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“Rhesus A” Now On Kindle

Posted in Dee Dee, Fatima, Immortal Forever, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Uncategorized, Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2016 by Kaden Brown

After a very long wait, the second edition of “Rhesus A” is now available on Kindle.

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Pre-publication poster of the book, now called “Rhesus A”.

 

To purchase visit Amazon Kindle, or simply visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhesus-Kaden-Brown-ebook/dp/B01F9QGYXQ and buy the story of vampire Ashley for just £3.42 (please note, the price can change without notice) in the UK.

Hopefully, this edition has fixed the errors… please let me know if problems still persist.

Pottering and Puzzling

Posted in Lilith, O-Negative with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by Kaden Brown

Over the last month not much progress has been made on anything really. “O Negative” and part two of “Lilith” (probably to be ingeniously called “Lilith Part 2”) are at the stage of being played with, with no real inner-vibe kicking into gear and letting the story of either take-off on a good writing stint.

On the other hand, a spin-off project based-on the story of Fatima, called “Fatima” (aka: “Knowing The Mountains, Smelling The Sea: A Dialogue of Immortality”), set in a war-torn Beirut (circa 1975-76) is taking shape with huge butterflies in the tummy, and writing just flowing onto the page.

As “Fatima” is largely set in war-torn Beirut it means me having to re-learn all the names and events of that conflict. Naturally, if you have read “Rhesus A“, you know what happened to Fatima and the connection to Ashley through Kaji and Elizabeth. Well, “Fatima” is the story as told by a Cambridge molecular biology Phd candidate who seeks out Fatima in Beirut, only to discover things and experience things no human should ever know.

One of the things I want to do with “Fatima” is to write in a stunning new style that includes entire chapters that are 100%, absolutely entirely, dialogue. If anyone has read my short experimental piece “Sexy Sadie” they will know exactly what I mean.

In some ways, “Fatima” will be reminiscent of Rice’s “Interview With The Vampire” which begins with a reporter wanting to tell their stories. Unlike those books, the Cambridge scholar will not be a mere observer but an active participant in the actions of Fatima, culminating in events that lead to her being hunted and eventually executed by the Vampyre Council in North America.

Hopefully, I can decide what to do about part two of Lilith, as I feel that it really, really does need finishing-up. Maybe inspiration will hit me, and I can recapture the terse style and action that epitomizes Lilith so much. failing that, then “Fatima” will evolve as her life story (or the latter days, anyway) begin to develop and get told.

Ten Lucky Lilith Winners

Posted in Lilith with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by Kaden Brown

The Goodreads competition to win one of ten paperback copies of “Lilith” has ended. The lucky winners are:

Scout Hodges
Kate Phillips
Andrea Genovesi
Allison Thaemlitz
Mariah Oyondi
Bryee Prieto
Carol Peterson
Lauren Phillippi
Jennifer Bennetts
Alicia Kszywisko

Copies of “Lilith” will be posted by the publisher before this weekend. FYI, there were seven USA winners, one Canadian, and two British. Strangely, and this was beyond my control, there were no winners in Australia or New Zealand. So, such a statistical travesty may see a specific AU/NZ giveaway at some stage. We shall see.
Good luck and happy reading.

Vanguard LA

Posted in Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Uncategorized, Vanguard - Coven with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by Kaden Brown

One of the Vampire Societies is that of the Vanguards… so it is with some bemusement that Zetty is sent to the Vanguard Club to work, alongside fellow vamp, Arkady. It is Ashley’s first job and one that she grows to love. It’s the launching pad for some of the adventures and events that almost overwhelm her.

So, I thought I would show you what the Vanguard Club looks like. Yep, it is a real club, right in the heart of LA…

It is a pretty big club, much larger than what it looks like from outside. Plus, it is a favourite of the stars – performers and patrons alike – who want to be seen out and about, with the beautiful people. Hollywood at its best! If or when you visit the City of Angels, this a club you have got to experience.

“Rhesus A” Withdrawn Temporarily

Posted in Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Uncategorized, Update, Vanguard - Coven with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Kaden Brown

Just letting people know that Rhesus A has been pulled from sale. This means that there should be no new hardcopy or e-book versions on sale. Having said this, I am sure that some local shops and niche suppliers may still have copies available. Likewise with second-hand copies.

Books 1 and 2 of the Ashley Zetterburg series (Rhesus A and Vanguard Coven) will be edited and released at some stage in the future. A major prompt in this decision was the following review on Amazon:

New!                  JugsMacguyver reviewed Rhesus A

So close…                 6 July 2012
                    The actual storyline is great. Well paced, engaging characters, not your average vampire book. Sadly, this was hard to find through the infuriating spelling errors, grammatical errors and words that were completely omitted. It really doesn’t appear that the book was proof read at all. It’s also a bit strange that the British main character swings between calling her mother mum and mom sentence by sentence. Disappointing…
It is an enticing review, honest and informative. And I agree with it totally. So, off to the editor it is. Maybe that teaches me for not getting the manuscript edited in the first place!

Getting Sorted

Posted in Lilith, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Uncategorized, Update, Vanguard - Coven with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by Kaden Brown

Just like The Beatles’ “Getting Better” (all the time) things here in hot-one-minute-cold-the-next-Adelaide are getting sorted. Though if one looked briefly, giving a cursory glance in the general direction of my life you may not think it, that yes, things are on track to at-least getting better.

This doesn’t mean everything here is fine. The opposite is true. My mum is back in hospital (I think this is her fourth time in less than a month) and hopefully, this time she will not be kicked-back home too quickly – even though mum and I would dearly love her to be able to live at home safely. At-least in hospital she is away from the safety hazards and hassles associated with living independently in a suburban house. For me, just living in a house all by myself is so alien that I have no idea how I would cope in the long term.

On other issues, I need to get on a financially stable footing before proceeding with the editing of Lilith (and at some stage, Rhesus A too), decide if Lilith has been completed (I’m 99% sure that the manuscript is complete), and continue with the planning of the third book, Vanguard Coven, which may also be called something else entirely along the same theme as Rhesus A. The storyline for VC is coming along nice and continues on from where Rhesus A ends. It really does just get better.

My days are occupied by study, going to the hospital, job interviews and drinking coffee. Hmm, I think I have sampled half the cafes in Adelaide and may have settled upon one which does an okay flat white and edible food… their real test will be if they can make a decent Americano. Now if only their cafe tables were just slightly larger so that my laptop would fit…

My Opinion? I’m Just Trying to Walk

Posted in Lilith, Rhesus A - a Vanguard Newborn, Uncategorized, Vanguard - Coven with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by Kaden Brown

A friend and great up-and-coming best-selling author, John Ling (he has a thriller out right now called The Blasphemer, available at Amazon), once asked me to write a piece about my experiences self-publishing. At the time I was a little daunted, and not a little bit perplexed: I had no successful experience as a self-published author. Sure, I had put something on Kindle (an early error-ridden and first draft version of Vanguard Newborn) but my efforts had been dilittante-ish at best.

Since that belittling realisation, which both embarrassed me and motivated me to clean-up VN and make it a darker, more interesting story, things have progressed in leaps and bounds. Vanguard Newborn was finally ready for publishing (without going to an editor!) at which time I decided that the title was not ideal and promptly renamed the book Rhesus A. Actually, the full title is Rhesus A – a Vanguard Newborn.

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