Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde
Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Friday, December 2, 2016

Hard Copies Of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground Available Now!

With surprising efficiency Amazon has made Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground available in hard copy (still paperback, but in 6x9 Trade Paperback, so larger print than normal in a library ready format).

I know, it's strange for the paper book to be available before the EBook, I did not see it coming. Normally this takes longer, but thanks to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing Print Beta Program, this has happened. Not only that, but apparently it's not just available in the US and the UK, but in most countries where Amazon does business.

I haven't sung praises for Amazon as much as I should over the last couple years. Some of their business practices with regards to electronic publishing are downright shady, or at least counter to commonplace business practices in a negative way - in my opinion - but this new straight to print program is a step in the right direction.

Here are the stats for the book:

  • Series: Spinward Fringe (Book 12)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Randolph Lalonde (December 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1988175038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1988175034
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Price (In US dollars): $14.99

Please be aware that these are not signed, but straight off the Amazon presses. For signed copies you'll have to wait until February because I don't have the time or money to get a reasonable number of copies here at the moment.

So, thank you Amazon, it looks like a bunch of these might make it onto a few shelves during the holiday season!


[The release date for the EBook version is still the same, December 11. You can preorder on Amazon or any other site you like to buy your books from.]

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground Available on December 11, 2016

Few Spinward Fringe books have taken over a year to write from the early planning stages to completion, but then, I don't think any other Spinward Fringe novel is like this one.

This was by far the most difficult to write in the series, that includes Broadcast 4 where I abandoned the manuscript for several months to do research and find my way again. Thankfully, Broadcast 10 was difficult for other reasons.

Anyway, Broadcast 10 was a fantastic, difficult challenge that may not be the largest book in the series, but I believe it's the most well developed, and well rounded. It's also more connected with the earlier novels.

I can't describe how much fun I had while working on this book, especially once I saw how I could fit all the elements of the story together. I really didn't want to leave the story once I was finished, so I'm not taking a break to write something else, I'm moving right on to Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge.

Back to what I mentioned in the headline: Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground will be available through all quality EBook sellers on December 11, 2016. It's currently available for pre-order through all EBook sellers (except for Amazon), so if you haven't already made sure that you will have your copy the minute it becomes available, then you can pre-order now.

Thank you very much for your patience this year. I hope you enjoyed the Chaos Core releases while you waited for Broadcast 10. It's a funny thing, every time I thank people for their patience on this blog, I get emails or other private messages from other writers who tell me that a year isn't a long time to work on a book. I'm glad they kept reminding me, and I hope they keep it up, because Broadcast 10 is so much better thanks to the extra time I spent on it.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cool Pursuit Is Available! Broadcast 10 Is Coming!

The files for Cool Pursuit: Chaos Core Book 2 were provided early to Amazon and Smashwords in order to get it into everyone's hands by October 21. As a result, most retailers already have it, with the exception of Barnes & Noble who tends to be much slower than all the others.

For anyone who doesn't know, this is the follow up to the first book in the Chaos Core series, which started with Trapped, a free novella. (You can get that for free anywhere eBooks are sold).

Chaos Core 2: Cool Pursuit is much larger, and shows us a larger piece of the Spinward Fringe universe as the main characters make their way through troubled territory.

Here's where you can get your hands on Cool Pursuit: Chaos Core Book 2:

Barnes & Noble

Now that this book is completed and released, I'm devoting all my time to Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10. It's already the size of an average Space Opera novel, about 95,000 words, but there's a lot of writing to be done. My goal is to get it out for December 7, and to be working on Broadcast 11 by the time that is in your hands.

I'm more excited than I can express to be so close to finishing broadcast 10, I believe it's one of the best in the series, and it's been the most difficult to write because so much is expected of this novel. If you look to the upper right hand corner of this blog, you'll find several preview chapters. If you've already gone through those, I highly recommend checking out the Chaos Core books, Dark Arts or Brightwill. Most of those books are free, so what do you have to lose?

Thank you so much for your support, I hope you enjoy the books that are finally being released!