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Monday, August 29, 2022

At Another Crossroads

A most humble greeting to you, audience! Didja miss me? If so, I missed you too! If not, well, how somber.

But here comes the latest news in regards to my series as a whole, including how to properly pronounce the names of certain people, places, and of course, things, related to the overall direction my series (And the original characters within it!) is heading, plus a brief insight on these characters, along with a darn good reason or more as to why they're not all a bunch of Mary Sues (And Gary Stus).
And finally, but not least of all, I would like to discuss how my series advocates for all things natural, animals, and the wilderness, and how I plan to use it as a means to end our climate change crisis, our biodiversity crisis, and, of course, our food shortage crisis!

First and foremost, it would seem we've arrived at another crossroads! Yesh, this is right: I am currently unsure as to whether my next move should be to start another crowdfunding campaign (Like the first one I ran on Indiegogo way back in 2014), if I should petition my local news reporters to cover my works (And the characters contained within them) as part of their human interest section, or whether I should pitch my series to a traditional publisher (Of which I personally know of one person who works for such a company). As you can more than likely see, this is quite a HUGE decision for me to make! And I am not certain I could make such a decision entirely on my own. So, I'd like to ask you, my audience, which of these 3 tasks I ought to pursue first. Your input, if you have any, will become highly invaluable to me!

Ahh! And speaking of my characters, I notice a number of you, among the more critical reviewers of my series, have pointed out which I've seen mentioned as being difficult to relate to, having 'little to no character development, and even one person telling me directly which 'my books were full of poor characterization'. <---- These are all statements like this, which is a matter of each person's personal opinion. However, I would like to point one thing out: My characters might be super-powerful, but by no means are they invincible! And I also believe there's no such thing as a perfect character. A character who has no weaknesses whatsoever and who is good at everything they do is effectively a Mary Sue (Or Gary Stu). I may not spend a lot of time going over my characters, but every one of them has a weakness. For instance, the Sky Queen is the strongest known Sky Fighter in the series. But she could be defeated fairly easily through a combination of ice, water, and one other exploit. You'll have to read my 8th novel to find out what said exploit is, though...Now, I'm not saying people are accusing my characters of being Mary Sue (Or Gary Stu) types. I just wanted to mention this just in case anyone had any doubts.

A number of you might (Or might not) have also struggled with pronouncing the names of some of my characters, places, and other such nouns. To help everyone who reads my stories, I am presenting a few Guides to Pronunciation of Words which appear in the first three novels I have written (And recently re-written). These guides will cover words from a single novel in each blog post. Here are some words from the first novel, in chronological order...

Andromeda (Ann-dra-meh-daa)
vortexes (vore-teh-cies)
Mantecado (Mon-teh-kay-doe)
Rushenido (Rou-sheh-nee-doe; the letter 'r' is trilled/rolled.)
Foxis(es), Foxerotto(s), and Foxmoor(s)
(Fox-ess, Fox-err-rot-toe, Fox-more)
Evensongland (Eev-en-song-land, not Evan-song-land)
Tonamasion (Tone-ah-mah-see-on)
Traductus (Traa-duct-us)
Sekhmenkato (Sek-men-kaa-toe)
Requiem (Rek-wee-emm)
Hauser (How-zer)
Mondo Kenjuma (Mon-doe Ken-jow-ma)
Sosomonday Freehand Todashamon III
(Soe-Soe-mon-day Freehand Toe-dash-ah-mon The Third)
Seraph (Serr-ahh-f)
Yachamon Tomeneechee (Yah-chaa-mon Toe-meh-nee-chee)
Temporal (Temm-pore-all)
Rohm And Haas (Rome and Haas)
Grande Riyo City (Grand-Ree-Oh-City)
Maya Lhaka (May-ah Lock-ah)
Manteco (Man-tah-coe?) - Spoken by a National Guardsman
Otis (Oh-tiss)

Were you surprised about any of the words having to be said a certain way? Do you have trouble with pronouncing any of them? Do tell us! In the meantime, I'd like to briefly touch on a statement which a long-standing friend of mine has brought up: “You should offer hardcover formats of your novels!” You: Hold on a moment! Does your friend actually know if Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing offers hardcover formats of their authors' novels? Me: She does indeed! And I am quite pleased to announce they do offer this option for all of their published authors! Therefore, the entire Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers novel series will become available in hardcover format once I have Sky Fighters Part VIII published!

