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Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Four Seasons of Fantasy & Sci-Fi June 2024 Book Blast

 Four Seasons of Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Blast




Everyone, a brand new book blast is happening today through June 20, 2024.  Over 200 free fantasy and sci-fi books are available from over 180 authors, including my book, Smuggler's Valor.  Most of the books are available on multiple platforms, not just Amazon.  Go find a new story!

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Smuggler's Love Cover Reveal

 Smuggler's Love Cover Reveal

Everyone, it is has been a wild ride these past few months. Today, I am releasing the new cover for Book 3 of the Reese Daniels Smuggler series, titled Smuggler's Love.  At this time, barring major changes or my the final tumble of my sanity, I plan to release Smuggler's Love on Monday, July 29, 2024.  I have a couple other projects and work has kicked into overdrive, so bear with me.

Without further ado, here it is:



Love and smuggling are a bad mix, like an unstable explosive.

Relationships and smuggling are tricky business, and for Reese Daniels tricky is a steep slope to disaster. Enter Irina Almora, niece to mobster Gideon Almora, the same man Reese helped bring down a few months ago. While on a simple delivery to Mars, Reese and Irina become the targets of assassins, security, and other unsavory types who want Irina for who she is and what she knows. Short on friends and his enemies list growing, Reese must navigate a tangled web of intrigue and ruthless gangsters to keep them both alive.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

My Interview on the GizmoSapiens Podcast

 Interview on GizmoSapiens Podcast


I was recently interviewed by my good friend Christopher Centers for the GizmoSapiens Podcast.  It was a fun 2 hours, yeah, 2 hours, where we talked about my current writing projects, The Epherium Chronicles and The Reese Daniels Smuggler series.  We also talked about some new projects, including the next Reese Daniels story, a new time travel/alternative history storyline called The Hayden Lockhart novels and a new short fiction story line, From the Files of Hero Division.

The writing process can take different forms for writers and I talked about mine, which mainly starts with an idea, then research, and plotting.  I look at a broader story arc, twists, and build character arcs.  To me, relatable characters are just as important as the main storyline. It helps readers invest their time, immerse in the story and make it their own.  It truly makes plot twists and character growth moments even more satisfying.

Here is the link to the podcast interview.  Please leave comments on this post or on the podcast site.  You can also send questions to me at tdwilson@tdwilsonbooks.com.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Smuggler's Valor Goodreads Giveaway

 Smuggler's Valor Goodreads Giveaway


Now until May 29, 2024, Goodreads is taking entries to give away 100 free copies of Smuggler's Valor.  Yep, you heard me right, 100 copies.

Here are the details on how to enter.  First, you need to have a Goodreads account.  They are simple to get and best of all, free. They also give you access to fellow readers who share reviews, organize readings, and see what titles are to be released from your favorite authors.  Once you have your account, you can use the link below and enter the giveaway.  It's that easy.  If you have any questions, contact me and I can help.

Smuggler's Valor on Tour

 Smuggler's Valor on Tour


This week, Smuggler's Valor is on a blog tour!  That's right, several bloggers are posting about Smuggler's Valor and the Reese Daniels series, including some fantastic reviews.  The tour was organized by R&R Book Tours and I want to thank them for their help.

Be sure to visit these blogs and Instagram sites and check out their posts and reviews.  Leave comments and take a peak other books they have posted as well.  Here is the list:

Friday, April 5, 2024

Open Wide for Valor

 Smuggler's Valor is Going Wide!





That's right, Smuggler's Valor has gone to a wide distribution.  You might ask, "What does that mean?"

The simple answer is this.  When I published Smuggler's Valor, I used Amazon's KDP Select program, which offers authors the ability to promo free or Kindle daily deals and, most importantly, allows the book to be available in Kindle Unlimited..  You have to be exclusive to Amazon while on KDP Select and each enrollment period lasts 90 days. 

After 9 months in KDP Select, I wanted to expand Smuggler's Valor's footprint beyond Amazon and take it vendors like Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play (and Google Books), Smashwords and Kobo.  It also allows me to send copies to the library distributors.

I am really excited about the reach offered by the wide distribution and the networks of these other vendors.  Amazon's KDP Select program has been very beneficial.  In the short term, Smuggler's Guilt will complete its current KDP period and depending on Valor's sales, I may move it over to wide as well.  The same goes for Valor's audiobook.

The next Reese Daniels Smugger story, Smuggler's Love, will be initially released on KDP Select.  I am have a large group of followers who use Kindle Unlimited and I don't want them left out.  

Here are some links to find vendors.  I am still waiting for Booklinker to consolidate them all.





Friday, March 15, 2024

Sci-fi Book Blast

 


What's better than one free sci-fi book? How about over 100 from some amazing authors including my own Smuggler's Valor? Check out this 2 day promo and load up for the Spring!

https://www.cgockelwrites.com/sci-fi-book-blast/