All posts by Author L. Bachman

I'm an award-winning and bestselling author, artist, and soon to be a published poet!

TBS: Ghosts Released

On June 30th, The Blasphemer Series: Ghosts, the third installment, went live. As Amazon does, it was difficult, but finally, it is up there. I have updated The Blasphemer Series page here on the site to reflect this. You can go here to check up on this. Below is a link to the buy location!

The book was released in ebook and in paperback editions.

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With the third installment released into the world, I must add that though the journey is almost done, with the writing and publishing of the series, it is not the last you’ll hear of this series. Revolves around The Blasphemer Series are other projects that are in the works for those that have enjoyed the series so far and can’t get enough of the characters of the world.

Announcement: 2023 will see the release of the final book of the main series.

The Blasphemer Series

The final books in The Blasphemer Series have had their covers approved. Edits on book 3, Ghosts, are almost finished. Book 4, the final, is already being written. A top-secret addition to the series is also being worked on.

As updates occur, updating will happen. I’m very proud of this work and will be sad when the series is finished, BUT that just means I can get all the other ideas pounded out through the keys for all of ya’ll to enjoy, which I’m sure you will.

You May Have Missed It!

Last week I appeared at a Facebook book release for JE Taylor. I have been vocal about not wanting to give out work for free, but I made an exception just this one time. I gave out a newly polished copy of Human Ouija and gave a cover reveal for this.

The new cover for Human Ouija is the first of many covers I’ve been creating behind the scenes as part of a new project set I’ve been working on to give to you the readers and listeners that like to read short stories more!

Human Ouija was won by AC Adams

Contest Closed Now

Along with this cover reveal, I did a second one for Little Lunacies. If you take part in the Patreon, you would’ve seen the below reveal already.

Dark Jottercast – New Content Coming – Pajama People Podcast

We cover mysteries and true crime, writing and have guests, and even talk and research monsters and dark history, but even with all the podcast covers we still had one thing missing…horror movie reviews! With a wonderful co-host, JK Allen, twice a month we will do movie reviews.

If you caught her podcast episode, you know already that we needed an excuse to watch more horror, so why not watch and give our thoughts on them? Keeping with the funny conversation style of guest episodes, we will bring forward thoughts on horror and dig deeper.

These episodes will come with a spoiler tag in the title, so if you don’t want to have something we cover you may not have seen spoiled, keep your eyes peeled for this tag and skip.

These episodes will not replace any other episodes already going up three times a week, they’re a bonus! That means you get more content from Jottercast. They will also be available with the ever-growing content on the Patreon.

More Info on Dark Jottercast – Jottercast: A Path Forward

If you only ever do one thing for writers, do this. It can help.

I’ve been a professional writer for many years now. I have seen sales go up and down, some sales being from fully read books being returned, but this has become a big problem in the indie writing community. Finally, something is getting done, a petition that can be signed to address the policy asking for its change has been started.

As writers, we understand that our work may not be liked, it’s part of the business. We also understand if an ebook is read some then the reader wants to return, but this is for readers fully reading a work, asking for their money back. The policy needs to be changed so 100% read books cannot be returned.

This is already a policy for other companies, games, movies, etc., but not for digital books. Books are plagiarized and even stolen so often that many writers have given up writing entirely, leaving series unfinished, books never released, and leaving fans confused about where their favorite authors have gone.

I AM NOT saying that every book read to 100% and then is returned is stolen by the reader, but it is suspicious activity, especially on books that are new releases. I stopped doing raffles and giveaways of my work after seeing my work stolen after releases. I love what I do, write, and from the comments on the petition, I can see other writers love writing as well.

Authors pay out of pocket for a lot of services. From formatting to covers, marketing and ads, and so much just to get a book released and the word spread often dealing with long periods without ever seeing any actual take home after paying for everything that has cost them just to release the work. This is also a problem for small/indie publishers who back a book.

This is similar to something Audible, owned by Amazon, did by allowing listened to works be returned at the writer’s cost. It’s hard-earned money stolen from our pockets.

Sign here

I DID NOT start this petition, but it already has my support!