Change of frequency

Okay, so with editing, work and other commitments, I am going to start posting here once a fortnight. I’ll try and squeeze everything in for you all.

First of all, though,

Dark Dimensions

We are now in Barns & Noble and Books a Million! Woohoo! And we have a new cover! Still available through Amazon and Amazon.com.au. Haven’t looked at Amazon.co.uk, but I know a book has been sold there, so it must be available!

I want to thank everyone who has bought a copy and please, introduce others to it. I wish you all great enjoyment of it.

Also, news for you, I have almost finished editing Dark Reign, the sequel. I am still waiting on beta readers to complete their feedback, then it will be going to an editor and then the publisher!

We do still have something else to look forward to before that happens:

Heart of Deception

I can’t wait for it to come out! 😀

It’s exciting to have another book out and if you’re not into sci fi or vampires, don’t worry, there’s nothing like this in Heart of Deception – and if you think it’s a romance, I hope you won’t be disappointed.

News

So, we all know Dark Dimensions is out there on Amazon and Amazon Australia and, again, thank you all who bought it and those who are still meaning to!

But this is out in 32 days at:

https://www.amazon.com.au/Heart-Deception-Consequences-Book-1-ebook/dp/B098PMXY76/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=heart+of+deception&qid=1625704166&sr=8-5

and:https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Deception-Consequences-Book-1-ebook/dp/B098PMXY76/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=j+a+duxbury&qid=1625704366&sr=8-5

It will be available on Amazon and Amazon Australia. Waiting on a video to share with you all!

I’m soooooo excited about this.

I will admit, this is why I missed a post. It was too close not to wait!

It’s still c-c-c-cold

But it’s Simon’s birthday! Well, Monday’s the big day but today we took him out to play minigolf in Midland followed by Grill’d for lunch.

What a great day it was – we had great friends and family and I have no idea who won. I did a few really good rounds and at least Simon was one of the few who got holes in one.

We celebrated Simon’s 50th birthday and he had an absolute ball!

In other news, John McKay’s book, The Venom Protocols is due out tomorrow, 27 June 2021. It’s a gritty, hard look at life as an assassin for the underbelly of New York in the 1980s.

Available through Amazon.com and Amazon.com.au as an e-book and paperback. Gritty writing and well put together.

I’m going, now, to relax after walking around for over an hour during mini-golf!

Camp

Now, don’t get the wrong idea – I’m talking about Camp National Novel Writing Month.

This takes place yearly in April and July – sort of a warm-up for National Novel Writing Month.

And, I’ve signed up for Camp.

Now, with Heart of Deception and Dark Reign at beta readers, I’ve dragged Delta Recoveries from the mothballs and will be working on that.

Before I do, I’m rewriting Dragons on the Gold Coast (not permanent title) to keep myself occupied before July!

On a health note, I have dropped roughly 5 kilos which I am happily surprised at doing!

And just a reminder that this is a little over 1 month away from being published!

Questions about writing

One of the things I’ve been asked about is where my ideas come from. Another is what is my genre.

So, I usually answer the second one first, saying that my chosen genre is science fiction – space opera style, but not necessarily.

Then I explain. A lot of my ideas come from my dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to places I haven’t been before. Sometimes they’re quite detailed, sometimes not.

Some of them are adaptable to stories and those I definitely write down. Mind you, some of them I start to write down and realise they really are ridiculous and I wipe the file out.

But this means that my genre is now all genres depending on my dream. Usually there is a lot of action, like take the one last night – although, if you have arachnaphobia, maybe not. There were spiders in there and they were unusual. There were two species – one a vivid lime green and black and the other vivid lemon yellow and black. Not very big but you could certainly notice them.

That was only one dream, though. The one after that was about a road trip – but it wasn’t about the trip, it was about the overnight stay and how complicated and complex it can be to have about 10 people staying in different apartment-type accommodation in a motel by a lake. Oh, and did I mention it was a learning trip, where you had to attend lectures? I’m sure I’d rather the spiders in real life – in fact, I swear I saw one of them at the motel. I swear I saw one of the green and blacks in the souvenir shop of the motel …

Success

Okay, sorry I’m late – been very busy last week. And, excited!

Dark Dimensions debuted at #1 when it released on 18 April 2021.

Thank you to everyone who helped make that possible, especially those who bought my book. I would be very honoured if you could all spread the word and leave reviews on Amazon for the books.

For those who are still looking for the links, here they are:

Amazon Australia:

https://www.amazon.com.au/Dark-Dimensions-Clans-Conflict-Book-ebook/dp/B08P6N5C22/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=j+a+duxbury&qid=1619392306&sr=8-1

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Dimensions-Clans-Conflict-Book-ebook/dp/B08P6N5C22/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=j+a+duxbury&qid=1619392379&sr=8-1

On with other news. I have finally finished Dark Reign, the sequel to Dark Dimensions. I am giving myself until the end of April before I look at the draft and begin editing it.

Dark Reign has been a project I have worked on for 5 years, starting it, restarting it, stopping it, then restarting it again until a friend looked at what I had and helped me realise I was writing from the wrong Point of View. Once I realised that, I had it finished in 2 months in amongst work. Now I will take my time in editing.

After all, Heart of Deception is out on 9 August 2021 and Legacy of Risks is out on 22 February 2022 and, yes, that is deliberate!

I am still not sure which my next work will be but I spent last night altering one of my older pieces so that it is first person from 2 characters’ points of view. Needs a vast tidy-up because it does intensify the storyline but that was the idea.

But I’ve still got other ones to work on, so there might be a swap on the cards.