Pre-Order Jason Cosmo: Royal Crush

by Dan McGirt on June 28, 2015

Greetings, Loyal Readers!

You can now pre-order Royal Crush, the upcoming third book of the Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series, on Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo. The ebook will be available at all those retailers (and others) by October 3.

You can pre-order at the special advance price of $2.99 and get the book automatically on the official release date. The post-release full price will definitely be higher.

(Before you ask — no pre-order available at Amazon’s Kindle Store right now. I’ll let you know if that changes.)

Here are the links to pre-order Royal Crush at iBooks, BN, and Kobo:

Apple iBooks

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

This is my first time setting up one of my books for pre-orders, so I’m curious to see how it goes. Thanks for reading!

Best regards,

Dan McGirt

 

 

 

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Re-reading Jason Cosmo: Noble Cause

by Dan McGirt on May 23, 2015

Greetings, Loyal Reader!

Noble Cause (2010) by Dan McGirt

Noble Cause (2010)

As part of preparing Royal Crush for release, I am re-rereading book 2 in the Jason Cosmo series, Noble Cause. My main goal is to make note of any little story details that will affect the revision of Royal Crush. Along the way I’ll fix the few typos I’ve come across (and otherwise resist tinkering with the story beyond a word here or there). But those purposes aside, I’m simply enjoying the book!

Now, you might say, Duh! You wrote it, McGirt. Of course you enjoy it.

But things aren’t that simple. Noble Cause was long slog to write as I changed the focus of the story multiple times before settling on the final plot. It took me several years to complete. I read the book multiple times while preparing it for publication in 2011 — but I was reading to edit, to proofread, to correct, to format…that is to say, those were all working readthroughs.

This one is too, in a way, but I can also, for the first time, just get into the story as a reader.1

This is a good thing. As I have alluded before, I spent so long wrestling Noble Cause into being that I was temporarily burned out on Jason Cosmo and had to turn to writing other things for a while.

Now it is fun again! These are not books I can write unless I’m having fun doing it and I definitely am. I’m a little more than halfway through Noble Cause and looking forward to my favorite sequences, which are still to come.

I’m simultaneously revising Royal Crush (and hope to have news about the cover art soon…), and I’ve even dusted off my synopsis and outline for the long, long, long-awaited Boltblaster, which will be my next Cosmo-related book after Royal Crush.

So, Loyal Reader, if you haven’t yet read Noble Cause, now is the time! If you have, I’d love to hear from you what you liked, or didn’t, about the book. If you would be so kind as to post your honest review of Noble Cause at Amazon or your favorite online retailer, I’d appreciate it. And I hope you’ll join me this summer for Jason Cosmo’s next adventure, Royal Crush!

Best regards,

Dan McGirt

 

 

  1. Well, as much you can with a book you wrote. There aren’t any plot twists that are going to take me by surprise. At least, I hope not. []

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Jason Cosmo: Royal Crush preview (Chapter 1)

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Greetings, Loyal Reader! I realize it has been a long wait for Royal Crush. Even I am impatient! I thought you might like to see a sneak preview of Chapter 1. (Disclaimer: still a draft and you may find a few typos because I haven’t done my proofreading yet…feel free to report any errors and […]

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Jason Cosmo: Royal Crush Update

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Greetings, Loyal Reader! A quick update on my progress toward releasing Jason Cosmo #3: Royal Crush. Over the weekend I finished my latest editing pass through the text — tightening prose here and there, fixing a few typos, and making decisions I had put off about some story details. The next step is to finish […]

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Hero Wanted on Wattpad

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Greetings, Loyal Reader! I’ve neglected the Update for many moons … mainly because I’ve had little Jason Cosmo news for you. Today I have two items to update you on: Read Hero Wanted on Wattpad! Wattpad is “the world’s largest community of readers and writers”. It seems like a very good place to introduce myself […]

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Jason Cosmo Confusion

March 13, 2014

Greetings, Loyal Reader! As I close in on finishing my first draft of Royal Crush, I took a break to do a little Cosmoverse maintenance. I labeled the books Jason Cosmo and Royal Chaos as the “Cosmo Non-Trilogy” on Amazon (I haven’t released Dirty Work there yet for lack of cover art … which I hope […]

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Royal Crush and Other News

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Greetings, Loyal Reader! Happy 2014! I know, it is already March, but this is my first update of the year. I’ve been busy writing new stuff for you…and still am! So let me give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to. READ AN EBOOK WEEK SALE at SMASHWORDS: Several of my Jason […]

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Magicka: The Ninth Element

November 7, 2013

Greetings, Loyal Reader! Over the past year I’ve worked on — and occasionally mentioned — a “Secret Project” media tie-in novel. It is finally finished, published, and on sale now! Magicka: The Ninth Element (A Tale of Wizards) is set in the world of the Paradox Interactive fantasy adventure computer game Magicka. Now available at […]

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Jason Cosmo Audiodrama Debuts at The Drama Pod!

October 16, 2013

Greetings, Loyal Reader! I have exciting news. The audiodrama adaptation of Jason Cosmo: Hero Wanted has begun at The Drama Pod! Click that link and have a listen now. Episode 1 is about 16 minutes … perfect for your iPod while you commute, jog, go to the gym, do the dishes, whatever. (But please do […]

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Dan McGirt at Dragon*Con 2013 – My Schedule

August 26, 2013

Greetings, Loyal Reader! Dragon*Con is almost upon us, coming up Aug 30-Sept 2 in Atlanta, Georgia! As previously reported, I am a Dragon*Con Guest this year and have several scheduled appearances/events during the con. Here, for the benefit of any Loyal Readers attending who want to come say hello, is my schedule: FRIDAY,  AUG 30 […]

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