Admiral's Nemesis Part II on Amazon

By The Deposed King On Tue Apr 17, 2018, 1:29 pm

Admiral's Nemesis Part II just went live on amazon this morning! So anyone whose interested please head on over and buy the book. Please remember to leave an honest review!

here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CGLQSF3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523975896&sr=8-1&keywords=Admiral%27s+Nemesis+Part+II



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Admiral's Nemesis is live!

By The Deposed King On Tue Aug 8, 2017, 8:50 am

Check it out man the book is up on amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074MWR1F5/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1502206212&sr=1-1&keywords=admiral%27s+nemesis

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Admiral's Nemesis uploaded to Amazon

By The Deposed King On Mon Aug 7, 2017, 1:34 pm

The countdown to the release of book 11 with all the new and additional chapters begins!

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Admiral's Nemesis

By The Deposed King On Sun Jul 16, 2017, 8:00 pm

Hello people this is your friendly neighborhood author here. I was just popping in to say please take a look at Admiral's Nemesis while its up for beta. we can use all the eyes we can get on it and... enjoy!



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Beta Reading App is nearly ready for launch!

By Caleb On Sat Dec 17, 2016, 3:49 pm

So the app is nearly ready. It's been a long wait, but I'm hoping it will do what we need it to do in its present incarnation. I appreciate everyone's patience throughout this process; we could be closing in on a new format for us to interact :-)

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Jim-Review:Guarding an Angel -- Imperium Cicernus

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Tim-Review:Admiral Invincible - Part Two

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mark-Review:Admiral Invincible - Part Two

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Archit-Review:Admiral Invincible - Part Two

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It's been awhile

By Caleb On Thu Aug 21, 2014, 11:24 pm

So we've launched a couple of books in the last few months, including two of my Cobalt Heresy novels, Admiral's Spine (book six in the Spineward Sectors novels), No Middle Ground (book one of the spinoff series 'Middleton's Pride') and a handful of novellas including The Harbinger (Cobalt Heresy), The Price of Enlightenment Parts One and Two (also CH), and The Purge (again, CH).

So it's been a busy couple of months for us here at Pacific Crest Publishing on the writing front, and in the art department we've expanded from one to two in-house artists with the newcomer tackling 3D artwork using a variety of programs - most of which are free for commercial use while the rest we have purchased licenses to use - and he's taking big bites out of it every day. Hopefully sometime in the next month or so we will produce our first high-quality headshots, busts, and action poses for some of the characters we've written about in our various books.

Over in the digi-paint portion of our team, we've begun providing covers for Christopher G. Nuttall on several of his books, including his upcoming entry in The Empire's Corps titled The Thin Blue Line, which will be book nine(!) in that series. That many is on an absolute roll, having released the Ark Royal trilogy earlier this year to astounding success, along with a handful of other titles which were spectacularly well-received. We're glad for the opportunity to work with Mr. Nuttall and hope we can continue to provide artwork for him for years to come!

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Admiral's Spine Uploaded (was Admiral Invincible Part One)

By The Deposed King On Mon Aug 4, 2014, 3:49 am

Alright I uploaded book 6 Admiral's Spine to amazon and its on the 12 hour count down to it showing up for purchase!



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robert-Review:Admiral Invincible Part One

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james-Review:Admiral Invincible Part One

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Admiral Invincible Part 1

By The Deposed King On Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:34 pm

Okay update time: Decided to split the book into two parts and finished the rough draft of part 1. So by next week I'm 'hoping' to have sat down with the brother and run through the first edit pass and have it ready to have it put up on this sight.

Things are subject to change of course. Caleb is working on a new shared universe assassin book set in Chris Nutal's the Imperium Secret Service setting. I plan to write up a book in that shared universe as well at some point. If I can ever find the time.

But anyway, that's the update. Rough draft came in at 118k and while I want to spin up a couple sneak peek chapters and maybe weave in a few more spalding, the end point has arrived! What a relief.

