To me , anyway. Just got my first shipment of 79 A.D. print books. :)

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Cool, huh? Well, I think it’s cool. It also means that, finally, the gang’s all here.

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So…you guys remember a while ago when I said I was going to give you some books? Yeah, I knew you would. ;) All told, I have ordered seven complete sets of my printed works. Not all of them are for the giveaway, mind you. Some are for friends, some are for my “Free McAfee for Life” contest (You guys remember that one, right? Only one winner actually came forward to claim her prize.) and some are for my personal bookshelf. But three lucky people are going to get signed print copies of the following titles:

33 A.D.
61 A.D.
79 A.D.
Saying Goodbye to the Sun
NASTY LITTLE F!#*ERS
Old Sins

Does that sound like something you’d enjoy? Of course it does. So how do you win? Well…not yet. Details on the contest will be revealed in the next few days, so stay tuned to the blog. The reason for the delay is not as nefarious as you might think. I’m actually hoping I can give away a couple of Omnibus Editions, as well. But I can’t include them until I know they are going to be printable. I do know they are gonna be some thick suckers! Over 700 pages of Bloody Bachiyr Mayhem. And I’m reaaaaaally fond of the cover, which looks like this:

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Cool, huh? of course it is. I just finished uploading all the files and setting the distribution channels for it, so as long as the Amazon review goes well it should be available soon. I’ll have to order a proof, of course, but none of that should take too long.

So anyway, in closing, paperbacks are here. Yes, I’ll be giving some away. No, I can’t do it quite yet. Because I’m evil. Any further questions will have to be directed to my assistant, who doesn’t exist. As such, it might take a while for him to get back to you. Good help is sooo hard to find…

–David

It’s Alive!

Posted: June 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

Finally! After far, far too long, 79 A.D. is out and available for you to read. Even more amazing (to me, anyway) is that I was actually able to get both the print version and the ebook version out at the same time. Sales today have been brisk. Not “New House and a Ferrari” brisk, but good enough that I am smiling.

At least until the reviews start coming in.

This is the real test. The book did great with the advance readers, but now it’s swimming with the sharks, so to speak. I no longer have any fingernails. I’ve eaten them. This part is always nerve-wracking.

Tonight I will finish the print version of the Bachiyr Omnibus, and I will upload what I have to Amazon so that it, too, will be available in print. I very much doubt it will be available the same day, however. In fact, I’m certain it won’t. It will probably be a week behind, but a week isn’t too bad, is it?

Also, Lyrical Darkness seems to be doing well. It has garnered two 5 star reviews thus far. If you like short, dark fiction, you should pick up a copy. It’s available in both print and ebook formats.

Okay, I am going to go for now. I want to get this omnibus up and running so I can get back to work on BAIT. I hope you folks have a fantastic night, and thank you so much for making 79 A.D.‘s opening day so awesome!

–David

A Rare Sunday Blog Post…

Posted: June 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

I don’t usually post on Sundays. I like to spend weekends with my family and not think too much about work for a couple of days. I think most of you can relate.

But today is different. Why is it different? Well, for one, 79 A.D. goes live tomorrow. I’m not sure how it works, but someone told me that it will go live at midnight tonight. Don’t hold me to that, though, because I could be wrong. So, for all of you who have been waiting, today is the very last day you will have to go without 79 A.D. Awesome, huh? Ok, well…awesome to me, anyway.

Today is also different because of this fantastic review of 79 A.D. that just went live today. The review comes from Tammy at TTC Books and More, and it’s a really, really good one. After I read Tammy’s review, I wanted to go out and buy 79 A.D. myself, and I wrote the darn thing. :)

So of course I wanted to share this wonderful review with all of you. Who wouldn’t?

