Happy book birthday to me! :D :D DAYBREAK RISING's release day has finally arrived!! I am beyond grateful for all of your support. Thank you doesn't seem like enough. I truly appreciate everyone's encouragement and support over the last two years. I look forward to sharing many more stories with you.
In celebration of the upcoming release of DAYBREAK RISING, it's time for a giveaway! I like money for books. Chances are, so do you. In that vein, I'm putting a $50 Amazon giftcard up for grabs along with an advance copy of DAYBREAK RISING to the lucky person that wins this little contest. :D
Like I said, the grand prize winner gets a $50 Amazon giftcard (which will be sent to you by 10/10/2016 via email, with the giftcard in USD), and a free advance copy of DAYBREAK RISING sent to them on 9/19/2016. :D Three other lucky people will also get an advance copy! Huzzah!
So, what are you waiting for? Good luck, and have fun!
If you want to skip that to help me feed our cats/dog (thank you!), you can preorder DAYBREAK RISING over at: https://books2read.com/daybreakrising
You read that right, folks. DAYBREAK RISING is available on iTunes and Amazon for pre-order! If you've got a spare $4.00 and want to read an #ownvoices F/F SFF novel that's full of awesomeness, you should definitely check it out.
My eternal, undying gratitude to Lyssa Chiavari for the beautiful formatting and page design that made getting this to all of you on its original release date possible. If you're in the market for ebook/paperback formatting, she's amazing!
If your device doesn't allow you to click the links in the above logos, the links themselves to pre-order are as follows:
If you've got another type of device/are ordering internationally, keep an eye on: books2read.com/daybreakrising to see when your format of choice is available! I plan to have print versions of DAYBREAK RISING available shortly.
I'm going to cut right to the chase: As of today, I have reacquired the rights to DAYBREAK RISING, previously with Torquere Press, and will be self-publishing it. (Don't worry, I couldn't part with the beautiful cover design by Kris Norris. That stays!)
"But Kiran, I already pre-ordered it. You've got two weeks before release day, man. What are you thinking?!" -- Don't worry! I'll still be sending your pre-order the night before DAYBREAK RISING is officially available (9/20/2016 in the USA--21/9/2016 for those in Oceania), but you'll also get a personalized email from me! (And maybe a sketch or a hand-written short story.)
As for those of you that were waiting for DAYBREAK RISING to be on Amazon to pre-order a copy, that should be happening VERY soon. I'm thrilled to announce that the wonderful Lyssa Chiavari is going to be formatting it for Kindle. Which means that if you liked the amazing decorative elements that went into the paperback of FOURTH WORLD, you're in for a treat.
This also means I have the ability to print editions of DAYBREAK RISING much, much sooner than I'd planned. You read that right. You'll be able to hold it, smell it, and flip through it very, very soon. Amazing? I think so.
Again, DAYBREAK RISING is releasing on the EXACT SAME DAY it was supposed to originally, 9/21/2016 at midnight EST. That's 22/9/2016 for those of us in Oceania.
I'll be announcing a promotional contest (Ooh! Prizes!) next week to celebrate the upcoming release of DAYBREAK RISING--so keep your eyes glued to this blog, GoodReads, and my Twitter/Facebook pages for more information on that!
Is this timeline to finalize the book ridiculous? You bet. Is it harrowing? Absolutely. But I have faith it's all going to get done, and done better than I could have dreamed of. I'm now able to give it the love and care it deserves, particularly in terms of promotion. The next books in the Embers of Redemption trilogy are on the docket for 2017 and 2018, respectively.
DRAGONSONG will be releasing under a new publisher (MORE ON THAT LATER, FRIENDS) hopefully in late 2017 or early 2018.
It will be available in print and digital editions across multiple distributors. It may have a series of short stories following it. For all I know, it might get a sequel. We'll see. The world is wide, friends.
My as-of-yet unnamed trans boy prince YA will hopefully release in 2018-2019 under the same publisher. Again, maybe sooner. We'll have to see how fast I write/if the world wants me to write more about the Ember Operative before I start something new!
I am also going to be drafting my very first royal/historical romance, featuring the above transgender prince--By then a king, in 2019 I hope, if not sooner. Yes, you heard right. Me. Writing historical romance. This. Is. Happening.
Also, I'm working on something really exciting with Lyssa, Claudie, B.R. Sanders, and RoAnna Sylver at the moment, which I'm totally excited to share more about with you all after the new year. Hang in there, folks. The last 4 months of 2016, and the start of 2017 are going to be amazing.
I am excited about these changes, and love the team I'm working with to make my new releases the absolute best that they can be.
I also want to thank Torquere Press for its support and enthusiasm for my work. I truly appreciate all the support and enthusiasm they've shared for DAYBREAK RISING. Thank you to my editors at Torquere for their patience, Kris for making such a beautiful cover that I actually bought it so I could keep it, and to Kristi and Joanna for being a joy to work with these last few months and making this transition absolutely painless for me.
If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me a DM on twitter or hit up the handy little contact form above.
Thank you so, so much for all of your continued support. I would not be writing today without all of you.
Kiran Oliver is a 32 year old author residing in New Zealand with their wife, their cats Ember and Alastor, and their puppy Teddy.