Promotion: Discounted and Free

Chrysalis Blooms

Episode One: Free – 12-16th March

When Lisa Joyce sneaks out, it isn’t a boy or her friends she goes to meet, but nightmares brought to life…

In a world where monsters and demons roam the night, preying on the innocent, it is Lisa’s duty to fight the darkness. The responsibility was inherited, but even so, she can’t begin to comprehend the magnitude of the life that lies before her.

As an outsider who never quite fits in, Lisa is different. She is stronger and faster than everyone else, and her heightened senses grant her unusual abilities. They are the perfect gifts for a monster hunter, but nothing but a curse for a girl trying to find her place in high school.

When a fiend strikes Fisher Creek High, Lisa can’t help but take it personally. Things are changing, her battles evolving at an alarming rate. Something is coming, but in order to understand, Lisa needs to learn more about who and what she is…

Get it here:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Episode Two: Discounted – 13-20th March

After discovering she is no longer alone in her battle against the darkness, Lisa Joyce finds herself with more unanswered
questions than ever before. Who is the man in the mask and, more importantly, is it really her duty to fight the demons?

When an unnatural cold grips Fisher Creek, all Lisa can think about is what it would be like to live a normal life, one that isn’t driven by the need to hunt down and kill monsters. An ordinary existence in which she can be happy is her greatest wish… and it just might be her town’s downfall.

Turning her back on the fight, Lisa leaves her duty to her friends. However, when a powerful demon begins killing in Fisher Creek, only the strength of the Chrysalis will do. Torn and conflicted, Lisa is forced to decide what life she will lead.

Will she choose the life of a normal girl… or will she take on the battle against evil?

Get it here:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

A Thousand Hearts: Rebirth Discounted 13-20th March

 

For some, death is the end. For others, such as Michael Nolan, death is only the beginning. Reborn into a world unlike any he could have dreamed of, Michael is thrust into The Guild—an elite squadron of supernatural beings. They are the guardians of the modern world and the only thing standing between peace and chaos.

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of his previous life, and to understand his new powers, Michael is forced to adapt quickly when The Guild is betrayed and comes under attack from within.

With time against them, Michael and his allies set out to discover the identity of the traitor before The Guild is destroyed and the world is left unprotected. However, when the one person Michael loves becomes a target, he is left with a difficult decision…

Should he defend the woman he loves or stand by his allies?

Get it here:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

New series, mailing list, and covers!

Good afternoon everyone! It’s been quite some time since I had any news about my writing, but today I’ve got a boatload.

Chrysalis Blooms

So, my new series, Chrysalis Blooms, is launching on October 30th and the pre order is live now, US link, UK link. This is the first episode in a 10 part season of my supernatural adventure and episodes will be launching every 2-4 weeks! It’s been great fun plotting and writing so I hope you all enjoy it when it lands at the end of the month. Check out the blurb for the first episode below:

When Lisa Joyce sneaks out, it isn’t a boy or her friends she goes to meet, but nightmares brought to life… 


In a world where monsters and demons roam the night, preying on the innocent, it is Lisa’s duty to fight the darkness. The responsibility was inherited, but even so, she can’t begin to comprehend the magnitude of the life that lies before her. 

As an outsider who never quite fits in, Lisa is different. She is stronger and faster than everyone else, and her heightened senses grant her unusual abilities. They are the perfect gifts for a monster hunter, but nothing but a curse for a girl trying to find her place in high school. 

When a fiend strikes Fisher Creek High, Lisa can’t help but take it personally. Things are changing, her battles evolving at an alarming rate. Something is coming, but in order to understand, Lisa needs to learn more about who and what she is… 

Mailing List

Also, my mailing list is now live, so if you want to stay up to date with my writing and latest news then feel free to subscribe: Subscribe

Cover Collection

Finally, I’ve been working on the covers for the first 10 episodes of Chrysalis Blooms, and you can find them all in the gallery. Let me know what you think!

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ATH: Webisodes Incoming

While everyone is being patient and waiting for the second book in the A Thousand Hearts series I’ve decided to fill in some of the gaps with a weekly ‘Webisode’. Basically these will be short snippets that take place between book one and two. Hopefully these will satisfy peoples hunger as I finish off the second book.

Speaking of the second book, things are coming along well. I’m going to get a deadline sorted and I’ll post the update once I have a date. Look forward to sharing the first glimpses of the story with you all this coming Friday!

