Watch Them Wander is Available For Free Today

For all eBook readers out there, Watch Them Wander is available absolutely free today on Kindle and other retailers. And it is the first in a three book Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Series I have written called The Colossus of Rhodes Series.

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It features a teenage girl named Samantha Rhodes who has wandered a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland since her war-torn childhood, until the day she finds an animatronic genie in the sand capable of reversing her fortunes, and fulfilling her wildest wishes.

After a chance encounter with a starving stranger named Ryder begging for help from a distant village, Samantha and her genie Adam rediscover the outside oases in all their revenge-driven brutality. And from the curious way the lizards and birds watch her with glassy eyes, the way the stars in the sky grow exponentially in number during nights of tragedy, and the way captured raiders whisper of a blue goddess wandering in the darkness, Samantha finds herself drawn deeper into a superstitious world filled more with mystery than with terror. And within the wreckage of secret, ancient tunnels beneath the moonlit sands, Samantha discovers why the god of her oasis has given her a magical, weaponized genie.

Along with the frightening truth about the stars in their midnight skies.

I made Watch Them Wander free as a token of goodwill to prospective readers, as I know it can be difficult to take a chance on a new indie author without prior exposure. And I’m grateful that the story’s reception thus far has been largely positive.

If you would like to check it out on US Amazon, I’ll hyperlink it right here. I’ll also attach links to the story at the base of the post.

As a separate sidenote, my apologies for completely disappearing for a while.

My WordPress followers had disappeared earlier this year after I did a hosting transfer to Siteground from my old oscarrelentos.wordpress.com blog. But I recently was very kindly helped by WordPress staff to get my subscribers back. So I hope that helps me get this message out to some of those who have followed my writing in the past. I may repost it periodically to ensure those who missed it in their feeds get a second chance to see it, just a polite heads up on that. I’m uncertain how exactly things will operate with the new hosting setup, but I’m hopeful at least some people who have been following my writing over the years will see this post.

The story is driven by a strong sub-element of mystery throughout, and touches on some darker aspects of the human condition, though the tone is often quite light-hearted. So I hope it appeals to a wider readership than just the target Young Adult readership I am seeking to explore with these books. For those interested in the series who don’t prefer eBooks, the series is also available in paperback.

Again, I would like to reiterate that the eBook for Watch Them Wander is completely free on all retailers, and I hope it brings many avid readers like yourself enjoyment for many years to come =]

For US Amazon Readers click here

International Amazon Links: UKCAAUDEFRESITNLJPBRMXIN

Universal Book Link for those who have preferred retailers besides Amazon, i.e. Nook, iTunes, Kobo, etc.

Watch Them Wander is also available for free on Google Play

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Watch Them Wander Coming Soon

So I’ve written three new books in a series called The Colossus of Rhodes Series, and I’m putting the first book Watch Them Wander out entirely for free.

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It revolves around a teenager named Samantha Rhodes who has wandered a post-apocalyptic wasteland in bleakest solitude since her war-torn childhood. Until the day where she finds an animatronic genie in the sand capable of reversing her fortunes, and fulfilling her wildest wishes.

It started as an obscure writing prompt response I’d made on a Reddit post that didn’t get an insane amount of visibility compared to other posts I’ve written, but it snowballed into something much more when the story and the setting just stuck with me for months after the fact. And although much of what I initially imagined on the first write through remains within the finished product, I would say I ended up writing a vastly different book/book series than the one I expected to write.

The “Colossus” in the series is Samantha’s giant, animatronic genie named Adam. And I maintain a strong sub-element of mystery all throughout the story with regards to just what Adam’s intentions actually are, and precisely what the nature of Samantha’s reality truly is.

I’m currently waiting on the cover art for the second book. And with the set up I plan on using I really don’t want to put out the first book without also having the second book in tow as well. I may take some time before I publish the third book titled Elysium since I have yet to commission additional cover art for it. But all three books are completed and I do intend to put them out as soon as possible for all who may be interested in what I’m writing lately.

I apologize for not updating so much on my blog as of late, but I’ve really put a strong focus on expanding my backlist lately. And I really wanted to get this series written out first before returning to blogging any more. I’ve written two other books in a series that I intend to publish in the future as well, however my immediate focus will remain on this Colossus of Rhodes series for the near future. The books stand at approximately 65000 words, 74000 words, and 76000 words in books 1-3 respectively, and if they gain sufficient traction I have very real intentions of expanding the series further beyond even that if there are enough readers.

I hope that even though it doesn’t fit quite so neatly into any exact comparative category of similarly written titles that it will find its audience given enough time and exposure. To help smooth over this concern of it being too different to gain traction, I’ve made the first book free to better ensure that it will get into as many hands and ebook readers as possible.

The genre is Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Young Adult fiction, with a strong sub-element of mystery, and as soon as it’s live I’ll be sure to make another post here to make any and all interested readers reading this blog aware of its launch.