Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde
Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Carnie's Tale Is Everywhere

Chapter 30 of Carnie's Tale is up and chapter 15 is free! 15 is the last chapter available to non-subscribers, but the whole book is out, so you can download it to your reader from your favourite retailer now.

Chapter 29 did go up on Wednesday as scheduled, but there was no announcement since I was putting out a dumpster fire of my own making at the time (Sorry about that to all affected. If you preordered and still have a problem, update your book using Amazon's dashboard).

Other than an issue with Amazon, the launch for Carnie's Tale went really well. Thanks to a few positive reviews, people who were hesitant to check the book out are picking it up this week. I'm just glad I got things fixed in time for Thanksgiving in the US, since most of the emails I'm receiving now are from people who are thanking me for releasing something in time for their long trips to visit family.

Thank you for supporting this book, I hope everyone enjoys it!

 
RL
 
[Broadcast 11: Revenge is next!]

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Next Book In The Spinward Fringe Saga: Carnie's Tale, Final Release Date

 
 
Carnie's Tale Part 26 is up, and Part 13 is free! The full, polished version of the book releases at most EBook Retailers on November 14, and you can preorder now.

Carnie's Tale takes place a few weeks after Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground and continues Alice's story from where we left her at the end of that book.

Thank you for all the support behind this continuation of the Spinward Fringe Saga (Carnie's Tale is essential reading before Broadcast 11: Revenge). These chapters wouldn't be out there without you!

 
RL
 
[Broadcast 11: Revenge and Broadcast 12: Invasion are next!]

Friday, September 29, 2017

What I'm Listening To For Carnie's Tale

The story from Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground continues for Alice and a few other characters in Carnie's Tale, a short novel that takes place between Broadcasts 10 and 11.

Often there's a time jump between books in this series, and that was the plan for Broadcasts 10 and 11, but I found a story between the two. It's a story that takes us back to a world that at some times feels abandoned, after the Holocaust Virus hit and artificial intelligences turned on most of humanity.

There were survivors who were smart enough to lay low, and some of them made it to Haven Shore. Noah Lucas (known as Carnie in the Samurai Squadron), is just such a survivor.

As with every book I write, I associate different songs, and often albums with the events and the environment I'm writing about. For Carnie's Tale, that music is sometimes slow, low, and it speaks of lonely times, silence that is too complete, and a wish to return to better days.

There is also boisterous carnival-ready music for when Carnie is reliving a few memories about better times, and other tracks that speak to Alice's time in training, or her moments of disappointment and joy.

Here's a list of some of the tunes I've been playing in the background while writing this story, I've tried to give you some clue as to what kind of scenes I used as background music while I was writing:

For Carnie's lonely times: Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows, Waiting for the Miracle,

The first android chase: Lost Boys Soundtrack: To the Shock Of Miss Louise

Alice's New Home: Conjure One: Endless Dream

A chase into the storm: Helion Prime: Life Finds A Way, Hailstorm: Mayhem, Dragonforce: Ashes of the Dawn

A new chase: Apocalyptica: Toreador II

A little longing: Black Eyed Peas: Meet Me Half Way

Alice Goes On A Search: Ray Charles: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The people we miss: Apocalyptica: Faraway Volume II

I'm not quite finished with Carnie's Story yet, so I'm sure this sampling of music will grow. I'm seriously excited to get this story into your hands, there is a lot of heart, and I think it's the perfect bridge between Broadcasts 10 and 11.

RL

[The original announcement for Carnie's Tale can be found HERE]