FrustratedEgo Stories

Welcome, Release Schedule

Hello, everyone!

Updated: 07/01/2018

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:

  1. The Fiasco In School (On Chapter 11 of 25ish)
  2. Fridays Online (On Chapter 9 of 30ish)

On The List…

  1. A Liar Called 3 + Edits of 1 & 2
  2. Wayward Online: Tales
  3. Prince of Neverwas (Royal Scales #5)
  4. Silk Bird Cage (Fragments of Aeon #1)

 

 

Aug Updates

Hi All,

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.

  • Lawless Ink book 1 (Western fantasy, tattoo magic)
  • Lairs Called book 1& 2 (Modern fantasy apocalypse)
  • Anything else I get around to…

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

 

 

Finalist in eFestival of Words – Best of the Independent eBook Awards

Hey all!

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!

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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!

Sam

New Ramble – November 2017

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.

November 2017 Ramble

Continue Online Part One: Memories 99¢ Sale!

Hi all,

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!

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Grab Your Copy!

Barnes & Noble Kobo Kobo CA Kobo UK Kobo AU iTunes GooglePlay Amazon Amazon CA Amazon UK Amazon AU

Thank you for reading!

New Book Release: Somnia Online by K.T. Hanna

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 🙂

—Sam

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.

Available through Amazon

Excerpt:

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.

 

Author Bio:

K.T. Hanna

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:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Patreon
Amazon

 

Book Review: The Fiasco In News

Hi all!

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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Amazon Barnes & Noble Google Play iTunes Kobo

Patreon, Signed Books, and Site changes

Today’s post is one I’ve been putting off. Not because I’m trying to tank my own success, but because the change is huge in terms of investment and potential confusion. Plus status updates.

 

Here are the bits of good news.

  • Finished draft & edits of Royal Scales 4. <– Click for cover and availability!
  • Back issues are a lot better than they were.
  • Daughter is adorable.
  • On track for Nov’s Write Month

 

Here’s the mixed news.

A full on Patreon account has been started and all serial updates will be posted there. A few factors played into this choice, some of it being editing, artwork, audiobook, advertisements, etc. The Patreon will help front the costs for all of those things.

https://www.patreon.com/FrustratedEgo/

The short version is that I’m doing weekly updates of a new fiction exclusively on Patreon, until books go on Kindle Unlimited. It’s five chapters in as of this post. As a bonus (and with much work) – any time a book comes out of Kindle Unlimited (which will happen as we play around with going wide) – it will be put up on Patreon in its edited glory. The idea being that all created content will be found on that site.

I will be creating a page on this site which will link all the Patreon posts together by book. This will be confusing, messy, and probably wrong until I get in and edit stuff. In the end, it should end up a lot like the old chapter pages (and will indicate Patreon only by select spots)

There will likely be one on the Patreon as well – once I figure out the easiest way to make it look pretty.

I am open to any and all feedback regarding this decision.

 

What won’t change.

This site will still be used for reviews of anything that catches my fancy. It may have postings of other indie authors. There are still going to be links to all the sales and so on. I’ll back to semi regular updates for…anything going on.

 

 

 

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