What do I have to tell you this month?

I enjoyed a successful Silver Dagger Tour with Fatal Decision at the end of August, and I’m planning another Virtual Book Tour with The Olympus Project sometime in October. I’ve already joined a Subscriber Surge Giveaway for the same title with Written Word Media. (The 60-day voyage begins on the 1st Oct.)

This weekend another Facebook Ad campaign begins – for The Phoenix Series – and most of my efforts in September will be focused on finding new Phoenix Club Members, and more sales of books I’ve already written.

The new series has had to be put on hold. I’ve hit a couple of stumbling blocks. After obtaining the perfect cover for the first book, I found decent options for three of the remaining five and then for the past three months… nothing. I don’t want to publish #1 until I’m in possession of six covers that match the genre, and particular title, from the six-book series. Books two and three are the major sticking point.

Second-best isn’t good enough, even for a modest story teller like me. It’s impossible not to attempt to make the next book better than the last, and as I’m planning a new series, with characters I don’t know very well yet, it’s a daunting prospect. One where I feel book #1 has to be the best book I’ve ever written.  No pressure then!

Phoenix Box Set #3


FRI 15th  Sep – Fatal Decision

SAT 16th Sep – The Phoenix Series Box Set – Books 1-3

SAT 23rd Sep – The Freeman Files Series Box Set – Books 1-3

FRI 29th Sep – The Freeman Files Box Set – Books 4-6

SAT 7th Oct – The Freeman Files Box Set – Books 1-3

SUN 8th Oct – The Phoenix Series Box Set – Books 7-9

(This is my 12th BookBub Featured Deal and will run for 5 Days, until the 12th)

(FYI – the Box Sets for Books 1-3 and 4-6 will be Free – but only on the 8th Oct)

I’ll be back in the second week of October with further updates.

Best wishes

Ted Tayler 



Categories: The Long Hard Road