Thursday, October 1, 2015

Through the Portal goes live October 1st!

That's right! Through the Portal goes live October 1st, 2015!

 I'm so excited about this new adventure series. The story is indeed aimed for younger readers, but I think adults will enjoy reading it with their youngsters. The chapters aren't real long, so they'll make for great bedtime stories.

As an added bonus, I've decided to keep the pre-order price of .99¢ until October 12 when it will go up to the regular price of $2.99. 

I hope you enjoy this new series. Please be sure to leave a review and let me know what you think. I do read reviews and try to learn from them.

Thanks and Happy Reading
JC (A Sentinel Scribe)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sentinel Archives Book One: Available for Pre-order

Thirteen-year-old Malakai Ian LeCrue wants to one day perform with his bike at Xtreme sports events around the world. He dreams of cheering fans, trophies lining his room and being someone special. 
What he doesn't want are the talking rabbits, snakes threatening to kill him, and the little winged beings that visit his room in the night.
But ever since his dad disappeared and then his family moved in with Crazy Pops, his life has taken an alarming turn into Weirdsville. 

Introducing the first book of The Sentinel Archives: Through the Portal 

Through the Portal is now available for pre-order only on Amazon for an introductory price of only $.99 cents. This price will go up once Through the Portal is released on October 1st. Then you'll have to purchase for $2.99. 

The Sentinel Archives series are shorter books aimed for ages 10 and up. Read the first chapter for a sample. Want to see more? Then look below for the deal I'm offing for this first title. 

If you're wondering what this new series is about, I have a special offer for you. 

There are two ways to pre-read Through the Portal for FREE! Yes, I'm offing this first book to anyone who wishes to check it out before the publication date on Oct. 1st.

The first opportunity is to click the Wattpad link below which will take you to the unedited version of the complete book. Please let me know what you think by leaving comments or votes as you read along. The complete book will only be up until October 1st. Because after that, I'll be offering Through the Portal exclusively on Amazon for three months.

On October 1st, I will take down all but a few sample chapters until after the exclusive time is over. However, you'll still be able to read the story on Kindle Unlimited until the end of December.

Not a Wattpadian? Never fear, there is one more way to get in on the free preview. Simply sign up for my newsletter: Jackie Castle's Storyworld where I will provide a link to the first and second half. The first half has already been posted. I will be sending out the second half in the next few days.
So there you go. Two ways to check out the story before the publication date arrives. And remember, you can only get it for the introductory price of $.99 cents until October 1st.

And don't forget to leave a review which not only helps my rankings so more people can see my books, but also helps others decide if they want to read it or not.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

From the Office of the Archivist...

Dear Archivist,
As the old moon, my time here wanes. I yearn for the day when I can step down and allow the next in line to stand guard. I’ve done all I can to stretch my years here. If it was known the means I’ve gone to in order to extend my time… well, perhaps such information is better not openly admitted.  

Today, I write you with great trepidation. The next Sentinel in line has vanished with no trace of his whereabouts. I’ve searched and consulted with not only the Fay kings and queens, but even the Consortium members, all to no avail.

My heart breaks for the loss of my only blood son. Added to my already heavy burden, is the taking on of Ian’s wife and two children: Malakai and Wyndee Lynn.  The younger girl shows an eagerness to learn about the Fay Realm, and has read my storybooks several times over.  She is naught but ten years, still fanciful and full of whimsy. The elder boy, Malakai, on the other hand is a sore disappointment. His lack of imagination, perpetual sullenness, and constant falling into trouble is a trial for both his mother and myself.

Still, perhaps I judge too harshly. How can I not? My son Ian was an inquisitive lad at this age: creative and adventurous. He found beauty and comfort in the woods surrounding us and spent many hours studying animal and plant life. Unfortunately, his son would rather ride his bike like a rabid bat shooting through those same woods, not caring what damage or harm he might cause. As I said, the exasperating boy can’t seem to look beyond the tip of his petulant little nose, which is usually stuck in some sports magazine.

Ah, enough of my grumblings. I know, my dear friend Archivist, what you would say. Patience is a virtue. We never know what the next day will bring. A diamond is nothing but a dull rock until its cut and polished.

I greatly hope the next gem appears soon. Very soon. I grow so weary.
I will continue to keep you posted on our progress.
Your servant,

Sir Richard