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.
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.
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.
If you’d rather just order the journey, here are the links Teagan gave us:
Universal Purchase Links for 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.