Writing the Fear Games Series Finale

Writing the three-part series finale of Fear Games, titled “Tear the World Down.” It’s funny, but also sad at the same time. When I started writing Fear Games a few months ago, my only intention was to have it be a Wattpad miniseries with 12 episodes and a conclusive ending.
 
About a week after I finished writing season 1, an idea came to me about what a season 2 could potentially look like, which of course, led to a season 3. As of right now I have no more story to tell for Fear Games, but that doesn’t mean I may not have a reason to visit it again in the future. But as of right now, the story that is currently Fear Games, will be over after season 3.
 
I picked the title “Tear the World Down” for a few reasons. We Are the Fallen has a song with the same exact title, and I felt that it was very fitting.
 
Part of the song says,
 
“My loveless life
I’m lost in you tonight
Waiting for you to turn around
Only to tear the whole world down.”
 
Everything about this finale will not only come full circle, but will have more deaths than any episode before. Blood will be shed, and at this point in the series, the main goal of the characters is to simply survive.
 
I’ve saved all the best twists for the final season, which I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I have writing it.
You can read the entire series from the beginning here.
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What to Expect When Reading The Next Three Forbidden Darkness Chronicles Books

A lot of you have finished reading Forbidden Darkness and have felt a little betrayed.  I haven’t gotten many complaints, but I do know the book ended on a huge cliffhanger and left lots of things unanswered.  And I really do mean a lot.

The funny part is, that was entirely unintentional.  When I planned the first four books, I knew the first book was going to raise a lot of questions, and because it’s a series, I couldn’t possibly answer everything in one book.  It would have dragged the book out if I did that, which is why the book was as short as it was (which is less than 44,000 words).

Here’s what I can tell you.  Each book, especially the first four, have a designated goal.  Take a look at this.

1.  Forbidden Darkness

This book, I like to call, The Book of Questions.  As I said above, this book raised a lot of questions as to where the series is headed and took a twist at the end.  Even with that, there were a lot of things unresolved.  That was the goal of the first book.

2.  Shadow’s Wings

I like to call this The Book of Answers.  In this book, you’ll get answers very early on, and I mean within the first few chapters.  Some of the things you’ll find out are:

  • What is Kadin?
  • What is Hayden?
  • What was the Shadow that visited Hayden?
  • Where is Kristen’s father?
  • Why was Heather kidnapped as a kid, and what does her birth mom have to do with the story?

All of those things will, in fact, get answered in the second book.  Right away you start getting the truth, and so far it’s playing out in a very real and authentic way.

3.  Fiery Passion

This book is what I liked to call The Book of Romance.  Just in the title alone, you can suspect that this book focuses more on the romantic elements of the series than the first two books did, and this book also has a major twist ending you probably won’t be coming.

4.  Frostbite’s Fury

This is The Book of Climax.  Right from the beginning, this will be the turning point of the series that changes the course of the books, which is why the series will continue for four more books after this point.

That’s all I can say for now, but I can promise you, answers are coming and you won’t regret reading once you do.  Right now I’m working on the first draft of book two, and will definitely have it out some time this year.  Thanks for being such awesome readers, and I hope you stick around for the long run.

Forbidden Darkness E-book Free

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to give you all the heads up that Forbidden Darkness is FREE one last time for a while.  If you don’t already know, The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles is about a girl named Heather Hawkins who finds out that she is a Monster Hunter.  If you’re interested, please go check it out and write a review!

Love you lots!

Amazon Link:  http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Darkness-The-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00O99L782/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1

The Second Coming!

Don’t let this title fool you.  I am not speaking of the second coming of Jesus.  I am talking about the second book in The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles.

I finished the first book in the series all the way back in September, and I have yet to start the second book because school has literally been kicking my butt.  I got so far behind and now trying to catch up means I’ve hardly even had time to think about starting the second book.

My goal here is to let you know that, yes, it is coming!  And it may come sooner than you think, although there is no 100% set date yet.  The second book, or as I like to call, “The Book of Answers”, is titled Shadow’s Wings.  

