale, and the other members of their party to go on a quest to find out what caused this glitch and how to fix it. Yet as the glitch consumes more and more of their world, it may be too late for Dale and his friends to save everyone and everything they know and love from its destructive reach.”

Buy The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse from:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Smashwords

Google Play

DriveThruFiction

Libiro

XinXii

Omnilit

Regarding the special deal for Kobo readers mentioned in this post’s title, the Kobo edition of The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse contains the short story The Floating City, which you can’t find anywhere else. This deal is EXCLUSIVELY for Kobo readers, so you won’t get the short story if you buy The Last Legend from Amazon, B & N, or any of the other retailers mentioned above.

Even if you’re not a Kobo reader yourself, perhaps you have friends or family who use Kobo ereaders or the Kobo app who might enjoy this book. If you do mention this book to them, make sure to mention the exclusive short story that it comes with so they know they’re getting a good deal.

Also, a trade paperback edition from CreateSpace is on the way. It will probably be out between now and the beginning of February. When it comes out, I will be sure to do a post here about it, so stay tuned for that.

Tomorrow I will do a cover reveal for the trade paperback edition of The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse, as well as an exciting announcement that I think will be very interesting. Again, stay tuned for that.

Cover reveal for “The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse”

Hello, my readers!

Today I am pleased to reveal the cover for my soon-to-be-released science-fantasy novel, The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse (which I blogged about a few days ago here*).

Without further ado, here is the cover for The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse:

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Doesn’t that looked great? It was designed by the awesome Travis Miles from ProBookCovers.com, who also did the CreateSpace cover (which I will also reveal in another blog post soon).

Here’s the book’s synopsis again for those whose interest was piqued by the cover:

“Dale Bennett’s best friend, Jill Franklin, is a psychic.

At least, that’s the only way Dale can explain her apparent premonitions. Whenever they enter a new town, Jill not only knows where the best weapons and items are
sold, but how much they cost and what kind of weapon they need for the inevitable boss battle that always follows. If they are trying to solve a new puzzle no one
in their party has run into before, Jill instantly knows how to complete it, and in good time, too.

Yet Jill’s apparent psychic powers are put to the test when Dale’s hometown vanishes into thin air without warning, forcing her to reveal the truth: She, Dale, and
their friends are characters in a video game, a game Jill has played through so many times that she has memorized everything, from the locations of secret items to
helpful glitches that make beating the game so much easier.

But now a new glitch has infected the game and Jill doesn’t know what caused it, forcing her, Dale, and the other members of their party to go on a quest to find out
what caused this glitch and how to fix it. Yet as the glitch consumes more and more of their world, it may be too late for Dale and his friends to save everyone and
everything they know and love from its destructive reach.”

If you’d like to be the FIRST to know about the release of The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse, just type your email address into the box on the right and you’ll become part of my mailing list, which is always the first to know about my newest released and special deals I offer only to my readers.

As for a release date for the book, I am going to publish the ebook version sometime this week on all major ebook platforms and publish the CreateSpace trade paperback edition in early February. Expect to see another post here when the book is officially released.

I will also have a special announcement for Kobo readers regarding the novel’s release there, so stay tuned for that or sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know about the announcement.

*That post’s offer (free ebook review copy for anyone interested) is still open, so I suggest heading over to that post now to request an ebook review copy. Don’t worry about getting your review up before the book is out. It might actually be better if you posted your review after its release, as that would allow readers to buy my book right away instead of having to wait and possibly forget about it.

“The Prince Malock World Omnibus” now available wherever ebooks are sold!

Hi, everyone! Just a quick blog post here to announce that The Prince Malock World Omnibus (which contains all four Prince Malock World novels) is now available on all ebook retailers*.

Here’s it’s synopsis:

“In the Prince Malock World fantasy series, Prince Tojas Malock, the Prince of Carnag, lives in a world where the gods were long ago divided as a result of a terrible civil war fought between them. As he strives to succeed his father as the King of Carnag, Malock must deal with terrible gods, enigmatic figures and mysteries, and the end of the world itself.

In this omnibus, readers can get all four books in the Prince Malock World—The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock, The Return of Prince Malock, The New Era of Prince Malock, and The Coronation of Prince Malock—for the first time ever for the price of $9.99 USD. If you had brought the four books seperately, you would have paid $40, saving YOU a full $30! It’s a great deal for a reader on a budget.”

