01 January 2012

Truly Gratuitous

You know you've gone overboard when your "little added extra" is over 50,000 words long.

I've spent much of the evening struggling with a formatting issue which I've yet to find a way to correct (the chapter marks aren't working). I'll continue to look for a solution to that, but until then, you can get Gratuitous Epilogue from my site (down the bottom where it should say 'attachments'), or Smashwords (where it will promulgate after several weeks to B&N, Kobo, etc). I'll also be uploading it to Amazon, but since I can't set the price directly to free there, it'll be $0.99 until Amazon chooses to price match.  Eventually I'll add a TPB for those who like their paper.  [And, ah, maybe adding a glossary/character list because I was way too lazy this time round.]

Happy New Year all!  It's been a blast sharing this story with you. :)

21 comments:

  1. How do they say ? Woooohoo ! Thanks !

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  2. Hooray! What a great way for me to finish up 2011. Happy New Year to you Andrea, thanks for the many hours of great reading!

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  3. Yessss! Thank you for getting it out, and I appreciate the warning about formating problems. (I'm still downloading it, problems or no problems.) I'm happy there's more to the story, but sad because when this is over, it really is over.

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  4. Yay! What a great New Year's gift from one of my favorite authors!

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  5. Thank you very much for finishing it. I hope you have a wonderful New Year to also one of my favorite authors. I look forward to reading your new books to come.

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  6. What a perfect way to spend my day(s) off! Thank you Andrea and have a Happy New Year yourself!!

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  7. Just finished reading, and that ending was just too pefect for someone feeling slightly sad that the story was ending. Don't want to spoil the story for anyone else but it wrapped up almost all the loose ends I was still wondering about, thank you.

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  8. Happy New Year! This was a great way to finish the year... Thanks for the book

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  9. Maggie SilverthornJanuary 1, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Lol, especially for the ending. Love you Andrea.

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  10. Perfect ending! All around excellent book (epilogue). I agree that the ending made me smile more than I thought I could considering it is the end of my favorite series. Thanks so much for your stories Andrea. Feel free to spin it off into other series :)

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  11. I'm glad you guys enjoyed it!

    @ Maggie - I had to laugh when you spotted one of the things I was planning in an earlier comment.

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  12. Yay! Off to download now...thouhg I haven't finished rereading the rest of them yet.

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  13. Loved it!! Thank you thankyouTHANKyou! :) the ending was perfect!

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  14. Maggie SilverthornJanuary 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Found a boo boo. You mixed up the aunts names in the last section. Hugs.

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  15. Very heartwarming, and truly, I'm delighted to see what happened after the dust settled. Thank you! Happy New Year!

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  16. @ Maggie - ouch! I've noticed a couple of typos to be fixed. Hadn't realised I'd swapped aunts!

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  17. Maggie SilverthornJanuary 3, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    I think any mistakes are our fault. Lol. We have put a lot of pressure on you to get the stories to us quickly.

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  18. Maggie SilverthornJanuary 3, 2012 at 5:54 AM

    Are you sure you won't consider doing a stand alone book for each of Caszandras kids in a few years. When the Nagas and all your other current projects are caught up. They are fasinating people in their own right.

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  19. If I ever write another book in this world, I don't think it will be from the viewpoint of anyone we've met. Maybe a new colonist.

    But no plans to write anything in this at least this year. I _will_ be writing a short story from Ys' point of view (but again not this year). Finally figured out what her 'voice' is like. Ys during one of the epic ball of snow fights, when she's nineteen.

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  20. I'd LOVE to see an episode of The Hidden War, especially with the kids being all noble and heroic XD Whenever they all would be watching it and commenting on an episode I was flashing to the Avatar Last Airbender episode 'The Ember Island Players' during the third season and the way they mangled that up XD

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  21. Oh Andrea, thank you! I finished it last night, and my eyes are still welling up. It's over, and I'm so sad. VERY much looking forward to Ys at 19 though! Touchstone has been an absolutely amazingly good series, and I couldn't get remotely enough. Perhaps Ghost can show up somewhere else... ;)

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