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Updates

27/06/2014 - Dreams of the Dead, the fifth in the Tales of the City-Thief series, is now available.

05/04/2014 - Grey Enigmas is now available.

26/03/2014 - Grey Enigmas, the sequel to Grey Engines, will be released on the 5th of April. I've set its page up in preparation, trying out a new layout. I'll have to wait for some free time to spread it to the others.
As Diesel are closing down, I've removed their links.

02/03/2014 - Today begins Read an eBook week, and most of my books are enrolled in the Smashwords promotion. Most of my novels are half price, and Glyphpunk is free (using coupon code RW100).
All but the first part of the Tales of the Thief-City series are now 99c, although they're free in the Smashwords promotion this week.
I've removed links to Sony, since they're stopping selling eBooks. Which isn't good, with them being the third best place for selling my books.

13/02/2014 - Glyphwar, the sequel to Glyphpunk, is now available.
And postings here seem to have dropped off as most notifications are now on the blog. I'll probably only post actual updates to the site on this page.

14/11/2013 - Dwimmerscout, a fantasy short story, is now available.

01/11/2013 - NaNoWriMo time again. I'll be writing Grey Enigmas - a novel based in the same setting as Grey Engines, but a century and a half later - and (assuming I have time, which is likely) Dreams of the Dead - a novel or novella set in the Thief-City world.

01/10/2013 - The collected edition of Shadows of the Heavens is now available.

22/09/2013 - To Hunt Monsters has had a tidying up, with a general revision of the language to bring it up to date with what I've learned since originally writing it.

09/09/2013 - A Judgement of Shadows, the final part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

02/09/2013 - Tears of the Gods, the fourteenth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

28/08/2013 - Savage Mirror, the twelfth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series, will for only be available on Smashwords and the Amazon sites. Issues with Smashwords' review process (faintly nonsensical) means it's unlikely to be distributed by them to other sites such as Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Sony. It can still be bought from Smashwords in all formats.

26/08/2013 - Spirit Hunt, the thirteenth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

19/08/2013 - Savage Mirror, the twelfth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

12/08/2013 - The Bride's Shadow, the eleventh part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

05/08/2013 - Savage Justice, the tenth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

29/07/2013 - A Hunt for Shadows, the ninth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

26/07/2013 - The first draft of Glyphwar is finished.

22/07/2013 - Curse of Hearts, the eighth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

17/07/2013 - Writing has begun on Glyphwar, and I've made the first book in the series, Glyphpunk, free in the Smashwords Sale.

15/07/2013 - Twisted Nature, the seventh part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

08/07/2013 - Shadows of the Empire, the sixth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

01/07/2013 - Games of Shadow, the fifth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.
Smashwords have their Summer/Winter Sale on throughout July, and most of my books are available at half price. The Sin of Hope and The Shadow's Bride are both reduced to FREE.
I've moved Glyphpunk down to the Series section of the Library as outlining is in progress of the sequel, Glyphwar.

24/06/2013 - The Dance of Masks, the fourth part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

17/06/2013 - Song of Shadows, the third part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

10/06/2013 - The Shadow's Bride, the second part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available.

03/06/2013 - Blood in the Forest, the first part of the Shadows of the Heavens series is now available. The first story is free (on Smashwords and Feedbooks, and has been reported on Amazon). The remaining fourteen parts will be 99c, and will be released on a weekly basis.

25/05/2013 - Glyphpunk is reduced to 99c/75p for a while.

21/05/2013 - Demon's Whisper, the fourth story in the Tales of the Thief-City series, is now available. I've also made it and the previous two available on Amazon, and I'll keep trying to price match them to be free.

21/04/2013 - I've updated the Library page with the fourth (untitled) story in the Tales of the Thief-City series, the first draft of which was finished today.
I've also moved Shadows of the Heavens to the Series section of the page now I have (provisional) titles for the individual titles. These are getting along, and should be out this year sometime, planned to be released on a weekly schedule, with the first one free and successive stories $0.99.

24/03/2013 - Cage of Thoughts, the third story in the Tales of the Thief-City series, is now available at Smashwords.

