The Order of the Dark Rose

#EpicFantasy Writing Updates from P. H. Solomon: 12/6/2022

Here are the latest Epic Fantasy writing updates from P. H. Solomon and news about upcoming developments with The Cursed Mage Case Files series.


Hey everyone! PH back this week with updates to my epic fantasy writing projects with some announcements. First, let me address a personal issues without getting to deeply into it. I’ve had “brain fog” for over two years among other physical ailments which has delayed completion of a number of books. I’m currently addressing this with appointments and ways to better manage myself. I’m used to being far more mentally nimble and have not be completely aware how much this has been affecting me. I’ve gotten some sage advice from a fellow author who has dealt with something similar and the hope is I can at least manage the amount of work around the problem.

Epic Fantasy Writing News:

The JordanCon submission was rejected so that story will be used in an anthology to be announced.

December has arrived; here’s what’s happening:

  • The Bow of Hart Saga special edition boxset is not available if you missed the announcement. Here’s the cover linked to the sales page:

The Complete Bow of Hart Saga Cover

  • Beyond the Doors, Book 2 of Doors of Fantasy is delayed until at least January. There’s not much to do, but I want to focus my efforts on The Cursed Mage Case Files this month.
  • The Bow of Hart Saga prequels have been re-released as a bundle. Here’s the cover which is linked to the sales page:

The Dragon Rising Prequel Cover

  • I’m working on several parts of The Cursed Mage Case Files. This series is very good, but it’s suffered delays because of my health struggles. However, The Changeling Incident will receive a slight update ASAP and go on a Kindle free day on 12/8/2022 (announcement post will be that day).
    The Cursed Mage Case Files Series
  • The Unseen Hand is delayed, but I am making significant progress and hope to complete it yet this month. One of the reasons is that I have a book 1.5 that needs to come first. Development of the full novel spurred this extra book. It’s not long, but it takes some extra time and it is well worth it for the entire series. I’ll announce more definite plans as soon as I’ve made the appropriate progress, but the working title for book 1.5 is Assassin’s Dark Rose. It will add a dimension to the series that will be beneficial to readers enjoyment. I can share that there will be a story as well as a fictional after-action report from Manny with all kinds of connections to clues which he’s able to make. Additionally, I’ll include a growing glossary of characters and places in the early cases. There are a lot of fun developments coming, so I’m asking for readers forbearance as I get the series back on track. More to come

Archer’s Aim Store – New Addition

All the dates are fluid, but I want to stick to them as best I can. Releases will be announced here and on my email newsletter as well as social media accounts. Additionally look for new designs for merchandise items in the Archer’s Aim Press Store (there is already a 20% discount – use DEC20 at checkout). Items  from the store will make excellent gifts. Here’s the latest addition to the store listing: Stickers! Click the image to visit the store.

December New Addition to Archer's Aim Store

 

Conclusion

That’s it for updates. Once these projects are in flight or released, I should know more about my upcoming plans regarding 2023 and other new books.

Best Wishes until next time,

PHS

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Writing Updates for 11/1/2022 From #EpicFantasy Author P. H. Solomon

Here are the latest Epic Fantasy updates from P. H. Solomon and news about upcoming releases of The Unseen Hand and The Bow of Hart Saga Special Edition Bundle.


Hey everyone! PH back this week with updates to my writing projects with some announcements. I’m late posting today because my schedule went from one productive meeting to two, the second of which has left me stoked over some possibilities to come soon. But more about that topic later. Let’s dive into current developments where have me equally enthused.

Writing News:

The Unseen Hand

I’ve made some solid advances with the final revision so I’m working through the manuscript now and hope it will be done within a couple of weeks so I can start notifying ARC readers it’s available. If you’re interested, please leave a comment to let me know and I’ll get you on the list.

My Latest Writing News:

No word from JordanCon about my submission, but then it’s not expected for a while. This will probably go out after the first of the year.

November is a busy month; here’s what’s happening:

  • Sample cover for The Bow of Hart Saga Special Edition BundleI’m now finalizing the special edition of The Bow of Hart Saga bundle which will be priced at 30% off the price of individual books in e-book, paperback, and hard cover. I’ll announce the pricing with the special edition bundle is completed and released, hopefully later this week. The bundle include:
    • A new bundle cover which should be used in all formats including audio.
    • Speaking of audio, it looks like Podium Audio may be able to release and audio bundle too.
    • Bonus content will be included which readers will enjoy.
    • Best of all, expect a 30% discount over the cost of the individual books together (example: the e-book bundle will be $6.99 while the three individual books together would be $9.99).
    • Special edition release date – is targeted for no later than 11/7 and will be a great holiday purchase, remaining on sale through about 1/15/2022, if not the end of January.
  • Later this month, Beyond the Doors, Book 2 of Doors of Fantasy will arrive. This is an anthology and should whet readers appetites even more. Target date is 11/14/2022
  • The Bow of Hart Saga prequels will receive a makeover as a bundle offered for $0.99 and an updated cover. Look for this as soon as I’m able to finish the work which should not take too long. Target date is 11/21/2022
  • The Changeling Incident and The Order of the Dark Rose will have a soft release with audio for each in preparation for The Unseen Hand release. The Order of the Dark Rose will have a slight color change that should be available for updated version in your reader. This change will not affect print version. Target date will be no later than 12/2/2022 if possible.
  • The Unseen Hand will be released (If all goes well) during the first week of December. The book will appear in e-book, paperback, hard cover, and audio. This will be the first time I’ve released a book in all these formats. The target date is 12/5/2022 unless delayed by unforeseen developments. I hope to put up the pre-release page soon but I want to complete more revision ASAP before I do that.

