For the next three days (6th – 8th PST) Aftermath by E.A. Copen is available as a free download.
I, as both the publisher and one of the editors, have made a few mistakes with this book which I am now trying to rectify. Initially, I wasn’t too concerned about the ending, possibly because I knew it was part of a series and there were more books on the way, though in reality, I was reading the book as a ‘chapter’ of a longer story and didn’t take into account that some readers would prefer a little more closure. While I can’t directly respond to reviewers, I would like to thank the readers who commented on this (and gave advice) in either their review or via email and private messenger. I spent a lot of time refreshing my knowledge on structuring a serial/series, story/character arcs, to ‘cliffhanger’ or not to ‘cliffhanger’, and after some discussion with E.A. Copen, we decided to add an additional chapter to the book, which I hope brings a little more closure to this ‘chapter’ of the story. If you are one of the readers who purchased a paperback and would like a revised copy, please forward proof of purchase to email@example.com, and I will arrange to send a revised copy to you (free of charge).
Of course, fixing the ending (hopefully) was only the beginning of the fun and games. In my endeavour to update the interior files I completely messed up the page numbering when I overestimated my formatting skills with Word. I ended up buying completely different software (which I love) to complete the task, and although I’m very pleased with the results, I am sure I tested both the cover designer and author’s patience. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, I admit that, and it took me longer than intended as I have a tendency to nitpick. The paperback is now available to buy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online stores.
As an end note, I would like to add that (in my opinion) the Broken Empire series only gets better, but I tend to enjoy books that are more space fantasy than science fiction, with political wrangling, character depth, and a variety of themes, includes the age-old good versus evil. While there are readers out there looking forward to reading the second installment of this series (provisionally scheduled for publication in autumn), I can’t wait to read the third book.
With that said, if Aftermath sounds like your ‘cup of tea’, please feel free to download a copy and help spread the word. Reviews, especially, are welcome. We are especially interested in networking with book bloggers.
Soldier. Traitor. Savior.
In an empire where political power is everything, Captain Timothy Val wants one thing: to serve his empire with honor and distinction. But after a mission to quell a revolt goes terribly wrong, Timothy is branded a traitor and barely escapes with his life. His only hope of regaining his lost honor and clearing his family name rests in the hands of a senator planning to use him as the face of a revolution.
With an intergalactic war looming and civil unrest spreading through the empire, Timothy must tread carefully. Assassins wait around every corner, and his new allies have made him powerful enemies, enemies that may not be entirely Human.
To save the empire, Timothy will have to betray every oath he’s ever taken.