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So, I finished my cover for my fantasy novelette, “Suriax.” You can take a look at it on my website, www.wotpast.com.  Now, while I am waiting for my husband to finish his edits so I can go through it one last time to make my own final edits, I found myself in between projects and decided to go ahead and get a head start on my next book, “Wolf of the Future.” This will be book three in my Spirit of the Wolf series. I began typing yesterday and am almost to 3,000 words. I am hoping to have a rough draft done by the end of March. For those of you familiar with the series, this story will focus in on Mara and her past. You will also learn the truth about who Durante is. If all goes well, I should finish this book much sooner than anticipated. Here’s to a busy year of writing.

–A.D. McLain

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My book “Wolf of the Present” is now availabe on Amazon Kindle. Other ebook formats soon to follow.

Buy Kindle version of book here.

So please take a look, download a free sample from Amazon and post a review. Thanks.

 

-A.D. McLain

www.wotpast.com

 

If you have read my newest book, “Wolf of the Present,” please take a moment to write a review on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Five star reviews are very important in selling books today. Studies show that testimonials and reviews are very, very important to book buyers. It is what sets one book apart from another.

If you haven’t read my book, please take a moment to read short excerpt I have on my website, www.wotpast.com. From there, you can purchase a copy of the book through my publisher here, or on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you are unable to purchase a copy right now but would still like to write a review, please contact me at wotpast@yahoo.com about other options. Thank you so much for your time and help in this matter.

–A.D. McLain

www.wotpast.com

5/26/11 **Update** I just sent off my payment to have my publisher make my book available in an ebook format. It will take about 45 days for it to become available. If you would like to be notified when it is ready, please email me at wotpast@yahoo.com. Thanks.

–A.D. McLain

5/9/11

I’m trying to decide if I should pay to have my book available as an ebook. Several people have asked me about it, but my marketing budget is very limited (almost nill), so I have to really weigh all the pros and cons of any marketing expense and decide what will bring the most return back before I try to spend anything. I am trying to reach my sales goal of selling 500 more books in the next two months in preparation for my going on maternity leave, when I will have very little time to put into marketing. I’m looking for feedback from anyone who has published a book before as well as anyone who would like to buy my book if it were available in electronic format. Is it worth it? Is it a waste of money? What are the best ways to promote an ebook?

-A.D. McLain

www.wotpast.com

When I began writing my series, family was not a very important concept to me. I was 17 years old, looking forward to college and getting out of the house on my own. But as I have grown, so have my characters.

*warning – spoiler alert for those who have not read both of my books* 

From the beginning, family was an important issue for my characters. My first book, “Wolf of the Past,” showed Nicole Cameron, an orphan who had recently lost her adoptive parents and was fairly alone in the world. She meets David, who also suffered the loss of family at a young age. Like Nicole, David was “adopted” by someone who took him in and treated him as family. Also like Nicole, David lost that person and found himself pretty much alone. They find each other and have to overcome their fears of loss to make real their hopes of actually finding someplace where they belong, someone they belong with.

In my second book, “Wolf of the Present,” Meghan hates the concept of family. She never knew her father, and her mother left a lot to be desired. She was absent and neglectful before finally being put in a coma by an angry, drunken boyfriend. Meg bounced around in foster homes, never finding a place to settle or a family to call her own. 

Mark also faced great tragedy in his early family once his werewolf abilities were discovered. He and his sister were attacked by their parents and neighbors, resulting in the death of his sister. Although not as isolated as some of my characters, Mark was left scarred by what happened.

Later in the book, you learn of a family connection between Meg and other characters. This tests her deep-seated fear and resentment of family and makes her re-evaluate how important having a family can be.

I have worked a great deal on the books that are yet to come in the series, and I found that family plays an ever larger role in the story. What makes a family? Is family important? Is family a good or bad thing? How do you get past bad experiences with your family and not become jaded to the concept of being a part of a family? There are many different types of relationships. Be they romantic, friends or family, each have their own role and importance. And each play a big part in developing who we are and who we become. You can’t ignore one without losing something in your characters or your story.

-A.D. McLain

www.wotpast.com

PDF of excerpt from “Wolf of the Present” here: http://dld.bz/S2vp

If you have trouble viewing PDF of “Wolf of the Present” click this link to view in webpage. http://www.wotpast.com/wotpresentexcerpt.htm

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Just a couple months left to reach my 1000 books sold goal on “Wolf of the Present.” If I can get there in first 6 months it’s out, I’m almost guaranteed they will pick up my next book, with an advance, and my publisher will start puting a lot more into my publicity. Don’t know where I’m at, yet. First royalty statement comes out soon, but to be on safe side, I’ll assume I have a long way to go and need everyone’s help.  I’m really excited about this series and will continue writing regardless, but I’m hopefull I can reach this goal.

www.wotpast.com

The second book in my Spirit of the Wolf series is now available. It is “Wolf of the Present” and you can read more about it here, http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/WolfOfThePresent.html or on my website, www.wotpast.com.

My first book, “Wolf of the Past” was published in 2007 and is still available to purchase online. Details are on my site.

I’ve never done the blogging thing before, so bear with me.  I am a writer, have been since I was 12 years old. Wrote my first short book, then. It was a 30 page book and was going to be part of  a young adult series. I even started working on a second book. Then when I was 17 years old, I started my Spirit of the Wolf series, and it’s been all werewolves ever since. My first book in that series, “Wolf of the Past” was published in 2007 by Publish America. The second book in the series, “Wolf of the Present” was just released by Strategic Publishing Group. I have plans for many other books in the series and have even been working ahead all the way to book 18. As I get ideas for a book, I sit and write it down, even if it is several books down the line in the story. Then I go back and work on the next book that needs to be published. I think it is really helping my early books, as I know where the story is going, so I can tie things together earlier in the series. It makes me really excited when I see how things are going to tie together later one. Anyway, more to come later. Just wanted to introduce myself and dive into this new world of blogging. 🙂 Hope you enjoy my ramblings.

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