Second Chance Available Today

Morning all! Well today is the launch day for my short story Second Chance. It was originally a nanowrimo project that I’ve worked on and takes a different path to my normal writing, focusing on a supernatural romance genre. The blurb is below and if you like the sound of it then give it a read.

After her near death experience, Hannah’s life will never be the same. She is the only one who can see James, the man who saved her from certain death with his own life. 

Unsure if she is losing her mind, Hannah sets out with James to discover the truth, seeking to understand why he hasn’t moved on. However, something is coming for him, or so they think. 

In what soon becomes a race against time, Hannah finds herself desperately searching for a way to help James, reluctantly falling for him with each passing day, even though she knows it can never be… 

Grab it at:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MX7O3L0

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MX7O3L0

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Camp NaNoWriMo

Well I’ve just joined up to participate in this years Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ll be working on a separate project, Second Chance, leaving A Thousand Hearts to its usual schedule. This is the first time I’ve done anything related to NaNoWriMo and I’m looking forward to it.

So a little bit about Second Chance. It’s a slightly different type of book to what I’ve been writing previously, focusing on the romance storyline more than the adventure. The basics are that a guy saves a girl, the guy dies in the process, but his spirit is left behind. I’m looking forward to writing it, and hopefully the end result will be as interesting as what’s in my head right now.

ATH: Fallen 25%

Well just a quick update to let you know that after a fair few set backs and hurdles that have distracted me from knuckling down on my second book, A Thousand Hearts Fallen is now 25% complete! Hopefully I can now get back on track and get the book completed in an orderly fashion. Wish me luck!

Free eBook on Amazon Day 2

Well it’s the second day of my free promotion running on Amazon and so far things are going well. Seems to be plenty of people out there who like the look of my book.

Yesterday I almost made it into the top 1000 on Amazon which is a nice start. Today I’m hoping to break into that top 1000, so please share this post and let’s sky rocket the book up there 🙂


Thanks for your help, and if you haven’t picked up a free copy yet, then get downloading.

Free eBook on Amazon!

I’ve recently opted in to Amazon’s KDP Select programme and this weekend is the first promotion! So what does that mean for everyone? Well it means you can grab yourselves a copy of my first novel, A Thousand Hearts – Rebirth, absolutely free of charge! The promotion will last until tomorrow evening so spread the word. Would love to power through the Amazon rankings this weekend.

Hope you all enjoy!


Check out the blurb below:

For some, death is the end. For others, such as Michael Nolan, death is only the beginning. Reborn into a world unlike any he could have dreamed of, Michael is thrust into The Guild—an elite squadron of supernatural beings. They are the guardians of the modern world and the only thing standing between peace and chaos.

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of his previous life, and to understand his new powers, Michael is forced to adapt quickly when The Guild is betrayed and comes under attack from within.

With time against them, Michael and his allies set out to discover the identity of the traitor before The Guild is destroyed and the world is left unprotected. However, when the one person Michael loves becomes a target, he is left with a difficult decision…

Should he defend the woman he loves or stand by his allies?

A Thousand Hearts Sale Weekend

Good evening all. Since it’s bank holiday here in the UK I thought I’d kick off a little sale until Monday evening. Grab yourselves a bargain, with A Thousand Hearts – Rebirth, retailing on Amazon at a only 77p! For those outside of the UK the sale extends to you guys as-well! There’s no better time to buy, so pick up a copy this weekend.

Goodreads giveaway

Thought I would experiment on Goodreads so I’ve put an autographed copy of A Thousand Hearts up for grabs! Not sure what sort of demand to expect but thought it could be a fun idea. If you have a Goodreads account then check it out, who knows, you could be the winner!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Rebirth by Shaun Dowdall

Rebirth

by Shaun Dowdall

Giveaway ends May 26, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

A Thousand Hearts Competition

With a recent little push from Amazon, A Thousand Hearts – Rebirth, has begun climbing in sales once again. So I decided to support Amazon’s efforts by running a promotion/competition myself. The more shares, and visibility we can get the better!

For anyone who shares or helps spread the word your name will be entered into a prize draw. The winner in the UK will receive a signed copy of my book, A Thousand Hearts – Rebirth, and the winner outside of the UK will win a free copy in eBook format.

