Endure Release Day

Endure Release Day

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in News, Protector Series | 12 comments

It’s finally here. Endure is now available!

Today is an strange day. You’d think there would be nothing but pure excitement on my end, and in all honesty, that excitement is right here with me, but it’s also surrounded by fear and sadness. Fear because every time I release a new book it’s scary. Sadness because this means the series really is over. I know I’ve spoken about working within the same world again, and even with some of the same characters, but it’ll never be as it is now. It’ll be something new! That doesn’t change the fact that I’m excited to put all my focus into The Nova Chronicles, which has been sitting dust-ridden inside my computer, but it’s the end of something special for me. My first-ever published series.

If you read the acknowledgements, you’ll see a big thank you to my readers for all their support, so I won’t go into rehashing all that here, but please know that it means the world to me. I’d be nowhere without my readers. You all mean so much to me. Today is a very special day, and you helped make it what it is. Thank you for that.

Now, onto what you want to know. Where can I buy it?

You can find purchase links on the Books page for Endure, but you’ll find not all the links are available yet. The reason being is that I’m still waiting for some of the sites to load the book. Barnes & Noble is always troublesome for me. In some cases it’s up in a week, while others it takes as long as six weeks. The good news is that the book is available at Amazon and Smashwords. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the book in any format from Smashwords and load it onto your eReader of choice. As for the paperback, I’m awaiting the proof copy to be delivered (hopefully by Friday) and as long as everything looks good, it will be available as early as next week. Again, it’ll take time to get it up on B&N, but it should be available on Createspace and Amazon sometime next week. If there are any issues with the proof, I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Other than that, I know I’ve been very MIA lately and I apologize, but sometimes life throws you a curveball and you need to step away from everything else to make sure it doesn’t take your head off! I’m trying to get my focus back into everything else, and I appreciate all the support and concern some of you have shown me, but I am alive and well, I promise! I’ll be getting back into work slowly, and hopefully by Fall, you’ll be ready to join me on my new adventure known as The Nova Chronicles!

Thanks to everyone for making this such an amazing day and overall experience. I truly hope from the bottom of my heart that you enjoy reading Endure as much as I did writing it.


  1. You are for sure “The Man”.. I so enjoyed the whole Protector series, that I will predict with the utmost certainty that The Nova chronicles will continue to introduce you to an even a broader audience and even greater success.

    • Mark, you are a bad ass wonderful friend! Thank you so much.

  2. I am about half way through it and loving it so far. 🙂 will be here every step of the way with you!

    • That’s great, Charla! I can’t wait to hear what you think when you’re done!

  3. Congrats. Oh u can enable it on amazon and createspace? How? My friends are helping me to make mine but i don’t know how it works. I saw someone make a thumbnail icon of his for his page but he wouldn’t tell me how.
    Are there any free cover images available? I need to do everything free as i’m not earning much yet.

    • Hey ilkar,

      There’s a pretty in-depth process that comes after the story is finished. Starting with editing. Once the book is ready, all the publishing outlets for ebooks and physical books have their own kind of process as well. I did research on dozens of websites and really learned as much as I could before I published anything. I would recommend starting there. Nathan Bransford’s is a great blog for writing in general, as well as many of the agent blogs.Joe Konrath is a good place to go as well.

      As far as free cover images, I would advise against that and do something original, even if that means slowly saving for a while. But like I said, I would do research first, and possibly even check out some of the ebooks available through all the different online retailers and/or bookstores. There is a lot to learn!

    • Yes i’ve visited Joe Konrath’s blog and am researching. Thank you for replying =)) I can’t wait to have friends/fans respond to me onlin4. lols
      I know free art is not so professional. I can do my own art, more of manga style… which other people also recommended not to 😮 How did you do yours? Is it with digital art?

  4. I have now been Exiled to Shift my lofty expectations for the Release of the Nova Chronicles and Endure the wait until the first book in the series is out for purchase. To you I say ‘bravo’ on a series well done. Well done indeed!!

    • Haha, thanks for stopping by Mark! I hope you enjoyed Endure, and I look forward to chatting with you about the new book when Nova is ready!

  5. any idea when the paperback version of Endure will be available on Amazon store???

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