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Ragnarok -The Bleeding Worlds Book 4- Cover & Release Date!

Hello my wonderful Readers! I know it’s been a long time coming, but I can finally give you a concrete release date for Ragnarok and reveal the cover!

First off, the release date is….

MAY 31, 2018

It will be available in eBook format from all major vendors. I’m hoping the print copy should be available that same day as well. If it isn’t, it will release within days after May 31.

Finally, the cover…

Thank you all for hanging in there and waiting for this book! I truly hope you will enjoy it and find it a satisfying end to The Bleeding Worlds!

Update on Ragnarok, The Bleeding Worlds Book Four

Hello Everyone.

I realize it’s been a long time since I sat down and typed out an update on Ragnarok’s progress.

Truth is, I guess I feel ashamed, because every time I update, it’s to say the book is further delayed.

I don’t have a good reason, I’ll just be honest. I’ve spent a good chunk of the past two years doing no writing. I could go on at length about why, but it boils down to being discouraged. I don’t know how many times I started Ragnarok, just to delete it all and start over. Even once I got off to a decent start, there were chapters that made me so frustrated, they were terminated and started again. Sometimes I’d write things, feel ok, then come back the next day, only to find my previous day’s work painted me into an inescapable corner. Delete, delete, delete. Listen, if you every want to write, plan things out in detail ahead of time. Being a partial planner, or pantser, can be very disheartening.

So is the book ever coming out? I’m sure some of you have wondered. There’s been days I kind of wondered the same.

But it is coming along now. My pace has been steadier over the past few months. Not huge word counts per day, but steady. The ending is in sight. And I think I’ve written some pretty decent stuff.

God, I hope all of you think so too when you read it. It makes me nervous, the thought of you being disappointed.

And you’re all reading this saying, “Yeah, yeah, when’s the book coming out?”

I wish I could give you a definite answer. What I will say is it will be out as soon as I can. Truthfully, I’m tired of prolonging this. I want to type those words, The End, and mean them. Not to mention I’ve been keeping a bunch of other ideas at bay so I can focus on this book.

I’m sorry it’s taken so long. I promise you will have that book in your hands soon.

Thank you for hanging in there.

JR Stone.

Updates! Yes, Including Ragnarok

Hello Everyone!

I realize it’s been a while since I wrote an update about where I am in life. And especially on the progress of The Bleeding Worlds Book Four, Ragnarok.

So let’s get to the things, shall we?

Ragnarok

Progress has been painfully slow. I will confess, I’m not in the league of professional writers who can push through depression, personal BS, day-job crap, and all that other stuff to keep writing. There are days where I can’t write a word. But, there are many others where I produce some good work!

I’m on track for a late June release. That is my goal. I’m hoping to have preorders listed by April. I’ll reveal the cover at that time too.

The other day I actually sat and read a few of the chapters I’ve finished. I’m happy. It’s turning out well. At least I think so! I hope all of you will enjoy it too.

Light Novel Reviews

My YouTube channel continues to grow. I’m really enjoying reading light novels and talking about them.

In fact, I had an opportunity to participate in an article about light novels in the English market over on an anime/manga/light novel website called The OASG. The article was called The Great Light Novel Experience and involved a number of people who have used their blogs etc. to shine the spotlight on Light Novels. I really enjoyed the experience and was very pleased with the result and to be included with the others on the list whose websites and articles I’ve visited in the past.

Anime Fandom Radio

OK, this one is purely for my own enjoyment, but I invite any of you fans of Anime OPs & EDs to check it out.

I’ve been wanting to do something like start a little radio channel for a long time. So I decided to take advantage of Radionomy and post all the music from my collection. It’s fun to listen in and see others are doing the same.

So check it out! You can visit the website Anime Fandom Radio or listen directly from Radionomy.

There’s even mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry!

The Website

It’s not a big thing, but I freshened up the website the other day. I wanted something a little different as I feel like I’m approaching some big events in the next few months!

So that’s where the new book is, and what I’ve been doing with myself.

Thanks so much for reading!

All the best,

JR

Happy New Year! Looking Ahead to 2016

Well everyone, it is 2016. Happy New Year!

To those of you who have been around for a while, thanks very much for sticking with me. To those who are newer, welcome!

When the year changes, people feel compelled to make resolutions, personal promises to themselves they feel will improve their life.

I’ve never been one for resolutions. Perhaps because I’ve only ever kept one (the year Harbinger was published, I resolved to release a book that year). I fear the weight of expectation and the sting of failure.

