Updates: What Have I Published So Far and What Am I Writing Now

Gosh, it seems I can never keep this blog up to date and posting regularly like other writers. Just when I got myself started, I’d silently disappear into the night again like a ninja after a few posts. LOL!

So anyhow, it has been a while, and I thought I better do an update as to what I’m up to in my life as a writer.

So far, four volumes of Chained to You serial light novels has been published. I have received numerous emails from readers who love the series and cannot wait until volume 5 and 6 are due to be out in 2017. As an author of this particular series, I would like to say thank you very much for loving my books. It means a lot to me. ^_^

Currently, Volume One of Chained to You: Bounded is FREE to download: Please go to my official romance website here to get your copy. It is under the featured section. Or just click on the images below to go straight to Amazon. ^_^

Next, the Sakura series. I have revised and republished the first three books on Amazon only for now. Those three books will be available in other ebook stores such as iBooks, B&N, Google, and Smashwords in early Feb of 2017. Please check out my official site here for more info. This series, too, I get numerous emails from readers. Once again, thank you very much for loving the series. ^_^

 

Now, for Romance of the Nine Kingdoms. This is my fantasy romance series. The first one, A Demon’s Wrath, which is book one of the Demon King Trilogy, will be re-publish in Feb 2017. Previously I did plan to keep it until maybe the end of 2017 after I have book 2 done, which is A Demon’s Bride. However, I’ve since changed my mind and will re-publish it again in Feb 2017. It will be available on Amazon, iBooks, and Google. Once again, I get a few emails from readers about this one in regard as to when I’ll be publishing book 2. Despite that I love writing fantasy romance, I must apologize in that it takes longer for me to get the book done because of the world building, the magic, and the conflicts etc. It’s a bit more complicated than writing the sweet contemporary romance. Furthermore, this particular sub-genre of romance doesn’t sell as well. Only a small group of people are into it. But nonetheless, I will continue to write the series, though a bit on the slow side. ^_^

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And last but not least, my young adult. Finally! Good Lord, finally, I have nearly finished with the first book. I have planned to write the YA series for ages, but I just never have the gut to get started. Why? Because I know it’d be a shit load of work with research, world-building, imagination, and loads of mysteries I have to make up and then solve in an interest, yet logical way. The twist and turns in this series are enough to drive me insane already. I will tell you that I have headaches every time I finished a chapter and then I have to go back and read it like a hundred times to see if it make sense.

So what is the series of this YA called that I’m so psyched about?

The series is called The Elixir of Immortality, part of The Blood Alchemist Chronicles. Volume One: An Intended Murder will be out in Feb 2017 on Amazon only. I’m testing it out to see how far it can go. It is a completely different field from my romance genre, although there is still romance involved. Me, haha, I cannot stay away from writing romance, even in a fantasy mashup with mystery young adult type books.

Below is the first book cover of The Elixir of Immortality, An Intended Murder. I’m currently working on my YA website, which will be done, I hope, by Jan 2017.

Meanwhile, here’s the blurb of the book. I will start posting a few chapters soon once I’ve received my MS back from my editor. ^_^

The Elixir of Immortality: An Intended Murder

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When seventeen-year-old Daniella Romano masquerades as the son of a low-ranked Chinese lord and waltzes with her comrades into the Earl of Middlemarch’s birthday party to assassinate a high demon, her revenge plans turn sour. There, Daniella meets Zach—a Greek god if she ever saw one—who suspects she is an imposter and will not let her escape his sight. Amidst the exuberant atmosphere, a man shoots the powerful king of Darnia, Daniella incidentally witnesses another influential lord slaying the culprit, and her friends are captured, ultimately becoming the prime suspects in the case of treason.

Now it is up to Daniella to use her wit, wiles, and skills as a blood alchemist—an inherited ability to control and transmute blood into powerful weapons—to save her friends.

Set in an alternative world of Britannia during the reign of Queen Victoria, The Elixir of Immortality is a mashup of fantasy, mystery, and romance.

Writing and Books Plan for 2017

Gosh, it has been ages since I’ve updated this blog. I must admit, I have been mostly on a holiday mode this year, and so updating blogs and such like doesn’t happen as often and my presence online is almost non-existence. As an author, I know it’s not good to be such a hermit because nobody knows who you are and that means nobody is going to buy your books. Yikes! So I really have to stop being so shy online and start promoting my books and myself a bit more.

