3.08.2014

Indie Authors Unite!

Writers and readers alike, but mostly indie authors: this is a great article over all. Trends in eBooks vs. paperback, yada yada. You've probably read a lot of it before.

I want to focus on #7 in this list: "Successful indies are mentoring the next generator of writers."

Since August when I quit the day job and started doing this full time, I have been continually amazed at the amount of support I have received from other indie authors. They aren't fans; a lot of them have never read my stuff and wouldn't like it if they did. Still, they share their knowledge, their experiences, their tips and tricks. It's not just one or two individuals, but the whole community.

We could see each other as "the competition," but we don't. There is no "us and them." We are comrades. We are cohorts. We are all in this together.

If you are an indie author, veteran or newbie, embrace your community. They are a beautiful group of people. Help them. Consider their advice. Mentor them. Challenge their views. Share your knowledge and resources. Embrace the tried-and-true methods. Find new ways to succeed and share those ideas. In the long run, we'll all be better off for the effort.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker/10-reasons-self-published_b_4915694.html

2.24.2014

Bastian's Storm

Title chose and writing in progress!  How about a quick little teaser for the sequel to Surviving Raine?

***
Sometimes it just boiled inside of me. 

The fucking anger. 

It was directed at nothing and everything.  It focused on the sites and the people around me because they were the constant reminder of what I had lost.  Sometimes it was even directed at the one person who understood and accepted me for the asshole I was.
***

Coming this summer! 

2.19.2014

Evan Arden Trilogy Price Drop!

Price drop on Evan Arden Trilogy eBooks and all books are also now available in paperback!

You can get Otherwise Alone for just $0.99 cents, and either Otherwise Occupied or Otherwise Unharmed for $3.99 in ebooks! Also check out the paperback editions available through Amazon! Buy the paperbacks, and you can download the Kindle version for free!

 




 http://www.amazon.com/Otherwise-Alone-Evan-Arden-Trilogy/dp/1495415937/




 






http://www.amazon.com/Otherwise-Occupied-Evan-Arden-Trilogy/dp/1495415988/






 







 http://www.amazon.com/Otherwise-Unharmed-Evan-Arden-Trilogy/dp/1494325861/




2.18.2014

Transcendence is LIVE!

Ehd has finally crawled out of his cave and is ready to tell you his story!  Don't miss this epic love story that transcends language and time...all from a caveman's point of view.  Check out the Amazon links for countries outside the US on the Transcendence page, and don't forget to watch the video trailer by Jada D'Lee Designs - it features the Savage Trainer in all his caveman glory!

Available in eBook (multiple formats) through Amazon Kindle and Smashwords, and paperback through Amazon

Transcendence page:


On Amazon


HOH!

2.16.2014

Evan Arden Banner Contest Winners

Thank you so much to all who entered! I know why I don’t do contests like this more often – it’s so hard to choose a winner!! I had so many great entries, going through them all was both fabulous and really, really difficult! Ultimately, I had to make a choice. I also ended up ditching the last pose. Apparently no one really wants to see Evan with his clothes on. Weird.

Here are your winners!  Thanks to everyone who participated!

 Banner by Alekandra

 Banner byYasmine

 Banner by Josephine

Banner by Lucia

 

1.28.2014

Evan Arden Banner Contest!

How about a little help for an artistically-challenged author?  :)

The Savage Trainer is going to accompany me on a couple of the book signings I'm doing this year, and I was trying to come up with something he could sign other than just the books where he's featured on the cover.  So, with nearly 2000 pictures of him on my computer (tihihihi), I figured some "Evan Arden" banners were a great way to go.

I've chosen 4 of my favorite pictures of TST as Evan Arden.  Here's what needs to be on each of the banners:

1. Either Evan Arden, Evan Arden Series, Otherwise Alone, Otherwise Occupied, or Otherwise Unharmed, or a logical combination of any of the above.
2. Shay Savage (or by Shay Savage)
3. A caption, preferably something said by Evan, from one of the books.















Once you decide which picture you would like to use, feel free to email me (shaysavage @ shaysavage.com) for a hi-res copy of the picture.

