Unexpectedly, yesterday, The Priest was picked up by Ereader News Today. I had entered my title in their database for the free-promotions slots a few weeks ago, and promptly forgot. Then yesterday morning I noticed The Priest’s downloads were growing at a rate short of miraculous, and I immediately checked ENT’s website—only they are capable of such results. I dug through the site a bit, and here it was Mauricio, buried at the end of the very last page of the suggested bargains and free deals, but very much alive and kicking. At the end of the day, The Priest had been downloaded 691 times. At the moment, almost noon, it is sitting at 84 downloads. My sincere thanks to ENT for picking up my book and making, once again, my day.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Yesterday, The Priest was promoted by both eBookSoda and ENT. I dropped its price from $4.99 to $0.99 for the promotion, and waited for the results. Today, I woke and immediately checked the ranks, and found that The Priest had reached the 100 chart in the paid Dystopian Science Fiction Bestsellers list category. Not too bad.
I became an author. One of the most exciting days of my life. In twenty-four months, thanks to the full support of my family, I have written several hundred thousand words, published six full novels, two children’s books, one short, and I collaborated to four different anthologies. To make a long story short, I am happy. And this is what happiness looks like to me:
The pic says it all, I think.
Marie’s Journey, the fourth book in The Ginecean Chronicles, and my first young adult title, is out.
The core of this novel was written during Nanowrimo 2012, and since then it has changed title several times. The original idea was to depict what happened between the last two chapters in The Priest, but the character of Marie, a young fathered woman, demanded a different story. So, while I was writing this book, titles changed to reflect the overall atmosphere of the novel. The City of Men became Journey to the City of Men, and finally I surrendered to the evidence that I was never going to center Marie’s story around the City of Men’s wars, and I decided that the best title would be Marie’s Journey.