On one highly important final note, some of my readers among you might have noted how I keep on bringing up the subject of nature, animals, and/or the wilderness. Yesh, I love all of these wonderful nouns (Things), but my main reason for bringing them up so often is to raise awareness to combat our planet's ongoing climate change crisis, which I firmly believe humans are the main cause of. However, we can also be the ones who provide a definitive solution to this crisis, along with averting our, biodiversity crisis, and, yesh, our food shortage crisis. You: Mr. Eberle, what can you do to help us avert our planet's ongoing climate change crisis, among the others? Me: As I mentioned in my one-page essay, I'm going to train as hard as I can and have a career working in the forest. Then, I'm going to plant as many trees and plants as I can, and save as many animals as I can, in my lifetime, who are sick or injured because of humans. I will start by planting 50 trees in each of the 50 states in the United States and rescue at least 5 wild sick, and/or injured animals in each of these 50 states in the United States.

What do you think? Are all these goals of mine set up to high? Could we become Sky Fighters in the real world? Could real animals become Houndy Crunchers? Or is all of this just aspiring enough to convince anyone who reads this blog entry to contribute to my ongoing efforts in some way? Let me know in the comments which follow.

With good vibes and love,
Ross Eberle

Friday, June 24, 2022

Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers...Complete it or forget about it?

Listen well, everyone...


Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers has been suspended...At least for now. This post is part of a review-blog of Adaline Winters' first novel, Seducing Hope. Anybody who's one of the "elite" or otherwise disagrees with my opinions can take their harsh, negative backlash elsewhere. Thanks in advance...!


Yeah, this is right...I have put a halt on writing and finishing Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers...Possibly indefinitely. Why? Because I cannot personally see any reason to keep on writing such a lengthy book series when almost everyone else's lack of interest in it is not only obvious, but some of the people who're aware of me and my writing seem to think they can get away with trying to police my opinions on other books, and I won't make a fuss about it!


And so if anyone was able to manage getting this far in reading this rant of mine, then let me ask you this...Why should I even bother to finish my first and so far ONLY novel series for ANYBODY which knows about who I am or at least has ever heard of me, before? Seriously, I want everyone who reads this to give me 5 reasons or more why they deserve to find out how Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers ends. If anybody still cares about it at all, I'll be waiting to hear your answers...

Thanks and have a great life or something.


To read up on the full version of this review-blog, please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3766674296?book_show_action=false

Monday, April 4, 2022

Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers: A formal apology, the 2nd giveaway's victors, and other important stuff!

Some random guy or gal: "Oh, hey there, Mr. Eberle! Guess what? You have a Wikipedia article about yourself, now!"

Me: "Uh...I-I do!? Say what!?"


=Insert dramatic-sounding survival music here!=


(Sorry about all the dramatics here. But I'm afraid it's true. You: "Hey, what about this Wikipedia article?" Me: "We'll get back to this in a moment.")


For starters, the 2nd Sky Fighters giveaway I've hosted has now come to an end. I've been too sick to bring it up, until now. So, on the bright side, since I have this much to be optimistic about, here are the stats of it:

Availability: 100 copies available, 568 people requesting

Giveaway dates: Feb 25 - Mar 25, 2022

Countries available: U.S. 


Yesh, this is right. More than 560 new potential readers have been gained as a result of this giveaway! This is more than twice the amount of people who entered my very first one! When combined with all the new potential readers from the aforementioned giveaway, which was over 210, this marks over 775 new potential readers gained over the course of a single calendar year! Not bad, if I say so, myself.


I'm sure you're all itching to know the victors of this year's giveaway. So, here they are, all in a nice, hopefully tidy, pre-made list:




If your name is not in the list above, please don't despair. You can always ask me for a few free chapters directly. Simply drop me a line through the 'Ethernet' at spiralstorm248@gmail.com ...I'll be sure to reply whenever I can.