20/03/2013 - For Grey Engines I've added a glossary to translate Carver's Yorkshire dialect, since some readers might find it a bit incomprehensible.

03/03/2013 - Read an eBook Week begins today, and as part of the Smashwords promotion for the week all my books will be half price using the displayed codes. I'll be making some of them free on different days. Today it's Grey Engines. The promotion runs till the 9th.

25/02/2013 - I've discussed a little of the background of Glyphpunk on the BestsellerBound Recommends blog.

22/02/2013 - I've added a page of notes on glyph magic for Glyphpunk.

20/02/2013 - I've added the print links for Glyphpunk.

19/02/2013 - Glyphpunk is now available at Smashwords.

23/01/2013 - A Fistful of Faeries, the second story in the Tales of the Thief-City series, is now available at Smashwords.

21/01/2013 - I've done an interview about The Sin of Hope on Darcia Helle's blog. She's founder of the BestsellerBound commuity of which I'm a part.

01/01/2013 - The Sin of Hope is reduced to $0.99 for this month. Happy New Year.

17/12/2012 - Writing has begun on the third story of the Tales of the Thief-City series, it's title as yet undecided.

01/12/2012 - Coral Throne is reduced to $0.99 for this month.
And hopefully I'll find time and inspiration for some more blog posts soon, but not much of either is in great supply at the moment.

21/11/2012 - Nomabduce (renamed from Name for Ransom, and other things) is now available .
The NaNoWriMo was finished a week ago and I'm now at work fixing Glyphpunk.

01/11/2012 - NaNoWriMo time again. I'm using it to restart the Shadows of the Heavens project, a series of 15 novelettes. My progress can be followed (in wordcount done) here.
Grey Engines is reduced to $0.99 for this month.

21/10/2012 - In Tartarus is now out, in the BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology Volume 4 .

13/10/2012 - Silent Echoes (renamed from Splice) is now available for free (on Smashwords. It'll take a while to get free on Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk is extremely unlikely).

11/10/2012 - My stuff is back on Amazon.co.uk. Still not sure what happened.

08/10/2012 - Most of my stuff (eBook and paperbacks) seems to have disappeared from Amazon.co.uk for the moment, with a few just no longer linked to my author page. Judging by some message boards this is a general problem. In the meantime they can all be found at Smashwords.

07/10/2012 - The short story, Name for Ransom (former working title PIT), is now out for submissions.

01/10/2012 - The prices of my novels have been lowered to $2.99. Raising them did see a slight bump in sales, but small enough that it could be due to other factors, so I'm seeing whether dropping them back down will have any effect. I'm also restarting dropping one novel to $0.99 for the month, beginning with The Sin of Hope. (It may take some sites a while to catch up to the changed prices, especially since some are a few months out of date as it is.)

05/09/2012 - I now have a blog, although it doesn't have much content yet. Not sure how long it'll keep going. I've also added another in progress title in the Library, a sequel to Street of Lost Gods.

19/08/2012 - Street of Lost Gods has a new cover.

04/08/2012 - Added a couple of short stories and a novel to the Library so it doesn't look like nothing's happening, and In Tartarus will be published soon.

29/07/2012 - Grey Engines is now free in the Smashwords sale (use coupon code SSWIN).

25/07/2012 - The Sin of Hope is now free in the Smashwords sale (use coupon code SSWIN).

18/07/2012 - The first draft of the next novel has been completed, despite life sending a number of delays. It's not the size I'd expected, only 72,000 words with at least two chapter to be deleted, although extra stuff needed too. I'm useless at judging the length from the outline.

01/07/2012 - The prices of my novels have been raised to $3.99 as an experiment, since some studies show that lower prices can seem less valuable to readers, and may actually be off putting. It'll also allow me to put most at a quarter of the price in the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale, apart from Allegiances which will be free.
Also, actual writing has started on the next novel. (Finally. Outlining has taken over a month, and could probably have gone on longer, but I've reached the point where I need to start writing it.)

26/06/2012 - Added additional retailer links for The Sin of Hope and Coral Throne.

