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Karen Dales is the Award Winning Author of "The Chosen Chronicles" which include "Changeling: Prelude to the Chosen Chronicles," "Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen Chronicles," and "Shadow of Death: Book Two of the Chosen Chronicles." She is currently at work on "Thanatos: Book Three of the Chosen Chronicles" and a Historical Romance set in Edo Japan.
Karen loves receiving emails from fans. If you'd like to email her:

karendales@karendales.com

www.karendales.com

Saturday, January 31, 2009

ISBN

I am absolutely thrilled. Yesterday Dark Dragon Publications informed me that they got the ISBN for my book. We're almost ready to go to press! One more final editing job to be done before the galley is printed. Yahoo!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Copyright Alright.

Today, in the mail, I received the certification of registration of copyright for my novel. It looks all nice and official and makes me shiver with excitement that the process of seeing my novel in print and distributed to so many bookstores is becoming going along nicely.

Tried to call my publisher to ask some questions as to what is next expected of me, but they weren't in. Gotta love winter when a huge snowstorm can make it next to impossible for so many folks to work. Not for me, tho...had to work at the conventional job. Some of the perks of working walking distance from the biz.

Tonight, if other obligations are put to bed early, they'll be more work on the cover design. Also, I'll be kicking around an idea for the book trailer. I like the idea, but now I have to really sit down and write it. WAV Design Studios will be doing it. I just have to write what I want and get it signed off by Dark Dragon.

So much to do and lots of time to do it, but I so want to do it all now.:)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen

It's been a very long time coming, but my debut novel "Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen" will be released this Summer in both Trade Paperback and Hardcover. I am thrilled and excited to see what will happen.


In the process of it's development towards the printed and bound version that will hit Indigo and Chapters (in Canada), Barnes and Noble and Boarders (in the USA) and Amazon worldwide, I plan on taking the time to get the word out and really make an effort.


One of the things I have learned from other published authors is that what will determine if a novel will sink or swim is the author's ability to market him/herself. I plan on doing just that and to start early.

I encourage everyone to check out my website:
http://thechosenchronicles.com

Take a look around. Read what I have posted so far and feel free to comment.

Here is the back synopsis for "Angel of Death"

The Vampires of London are being murdered and only
the Angel of Death can save them.

When Father Paul Notus, is captured and threatened with a gruesome death by the Mistress of London and her vampires, the Angel is forced into a dark world of murder and deception to discover who is killing the Vampires of Britain.

Forced into a partnership with the Noble Fernando de Sagres, a vampire of sadistic tastes, and joined by the beautiful and mortal Jeanie Stuart, the Angel must seek out who is behind these killings.

Plagued by demons from his past and his increasing affections for Jeanie, the Angel walks a fine line between his heart and his fears. He discovers the culprits but at a high cost – the irrevocable discovery of what he truly is and the Destruction of one he loves.