Welcome, Release Schedule

Hello, everyone!

Updated: 06/10/2017

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!

 

Current work in progress order:

  1. The Fiasco, In News – Release Aug 1st
  2. Draft Royal Scales #4; Prince in the Tower – Completion Aug/Sept
  3. A Liar Called #1; The [Runed Rogue] – Release 1st QRT 2018
  4. Draft Lawless Ink #1; Hound of the Mountain – Completion Dec

TBDs…

  1. Wayward Online: Tales
  2. Prince of Neverwas (Royal Scales #5)
  3. Silk Bird Cage (Fragments of Aeon #1)

 

 

Continue Online Part 1 FREE from 6/21-6/25 + get Whispersync!

 FREE 6/21-6/25

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Hi all! Just wanted to let you know it’s that time again! The first book of Continue Online is free + if you get it for free you still qualify to get the reduced audio/Whispersync for it! Also the second book of Continue Online is only $0.99 on both Amazon.com and Amazon UK from 6/21-6/25!

 

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, it’s official! We have an audiobook in the works for The Fiasco… we hired an awesome narrator to do it, he’s really doing some amazing voicing on this and it’s just bringing the book to a whole other level! I can’t wait!!!

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Enjoy!

Summer Special: LEGACY (The Biodome Chronicles #1) $0.99!

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Worlds collide when a hacker from the near-future decodes a shocking death inside a psychological game of survival.

Siblings born and raised inside an earth-based experimental Mars biodome have only known a rustic medieval life rich in traditions and chivalry. Groomed by The Code, they have built a sustainable community devoid of Outsider interference– –until the unthinkable happens.

Cultures clash when the high technology of the Anime Tech Movement collides with the Middle Ages in a quest for truth, unfolding a story rich in mystery, betrayal and love.

REVIEW BLURBS:

“A captivating YA hybrid of sci-fi and medieval fantasy, mystery, and romance, Legacy opens The Biodome Chronicles series with divergent worlds on a carefully planned collision course.” — Chanticleer Book Reviews

“Jesikah Sundin is pioneering a whole new genre: near-future medieval fantasy with a cyberpunk twist…” — Selah J. TaySong, award-winning author of Dreams of QaiMaj series

“…This book was beautifully written. It was detailed, immersive, and had a subtlety that I cannot help but be impressed by.” — Kookie Krysp Reviews

AUTHOR BIO:

jesikah-sundin-author-2-square-e1436908785364Jesikah Sundin is a sci-fi/fantasy writer mom of three nerdlets and devoted wife to a gamer geek. In addition to her family, she shares her home in Monroe, Washington with a red-footed tortoise and a collection of seatbelt purses. She is addicted to coffee, laughing, and Dr. Martens shoes … Oh! And the forest is her happy place.

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Grab your copy at any of the following retailers, only $0.99 through the summer!

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My ‘failed’ wide experiment: update on Royal Scales series

Hey all! So it’s a bummer–it is what it is–and I’m ultimately happy with having tried the ‘wide experiment.’ Why? Because if nothing else, we garnered a couple new reviews (favorable which is nice, but we like getting any and all reviews even if they might hurt) my favorite one coming from a lovely blogger, Greta Cribbs, who featured Once Lost Lords Royal Scales Book 1 as her Indie Book of the Month for June! How awesome is that? Here’s a little snippet from her post:

This time it was an urban fantasy with…gulp…vampires and werewolves. I almost rejected it outright just from reading the blurb, but my submission policy clearly states that I will at least read the sample chapters before making a decision. I wasn’t expecting much. So many people have come along, in the aftermath of Twilight, trying to write the vampire/werewolf story, that I was sure nothing original could come out of the genre, but I was wrong. This month’s book proved me wrong.

I submitted the book on her blog and there were quite a few others who submitted their books in the comments, so to have been selected and then to have surprised her with how much she enjoyed it, well… it makes me even more proud of Stephan.

That aside, as far as the ‘fail’ part of my wide experiment, this is for those of you who like numbers:

Permafree since Feb. 2017

  • Amazon total free books:  5,643
  • Kobo total free books: To be fair, we went direct with them as of March. Their free book counter never worked while with them the only number I have from them is 95, I’m sure it’s more but we’ll never know the true total.
  • Pronoun (GooglePlay) total free books: 65
  • D2D (Draft2Digital vendors Barnes & Noble, iTunes, etc…) total free books: 687
  • Smashwords total free books: 32

So a little over 6,000 free books, which yay?! I’m going to attribute all reviews from Feb. 2017 to the permafree experiment – we started with 5 reviews on Amazon and it went up 7 reviews! While that doesn’t seem so great, consider the last review before this all started was Nov 2016 *gasp*. We got our first new review in March and 6 more trickled in, it was nice!

