This series began with the novelette, Shade of Evil, though I didn’t know then that it was going to lead where it has! One thing I can assure you of is that I am delighted that it has grown into the series, and excited as to where it will go.
Back in the beginning, Shade of Evil had a cover design meant to be very plain. With later developments, however, that concept is no longer appropriate. As a consequence, the book has a brand new cover. This new cover features artwork by Chris Graham, and I hope that you’ll think it’s as great as I do! I think Chris has captured the essence of the story superbly. You can see the new cover better by clicking on the image.
In addition to the great new cover, the text has been revised, to eliminate some errors and to make the story fit later developments of G1: The Guardians better. Unfortunately, that does mean that if you own a copy of the 1st Edition, it won’t tally with this version. I believe that you get automatic updates from Amazon and some other sites, however, but if you don’t, please contact me before the end of this month (August 2013)!
The 2nd Edition of Shade of Evil is available as an ebook, or will be very shortly, through Amazon (stores worldwide) and Smashwords. It will also be available from most other major online bookstores (including Barnes & Noble, kobo and Apple iTunes) and numerous other sites but I’m afraid I have no control over when! Remember that Smashwords offers all major ebook formats. The paperback will be available very soon, via skoobebooks.
If you read Shade of Evil, or have already read it it, I would be very pleased if you provided feedback as to your opinions about it! Star ratings are okay, though limited when in isolation. A brief comment on one of the bookstore sites that allow customer reviews to be placed, or a review of any length, would be even better! Apple iBooks readers, specifically: I would be thrilled if you could offer feedback on iTunes, which is one of the few major outlets where I don’t currently have any feedback on my books. If you do leave feedback, I would appreciate you dropping me a line to let me know – sadly, only Smashwords actually notifies authors of reviews received! If you belong to groups in networks like Google+ or Pinterest, especially where short reviews are posted, I’d be very happy to hear if you’ve posted about this or any of my books there. Of course, you could leave a comment here, on the appropriate page, or even post a review on your own blog.