Sunday, March 1, 2020

March 2020

Good gods, I must be loosing time or something, because it's March already. Even the leap year didn't seem to help February seem to last longer. Okay let's get to the news, that's why you all come to read this blog after all.

So the big news of the month is the release of Aether's Blessing. It is the first book of the Aether's Revival series. This is the cultivation/magic academy series I had been working on. I'm really stoked about it, and hope that you all enjoy it as much as I do.
Aether's Blessing

Next book up will be AG6: Can of Worms. The cover is done, and I'll be looking forward to showing it off in the future. I loved the book, and all the shit I get them into, it also sets up for more fun in AG7.

I'm currently writing a weird west gamelit book. It's been interesting. I had posted a preview of it on Patreon awhile ago, and it got a lot of attention, so I wrote it here instead of RQ2. The character there isn't a gunslinger, so it's been a fun time trying to get into the feel of the west and not make everything a shootout.

Once I finish with the Western, I'll be onto BW5. I'm really looking forward to seeing the next part of Sean's story being told. I think you all are as well considering how much love BW4 got. I expect to see even more love for it once Andie has the narration done.

Speaking of, Andie is starting on recording Binding Words 4: Forged Bonds starting on the 2nd. If you have time and want to hear the work that goes into the narration process, jump on her discord. Which means a May release is likely for the audio. Here's is the link to her discord.

I think that about wraps up all the need to know bits.
Patreon is getting preview of AG6 starting on the 2nd. So if you want a small dose of Alvin and Gothy goodness there is a way to get some.

Until next month, stay safe, and read books.
Daniel Schinhofen

Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 2020

Holy fucking hell it's February already?
God time is zipping by, might be because of some personal problems though. Ah well that's not what you're here for, so let's get to book news.

First off Binding Words 4: Forged Bonds came out a couple of weeks ago. It was well received, makes me happy that everyone is still digging on the slow slice of life that I'm writing. If you haven't seen the book yet, let me drop you a link to Amazon, but also give you the link to sign up for the mailing list so you get told quicker.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083W81Q79
https://schinhofenbooks.com/subscribe-daniel-schinhofen/

Some of you are all ready asking where the audio book is. The short answer is Andie is working on it this month. Head on over to her discord to hear her narrate live.
https://discord.gg/frRPPPD
Since she's recording it in February, you should consider it a 60 day window, at least, until it's out for you. Which gives us an early May possibility.

In more Audio news, NPC Lives 1 came out on Audible at the end of last month.
https://www.audible.com/pd/Tales-from-the-Dead-Man-Inn-Audiobook/177424165X

That's not all though, AG5: Downtime and Death is with ACX and should be out mid February, hopefully. We have no control over when they okay things, they normally just tell us up to 15 business days, and it's been a week so far.

And one more audio news, RQ1: Greenways Goblins, which is being done by podium with Travis Baldree Narrating is slated for early March. I can't wait to hear his talented voice giving life to this group of gamers who ended up in another world.

Okay so that was old news and audio...Oh right what's up next.

The next book to be released is going to be Aether's Blessing book 1 of Aether's Revival. This is my magic academy/cultivation series. The MC is going to be OP, but he's going to have to work up for it. The first book is not Harem, but I'm not saying the story isn't going that way. It might take a long time like AG did, or it might not. It should be out in early March. Early chapters are up on Patreon now though.

I'm almost done writing AG6, and man it's been so much fun, so much to see and do in this book. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am writing it.

I'll be starting on RQ2 as soon as I finish with AG6, then I'll be on to BW5. That's what my current writing schedule looks like. I'll of course update if things change. I have a dozen other series I want to get to, and yes that includes more Bananas and Delta World. With only 4 slots to hit twice a year though, it's going to be a while before some of them see the light of day.

Oh and one last bit of news before we end. The next live chat on Facebook is going to be Feb 15th, I'm thinking around 10 AM PST. That should give people a good chance to attend.

Until next month, may the sun smile upon you.
Daniel Schinhofen

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Janurary 2020

Holy hell it's 2020. I want to make a joke about looking back on this year in 2021 with perfect vision, but, that seems to easy.

Okay let's get going, with the news of the month. First off there will be a sale on the Binding Words series. It's for US and UK the only two places they let me do sales.
BW1- Jan 6 to Jan 9, the price goes up each day, so jump on it early.
BW2- Jan 9 to Jan 12, same deal price slowly climbs back to normal.
BW3- Jan 12 to Jan 16, same as above.
The sale is because BW4 is coming out mid month. It's slated for Jan 20, but if things go real smooth I might, maybe, perhaps, be able to get it out a few days ahead of that.

In Audio news NPC's Lives will be coming out on Jan 28th. Peter Berkrot does the narration for this book as all the short stories are in Alpha World. I can't thank Peter enough for the hard work and heart he put into Alpha World for me.

For those wondering about audio for BW4, Andie is the one who will be recording it. She'll likely be starting it late Jan to early February which means it'll possibly be out in April sometime, or May.

I've heard that Resurrection Quest audio will be either late February or in March, but that's not set firmly yet. Audio for the series is being done by Travis Baldree, who does the audio for Will Wright's Cradle series.
Audio for AG5 is with Tess, I hope to have it out as soon as I can, likely sometime in February or March as well. I can't thank her enough for all she's done to keep the audio for this series going.

Okay that covers all the audio what else is there...
Oh Patreon is getting a slight overhaul this year. The higher tiers will be getting extra chapters, The switch will be mid month when I switch from preview chapters of BW4 to preview chapters of AR1.

AR1 you ask? Aether's Revival it's the series name for my magic academy-cultivation series. The first book is Aether's Blessing. It's currently looking at a March release. Audio is going to be in the hands of the amazing and talented Andrea Parsneau, but will run later as she'll be doing audio for the Wandering Inn 2 when the ebook goes live. I'm more then willing to wait though, as Andie is worth the wait.

As for what I'm currently writing, it's AG6. I jumped to it a book early, as I need to split AG and BW apart so they don't come out back to back. I'll hopefully be finishing up AG6 this month and starting on my next book which will be RQ2. I'm giving RQ a second book to see if it can help the series come up, or if I need to set the series aside and write it maybe 1 book a year to 2 years. I really don't want to do that but I can't have failing books in a set rotation. After that I'll be writing BW5, and then hopefully if you all enjoyed and supported it Aether's Revival 2.

I think that about covers everything I had to talk about.
Let me thank everyone who has been following me and supporting me. It's the start of a brand new year, and I'm still humbled that I'm able to follow my dream, because of all of you. I hope this year is better then last year for all of you.

Respectfully humbled,
Daniel Schinhofen