Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Monday, April 29, 2013

AyaMayA Kindle Promotion

The Kindle version of AyaMayA by Ayam Yogi Abraxas will be available free (versus the $3.99 normal price) from midnight on May 1st, 2013 to midnight May 5th, 2013. To celebrate the launch of the book. If you do not own a kindle, there is an app that can be downloaded to read on your computer.

If you do grab this while it is free, please leave a review for the author. He is new. Also, please remember that the editing is for an overseas English variant, and not American English.

You can also take advantage of a 10% discount on the paperback version with code JCQ7NMU6 at through the Createspace store.

Edited as it ate the Kindle link previously (I must have hit the wrong key trying to get done too fast with everything that was SUPPOSED to get done today).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Selkies' Skins, Chapter 23 part one is live

Section two of Selkies' Skins is progressing nicely. Since this weekend will be busy for me (this whole week has been busy, today most of all) I made this period's installment available a few days early.

In installment 40 of the serial we begin Chapter 23, Pay Better Attention Kirsty. But what is happening that our young half-selkie should be paying attention to? When does she get to go back to the sea? You'll have to read to find out.

Read here


Find the Start

Fantasy not your thing? Ayam Yogi Abraxas' debut spirituality/comparative religion book, AyaMayA, is new and ready for you at Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback.

Monday, April 15, 2013

AyaMayA available for pre-order

After hitting the button at Createspace, AyaMaya's print version is now available for pre-ordering. It can be gotten here for $12.99. It will be available on by May 1st as planned.

You can also have the option of a Kindle book here for $3.99. May 1st, to coordinate for the official launch, Kindle books will go to free for limited days. For 90 days the ebook will be exclusive to Amazon/KDP, and then after that it will also be on Smashwords, which will distribute several ebook formats directly on Smashwords (Nook and others) as well as to several other ebook retailers. When this goes over to Lulu and Smashwords the additional venues will be linked and available on the Current Title Listings page here, and on the main site (which updates slower).

After the title hits Smashwords readers can also order direct if they prefer.


Tarot, Kabbalah, Christianity, Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Metaphysics, Psychology, Philosophy, Alchemy... What do these have in common?

More than you might think at first.

Ayam Yogi Abraxas shares the fruits of his studies and how to practically apply these in daily life. More than just an introduction, there is something for all levels of understanding here. Even someone unfamiliar with these will have a better understanding of their own thoughts.

This book explores teachings from the Bible, the Torah, Taoism, Shinto, Kabbalah, Hindu mythology, Buddhism and several other philosophies, as well as the author's own experiences. Part practical and part esoteric this treatise is both lighthearted and serious, encapsulating the yin and the yang, and the Oneness of All.

Meet the Ayam and the Maya in you.

AyaMayA's second physical proof run, and comparison pictures

AyaMayA's second physical proof arrived today. The cover prints the way I had wanted now, including those great faux corner protectors and the correction of the misspelled spine. The subheadings in the Tarot chapter work a lot better now as well, and the internal images are clearer. I think that it is a much more appealing book visually now. I also tightened up the line space just a little bit. Those three issues were the only thing holding the book up after the first physical proof was received from the printer. In other words, all I have to do is click "the button" and things are ready to roll.

Physical Proof #2

Physical Proof #1

Physical Proof #2

Physical Proof #1

Minor changes make a big difference, which is why the physical part of the proofing process is important. For example, the spine of the first book proof had a typo on it that did not register until I had it actually in my hands. The week that the full cover went on I was having problems with the computer, with time, and with seeing very different things than was actually in front of me (due to stress, diet, and sleep deprivation). Something else to note is that for the second proof on the spine, the logo was actually centered, but does not look so on the physical copy.

The faux corner protectors might not be something that some people would be so concerned about preserving, but they give the book more of a unique feel in my opinion, so I really wanted to make sure that they printed after all the work that Marantha had done on the front cover.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AyaMayA! Almost time!

Be watching in the next few days for the chance to order before the official launch of AyaMayA. The links will be available soon.

To start with we will have the print version of the book available on Amazon and directly from Createspace. AyaMayA will also be taking advantage of the opportunity to spend time in the Kindle Select Program, which will enable the ability to run some free promotional days for the start, as well as enabling lending. Once the time is spent in Kindle Select AyaMayA's ebook edition will also make apparance in Smashwords to be distributed to ebook outlets in other formats than Kindle (say hello to the Nook, PDF, and additional formats at that time).

I am estimating to have these ready and the pages live in time for May 1st (Beltaine to some folks, May Day to others).

Mr Abraxas, Marantha D. Jennelle and I all very much hope that you will enjoy his first book comparing various religions and the practical applications of the core spirituality. From psychology to metaphysics through the Bible and Kabbalah, to "Eastern" religions and more this... book dealt with a lot more than I first expected when I first opened his query letter.

Please remember to leave a review or some stars for the author after reading. Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords, or anywhere else that you pick up your copy.