Lastly, I wanted to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who has been patiently waiting for 79 A.D. to come out, and a huge thank you to everyone who pre-ordered their copy in advance. I quietly set myself a sales goal for 79 A.D.’s pre-order, and this morning (the day before the book goes live) I woke up to find that the book had achieved that goal. While that is probably only important to me, it felt good to see that number reached. So again, a huge thank you to everyone who helped it get there. You guys are the best!

And now I am going to go back to my family and enjoy the rest of my weekend, which you folks helped to make awesome. Thanks again, and have a fantastic day.

Tomorrow, folks! 79 A.D. is out tomorrow! Enjoy!

I Screwed Up…

Posted: June 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

So, uh…you know that whole June 29th thing? Well, I kinda messed up. I was working in CreateSpace to get the print version of 79 A.D. going and I apparently approved it for sale. Right now.

So…yeah. 79 A.D. is available in print at this very moment. Oops!

Oh, well. Enjoy!

And it’s a good one. :)

The review site Relaxed Reads posted their review of 79 A.D. today.

In case you are curious, here is what it says:

“Review: 79 A.D by David McAfee
~Synopsis~

Since Londinium, Taras and Theron have gone their separate ways. One now roams the Spanish countryside, feeding on robbers and bandits, while the other hides in a cave on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, experimenting with his newfound powers. Neither has thought much about the other over the last eighteen years.

But Baella, the ancient renegade, has plans for the pair, and her plans don’t involve letting the two live out their lives in relative peace. Through her treachery, they are reunited in Pompeii, but not even Baella can stop the coming cataclysm.

Powerful forces are rising in the world of the Bachiyr, and Taras and Theron may find themselves caught up in something much bigger than they can imagine. That is, if either of them survive the mountain’s fiery anger.

~My 4.75* Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free advanced copy of 79 A.D from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

79 A.D is a continuation of Mr McAfee’s Bachiyr series, if you haven’t read the other books in this series then I strongly advise you go and get book 1; 33 A.D; and book 2; 61 A.D; and read them before going any further!

As expected 79 A.D continues with Theron and Taras’ Bachiyr adventures. It too sees the return of Ramah, Herris; sorry Headcouncil Herris! There are some new characters too, some who are quite likable some that you just want to die already!!

The plot is fab and I was hooked from the beginning. Mr McAfee has some interesting ideas and twists throughout, and I loved reading who each one played out. This is one author that I’m unable to second guess what’s going to happen next.

Mr McAfee’s writing style is fantabulous too, he’s not afraid to be mean to the main characters and I love how the Bachiyr are depicted as cruel, blood thirsty demons not sparkly lovable creatures! The plot moves at a good pace; for me there was no slow parts; no where I felt like skimming over or skipping a page or two. The details given are enough to enable my mind to conjure up a very clear image of the scenes and characters, and to enable me to feel a part of the story too.

79 A.D was well worth the wait and I wasn’t disappointed, that said I would have liked it to have been a bit longer, but all good; no sorry; all great things come in small packages!!! :)

In conclusion 79 A.D gets a huge 4.75* rating from me!!

So if your looking for a GREAT vampire series the The Bachiyr novels by David McAfee should be right up your street. See below for the other books in this series and other books by Mr McAfee too.

Thank you to Mr McAfee for allowing the chance to read and review 79 A.D early!

(Coming soon will be my reviews of 33 A.D, 61 A.D and After: Taras and Theron / Beyond Jerusalem)”

Not too shabby, eh?

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Yep. That’s a fresh box of Bachiyr goodness. Hot off the press. What am I going to do with these, you ask?

I am going to give them to you. Yep.

But the thing is, this isn’t all. I also have a box of my other books en route. I will be giving those to you guys, as well. Signed, sealed, and all that jazz.

What do you have to do to get one?

Heh heh.

Goooood question…

;)

By the time most of you read this, it will be Tuesday the 23rd. Which means only six days until 79 A.D. goes live. :)

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I like this book. I like this cover. I like that the print version may be available at the same time as the Kindle version. I can’t wait!