May 11, 2016

Operation Wasteland: Grudge!


Now available!
Operation Wasteland #2: Grudge
Buy it now! Evernight Publishing


It’s been a week since leaving the hellish wasteland Preston’s known so well. He’s agreed to travel to the promised land of AiltonCity with Randy, the hybrid droid who captured his heart and saved him from utter solitude. Though he’s looking forward to life in a new place, he’s also going with one thing on his mind: why did the military end Operation Wasteland?

Though once arriving in the city, he realizes it’s just as barren and sordid as the wasteland itself. If only they would accept him into the military base, he’d have food, water, and medication aplenty. However, someone is awaiting his arrival, and suddenly Preston finds that all he’s known for the last four years was based on deception. Can he succumb to the ghost of an ex-lover come back to haunt him?

May 3, 2016

Unplanned social media hiatus :O

If any of you guys follow me on social media: Facebook, Twitter, etc -- you will notice that I kind of stopped posting this last year. Sure, I might post here and there, but not much at all. Okay, okay. Let's just admit that I'm terrible at keeping up with social media anyway. But I guess you could say I've been taking an unplanned social media hiatus.

So what happened?

A lot of stuff. Real life. An interest in a different "hobby". Illness.You know, those sort of things.

I got sick in March with a cold, then again in April which was a helluva lot worse and I'm still suffering a bit from that. Plus there are allergies on top of it.

And, well, RL is just drama hell altogether. LOL

The hobby I won't speak about here.

So, you know. Lots and lots of stuff going on. Does this mean I haven't been writing? Hells no! I'm still churning out words on "A Fool's Errand" and on "Operation Wasteland" releases. ;)

Ooh yeah, did I say Operation Wasteland? Sure did! Now I have no clue on the exact date, but Operation Wasteland: Grudge will release very, very soon. And, yes, I'm working on OW: Retribution, the third and (not) final book in the series. But it will be Preston and Randy's (and ??) final book together.

Not final... Please don't tease. What do I mean my "not" final? Basically, I have plot bunnies happily hopping around in my brain that I want to KILL! *ahem* WRITE!

I'll have more details later. xD

Feb 21, 2016

Hunter's Journey - available now!

Available now!


Hunter's Journey
Dreamtide 1.5

On his way home through the forest, Kohaku meets a strange teller who begs to read his fortunes. The one thing Kohaku has always wondered comes to his mind: what is his true purpose as a dragon summoner? However, the encounter quickly turns from pleasing to vicious, as the teller proves to be a thief.



Nearby, Sawyer is stationed along the trail with his troops, ready to prosecute summoner’s at a moment’s call. He’s dreamed of the day he could rid the country of dragons and their summoners. Those dreams haunt him every night.



At last, his wish is granted when there’s a report of a dragon sighting nearby. Could this finally be the chance he’s waited for?


A prequel to Malrith’s Shield, Book One of the Dreamtide series.

Kindle Unlimited -- Yea or Nay?

Kindle Unlimited... seems like the most popular option for any self-published author these days. It's easy, it's packed with readers(?), and they have promo opportunities. Every day, there are new authors asking "Is this the right choice for my book?"

I mean, it kind of sucks that Amazon needs at least 90 day exclusivity, but it could lead to some awesome sales in that time, right? Then after those 90 days, an author can choose not to renew and upload their books to other distributors.

However, I'm also seeing A LOT of readers asking authors to reconsider. This, I can relate to. I have a Kindle, but would I buy a subscription to Unlimited? No. Why?

Because I don't really care for Amazon's policies. I've never been too fond of the Kindle Select program from the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I was interested in trying it, but then when they changed it to pages being read instead of books sold, and that irked me more. Now, they've lowered the already meager earnings per pages read... *shakes head in disappointment*

So what's next, Amazon? Wait! Don't even tell me how you'll screw over authors next.

There are a few other issues the rise of Kindle Unlimited have introduced. I will save those for another rant post, after I have observed how these problems have affected the community in a whole. Cause that's what I like to do -- observe trends and issues.

So, the real reason of this post: Readers want variety. Not all of you have a Kindle, or enjoy Amazon. I can totally understand that. You can expect all of Azalea Moone's books to be available wherever digital books are sold, not just in one spot.

Amazon
All Romance Ebooks
Smashwords
Barnes & Noble

My website: http://azaleamoone.weebly.com/  covers everywhere my books are sold. I should add B&N links, too. Plus, you can find my books on other platforms.

In truth, if you're looking for a "borrowing" program like Unlimited, I've recently found Hoopla for my smartphone and Overdrive for my Kindle, which I use both. They both require you to have an account with your local library (and the library must participate in both programs).

Want to borrow "Malrith's Shield"? It's available on Hoopla *winks* to read for free for one month!

Jan 16, 2016

Damn, I completely forgot to update this!

Holy crap, I forgot to update this! I was going to wish ya'll a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that, but whoopsi!

I've been quite busy with writing, family, appointments galore...

So, yeah. Hope everyone had wonderful holiday celebrations!

And while I'm here, you can now grab some perma-discounts of my older self-published books:

Dark Night Skies books 1-3 for .99 cents, and the collection is now 2.99 (from 3.99)
For the Long Haul .99 cents

Find them every where books are sold!


As for the plans for this month and next, I'm going to *ahem* try to redo this blog and my website design. We'll see how that goes...