Welcome to the new year!
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....
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.
As I sit here and go through the work of moving all my books into one KDP account and doing some rebranding, I realize that the rebranding was not as necessary as I thought.
I may go back and fix things but still tie them all together within the same saga but in separate subseries of the main series, if that makes any sense.
Grimoire of Darkness is truly the third of the the Phoenix Hunter series, but it also has other characters crossover from Mind Games and Cyprus Falls Coven series. This book also leads into the next Moontripper book, Order of the Blue Moon.
It is not easy to write an interconnected series with subseries of books as well, but I am finding it rather intriguing and challenging as well as a bit fun.
Look for the METAVERSE Books Grimoire of Darkness (Metaverse: Phoenix Hunter #3) tomorrow and Order of the Blue Moon: A Moontripper Novel (Metaverse: Moontripper #2) on April 20th, 2018.
There will soon be a change in the logos of all the books back to there respective subseries logos that are already created. They will coincide with the next release and update to the METAVERSE saga.
The manuscript to Grimoire of Darkness is completed! I am now working on the back information of the book as well as the preview to the next book in the Metaverse saga, Order of the Blue Moon (Moontripper #2). This book stems off right from the Epilogue of Grimoire of Darkness (the Phoenix Hunter #3).
At the same time I am working on the completion of the cover to GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS.
GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS is scheduled for release Feb 16, 2018.
DESTINY PHOENIX is the only title character to headline three books in her own series. the Phoenix Hunter, the Phoenix Hunter: Rogue Wolf, and the Phoenix Hunter: Grimoire of Darkness.
Destiny is a sixteen year old girl who learns of a secret on her 16th birthday which leads into her first adventure as the newest Phoenix Hunter, a Nephilim hunter with special abilities collectively of the 12 Nephilim families. There is only one Phoenix Hunter in a generation, usually granted with extraordinary healing powers. However, those were passed onto Destiny's twin sister, Faith (Sandy Carpenter), who was sent to live with and adopted by the Carpenters
Destiny comes from a long line of female Nephilim who have become Phoenix Hunters. These previous Phoenix Hunters who have not ascended to Seraphim status are her spiritual guides. So far in the books there have been only three spiritual guides who have helped her. Olivia Firebrand, a former pirate on the high sees; Elizabeth Fyre, from the Colonial America; and Heather Callum (not named), her maternal grandmother who passed before she was born.
These spirit guides not only help her as she fights, but also tell her about people she meets. They part wisdom onto Destiny.
Destiny is, also, joined by her family and family-to-be. Her brother, BRANDON PHOENIX; Twin sister, (FAITH) SANDY CARPENTER, her fiancee, CHRIS CARPENTER; Brandon's girlfriend, ROXANNE SORENSEN; and the youngest Carpenter, MICHELLE CARPENTER.
She fights along side her family as they search out Roxanne's missing brothers, OLIVER and THOMAS PRINCE. Their search for Oliver and Thomas lead them to places they do not expect to go to. The search is still on as the trail heats up and cools off over time.
Join her adventures in the Phoenix Hunter series by METAVERSE PRESS.
I am in the process of translating the first five parts of the METAVERSE into Français (French), Deutsche (German), italiano (Italian), Português (Portuguese), and Español (Spanish).
the Phoenix Hunter will become le Chasseur de Phenix, der Phönixjäger, il Cacciatore di Fenice, o Caçador de Fênix, and el Cazador de Fenix.
First Moonlight: A Moontripper Novel will translate to Premier Clair de Lune: Un Roman Lunaire, Erstes Mondlicht: Ein Mondreisender Roman, Prima Luce della Luna: Un Romanzo Viaggiatore Luna, Primeiro Luar: Uma Novela do Viajiante da Lua, Primero Luz de Luna: Una Novela de Viajero Lunar
Rogue Wolf: the Phoenix Hunter II will translate into Loup Dechaine: le Chasseur de Phenix II, Schurkenwolf: der Phönixjäger II, Lupo Canaglia: il Cacciatore di Fenice II, Lobo Rouco: o Caçador de Fênix II, Lobo Pícaro: el Cazador de Fenix II
Arcanum will translate into either Arcanum (french / italian), Arcano (portuguese/ spanish), or Arkanum (German).
Mind Games will translate into Jeux d'Esprit, Gedankenspiele, Giochi di Mente, Jogos Mentais, and Juegos Mentales
I am using a translator program to help me translate it. I know that programs are not perfect. But I am doing my best to get them translated properly.
Three books are in progress at this point...
I am in the midst of typing MIND GAMES for its release on October 20th. The book is on pre-order at your favorite online bookstore.
GRIMOIRE OF DARKNESS: THE PHOENIX HUNTER III is being written by hand at the moment. I find writing this way to be somewhat easier than staring at a blank screen all the time. It will release next year on Feb 21st tentatively.
HARMONY, not a part of the METAVERSE and in a separate line of stories all together, arrives late next year. It will be
This summer is the first time that I have things going at full speed.
Things are going well, when they go well.
Otherwise, they are just crap.
Anyways, I will cut down my time blogging to a Monday - Wednesday - Friday schedule.
In the fall, I will go to a Monday through Friday schedule will themed posts on each day along with news popping in whenever.
I have, yet, to determine what those themed posts will be. Some ideas I am playing with include stories, tips, reviews, character bios, and more...
Also, there will be a new logo on this site as well as an updated site address to streamline everything in the near future.
Talk to you later
- Bryan Rainey
You can find my books at these links:
the Phoenix Hunter, books2read.com/SP1tPH
First Moonlight, books2read.com/SP2FM
Rogue Wolf, books2read.com/SP3RW
Bryan Rainey is the author of the METAVERSE and Odyssey Star sagas. He is also the publisher and cover artist of the books.