With the king returned after twenty years absent, wolves across the country – even Europe – are coming out of hiding to show their support. And not a moment too soon, for dark shadows from the past are taking centre stage in the lives of the four who lead the Surrey pack.
Is the royal line corrupt? Where do storm-wielders truly come from? And how does an ancient Egyptian mythology fit into the confused present?
As the moon begins to wax once more, answers start to surface. However, they may come too late to save their species from extinction.
The bond between the mated four is stronger than ever; a future worth fighting for is within reach... But The Trident have a new leader – one who will do anything to survive. And the knowledge one old woman harbours could be enough to destroy everything.
Eye Of The Storm fans, it's OFFICIAL RELEASE DAY for book 5!
The $2.99 | £1.99 special offer price tag will go up to list price in 3 days on Kindle, and imminently on iBooks and Nook after release.
GRAB IT HERE:
Amazon US - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0164VASP0/
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Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Dianna_Hardy_Rise_Of_The_Wolf?id=koGoCgAAQBAJ
Paperback format to be released in one week!
COMPLETE series info can be found here: http://www.diannahardy.com/eye-of-the-storm-series.html
RISE OF THE WOLF
New release date - 5th October!
Pre-order on iBooks and Nook for the special price of $2.99. Will go up to $3.99 ASAP after publication. There is no pre-order for Amazon this time (or Kobo). The book will go straight onto Amazon on 5th Oct, also at $2.99 so that Kindle readers don't miss out on the deal, but only for about 3 days and then it will go up to $3.99. All active links below.
The paperback will be released within a week of the eBook being published.
Thank you for your patience! As with the books before, Rise Of The Wolf has some dark moments some readers may find yucky. That's good. You're supposed to go yuck :) It's dark paranormal fantasy. Current pre-order and Goodreads links:
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23495120-rise-of-the-wolf
Early pre-order is available exclusively from iBooks and Nook:
Full series info: http://www.diannahardy.com/eye-of-the-storm-series.html
For anyone not so active on Facebook, I've included the latest three excerpts of Rise Of The Wolf below. I'm at the 54% mark, and there are about twenty scenes left to go at approx. 2000 words a scene. I reckon that's about six weeks of writing, but we are now entering the school holidays. This is the time of year when the author in me battles with the mother in me, and has a mini panic attack that writing will suffer.
My reason often interjects with 'don't worry, you've got this'. Because I only ever set myself a target of 1000 words per day to write (plus editing, pus marketing, plus website maintenance, backlist maintenance, design work and book keeping - yes, the household chores suffer, and I work full-time hours as an author and publisher). 1000 words is sometimes 500 words, and sometimes 2500 words, so it averages out at 1K. One thousand is approx. one hour's worth of writing if the flow of ideas is good. If it's not, it can take the bulk of the morning / evening. Also, 1000 words a day is not 365,000 words a year - I've got to put aside about 6 weeks (a loss of 42,000 words) after finishing a book to get it properly edited and formatted for publication - I rarely write during this time, although I try.
But all in all, Rise Of The Wolf is coming on splendidly, although the test will be when I finally read through the completed manuscript from beginning to end, to see what the hell it is I've actually written! We are definitely on course for a 5th November release, and there is currently a 70% chance the book will be released earlier than that - good news all round :)
I've struggled in the past with the notion that I don't write enough, or fast enough. There's this thought among some (mostly within the indie community) that eBooks need to be churned out every three months in order to beat the 'lull' that takes place around that time after release. It's understandable - as an indie, your focus is on making an income for yourself and not just on your writing, and you're the only one responsible for that. You have to put your marketing hat on and think about the best way to do that, but it's even more important to balance that out with good quality fiction that hasn't been belted out for the sake of it and motivated by any amount of 'fear' that you might lose your income and readers if you don't deliver right now. Your true fans will want the quality that brought them to your books in the first place, not a quick fix (although it's beyond wonderful that they're invested enough in your story to want the next one so fast! All authors appreciate that kind of fervour.).
The three-month lull might very well be a real thing (certainly if you don't have a strong backlist), but I don't subscribe to churning out books at the rate of knots, even if I need to pay my bills (which, obviously, I do), and after three years of feeling the pressure to do so, I can say, at last, that I'm at peace with my 1000 words rule. One thousand words is part of my natural flow - it's how I write best, and if one day, I want to write a 300K word book (this might very well happen), I'll happily take a whole year to do it.
Rise Of The Wolf Excerpts
You can pre-order Rise Of The Wolf exclusively from iBooks and Nook for the earlybird price of $2.99 (will go up to $3.99 after publication). This is set to be the PENULTIMATE book in the series. *Pre-orders will not be available from Amazon, sorry! But you can sign up for my Release Day Newsletter, or add me as a Favourite via my Amazon author page to be notified of all my releases as soon as they appear on Amazon.
- 26th May, 2016 - Summer's End, book two of the Once Times Thrice series -PUBLISHED
- TBA - First half of 2017 - Reign Of The Wolf, book six (potentially the last book) of the Eye of The Storm series.
- TBA - First half of 2017 - Eye Of The Storm OMNIBUS EDITION published in both eBook and paperback.
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