Dear <<First Name>>,

Happy mid-summer! Read below for updates, a fan survey, discount and free books, great featured indies, and for those of you who missed it, the link to the audiobook and trailer.

The Other Magic Updates:

  • The Other Magic received another honor, this time as a National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist. Perhaps someday I'll stop being so excited and surprised every time something like this happens, but I'm not anywhere near there yet.
  • The Other Magic audiobook is LIVE. This twenty-hour epic is free with a new Audible subscription.
    • NOTE: If you purchase or have purchased the e-book, the audiobook price drops to $7.49 USD.

The Other Way (Book Two) Updates:

  • As evidenced by the colorful graphs below, The Other Way edges closer to completion. It's been particularly enjoyable to see the seeds planted in the first book take shape and grow of their own accord in the second. It makes writing so much more fun!
  • I've also completed the first draft of a short-story, currently titled To Earn the Sash. It features Grobennar, Jaween, and Rajuban, with a few other cameos that I think those of you who have read The Other Magic will especially appreciate. This exciting prequel will also serve as a great introduction to the series for anyone who has not yet read my work. Let me know if you're interested in seeing a sample. If I get enough requests, I am considering sharing a few snippets with you before the release.

Your chance to affect The Other Way:
With less than 40% of The Other Way left to write, I wanted to give fans a chance to voice their opinions about the characters. This will not necessarily affect who lives or dies, but it could have an impact on screen/page time. There are, after all, many ways to tell the same story. Click below to take the four-question survey.
The Other Magic - Survey

Currently Reading/Listening to:
The Choice of Magic, by Michael Manning. I started this last month but had to take a break to listen to the full audio of my own book. I'm now close to finishing this as well. The narration is among the best, and the story continues to compel. I especially enjoy the way Manning takes his time developing the hero and story. There are certainly some classic tropes here, but they are the good kind and they are very well done!

FREE e-books - Deal ends August 14!
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Featured Indie Authors - Find Your New Favorite!
N.E. Michael - Author Website
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Paul J. Bennett - Author Website
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Tim Paulson - Author Website
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Tiger Hebert - Author Website
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If you missed the trailer, you can watch it now  Let me know what you think in the comments.
Finally, if you enjoyed, The Other Magic, and have not already done so, please pay it forward by posting an Amazon, Audible, or Goodreads review to help ensure that others like you choose to pursue this adventure. It is also incredibly rewarding and helpful for me to know what you enjoyed about the story! Who was your favorite character? What are you hoping to see in the second book in the series? Anything from a few sentences to a detailed analysis is welcome. Please follow one or both of the below links to leave feedback.

Leave your Amazon review here.
Leave your Audible review here.
Leave your Goodreads review here.

If you're not into leaving reviews, but would like to share your thoughts or ask a question, send me an email.

Thanks again for reading!


Derrick Smythe
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