Sands In Time Episode 14: Love and Rage

In episode 14, Joshua channels in another figure from the Hailiorea book series, Michael Vistaer. Vistaer tells one of his stories involving a battle against the tyrannical global union, Tehlasrin.


Show Notes:

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Music Credit: “Med Cezir” by Hayvanlar Alemi (www.hayvanlaralemi.org)


 

Sands In Time Episode 10: Backstory – August Cross

In this episode Joshua gives us some background information on August Cross. Cross was / will be the founder of Aswain and one of the key figures in the free world’s fight again the evil, corrupt, global union, Tehlasrin.

Show Notes:

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Aswain Books Novels Page  Thanks for your support!

Aswain Books Contact Page . Let me know what you think

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Twitter – @The AdamJAustin

Music Credit: “Med Cezir” by Hayvanlar Alemi (www.hayvanlaralemi.org)

Sands In Time Episode 7: Bound to Write

In this episode, Joshua gives his ideas on what what makes a writer a writer and also discusses some of the areas that go along with writing novels and books. He also gives some of his personal history and why he wrote his first book, written some time in our possible future, called Sands In Time.

Show Notes:

Subscribe to the show for free on iTunes and/or Stitcher

Aswain Books Novels Page  Thanks for your support!

Aswain Books Contact Page . Let me know what you think

Also on YouTube

My Facebook Author Page . Please like and share with your friends to stay informed on updates and giveaways

Twitter – @The AdamJAustin

Music Credit: “Med Cezir” by Hayvanlar Alemi (www.hayvanlaralemi.org)

Sands In Time Episode 4: The Dark Union

Much to his dismay and discomfort, in this episode Joshua channels the thoughts and desires of one of the Global Union, Tehlasrin’s sinister controllers. The recording gives us a glimpse into the minds of the authoritarian monsters who dreamt of ruling, dominating and controlling all aspects of the world.

Show Notes:

Subscribe to the show for free on iTunes and/or Stitcher

Aswain Books Novels Page  Thanks for your support!

Aswain Books Contact Page . Let me know what you think

Also on YouTube

My Facebook Author Page . Please like and share with your friends to stay informed on updates and giveaways

Twitter – @The AdamJAustin

Music Credit: “Med Cezir” by Hayvanlar Alemi (www.hayvanlaralemi.org)

Giveaway!

It’s my birthday tomorrow and I figured I’d change things up a bit by offering a little giveaway of one of my books… well, actually ten of my books. Help celebrate the dawning of my thirty-ninth year of life by entering my latest and greatest, ok first ever, promotional contest.
 
There are 3 ways to enter:
1. Purchase or let me know you’ve already purchased Hailiorea or Hailiorea Revolt in paperback or e-book
 
2. Throw up a review of either or both novels on their respective Amazon.com pages
Hailiorea Revolt: http://tinyurl.com/j22nv3d
 
3. Share this post and send me a link to verify on http://www.aswainbooks.com/contact/
 
Each completed point gives you an additional entry into the drawing. Once you have your points totaled up, shoot me a message on the Contact page section of my website www.aswainbooks.com. Be sure to include which potential free book you’d like, Hailiorea or Hailiorea Revolt along with whether you’d like it in e-book format or paperback. Obviously, I’d need your physical address for a signed paperback copy.
 
The contest will run through Thursday April 14th and I’ll draw the ten winners on Friday the 15th. Your participation is much appreciated and seriously boosts my creative flare, pushing me harder to get the third book in the series, Hailiorea Clearing, completed sooner than later! Thanks for playing!
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Making Progress + 10 Year Gift

Editing, editing, writing, editing, writing. That’s what’s currently going on in the world of my creative endeavors. I’m editing both Hailiorea and Hailiorea Revolt while working on the first draft of Hailiorea Clearing. Thanks to my wife, Dana (you should check her blog at http://supernannywhereareyou.blogspot.com/ ), going over a print out of the first book, I have an extra set of eyes checking, page by page, for errors. So far, so good. Not too many red marks, just a few typos every now and then. She’s going over the 110,000 words on Hailiorea while I take one more run through the 115,000 words in Revolt. Once I’m done, I’ll hand the second book over to my beloved. WORK, SLAVE!!!

From there, I’ll go through and note any red marks for changes and then they should both be good to go. My plan is for Hailiorea to be all revised and ready, in both paperback and E-book format in the next couple weeks. Revolt, by early December. Clearing should be done by the end of January if I can keep at the current pace and my editor, see previous mention of Dana, is able to go through it. Hmm, the end of January… sounds a little bold but what the hell. Perhaps by putting this down in my blog, I’ll create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I’m eager to get these done. While it’s been fun (I wouldn’t write these if they weren’t so) I’m ready to move on to other ideas. 350,000 over 3 books, all first person, centered around one person can be a bit much. Not for the reader. No, my writing reads fast. You’ll see if you haven’t already. But writing, thinking, dreaming, writing, editing, editing, editing, writing, editing – all in the mind of one character is quite an experience.

I’ll continue to update on the Hailiorea progress in future blogs.

In other news, I’ve been with my current employer for 10 years. Corporate sent me an email with a selection of 34 items from which I can choose one as a gift. There are some pretty fancy ones in there but I’m leaning between a home theater sound system (RCA) with DVD player or an iLuv portable speaker with Bluetooth. Other items include Oakley sunglasses, nifty looking watches, some jewelry which my editor might enjoy, a spiffy new globe, a telescope, a portable grill, a Broil King Smoker, luggage and so on. We’ll see. I keep meaning to get Dana to take a look to help decide but after working, racing home, getting changed, cleaning up, feeding the dog, feeding the kids, feeding my face and cleaning the kitchen the whole 10 year gift thing slips from my mind. Ah well, tonight!

Back at it after a couple years.

I can’t say that I’ve been slacking but my writing has been in a lapse for nearly two years.  Hailiorea was finished in 2011, Hailiorea Revolt in 2012 and I was about three quarters through the third and final in the series, Hailiorea Clearing, back on November 2013. All good to go, keeping in line with my goal of writing a new novel every year or year and a half. What happened, you ask? A bunch of stuff.

First, my daughter, the recipient of dedications on all my books, needed a little extra care and help after the passing of her stepfather. Second, work was busy. Yep, I believed, and still do, that I can write a book every year and a half while working a forty-five hour a week job. No sweat. Third (hooray and booyah) I met the woman who’d become my dear love and wife. Sorry book, you’re taking a break while AA puts on the moves… And finally, like George Lucas with Star Wars (before he sold it to Disney), I decided to rework and clean up the whole Hailiorea series. They’re going to be crisper and cleaner than ever! Yea, not a single typo in any of the 330,000+ words! Trust me, don’t even bother checking. Why waste your time? Not only will they be revised but they’re also going to be available in paperback and electronic form.

So let the rejoicing begin! I’m writing again and, thanks to nudges from my previously mentioned wife, decided to throw some ideas and thoughts down in this blog. Why the heck not? Fun times.