And now onto the more important news many of you have probably been waiting to hear about me...The Wikipedia article. I don't know if it's been 'vanished' or not as my fairly-new friend, Marc noted in one comment on his review of my first novel. But before I get into it, I would like to offer a most humble apology to a few people, who became disheartened as a result of one of my own book reviews, as well as my previous blog, which I posted on this website...

The book in question takes place in a modern city of Scotland, which partly ties into my family's personal heritage. Unfortunately, since I was not offered a decent education in my schol-days, I ended up not understanding and perhaps even misinterpreting the slang, phrases, and meanings written in this book. Not only this, but the genre of the book didn't really appeal to me.

As for the blog post, I wrote it in response to some rather nasty remarks made against me on Reddit, as I had mentioned before. Still, I could have gotten a better, less-hostile grip on the matter of those Reddit posts about me and my works.

Please know it was never my intention to inflict any harm of any kind upon anyone, whether emotional or not. So, to Mr. Iain Rodgers, Mr. or Miss C.C. (On Goodreads), and last, but most importantly of all, Miss Rebecca Maye Holiday, I am incredibly sorry for the things I said about you (In the case of Iain) and your friends/acquaintances (In the cases of C.C. and Miss Rebecca). This apology also applies to anyone else who saw those remarks of mine as being a tad out of line.

So to anyone who doubts the sincerity of my apology, know this: I am neither the god, nor even the demigod of anyone or anything. Not even close, in fact. I am only but a mere mortal man, who just happens to be a...Well, somewhat-skilled indie-author. <---- I'm sure Mr. Marc is laughing at me for saying it like this. Still, none of you have to forgive me, though I would appreciate it.


You: "But what about your Wikipedia article, Mr. Eberle?"

Me: "I was just getting to this, Mon."

Seriously though, there is (Or was) a Wikipedia article about me readily-available on their website for anyone to view (And possibly edit). If it's there still, you can find and read it at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Eberle

Do understand however, there may be certain quotes written by me on this page. But I have either edited or outright redacted many of those harsh comments and remarks I had previously made on my blog, plus the review of Mr. Iain's book. After all, I don't wanna be seen as a stark-raving menace, who shouts out verbal hostilities to anyone who I'm not familiar with. And this is regardless of whether they were actually nasty towards me to start with or not. Furthermore, I don't have the slightest idea who actually wrote the article about me. But since they seem to have done such a remarkably professional job on it, I'd like to offer a reasonable monetary payment directly to the author of my Wikipedia article. So, to whoever this person might be, feel free to reach out to me at my e-email above.

Apart from this, in case anyone who views this is wondering, besides being a writer, I'm also fond of going on hikes, climbing mountains, bodybuilding, practicing gymnastics, and archery, among other intriguing hobbies like these. Those interested can mention this on the Wikipedia article about me.

You again, maybe: "Right, so what about all the other important stuff you mentioned in your blog title, sir?"

Me again: "I'm glad you asked!"

Although, most of you probably already know this, I've been in the process of re-writing the first four novels I wrote, almost from scratch. As of this date, I am only 2 chapters away from having the 3rd novel remastered. Once it has been done, which will most likely happen this week, I will update its cover, to make it appear different from the 5th and 7th novels and perhaps a little nicer. 

After this, I will continue writing the final 5 chapters of the 8th novel! Yesh, this is correct. I'm only 5 chapters away from finishing this novel at last! And if this book isn't ready by this coming Christmas, I'll host a 3rd giveaway this year!! I'll bet everyone who reads this will find it exciting, right? Erm...Right, folks? I guesh I'll have to wait and see how the conclusion of my epic saga is received.


Keep on reading this blog, so you don't miss out on the latest news!

Until next time, Feral Henry out.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

The 2nd Sky Fighters Giveaway, and my status as an author...

Greetings to you all!


And welcome to my 2nd blog post of this year. By now, the lot of you should know the current calendar year. And if you don't, well I've been told by at least a couple other people "Google is your friend!" Perhaps anyone reading this now can apply running a search to themselves?


