The release for Descent Unto Dark, book 3 in The White Mage Saga, is only a couple of weeks away. I'm so excited to reveal the cover for this book. It's a little different from my others, but it is perfect for this novel. I'm in the final stages of editing, and will be sending it to my beta readers soon. My wife has read it, and now they will. I look forward to their comments! Feel free to post your comments on my cover on my website, facebook, or twitter.
I am happy to announce that Book 3 in The White Mage Saga will be released in early August, and the title will be Descent Unto Dark. I have been hard at work finishing this series. I am currently planning on releasing White Mage #4 in October, and White Mage #5 in December to finish it this year. (Those dates are not set in stone yet though.) I also wanted to thank the support from my readers. Lately I have gotten numerous e-mails telling me about how much you have enjoyed my books. Notes like that mean so much to me, and drive me to work ever harder. I am so excited to have so many stories to write, and cannot wait to hear what you all think about the next installment in the series. Feel free to message me with your thoughts, and I will keep you posted with an official release date as it gets closer.
I am so excited to announce that The Sword of Elseerian is officially live. As the sequel to The Last Oracle, this title continues the story of The White Mage Saga. Six months ago I set out to write and edit two books in six months, something I didn't think was possible for me. I set a brutal schedule that was difficult to maintain, but I refused to fall behind. Today I have accomplished what I set out to do. I admit that the accomplishment is bittersweet. I am happy to finally have it done, but I already feel my mind turning to the rest of this series. If all goes well, I will release another three books next year to finish The White Mage Saga by next Christmas 2014. I also wish to express thanks for all the support from my friends, beta-readers, family, and as always, my incredible wife. Don't hesitate to drop me a line when you finish the book!
I am so excited to bet getting feedback from my beta readers. Their insight is invaluable, and has helped tremendously in my efforts to perfect the book. I can't wait to get it uploaded tomorrow night. The fine tuning at this stage is wonderful, and helps me make sure the book is as clean as possible. I will keep you posted tomorrow! I am still working on getting Elseerian posted for free on Amazon. It is already free on the Ibookstore, Smashwords, and as of yesterday, Nook as well. For me to make it free I need HUNDREDS of people to report it. If you are feeling generous, please re-post this into your own facebook feed, or re-blog it. The faster we get the word out, the quicker Amazon will listen. For those who have already reported it from my previous post, you can do it again using the Barnes and Noble link below. If you haven't, you can report it twice with the Apple link.
Just go to the Amazon Elseerian Page and scroll down to the Product Details. Below it you will see a link to REPORT A LOWER PRICE. You will then click Website (online) and insert the following information. URL: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elseerian-ben-hale/1112806660?ean=2940045459082 Price: 0 Shipping Cost: 0 Date of Price: Insert Todays Date
Url for free book on Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elseerian/id763801618?ls=1&mt=11
I would greatly appreciate it if all of you can take a few minutes and help me set Elseerian for free. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you! Ben
I am happy to announce that The Sword of Elseerian finally has a launch date, and it's December 18th! Up until I got the work back from my editor I wasn't certain it would be ready before Christmas. After reviewing the work with her and doing an additional edit, I feel confident the book will be ready by then. For all my beta readers who got the e-mail this morning, I can't wait to hear your thoughts! Also, for anyone who didn't get the earlier message, I am trying to make Elseerian perma-free Amazon. It is already free on the Ibookstore, Smashwords, and it will soon be available free on Barnes and Noble. For me to make it free I need everyone's help. To help me, go to the Amazon Elseerian Page and scroll down to the Product Details. Below it you will see a link to REPORT A LOWER PRICE. You will then click Website (online) and insert the following information. URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elseerian/id763801618?ls=1&mt=11 Price: FREE Shipping Cost: FREE Date of Price: Insert Todays Date
Amazon won't do this unless a lot of people report this. I would greatly appreciate it if all of you can take a few minutes and help me set Elseerian for free. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you! Ben
I am excited to reveal the cover for my new book, The Sword of Elseerian. Slated to be released prior to Christmas, it continues the White Mage Saga and follows The Last Oracle. As soon as I get it back from my editor I will set a firm launch date. Sorry about the late notice, but I wanted to make sure I could hit it with all the holiday activities. Feel free to comment below on what you think about the cover!
After several days of last minute work The Last Oracle is now live. I am so excited to finally be able to release this title. So much time and thought have gone into it, and I can't even begin to express the gratitude I feel for all those that helped me. Wife, family, editor, beta, readers, etc, you know who you are! Thank you! Don't hesitate to drop me a line when you finish it!
I am happy to announce that The Last Oracle is finally uploaded correctly. It should be live by tomorrow morning. I will post a link as soon as it becomes available. Thanks for your patience guys!
So we have experienced some technical difficulties resulting in the book not uploading correctly. I have been hard at work getting the issue corrected, and it will hopefully be up today. Sorry everyone! I will keep you posted and let you know as soon as it is uploaded correctly. Thank you for your patience!
I can't believe The Last Oracle is about to go live. So much has gone into this book over the last couple of years, and I finishing it is bittersweet. I am beyond excited to release it, and hope it has captured everything I have intended. Today: I am getting feedback from a few of my beta readers. Their responses have helped me fine tune a few things to really enhance the world and the character development.
Question of the day: Do you find there is a common thread in your favorite books? All of my favorites tend to convey a sense of wonder and awe, something that makes me feel like my world might be bigger than I realize. They inspire me to believe in more. But that's just me.