Goodreads Paperback Giveaway of The Untenable

Goodreads Paperback Giveaway of The Untenable

I’m running a giveaway for The Untenable (Erafeen, #2) on Goodreads until August 6th. You have 17 days to enter. Five copies will be shipped to randomly chosen winners, and you can be one of them. All you have to do is enter the giveaway below.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Untenable by David F. Farris

The Untenable

by David F. Farris

Giveaway ends August 06, 2017.

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Pre-Order Locations for The Untenable (Erafeen, #2)

Pre-Order Locations for The Untenable (Erafeen, #2)

If you missed last night’s blog post about the cover, title, and release date reveal of Erafeen #2, READ IT. It’s a big update with a LOT of information (such as the book’s summary) and pretty pictures!

Here are a few of the headlines from that post:

Title: The Untenable (Erafeen, #2)
Release Date: August 6th, 2017
A single pretty picture:

While you’ll get more looks at the cover by looking at last night’s blog, you can still get a good grasp of it from this image. This blog post is more focused on giving you the pre-order links. Reminder that pre-orders are only for the eBook version. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until August 6th to buy the paperback. I will update the list as the links are made available to me.

Amazon Kindle
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Apple iTunes
Kobo
Smashwords
Inktera

Don’t forget that The Jestivan (Erafeen, #1) is FREE—as an eBook—on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.

Erafeen #2’s Cover, Title, & Release Date

Erafeen #2’s Cover, Title, & Release Date

The Untenable (Erafeen, #2)

Release date: August 6th, 2017
Pre-Order (eBook) on Amazon Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Smashwords, or Kobo
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More locations soon.

And there it is, ladies and gents. The Untenable is the second book in the epic fantasy series, Erafeen. I must once again thank Alessandro Brunelli for illustrating an absolutely stunning cover that perfectly captures the tone of this book.

The Untenable—while still fun, quirky, and magical—delves head-first into darker subject matter. The members of the Jestivan explore their somber pasts filled with heartbreak and tragedy as their families begin to enter the fold. And of course the world around them is falling apart during all of it.

One of the most exciting features of The Untenable is the introduction of the world’s magic system to the reader. Yes, you get a scientific breakdown and everything. On top of this, Kuki Sphaira’s rich history is further explored as power players around the world take their positions. Pre-Order the eBook on Amazon, iTunes, Nook, Smashwords, or Kobo (more to come soon).

Here’s the summary of The Untenable:

Bryson LeAnce and the rest of the Jestivan just escaped death’s grips at the hands of a foreign king and his divine protector. But they needed help. Now they return to Phesaw limping and wounded with more loss than just pride: Phesaw is down a member.

Thankful to still be alive, the Jestivan begin training harder than ever while dealing with their own issues. When family strikes a chord with a number of members, they must navigate an ambiguous trail of morality and loyalty, and not lose sight of what really matters.

The world begins to reshape itself as centuries of peace finally hit a wall. With a king’s demise, the door has been blown open for a new leader. And power players across the world are trying to reach their hands into the pot, strategically positioning themselves to grab a spot atop the Light Realm’s bastard kingdom.

Meanwhile, Dev Assassins lurk in the farthest reaches of Phesaw’s campus, multiple kingdoms fall victim to unknown rogues, and a man’s forces grow in numbers as he sculpts a hierarchy to his hodgepodge crew.

While the eBook will be available for pre-order, the paperback won’t be available for purchase until the book publishes (August 6th). I’m sorry.

If you’re reading this and haven’t read the first book yet, then go ahead and grab a copy for free at Amazon.

Should I give you more pictures for fun? Okay.

Final Revision Layer Completed

Final Revision Layer Completed

I’m exhausted. Listen, I love my story, world, and characters, but when you read through a book five times in the span of two months, you kind of want to rip your eyes out of your skull.

With that said, it was worth it. It’s what you have to do to make sure you give the readers the very best. And now I have good news. The last layer of editing is completed. I’ve built, fine-tuned, and tested the content; now it comes down to polishing. That would be the formatting … or turning the manuscript into an actual book, adding the front matter (maps, table of contents, publisher information, etc.), and other little things that are necessary.