I'll pick a winner for each of the four pictures, who will receive a paperback copy of Otherwise Unharmed, signed by both me and TST!

Please like and share!  Spread the word!  Thank you all!






1.23.2014

Transcendence Coming - Feb 14! Teaser Time!

You won't have to wait much longer for my next book - Transcendence - to be available on Amazon!  The official release date is February 14, 2014!  Here's the summary and a little teaser to get you going...

Transcendence:

It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness.   He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone.  When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate.  He doesn’t know where she came from, she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache.  Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.

Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there.  She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome.  She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen.  No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. 

With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months.  As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time.

Teaser:
My nose runs down the side of her neck and to her shoulder. When I reach the thin strap of cloth there, I sniff at it, curious about its purpose. I follow the edge of it down to her collarbone, then change my course and run my nose across the top of her chest. When I reach the strap on the other side, I move back to her shoulder, up her neck, and over her chin. My lips brush hers softly before I touch the tip of her nose with mine, and we both stare at each other.

Beh’s hand drops from my shoulder and covers my fingers at her waist. My chest tightens as she pulls my hand away from her skin; I am afraid she has changed her mind again, and she won’t let me touch her there. Instead, she brings my hand up her side, around to the front, and covers her right breast with it.

“Hoh!” I hear myself make a strange, grunting, breathy gasp. It’s not a sound I recall making before, but it seems to fit both my state of shock and awe. Beh smiles as my thumb traces the top edge of the triangular shape, and the rest of my fingers flex and grip gently.

I glance at my mate, and she is smiling at me with humor. I smile back, unable to help myself. Cautiously, I raise my other hand to cover her other breast – still over the top of the funny fabric. Beh does not appear to object, and my hands mimic each other’s movements as they explore the softness of her skin where I can touch it and the heavy feeling of her breasts in my hands as I lift them.

She lets me touch her in this way for some time before she takes my face back in her hands, places her lips against mine softly, and then pulls away from me again. For a moment, I am confused and hurt. Did I do something wrong again? Why is she leaving? But my concern doesn’t last long, and I watch Beh extend her arm and take my hand in hers. We stand together, and she begins to lead me away from the fire.

***
More to come!  Hang on tight!

12.26.2013

What 'cha Doin', Savy?

Working on my next book, Transcendence!

What the heck is that?

Immanuel Kant defined the term transcendent as "that which goes beyond any possible knowledge of a human being."  It is beyond anything we are able to know because we lack the experience or the ability needed to understand.

What better title for a love story about a cavemen who lacks the ability to communicate through language, and the modern-day woman thrown unexpectedly into his world?

Summary:



It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness.   He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone.  When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate.  He doesn’t know where she came from, she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache.  Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.

Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there.  She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome.  She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen.  No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. 

With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months.  As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time.

 
Coming in February, 2014!

***

Definitely a different kind of character than you are used to from me, and far more a romantic comedy than filled with violence and treachery, but I think you'll enjoy a romp in Ehd's head.  He's pretty amusing.

Now tell me the truth - what do you want more: the story itself or pictures of @savage_trainer dressed as a caveman? ;)

12.25.2013

Merry Chisrtmas Everyone!

Whether you celebrate for religious reasons or not, I find this time of year a wonderful opportunity to let all the important people in your life know how much they mean to you.  I'm so grateful to my family for allowing me to pursue my dreams without too much flack, the encouragement of my friends, and of course the MASSIVE support of all those who have read and enjoyed my work.

Merry Christmas to you all!  I hope you have a festive and relaxing day!

Shay Savage

12.09.2013

Otherwise Unharmed


Available in eBook and paperback!  Otherwise Unharmed is also available in the lending library for Amazon Prime users. 

Otherwise Unharmed

Check out the little blog page I made for Otherwise Unharmed here.  There's a lovely picture of @savage_trainer you might not have seen before! ;)

Thanks again for checking out the Evan Arden stories.  Please stop by Amazon and Goodreads to leave a review and let me know what you think of it!

Evan Arden Trilogy:
Otherwise Alone
Otherwise Occupied
Otherwise Unahrmed

Plus, Uncockblockable, the Nick Wolfe story.