Third Book Cover Art!

So, I basically haven’t posted on here in forever because I’ve been moving all over the place like a nomad, BUT I’m starting back up again now. And I thought how better to kick-start this again by posting my new third book cover art? I sort of held a competition on my instagram about which cover to pick for my new cover art and THIS one was the winner. Thank Jesus Almighty, too, because lawd do I love this cover!

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For those of you wondering, the character in the middle is Solara of Illyria, Daughter of Illindria. And those fly-away-thing-a-ma-bobs are her locusts. She’s honestly got some of the coolest action scenes in this book. THEY WERE SO MUCH FUN TO WRITE! Anyway, here’s the link for the third book on amazon becaaaause IT’S NOW ON PRE-ORDER! http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Jawed-Siege-Guardians-Illyria-Book-ebook/dp/B00MQA60JC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411415355&sr=1-3&keywords=the+iron-jawed+boy

Some pretty crazy things are going on in this third installment. Such a pivotal book in the series in so many ways. Especially romaaaantical, which was also tons of fun to write 😉

And here’s the username for my instagram, just in case you want some picture updates of my writing, modeling, and/or ridiculously aweseomsauceness via memes: @the_nik_lee

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Ratings Milestone!

Wuh, wuh! I’m so happy to announce that over the weekend, not only did The Iron-Jawed Boy series reach a 150 ratings milestone on Goodreads, but it also passed the 75 review mark on Amazon! Sure, 75 isn’t exactly a milestone, but that’s a minor detail 🙂

Oh! But the most exciting part is probably that the series has all those ratings and STILL has maintained a 4.5 rating on Goodreads and a 4.8 on Amazon! It’s gotten such amazing reviews that I’ve passed a lot of amazing authors on Amazon Top-rated lists like George R.R. Martin! It’s like…wuuuuuuuuuuuh? You love me. You really love me!

Anywho, gonna return to my writing now. The Siege of Sol is coming along nicely (and by nicely I mean reeeeeeeeally slowly), but it’s so fun delving into the Outerworld more in this book. Definitely excited to be adventuring into the more post-apocalyptic feel that’s been waiting to be explored.

Happy reading!

Nik

The Iron-Jawed Boy and the Hand of the Moon

Wow, haven’t posted in a while, which I knew would eventually happen, haha.

But anywho, the second book is nearing the completion of its second draft, which means TWO more drafts and it’ll be done. Yes, yes–you are allowed to be this excited…

Expecting it out in December :D…Queue happy dance, which looks rather similar to this:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, to top it all off, the first book is getting a completely new cover to coincide with the second one! 😀 Ahhh…it’s the little things that warm’s a dude-guy’s heart.

Rough Draft Complete!

IT HAS BEEN DONE! The rough draft for the second book in the Sky Guardian Chronicles has been completed!

It shall be entitled The Iron-Jawed Boy and the Hand of the Moon, and at this pace, it shall be released early 2014 😀

I’m so excited with the direction this story has gone. It’s going a bit darker, where confusion and uncertainty plague IOn’s thoughts on the daily. He’s going to really start questioning where his life is going and who his allies and enemies are. The lines, he discovers, are not so clear-cut.

The next month or so is going to go by rather quickly. Going to be starting the revisions for the first draft on Monday, I believe, and possibly finish by the end of October. Wish me luck!

Ugh

lol about that title, but it’s sort of EXACTLY how I feelz right now.

I’ve moved back to Vegas, and am trying to “get my life” as they say. Well, “getting” one’s life is actually more difficult than you’d imagine, especially when you’re suffering from a severe case of “Everything Makes Me Want To Cry” Syndrome. I mean, I guess feeling human emotion is normal and expected, or whatever, but it’s like…how bout can I just be numb for a bit in order to get over my ridiculousness? Life’s answer: No, fool, now go eat a donut.

I’m just so conflicted on so many levels. First of all, I’m in a city tainted with the bad memories of my childhood, yet alive with possibilities of my future and the laughs and smiles of all the past experiences I did enjoy. Secondly, I just got out of a relationship that lasted two years, which we ended peacefully. And sidenote: I’ve never missed anyone so much in my life, except this cupcake I ate yesterday, but most people wouldn’t count that or whatever cuz it’s not an actual thing (though, some people {me} would disagree with that statement).

This video is the only thing that has been helping me feel better. lol

Somehow, however, I have found time to write…like 7,000 words this past week. It’s not a lot, at least for my standards, but at least I’m doing something -_-

20,000 Word Milestone!

Woot! Just hit 20,000 words in my newest manuscript, and this is what I feel like:

Btw, aren’t shihtzus the cutest freakn god?! Besides, of course, french bulldogs.

Anywho, not only have I hit the 20,000 word mark, but IJB has made it onto 3 separate bestseller lists this morning! Aaaaaand it’s only 3.99 (in ebook form). OH! And I just had an idea! You should buy it! OMG, or better yet buy it for someone else 🙂

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Thundercats, HO!

Wrote 2500 words today!

Boom.

I’m getting better and better at writing rough drafts, you know, just letting the words flow instead of getting hung up on all the little things. I just keep telling myself “Stop. Noooo, stop. Seriously stop. Omg, Nik -_- FREAKIN’ STOP ALREADY!” so I don’t obsess as much. It works! Sort of.

Anyways, I’ve decided this book is going to span the month of July, which is only a month after the dreaded night of the CVEs in book one. Ion’s going to be encountering a number of things that challenge his ideas of who exactly the Illyrians are. I’m sort of aiming for an abstract view on authority–like, don’t always be so sure. Question everything, I guess you’d say.

I’ve also decided there’s going to be a lot of this:

And this:

Oh, and this:

And definitely some of THIS:

So you have been warned!