If you’re book reviewer I’d like to hear from you. If you’re a book reviewer who enjoys complex, thought provoking works like The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, or The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, I’d really love to hear from you!
Yes, we’re all busy so how will you know if my work, Malmaxa, is for you? Easy, simply read the sample available right here, right in your web browser, right now.
One of the nicest things about being an independent author is that we need never be content with our own words.
One of the worst things about being an independent author is that it is very difficult to know when our own words no longer require refinement.
I self-published the first novel in my series, Malmaxa, in June of 2012. Though I have been fortunate enough to garner good reviews, I’ve personally never been happy with it. It just wasn’t the best I felt it could be. So, with that in mind, I scraped together the money to have the work professionally edited. I engaged the fine folk at Warneke Reading for this task and have spent the last couple of months implementing their excellent suggestions. Ed and Natalie went far beyond what I felt was due. I say, without reservation, that the work they have done for me far exceeds the worth of the money I paid them.
Naturally, during my implementation of their edits, I re-read Beltamar’s War. That was a mistake for two reasons. One, I’m a man well past middle age, brought up to believe that men should not cry… Two, I realized I am not happy with my own writing, and I doubt I ever will be. And thus the purpose of this post…
Very soon I’ll be re-submitting the latest version of “Malmaxa I – Beltamar’s War” to Amazon. I’d love to build up a head of steam by getting the work into the hands of reviewers before I do so. Are you a reviewer interested in reading Malmaxa before it becomes available in its newest incarnation? If so DM your email address, along with your preference of Kindle .MOBI or .PDF, to me on Twitter. You can find me as @CGAyling, and yes, I do follow back. If you’re not on Twitter, you can contact me by replying to this post.
But be warned, Malmaxa is not what it seems.