Amazing Fans – I Still Need Your Help!

Good morning!

Yesterday was a big day for “Vox” in a number of ways. I’m pretty sure that since its release yesterday was one of the best growth days in terms of spreading the word about this exciting new series.


Facebook Author Page: 2 new fans

The Blog Post: 10 shares through Facebook (that I know of). 1 Like.  1 comment. It was also the most read blog post for The Monstrum Chronicles Blog so far this year!

Twitter: 10 new followers

Amazon: 1 Kindle Sale, 3 new reviews. 1 Like. At one point, the book moved up 600,099 points in the Kindle Best Sellers List to 71,541. (It has since dropped back down into 107,927.) I still consider this a victory because there are over 750,000 books in the Kindle Store!


All in all, it’s been a great start for “Vox”‘s come back. However, it’s not over yet…

You’ve proven yourselves to be devoted fans and amazing friends. There are no words to express how thankful I am for your support in this difficult time.

I still need your help though.

It’s the week before Christmas and things are hectic. I, myself, am still rushing around trying to get things done. I understand if you don’t have time to write a review. But there are still other things you could do!

  1. Please “Like” the facebook page here if you haven’t already done so. Encourage others who are fans of vampire fiction to join the fanbase, too!
  2. Please “Like” the Amazon Kindle page here. The “Like” button is near the top of the page under the book title.
  3. Please “Like” my Goodreads Author page here. The “Like” button is under the profile picture to the left. If you have a Goodreads account, please “friend” me, too!
  4. Please “Follow” the twitter account here.
  5. If you have a wordpress account, please “Follow” the Monstrum Chronicles blog. Also feel free to comment on and like posts you see!
  6. If you have a youtube account, please subscribe to constantwriter17’s channel here. Please “Like” a trailer of your choice as well!

For those of you whom would like to write reviews for the book, please post them on the Kindle version here or on the paperback version here. It doesn’t need to be in-depth and long (though I wouldn’t mind if they were). Sometimes the shortest reviews are the best ones!

Again, I thank you all for the great start that we had yesterday. I hope that you can continue to help me achieve this Christmas miracle that I need to revitalize “Vox”.

Thank you everyone!



I Need a Christmas Miracle

Morning, folks.

I am in serious need of a Christmas miracle.

Yesterday, I received a piece of news which places the future of the Monstrum Chronicles in jeopardy. I cannot disclose what the matter is but what I can tell you is that it will most definitely push back all of my hopes for the sequel’s summer release date.

I am going to need to spend the next several months re-marketing “Vox” and to do that, I will need to put my complete and full attention on it.

This is where you come in.

I’m asking (even praying) that the fans of this book please write a review for it. Please tell your friends about it. Please share the facebook page and the blog page with people you know are lovers of vampire fiction. Even people who might not have thought to try vampire fiction! I am in a serious bind here this holiday season.

Currently, “Vox” needs some amazing reviews to help entice others to read it. These reviews can be long or short, in-depth or generalized. The book has two places that the reviews could be posted: either here at Amazon or here at Goodreads ( Also, if you are a fan at the facebook author page, please “like” my book on Amazon and my author profile at Goodreads.

If you have a youtube account, please “like” and comment on one of the trailers there. Please subscribe to constantwriter17‘s channel, too!

I’m down on my knees at this point, begging for some help.

A series is defined by its fans. You are all amazing people and have been very supportive of me and my work. Now, I’m asking you to help save the future of this series.

Thank you!


Underhanded Amazon!

Just read this horrifying story from Gawker this morning. I felt a little sick from it. Amazon will pay you $5 to go into a local store, scan an item with your smart phone, leave empty-handed and buy that item on Amazon. Disgusting, you say? Of course it is. What’s worse is that the comments after the article indicate that several people are completely in favor of it!

Amazon can be a useful tool occasionally if you’re in a tough spot financially. But when it says that it purposefully wants to cut the throats of the little businesses in your town… how can someone be okay with that?

Those little stores exist so that they can give you something that you can’t get from an online retailer: personal attention! I work for an outdoor sports retailer on the Midcoast when I’m not writing to my heart’s content. At this store, the first thing we are concerned about is making sure the customer not only finds what they are looking for but knows about the product and is confident in their purchase. We remember faces and names, we invite them back because we value their business. We enjoy selling to them because they are our friends and neighbors.

Allot of these little stores carry items you can’t find anywhere else. Allot of them have been cornerstones in communities for many years. To think that Amazon is, in a sense, “hiring” you (or “buying” you, if you prefer) to go into these places and do research for competitive pricing at Christmas time is unthinkable.

Joshua Bodwell, the president of Maine Writers and Publisher’s Alliance was not impressed with Amazon’s behavior either. He has started a petition against Amazon’s campaign to undermine brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season. If you value your community stores and the people who work in them, please sign this.

I, for one, am glad that I live in a small rural community and have the chance to support my local businesses on a daily basis.

What are your thoughts? Feel free to share.

With that in mind, good morning and happy writing!


Aequitas: A New Teaser Trailer!

Good morning!

I am loving the fact that it is finally December, one of my absolute favorite months of the year. Today I plan on getting a wreath from one of my friends as well as getting hold of some Christmas lights for my deck!

I had a fabulous vacation last week in New York. It was just the sort of fresh breath I needed away from everything here. Now that I’m back and re-energized, I feel like I’m in a better place to start getting things done.

One of these things that I’ve been meaning to do for some time was make a teaser trailer for the second book in the Monstrum Chronicles, “Aequitas.” I’ve just posted it to youtube this morning as well as the facebook page and my own personal page. Here it is here for your viewing pleasure.


There is much to do today! For one I’m testing out my new crockpot for the first time and am anxious to see how my concoction of chicken and rice turns out. Hopefully, it won’t be an adventure but if it is, you can rest assured that I’ll write about it here.

I’ve reached chapter 2 on my revisions of book 2. There is so much that needs to be spruced up but I’m hoping that I’ll have most of the book looking ship-shape by the end of the month. This is my favorite part of writing because the composing is done! All I have to worry about is loose ends being tied up (for the most part) and story inconsistencies.

Well, I’m off to get some more work done! If you’ve got a youtube account, please go ahead and “like” the video and give me some feedback! I’d love it!

Until next time, good morning and happy writing!