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It’s finally time for the fabled (not really) preview chapter of the next upcoming book to Chronicles of Eden to be available for everyone out there who doesn’t mind the first chapter being spoiled early. If you prefer to wait until the book is officially released before reading its first chapter then by all means don’t click the link below. For those who can’t wait and want to see how the next book starts off, click away! The next book is currently being revised and finalized before publishing and the final art pieces are currently being drawn up for the new monstergirls that make their debut in this entry. As soon as the book is finished, compiled, and published to Amazon there will be an announcement on all my social media pages as usual. And of course this preview chapter is only going to stay up until the book’s release, afterwards it’s being taken down like always.
It’s almost time. The start of a great war is on the horizon. The players are nearly in position on the board. And a Dark Queen will do its best to make you scream. Are you ready to cross the point of no return? Because it’s quickly approaching.
Preview chapter available with link below.
The next Chronicles of Eden book is progressing rapidly with more and more monstergirls making their first steps onto the stage alongside the current cast. More of Eden is being revealed, a well-known harpy nesting ground comes closer in reach, and a battle-hungry minotaur leaps into action with both a warcry and memorable first encounter for readers to enjoy. Dark Queens lend a hand in the chaos, two knights come closer to crossing paths and perhaps blades, and a monstrous plot for complete anarchy comes into focus. The book is still planned to release this year, exact date unknown as it continues to grow with more content, action, and suspense as a great war in Eden inches ever closer. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge, and prepare yourselves for one hell of a showdown.
Slowly but surely the wiki page is coming together with more character information being added to the growing cast of the monstergirl series. Luckily I’m not the only one adding to the pages otherwise this would be progressing a lot slower, and for that I thank those that have contributed to helping this site grow. I’ve almost completed all of the main girls of Daniel’s harem and will be trying to get more entered in afterwards in a timely manner. Along with those being completed I’ve also started up the Discussion section of the wiki with a few topics that readers and fans can jump into quickly. Link is included below to the wiki and to the Discussion section that is located at the top navigation bar of the site. I encourage anyone and everyone to voice their thoughts on the topics if they want to and to even create new discussion posts to help the community grow further if they would like. I hope everyone enjoys reading what’s on the site so far and I can’t wait to see how large this and the community will continue to grow in the future.
The first set of character sheets for Chronicles of Eden has been uploaded to my blog! Come check out the gallery here.
The next Chronicles of Eden book is set to be a major tipping point for many characters and, honestly, the series as a whole. Two major threats are being confronted one after another, two Dark Queens are stepping into the spotlight and earning their titles as true villains in the story, plenty of pain and suffering awaits those that cross them, and two knights accompanied by many lovely ladies and ferocious femme fatales are closing in on not only each other but one hell of a bloody reunion with a pair of murderous sisters. Chronicles of Eden – Act XI was initially set to solely highlight these dangerous encounters, however upon nearing completion of the book two things were glaringly apparent. One, the book’s overall length wasn’t up to par with previous entries and could stand to be expanded to include more content. Two, and this was the biggest point, it was too dark. There were not enough moments of fun, smiles, laughter, relief, or even some much needed ‘loving’ between many of the main characters (you know the ones I’m talking about). There’s plenty of action, suspense, surprise, and sorrow happening, but that’s all it was going to be. And this series doesn’t need an entry like that, it needs some balance. Some joy. Some perviness. I do have standards I hold myself to after all.
With that in mind, the book is going to fix those two issues before releasing this year. It’s going to have more content added which will help not only help explore more of the world of Eden but also provide some laughs, some time to breathe and prepare for the next battle, and also help settle some girls’ growing inner nature. Because after all the heroes have been through, and what’s to come, they could use some happy memories and moments with each other. They’re certainly going to need them.
Chronicles of Eden – Act XI is still planned to release this year, an exact date is not yet determined. Expect to see more monstergirls, more action, more mystery, and that one moment everyone’s been eagerly awaiting: Daniel’s reunion with the Gemini sisters. What happens before, during, and especially after, will change his life forever. That is a guarantee
I wanted to address a concern a number of readers have been emailing me about recently and hopefully quell that growing anxiety. As many, if not all, of you know I publish my books exclusively on Amazon. The books are available in ebook and paperback formats and are also part of the Kindle Unlimited subscription service for Amazon. This means that all my books are only acquired on their store pages and only have their customer reviews to show for it. Something that has drawn attention to readers is the status of Chronicles of Eden – Act I, which currently has an overall 3 star rating on the site. This has prompted a number of emails asking if I’m worried or if this is a sign that the series isn’t doing well. It also brings up the question if I’m going to continue writing the series if this keeps up.