04/06/2012 - A print copy of Grey Engines is among the prizes in a givaway on Darcia Helle's Quiet Fury Books site.

31/05/2012 - The Sin of Hope (eBook edition) has been reduced to $0.99 for a month.

18/05/2012 - I've added links to where the paperback editions of my novels are now available on Amazon.co.uk (they should also be available on other european Amazon sites).

11/05/2012 - The short story In Tartarus has been added to the library, but it's currently going through the submission process, so I haven't got a page for it at the moment.

01/05/2012 - The Sin of Hope is now available on Smashwords. As it was free on Amazon for 5 days, you can get it for free from Smashwords till the 5th with the coupon code KX23C.

30/04/2012 - I've added the Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk links for Coral Throne, as well as links for the print edition.

28/04/2012 - Coral Throne, the sequel to Stoneweaver, is out today, available at Smashwords.
I'm also making the eBook version of Stoneweaver free for the forseeable future. It's free on Smashwords, with other outlets to follow.
I've also made some changes to this site, since the list of books down the left was in danger of becoming too long (and possibly already was for some screen resolutions).

10/04/2012 - I now have a Twitter account, with the username @gdlewis23. Not sure yet if I'll use it for much more than notifications when I have new stuff out.

07/04/2012 - The Sin of Hope is free on Amazon today and tomorrow.

01/04/2012 - Some of my novels are included in the BestsellerBound eBook Bonanza, running through April, where you can enter free for the chance to win one of five sets of five eBooks.

15/03/2012 - Expressions of Freedom has had a polish.

11/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week is now over, but I've made Street of Lost Gods free (on Smashwords; other sites will take longer for the change to filter through). Future stories in the proposed series will be priced, though.

10/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week: All my books on Smashwords are free today.

09/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week: To Hunt Monsters is free today.

08/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week: Rainbows in Eclipse is free today.

07/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week: Grey Engines is free today.

06/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week: Broken Worlds is free today.
A list of books by other BestsellerBound authors which are free this week can be found here .

05/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week: Blade Sworn is free today.

04/03/2012 - Read an Ebook Week begins today, and as part of the Smashwords promotion for the week all my books will be at least half price using the displayed codes. Street of Lost Gods and Stoneweaver will be free all week, and the others will be alternating as free on a daily basis. Today it's Allegiances. The promotion runs till the 10th.

02/03/2012 - Spikebreaker has had a revision. Some reviews mentioned confusion with the way I'd chosen to disply telepathy, with square brackets for incoming thoughts and italics for the viewpoint character. I'd thought it would be easier to follow, but apparently not. Since in Grey Engines I used just italics for telepathy (or treated it as regular speech when in mindscapes), Spikebreaker now does the same. Inevitably, I was compelled to make other changes in passing (no matter how many cycles of revision I go through I can always find something else to polish).

01/03/2012 - The Sin of Hope is now available in print at Amazon.com and Createspace.

22/02/2012 - I've added the alternate ending for The Sin of Hope. It's a very rough draft, and was just a way of trying to see if the story would go in another direction. It wouldn't. Still, it was done, so there's no point just deleting it.

17/02/2012 - The Sin of Hope will be free on Amazon for tomorrow.

15/02/2012 - The cover of Spikebreaker has had a polish, to make it a bit sharper at a smaller size.

11/02/2012 - Grey Engines is now available in print at Amazon.com and Createspace.

08/02/2012 - The Sin of Hope is now $2.99.

01/02/2012 - The Sin of Hope is now available for sale on Amazon. Initially it'll only be available on Amazon as it's enrolled in the KDP Select program for 90 days (as an experiment), so it won't be avilable elsewhere until May. It's priced at $0.99 initially to see if I can get enough sales to get it into the charts, but it'll go up to the regular price of $2.99 after that. It'll be free on the 2nd and 3rd of February, though, as an introductory promotion.

25/01/2012 - I've added additional sales links for Grey Engines, although it hasn't reached Sony yet.

04/01/2012 - I've added Mind/War Games, the short story which was expanded into Grey Engines.