Yes, you will find out what Kadin is.  Yes, you will learn more about the Perfect World.  Yes, you will find out what Hayden is.  And yes, there will be scenes with The Council.

You may be wondering where the holy heck I am taking this series, and to be honest, I know about 90% of it.  I don’t really think where I’m going with the romance plot yet, but the actual paranormal plot I have all figured out.  The series is going to take a turn pretty soon that you won’t see coming.  It’s going to be shocking, devastating, and you just might cry.  Yeah, it’s going to be pretty big and relevant to the plot.  As of right now I am not telling you when that plot is coming, but it definitely is, and I have to say, lots of readers may throw the book across the room.  The only thing I’ll say is that the plot I am referring to is not in the second book.

I will definitely be keeping you all more updated after I begin writing Shadow’s Wings.  If you haven’t read the first book, Forbidden Darkness, it is available on Amazon.

Forbidden Darkness: #21 in Paranormal and Urban

The last couple of days since the release of the first book in my new series, Forbidden Darkness, so much has happened. Starting on the 11th, I made the e-book free for five days, and it’s still up and running.  The first day I sold nearly 50 free e-books, which is pretty good for an unknown indie author like me.

I’m happy to say that my book made it at #21 in Paranormal and Urban for Young Adult’s.  It’s closer to #1 than my first book ever got, and I have a really good feeling about this new series.  So far #21 is the closest it’s gotten and, while I don’t think it’ll get any closer than that, I am still extremely proud of myself.  Thank you to everyone who purchased the free e-book.  If you are interested in reading it, you can check out the link below.

Free e-book:  http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Darkness-The-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00O99L782/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1

Forbidden Darkness Free E-book

Fans are an essential part of the writing industry.  Without fans, it’s hard to make money to produce more books, even if you’re a traditionally published author.  If your books don’t sell, what’s the point in making more books?

For me, being a self-published author makes this even harder.  It’s hard to reach my audience, mostly because a majority of them have no idea my books exist.  With Forbidden Darkness’s release, I was looking for some way to promote my series, and the best way I can do it is with Kindle Select.  There are a few pros and cons to using Kindle Select.

Pros

  • I can reach a certain audience easier.
  • I get 70% of my royalties.
  • I can choose either a Kindle Countdown Deal or Free E-book Deal for up to 5 days.

Cons

  • I have to stay enrolled in Kindle Select for at least three months.
  • I can’t have my book on any other distribution channels.
  • I can only do one Deal per three months (which I think is ridiculous, by the way).

I think the pros outweigh the cons even though they’re the same amount.  I had my books on other distribution channels including Smashwords, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Scribd, and Page Foundry, but the sales weren’t coming in.  Why?  Because no one knows I exist.  Most of these sites don’t advertise your book for you and the readers have to manually go in and search for you.  They don’t just stumble across it.  Which means I need to have an audience, so how do I do that?

Make the e-book free, of course.  I remember when I did the free e-book sale on Kindle for Before I Break, and BOY did that book sell.  Of course, I got no reviews which kind of sucked 5 mouthfuls of monkey balls, but at least it sold.  So even though I told myself, I wouldn’t enroll in Kindle Select permanently, I am definitely doing it for the first three months as promotion.

So starting 1/11/15-1/15/15, Forbidden Darkness will be free.  It will only be free during this time and probably not ever again for a long time.  I want to reach my audience and help them discover me.

One thing I do ask if that you write reviews if you purchase this book.  Reviews are very important to the author, whether they’re on your blog, Goodreads, or Amazon.  They help me figure out what I did right and what I did wrong, and it also helps readers decide whether to read my books are not.  The other thing I ask is that if you don’t like the book, please be polite about it.  Constructive criticism is way better than tearing someone down who worked hard to get their book out there.

So there you have it, guys!  The first book in my new paranormal YA series will be free for 5 days, so be sure to get it while you can!  The link to the book is below!

Forbidden Darkness Cover
Forbidden Darkness Cover

Amazon Link:  http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Darkness-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00O99L782/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=