Swordslinger reached the top five in Contemporary Epic Fantasy Ebooks on Amazon within 48 hours of promotions. This has been a great inspiration for me of which I owe thanks to Karen Troutman Bell for marketing and to all the readers. Over a thousand downloads were made yesterday that bumped us to #5.
The series has at least two more books with Samuel and his sword. I don't know how I'm going to top the plot for Book 2. I'm going to go where few fiction writers have gone. With all of my books I seek to dive as deep as possible into their psyche. They ask questions and evolve with their experiences as they move along the plot.
With my paintings I always have a source of Light in them to show no matter how dark the world can be, the Light was always be there, There's a line in my next novel "Ravens Of Light" where a character says, "The darker the dark, the brighter the Light." I always capitalize Light to associate light with the spiritual. I really love Ravens Of Light where on SkyEden there are two trees where the Spiritual meets the Physical.
Swordslinger has intense sword fighting with a constant sense of danger and movement. Yet it forces you to ask a lot of questions about life, time, and love. How far would you go to have your true love again? A question I thought about while writing Swordslinger: "The true measure of a man is what he would do for love."
In Book Two I really push that statement to the limit. Time is one of the hardest things to write about. It is filled with paradoxes. One of them that Samuel will soon discover that will force him to make the most difficult decision he'll ever make.
Book Two is very emotional, intense, a lot of sexual tension, and a frantic hunt to stop an event that would chance the course of man's religions.
We are working around the clock to gather fan support for Swordslinger and make attractive for movie producers.
I'm just elated Swordslinger is doing so well. A book is kind of a like a child you birth into the world. The cover is the clothes and you send them out and hope people love her.