Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Restart Resolutions: Zaldiko Aldeketa

Phew!  I've had one hell of a year, which I'd sum up as a tiredness borderline depression. I'm far from achieving my writing goals.

That's okay.  I'm now able to restart the challenge again.  So I commence with volume one of the Seriphyn Knight Chronicles.

Zaldiko Aldeketa

This volume outlines the demise of four brothers who were kidnapped from an old world temple by a despot organisation known as the Illuminate, and imprisoned within a fortress city called Apocalypse.

The organisation believe Seriphyn and his brothers are the four Zaldiko Aldeketa who have the power to bring the end of the world as described in the Melchizedek Prophesies.

As you can guess, this story is adapted from the biblical recount of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with Seriphyn personifying Famine.

Unfortunately, this means it will be a while before the next release of the Original Music Makes series as I'm keen to ensure this book is finished and published in the new year.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Web Fiction Planned Outage | 6 Month Freeze

The and web fiction sites and stories will be offline as of today.

A planned outage for these sites will take place from today, and last until the 15/02/2018.

The stories are undergoing editing for publication release later this year or early next year.  I made a decision to take the stories offline whilst editing and reconstruction were occurring for these.

I intend to resume the web fiction sites once the stories have found their way onto retail shelves in some shape and form.

Until such time, these sites will be taking some beauty sleep.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It's a Long Way to the TOP if Yah Wanna Rock n Roll

Hanson pretty much summed up my efforts for my Original Music Makes story at their concert last night.   I felt re-motivated to continue with work with OMM and finish Duran's story.

I also got what I needed to write in Original-6's concert scene. The face-melting, electrifying feeling you experience when seated in the audience, watching an awesome show.

If the concert's sound ain't vibrating your backside with the sensation of an enema then it ain't rocking :)

I didn't know much about Hanson but I'm a big fan now.  Thank you boys for re-igniting my own musical journey through words and entertaining us with your songs.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Pinky Promises

I've commenced work on completing (yes I will this time) the Seriphyn Knight story.  Taking things back to basics and refitting a tighter and simpler plot.

The story began back in 2006 as therapy to cope with daily stresses so there wasn't any real structure involved.

I've added structure but that means a complete makeover of every character and element to refit.  It's going to take time and focus but I'm determine to see this story completed and properly published.

This means, I won't be working toward Original Music Makes anytime soon.

My intention is to

  1. Complete volume one's work on Seriphyn Knight Chronicles by June this year 
  2. Complete volume two for Original Music Makes end of year.

High possibility I won't be able to make this self proclaimed deadline since writing has to take a constant backseat to my real life.

Pinky-promise I'll do my best to achieve these goals.

Long Live Seriphyn Knight!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm Kita Duran Goodreads Giveaway

Happy Birthday Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

I'm Kita Duran by Veronica Purcell

I'm Kita Duran

by Veronica Purcell

Giveaway ends March 14, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
Duran Kita's birthday is on the 15th February. To celebrate, I'm offering a giveaway of two paperbacks of the first volume of his story in I'm Kita Duran.

Familiar with Japanese slice-of-life, school-life, shoujo and boys' love anime and manga? Then this story may suit. 

It has the cute, quirky, lighthearted teenage angst find in shoujo, shounen ai, yaoi and Japanese teen slice-life stories.

Who is Duran?
He's a Japanese private high school student who struggles against his stringent school system to hold down a music club. He makes some unexpected friendships and becomes involved in a same-sex love relationship with his crush. His story continues online in the Original Music Makes web fiction series.

Book delivery will be organised directly from the manufacturer to the lucky winners of this giveaway.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Relifting Original Music Makes for 2017

The luxury of being an unknown and unpopular self-published writer of a little to not-known series is the ability to freely revise the stories and characters.

I say being "unpopular", "unknown" and "not-known" in a positive sense.  As I feel I have freedom to express the stories and characters as much as I want until I'm completely content of the outcome.

Having said this, there won't be any changes to what has been published to date. If anything, I'll be adding more unique attributes to them in the next volume "Hotaka Music Club".   And, I'm way behind schedule to completing this volume.  Like any piece of art in the making and where the artist is unhappy with the output to date.  I'll keep revising the story and characters until I feel everything works. This is the pro of being a co-contributor/indie author. The deadlines are my own.

The start of the series change in direction are the book covers.  I've republished versions of I'm Kita Duran and Saving Star with new looks.

I'm aiming for Original Music Makes to be more about slice-of-life situations with exceptional or extraordinary situations.   Of course it will always have Duran as the center but he might not always be the protagonist.  It will have different same-sex relationship challenges. Especially, as the characters mature toward adulthood.  Duran is not the only one in a same-sex relationship in HMC.

Having said this,  I'll continue the pace and flow of the story as written online.  However, it's likely the story will alter dramatically once it's published.

New Look "Saving Star" Cover for Original Music Makes

New look cover for prequel oneshot Saving Star.   

I wanted to recreate a warmer and more uplifting tone to the cover. Whilst be in-line with the series new look and feel.  The story is still for free and all good online re-sellers.   Link to buying options below.

Story Blurb

Life is moving nicely for 19 year old Mori Isagi.

He is about to start his two year chef program at a prestigious Tokyo cooking college and has moved into an apartment with his boyfriend, Shuu, where they can finally start their life together.

One night he wakes to disturbing noises from the next-door neighbour. From that moment, life takes an unexpected turn.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Year = New Cover

Redesigned the book cover for I'm Kita Duran to a more lighthearted feel as I realized the original was a lot darker in tone that intended.  Also it's a year of reset so I'm hoping these colors will bring more luck to the story.

Here are some kind reviews received on the book so far.

The story is available for sale at vendors listed on the below reseller link:

Reviews for I'm Kita Duran