This site is a collection of all fictional works that I will be finishing up. For more information please use the navigation menus above to get around. Links to the finalized published works are available as well as all currently in progress novels.
Expected pauses: Two children, full-time job – updates are irregular. I am still writing, I swear!
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I try to keep these messages both brief and semi sporadic – mostly because I know people’s inboxes get flooded. Mine does, all of them, and deleting Emails is a chore.
So, here’s a roll up of what’s happened chapter wise.
Those of you in author/writer land may keep tabs on November’s national write month – I’ll be taking part again this year, as I usually do. Though I’m bad at updating their site daily, rest assured that everyone here will get a chance to see new content eventually.
I’ve got reviews somewhere to post eventually. I’ve got more rambles somewhere to write up. Sorry for being delayed on the website stuff – house hunting and the day job drain my sanity – but I’m still plodding along, one sentence at a time.
Patreon pledges, I’m still trying to find artists who can produce content at a decent speed. The biggest hold up has been house hunting – as most of our funds are set aside for down payments on a place that can fit two children. Once that hurdle is over (and the old house is sold…) then we should have a lot more flex room to play around and bring you unique content!
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It’s been a bit since I’ve updated the main website – at least as far as posts on the front page. I’ve been doing work in the background though!
Some of this is a repeat from the newsletters.
I’ve rearranged the top menus, finally, or maybe as I’d advertised I’d do forever ago. All completed stuff and links to final published versions are found under the completed section.
I’ve also been releasing actual chapters again. Serial chapter releases are as follows:
I’ll be rolling up my notices into one semi-monthly updates; such as this one here. It’s a bit easier than constantly spamming people’s Emails or news feeds as chapters are released. RoyalRoad’s system actually does that for me anyway.
There’s also more pending release as I get to it. Here’s a rundown.
Not sure when the next published book will be. Patreon pledgers can get free eBooks and audio books as we publish new content, and everyone (with editing) is available wide now. We’re having trouble finding artists to throw money at that respond quickly enough but it’s still a project…
Anyway, signing off for now!
– Stephan Morse
Back in February an official ballot on the eFestival of Words site opened for the Best of the Independent eBook Awards, I knew of this site as I frequent Kboards as does the owner. I didn’t think anything of it—jump forward to May I see a post listing the nominees and out of curiosity I checked.
I was utterly gobsmacked (I love this word!) there on the list under Best Fantasy (Contemporary/Urban) was Stephan’s book! I genuinely was not expecting to see it there as the February ballot is not open to the public and you cannot nominate your own book, so not only seeing his book there, but his THIRD book in the series… well I was just floored that someone outside of us thought the book was worth nominating!
There was still a chance it wouldn’t make it as a finalist, as you can imagine I breathed a sigh of relief when they announcement was made on July 15th that the book is indeed a finalist! Here is the direct link to the post: https://bardsandsages.com/efestivalofwords/2018/07/15/2018-finalists/
Notice at the top of the page there is a link for the official voting ballot and here’s where all you lovely readers come in, please, if you are interested in voting for this book (or any book for that matter on the finalists list) please head to the link above!
Thank you for reading, have a great weekend!
This ramble is super belated, but focuses on last November’s “write month”—which I still do regularly. It was written mid-Dec and I’m just now getting around to posting it because the day job sucks.
I’ll be leaving the wording as is.
I know, I know! We did it again. I swear there is stuff going on behind the scenes, the menu for the site has been updated and streamlined a bit, and HOPEFULLY Stephan will start posting draft chapters of his current novels in progress. I’ve been editing The Fiasco In School and Fridays Online (in the same world as Continue Online but different main character) they are shaping up well and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Which brings me to the main feature and title of this post: Continue Online’s first book is 99¢ through July 25th, and for the first time is available at all major eBook retail sites!
Grab Your Copy!
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I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting K.T. Hanna, she’s making her debut into the GameLit genre with Somnia Online. A fantastic person all around and I wanted to share her new release, I hope you’ll check it out 🙂
Discover the class you were born to play.
Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted #1 spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle.
Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge. Intricate quest lines become more dangerous as NPCs absorb powerful artifacts, and Murmur begins to wonder just what sort of AI controls the world.
Murmur questions her sanity as the real and virtual worlds mesh together. Everyone is keeping secrets from her, even the AI, and Murmur’s determined to uncover them.
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A skeleton shambled to the left, its bones creaking softly as it jangled about. Straight ahead was a spider with ridiculously long legs, and off to the right was a cluster of so mething she couldn’t make out. All of the mobs she could see were yellow, probably at least level three. But if she didn’t try, she’d never know.
Feeling reckless , she cast minor suffocation and pulled the skeleton toward her. The fact that the spell manag ed to convince an undead creature it was being strangled was quite amazing. It let out a cackle and jangled over to her as she backed up, hoping to let a third tick hit before it reached her. This time her spell was hitting for five and four. A slight incr ease was at least something. The skeleton flailed a wooden staff in the air and Murmur hoped against hope her hit points would outlast it.
Then it was upon her, three ticks of her Damage Over Time down. The thing was tall and gangly and she realized these skeletons had to be locus , too. Even its empty sockets glowed, like some type of magic possessed it. Considering it was a walking skeleton, that probably wasn’t far from the truth. It swung at her, and barely missed when she managed to dodge. She could fee l the heaviness of her body, and the unwillingness with which it made the movement. That was probably her one dodge for the next twenty. She’d better make it count.
Killing a skeleton was far more difficult than a beetle. For one thing, it was already bloo dy dead. That blasted staff hurt too, though not as much as the pincer claws had. It made Murmur wonder if locus could bruise. Finally, after what seemed like an age, she managed to hack its skull off. She leaned forward and looted the mob. It had twelve c opper on it. Maybe skeletons were a good idea for a while with or without her quest. Not only that, the staff it had been wielding was hers as well.
“Score,” she muttered to herself, aware she was probably grinning like a loon. Sure, her staff skills were n’t up to par but she was sure it wouldn’t take too long. It’s not like melee did most of her damage or anything.
KT Hanna has such a love for words, a single one can spark entire worlds.
Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically designed to kill you.
KT creates science-fiction, fantasy, and LitRPG like it’s going out of style, with a dash of horror for fun! She freelance edits for Chimera Editing, plays computer games, and chases her daughter, husband, corgis, cats, and snake.
No, she doesn’t sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, Chipotle, and sarcasm.
K.T. can be found in the following places:
The site once again went through a major overhaul and Stephan removed a bunch of blog posts for reasons I’ll never understand, but hey, it’s his site! 😀
I thought I would share another book review by Anthony Avina, I sent him an ARC of The Fiasco In News around the time it published and he recently got in contact to let us know he had finished the book and posted his review.
Let me just say, it was worth the wait! Take a look at his review!
Also for a limited time, The Fiasco In News is 99¢ (everywhere – not a countdown deal) available at the following stores:
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