Dreadgod (available now!) is the fourth book in a row that has made it to #1 on the whole Kindle Store. Starting with Wintersteel, every Cradle book has hit the top.
That's pretty insane, I won't lie.
Currently, we are still only #2 on Audible. We're behind the audiobook version of a book that has a movie coming out in a week. Curse you, Crawdads!
Thanks so much to everyone who's already read (or is currently reading) the book! Without you, I would still be working in the salt mines, dying of the dreaded Salt Lung.
P.S. Please don't spoil people in the comments! I've put a curse on the comment section that will throw a pinch of salt into the eyes of anyone who leaves spoilers. Cross the curse at your peril.
Let's hope Weebly doesn't eat my post this time.
As the Holmesian super-detectives among you may have deduced, I have a new book coming out on Tuesday, July 5th! Dreadgod, Book 11 of the Cradle series, is coming soon.
It lurks behind you.
The Cradle series has been going on for six years now, and I've only been a published writer for nine. So for 2/3 of my career up to this point, I've been working on Cradle.
It's pretty surreal. Dreadgod is my twentieth book. Twenty books. Yikes.
That's a lot of books, but it really doesn't feel like that many. In a lot of ways, it feels like I'm just getting started. This is only the beginning of a career that will span centuries, until I'm nothing but a cybernetically sustained brain in a jar suspended in fluid.
Since the book starts rolling out on July 5th wherever you are in the world, that means the earliest time zones will start getting it tomorrow, July 4th. Which here in America is Independence Freedom Bald Eagle Barbecue Day.
By the power of those two facts combined, we're doing our launch stream a little early this year: tonight, at 7 PM on my YouTube channel (not Twitch, because YouTube is easier to use and keeps the video automatically).
I don't plan on playing any games this year. That was really a device to give me something to do and you something to look at while we wait for the book to drop, and since the book won't have come out yet, there's no point in stalling for time.
Oh, and today is also the last day for the free giveaway on the first five ebooks of Cradle! If you haven't grabbed them yet, grab them now. Grab, I say!
I don't have a whole lot of planned topics for tonight. Just talkin'. Probably about the book (no spoilers), my writing process, any questions you have.
A lot of the talk will be about how I feel prior to the launch, I imagine, because it usually is. That's a hard topic, because the answer is always "nervous."
Maybe the twentieth time isn't the charm.
Of the Cradle series
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