Giveaway: Blackout

I’ll be giving away ten free copies of Blackout to Kindle users via email. If you’re interested in getting a copy, fill out the form below. If you like it, tell your friends. If you don’t, I’ll try to be a bit better for the next book.

Please leave a review when you’re done, but more importantly enjoy the book! Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

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Teaser for Blackout

Development of Blackout is going well. I’ve got two artists doing cover work on it and my editor is taking his sweet time with the completed stories. In the meantime, here’s the opening bit from the book itself. First draft material here but I’m very excited to let you guys see this. Read below the line for the intro.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day.


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Gathering Opinions and Gathering Steam

It’s safe to say that I am an unknown writer.We all have to start off that way and it’s our job to change that and I’d like to start changing that soon.

Plan of Action. With that in mind, I am very happy to announce that my short story anthology and soon-to-be debut piece of, hopefully quality, literature is nearly complete, the final title being Ira Draconis: Blackout. There are seven short stories and a prelude, the shortest is 1000 words long and the longest 4500 words, that I’d like people to read. Not review, mind you, just read. I value your opinions and would very much like to know them.

Once that is done, I plan to distribute the anthology on Kindle and then expand onto paperback copies once I gather steam. This first book will be free forever, a sort of introduction to me as an author and to see if you like my style or not. If you could leave constructive reviews and responses, negative and positive, I’d be eternally grateful.

A word on my previous forays. I’ve released a novel before. Two, in fact. Neither was exceptional nor were they professionally edited and they ended up being quite bad. I’d gotten some reviewers to look at them and they weren’t received too well. Those days are past me, I’ve improved, if I may say so, and you can safely ignore those. This is not to say I’m erasing those errors. I recognise them and I own them. So if you see any reviews of anything under my name (Dahraan du Toit), know that those are from a time before I picked up vital experience.

Contact. I realise that there is a need to create a fanbase of sorts. It’s the most difficult part of being an indie writer: becoming known. It’s going to take time but hopefully I’ll be able to grab your interest and deliver something good.

If you have any questions for me, would like to read my short stories or just want to say hi, my contact details are below. I respond fairly quickly. That’s relatively speaking, of course, as my timezone (UTC +2) might mean that I get an email at 1 AM and can only respond a few hours later.

Email:
s.k.wonza@gmail.com
Twitter:
@Skwonz (at this point in time, I’m just sharing blog posts from here onto there. Nothing special, yet.)
Tumblr:
skwonz.tumblr.com (I haven’t quite figured out Tumblr yet but I sometimes share my half-baked art there. I suppose I could post more casual stuff there once I’m properly up and running.)

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day.