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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy to share our latest author feature with you!

Hi all,

I am very pleased to share our latest author feature on author Geri Ahearn's blog:


My sincere thanks to Geri for all of her hard work! She is a delightful lady. You can also find her on Facebook:

Geri Ahearn on Facebook

Be sure to subscribe to her blog to see all of the cool features she has.

Happy reading always!

Rai Aren, co-author of the award-winning mystery novel SECRET OF THE SANDS


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Announcing the Second Edition of Secret of the Sands!

Hey book peeps,

For the last few weeks I have been working on putting together a new Second edition of our award-winning mystery novel SECRET OF THE SANDS. It's the same cool story, with a even cooler cover! Here it is:


The publishing process is underway to roll the book out across pretty much all online platforms. The first stop is Smashwords:

Secret of the Sands on Smashwords

Shortly, it should be included in their Premium Catalog, which will allow the book to be available in the following places in addition to the Smashwords catalog:

* Apple's iBookstore
* Barnes & Noble
* Sony
* Kobo
* Borders (powered by Kobo)
* the Diesel eBookstore
* Whitcoulls (New Zealand, powered by Kobo)

I am also working on getting it onto Amazon kindle. I will let you all know as soon as these processes are complete.

For all of our fans, who continue to write in to us to tell us how much they love the story, rest assured, we haven't changed anything there. It's just got a spanky new cover, which I think evokes the substance of the story even more. The second edition allows me to make the book available on many more platforms, and while I was considering that, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to reinvent the cover. I'm extremely excited about this, and totally thrilled with the result!

I also want to pass along my sincere thanks for the hard work & incredible talent of the two people who have been helping me put the second edition together:

* Cover: Gary Val Tenuta, one of the best graphic designers I've come across. Here's the link to his site if you would like to tap his talents:


* eBook formatting & design: Greg Banks @ BDDesign LLC, he really knows his stuff!:

Both of these guys are talented, professional & fantastic to work with. Highly recommended!

I will be updating our website and all of my online profiles to reflect the new images. I will also provide links as I get them to all of the great retailers where the book can be found. I may also consider a print edition with the new cover at some point. The first edition print & eBook will remain available in all of the current places.

I hope you like the new cover! I am over the moon about it... :)

Happy reading always, my friends!

Rai Aren, co-author of the award-winning mystery novel SECRET OF THE SANDS