I’ll be running this campaign over the weekend, drawing it to a close and announcing the winners on Monday 19th. So to be in with a chance to win, just share, reblog or repost this message and let’s get as much interaction as possible.

Thank you so far to everyone who has supported my first book launch, this weekend I’m really driving to get the book into the top sellers league!

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JOPR68G
Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JOPR68G
Paperback – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebirth-1-A-Thousand-Hearts/dp/1497411483/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400138623&sr=8-1&keywords=shaun+dowdall

Progress so far

Well it’s almost been a month of being published and so far so good! Feedback from the book is great, glad everyone who has read it has been enjoying my story so far.

A Thousand Hearts broke into the top 10k selling books, not sure if that’s a great achievement in terms of sales but I’m pretty happy considering the huge number of books selling out there.

Onto the second book in the series, Fallen. I’m 10% of the way through the first draft so I’m on schedule so it shouldn’t be too long until the book is ready for my beta readers. Everything is on track to have the second book ready to be published this year so fingers crossed nothing huge comes up and interrupts the writing process, it has been known to happen to me in the past 😛

As always, if you haven’t checked out my first book yet, take a peek at the following links!

Thanks for reading.

Second Book

The plan for the second book in the ‘A Thousand Hearts’ series is complete. Writing will begin today and my schedule is jam packed with time planned for writing this book so expect a faster turn around! The title for the second book is ‘Fallen’, focusing on a new era for the Guild and it’s members.

As always I’ll keep updating you on the progress of the book but for now here is a little teaser image!

Rebirth – Where to buy

So my first novel has been out for a little while and it is beginning to hit new store shelves, both virtual and physical so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of where you can pick up my book!

eBook Format

Amazon USUK
Barnes and Noble
Smashwords
Apple iBooks
Google Play

Paperback

Amazon
Barnes and Noble

A Thousand Hearts available in print

Afternoon everyone!

For all of you who were waiting to pick up a copy of A Thousand Hearts – Rebirth, in print format, I’d just like to let you know it is available! You can pick up a copy from Amazon today 😀

I just got my copy today and I’m very pleased with it. Hope you all enjoy it.

Today is launch day!

Well it’s been a long time coming but it is finally here! My first book, A Thousand Hearts – Rebirth is available to purchase today! You can find it available on Amazon Kindle and in physical copy to order. The book will soon be available on most other eBook platforms too.

Here are the Amazon links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JOPR68G?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JOPR68G

Thank you to everyone for your patience and putting up with my constant ranting about my book. It’s been a while and I really hope you all enjoy the start of this journey and stick with me to see it through to the end.

Some special mentions, in true cheesy style:

Cynthia Shepp, thanks for being such a fantastic editor with the patience of a saint.

Rene Folsom, thank you for the cover art, it looks amazing!

Rosie Munroe, thanks for sticking around and bringing my characters to life, they are looking better than ever.

Katie Amzid, thanks for tackling my book in its rawest form and giving me the feedback I needed to evolve it.

Maureen Cutajar, thanks for the formatting, the final thing looks amazing.

Sarah Dowdall, last, and by no means least, thanks for putting up with my late night writing, my random silent periods of staring at my laptop screen. Thanks for being there through this process.

Now everyone, stop reading this and go out there and read A Thousand Hearts! Thanks everyone! Enjoy!

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Hey all!

With the launch of my first book quickly approaching I’ve created a little bit of marketing to hype it up a bit. This is the first bit before the wave that should be hitting within the next week.

Exciting times!

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Release Due

Well, I must admit, that in all the mayhem leading up to the book launch I forgot to actually announce it! My first novel, A Thousand Hearts – Rebirth, will be landing on virtual shelves within the next two weeks. I’m very excited and can’t wait to get this book out there.

Hopefully I’ve learnt a few things, following a number of different processes and gaining new experiences. I may have even learnt a few things about how to actually write thanks to a very, very, patient editor.

So thanks for everyone’s patience so far. Not long now.


A Thousand Hearts – Michael and Katerine

Another little doodle I did of Michael Nolan and Katerine Lesigne from A Thousand Hearts. Had some great fun playing with this on my Galaxy Note. Not long now until the book is out! Just a couple of weeks.

The book is now being formatted to fit ebooks and also print. Once I’ve got the completed files back it won’t take me long to get the book out. The wait is almost over.