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RibbonSight: The Complete Collection Published

RibbonSight: The Complete Collection has been published and is now available in ebook form through Amazon, B&N and Smashwords for $4.99.  Trade paperback version to follow.

As a Navadin Council Investigator, Aly doesn’t have a lot of options. At least not any that matter. Yet, when her new partner, Sevori, starts pushing boundaries he shouldn’t, she begins to suspect he might be onto something.

From a castle with a mind of its own to a convoluted city hiding a dangerous burner, from a forest seeming almost alive to a small town in desperate need of saving, Aly and Sevori are sent all over the country of Emnik on assignment. Between a seer using broken ribbons to a runaway shifter, between pirates, children and the impressively skilled aged, they must fight.

Or discover a way to choose not to…

This collection includes the ten short stories: RibbonSight, Castle of the Corpse, Span of Imitators, Finding the Ribboned Snakes, Home for a Shifter, The Burner in Us All, Fragmented Seer, A Moving Evaluation, Only Council Aid and Pirate Mirror.

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Pirate Mirror: RibbonSight #10

The tenth and final short story in the RibbonSight Series has been published on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords and is now available for $0.99.

Pirate Mirror: RibbonSight #10

During a teamed assignment to take out a crew of raiding Eatari pirates, Aly finds herself alone, fighting a burner whose abilities resemble her own. Now, with this mage literally burning down her neck, Aly finally starts to realize the very real hope in Sevori’s questions, but it could be far too late to matter for this burner isn’t just her equal…he’s better.

On Kindle
On B&N
On Smashwords

For some reason, the story doesn’t show up on the B&N site when I search for it, though the product page seems fine when I access it from my titles page. This is my first time publishing straight through PubIt so I’m not sure why this is happening.

Only Council Aid: RibbonSight #9

The ninth short story (out of ten) in the RibbonSight Short Story Series has been published on Amazon and Smashwords and is now available for $0.99.

Only Council Aid: RibbonSight #9

After receiving a frantic message, Aly and Sevori rush to help another pair in a nearby town. They arrive to find the town in the midst of being destroyed and the townspeople defenseless against the attacking mage. A mage so skilled it might be beyond Aly and Sevori’s abilities to save everyone.

On Kindle

On Smashwords

A Moving Evaluation: RibbonSight #8

The eighth short story (out of ten) in the RibbonSight Series has been published on Kindle and Smashwords and is now available for $0.99.

A Moving Evaluation: RibbonSight #8 

During a simple evaluation job, Navadin Council Investigators Aly and Sevori find themselves in a position to bend the Council’s orders. However, to do so they will not only have to trust relative strangers with their lives, but also get rid of another pesky Investigator pair who decides to lend an unwanted hand.

On Kindle

On Smashwords

E-Publishing Experience

I have to say, the learning curve is steep. However, there is (thank god) a decline after a while.

It’s painful, just as anything new is, but it’s the good sort of pain. The kind of pain that makes you grow. Whether as a person, or simply to increase your knowledge base. Both are beneficial.

So, while I still have three more in the RibbonSight series to publish to complete my first real experience with e-pubbing, I can already say I’ve learned a great deal.

Editing, formatting, covers…re-formatting cause I realized I got crap wrong…re-doing covers (twice /sigh) cause I kept messing up the dimensions and the dpi. Re-saving things properly over and over again until I finally got my system down correct enough that I’m not saving over a copy that I’ll need later. Trying to judge when to push the publish button because I’m trying to have a story available by a certain day.

And I haven’t even stepped into pod yet. That will come with it’s own learning.

But I’m happy to say that I am on the downward side of the hill now when it comes to e-publishing my work. Very happy to say that.

The past two months have been filled with a lot of work. (Usually frustrating work cause I’m re-doing something for the fifth damn time.) Yet, now I know that the next series I do, or the next novel I publish, I won’t have to deal with all of that. Nope, I’ll find some other thing that I happened to be ignorant about and realize I’ve been messing that up this entire time.

Go figure. That’s life. But if I’d never published anything, whether because I’d been too scared to learn something new, or too worried what people might think of me, I’d never have learned anything at all. You have to actually do things to learn anything in life. 

So despite all the bumps I’ve run into during this first stretch, I’m pleased. Because I know now how to avoid those bumps in the future.

Btw. Learning how to center text in html = epic. Not knowing for over two years = epic fail. Discovering how to do it on the first link in a google search after smashing my head against the desk for an hour = priceless.