Following Again

I’m sure none of my regular readers will be surprised to see that I follow Teagan Geneviene, but that’s Amazon, not WordPress. As the banner says, it’s my first follow. That’s because I’ve never really felt the need to follow an author on Amazon. Most of the authors whose books I look forward to reading are folks that I follow on WordPress of Facebook or Twitter, and new books are announced well in advance and, no offense intended, often.

Teagan’s new book serial is different. She’s publishing what she described as an epic novel, in a series of “Journeys” throughout the year. Her schedule is roughly monthly, but we all know how schedules go. While I’m sure I’ll catch her announcements on her blog, she may wait until the closest Wednesday or Saturday to mention it. Since I’m eager to have the paperback version of these journeys, I want to place my order as soon as the big gatekeeper in the cloud is offering them.

“Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn,” has been available since last Wednesday. I was busy digging out of some deep snow, and I didn’t catch up reading blogs for a while. That’s when I decided to follow Teagan on Amazon. Below is a little of what Teagan had to say about this new journey.

February is here & so is the 2nd monthly installment

Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn

January 2021 actually began one good thing — monthly, serialized novelettes of an epic fantasy, “Dead of Winter.”  Journey 1, Forlorn Peak was released a month ago.

I actually wrote Dead of Winter ten years ago, as a huge epic fantasy novel.  Late last year when I decided to edit it into a serial/series of novelettes, I did some posts explaining what held me back for a decade. 

Gerd Altmann at Pixabay
Gerd Altmann at Pixabay

Some readers missed those posts, and asked about my use of “the Game of Thrones tagline.”  …I had been writing Dead of Winter for two years — all the while weaving the prophetic warning Winter is coming! throughout my 800+ page book.  If you want to know my reaction when suddenly a promo aired for Game of Thrones that used that integral element of my story as a tagline, then please read this post.  Yes, screaming was involved.

Now it’s February, and Journey 2 is here.  This second volume is considerably longer than that first, introductory episode.  However, it is still novelette-length.

I call the installments “journeys,” because the characters travel across the complex world I built, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. These journeys will publish approximately monthly.  Length will range from 30 to 60 pages, or so.  Forgive me if you’ve already heard that part.

You can continue reading Teagan’s announcement here.

If you’d rather just order the journey, here are the links Teagan gave us:

Universal Purchase Links for Journey 2, Penllyn

Kindle:  relinks.me/B08VMNSF97

Paperback:  relinks.me/B08VLMR2KD

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dead-of-winter-journey-2-penllyn

This is where it began:  Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak!

Amazon says my copy should arrive today. We are once again on the receiving end of 3-to-5 inches of snow (perhaps 10cm), so it’s a perfect day for the next installment of Dead of Winter.

53 comments

  1. Dan, I’m pos-i-lutely honored! And heartfelt thanks for being part of “Dead of Winter.” The first volume made the rounds of the blogosphere, but for the rest, I’m only making announcements. That means I’m worried that people will forget the upcoming installments. However, the “Journey” will continue for more than a year. I really appreciate you giving it this boost!

    If anyone has questions about the series, I’m happy to answer.
    Stay safe and warm. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. This was my pleasure, Teagan. I’ll probably remind everyone when I get my copy each month. I’m still envision all the journeys lined up on the Teagan shelf :-)

      I’ll work on safe. Warm might be hard. We are up to 21f but we aren’t going much farther (and it’s snowing).

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  2. What a wonderful way to introduce Teagan’s latest “journey.” It’s waiting for me on my kindle, and I’ll be reading it very soon. Thank you, Dan! And congratulations, Teagan!! ✨🎉✨

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  3. This is a lovely promo for Teagan, Dan! I have never noticed a follow button when I am checking out a book when shopping on Amazon. I clicked over to my account summoned Teagan’s book and there was a follow button! I clicked it. 😀 Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. I don’t order much at all from Amazon, Lois. I know I don’t order enough to make Prime worth the cost. Some things are hard to find in other places. Teagan has a link for a different service, if you want the book(s).

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    2. You aren’t alone in that, Lois. Some people openly, absolutely boycott them. I’ve listed this series on Kobo.com as well, for the e-book.
      With my lack of mobility, online retailers, particularly Amazon have been a lifesaver. They also make it easier for me to produce a better product than the others turn out. Other platforms (including Kobo) are more difficult, and have markedly less reach. However, with the non-Amazon in mind, I’m still going to the extra effort to use Kobo. (Other platforms, I tired, but eventually gave up because of their lack of cooperation.)
      Anyhow, thanks for visiting. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Heartfelt thanks for all of your support, Robbie. I enjoy the “follow” utility in Amazon too. Particularly with “Dead of Winter” since I can’t provide exact publication dates for the installments, I’m encouraging people to use it — because of the email notification they’ll get.
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week. Hugs on the wing!

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      1. I hate getting emails from their vendors. Although, come to think of it, I haven’t gotten one of those in a long time. However, I have to say that when I follow an author, the only emails I ever get are notices about new releases for that author. I really hope readers will start following me there. Hugs.

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