First and foremost, I’m always going to keep writing Chronicles of Eden. I love the series. I love the characters. I love the world. I want to keep going with it. Even if it had one star ratings on all the books I wouldn’t stop. I will never let the harsh words of others keep me from writing the words in these books. So don’t worry about that, this writer isn’t going to leave the series hanging on a perpetual cliffhanger.
Secondly, I want to state that the series is doing very well financially. It’s only selling more and more each month and I’m able to comfortably live off the royalties and art print sales alone. This is my full time job after all. I’m not saying I’m filthy stinking rich like J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer, but I’m doing alright. Don’t worry about me losing my home or anything, I’m not reduced to water and bread or living in a cardboard box. Sales have always been going well for the series and have only been getting better as time goes on and more readers jump into the world.
Third, I am aware of the review count for the books. The truth is most people don’t leave reviews, only a small fraction actually do. Ask any author, it’s the reality of how this works. People could love it or hate it, and they would still likely not leave a review. Granted, some are motivated to more than others, either by really liking the book or really hating it, but very few actually do take this extra step. The number of reviews on Chronicles of Eden – Act I is the vast minority of overall readers for the book, even if most of those reviews are showing as less than positive recently. There’s nothing I can do about this, I can’t demand or twist the arms of those who liked the book to leave a review, that’s entirely up to them. The review count isn’t hurting the book, it’s only making it seem less bright to new readers who first come upon it.
To answer the concern for the third point, if you or any reader is concerned about the review count or simply wants to help the book shine better on the store pages, then leave a review for it. Simple as it gets. It could be as short as “Loved the book” or “Great story” or anything like that. Doesn’t have to be a novel critiquing every aspect of the story, unless you’re that motivated to do so in which case go right ahead. Only takes 30 seconds, not even, to help the book shine, and every single review helps it do just that. I would love to see the book and the others raise to solid 5 star ratings, I truly believe that’s what they’re worthy of and will continue to believe that since I’m proud of my work. But if people don’t want to review for any reason, that’s up to them and I can’t fault them for that. They have to want to do it, they can’t be forced.
Whether the books get to five star ratings or down to one, I’m not going to stop writing for the series. I have a large story to tell and am currently planning several spin-off books to further explore the world and history of the characters. I’m never going to let the words of others keep me from doing what I love to do, so don’t worry about that. The truth is, whether people out there want to believe it or not, Chronicles of Eden is a success for me and is continuing to be as such. That’s all thanks to people out there who are buying the books and art prints and helping spread the word that the series is out there, that’s what shows the story is loved and wanted more of. And I’m more than willing and eager to keep the story going all the way through to its end.
Things I’m working on:
- Chronicles of Eden – Act XI
- Chronicles of Eden Wiki
Things I need to work on after:
- Chronicles of Eden Wiki (it’s an ongoing project)
- Chronicles of Eden – Act XII
- Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness (complete revision of series and continuation of Act VII)
- Rosario Vampire: A Game of Chance
- Rosario Vampire: Tsukune’s Head Girl – Retry
Things I want to work on after that:
- Chronicles of Eden – Act XIII
- Chronicles of Eden Wiki (will never be done)
- Two side-story books for Chronicles of Eden
- Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness
Things I want to write and publish but not sure when I will have time:
- Demons of Aether: Volume 2
Things that are taking away from my writing time:
- That thing called ‘sleep’
- A massive backlog of Steam games
- A massive backlog of Oculus Rift games
- A massive backlog of anime series
- A massive backlog of TV series
There’s your update on what’s going on with me. Now if you’ll excuse me my Nintendo Switch is bitching that I’m not playing with it enough, as it so frequently does these days.
The official cover art for Chronicles of Eden – Act XI is finished. Only one character highlighting this particular entry, a deviation from how the covers normally go for the series. All that can be said of any certainty alongside this teaser for the upcoming book is this: This fall the Gemini are going to make you scream.
Well, I finally did it. After getting emails after emails after rocks thrown through my windows asking for this, I finally decided to do something about it. I’ve started creation of the Chronicles of Eden wikia page. It was bound to happen eventually, why not now? Readers and fans of the series are free to take a look, and if they’re so inclined, to add to it. I’ve just started work with it, getting pages and links created and beginning the long process of entering in all the details for… well, everything in the series up to the current point. Needless to say it’ll take a while to fully flesh out, but that’s to be expected.
