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Freewilds Gazette - Issue Eleven. Monday, June 20th, 2022

The Next Step

Readers and Friends,

First things first...

I am thrilled to share with you the Official Book Trailer for VAGABOND - Saga of the Freewilds, Book Two!

VAGABOND - Official Book Trailer

Releasing in just ten days (as of the time this blog/newsletter goes out), Vagabond will be available in Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle eBook formats on A detective mystery in an original dark fantasy setting teeming with elements of horror and suspense, Vagabond is the second of a three-act tale following the trials and exploits of disgraced former Detective Constable Lukarde Alfans.

For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to read the introductory novel of the series, STORMSEND, I have great news to share with you all. Beginning today, I am lowering the purchase price of the Kindle eBook edition of STORMSEND from its usual $4.99 to just $0.99. This special pricing will last until the release of VAGABOND on Thursday, June 30th, so please take advantage while the discount lasts!

Also, in case you missed it, the Audiobook Edition of STORMSEND is now available!

STORMSEND Audiobook Edition - Audible Sample

The same amazing vocal talents that worked with me on the STORMSEND Audiobook are already hard at work on the Audiobook of VAGABOND, which will be coming out at the end of August.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has subscribed to these newsletters, followed my blog, reached out to me via social media, and just generally been incredibly encouraging and supportive. This whole endeavor is a huge departure from the norm, for me, and I don't think I would have been able to achieve even a fraction of what I have without all of you.

Regards, Michael Paul Scott - Author TheFreewilds on Facebook

This is part of a series of newsletters that I will be providing both as an e-mail to readers who subscribe and as posts to the blog on my website:


Have you had a chance to read STORMSEND - Saga of the Freewilds, Book One, yet? If not, please consider picking up a copy for yourself! It is available now on in Paperback, Hardcover, and Kindle eBook formats!

Beginning today, I am lowering the purchase price of the Kindle eBook edition of STORMSEND from its usual $4.99 to just $0.99. This special pricing will last until the release of VAGABOND on Thursday, June 30th, so please take advantage while the discount lasts!

The Audiobook Edition of STORMSEND is also now available! Narrated by Peter Wicks & Frankie Porter, you can buy this Audiobook on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!

VAGABOND is the continuation of the adventures of disgraced former Detective Constable Lukarde Alfans as he makes his way south to the beleaguered coastal city of Westport in the forbidden region of the world known as the Freewilds. It is available to Preorder NOW in Kindle eBook format, with a scheduled official release date of June 30, 2022!

If you are interested in a free Special Preview Edition of VAGABOND, you are in luck! You can download it now in PDF, ePub, & MOBI formats. This exclusive free offer includes the Prologue, as well as Chapters One and Two.

...and if you like what you've read and decide you'd like to read the rest, and wouldn't mind giving me an honest (and fingers crossed, positive) review between now and the official launch date of June 30th, 2022, you can sign up to be an Advanced Review Copy reader and get the whole book for free, just for your promise to provide me an honest review before the deadline!


The Special Preview Edition of VAGABOND is also available through the following giveaway events:

Spoooooky... Giveaway Promotion. Get these books fast! This promotion ends July 14th!

Don't Look Back: An All-Genre Giveaway for Characters Escaping Dangerous Pasts. Get these books fast! This promotion ends July 15th!

Step Out of the Shadows. Get these books fast! This promotion ends July 19th!


VAGABOND's preorder is also featured in the following sale event:

Spoooooky... Sale Promotion. Get these books fast! This promotion ends July 14th!


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