Sunday, August 4, 2013

Book Release - Mutation (Kid Sensation #2)

I am proud to say that Mutation: A Kid Sensation Novel (the sequel to Sensation) has finally been released!

The cover art was again done by Isikol, whose work on the first novel in the series was simply spectacular. 

Needless to say, I'm happy to finally have the book out there.  Fans of Sensation have been very vocal in their request for a sequel, so hopefully they will enjoy this next adventure of Kid Sensation.

Of course, I probably should have done a better job of getting the word out about the sequel: done a cover release, announced a release date well in advance, etc. In all honesty, though, I'm just so new to all this (self-publishing, that is) that it well probably be a while before I get my sea legs under me and figure out enough of the ins and outs that I don't look like a total idiot every time I do something.

To be frank, though, I'm really a simple-minded fella, so I'm nervous about having lot of a pomp and circumstance surrounding a book release, and then having readers consider it to be the literary equivalent of the Johnny Depp Lone Ranger movie.  Thus, I've kept the fanfare to a minimum.

In other news, Sensation and Warden are finally out of KDP Select.  I think Select was great at one point and a powerful tool in an indie publisher's arsenal, but it seems to have lost a lot of its pop. Maybe Amazon will tweak it in some way to bring back it's sex appeal, but it feels like the train has left the station for good.  That being the case, I have loaded my work up to numerous sites - B&N, Smashwords, etc. - and am already starting to get sales (which I pray will steadily increase).

Finally, I'm still trying to wrap up the Warden sequel and get it to my editor, but have found my efforts derailed of late because of numerous factors.  But, as with Mutation, I'm leery of announcing a release date at this juncture (especially since I haven't even put it in my editor's hands yet).  All I can say is "soon."

Mutation is available at Amazon.comBarnes&NobleKoboSmashwords (for Sony, Apple and more), DriveThruFiction, and XinXii

*And on a side note, a lot of authors have stated the need for a mail list to announce book releases to readers, so if you are interested in being informed of such (and that is all I plan to use it for) please click on the link in the upper right corner of my blog.  Thanks!


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed Mutation and found it even better than the original. I look forward to the future adventures of kid sensation and the upcoming Warden sequel.

  2. Thanks! That's an incredibly nice thing to say, and you have no idea how much it means to writers when we hear that people enjoy our work. If you get an opportunity it would be great if you posted your sentiments in a review on Amazon or the like, but even if you don't you have made my day!

  3. I completely agree with the comment above. The kid sensation story is great , and draws you in just like any other great series like potter and Percy Jackson with still having a comic book feel since I love Dc and Marvel. I can't wait for more kid sensation!!!

  4. Tim,

    As with the first comment, I find your compliments incredibly generous (you put me in some pretty illustrious company) and sincerely thank you. I'm happy that both books in the series are resonating with readers, and you can rest assured that there are more in the works.


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