For those wanting to take a look and watch as the pages slowly grow the wikia can be found here. Official links will be added to my website after I get more content set up on the page.
And now, back to work.
So I have received many messages from readers of Chronicles of Eden asking/wondering/complaining about a few things in the series and I thought I would take some time to address them as these are the most frequent ones beings spoken about regarding these topics. Typically I prefer to let readers figure out things on their own, enjoy the ride with surprises intact, and come to understand its story structure along the way, but it’s becoming apparent that there are quite a few that need a little information or reminders about a few things. I’ve often been blamed of things such as not keeping track of things properly or neglecting character story lines in some books, typically things that these readers find irritating as its not how they themselves would want the story to go. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion and I by no means condemn anyone speaking ill about my stories or ranting about something they’ve misunderstood in them, I just want to take a moment to go over a few things and put some concerns to rest with everyone in case some facts have gone unnoticed or forgotten.
And of course, this post will contain spoilers for the series up to Act X. So if you haven’t read through the books yet this will let loose some major spoilers, so read at your own risk.
***SPOILERS BELOW. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED***
Okay, so first off, biggest question I get is “Who is the damn MC of this series?”. That’s paraphrasing many comments and even reviewers who don’t appear to like Daemon and his group being in the story at all. Let’s be clear about this, Daniel Sorres is the main character of the series, that’s undeniable. He’s in every book, we’re following him on his journey to instill peace in Eden, and he’s the envy of many guys out there with his apparent luck with the ladies. His story and path are important to the series. He is however not the only character in the story or for that matter the world. He is not showing us all of Eden on his journey. There are other lives out there that are taking place, and many as we’ve seen are contributing to the overall plot. Daemon and his followers, Max and his growing number of friends, Kindra and Flarah’s plotting, the Dark Queens. There’s other things going on than just what Daniel and his harem are up to or can see from where they are. Everything is connected, even if you can’t see the connections just yet. Their paths are all intertwined, that’s more than obvious as many have crossed each other one time or another. Daniel’s journey and development will continue as always, but there are other things that need to be fleshed out and brought to light along the way, and that means Daniel and his harem can’t be in every scene. This isn’t to say the cast is anywhere near as enlarged and complicated as that of Game of Thrones, but there are a lot more characters in the book than just Daniel and many deserve time to be seen, heard, and understood. That can’t and won’t be changed, so if the idea that Daniel isn’t going to be in every scene in every book really upsets you to the point that it makes reading this story unbearable, you may as well find another series to jump into. I won’t fault you for that, that’s your decision based on your preferences. It’s all cool.
Next off is another accusation many readers seem to fault me for while not seeing the entire picture first. This being “How the hell did the gemini get an entire army of followers so quickly to attack others with?”. Let’s look at this from what’s been seen so far. The gemini were cast to the eastern wastelands by Apoch and Astreal. There they plot to bring as many vicious monsters as they can to the land to annihilate Daniel’s dream of bringing peace to man and monster. That was at the end of Act IV. We again see them in Act VII at the very end leading a large army into Ruhelia to utterly decimate it. The time gap between these events is 6 days. To anyone paying remote attention that is certainly not enough time to draw an entire army together by handing out pamphlets of any sort. Now, it isn’t shown how the gemini recruit other monsters to join them, how they’re spreading the word. Magic could be involved, sure. So could messengers by horseback, carrier pigeons, and smoke signals for all we know, right? But still that’s a very short amount of time to recruit an army large enough to take down the centaur kingdom, even if the centaurs were poor fighters. So logically they couldn’t have sent word to all these monsters so quickly. That being the case many readers who noticed this are quick to jump to the conclusion that I screwed up the timing, that I wasn’t aware of the timeframe in my own books and made a big boo boo. After all this is a lot easier to think than, say, there’s more going on than what they’ve seen so far. Or what they’ve been paying attention to. Now that’s not to say the entire truth of everything that’s been happening has been made aware to readers, however there have been some clues that there’s been more going on for some time.