At any rate, I have some really good news, and some...Not so good news. And since I'm an optimist at heart, I'd like to share the good news with you, first, so here it is...As of the 25th of last month, I have begun hosting the 2nd Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers novel-giveaway on Goodreads!! This time, I'm offering 100 copies of my very first novel, recently-remastered! Here's the link to the official giveaway:




Anyone is welcome to enter this giveaway from now until March 25th. No, I don't know how many Superior-Fans have already entered. But I can estimate it's already over 250, now. Oh, and speaking of which, one of our newest Superior-Fans, who we'll refer to simply as 'Marc' has confirmed in one of his reviews of my novels, which he has entered into this on-going giveaway. This means he may have invited his family and friends to do the same. If this is the case, then thanks and good luck to you, Sir! If you're willing to confirm you're helping me gain more fans, then I just might reward you with an honorable mention in my 8th novel. I can even message you on Goodreads if you'd like to hear from me, again.


Furthermore, as a token of my gratitude towards him and all my other fans, I have recently lowered the pricing of ALL my current Kindle novels...Permanently. This is right, now the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 7th books can be purchased for the generous price of only $2.50. The 4th, 5th, and 6th novels are slightly higher, being $3.00 each. Don't forget! The Kindle edition of my new short stories trilogy is on sale NOW until the end of March for only $1.00.


And now, onto the darker side of the news...By way of a Google Search run by a close comrade of mine, whose identity shall remain a secret, I have recently become aware of at least a few instances of book piracy directly involving my series. <---- This came as a major shock, not only to me, but also to my Mom, who simply adores the dedicated, hard work I put into crafting every single portion of my series to this date. Furthermore, if these piracy attempts weren't bad enough, I have also stumbled upon a public discussion-thread about me and my series, on Reddit of all places! And no, the two or more users weren't singing my praises. In fact, both of them-Who I suspect are very bored, male trolls-Are using Reddit as a means to publicly name and shame not only those novels, but ME PERSONALLY, as an author. Not only are they guilty of this blatantly-shameful behavior, but they've also accused me of creating a fake-name of an author, whom I've given credit to in the acknowledgments portion of my 7th Sky Fighters novel. Gee whiz! I guess those men haven't heard of authors who either use pen-names or who've recently changed their names. Needless to say, both me and this other author-Who won't be named here to protect their privacy-Have recently changed our author-names. And both of us either currently use a pen-name or have used one in the past. Oh, and if all this still wasn't bad enough, the Reddit author seems to have created ANOTHER THREAD!! Only this one is considerably worse. In it, he (RatRidingATractor, for those of you curious about his identity) now openly accuses me of being quote-unquote "in love" with my Mom. This is the most ridiculous load of drivel I've ever heard anyone say about me, anywhere on the Internet!! (-_-) Furthermore, this thread is much newer, having only been created a day ago as of 3-04-2022!


So, here's a guy (Who's probably not much older than me, if older at all), publicly naming and shaming my series (And me!) and accusing me of not only making up a fake person as one of my acknowledgments, but also of being-Gasp!-In love with my Mom? To anyone who knows me well enough, I'm not a practitioner of incest, nor am I accusing the writers of the Reddit article of presuming I've done so. I don't even drink, smoke, or do any form of street-drugs. And yet, here, online, are a couple of NT-cattle*, flapping their yaps about a self-published Indie-author they know nothing about.


*If anyone reading this wants to know what NT means, LOOK IT UP!! It's not an ethnic slur though, in case anyone who follows me decides to try accusing me of being a racist pig. And I've not even begun to mention several of the other people I've met online since I claimed my author's profile on Goodreads back in 2019...Those people started out being friendly and even welcoming of me into their online social-circles. But now, some of them have either blocked me, unfriended me, or simply refuses to speak to me. (AngyKat#3485 on Discord, I am especially referring to YOU in this part of my post. What are you? A gymnast or an outright traitor against autistics like me!?) <---- Yes, this is right. I am autistic. If the cat wasn't out of the bag yet, he sure is, now! Oh, and by the way, RatRidingATractor claims he too, is-Gasp!-Autistic!! Did he even bother doing a little extra research about me, if not speak to me outright, before judging me so darn harshly!? I fear I cannot even mention the name of the so-called 'club' he decided to lump me and my books into. Seriously, the nerve some grown men have on the Internet...