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Heresy and Pride

By Caleb On Sun May 25, 2014, 4:44 pm

I've kind of stalled out on The Cobalt Heresy the last week or so. It's just the way I am, I'm afraid...I'm one of those 'boom or bust' types. The good news is that I'm churning through the difficult part of the story to write, and once I break on through to the other side I should be good for a run.

Middleton's Pride: No Middle Ground is doing great! I'm glad that it's easily identifiable as a few degrees off of Josh's work, while at the same time staying true to the universe and not creating much consternation. That's always a little bit tricky when it comes to writing in someone else's universe - especially when the entire storyline for that universe is already in the author's head. Josh has the entire Spineward Sectors story mapped out in his head, and finding ways to squeeze in a storyline that meshes with the mainline novels can be challenging, but I think we managed to pull it off.

So the plan for The Cobalt Heresy is still a late-next-month release. That's maybe being optimistic, but I'm hopeful. I've got the cover in hand, and seeing as I'll be serving as my own editor I think it's going to be a quick one out the door after the rough draft is complete. I'll be releasing three novels simultaneously - unless I get bogged down too hard here, in which case I'll release two novels with the third shortly thereafter - along with, at current count, four novellas. The purpose of the novellas is simply to flesh out the peripheral story, because The Cobalt Heresy is a fast-paced, take-no-prisoners ride and I don't really stop to smell the roses with the mainline novels. So my hope is that readers will want to explore some of the reveals a little more in-depth after completing a novel. It might be a waste of time, but I like to provide options :)

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Rise of the Witch Guard #2!

By The Deposed King On Sat May 24, 2014, 12:56 am

Its official I uploaded it to amazon 10 minutes ago. So in less than 12 hours the book will be ready for you guys to buy. Thanks to all the beta readers for your hard work.

FYI - I popped up a pair of chapters onto the end of hte book you haven't had the chance to read yet. :)

Also if you could pop up a review for me I'd appreciate it. Every honest review helps.

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The Painting Beta closing in 2 days

By The Deposed King On Mon May 19, 2014, 10:40 pm

You guys've got two days to finish up the beta reading and then we're going live with The Painging up on Amazon! So if you've got anything left to do, get cracking! And if not, I'd just like to say thank you for all the hard work you've put into the book.

Without people like you to help me out, this book wouldn't be as good as it can be.

thanks,

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No Middle Ground has been uploaded!

By Caleb On Mon May 12, 2014, 7:52 pm

The book should be live on Amazon.com sometime in the next twelve hours! Early reviews will be much-appreciated ;)

The next project in front of me is to finish book three of the Cobalt Heresy and then go back and do a mass edit on those three books, as well as the roughly six companion novellas I've put together for it. The original plan was to release the mainline books on Amazon.com and then put the novellas here where they could be read for free. Thoughts, anyone?

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5-7-2014 Update

By Caleb On Tue May 6, 2014, 4:31 pm

So I'm over halfway done with the edit on The Painting, book two in Rise of the Witch Guard, and we're aiming for a late-this-month release. Be sure to check here for updates, as well as follow Josh on Facebook. We should have a Witch Guard Facebook group made up shortly, so you can get all your Falon updates there!

No Middle Ground has been in the grinder for longer than I thought, but I suppose deadlines are made to be broken ;) Still, we'll be releasing it shortly. We just need to make sure there aren't any continuity/canon contradictions and smooth out a few sticky patches. Then it's straight to Amazon with it!

I'm going to start writing on Retribution, book three in my fantasy series, The Cobalt Heresy. After I've got that one finished I'll be releasing all three books in that series simultaneously while working on book four and accompanying companion material. There are four mainline books in that particular story, which is set in a universe under the name 'Seeds of Humanity.' It's a huge story I want to tell, and four books (plus at least three more worth of companion material in novellas, short stories, and prequels) just barely scratches the surface.

