News from fantasy author Tracy Falbe

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Releasing This Week for Kindle, iBooks, Nook - Beginnings Box Set: Three Fantasy Series Starters

Until September 6th, the Beginnings Box Set: Three Fantasy Series Starters by Tracy Falbe is available for only $0.99 as a preorder at Kindle, iBooks & Nook. Order today and get 3 full length fantasy ebooks sent to your reading device this Saturday.
Since 1997 I've been writing fantasy novels. I'm about to release my tenth. Readers who enjoy characters that feel real, adventure and magic can now delve into all three of my series in the Beginnings Box Set. This collection of fantasy ebooks totals over 500,000 words. Each novel in it starts a series. You can enjoy Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale as a stand-alone story even though it's now the basis for my newest series Werewolves in the Renaissance that will continue in November with the release of Journey of the Hunted.

In Rys Rising: Book I you'll enter the world of the rys, the magical race I developed for eight of my fantasy novels.

Then in Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I you'll re-enter the rys world over two thousand years after the events in the Rys Rising series.

Here's more about the novels:

 



Rys Rising: Book I 
Indulge yourself and read this sumptuous epic told from many angles. A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk.


Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I
The epic begins as Dreibrand Veta and the conquering Horde of the Atrophane Empire reach a mythic Wilderness that beckons with a magical call to glory. But Onja, Queen of the rys, a race far more powerful than the greatest human state, guards this land. She has the power to imprison souls and her genocidal rage is legendary. Everything is at risk for her desperate enemies, the union of renegades.



Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale
Thal is wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting but still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.
How does preordering work?

On release day this Saturday, you will be charged the $0.99 for the box set and then it will be available on your ebook reader. Just follow the link to the retailer of your choice and preorder the box set. For such a low price there's almost no risk and you just might fall in love with my fiction. I've got many more stories if you like my style.

Order now for only $0.99 and enjoy reading some epic fantasy this weekend. 

Apple iBooks (Over 50 countries have access to ibooks. Works on iPad, iPhone, and Mac computers.)
Nook US
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle Canada
Kindle Australia
Kindle Germany
Kindle France


Why would I preorder this box set?

Because other readers have found my novels enormously entertaining AND I'm going to have to raise the price after the official release. I can't keep giving this away for only $0.99. That's why the preorder deal is so good.







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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Scribd Co-Founder Envisions Better Book Discovery



I've been following the news for Scribd more closely since my books entered its subscription service. This summer I started earning money from Scribd, and I believe that ebook subscription services are going to be a substantial part of the reading future.

In the recent article Scribd overhauls its ebook subscription service to help you find interesting reads the co-founder and CTO Jared Friedman said, “With subscription services, I think there’s a real opportunity to drive a lot more exposure to the backlist. That’s why we feel there’s such a great opportunity at the combination of services and better book discovery.”

Scribd says it uses a combination of personalization algorithms based on an individual's reading history to create recommendations mixing human judgment and data-driven choices.

But what's most crucial to the subscription experience, in my opinion, is that no single reading choice involves money. The person pays the same whether he or she samples 12 books in an evening or 1. As a Scribd user I can confirm how this increases my likelihood of reading something. At the slightest whim I slip something into my library if I fancy it at all. This does not happen when I'm shopping in a normal retail environment and must pay each time I pick something out.

This makes Scribd an exciting experience for a book lover. Yes, there's a monthly cost, but it's nothing like buying individual items. In general I like subscription services. Ever since I started Netflix, I've ceased buying DVDs or Blurays. I don't want them cluttering up my home until the format changes again and they become useless.

As an author I'm hoping to sustain a steady steam of income from Scribd. I realize as an obscure artist it is difficult for someone to choose my novels over a favorite author. Readers are fussy about what they want and shy of unknowns. But in Scribd, there's nothing to lose when you look at one of my books. And much to gain. Some people love my fiction and buy every novel in my series.

You can view a sample of Rys Rising: Book I right here within the Scribd system.





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Monday, August 25, 2014

Kindle Box Sets - Selection of Collections by My Facebook Friends

 

Because I am releasing a fantasy box set soon, I asked some of my author friends on Facebook about theirs today. To help get some great reads under the noses of more readers, I'm listing our kindle box sets below. There is a good selection: epic fantasy, political thrillers, romance, paranormal, and true crime. (Please confirm prices before buying. Our box set deals can be ephemeral.)

Box sets are popular because they deliver so much value. And unlike that sale on bananas you don't have to worry about stocking up on good books. Winter is coming...


Beginnings Box Set: Three Fantasy Series Starters by Tracy Falbe


Two Epic fantasy and  one Historical fantasy for $0.99
(Preorder price good until Sept. 6 release)

Contains the novels Rys Rising: Book I, Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I, and Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale




Enter Tracy Falbe’s fantasy worlds through three different doors. She brings the folklore of Renaissance Bohemia to life in Werelord Thal that can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Then Rys Rising and Union of Renegades begin two series Rys Rising and The Rys Chronicles that she spent 15 years creating. At over half a million words, the Beginnings Box Set offers epic entertainment at a tremendous value.

 

Collection One by Dale Amidei


Four Political Thrillers for $5.99

Contains the novels The Anvil of the Craftsman, The Britteridge Heresy, Killing Doctor Jon, and Operation Naji. I personally read and enjoyed The Anvil of the Craftsman and reviewed it here last year. Amidei is a skilled writer with diverse characters. I find his action and pacing immaculate and the religious themes he works with thought-provoking.





Sugar and Sin Bundle by Stacey Joy Netzel, Kristine Cayne, L.C. Giroux, Liz Matis, C.C. Mackenzie, and Nana Malone


Six Romances for $5.99

Contains the novels Chasin' Mason, Deadly Addiction, His Lady Godiva, Love By Design, Run Rosie Run, and Sexy in Stilettos.




Joe Bruno's Mobsters - Six Volume Set by Joe Bruno


Six True Crime Stories for $4.97

This boxed set contains Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps – Volumes 1, 2, and 3 – New York City, The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal and Why, Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apple, and Mob Wives – Fuhgeddaboudit!





Addictive Paranormal Reads: 10-author/1,000 page Paranormal Box Set by Nana Malone, Natalie G. Owens, Gregory Carrico, Stacey Joy Netzel, Lizzie Starr, Rhonda Hopkins, C.C. MacKenzie, Meredith Bond, Sheila Seabrook, and Anna Erishkigal


Ten Paranormal Stories for $0.99

This box set contains Rising Above, Something to Live For, King of Rats: A Short Story, Reluctant Protector, Dead Lily Blooms: A Short Story, The Consuming: A Short Story, Storm on the Horizon, Big Trouble in China, The Valentine Grinch, and Angel of Death: A Love Story.





Read more about the Beginnings Box Set: Three Fantasy Series Starters with excerpts at this blog.


A note from Tracy Falbe: Be the first to know about my new releases and special sales at Brave Luck Books. Join the Readers' List. Ebooks and audiobooks available worldwide. Print in select countries.

Sample the fantasy fiction of Tracy Falbe

Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I

Download the free ebook and get a copy emailed to you.

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FREE PDF

FREE Kindle Mobi

Additionally, you can download Union of Renegades from these ebook retailers:

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Apple iBooks

Kindle

Nook

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Rys Rising: Book I

Download the free ebook and get a copy emailed to you.

FREE Epub

FREE PDF

FREE Kindle Mobi

Additionally, find Rys Rising: Book I at these retailers for $2.99:

Smashwords

Apple iBooks

Kindle

Nook

Kobo

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