Monday, January 25, 2016

And it's here

Get your copy of the complete Spire City, Season Two: Pursued today. Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Kobo (and others)

Targeted by a mad scientist's deadly serum, these outcasts band together to uncover the truth and to fight back. 
Spire City is home to mighty machines of steam power and clockwork, and giant beetles pull picturesque carriages over cobbled streets, but there is a darker secret behind these wonders. A deadly infection, created by a mad scientist, is spreading through the city, targeting the poor and powerless, turning them slowly into animals. A group of those infected by the serum join together to survive, to trick the wealthy out of their money, and to fight back. 
Months have passed since the confrontation with the sleepless Mint, and now Orgood is becoming more aggressive again in infecting the people on the streets and pursuing those who have already been infected. Can those in the Weave answer in kind, or will the attempt wipe them all out? Find out in Season Two: Pursued. 
This sequel to Spire City, Season One: Infected includes all thirteen episodes of the second season of this steampunk-fantasy series. The series will conclude with Spire City, Season Three: Unwoven.
You can get Season One: Infected at the same bookstores as well: Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Kobo (and others)



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Season Two Bundle, cover art and pre-order!

Here's the cover art for Season Two: Pursued! Once again, love the work done by KMD Web Designs.

But wait, that's not all...

The book is available for pre-order from the various Smashwords' affiliates, including Smashwords itself and Barnes & Noble. And it appears that it may have even been released early from CreateSpace, so if you're looking for the print version, you might be able to get a physical copy even before the book is officially released.

While I like the serial nature of this project, I hear from many readers who say they'd rather wait until the whole season is out and read it in a more traditional way. And that's fine with me, if it's what you prefer. So now is the time to put in your pre-order or even order a physical copy and (potentially) get started on reading it sooner.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Spire City review

Google Alerts notified me to this in-depth review of Season One: http://galleywampus.com/review-spire-city-season-one-infected-by-daniel-ausema/

It has some caveats. Is the series a slow burn? An unconventional approach in some ways, that might take getting used to? Yeah, that's a fair statement, and I'm perfectly OK with that. But the reviewer ultimately found it highly rewarding, and one he's going to recommend to others. So I'm quite thrilled with the review.
Chels is our main character, she is an immigrant orphan girl whose only real family is a bunch of misfits that are brought together by the fact they have all been touched by a virus that turns a regular human into an actual animal. She lives in a world where the rich and the powerful do not care about the poor and the weak and this brings me to an interesting observation about this book. I cannot help, but feel that Daniel Ausema was making some sort of social commentary on our world and society within his fictional world as a lot of elements he touches upon are very relevant in modern society.
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Daniel Ausema has crafted a really interesting tale that is both amazing and terrifying all at once; I can’t help, but be excited by it.
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...then you’re left with a memorable story that will leave you, wanting more. I’m definitely going to recommend this one to my friends. If you enjoyed the book, as much as, I have you really want to read the follow-ups Season Two: Pursued and the upcoming Season Three: Unwoven.
Most excellent.