ALERT to those who have already downloaded the audiobook of A NEW EDEN, Part II of IDOLATRY, or for those considering purchasing. I’ve been alerted by a listener this morning that the current audiobook available of A NEW EDEN somehow ends with Chapter 11 — but there are 15 chapters total! (Audible was doing a system upgrade recently — I suspect some chapter files may have been lost in a server migration). This is deeply frustrating and disappointing, but regardless the cause, please know that the situation will be corrected shortly. Those who have already purchased, please see #3 below on how you can help me identify and resolve the problem.
1. If you have not already purchased the audiobook of A NEW EDEN, please wait to purchase until the problem is resolved. Stay tuned. Please let me know if you’d like to be notified when the corrected edition is available.
2. If you *have* already purchased, know that the problem will be corrected a.s.a.p. I don’t yet know if Audible will simply provide those who have already purchased with a corrected copy, or if we’ll need to go through a refund/repurchase process. Please contact me if you’ve already purchased so that I can follow up on ensuring that you receive the full, corrected book.
3. If you’ve already downloaded a copy, can you do me a big favor by letting me know a) when you purchased, and b) if your copy ends with Chapter 11 (last words: “…with complete adoration”) or with Chapter 15 (last words: “…like a branch in the wind”) There are closing credits on *both* versions. This will be very helpful in determining when and how the error occurred. We need evidence of when the problem occurred.
Thank you! And my very sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. The last four chapters are the best! Worth waiting for, I hope.
“Read it with delight on Kindle. Do not miss the luxury of listening to the Audible version. Robin Field makes it one of the best Audiobook performances I have listened to… And I have nearly 300 Audiobooks in my library. This is book two in the series, so be certain to start with the first….also read by Robin.” ~ Raggedy Edge. Now available on Audible, Amazon & iTunes!
I’m very pleased to announce that A NEW EDEN, Part II of the IDOLATRY saga, is now available for your reading pleasure. Kindle edition first, paperback soon to follow, then audiobook. Your reviews are greatly appreciated. With thanks to Quent Cordair Fine Art artist Bryan Larsen for the beautiful cover art, to Dianne Durante for her invaluable editing, to my team of copy-editors and beta readers for the polishing, and to my wife Linda, who makes it all possible. Happy reading! https://www.amazon.com/New-Eden-Idolatry-Book-…/…/B01J2KPSNW
“Journalist Paige Keller, while recovering at a remote resort from an overseas assignment, is drawn into a community dominated by a fundamentalist church, a family of real estate developers, and a group of environmentalists, all in conflict over control of the valley’s future. She goes undercover to discover what lies beneath the church’s rituals and sacred ceremonies, but the more she learns, the deeper the valley’s mysteries and seductions become.”
A NEW EDEN is the second part of the acclaimed IDOLATRY saga, the story of a wealthy young heir and a devout Christian girl who find themselves at the heart of an age-old struggle for the soul of Western Civilization.
For those following the Idolatry story, I’ve created a map of Aurum Valley, the setting for Part II, A New Eden. Part II is on track to be published on Kindle within the week, and in paperback shortly thereafter. (UPDATE: Now available on Amazon!)
Anyone willing to provide a short review on Amazon can still be added to the list to receive a free copy of the Kindle edition of Part II, A New Eden. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Yes, I’ll review” in the subject line, and I’ll add you to the list (limited-time offer).
Sneak peek! This is a cropped swatch of the new artwork for the cover of A NEW EDEN, Part II of IDOLATRY, to be published within the next few weeks. The painting, an original oil on aluminum-composite panel, was created on commission by one of our gallery’s excellent artists, Bryan Larsen. The original painting and limited-edition prints will be available (let me know if you might be interested; I’ll put you on the list to be notified when the art is available).
I have ONE audiobook copy of GENESIS, Part I of IDOLATRY, to give away today in exchange for a short review on Audible within the next two weeks — just a sentence or two in review will be fine. Be the first to raise a hand in the comments below. Listening length: 4 hrs 11 mins. Retail price: $14.95. Note: I can only give this away to a U.S. listener; sorry international fans.
From Chapter 12 of A New Eden, Part II of Idolatry…
“Honesto, there was a lullaby we learned when the choir came to your country a couple of summers ago. Would you like to hear it? You must know it.”
She cradled his head, rocking him, wiping him down as she sang:
Ili-ili tulog anay.
Wala diri imong nanay.
Kadto tienda bakal papay.
Ili-ili tulog anay. . . .
There was a smile on his lips. His eyes had closed. Skye glanced despairingly at Simon. She sang it again, in English:
Little one, sleep for a while.
Your mother is not here.
She went to market to buy some bread.
Little one, sleep for a while. . . .
“Honesto?” She shook him gently. She sighed, despairing. “Oh, Honesto . . .”
You can now enjoy Skye’s lullaby, as sung by the beautiful and talented Florencia Ristagno Roca….. (the singing starts about 30 seconds into the video)