Meanwhile, my illustrator is making progress on the book cover. It is looking GORGEOUS. And once I finish formatting the book, I can give him the proper dimensions to finish the book’s spine.

We’re well on our way to Erafeen #2’s release, and I want all of you to stay tuned for the cover and title reveal because it’s coming within the month.

Man I’m excited. We’re picking off these roadblocks one-by-one.

I should be ashamed of how long it’s been since I last used a Michael Scott gif.

Remember that The Jestivan (Erafeen, #1) is FREE on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes/iBook, Smashwords, Kobo, and NoiseTrade. The paperback is also available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-A-Million.

And as always, don’t forget to leave me a review on Amazon or Goodreads after reading my book. It helps more than anything else!

Well that’s it guys and gals. Thanks for motivating me to keep going. Have an ethical day.

Small Update

Small Update

Hey friends.

This will be quick, nothing major. I recently released images of the new maps that will be featured in Erafeen #2 (click here if you missed it). Get your first look at the Cyn, Passion, Still, and Archaic Kingdoms.

Alessandro, the illustrator for my book covers, sent me some mock-ups today of what he’s been working on. All I can say is that it’s going to be beautiful and will set the tone for how the story feels, and I can’t wait to show the finished product with all of you—and that includes a title release, so I don’t have to keep calling it “Erafeen #2”.

Sadly, I’m in the middle of a fourth read-through of Erafeen #2. We’re now on the book’s fourth draft, and it should be the last. Or at least I hope so. My brain has turned to mush. As proud as I am of this story, reading it four times in a row is … ugh. Especially after the gazillion times I’ve read through bits and pieces of it as I wrote it.

So that’s all I have tonight. Remember that The Jestivan is still free on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, and NoiseTrade, or by subscribing to my newsletter.

Have an ethical day.

New Maps for Erafeen #2 (Brand New Content)

New Maps for Erafeen #2 (Brand New Content)

So you’ve all seen the maps of Phesaw (the Light Realm’s school), the Intel Kingdom, and Dev Kingdom. You also saw a diagram of Kuki Sphaira (the world) as a whole. They were in The Jestivan (Erafeen, #1) because they were relative to that book.

Well Erafeen #2 adds even more maps for you to soak in—four to be exact—since you’ll be traveling a lot of places. And congratulations … this is the grand reveal—the FIRST LOOK—of the Cyn, Still, Passion, and Archaic Kingdoms! Remember that these are “floating islands in the sky”, so if you want a full image of the entire world and how it’s structured, CLICK HERE.





I’m so excited to share this with all of you! Of course these are only the four new maps. If you want to see the other maps that are included in Book #1, CLICK HERE.

In other news:

  • My illustrator and I have gotten in touch about Erafeen #2’s cover design. He’s starting sketches within the next two days. It will likely be a 2-week process, dealing with sketches, thumbnails, and different drafts of the cover. When that is finished, I will reveal both the cover design and the title of Erafeen #2 at the same time!
  • I finished sifting through my editor’s revisions of the 2nd half of Erafeen #2. This means all I have to do now is read through a couple more times to proofread—check for missed typos or tiny grammatical errors … possibly polish up a few things.

The process is moving fast, and I’ve learned a lot from my first rodeo back in 2015 when I was working toward releasing The Jestivan.

Another reminder …  Prepare for Erafeen #2 by getting The Jestivan eBook for FREE at all these locations:

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Apple iBooks
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Editor has returned Erafeen #2!

Editor has returned Erafeen #2!

This is exciting for a few reasons. Obviously it means I’ve completed another step of the editing process. The third draft is almost finished. I have to go through his edits of the second half of the book (the first half has been done). I just spent the last 4 hours doing that and made a lot of progress, so that should be finished in the next couple days.

Once that’s done, it’s on to simple proofreading—finding the few typos that might still exist or fixing minor grammatical errors.

But the REAL reason why this news is so exciting is that it means I get to reach out to my illustrator now! What does that mean for all of you? You’ll be getting a book cover and title reveal in the coming weeks! HELL YES. FINALLY.

