15 juillet 2013

What is Sister Love?

To enter in detail into the novel’s plot would be rather counter-productive, since the discovery of Sister Love’s mysteries is gradual in the novel. I can nevertheless say that the novel is of the “superhero” genre, anchored in our reality as much as possible. The largest part of the story takes place in 2014, and a chapter out of two is a flashback featuring the main character. At the contemporary time there are three main characters: - Sister Love, a mysterious African woman who lived in the United States - Steven Thorne, a... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2014

A new sale for the French version of "Who Is Sister Love?" on May the 7th!

Thanks to the buyer of May the 7th for "Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ?", the French version of "Who Is Sister Love?". I hope he/she will like the novel! It's my first sale since March, which had led to an enthusiastic comment from Vivien Prigent: http://normantrayeng.canalblog.com/archives/2014/03/23/29502762.html Thanks a lot for this buy, and here is the update on the sales for the two books: Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ? : 72 (64 free dowloads, 8 buys), 2 positive comments (4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.fr) ... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2014

Revision of "Who Is Sister Love?"

Following the notes Vivien Prigent sent me since his enthusiastic reading of "Mais Qui est Donc Sister Love", I made a text revision as follow : I made Steven Thorne a candidate at an absolutely impossible election in the United States of America: Gouvernor of Washingon D.C.! I had made researches on the internet, but they apparently directed me on the elected of the Washington State, which isn't the same at all! Steven Thorne therefore is now candidate to the MAYOR of Washington election, and I added a line which says... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2014

Second comment about "Mais qui est donc Sister Love ?"... also positive!

On the Casus No roleplaying game message board, one of the posters asked the title of my novel, I gave it to him and indicated that I would send him the ebook, but he insisted to buy it on Amazon, which was a very nice gesture. That's my first sale in 3 months! And not only did he buy it, he also read it right away, and this Sunday, March the 23rd, he was kind enough to post a very positive comment on Amazon.fr (translation from French by me)! 4.0 stars out of 5 Super supers! 23 march 2014 by... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2014

Gods & Avatars / Aacadia VR first draft finished!

Yesterday I wrote the word "FIN" (THE END) in the first draft of my "novelita" (longer than a novella, shorter than a novel?). It contains about 54,000 words, a little longer than "Qui est donc Sister Love ?". Now I will begin the terrible correcting phase! I am more than a little proud to get to the end of a second text, now we'll see if it will generate more interest than Sister Love did as of now, which wouldn't be that difficult, let's be honest. I still hesitate about the definitive title of what is... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2014

The mysteries of inspiration!

I'm currently writing a second novel, which will probably be as short as the first one, but hey, intention is what matters, isn't it? After a great period of time, I was blocked on it for a few weeks long, without exaggerating. I was unable to write another word to finish it, even though I knew perfectly how to end it. Simply, it was an inspiration breakdown. A word here, a word there, without enthusiasm. We get to this night, I woke up at 3:29am for god knows what reason. And suddenly, I knew how to write this ending. Don't ask me... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2014

Sister Love in January, no news... almost!

Did I miss a sale in December? Anyway Amazon payed me 2 euros (some 2,8$), which bring the profits of Sister Love to an astounding 16,31 euros (23$). The 20$ bar has been passed! No new review, still no movement on Kobo and Lulu, and still no contact for other people to talk about the books online. To be continued, meanwhile I have to finish my second novel, after all I write first and foremost for myself! One of my contacts, a talented artist and writer, Jeff Doten, posted on Facebook a... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2013

The State of Sister Love for 2013!

The December month will eventually prove itself uneventful for Sister Love. No sale, no new commentary, and my attempts to have these books better known have given no result whatsoever so far.  It’s been about six months now since the books are on sale in both French and English versions. Amazon recently changed its policy and doesn’t wait anymore that the royalties get to 10 euros to pay them. So I received two supplemental amounts of 2.90€, which brings the total income generated by Sister Love to 14.31€ precisely (some 21$)! ... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2013

Hexagon Universe: the French superheroes!

Do you know superheroes 100% French? There were some named Mikros, Saltarella and Crabby in the magazine called Titans. There was also a hero named Photonik in the magazine named Spidey… But, to my great surprise, there were others as well!  I discovered that fact in an indirect way, while surfing on a discussion board dedicated to roleplaying games, where a subject grabbed my attention: the XII Singes (Twelve Monkeys) editions were about to release a French superhero roleplaying game!  Until now the few rare superhero... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2013

A new cover for the Sister Love - yeah, again!

Still not satisfied by the covers of the Sister Love books, and having witnessed that the one created with Amazon's Cover Creator had no impact whatsoever on the sales, I decided to boldly try again to create an attractive cover. I'll let you judge the end result. One thing is for sure, I'm exhausted! Graphic designer is a real job, and definitely not mine! I had created the original cover of Sister Love with no less than three softwares: quite simply Paint for the green spinning background, then Word to insert Wordart... [Lire la suite]
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