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Middleton's Pride: No Middle Ground update

By Caleb On Tue Apr 22, 2014, 5:13 pm

The book weighs in at just over 130k words, which makes it a standard Spineward Sectors-sized entry. The story covers the six months between Jason's field commissioning Middleton to the rank of Captain and sending him out on a one month patrol, and when Middleton brings a whole new world of trouble to Jason's doorstep.

I think the cast of new characters is an interesting one, although Terrence Spalding will always remain my own personal favorite in the universe ;)

There's gobs of space combat, there's a couple of nifty Lancer actions, and there's smashball.

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Invincible Update

By The Deposed King On Sun Apr 20, 2014, 6:53 pm

Up to 22k on the rough draft of Invincible. Its not going as fast as i'd hoped but at least its coming along. I hope you guys like it as well as you have the previous book!

In other news the brother's finished with his draft of the Middleton spin off book. So that should be out either later this month or early next.

After which he should be ready to dive into the draft of The Painting, Falon II. So there should be two new books coming out by end of may. (Fingers Crossed)

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This is a test blog

By Leonell On Mon Apr 14, 2014, 10:22 pm

This is a test blog

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Long time no post

By The Deposed King On Tue Apr 8, 2014, 8:12 pm

This is just a quick update for series fans. Looks like cabe's book should be first draft this week. So it might be out this month and The Painting early next! Here's hoping!!!



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Testing

By The Deposed King On Tue Apr 8, 2014, 8:08 pm

This is a test

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Middleton's Pride: No Middle Ground

By Caleb On Mon Apr 7, 2014, 6:12 pm

So I'm 107k words into No Middle Ground, a story set within the Spineward Sectors which runs parallel to the Spineward Sectors novels written by my brother, Joshua Wachter under the pen name Luke Sky Wachter.

The story is military science fiction (obviously?) slash space opera, and I really hope to balance the two throughout the series. The setting probably leans a little more heavily toward the 'military' end of the spectrum than my brother's mainliners, but writing it I got the clear feeling that this was closer to a gritty Star Trek story than it was Warhammer 40k.

Captain Middleton was given command of an old, outdated, sluggish Heavy Cruiser after Admiral Montagne seized said cruiser from a certain, odious Captain who had betrayed Admiral Montagne almost as soon as he had met him. The name of the place. Is Pride of Prometheus. (/babylon5)

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I do get error 554 on mail sending what is wrong about?

By jemuel On Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:04 pm

554 error yahoo mail sending I always got that on the cpanel mail que

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Admiral's Lady: Ashes for Ashes, Blood for Blood

By The Deposed King On Mon Feb 24, 2014, 12:19 am

Okay guys the book is up on this publishing site for review, so if you're interested in reading it ask to be approved. I'm probably going to massage the very last and final chapter of the book some before its over but I want it up as soon as possible for a fresh set of eyes. Your eyes!





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Sphereworld; Joined at The Hilt: Union is e-published!

By Caleb On Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:06 am

So, I finally did it. I didn't want to, of course...but when the moment of truth arrived, I felt I had little choice but to take the plunge. Is it everything I hoped it would be? Probably not. Did it turn out exactly the way I planned? Nope. At first glance, it would seem to be something of a disappointment.

But honestly, I've never seen this particular story told before. Parts of it will be familiar, and parts of it will be completely new (at least, I hope they will; art is pretty much purely evaluated through the eye of the beholder...or something)

Our main character is Randall, who's a 'half-elf' (a term coined by a particularly bigoted human civilization known as the Federation), and he's pretty much as far from heroic as you can get. He's got a good heart, and he really does want to do what's best, but he's also pretty naive and more than a little sour about life in general.

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HOW TO ADD A BOOK ON APPLE iBOOKSTORE

By Pacific Crest On Mon Jan 13, 2014, 11:46 pm

BOOK CONVERSION TO EPUB

All our book conversions are done on Calibre. The tool is free and can output in a number of formats.