So instead of resolutions, I prefer to make vague “Blueprints” for the year ahead. After all, blueprints can be altered–or tossed altogether if need be–so there’s little pressure of a “resolution.” I suppose that sounds wishy-washy, but having a loose plan is better than nothing.

So where is 2016 taking me? Here’s Three Rough Goals…

Publish Two Books

You read that correctly, TWO books. Naturally, one will be the final book of The Bleeding Worlds. The other is an idea that’s been germinating in my head for a while. I’ve been pushing it away, trying to stay focused on TBW, but I’ve jotted a few notes. My goal is Ragnarok releasing before Summer and the second book just before Christmas.

Grow my YouTube Channel

My YouTube channel has enjoyed more life this year than it has at any other time in its existence. My light novel reviews have been well received. My goal this year is to add Visual Novel gameplays as well as trying to incorporate my writing into the channel in some sort of regular feature.

Get My Collective Sh!t Together

The year 2015 was chaos. I never felt settled or in control. I spent most of the year tired, depressed, pessimistic, and overwhelmed. The new year needs to bring balance and order, especially if I intend to publish two books. This needs to be the year of routines–physically and emotionally. I need to purge the crap from my home, my life, and my mind. It won’t be easy, but it must happen. I have this sense that if it isn’t repaired soon, it will crush me.

Feng Shui says this will be a tough year for me. It’s the year of the monkey, and I’m a tiger. Monkeys and Tigers don’t get along. But typing this, I feel a sense of possibility and purpose. I have high hopes for 2016.

How about you? Any goals for the year? Feeling hopeful? Let me know in the comments.

All the best, and again, Happy New Year.

JR

Huge 50% Off Sale at Kobo!

Hey Everyone…

Just wanted to let you know Kobo Ebook Store is running a huge sale on thousands of titles, and mine are included!

So, if you haven’t picked up all the books in The Bleeding Worlds, this is a great chance to get any you’re missing for 50% Off! The sale runs just a few days (Check the ending dates below) so hurry over to Kobo now!

The codes for the promo are different depending on your country, so check them out below before purchasing…

Canada
October 28th – October 31st
Promo Code: CA50SALE

United States/Australia/New Zealand
October 27th – October 30th
Promo Code: GET50SALE

United Kingdom
October 30th – November 2nd
Promo Code: UK50SALE

Book 4 Update

Hello all.

I know, I know, I was going to try and write here more often. Again, I’ve failed miserably.

Have any of you noticed a harder time getting motivated and/or happy? This year, it seems very difficult to do either. I wish I could give you some grand tale of conquering illness, or surpassing nigh impossible odds, but I’d be lying. In truth, I’ve just been horribly depressed.

And that is the round-a-bout way of saying book 4, Ragnarok, is taking longer than expected.

With the previous three books, I wrote, then deleted, then got off to a good start with the second try. It’s taken me six attempts to get this book right. The good news is, I’ve finally found that point. And yes, I’m well beyond just the start, but not nearly as close to finished as I’d hoped.

I won’t lie, this book scares me. One last chance to make this series special. One final moment to leave the reader (you) satisfied and feeling their time was worth giving. Some days it feels like an impossible task.

But I keep writing.

No firm release date today. I’m sorry. Right now, I think it would be realistic to say expect it around the same time as Resonance–early December.

I’ll work harder.

So that’s the pathetic exscuse of an update–I’m alive and working on the book. Which I suppose is better than many alternatives.

Thanks for hanging in there. I promise I’m doing what I can to make it worth your while.

Until next time, hope life is treating you better than well,

JR

Join the Mailing List, Get Discounts – Special Offer!

Hello Everyone!

Resonance has been out for under two weeks and I’ve been really pleased by the results.

Since it’s Christmas time, I thought I’d extend a special offer.

From now until January 31, 2015, join my mailing list and get the following discounts;

  • Harbinger, The Bleeding Worlds Book One – FREE!
  • Suture, The Bleeding Worlds Book Two – 50% Off
  • Resonance, The Bleeding Worlds Book Three – 50% Off

The coupons can be redeemed through the direct sales link on my website, or at Smashwords.

The coupons for Harbinger and Suture never expire, so you can use them for yourself and then share than with friends! The Resonance coupon is a limited time offer, expiring at the end of February, 2015.

You can join the mailing list at http://justusrstone.com/subscribe-mailing-list/

The list only gets mail when there are big events or discounts. It won’t spam your email account or give your information to any other companies.

All the best,

JR