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Reviews & Stuff!

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The Dragon's Call audiobook

 

 

I was delighted to discover that The Dragon’s Call Audiobook just received an amazingly thorough review! Check it out HERE.

 

Meanwhile, the reviewer notes that the sequel has been long delayed.

 

I have to apologize to those who have taken the time to read Cecily and Derek’s story. As the reviewer notes, I did experience a several personal tragedies while writing the sequel: my father passed, I experienced two separate miscarriages, then my husband passed during the writing of this story.

 

As a result it has taken a long time to stabilize and the word count has suffered as a result.

 

Derek and Cecily’s tale is still a work in progress though the actual writing process has been hampered.

 

The sequel to The Dragon’s Call will be named The Dragon Throne and, while the first half of the sequel is complete, the second half is still in the process of completion.

 

Nonetheless, it is always a wonderful boost when readers enjoy the story, and definitely helps boost the writing process forward.

 

I thank those who have read this story so much for their continued support along with the notes I have received from those who can’t wait to find out what happens to Derek and Cecily.

KW McCabe

Here There Be Dragons Giveaway!

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The Dragon's Call audiobook

 

Welcome to the H3R3 THERE BE DRAGONS GIVEAWAY!

For a limited time I’m giving away free copies of The Dragon’s Call –  and all you have to do to enter is watch a 2min video!

There are very few copies so hurry up for your chance to win – click HERE!!!

Good Luck!

Site complete!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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The site is finally up and ready!  There are still some links missing here and there, but for the most part the site is functional.

 

I’ve also placed up the word count on The Dragon Throne, and started rereading over the manuscript to get back in rhythm with the storyline.

 

The word count so far is over 105k words total. The editing and rewriting process will decide whether I split the story into a trilogy instead of making it a duology. I’m leaning toward splitting the story into two small novellas since this is a YA storyline, but once the story arch is completed I will know for certain.

 

Meanwhile, the cover artist Mihaela Voicu is working with me on the second cover. You can see the first cover she designed HERE.

 

In any case, after a long hiatus, I’m cranking myself back into gear.

 

Wish me luck.

The Dragon’s Call – New Cover!

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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Here is the new cover for The Dragon’s Call, Cover art and design by Mihaela Voicu!

 

She’s done an absolutely beautiful job!

 

I’ve also been thinking long and hard about whether or not to split up the story or publish it as one book. As of right now, the entire manuscript reads over 105k words – and I’m still not finished. Because of this, I decided that it would be a better idea to split the manuscript in half, making Dragon Kin and The Dragon Throne into 50k+ word novellas. I wasn’t certain I should do this at first, but at this point the word count is too lengthy to leave as is for a YA novel.

 

There are some upsides and downsides to this – the downside being that some readers might actually prefer the thicker novel of over 105k words. The upside is that I’ll be able to edit and publish Dragon Kin much sooner than I had hoped. I might even have it ready for publishing mid-2016.

 

In any case, Mihaela will also design the covers for the following novellas in the trilogy ^.^

 

So, here it is.

 

Dragon Kin has been submitted to IWW for editing and is running the gauntlet.

 

The Dragon Throne is in the last stages and, like every ending, is difficult for me to write. But I’m getting there.

 

Wish me tons of coffee, patience, and good luck ^.^

 

What’s Up With That Price-Match???

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

 

I’ve been trying for some time to get Dreams Both Real and Strange I posted as FREE on Amazon.

Unfortunately, Amazon, engaged in their downward spiraling tred of doom, is not being quite as helpful as they once were.

While both Barnes and Noble and Kobo have complied with my request to make Dreams Both Real and Strange I Free, Amazon still has not.

In fact, when I sent an email to the KDP dept., this was the letter I received in response:

 

Kindle Direct Publishing

Dec 1 (3 days ago)

to me

Hello,
Thank you for your information on pricing. From time to time, we may match free promotions on other sales channels, but we retain discretion over our retail prices.
In the future, you can let us know about lower prices through our website by clicking the link to “Tell us about a lower price” under the “Product Details” section for your title.
Thanks for using KDP.
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—- Original message: —-
Publisher Code: A20QBMRXHZNCRS
Customer Name: K W MCCABE
Subject: Book Price Matching
Hello,
My book Dreams Both Real and Strange ASIN: B0068YY3EG is available for free on Barnes and Nobles here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreams-both-real-and-strange-kw-mccabe/1107874091?ean=2940032877684
I would like the price to be changed to free both here and on the amazon.co.uk site as well please.

 

 

 

Ah well, Amazon. The love I once had for you has diminished, me thinks….