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HOW TO UPLOAD A BOOK ON NOOK PRESS

By Pacific Crest On Mon Jan 13, 2014, 11:30 pm

BOOK CONVERSION TO EPUB

All our book conversions are done on Calibre. The tool is free and can output in a number of formats.



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HOW TO UPLOAD A BOOK ON GOOGLE PLAY BOOKS

By Pacific Crest On Mon Jan 13, 2014, 11:19 pm

BOOK CONVERSION TO EPUB
Here's a comprehensive guide on how you can sell your books or ebooks to Google Play

First step is to convert your .docx file to an epub file. We used Calibre, which is free and can output in a number of formats.


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What that Deposed King is up to next!

By The Deposed King On Wed Jan 8, 2014, 5:01 pm

I'm so excited to get started on my next project, even though I'll probably stall out again. So I'm going to take today off, just like I did yesterday. But even still I'm starting to think of the possibilities.

Just to confirm, current plan is to take a run at Falon. The next book is tentatively titled The Painting and I intend to charge hard at it until either its completed or I stall out. If I stall, rather than humping away on it like I did with Akantha II, I'll just switch over and start writing Admiral Invincible.

I hope you guys like the new Akantha novel but as I myself don't tend to like sideline books without the main character, I won't be upset if you don't. Its just she did somethings that I felt needed to be explained in book format, so that it didn't come across as a gimme and when asked those of you who responded confirmed my initial feeling, that I needed to break her, Akantha goes to Capria, story line out from Revenge. And you know what? Revenge was already the longest book so far! I would hate to think what would have happened if I added 200+++ words to it. The last thing we need is to drown Jason in sub-plots or, what would probably have happened, expanded his screen time thus pumping the book into epic, Chris Hectel ranges.

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Akantha II

By The Deposed King On Tue Jan 7, 2014, 8:15 pm

I was up until 4:30am but it was well worth it. Akantha II is in the bag. Its taken longer than expected and a week over my final self-imposed deadline but finally and at long last... Ashes for Ashes, Blood for Blood everyone!

Now we just need to wait on Cabe, who is in the process of editing his Sword of Friendship book, before he can start in on mine. I think you can find his book on this very site. I know the novella is up for sure!

So anyway people, just as soon as the brother gets through it, Akantha II will be up for beta reading. Keep an eyes out for the lottery.

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Struggling to the finish line

By The Deposed King On Thu Dec 26, 2013, 7:18 pm

Well its been a while since I posted and update and in honor of it being just after christmas and with the new year advancing upon us and of course in honor of moving to this new blog on my brother's publishing website here you go!

Ashes for Ashes, Blood for Blood. The next Akantha novella is currently running at 44k and I'm hoping for a photo finish by the end of this year and be able to turn over the rough draft. It should end up coming in at 50-60k lenght which is just about the same length as some of these novel length books put out by other authors, although it won't come even close to touching the 170k of Admiral's Revenge :) Still I think there should be less complaints about the size verus the usual $2.99 price.

As for the book all I can say is that we are in the thick of it! Akantha has a name for her pain and it is King James and she is determined to share her pain. While young Tiberius is putting up a spirited defense of the Parliamentary Power. Will Akantha emerge triumphant or have to run home with her tail between her legs. Will the Double-P survive being boarded and fight off these pirate invaders.

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Writing Your Book. Step Four: Early Returns

By Caleb On Sat Nov 30, 2013, 5:42 pm

So you've written the rough draft of your manuscript, selected a small group of people to help critique the work as a whole, handed each of them a copy and are awaiting their annotated returns.

The waiting part is hard, but you have to keep calm. And as said in the previous post, resist the urge to beta read your own book alongside your helpers! The reason for this should become abundantly after reading this article.