Okay great, so what does this mean? I’m not sure, but here’s more numbers:

  • Amazon: Lady’s First Knight (Book 2) Feb-May = 109 sales
  • Amazon: Trials of the Chief (Book 3) Released end of April-May = 95 sales (a good portion of the total was from the $0.99 preorder price THANK YOU all you awesome people who preordered!)
  • Kobo: Lady’s First Knight (Book 2) Feb-May = 19 sales
  • Kobo: Trials of the Chief (Book 3) Released end of April-May = 5 sales
  • Pronoun (GooglePlay) Lady’s First Knight (Book 2) = 1 sale
  • Pronoun (GooglePlay) Trials of the Chief (Book 3) = 1 sale
  • D2D: Lady’s First Knight (Book 2) Feb-May = 9 sales
  • D2D: Trials of the Chief (Book 3) April-May = 9 sales
  • Smashwords: 0 for both since I did not list book 2 or 3 there… honestly I’d pretty much forgotten about them >.>

Total of 248 sales… hmmm compared to 6,000 free books that seems underwhelming, doesn’t it? Maybe I’m wrong, but Stephan basically said if it’s not making traction wide then it needs to return to KDP Select. And that’s what I did, so –shameless plug here– the entire Royal Scales series is now free to read with Kindle Unlimited. I do wish I hadn’t pulled them from wide so quick, as some of you may have noticed the books got brand-spankin’ new covers that better depict the genre (Urban Fantasy) and I noticed with each passing month as wide–even though it was only 1 or 2 sales–there were more copies being sold with each month. Oh well… maybe I’ll get to try again with another series.

*Edited to add – I just re-read my prior post about going wide and permafree with book 1 in the series and wanted to mention we still never got the elusive Bookbub even with the new covers and being widely available!

What do you awesome readers think? Was it a ‘fail’? Do you love/like/hate the new covers? Feel free to comment below!

Continue Online #1 Audio book sale

This morning, I checked Audible website to see how the book is doing. It seems to he on sale.

Edit: The sale is Whispersync or what have you. I guess it’s still cheaper to buy the eBook and the sync, versus buying the full audible version. Sorry everyone.

https://mobile.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Memories-Audiobook/B071YPF4B8

Still Alive… Updates & A Ramble

This year has been a tough one. Without going into long winded details – since the controlled fall in Feb, I’ve been essentially subjecting myself to mental stress and an endless circle of back problems (Most, presumably stress related, I guess…knowing it and solving it are two different things.)

As such, a lot of issues I wanted to get out, weren’t. A lot of chapters I wanted to finish, weren’t. I have done the following; finished an 86k novel in a “Fantasy Apocolpsype” genre that is in need of editing. I wrote out a few rambles, one of which I’ll be linking to today (And this is the link). I’ve tried hard to at least be around and respond to people during the brief spurts of focus.

And again, I don’t want to whine (but oh god how I do) – but this year is balls.

The Fiasco’s Pre-order is out. My wife may have posted it. This means the free draft version on this website WILL BE REMOVED ON OR BEFORE AUG 1st. This is your warning.

There’s going to be an audiobook version. I think, if we find the right voice, that it’ll be hilariously funny. I was reading the proof and laughing at my own book – pretty sure some other guy wrote these funnier bits. Maybe one of the editors stuck in some standup comedy gold.

Anyway, I plan on offering up free copies of the audiobook at review milestones. I can do the same for Continue online if people are interested. I’d need some feedback from the audience… (so post below)

Thanks, those of you out there who take the time to read these posts, and continue to stick with me for more content. It means a lot.

Semi Cover Reveal? The Fiasco – Needs Your Input!

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Woohoo! This has been a long time coming (we commissioned a design in February) our first foray into illustrative covers and we’re quite pleased with the outcome. However we have a little snag on perfecting the book title and author font.

We need your help!!! I’ve created a poll for the three examples above that are possible cover choices – please keep in mind that we CAN move the title and author name around so those aren’t stuck in place so if you feel like one is good but you just wish the author name was higher/lower on the cover please feel free to make a comment here or on the poll itself! Absolutely any comments/questions/concerns are welcome regarding the three choices – I hope to hear from you all and get your help and opinions! Thank you 🙂

Book Review: Her Majesty’s Wizard by Christopher Stasheff

Today’s review is a portal fiction, one of the originals that got me started years ago. Her Majesty’s Wizard—book one in a fun series.

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If you’ve been a long-time fantasy reader, but have never touched the Wizard in Rhyme series —then you need to back up and give this one a go. Seriously, look at the first book. I started with one later in the series, then picked up the first one. It was very enjoyable.

Continue reading here.

 

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