Friday, August 11, 2017

Book Two Progress Check!

 Good Morning! Here's the update on Children of the Guardians (CoG).

 We finished the first pass of corrections made on the final proof, and it is going to the primary editor
for the last look, which shouldn’t take very long. Then we move to the book reviewer phase which takes 3 months. This gives them time to read the book and publish their reviews before the book is released. Book One lacked reviews which affected sales over time. We anticipate that this approach will launch CoG to a broader base, and relaunch Book One. In the meantime, I will be releasing a series of character interviews through this blog. This will be similar to interviews of actors who play a roll in a movie, only, in reality, it will be me having a conversation with myself. Strange, but I’m looking forward to this!

CoG is pretty much set at 660 pages. It is a big book, but I broke it up into easy-to-read scenes that are titled. I'm debating at this time whether or not to include a Table of Contents. It would be helpful, but that is a discussion I still need to have with my publisher. 

Here is the final back cover to CoG:

Evil Returns…
An epic struggle erupts! The time for revenge draws near. Who will survive as the very fate of humanity is at stake?
Children of the Guardians is an incredible intergalactic tale about the classic struggle of good vs. evil. Nearly 150 years have passed since Arturo mysteriously murdered two Guardians and stole their Crystal Skulls. The year is now 2027, and the G`Alad has strategically positioned themselves politically and physically to take control of the Earth, but they must first find and destroy the last Pyraportal that protects the peaceful Balsarius.
Meanwhile, Guardian Ana must prepare to fight back against her estranged grandson, Arturo. Ana has fled to keep her new charges from falling to the temptations of the evil-tainted weapons that now control the G`Alad and Arturo. Will Ana have enough time to train this new generation of Guardians, or will Ares and Arturo destroy them before they begin? Can Ana and her charges fight this alone – or will she need help from the great beyond? Will the goodly Balsarius defeat the evil G`Alad? The ancient Holy Warrior, Shihan Marcus Kahn returns from 300 years of stasis to face his past, and once again wage war against Admiral Ares and his massive fleet.
Children of the Guardians is the epic sequel to Guardians of the Crystal Skulls. Continue on this suspenseful adventure to save not only the Universe but the very souls of humanity.

Harmonic Wars: BOOK ONE Guardians of the Crystal Skulls is now on sale through http://3lpublishing.flyingcart.com/?p=detail&pid=68&cat_id= and it is also in all e-book formats.
Stay tuned for more to come!
~D.B. Stearns, Author