Sometimes people will read your work in a day or two and hand it back in, like the good students in high school or the even better ones in college. Be thankful for their punctuality, but don't expect this every time. Try to find a reward for such prompt assistance, however, since it is a pretty big deal for someone to do you this favor (special mention in the foreword is always appreciated, and naming a character in the book for them is also a nice thing to do - unless it's a loathsome character, of course).

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Writing Your Book, Step Three: The Handoff

By Caleb On Thu Nov 28, 2013, 8:34 pm

So you got your idea, actually managed to produce it in rough manuscript form, and now you're wondering what your next step is.

You scan the first page, and even though you already went over it eleventy million times, you still manage to find examples of poor grammar, missing/extraneous punctuation, or other glaring issues. Don't worry about it!

The absolute worst thing you can do at this point is to look at the manuscript yourself - unless you're one of those few people who can self-edit their material without feeling the immediate urge to nuke the hard drive on which it's written. If you're one of the rare people who can do the work themselves, then go ahead and run through it if it's part of your process.

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Writing Your Book, Step Two: The Process

By Caleb On Thu Nov 28, 2013, 12:22 am

So you've got your idea, you've actually written a few thousand words and you're thinking everything is going to roll like Madmartigan down a hill covered with virgin snow.

Then you experience the dreaded 'writer's block.' You go through each stage of denial - with particular emphasis on denial and anger - before you're struck with the urge to throw your hands in the air and walk away.

'Maybe it's just not that great of an idea,' you might say to yourself. And maybe you're right.

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Writing Your Book. Step One: The Idea

By Caleb On Wed Nov 27, 2013, 7:51 pm

So you've got an idea in your head. Maybe it's been burning a hole in your mind for years, and that hole hasn't gotten any smaller. Or maybe you considered a piece of art or literature that got you thinking. It could even be that you followed some expert advice and used some other method for brainstorming to the point where you decided to sit down in front of your keyboard and try to shape the idea into something you can share with the world.

This article isn't going to be too lengthy since most people who would make use of our free services generally already have their manuscript in hand. But for those of you still struggling with the mechanics of getting started with your writing career, here are a few methods I've seen discussed -- and more importantly, they're methods I've seen that actually work -- that I'll talk about here. If you've got one to add, talk about it in the comments!

Method One: The Volunteer

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A Little About Us, And What Drives Us

By Caleb On Wed Nov 27, 2013, 3:18 am

So I guess it's time to tell a little about ourselves here at Pacific Crest Publishing. The best place to start would probably be our purpose for building this site, which we envision as a place for authors and readers to get together and create the best possible stories in their favorite genres.

My older brother Josh has been an avid reader since puberty, and since younger brothers tend to look up to their big bro's during formative years (and hopefully long after) I, like so many other activities which comprise my childhood memories, tagged along in the hope of finding something I could do to be like my Big Brother.

We started off with pretty standard fare: Dragonlance novels, followed by other D&D inspired stories before branching out into science fiction, space opera, and even the occasional vampire book. (note: this was before vampires acted like they were perpetually thirteen years old; we read books about vampires back when they were SCARY ;) )

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Our First Blog Post!

By Caleb On Wed Nov 20, 2013, 10:04 pm

And here we are...it's been a big job, but now we finally have our own blog program thanks to my tireless IT department :)

Features will be added (and possibly subtracted) as time goes on, but for now we have granted those with Author accounts to write their own articles. Eventually I will see about letting everyone create their own blogs and articles, but for security purposes I think I need to take a bit to work out the kinks before unleashing it on the public. We aren't Facebook, after all; this program is kind of a big deal for us at Pacific Crest Publishing!

So if you've got a manuscript lying around somewhere and need fresh eyes and honest, constructive feedback from a community of people like you, I suggest you create an account and apply for Author status so you can upload your work and create a writing circle! Nobody can create a book all by themselves; even the greatest needed help along the way, and that's exactly what we're trying to provide here: help.

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