01/01/2012 - Grey Engines is now available for sale at Smashwords, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk.

31/12/2011 - Allegiances, Blade Sworn, Broken Worlds, Rainbows in Eclipse, and Stoneweaver are now available as paperbacks. Only on Amazon.co at the moment, to keep the prices down, and because I can't be sure where they'll be available otherwise, so I don't see it being worth putting the prices higher.

20/12/2011 - Currently doing another sweep of Grey Engines, which'll probably be released early next year.

06/12/2011 - The print version of To Hunt Monsters has now returned to $8.99, and removed from the expanded distribution so it's only now available on Amazon.com. I'd primarily taken the expanded distribution option so that it would be available on Amazon.co.uk, but apparently they won't sell directly through them anyway.

04/12/2011 - The cover for the Blade Sworn eBook has been changed to the one I'll be using for the print version.

01/12/2011 - To Hunt Monsters is reduced to $0.99 for this month, and I've started revising The Sin of Hope.

18/11/2011 - The first draft of Coral Throne is complete, and now I rest.

08/11/2011 - The first draft of The Sin of Hope is complete, so I start on Coral Throne tomorrow.

01/11/2011 - Allegiances is reduced to $0.99 for this month.
NaNoWriMo has started, so I've started writing The Sin of Hope, progress on which can be followed on my NaNoWriMo page.

31/10/2011 - Street of Lost Gods has now been published as an eBook. As part of a change in the pricing I'm looking at, longer short stories amd novelettes will be sold now rather than free. this one if $0.99, but up till the 10th of November you can get it for free from Smashwords with the coupon code ED28X.
Expressions of Freedom and Spikebreaker will also be priced at $0.99, but I'll probably wait until the end of the year to change them.

28/10/2011 - Changed my contact email.

24/10/2011 - Currently outlining in preparation for this year's NaNoWriMo. Since the first one looks like it might be like last year's, in that it probably won't be far over 50,000 words, if that, so may not last me a third of the month, I'm outining a second one. The titles, The Sin of Hope and Coral Throne, have been added to the Library, which has had a bit of a rearrangement, since Coral Throne will be my first sequel (to Stoneweaver), so I've added a Series section.

10/10/2011 - The print version of To Hunt Monsters has now gone up to $11.99 so I can make it available on sites other than just Amazon.com.

01/10/2011 - Blade Sworn is reduced to $0.99 for this month.

25/09/2011 - I've added the length of the story to the pages for the short stories (including novelettes), and made some changes to the Library. Shadows of the Heavens has been paused due to a number of distractions killing my momentum, and while I still like soem of the ideas, and may well come back to it at some point (I'm close to half way through, and it's split into a series of novelettes so a pause shouldn't damage the story too much), for the moment I'm leaving it and moving on to the next project, which will probably be done for NaNoWriMo, so I've got a month to do outlining.

05/09/2011 - The print version of To Hunt Monsters is now available on Amazon.com.

01/09/2011 - This month's reduced book will be Rainbows in Eclipse, which has been reduced to $0.99 (although the change may take a day or two to take effect on Amazon, and longer on other sites).
To Hunt Monsters is now out in print at Createspace, priced at $8.99 (& on Amazon.com soon). It's a test to see whether it'll be worth also making the others available, and will only be at these stores for the moment.

04/08/2011 - I've done an interview about To Hunt Monsters on Darcia Helle's blog. She's founder of the BestsellerBound commuity (and while I don't have a story in it, the second BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology is out now).

01/08/2011 - The Smashwords Summer Sale is now ended. This month's reduced book will be Stoneweaver, which has been reduced to $0.99 (although the change may take a day or two to take effect on Amazon, and longer on some other sites).

30/07/2011 - All my novels are now available for free in the Smashwords sale, till the end of the month.

28/07/2011 - I've dropped the links to the books on XinXii as I've withdrawn them for the moment.

26/07/2011 - To Hunt Monsters has returned to 50% off. I'll probably put them all free for the last two days of the sale, 30th-31st.

