Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde
Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Monday, May 14, 2018

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge Is Out Now! #1 Science Fiction Release On iBooks!

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge is now available everywhere quality EBooks are sold!

Writing this book was one of the greatest challenges of my life, creatively and otherwise. At over 140,000 words and 70 chapters, it is one of the longest Spinward Fringe books with major plot, character and setting development. Old storylines are revisited, some of them are tied into one or two new ones, and a few scenes that I've been dreaming about for years are in here.

I've already taken a week off after finishing this novel, and I'm starting work on the beginning of Broadcast 12, which matches the tension of Broadcast 11, something that will characterize the next novel: tension and a trip along the edge of disaster.

I didn't finish this book long ago, so I don't have a balanced opinion of it, but so far I'm proud of Broadcast 11. As with every book I release, there are minor errors here and there, some of which have already been fixed, some will not be addressed for a long time, but they're small and few. We put a lot of effort into editing this book, and I truly hope it shows, but we don't have time or money to go through it ten or more times like most major publishers do, or to filter it through dozens of beta readers like some authors do. At the moment, I have to move on to Chaos Core 3 (which is under way right now on Patreon), and Broadcast 12 so there isn't much time to look back.

I am so happy this book is available now, there are secrets that were truly hard to keep for the time it took to write this book. I hope you enjoy it!

RL

[If you haven't read Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale, it's recommended that you read that first]

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge Release Date

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge is finished. The release date is set of May 14th.

Weighing in at a little over 140,000 words, and 70 chapters this is one of the largest books in the series. The majority of the novel takes place during one week and follows Alice, Jacob and a new Order of Eden character with an interesting pedigree named Dron.

It took a long time to work this novel out, especially since there was a lot of research to do, decisions to make about the next set of books, and an entire novel that was supposed to be split between Broadcast 10 and 11 didn't work unless it was pulled out and released on its own (Carnie's Tale, Broadcast 10.5).

Thank you to everyone who stuck around while I finished this and two other books. I hope you enjoy the story!



RL

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge Preview Ends Next Week

Part 20 of Alice's Revenge (the Broadcast 11: Revenge Preview) is now free for all to see! Part 32 is up for Patreon subscribers.

Next week will be the last free chapter for this book. Every part of Alice's Revenge appears in Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge, which is due out soon. I'm almost finished the manuscript and proof readers are working on it now.

What's next for Patreon? The next Chaos Core novel will appear there in its entirety!

https://www.patreon.com/randolphlalonde/posts?tag=Revenge%20Preview%20INDEX

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spinward Fringe Continues: Alice's Revenge!

Months ago, when I realized that Broadcast 11: Revenge wouldn't be out for a while, I started sharing Alice's story from that book. It's gone well, and Patreon Subscribers have even contributed opinions that helped me fine-tune the direction of the story.

It's been months, and Broadcast 11: Revenge is nearing completion, and Alice's story from the book looms large on the Patreon site. There is a release date and a book coming soon, but until then, you can check over 15 chapters out for free or subscribe to see over 25 chapters detailing Alice's journey through the book.

Her story takes up roughly half of the books' content, and the version you'll be reading is early draft so there will be changes that will come when the book is published in its final form. If you think you would enjoy reading her story individually in an early format, then again with the book, I invite you to read along with over a hundred others on the Patreon site. If not, then maybe you should wait; it won't be long now!

Click here to go to the Index to the Revenge Preview: Alice's Revenge on Patreon.

Thank you very much for your patience, the Spinward Fringe story is still alive and well!

RL

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Spinward Fringe Continues and Big Things Are Happening On Patreon

Part 12 of the Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge preview is up, and it's starting to feel like the novel is being serialized, when it's really only half-ish of the book. It's not terribly hard to ignore by just avoiding Patreon for a while or to limit (by reading the free stuff only), but it's still wroth a discussion.
This book is still being written, and it's the most difficult Spinward Fringe novel to date, but also the most rewarding. It's taking a LONG TIME compared to my other work, but not long compared to novels of it's type: Particularly the type of novel with three strong, novel length stories within. I don't feel bad for how long it's taking, and I'm thankful to everyone who has stuck around.
The importance of this novel to the series has come up in spades in the chapter available to people who subscribe to my Patreon page. Today they're getting a chance to comment on a chapter before it's finalized and perhaps change the course of the series with their opinions. I expect good things, to be honest, and I'm proud of where the series is going right now, but I want to hear more opinions.
Here's the link to the Index, where everyone who is following the free chapters that are released every Saturday will find Part 12, and subscribers (who get 2 chapters a week), can find Part 17.


Much more to come this month, so stick around, friends!

RL

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge Preview Continues!


Work on Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge continues at a steady pace, and, as I originally intended, it is it's own novel instead of a build up to Broadcast 12. After the first few Broadcasts, I tried to make sure that each Spinward Fringe novel had it's own feel and major event while moving the bigger story forward. There had to be a good reason for each book to exist in the series, they had to present some kind of new situation or idea that moved the greater story forward and helped the characters develop.

It took a while for Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge to develop that, but it finally has. I'm having a great time writing this tome and the pace of the writing is only picking up at this point. You can see a great big chunk of it here, through the preview that's titled: Alice's Revenge. There are more than half a dozen free parts, with a dozen parts available for Patreon subscribers.



More and more, it's becoming evident that Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale is as important as any other part of the series. Only a few characters develop in that book, but those developments and the backstories that support them are important to the series going forward. I'm happy with the storytelling in that book too, so it's a good thing some of the characters are sticking around. A few other things from Broadcast 10.5 are going to come up later in the series as well, which was always the plan since much of the book was carved from Broadcast 11's rough draft.

While Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale is a great volume on its own, the story didn't get along well with the pacing of Broadcast 11, which is break-neck for the most part, and Alice has to go through a rite of passage that she wouldn't be ready for if it weren't for the events of Broadcast 10.5. So, if you are still wondering where the book following Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground is (and according to emails I'm getting, there are a few of you), it's in Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale.

If you finished Broadcast 10.5 already, Broadcast 11 is happening now on Patreon, but I understand if you'd rather wait for the finished book. It's on its way, and I'm finally happy with what I have so far, so thank you for your patience!

RL

[Chaos Core hasn't been forgotten either. There's good news coming!]