Now comes the Bazi (Four Pillars of Destiny). Sorry, I really can’t help myself, being a bazi enthusiast.

So why am I so slow this year where writing, releasing books, and updating blog is concerned? And why am I in such a holiday mode?

It’s 2016, the Bing Shen (Fire Monkey) year, and the Shen forms a six combination with my Si (Snake) in my chart to form the water element, which is my resource. Resources, amongst other things, represent holiday, vacation, and rest and relaxation. Because water is the most needed element in my bazi chart, I strongly gravitate toward it. So yeah, lots of rest and relaxation for sure. And of course procrastination. There’s a lot of inspiration/thinking (resource) but not a lot of action. This is because there are destruction as well as clash into my chart at the moment. Shen and Si is in a destruction relationship while the Si and Hai is in a clash. Yep. I don’t like it, but since now it is at the end of August, which is also a Shen month, I really should get my act together. More importantly, next year 2017 is the You Rooster, which to me is a 7 Killing. So discipline! Discipline! Discipline!

Needless to say, I’ve got my book titles and dead line for the release dates sorted out. Now I just have to kick my own butt into action. That is write! Write! Write!

So what’s planned for 2017 in regard to books?

So far, I found the Dark Billionaires Series is quite popular. Chained to You Serial, James’s story, is doing pretty well at the moment, especially on iBooks. Please note that when I say pretty well, it’s pretty well TO ME. Compare to a more established authors, I’m puny, a shrimp, compares to those giant or mega stars. I’m at the bottom of the food chain, if I put it that way.

So currently I’m starting Chained by Love Serial (William’s story) and will be releasing the novellas in early 2017. If it’s popular, I will continue with Enthralled by You, which is Scott’s story as well.

 

Chained to You Serial 2017 Brand. These new covers will be updated in 2017. ^_^

 

Speaking of Dark Billionaires. Chained to You Vol. 1: Bounded is now FREE to download from all the major online ebook stores.

Chained to You Vol 1 - Bounded

Amazon | iBooks | Barnes and Noble Google Play | Smashwords

As for Falling for Sakura, I have plan to finish that series by the end of 2017. I will be rebranding and republishing the first two books along with the third book when it comes out in 2017. After Falling for Sakura, if the series is successful, meaning lots of buy, I will continue with the Princeton Brothers Series.

New Brand for Falling for Sakura Series in 2017

 

The Kiwi Bride Series is now rebranded as Billionaires’ Brides Series. So His Hired Girlfriend is now The Billionaire’s Hired Girlfriend, Highland Kiss is now The Billionaire’s Kiss, and When the Sun Courts the Moon is now The Billionaire’s Love. At the end of 2017, I will be releasing The Billionaire’s Love Part 2. This series is going to be a slow release because it’s not as popular. I guess Asian heroines in romance is not that HOT on the market. But I love writing it, and I just can’t not to write it. Hopefully, it will gain some sort of momentum in the near future. ^_^

 

Romance of the Nine Kingdoms Series will be releasing in either late 2017 or early 2018. Yes, I know I get a lot of request for this one, but since it isn’t as popular, I can’t spend too much time on it where writing as a business is concerned.

So that’s about it for now. ^_^

 

The Rogue Series eBook Bundle – Historical Romance Series

So I’ve been working extra hard planning to get things done on time. But as always, I don’t usually work according to my plan. I’m very good at that, which I shouldn’t be. I think it’s just my resource star playing up again. If you don’t know what resource star is in bazi or four pillar of destiny term, it’s the star of laziness as well as the star of intelligent, emotions, feelings, comfort zone, and instinct etc. People who have an abundant of this star in their chart are usually very intelligent as well as lazy and also day-dreamy. I don’t have an abundant of this star, if you must know. Just enough.

Anyways, this is what I’ve accomplished in four hours Friday night straight after an eight hours work. A beautiful book cover that I’ve just learnt how to master. Hehe. This is what I do when I’m very tired and don’t want to think. This is what I do when my resource star comes in to play. The product is now the book cover for The Rogue Series Vol. 1, which is available on major online ebookstores.

 

The Rogue Series Vol. 1
A Historical Romance Series

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Apple iBooks | All Romance

Barnes and Noble | Smashwords

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