I’ve noticed that “Monster Shark” has become one of my bestsellers lately, so I thought it would be good to blog about the story on the newly revised site.
MS is an Umira the Accursed short story, the first one I’ve written, though — perhaps ironically — not the first one I planned or did a cover for. Umira originally appeared in Tournament of Death, the free online novel. She’s an accursed triton starwatcher, which means that she can live on land and she’s a lot freakier looking than your average mermaid. After creating her, I became intrigued by her … er … fish-out-of-water character. Thus, MS and the other stories I’ve planned for her, as well as a couple of pretty cool free wallpapers.
With MS selling briskly, perhaps I should move her other stories up on my schedule. Or perhaps, if you’re reading this, you can leave a comment and tell me what you think of the story. If you’re commenting, though, please be specific enough that I won’t think you’re spam. (You’d be surprised how many messages of vague praise I discard every month because the spam-guard tells me to.)
And if you haven’t read “Monster Shark,” what are you waiting for? You can find it here for Kindle and here for all e-reader formats (including Kindle). You could even sign up here to get my free newsletter and find out when the next Umira story (or the next monster shark story) arrives.
In any case, I hope you enjoy MS, TOD, and the stories to come!