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Month: May 2017



DRUM ROLL, PLEASE….. Br-br-br-br-br-br-br-br-br-br … That doesn’t sound anything like a drum roll. Well, if there’s one thing you’ll learn from my blog posts, it’s that Michael Scott does it better, always.

In 2-3 weeks, The Jestivan will have brand new cover art! This time, done by a professional designer and not myself. However, I must say that my own design wasn’t that bad.

What does this mean for you, the readers?

Well it means hurry up and get your hands on a paperback of the current copy because it won’t be available for far too much longer. Then you’ll feel sad when the current cover becomes old, then vintage, then RARE AND VALUABLE LIKE THE LOST CITY OF…


Ok, that might be an exaggeration. But the point is this: If you want the current cover, you have two weeks. Otherwise, you’ll have to settle for the newer version, and while it might look better, it won’t have that exclusivity.

Oh, and the eBook is still FREE until the end of tomorrow night. You can also purchase the paperback version at that link.

Other updates:

  1. I’m in the process of self-editing Erafeen #2 still.
  2. I recently made a short vlog, which I will link at the end of this post. If you want more vlog’s, let me know.
  3. Shout-out to my beautiful girlfriend.
  4. Shout-out to my mom.
  5. Shout-out to GBA
  6. I’m happy.
Extending the FREE BOOK OFFER (May 2nd-6th)

Extending the FREE BOOK OFFER (May 2nd-6th)

I’ve seen so much success from this free eBook promotion that I’ve decided to extend it for two more days! The Jestivan is FREE until 11:59 P.M. PST, May 6th. Lost in all of this madness is the reason for me doing this: I completed the first draft of Erafeen #2 about a week ago, so this is my celebration gift to all of you.

Last day, ladies and gents

Last day, ladies and gents

Quickly posting this before I sprint drive entirely too fast to work.

This is the LAST DAY to get The Jestivan eBook for FREEEEEEE. Click HERE if you want to grab it before it costs money again.

Also, the book cover will change in the coming two weeks. So if you want to make sure you have an original first edition paperback, you might want to purchase it within the next 7-14 days. You’ll never be able to get this cover again, and you’ll be able to say you have an original.


I’m super excited for the new book cover’s reveal. It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

We’re also getting close to the start of the Goodreads giveaway for the paperback. Be on the lookout for that.


Climbing the Amazon charts!

Climbing the Amazon charts!

Good news. No more than a day into the promotion, and The Jestivan has found itself at #17 on the “Best Sellers for Epic Fantasy (Free)” list.

Thank you to anybody who has contributed or is thinking about it. The best news is that there are still 2 days remaining in the promotion, so make sure you take advantage of the OFFER.

Once again, thank you.

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A few MAJOR updates!

A few MAJOR updates!


The Jestivan is FREE right now, and it only lasts until the end of the day, May 4th. Get a hold of the free eBook HERE. There will also be a fancy infographic-link at the end of this post.

Also, there will be a Goodreads giveaway of a HARD COPY (paperback) of The Jestivan starting in ONE WEEK, available in US and Canada. I’ll also post an infographic-link at the end.

Lastly, I’ve added a “Subscribe” feature to the sidepanel of my webpage. Just go ahead and take a glance to your right. If you type your email into that box and hit “Submit”, you’ll land updates, news, and offers from ME.

That’s all I’ve got for you right now! If you want more details, scroll down a little bit. I’ve made a few blog posts in the past week that explain everything in more depth. 😉

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Jestivan by David F. Farris

The Jestivan

by David F. Farris

Giveaway ends May 16, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

The Jestivan will be free for 3 days!

The Jestivan will be free for 3 days!

Did you read the news? The first draft of Erafeen #2 is finished, so how should we celebrate? Pfft. Forget giveaways. Forget discounts. The ebook for The Jestivan (Erafeen, #1) will be FREE for 3 days on Amazon from May 2nd-4th!!!!

Even Michael Scott realizes the scale of such an announcement. 93,000 words, 10 kingdoms, dozens of characters, magic, and intricate plot-lines all for the cost of … NOTHING. And it’s all to prepare to you for Erafeen #2. So I advise that you CLICK HERE to get to reading! You want to make sure you beat Michael Scott there.



Oh how I hate this part of the process. Monotonous and boring; self-revision is the equivalent of being a permanent cashier mentor—if such a cruel position even exists. And if it does, my thoughts are with those poor bastards. You’re low on cash; call for a Code 40. Yes, I know you still have two singles left, but what happens when a customer gives you a five and needs four dollars in change? Oh. 8 quarters, you say? … no. Rinse and repeat.

In fact, I’ve plunged so deep into the fiery pits of self-revision hell, that I’ve grabbed onto my blog as the only source of momentary escape. Sure, I could hop on Xbox or surf Twitter, but then that wouldn’t feel productive. With this option, I at least feel like I’m providing content. Whether this content is meaningful or meaningless is up for you to decide.

I suppose what’s forcing me to continue revising/editing is the utter lack of television entertainment. As my girlfriend is with food—she has yet to ever eat a sandwich in her life—I’m extremely picky with the shows I choose to watch. Unless it’s a comedy, I’m highly critical of plot-lines and the way they’re delivered. Here are some shows I currently watch or have watched in completion (excluding comedies):

  • Shameless
  • Game of Thrones
  • Black Sails
  • Breaking Bad
  • Teen Wolf (which has been disappointing as of late)
  • Hannibal
  • Orphan Black
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Westworld
  • Stranger Things

Here are shows that I’ve given a try, but they eventually ended up too stale or aggravating:

  • The Vampire Diaries (Gave up a few episodes into Season 5)
  • The 100 (Watched 9 episodes of the first season)
  • The Leftovers (10 minutes into episode 2, and I was done)
  • Arrow (I was finished after the first 2 episodes of the 2nd season)
  • American Horror Story (Somehow, I didn’t finish the first season, but I’m willing to go back)

If you see a trend in the shows I’ve finished or keep up with, then feel free to offer suggestions that are similar. I’m looking for any excuse to run away from these revisions, and a 6-season long marathon could do exactly that.

Until next time, PEACE.