Monday, December 31, 2012

A Rough Release Guide for Quarter 1, 2013

I’ve been chatting to the authors about our commitments for next year. So far, the release schedule for the first quarter looks a little like this:
January: Shadow’s Rise (C.M. Simpson)
February: All Alone (Carlie Simonsen)
March: The Tower Lord’s Guest (EllieMoonwater)
Madeleine Torr’s next book is scheduled for July, 2013.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Meet Carlie Simonsen

Carlie Simonsen will be joining our author line-up in 2013. Her first chapter book All Alone is scheduled for release in February 2013. Carlie is a Canberra-based author who likes writing stories for young people. Her stories can be scary, funny, spooky and strange, but that’s the way she likes it. Carlie likes dinosaurs, aliens, dragons and drawing. She writes fantasy, science fiction, paranormal urban and 'real-life' based tales. Carlie would rather write about imaginary lands and places, but says that sometimes the real world creeps into her head and won’t go away until she puts it into a story. 

Her first story is about a boy who has to look after his little sister in a distant city, after their mother and father disappear in a shopping center bomb blast. Why? Because such things happen, and back in 1997 the idea haunted her until she wrote it down.

Her second story is pure fantasy, about an assassin and making difficult choices. Assassin, Not is scheduled for release in May 2013. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Cover - Shadow's Rise

Upcoming title Shadow's Rise by C.M. Simpson has a new cover. The rest of the series covers will follow shortly.

All e-book formats                                        and                                             print formats

Shadow's Rise will be made available in print, and ebook forms such as Kindle, mobi, Nook an ibook.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cover Update - Hunters of the Nile

Hunters of the Nile by Eleanor Maine has received a minor cover upgrade. We took a look and decided there was no hint on the cover that the book was an erotic romance, so we thought we might add one, sooooo...

The cover has gone from this:                           TO                            THIS

This is a pretty nice torso; we hope it gives a heads up on the title's content.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What our Authors are Working On

What our Authors are Working On

Eleanor Maine

My first two releases were quite short—novellas, really—but I’m working on a much longer tale. This one draws on the history and legends of ancient Egypt, but is set in a fantasy landscape of giant trees. It’s a tale about obligatory revenge, exile and, of course, love. The writing has started, and I have a rough outline, but I’m taking a bit of time to flesh out the world and its characters before I get back into the swing of things.

There is also another Hunters book in the works. This one is a little darker, but expands our knowledge of the secretive group who captured and then lost Callista.

Ellie Moonwater

I’m revising an erotic tale set in a dark, dark forest. It has dryads, trolls and a girl in a tower. As well as that, I’m working on two other hot romances to do with shapeshifters. One focuses on werewolves, while the other features a fairy with a sweet-tooth who loves to dance. You should see at least one of these by the end of the year.

C.M. Simpson

I promised a dark fantasy trilogy. This is along the more traditional fantasy tales of a group of heroes defeating an evil power. It’s different in that there are no large-scale battles or armies, no orcish hordes, and no heroes are of royal blood. Like the other stories, though, all the heroes have their secrets. Some are haunted by their pasts and others make decisions that cloud their futures. The first drafts of all three novels are complete, and I’m now in the editing and polishing stage. I’ve just completed editing the first half of the book and hope to have the rest completed by the end of the week.

Once the edits are complete, I’ll be working on the covers, and the second book in the series that started with Fisherpriest.

Madeleine Torr

Do you remember how Lisa, the heroine of Secondhand Sweetheart, spilled paella on one of the lady first-class passengers? And how Mitchell promised to buy that lady another designer one-off? Well, that lady was Cassidy Lawrence, an Australian heiress. Book 2 in the Pictures of Romance series is her story. The chapter outline is coming along well, and the story is shaping up to be a bit of a romantic suspense as Cassidy’s visit to a little-known Italian designer sees her become embroiled in the trouble that’s found him.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hunters of the Nile Released

Hunters of the Nile has now been released on Amazon in Kindle, and large and small print versions. It has also been released on Smashwords and should be available in all Smashwords formats including Kindle, PDF, ePub, RTF, LRF, Palm Doc (PDB), and plain text.

Hunters of the Nile is an erotic time travel romance where modern-day horsewoman and stablehand, Callista, finds herself pursued by members of the mysterious 'Hunt', only to escape them by falling through time to be chased down by two Egyptian nobles. From there, Callista must decide how she is going to cope with finding herself in a land of grapes and honey.

Hunters of the Nile is available from:

Amazon (in Kindle format);
Amazon and CreateSpace (in large and small print);
Smashwords (in all Smashwords formats)

Cover finalised for A Gargoyle for Hotel Gothica

Eleanor Maine published two titles under the pen-name, Ellie Moonwater. While she retains that pen-name for some of her hotter erotica titles, she prefers to write her erotic and non-erotic paranormal titles under her own name. Originally released under the pen-name Ellie Moonwater, A Gargoyle for the Hotel Gothica is now being re-released under Eleanor Maine's name. Not as hot Hunters of the Nile, A Gargoyle for the Hotel Gothica now has the following new e- and paperback release covers:

 A Gargoyle for the Hotel Gothica is about what happens when Claire Handley wins her bid for a Scottish gargoyle and the Journal of Magick written by James Macgregor. At first, she doesn’t believe the Scotsman’s centuries-old tales, but when the legends seem to come alive, invading her home and her bed, she must decide whose side she’s on.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cover finalised for Eleanor Maine's Hunters of the Nile

Cover for large and small print versions
Eleanor Maine published two titles under the pen-name, Ellie Moonwater. While she retains that pen-name for some of her hotter erotica titles, she prefers to write her erotic paranormal titles under her own name. Originally released under the pen-name Ellie Moonwater, Hunters of the Nile is now being re-released under Eleanor Maine's name. Here are its new e- and paperback release covers.

Cover for e-versions to be released via Amazon and Smashwords
Hunters of the Nile will be released on AmazonKindle, in Amazon paperback (large and normal print), and in all available Smashwords formats, including iBook, Sony, Kobo and Diesel. We will announce each edition as it goes live.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Welcome to C.M. Simpson Publishing

Welcome to C.M. Simpson Publishing!

C.M. Simpson Publishing was established in October 2012. It intends to publish a variety of genres including science fiction, dark fantasy, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, roleplaying adventures and supplements, young adult fiction and chapter books for tweens. In October 2012, it had published four anthologies of speculative poetry and short stories, the first novel in a dark fantasy series, and a contemporary romance. Current authors include Eleanor Maine, Ellie Moonwater, C.M. Simpson, and Madeleine Torr. C.M. Simpson Publishing is not open to submissions.