I already caved and decided to upload Blood and Lies onto it. The serial format is the best way to tell that story, and I just don’t have it in me to fool with a Patreon right now. It also frees me up to work on my other books stress-free because editing a heavier Fantasy series all at once just messes with my brain.
So here’s the first few chapters of Knightmages Book 1: Blood and Lies that will be updated on a nearly daily basis.
“Loyalty is the only thing that matters in the Burroughs family who make a living summoning demons for tyrants. When Alex’s father, Nicholas Burroughs, betrays them by not sacrificing his firstborn to summon a demon, they execute him. Shunned as a ‘living crime’ among his family, Alex grows to hate everything about them, including the knowledge that his only future will be helping to bring more misery into the world.
This drives Alex to spite his family in a way no one else has dared before – he escapes from them. Now Alex must train to become the best mage or just like his father, he’ll die a traitor too.”
I will also add content warning for child abuse, and there’s a baby sacrifice in the prologue where the ritual leading up to it is shown but the actual act is off-screen.
Here’s some Kindle Vella tips though for readers and writers:
- You receive 200 free tokens for now
- If you have a specific book link, you’re able to easily go to that book and read it
- Finding new authors is a crapshoot because the tagging system is wonky. Essentially, you’ll mainly find stories from authors who already have readers. It pretty much looks like a beta test for now.
- I don’t think this is actually on the Kindle for now. You can read Kindle Vella stories from Amazon’s site or iOS app I believe.