22/07/2011 - Allegiances has had a slight revision after proofing the print version. Only a few typos, but I'm unable to do any such read through without finding a few hundred areas to polish, no matter how many times I go through them.

21/07/2011 - To Hunt Monsters is now free in the Smashwords sale, with Stoneweaver returning to 50% off.

17/07/2011 - Stoneweaver is now free in the Smashwords sale, with Rainbows in Eclipse returning to 50% off.

13/07/2011 - Rainbows in Eclipse is now free in the Smashwords sale, with Broken Worlds returning to 50% off.

09/07/2011 - Broken Worlds is now free in the Smashwords sale, with Blade Sworn returning to 50% off.

05/07/2011 - Blade Sworn is now free in the Smashwords sale, with Allegiances returning to $0.99.

01/07/2011 - This month's reduced book will be Allegiances, which has been reduced to $0.99 (although the change may take a day or two to take effect on Amazon, and longer on some other sites).

Expressions of Freedom is now free on Amazon.com, although I'm still waiting on Amazon.co.uk.

Smashwords have their Summer Sale promotion on this month, in which all my books are enrolled, with at least 50% off all of them, and one of them free on a rotating basis (the code is on the book's page). Allegiances is first to be free, but I'll probably switch every few days or so.

20/06/2011 - Expressions of Freedom has a new cover, and is now available on Amazon. It's currently priced at $0.99/0.70, but I've reported it as cheaper elsewhere so it should become free at some point (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, but Amazon.de doesn't have this option at the moment). I did the same with Spikebreaker, and while I've had to re-report the .co.uk version after it went back to pricing, both are currently free (and I'll try and keep them that way. In just under a month it's seen over 8000 downloads, compared to the 2000 total from all other distributors in over a year).

01/06/2011 - To Hunt Monsters will be reduced to $0.99 for this month (changed on Amazon and Smashwords, but other sellers may take longer for the changes to work through).

25/05/2011 - Shadow Lantern has now been published as part of the BestsellerBound Short Story Anthology.

12/05/2011 - The rest of my novels are going through the process of being listed on Amazon (directly rather than through Smashwords), so I've added the links on the respective pages.

01/05/2011 - Blade Sworn is now available at Smashwords. It's priced $2.99, and the other priced books will also be raised to that price, with one being kept at $0.99 on a rotating basis. First up is Broken Worlds (I haven't yet decided how often I'll change them).

A number of my books will be becoming available on Amazon and Xinxii over the next few days, and I've started listing the main outlets my books are available at on their pages. (As a few books are supposedly shipped to Amazon from Smashwords, I'm going to wait a while before listing them, to see if they turn up)

The cover of Allegiances has undergone another change.

I've made notes on versioning at the bottom of the Library page.

07/04/2011 - Since things between Smashwords and Amazon are now apparently delayed at least another five months (although three of my books are marked as shipped, and a few new Smashwords books seem to appear on Amazon every day), I'll be raising the prices of my novels from $0.99 to $2.99 at the end of the month, as I list them directly with Amazon.

25/03/2011 - Link added for writeup of Danath from Stoneweaver.

21/03/2011 - Revisions are under way for Grey Engines.

05/03/2011 - Read an Ebook Week begins tomorrow, and as part of the Smashwords promotion for the week all my books will be available for free using the displayed code. The promotion runs from the 6th till the 12th.

18/02/2011 - Another round of changes to some of the covers.

17/02/2011 - The first draft of Grey Engines is complete, so that's going aside for a month or two.

24/01/2011 - Writing has begun on Grey Engines.

22/01/2011 - The price rise will be delayed since my books are starting to be shipped to Amazon, so I'll wait and see what sales do there at the current price point before I try raising them.

14/01/2011 - Since reducing the prices to $0.99 (back in May) doesn't seem to have done much for sales, I'll try raising them (probably to $2.99) around the end of this month, to see if that'll have any effect. I'll probably also see about listing them on Amazon Kindle at that point.