You see, I think the problem with today's NT-cattle society and most of their cohorts can effectively be boiled down to 3 things...To many street drugs, alcohol, and/or tobacco products, to much technology, smart or not, and lastly, to much incest. Yeah, this is right. If you can stomach running a search for any type of pornography, then you're likely to stumble upon instances of parent-child encounters. Yuck!! I am NOT going to speak another word about this highly-controversial subject, and I never would have even brought it up had this guy on Reddit not publicly accused me of being romantically involved with my own mother. But because he somehow felt he had to blatantly mention something so disgusting, I had to counter his accusation with one of my own. I am real sorry to anyone reading this who's actually a legitimate fan of me and/or my series. But seeing remarks and accusations about me, like the ones I mentioned above, are well-beyond hurtful. And not only to me, either, but also to my family and any good soul who happens to stumble upon Reddit. So, unless anyone cares enough to have this nonsense about me TAKEN DOWN SOON, then I'm likely to be the only one who can clear and restore my good, honest reputation. And THIS is just one of several reasons why I refuse to even create an account on Reddit.

I am now groaning, rolling my eyes, and shaking my head in disgust as I finish up this one blog post, which is very likely to be the longest one I've written by far. But I don't care. Certain things about certain humans just HAD to be said.


So, if all of the above was TL;DR for any of my fans, here's a much briefer summary...1: I'm hosting another giveaway, if anyone cares. 2: Book piracy is wrong, AND a crime, so please don't support anyone claiming to offer free copies of other people's novels! And finally, 3: Publicly naming and shaming someone behind their backs, and making false accusations about them counts as breaking the 9th of the 10 Commandments. Again, look it up if you don't recall what it is. I'm sure everyone who knows how to read and write has heard of The Holy Bible at least once before. Feral Henry out.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Introducing The Sky Fighters' Tales! An original novel adaptation (ONA)

Ahh! How long has it been since I've brought out a new bo--Oh, hi!

Sorry for the awkward introduction. But awkward or not, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my latest writing project to you: The Sky Fighters' Tales! This is what I would call an original novel adaptation (Or ONA for short). If you know anything about anime shows, then the aforementioned acronym could be familiar to you. On this note, here is a brief spoiler-free synopsis...

The Sky Fighters' Tales is a Trilogy-Three short stories, which are focused on characters who usually aren’t one of the main protagonists of the series. In other words, these are not stories about Rehn, Holly, Ramasha, Gregoroth, Maya, and/or Brent...For the most part, anyway. This having been said, each of the three stories features Houndy Crunchers, a lot of whom are Dual-Shifters.

Many, if not most, of these Houndy Crunchers adamantly shun the use of any and all modern technology, if not forbid it outright! While the reason(s) for this remain unknown, certain Sky Fighters have speculated the Houndy Crunchers believe such technology will begin corrupting their souls if it is used close to them or the natural places they’ve lived in for millions of years.

The picture above shows yet another concept of how a Sky Fighter might appear.

Whether or not you or anyone else reading this actually cares or likes me or any of my distinct works, The Sky Fighters' Tales is now available for a simple, $5 purchase on Amazon in paperback format! You can check it out right here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RMBWYYN?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860


The Kindle version of this new short book is now available for purchase, here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RVBZN7Q?ref_=pe_3052080_397670860
From this release-date until the end of March, the Kindle version can be purchased at a special introductory price of only $1! Afterwards, the price of this book will rise to match the price of the paperback already on Amazon, at $5.


A few things to keep in mind...

I: This book features what I, the author consider to be the best cover of any novel I've ever published to this date. As you can likely see above, it features two young children, the one on the right perhaps being Terri, the Cat-Shifter, herself! This image is the first one of a Dual-Shifting Houndy Cruncher I've ever shown to the public! You can also spy a fox (Foxerotto) who might be watching them wander through this forest from atop a tree branch.