All the dates are fluid, but I want to stick to them as best I can. Releases will be announced here and on my email newsletter as well as social media accounts. Additionally look for new designs for merchandise items in the Archer’s Aim Press Store (there is already a 15% discount – use NOV15 at checkout). Items  from the store will make excellent gifts.

Archer's Aim Press Store

Conclusion

That’s it for updates. Once these projects are in flight or released, I should know more about my upcoming plans regarding 2023 and other new books.

Best Wishes until next time,

PHS

 

Writing Updates for 10/25/2022

Here are the latest updates from P. H. Solomon and news about upcoming releases.


Hey everyone! PH back this week with updates to my writing projects with some announcements. I’ve been making steady progress since the last post which is good news. I’m pushing several projects at this point so I can get them out this year. I have developed a tentative long-term publication schedule, but I won’t get into the details because it’s still a fluid with some decisions to make directions possibly involving one or more Kickstarters next year.

Writing News:

The Unseen Hand

I’ve made some solid advances with the final revision so I’m working through the manuscript now and hope it will be done within a couple of weeks so I can start notifying ARC readers it’s available. If you’re interested, please leave a comment to let me know and I’ll get you on the list.

Just a few quick notes:

  • The Unseen hand is still on target for early December
  • The covers for both The Unseen Hand and The Order of the Dark Rose will be updated as far as color scheme and I hope to have both very soon from my artist. I’ll share these ASAP once they arrive.
  • Audio versions for each book including The Changeling Incident is still my intention with this series so there will be a soft re-release of The Order of the Dark Rose and The Changeling Incident along with The Unseen Hand.
  • The Changeling Incident will have a few minor updates.

In Other News:

No word from JordanCon about my submission, but then it’s not expected for a while.

My publication priorities remain in order:

    • Books two and three of The Cursed Mage Case Files with a re-release of The Order of the Dark Rose all including print distribution using an extended pre-release and release schedule to be communicated. As noted, The Unseen Hand is being planned for a December release in e-book, print (Amazon only), and audio (I now have the means to produce this format and intend to do so for this series, more to come about this). Book three, entitled The Nine Jewel Heist, is most likely pushed back to first quarter of 2023 at the earliest.

 

    • The Bow of Hart Saga books in wide print with a pre-release event – The event was intended to be a Kickstarter, but will likely slide due to time and energy constraints until next year. No change with this expectation.
    • The Bow of Hart Saga bundle will be available on holiday special with some additional content, and possibly in a special print edition. This holiday bundle is still on target and will be a 30% discount on the ebook version compared to the ebook price for the total cost of the individual books together. Also, it appears that Podium Audio will release a bundle audio book edition which may be discounted. I’ll follow up with more details as they become available. Additionally, the bundle will have its own cover which is due from the artist soon. This will also be shared ASAP when it arrives. Special print editions for both paperback and hard cover on Kindle remain in the plans too. I’ll announce these developments when the time comes. Bonus content for readers will be included in this special edition (e-book and print only since the audio cannot be changed).
  • Find The Bow of Hart Saga on Amazon

    Find The Bow of Hart Saga on Amazon

    • All Things Forgotten, book one of Treasure Stolen – Returned with print as part of a pre-release and release schedule to be communicated. On hold, I will schedule this during 2023 at this point due to limited time this year, however, I plan to do more to develop more of the series by the time it arrives so there will be 2-3 books ready in short succession). I will begin work on a cover soon, just so I will keep working on this project.
    • A Charm in the Hand, Book 1 of The Black Glove Assassin with print as part of a pre-release and a regular release schedule to be communicated later. On hold, I will schedule this during 2023 at this point due to limited time this year, however, I plan to do more to develop more of the series by the time it arrives so there will be 2-3 books ready in short succession).
    • Doors into Fantasy anthology #2 – this is one of my own anthologies to be completed by an editor for publication when ready. Update: This is a short project, so I still intend to release it this year, it just needs a cover and the content polished. It seems pretty simple, but that thing with distractions and brain fog are hanging around. This is expected during November with a change to the series title which will be announced soon.
    • Also of note, there will be new covers for Trading Knives and What Is Needed in the near future. I’ll share when I have them, possibly next month. I’m still working on the cover for Trading Knives and What Is Needed is still in the works. The cover will be for a bundle of these two prequels. I have that and will announce the availability of the edition as soon as possible. Audio could be a possibility.
    • I have about three short stories I’d like to draft, but where’s the time. It would be nice to write at least one of them and submit it to a few short story markets yet this year. This is not likely to happen this year unless I start doing more than I have which leaves this doubtful. This is looking doubtful unless I get some time as I clear a few hurdles.
    • One thought I have about releasing all of the series starters is to run a Kickstarter that covers 2023 releases so readers can have an opportunity to receive special edition copies and swag boxes. It’s a thought, but will take some energy and completing the books I have in the works. However, I’m thinking I’ll run a Kickstarter to launch my imprint with special print editions and one for a year-long schedule of new releases otherwise so I have time to complete what books I have and begin drafting more. Two to four releases in a year would be ambitious, but I’ve got that many books drafted already. I’m still interested in doing this, but it will depend on how much I complete the rest of the year. However, it’s a good goal and will affect my long-term release schedule.

Conclusion

That’s it for updates. I looking at three projects coming out during the next two months and I seem to be on track with that. Once these are in flight or released, I should know more about my upcoming plans.

PH