07/01/2011 - Another minor change to the covers. The short stories and novelettes have been marked as such on the covers, as while Smashword show the word count of the piece, other distributors don't, so some customers not knowing this may feel cheated (although all of these are free), and I apologise if you're among them.

24/12/2010 - Brotherhood has been finished, renamed Allegiances, and is now available to buy on Smashwords.

19/12/2010 - Shadow Lantern is a short story I just wrote as part of a writing prompt exercise to do a short story just using dialogue. It's posted on The Official Time-Wasters Guide forums. It's reply #84.

18/12/2010 - Brotherhood has been unpublished until the revisions are finished. So far it's mainly been fixing typos and some line editing, with no major alterations to the story itself.

04/12/2010 - Stoneweaver is now available on Smashwords. Also, Brotherhood will probably be withdrawn from Smashwords in a few days time, when I begin revisions on it.

30/11/2010 - I've updated all the covers with a new banner design. Still not totally happy with them, but they're getting there.

14/11/2010 - The complete (first draft) of Brotherhood has been updated with fixed typos and defumigated brain-farts, but this'll probably be the last update to it for the month, since a proper revision would be in danger of cutting it under the 50,000 word mark.

11/11/2010 - The complete (first draft) of Brotherhood is now up on Smashwords.

10/11/2010 - So the NaNoWriMo story, Brotherhood is a bit ahead of schedule, having just been completed (and only just crossing the 50,000 word goal). I've been updating it daily on Smashwords, but their Meatgrinder conversion process is currently on stop, so the complete (first draft) story isn't up there yet. I'll try and remember to post when it is. It should be there for at least the rest of the month, hopefully with update as I try and tidy it up and start the revising.

03/11/2010 - The first draft of Stoneweaver is now complete on Wattpad, and I've put up some extras, detailing the rules of the Stoneweaving magic system.

02/11/2010 - What I've written so far of Brotherhood is now available on Smashwords, and I'm intending to update it daily.

01/11/2010 - Another two days to go until the first draft of Stoneweaver is complete on Wattpad. Meanwhile I'm taking part in National Novel Writing Month with a story tentatively entitled Brotherhood (although this needs to change). Smashwords are supporting it by allowing the works to be published while still in progress, so I'll add a link to this when I've uploaded it.

28/09/2010 - The first draft of Stoneweaver (still being published a chapter a day on Wattpad) has been finished. Just under 53,000 words at the moment, it's only a very short novel. At 45 (short) chapters, the serialisation on Wattpad should continue until the 3rd of November, barring technical difficulties or personal emergencies. How long until the 'final' version is finished is another matter.

19/09/2010 - The first draft of Stoneweaver is being made available as an experiment on Wattpad at rate of a chapter a day. I'll try to update the page with links to the chapters as they're published, but probably won't add updates here since they'll be fairly repetetive.

09/09/2010 - Writing has begun on Stoneweaver (working title), a heroic fantasy. I've also updated the covers of my short stories (all the covers are still in progress though, as I'm not entirely happy with them).

28/08/2010 - Geographicide is now available to read.

02/07/2010 - It looks like the version of Spikebreaker that's been available for the past few months has not been the latest version, for which I apologise to everyone who may have read it.

01/07/2010 - Links have been added to RPG writeups for the main characters from Spikebreaker.

01/07/2010 - The three novels I have available on Smashwords (Broken Worlds, Rainbows in Eclipse, and To Hunt Monsters) are part of the site's promptional sale, where they're available to download for FREE throughout July. Use the code SW100 at the checkout.

12/06/2010 - Disposable is now available to read. Geographicide has been added to the Library, but will be entered in a competition, so won't be available yet. I've also made some changes to the navigation to simplify maintenance of the site, although I'm not entirely happy with it, so it may be altered again later.

31/05/2010 - To Hunt Monsters and Rainbows in Eclipse have been reduced to $0.99 for a while to see whether it'll affect their sales.

20/04/2010 - Added rules section for Spikebreaker.

14/04/2010 - The Story published on Smashwords.

12/04/2010 - Site opened. To celebrate you can get To Hunt Monsters for free using the coupon code YM46Q (valid until 1st May, 2010).