Who remembers this witch? Alice is her name and killing is her game (bad joke, I know). We first meet this nasty little monster in Act X as she murders- WAIT! No! Wrong! We actually meet this witch for the first time in Act II. For those who pay close attention they might notice that her staff is oddly familiar. The design is colorful, creepy, and made its first appearance when this witch confronted Alyssa towards the middle of the second book. Although her name wasn’t spoken as she was just ‘another witch’ who didn’t introduce herself or was questioned who she was, she is indeed the one and same from back then. However based on her introduction she gave in Act X she isn’t from this land. She and her sisters come from Zuyuan, which is located far east beyond the Opelega Sea. They’re from a different continent entirely. Sure, they’re joining The Sisterhood for the wicked party the gemini are throwing, but that’s not what brought them to the land in the first place. These evil witches, who technically are trespassing on Charlotte’s land, made the journey into enemy territory for another reason. And they’ve been around Daniel’s neighborhood since near the beginning of the series. Weeks have passed since Daniel began his journey, and long before the gemini even started calling monsters over for their party these wicked witches were already raping and killing humans with glee nearby. So what does this show? Not only would it have been easy for these witches to hear about The Sisterhood and their devious plot, but it shows that evil monsters can and have already been coming to this land without the gemini calling for them. Being drawn towards it even. Monsters that wouldn’t even normally play nice with each other, like the arachne and mites (or for that matter any of them as they all seem to be the kind that don’t make friends easily). Many of them joined The Sisterhood as it sounded fun and profitable for them, but its apparent, even just looking at it logically and timewise, that the gemini’s intentions are not what drew all these monsters into the land in the first place. Many readers have taken what they see at face value, and given the general theme of not believing in only what you see in Eden, that’s going to blind them from parts of the story. They believe that since we’ve only seen the gemini wishing to bring down everyone in the region that they’re the only ones causing trouble, that they’re the only bad girls in town. There’s an entire world we haven’t seen, other people, monster races, and very easily more villains that have yet to make an appearance with their own intentions. If something doesn’t make sense in the story (aside from Triska’s duffelbag, that thing’s a perpetual mystery) then perhaps that’s because you haven’t seen everything yet. Many people assumed Emily was something she wasn’t. Many people assumed Flarah was someone who she wasn’t. Sadly this is something many upset readers and reviewers won’t realize, but that’s something they’ll have to manage on their own.
Another thing I’ve noticed is many readers demand instant satisfaction. That whole bit about Daniel having to evolve as a character and earn the love of his mates and come to learn how to rise higher in the world with a power he didn’t even know he had? Many reviewers don’t like that apparently as he’s not strong enough or confident enough in the first book. The whole character development between Triska and Alyssa, from going to bitter rivals to companions and even lovers later on? Nope, their whole bickering aspect at first was too much to take for some. How any character development should be done with them slowly building a relationship and overcoming trials to make it seem more realistic? Wrong to many readers as they should just skip the whole fighting bit and just get to the sex right away. The first few books of the series suffer from poor criticisms such as these and that is unfortunate because these things that they all wish would go away are what helped build the foundation for the characters later on and for a great story to stand upon. That’s what the first book was for in fact, not to have Daniel become some powerful hero outright but rather to setup the world and introduce us to a few of the girls that would grow to become his family later alongside many others. To show his own growth into someone greater over time. A lot of people out there don’t seem to think so though. Still, the developments needed to be done and naturally, not forced for the sake of jumping to the later scenes and events sooner. People who are unsatisfied with that should probably stick to short stories, they’ll find them more enjoyable than long-running series.
I do get questioned very often if I’ve thought everything through by people who believe they’re seeing everything properly to make that sort of judgement. To answer this, yes, I have my story planned out from start to finish. There are parts that can be molded to different events if I choose to, but the overall plot, main characters, villains, and journey of them all has been decided in its entirety. I’m not making the whole story up as I go, as many would like to believe. What happens will happen for a reason, even if you can’t see the entire reason right away. That’s part of what makes reading a book fun, the journey of it all. Learning about the world, being surprised by twists and turns, cheering for heroes that earn your respect, cursing villains who you wish to see fall. That’s how these sorts of books go.
I understand my books aren’t made for everyone, no book is. Everyone has their own way of thinking and own preferences for what they like to read. These are just a few things that have been thrown at me repeatedly by others who, I think, just don’t understand how these sorts of stories work. Of course there are trolls and hateful people out there that just want to see authors burn, but I’m not making that judgement call on every harsh reviewer of my works. Some of them just aren’t the intended audience for these books and don’t agree with how it plays out, and that’s fine. To each their own. I’m still glad of the work I’ve created, the vast majority of those reading my books think they’re enjoyable, they’re all selling remarkably well so that proves people want more of this world, and that’s enough to make me sleep well at night.
To those who have asked about the topics above in emails or reviews I hope this sheds some light on them for you. And of course to everyone else that reads and approves of my stories, thank you all for your continued support. It really is appreciated