City of the Divine Sun

Since I ordered the proof this week, I thought it was safe to announce the details for my latest novel, City of the Divine Sun.  Here is a sneak peak of the cover art:

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Like I have mentioned previously, it is not a direct sequel to Mind Trace, but another story set in the same “universe.”  In case you can’t read the blurb on the back, here is the synopsis:

 A famous archaeologist, last rumored to be in search of a hidden Maya city in Guatemala, has gone missing. Her daughter. Serena, worried and overcome by strange visions, abandons everything to search for her mother and the answers to the apparitions that have begun to haunt her.

 Her mother wasn’t the only one searching for Mah K’ina. The Baron seeks to plunder the city for its untold riches and is willing to eliminate anyone that gets in his way. Out of her element and desperate to save her family, Serena must now rely on her past to show her the way.”

I really had a lot of fun writing this novel, and I think it was a nice change from Mind Trace. This one is more of a fantasy/adventure, as opposed to science fiction, so if you’re one of those that aren’t into the “techy” novels, this one may be easier to get into.

I used an editor prior to publishing this time around, so hopefully some of the typos and grammar issues that were missed in the previous novel won’t be an issue here. (Kris Kendall, of Final Edits, http://www.final-edits.com/). She was so fun to work with, and gave me a lot of helpful advice. (Thanks, Kris!)

City of the Divine Sun should be released on Amazon and Kindle within the next few weeks/month, just as soon as I approve the proof and make sure there are no other things that need changing. Keep posted! There will be a giveaway as soon as it’s published!

I also plan on featuring Mind Trace in another “free giveaway” on Kindle when that happens, to help get the word out there! If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please pick up a copy for your Kindle during the promotion! Dates to be posted soon.

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Long Lost Updates

Well things have certainly been busy!

First of all, my husband and I are now the parents of two precious children :). However, we were all in for a surprise when we found out that our little girl was actually a little boy, and we had no name picked out!!  Just goes to show you that sometimes ultrasounds can be interpreted incorrectly, even by an “expert.” 🙂 But we welcomed little Logan into the world on June 11th and couldn’t be happier.

Also after much consideration, I recently went back and released a second edition of “Mind Trace.”  As far as the plot, there are no changes, but I went back and had it professionally edited and released the new edition, handling a lot of the typos that had gone unnoticed prior to its publishing.  A free update was provided on the Kindle platform with these changes.  It has certainly been a learning experience, but I hope that my future books will reflect all these things I have learned.

To keep things organized, I created a new tab with some of the resources I found useful in this publishing business. I will be updating this as I have time, but it can be found here: https://hollymccaghren.com/resources/

Other exciting news! My second book is in the proofing stages and I expect it to be released within the next month. Look for it on Amazon and Kindle when it is released! More details to come on that in a future post.  Note: It is not a sequel to my first book, but I will be continuing Alice’s adventures in a future novel!

Stay posted for updates about book #2!