Yesterday, I finished the editing and formatting of the digital copy of Let the Games Begin (Mind Games #2).
I will be working on the paperback to accompany the digital copy on its release date.
I still have to upload the digital copy to a couple of online platforms, either for distribution or sale.
I have priced this book at $0.99 in the US and it will convert over to the other currencies in their home territories and on their representative sites,
The prices of all the other books will drop back to the price of the Let the Games Begin (Mind Games #2).
The price drop will not only affect the Metaverse Saga but will affect the Odyssey Star Saga as well.
Furthermore, starting in March will be the release of the translations to the Metaverse and the Odyssey Star Sagas.
I am an avid chronicler of stories. I work on a lot of stories at a time.
the Metaverse and Odyssey Star sagas are my main focus at this time.
Therefore, I will cut back my schedule from the last couple of years to concentrate on quality of story not just quantity.
February 20th, 2019 - Let the Games Begin (Mind Games #2)
May 22nd, 2019 - Being Hunted (the Phoenix Hunter #4)
August 21st, 2019 - Curse of the Blood Moon (Moontripper #3)
TBA - the Phoenix Hunter Collection: Books 1-4
TBA - Moontripper Trilogy
TBA - Odyssey Star: Into the Fire (Odyssey Star #2)
Stay tuned for more....
This past month has rather been busy for me.
Writing, like I wish, is not my only job.
I work writing stories in my time off from my money making job.
That being said, I am hard at work on the new Metaverse book, Order of the Blue Moon (Moontripper #2).
At the same time, I am working on a story for the Anthology called Magical Book of Wands, which is due out later this year, October, if I remember correctly.
Furthermore, I am back writing in the Odyssey Star universe with Star Samurai and Sentinel Princess.
There are other books and stories that I am working on, which includes Adventures of Griffin Kane, Harmony, Southern Hospitality, Southern Desires, and more....
The next Metaverse books due out soon are:
Also working on the cover to Order of the Blue Moon for release real soon. Later this week or next.
See you on the other side of the screen.
Less than 1 week til you are introduced to Douglas Harley, Michelle Harley, Maal Khalin, Arias Cardinale, Emissary Khalin, Madetheira Shathaal, Vicon Raveneau, Querilla Opaaca, Zax Carthage, Livvie Austen, and more...
They all make their first appearance in the forthcoming novel, Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown. The true start to this saga. There may be stories written to be set before this one. But this is the first of a newer version of previous story ideas that I have from older manuscripts and written ideas. It is very likely that similar stories to ones written before show up but in different ways and how they affect the characters now than they had before.
To find where you can pick up your copy from your favorite ebook shop goto:
I bear down as the deadline nears for me to have everything into my distributors to publish the complete story.
Still a little over two weeks until publication of Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown.
My plan for the Odyssey Star books I am writing is for them to be in trilogies. As I write them, they could be anywhere in the Odyssey Star timeline. I will keep you apprised as to where they fit within the timeline. Every story will have an affect on the others directly or indirectly.
I cannot wait to introduce you to these new stories with the universe of Odyssey Star.
There is a lot to come.
The second trilogy, Star Samurai, will deal with a character who is Bengaali.
There may be a standalone story or two to fit within the overall narrative of Odyssey Star.
Some of the major characters are related in some fashion. We will see how it turns out.
I am reformatting and reworking the paperback books for the current titles of the METAVERSE.
I am making each series with a simplistic interior design that allows the reader to pick up their favorite books and know what series they belong to. (Also, says it on the cover)
These are some simple fixes.
May fix a few pieces of the grammar, too.
But the books will have a more congruent look through each series.
I am hoping to have all done by the end of this week so I can concentrate on Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown.
Well that is the plan for now.
Been thinking of how I can rework the covers to make them more exciting and more like movie posters.
Not sure how I will pull it off but I will figure out a way.
The book covers to me have no pizzazz.
Yes, I created the covers.
Yes, I drew the covers.
But to me they do not pop like I want them to.
Although, I hear that people like the cover to the Phoenix Hunter.
I happen to like the cover to Mind Games myself as well as the Grimoire of Darkness cover.
But I have not created the Odyssey Star: Into the Darkness cover because I am not satisfied with the cover itself.
I have the basic layout I want but not satisfied with how the artwork turned out. Not sure one of the characters on the cover needs to be there or I am missing a character on the cover. Not sure..
Oh well, I am thinking aloud.
The image shown here is just the penciled and inked drawing of what will be the front cover in the end. I may pull some elements apart to make the cover a bit better or may even rework the cover on better paper for a cleaner look. Who knows.
However, this is the basic idea for the cover. Not completely finished, but very close
A YOUNG REDHEADED MAN walks through a thick brush in a forest on a distant planet. In his hand he carries a pistol. He is wearing a dark blue uniform with gold trim. His shoulder length locks are pulled back into a ponytail.
“Alright, Macon, where are you?” He mutters to himself.
“Harley, shut up.” The young man hears in his ear. “I ain’t that far away. Just head straight about a couple hundred meters. You should come to a clearing where the shuttle it.”
“Gotcha, Macon.” Harley responds. Then, he hears a growling sound nearby. The brush shakes as well. Harley stops in his tracks and listens intently.
Something’s not right here. Harley wonders. His teke powers sense a big powerful creature nearby. Stay calm, my big friend.
The creature rises to its feet. Harley looks up at the large reptilian creature with a long neck. The scales shimmer as light strikes it. Harley gulps as he slowly backs up.
The creature lowers its head towards Harley. He stands very still. He takes a deep breath. The creature’s bulging red eyes stare at Harley. There is a single horn on its long snout. Three horns emerge from the back of the creature’s head.
“Harley, time is short.” Macon says through the ear piece. “You need to get your ass moving.”
“I have a situation here.” Harley mutters through gritted teeth.
“Turn your camera on the glasses on.” Macon says.
Harley taps a button on the right side of the frames. A display pulls up on the glasses. “You seeing this thing, Macon?”
“Yeah, kid, I see it.” Harley hears. “Hold your position. Do not alarm the dragor. I am on my way.”
“Dragor?” Harley mutters. He lowers his pistol slowly and holsters it. He spreads out his arms.
The dragor crooks its head. It studies Harley. Then, it snorts. Air blows past Harley. Mucus follows the initial snort. It covers Harley’s face and torso. Harley turns and removes the mucus covering him.
“Ugh.” Harley says as he shakes mucus from his hands onto the ground. Then, he hears the roar of the shuttle above him.
The dragor’s eyes open wide. He roars and raises his head towards the shuttle. Anger comes from the dragor.
“Macon, get out of here!” Harley shouts as an energy begins to form inside the dragor’s mouth.
To be continued in ODYSSEY STAR: INTO THE UNKNOWN, published by Galaxia Press, out April 20, 2018!
I still have the April 20, 2018 date for publishing a book.
However, the original book in that slot for METAVERSE, Order of the Blue Moon: A Moontripper Novel, has been pushed back to the June slot. This pushes back all the other METAVERSE books too by 2 months. In its spot, Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown will be published by Galaxia Press and Rising Dragons Publishing.
Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown is on the way to being finished. I am 14 chapters into the story. I feel it being near the conclusion within the month of March, it will be done.
Bryan Rainey is the author of the METAVERSE and Odyssey Star sagas. He is also the publisher and cover artist of the books.