II: Keeping this in mind, some specifications and/or details about this ONA may change. And so, the actual day-of-release of one or both versions may be delayed by another day or two. Please be patient until then. 

III: The release-date of this new, short book actually could have been as early as December, 2021, however, due to facing many difficulties, most of which are human-related, it wasn't able to be copyrighted until January of 2022 and submitted for publishing earlier this week.

IV: Even after all of this is factored in, I am surprised and rather disappointed by the apparent lack of interest or knowledge of this project. Especially considering my fan-base is comprised of 10,000 people or more, I would have thought (And hoped!) it would gain more attention, especially since the conclusion of the original series is right around the corner!

But, please don't let this last statement above seem off-putting to you! None of my Mom's projects have this fame-level yet, either. And yesh, my Mom has more than one sci-fi project, which is 100% finished as of this morning. Plus, my Mom has written other fine stories (Mostly in script form), where the main genre isn't just sci-fi. In short, she has more than twice the number of writing projects as I do! On this note, I highly recommend you follow her blog as well: https://trackerswebseries.blogspot.com/

And now since all this important business is out of the way, support your fellow Indie writers! Go forth and spread the word about our projects! Buy and read my works and let your imaginations fly as high as a bird of prey or as us humans could if only we had wings to soar with...

Friday, July 2, 2021

The Sky Fighters Remastery Programme!!

Uhm...Hello there once more, folks!


I know it's been a really long time since I've written up anything on this web-site. Well, it's been a few months, but a while is a while. At any rate, while you're all eagerly awaiting the release of the final novel of the Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers epic saga, I've decided to do something rather neat: A complete re-write of my first four novellas! And guesh what? My first one is already re-written!

You can now purchase (Or pick up) a copy of the newly-remastered first novel right now, on Amazon! In addition to having done a near-complete re-write on it, I've also given it a brand-new cover-design! Shown below is a preview of the front and back of the cover...

...In case you're not aware of what each image symbolizes, they represent a glimpse of the
landscape of Desersia. A modified image of Saturn serves as the planet Evensongland. Is it not moving? Is it not a sure-fire fit as the cover of an intergalactic science-fiction/fantasy/coming-of-age epic saga?


Click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h6V0t3OTPLHsJMprH8KY7iQBZ_lbb2Oe_G2trb1BYYw/edit?usp=sharing ...For a free preview of this novella! Then go here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500311421/ref=x_gr_w_bb_sin?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_sin-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1500311421&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2 ...To purchase the paperback or visit here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P41K7Z6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 ...For the Kindle Edition!

Then, feel free to read it, rate it, and review it at your own leisure. But don't let our praise guide you: Let our latest edition of Sky Fighters and Houndy Crunchers speak for itself! In the meantime, work towards remastering the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th novellas will continue into the rest of this year, as well as next year. So, if you want to read (Or re-read) any of these first parts of the novella/novel series, then please be patient. Wait until I create an official announcement once they've been remastered.

Until next time, we'll see you across the multi-verse. Ta-Ta! o/

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Secrets of the Past: Winners of the Giveaway!!

Hello once again, Superior-Fans!

My most humble thanks goes out to all of you, who entered my very first giveaway. Because over 200 fine, fair, folks took part, I consider the giveaway to be of great success! Although this blog post will be kept somewhat brief, I would like to take a moment of my busy time to thank and congratulate all of the winners of this year's giveaway. So, hats off to the following folks, who've won a copy of Secrets of the Past:

Winners of Spring in 2021

If you happen to see your name listed above, then you're among the lucky 100 people to have won a copy of this finely-crafted work. If your name is not listed, please don't fret. I'm still here to thank you for entering this giveaway. On this note, feel free to take part in any and all future giveaways I'll be hosting.

And for those of you, who seek news of our 8th novel, we have you covered here, to! As long as my writing schedule remains on track, Sky Fighters Part VIII should be released by next Spring of 2022! We sure hope you're as eager to start reading it as we are to finish writing it!

Until next time, keep on reading! And if you're a writer, then keep on writing!