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Infovore 06-03-2017 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Atamasama (Post 20251387)
Finished the box set so I had to buy the others (up to book 9). I also convinced a friend to buy the first 4 box set. I really dig these books. :)

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed them, and thanks for recommending them!

Book 10 will be out later this month, if you're interested. :)

Atamasama 06-04-2017 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Infovore (Post 20251671)
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed them, and thanks for recommending them!

Book 10 will be out later this month, if you're interested. :)

Yes you already have a customer. :)

tim314 06-05-2017 04:16 AM

On the main page, only the first part of the thread title was displayed: "Urban Fantasy Box Set:..."

Which i somehow managed to misread as "Urban Fantasy Sex Bot" :eek:

Freud would have a field day with me :o

Atamasama 06-05-2017 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tim314 (Post 20254268)
On the main page, only the first part of the thread title was displayed: "Urban Fantasy Box Set:..."

Which i somehow managed to misread as "Urban Fantasy Sex Bot" :eek:

Freud would have a field day with me :o

Look at post #22 in this thread. ;)

Infovore 06-27-2017 01:11 AM

For those following at home, Book 10, THE OTHER SIDE, was released today!

Also, the audiobooks will start coming much faster now. Book 2 should be out within a week or so (depending on how fast Amazon releases it) and the next ones will be coming as fast as we can produce them (probably 6 weeks - 2 months apart).

Infovore 10-22-2017 12:57 AM

Forgot I didn't update this thread for the new book. Book 11, PATH OF STONE, is out now. It's a flashback story, detailing Stone's early apprenticeship (and how he almost lost it). It's getting great reviews.

The audiobooks are up to book 5, now, and book 6 is almost finished recording.

Algher 10-25-2017 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Infovore (Post 20554479)
Forgot I didn't update this thread for the new book. Book 11, PATH OF STONE, is out now. It's a flashback story, detailing Stone's early apprenticeship (and how he almost lost it). It's getting great reviews.

The audiobooks are up to book 5, now, and book 6 is almost finished recording.

I picked it up for a flight to London - helped set the tone of my trip.

Infovore 12-17-2017 12:04 AM

Just a quick update: Book 12 of the series, NECESSARY SACRIFICES, is available now. This one has some pretty big changes and revelations for Stone - if you've been following the series, you'll probably enjoy it.

Infovore 06-27-2018 07:07 PM

I see I haven't updated this in a while!

Book 13, GAME OF STONE, and Book 14, STEEL AND STONE, are out!

Algher 08-28-2018 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Infovore (Post 21050289)
I see I haven't updated this in a while!

Book 13, GAME OF STONE, and Book 14, STEEL AND STONE, are out!

Wahoo! More books to my Kindle...

Infovore 08-28-2018 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Algher (Post 21174579)
Wahoo! More books to my Kindle...

Yay, hope you enjoy them!

Book 15 will be out in a couple of weeks. :)

Infovore 09-25-2018 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Infovore (Post 21174620)
Yay, hope you enjoy them!

Book 15 will be out in a couple of weeks. :)

Book 15, STONE AND CLAW, is out!

Projammer 09-26-2018 05:15 PM

Already read it. Didn't know the author hung out here.

Love the books!

Infovore 09-26-2018 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Projammer (Post 21232150)
Already read it. Didn't know the author hung out here.

Love the books!

Thank you so much!

Algher 10-11-2018 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Infovore (Post 21229408)
Book 15, STONE AND CLAW, is out!

Got me through a long flight home from London (seems to be a pattern for me).

running coach 10-12-2018 06:44 AM

Spam reported. (swaragh)

Infovore 10-12-2018 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by running coach (Post 21262297)
Spam reported. (swaragh)

Curious why you reported it. I got the preview in my email, and it just looked like a (rather nice) review of one of my books. No links or other spammy stuff, at least not that showed up in the email.

running coach 10-12-2018 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Infovore (Post 21262618)
Curious why you reported it. I got the preview in my email, and it just looked like a (rather nice) review of one of my books. No links or other spammy stuff, at least not that showed up in the email.

A single word linked to the spam at the very bottom.
He had several threads he dropped spam into that carefully related to the thread topic while the spam didn't.

Infovore 12-15-2018 06:38 PM

Book 16, THE SEVENTH STONE, is out! It's a big one, for those who like nice long stories. :)

Infovore 01-15-2019 02:11 PM

I've just released another book in my Alastair Stone universe. It's a short novel (unlike the last doorstop!) and it's a standalone. So if you want to get a little taste of what Stone's like before diving into the series, this is a good one.

Devil's Bargain: A Novel in the Alastair Stone Chronicles


Note: Unlike my usual novels, this one is in first-person format from a different main character. The series itself is in third person and primarily from Stone's POV.

Atamasama 01-16-2019 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Projammer (Post 21232150)
Already read it. Didn't know the author hung out here.

Love the books!

Yeah Iím hooked, I have every one of these in my Kindle library. Iím impressed how quickly new ones come out.

Infovore 03-12-2019 07:31 PM

Book Seventeen, GATHERING STORM, is now available!

Broomstick 03-12-2019 07:48 PM

Wow, up to 17!

I think the thing that annoys me most about box sets of e-books is that if I've already paid for book #1 as a separate purchase I'm forced to buy it again to get the box set... but I'm not buying 4 (or more) books when I don't know if I'll like the series.

That said - I definitely enjoyed the Alastair Stone books I have read.

Infovore 03-12-2019 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Broomstick (Post 21534007)
Wow, up to 17!

I think the thing that annoys me most about box sets of e-books is that if I've already paid for book #1 as a separate purchase I'm forced to buy it again to get the box set... but I'm not buying 4 (or more) books when I don't know if I'll like the series.

That said - I definitely enjoyed the Alastair Stone books I have read.

Glad you're enjoying the books, and totally understandable about the box set.

I find that the set is popular with the Kindle Unlimited subscribers - they get four books worth of reading for one "credit," and assuming the read them, I still get paid as if they bought all four books (since it's by page reads). Win-win! It's also a little bit of a discount--the first box set costs $9.99, whereas if you bought all four books it would cost you around $16.

Broomstick 03-13-2019 04:23 AM

Yeah, back in the old days if I bought a box set I could donate the oddball extra(s) to the library or pass them on to someone else, but you can't do that with e-books, the extra title just sits there in your library list, glaring at you...

Johnny L.A. 03-14-2019 02:15 PM

As my eyes skimmed over the (truncated) title on the Forums page, I read it as Urban Fantasy Sex Bot

Infovore 03-14-2019 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnny L.A. (Post 21537730)
As my eyes skimmed over the (truncated) title on the Forums page, I read it as Urban Fantasy Sex Bot

You weren't the only one! (See tim314 in post #53) :D

Atamasama 04-11-2019 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Infovore (Post 21537884)
You weren't the only one! (See tim314 in post #53) :D

And post #22 before that.

Infovore 06-06-2019 11:37 AM

For anybody who's still following the series, book 18, HOUSE OF STONE, released today!

Infovore 09-11-2019 09:50 PM

Book 19, CIRCLE OF STONE, is out!

Infovore 09-13-2019 06:34 PM

Also, my first box set (books 1-4, over 1,800 pages) is on sale for 99 cents at Amazon for a very limited time, so if you were curious to check out the series, now's a great time!

Infovore 12-10-2019 02:55 PM

If anybody's still following along, Book 20, THE MADNESS BELOW, is out!

This one's got a nice touch of Lovecraftian horror.


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