The wait is finally over. My second novel is officially published.
Under a Fallen Sun is now out in the world. The ebook is available to download starting today. The paperback will be released on July 24th. The audio book is currently in production with a release date to be determined in mid-to-late August.
Building a New World
I’m so excited to share this latest novel. Under a Fallen Sun is the culmination of an idea I first brought to life 17 years ago. It started as a short story called Village of the Gargoyles that I wrote in college. The original story centered around four college students who become stranded in a cursed small town. They must find a way to escape before sunrise or else they will fall victim to the curse. The characters of Paige, Heather, Jason, Rich, and Todd all appeared in this early story, although they were not clearly defined beyond random stock characters.
My Mom had a chance to read Village of the Gargoyles a year before her death from cancer. She thought it had promise, but raised questions about certain elements that didn’t make sense to her. I put the story aside for a long time because life got in the way. Still, I came back to Mom’s feedback and mulled over the questions she raised. Over time, a much different story unfolded in my mind. I shifted genres from horror to science fiction. I developed firmer connections and relationships between the original five characters and developed subplots and additional characters that further fleshed out the story.
The end result is a science fiction thriller introducing a wider fictional universe that I plan to explore in subsequent novels and short stories. I’m not planning these future stories as direct sequels or prequels to Under a Fallen Sun. My vision is a web of interconnected stories and characters within the same fictional universe — in a similar vein to what you see with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
All of the distribution channels that offered Pandora Reborn will also be used for Under a Fallen Sun. I am doing a targeted roll-out for each format.
Starting on Monday, you can purchase the eBook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, WalMart, Google, Apple Books, and other major booksellers worldwide. You can also request a copy for your local library through Overdrive. Under a Fallen Sun will also be available on eBook subscription services Scribd, Playster, and 24 Symbols.
This is just the beginning. The paperback will be distributed by Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, and IndieBound following its release on July 24th. Finally, sometime in mid-to-late August, an audio book version of Under a Fallen Sun will be distributed to Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
Please check out Under a Fallen Sun and add it to your bookshelf or to-be-read list. Share this news with your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, pets, and random strangers. Trust me when I say that this book will give you something worth talking about!