This also marks the beginning of formatting. I’ll work on typing up the book’s front matter (title page, copyright page, chapter list, maps, etc.) and making sure the interior looks clean.

IMPORTANT: IF ANYONE WANTS TO READ ERAFEEN #2 BEFORE ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE, LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR EMAIL (or you can email me by using the address on my author page). I can’t promise everyone a copy though. And the catch for receiving an early copy is that you must review it (Amazon or Goodreads) when the book publishes.

Other news:

I’ve made progress on my side project (a secret novel). However, that might slow down now that I have Erafeen #2 back in my hands since that will receive my focus.

The Jestivan (Erafeen, #1) is FREE on Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Apple iBooks/iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, and Noisetrade, or by subscribing to my email newsletter (which would be awesome if you did).

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Book Review – Six of Crows

Book Review – Six of Crows

Book title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

My Rating: 4/5 StarsClick to Purchase

As an author, of course I love to read. Here’s a little review for you guys and gals.

Um, brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

There was a depth to the characters that is hard to come by in YA fantasy. Each character had their own quirk, their own persona that made them them. There were no cookie cutter molds that they were shaped from, and Bardugo did a fascinating job avoiding a lot of the stereotypes of YA fantasy.

I’m not going to say too much, but this was such a breath of fresh air. Kaz Brekker and Inej are two of the most brilliantly crafted characters, and the dynamic between the two of them is orchestrated beautifully–once or twice it’s touching, sometimes it hurts, most of the time it’s frustrating in the most alluring of ways for a reader.

Downside? The ending was very, very predictable and there weren’t any breathtaking twists, which is the reason for my 4 stars instead of 5 … lots of in-your-face action though. But the journey you take with the characters should make up for it.

And so many good quotes.

Increasing My Efficiency

Increasing My Efficiency

I’ve found myself working on my secret novel over the past few days while my editor has Erafeen #2. After finishing the first draft of Erafeen #2 a couple months ago, I wanted to make it my mission to up the efficiency of not only my editing, marketing, and promoting of the book, but also any of my future writing—the most important aspect as an author.

And I’ve been doing well so far. Granted, I’m not writing 8-10,000 words a day, but I’m up there. And with each day, it becomes easier to write more words. It’s something you must train your mind to be able to do. Use the force, you feel me?

That’s all I have for now. I simply wanted to let everyone know that I didn’t forget you, so I wrote up a quick little blog. The Jestivan is still free on every major platform or by subscribing to my Email newsletter. Make sure you check it out.

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Progress Updates (Free eBook, Author’s Newsletter)

Progress Updates (Free eBook, Author’s Newsletter)

A lot has happened over the past couple days, or at least it feels that way on my end. It may not look like much when I explain and show it all, but believe me when I say it was a pain in the rear end to figure out.

The gist of it all is this: The Jestivan is free (as an ebook—paperback is still $11), and there are countless ways to grab the deal. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, there are a slew of websites participating—and yes, I mean the big ones such as Kindle (Amazon), Nook (Barnes & Noble), iBooks (Apple), Kobo, and Smashwords. You can also find it on NoiseTrade now.

But I’ve added another option today by starting an Author’s Newsletter. If you SIGN UP, you’ll instantly receive a PDF of The Jestivan (Erafeen, #1) for free. Then on top of that, you’ll be the first to receive updates and offers from me. Release dates, book cover reveals, pre-order links, blog posts, and anything else that might be of major importance … Newsletter subscribers get them first … Those perks. Even Professor Snape is loving his subscription!

In other news, I’ve been illustrating maps for the relevant kingdoms in Erafeen #2. These include the Passion, Archaic, Still, and Cyn Kingdoms. The Dev and Intel Kingdoms, of course, were already made for The Jestivan. With Kuki Sphaira (the world that Erafeen is set in), there are several maps since the world is a ball of air with floating islands. (If you want to learn about the world, click HERE.)

Also, always remember that an honest review on Amazon or Goodreads (or any of the platforms my book is sold on) is more beneficial to me than anything else as an author.