It really is a good deal, even for readers who aren’t on a budget, and I highly suggest buying the omnibus from any of these ebook retailers:

Amazon l Barnes & Noble l Kobo l Smashwords l Google Play l DriveThruFiction l XinXii l Omnilit

Also, you may have noticed that I put the cover for the omnibus at the top of my website. From now on, that space will be where I put the covers of my newest releases, so you can always know what my newest books are just by glancing at the top of my website.

*Except for Libiro, which I did not publish this omnibus on because the files were too big to upload there for some reason. Otherwise I would have.

Blurb for new novel “The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse” (plus FREE review copy!)

Hi, everyone! I just thought I’d share the sales blurb for my upcoming science-fantasy novel, The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse, which is set for release in ebook and trade paperback formats later this month.

Please note that this blurb may undergo some slight changes between now and the official release, although any and all comments on it would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway, without further ado, I present to you the blurb for The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse:

“Dale Bennett’s best friend, Jill Franklin, is a psychic.

At least, that’s the only way Dale can explain her apparent premonitions. Whenever they enter a new town, Jill not only knows where the best weapons and items are sold, but how much they cost and what kind of weapon they need for the inevitable boss battle that always follows. If they are trying to solve a new puzzle no one in their party has run into before, Jill instantly knows how to complete it, and in good time, too.

Yet Jill’s apparent psychic powers are put to the test when Dale’s hometown vanishes into thin air without warning, forcing her to reveal the truth: She, Dale, and their friends are characters in a video game, a game Jill has played through so many times that she has memorized everything, from the locations of secret items to the best strategies to defeating powerful bosses to helpful glitches that make beating the game so much easier.

But now a new glitch has infected the game and Jill doesn’t know what caused it, forcing her, Dale, and the other members of their party to go on a quest to find out what caused this glitch and how to fix it. Yet as the glitch consumes more and more of their world, it may be too late for Dale and his friends to save everyone and everything they know and love from its glitchy, destructive grasp.”

If you found this blurb interesting enough that you’d like to read the actual book, fill out the form below and I will send you a free review copy of The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse in .mobi (Kindle), .epub (Nook, Kobo, etc.), or PDF* via email. You don’t even have to post the review before the book is out (although if you could, that would be great).

If you want to know when it’s out but don’t want an early review copy, then simply type your email address into the mailing list sign up box on the right hand side of the screen. You will join my mailing list, where you will be the first to know about all of my newest releases as soon as they’re available.

I will also be doing a cover reveal at a later point, so stay tuned for that.

*I unfortunately cannot provide trade paperback copies for reviewers at this time.

Welcome to my new website

You have landed on the new website of indie fantasy and science-fiction author Timothy L. Cerepaka. You might have been looking for the old WordPress.com one, which is no longer being used or updated by me anymore. Don’t worry because this new self-hosted WordPress.org website is infinitely superior to the old one in just about every way imaginable.

On this website, I include links to all of my books, which you can find by hovering over the “Collections,” “Novellas,” “Prince Malock World,” and “Short Stories” tabs above (with more to come as I publish more books). You can also subscribe to my email newsletter by typing your email into the subscription box to your right or at the bottom of the page.

I will not be blogging regularly, as I am a fiction writer and am not interested in becoming a full-time blogger. Nonetheless, I recognize the importance of blogging when it comes to letting readers know about my newest releases, so anytime I have a new book or story out or any other important news relating to my work, I will probably blog about it here. I may also occasionally blog about topics that interest me (such as writing and publishing) and may also post a free story here or excerpts from upcoming novels for promotional reasons, but do not expect daily or even weekly blogging.

Hence, I have strived to keep this website as simple and easy to use as possible. It doesn’t have a lot of flashy or complicated features or plugins because I don’t want to have to worry about that stuff in addition to my writing and publishing work. Still, I will probably update this site every now and then with new plugins and features that I think will help improve the simplicity and efficiency of this website.

Regarding the old site (https://timothylcerepaka.wordpress.com/) I will keep it up for exactly one year in order to redirect new traffic to this one. But I will not update it anymore or post about new releases on there or anything anymore. And at some point, I WILL take it down. Just not right away.

In the meantime, feel free to browse to your heart’s content or subscribe to the blog itself if you would like to have updates sent directly to your inbox.

Thanks,

Timothy L. Cerepaka

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