Apr 252014

Empire coverWell, I finally went and did it.

Empire… the fantasy novel written on a Psion Series 3 organiser that sat on my hard drive for nearly 15 years is finally out in the wild. You can now buy it as an e-book for Amazon’s range of Kindle reading devices and apps.

As some readers of this blog will know, Empire tracks the quest of half-elf Amber as she struggles to find out who she is and where she belongs — a quest that will ultimately change the mighty empire of Bantara forever.

You can download a free two chapter sample on my main website here, and when you’re ready you’ll find the full book available on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and other local Amazon sites (just search for Calvin Jones or Empire Bantara to find it).

But I don’t own a Kindle!

Don’t worry — you can still read Empire on one of Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps for smartphones, tablets and computers. Check out this page on Amazon.co.uk or this page on Amazon.com for details. I’ll make more reading formats, including a print copy, available in due course… but for now, please do check out the PDF sample, and give the Kindle version a try if you like what you read. And don’t forget to let me and other people know what you think by leaving a review on Amazon.

Finally… a huge thanks to my daughters, Ava, Nia and Lana, who nagged me to dust off Empire and publish it. Without them I suspect the procrastination demons would have won, and it would never have seen the light of day.

There’s a sequel in the works — and I for one can’t wait to find out what happens next.