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The Candescent Vessel kindle edition fixed

Hey everyone,

 

I don’t know when, and I don’t know how, but my kindle edition version of The Candescent Vessel was corrupted. Anyone who received an update (prior to 5/17/18) , or downloaded it after the corruption occurred (but before 5/17/18) has been effected. I have resolved the issue, but an update does not seem to be going out. If you were affected I applogize, and I hope to make this right. When The Sorcerer’s Gamble releases, both Kindle editions of The Crystal Seal, and The Candescent Vessel will be free for one week! This is in part to celebrate the release of the final volume in the trilogy, but also as a means to re-acquire the second volume if you were effected by the corrupted file. As the second part of my reaction to this issue, I have dropped the price of the Kindle Edition of The Candescent Vessel to $4.99 (down from $5.99) permanently.

 

“What happened?” you ask? Well, short story is: for an unknown amount of time when you purchased The Candescent Vessel you would only receive the cover art, and my picture.

“Really? How did you find out?”  A person I know bought it a couple weeks ago, and did not receive the book, but only the cover art and my picture (as handsome as I look, not worth $5.99 eh?).

“Wow, so it effected more than just them?” Yup. My wife had bought the kindle edition when it released, and this was not the case then, but it is now the case on her “bookshelf”. Also, I was able to “preview” the file and confirm the issue.

“What did you do?” I re-uploaded the correct file, waited through the approval process, then bought it again myself. This allowed me to get the whole book.

 

Thanks for reading, and asking such wonderful and insightful questions. Coming very soon is a Synopsis and cover art of The Sorcerer’s Gamble, so stay tuned!

 

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October 15th Book Signing

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I’m excited to share some info from the Peebles Library concerning the Book Signing on October 15th (Saturday!). Just to make sure I don’t mistype something I will quote them below:

“On Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. join the Peebles Magazine Club in welcoming six local authors to the Peebles Library for a book signing. Come meet Tom Cross, Christopher Hilger, Tom Johnson, Mary McFarland, Gwendolyn Mason, Amy Phipps. Their published books range from natural history to romantic suspense to mystery and beyond. Call 937-587-2085 for more information.”

If your in the area myself and the other authors attending would love the support!

October update

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Just wanted to make sure I hopped on and left a note of how things are going.  Book three is going well, I might be ready to announce the title late this month, but it is probably going to be early next month. I’ve been sick a lot the last three weeks, so that has definitely slowed me down some. I’m hopeful to have the manuscript in proof reader’s hands by mid November.

Thank you all so much for all the support during the free book promotion. After reviewing the total numbers it looks like it doubled the number of people who have my first book, which is very exciting.  I hope everyone who got to pick it up enjoys it, as many of the people I’ve talked to have.

Oh! One final announcement. I am planning on being at a book signing at Peebles’ branch of Adams County Library, (that is in Ohio if you don’t know). That event should be taking place on October 15th and I’m still working on finding out a time. I will update as soon as I have more details!

First Hytrae Short Released!

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I am excited to announce that I have a short story from the Hytrae universe to share (and its free!). I have to warn everyone, there are some spoilers if you have not read The Crystal Seal or The Candescent Vessel. I would say the spoilers are medium grade, not story ruining but would prematurely expose you to information you would not have had yet before reading the first two books.

 

That being said, I hope everyone enjoys this short story. It takes place between The Candescent Vessel and the third  book in the trilogy. Without further ado. Here it is,

ANOTHER JOURNEY FOR ANSWERS

Direct Link for PDF: https://christopherjhillger.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/hytrae-shorts-vol_1-5-x-8d51.pdf

August Update

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I hope this summer has been going well for all of you. I have been busy these past few weeks, and I can happily say that some of the busyness has been working on materials for book 3! I am hoping to have a short story posted on my site here before the end of the month. It is written, but I am still working on reviewing it. It takes place between where The Candescent Vessel left off, and before book 3 begins.  I plan on having a title for book 3 for everyone somewhat soon as well, so stay tuned for more info on both these great things, and of course more updates on The Sage of Hytrae trilogy!

Caught off guard, but still moving forward

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So like much of the rest of the 90s babies and many more, I have been enchanted by Pokemon Go. It has been a bit of a distraction and its a distraction I was not prepared for (go team valor!). Games are a sizable part of my life, and I try to write either in replacement of gaming sessions, or when I have breaks in newer games.

This summer I have Overwatch (minor surprise since I approached it with skepticism), World of Warcraft: Legion is on the way and I am super excited for that, but I was not expecting Pokemon Go (which is what Pokefans have been asking for since 95!)

Anyway, back to what this Author Blog is about.  The final installment in The Sage of Hytrae trilogy is still underway.  Since my last two books have been told from different perspectives (one from Cyan’s and the second from Lucy’s), we will be doing something a bit different for book three.  It is my plan (and how I have already started writing) to tell this story from three different character’s perspectives. Two of which we have heard their voices as the narration of the first two books. Book three will be adding a third character (keeping with some themes mentioned in The Candesent Vessel if you want a sneak peek!) who we will meet very early in our journey to the trilogy’s conclusion.

Stay tuned for more news on The Sage of Hytrae trilogy!

The Candescent Vessel officially recognized under copyright

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I am excited to show everyone what I got in the mail earlier this month!

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That’s right, my second book is officially recognized as my own copyright by the US Copyright Office! 😀 If you haven’t had a chance to check it out here is a link to the kindle version/amazon paperback: The Candescent Vessel (The Sage of Hytrae Book 2) you can also find more links in the Where to Buy section at the top of the site.

It is always a good moment to see these kind of milestones with a published work. A big thank you to everyone who has bought my first and second books, number three is on the way. More on the third book coming soon!

May is here, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

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I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday! I spent a fair bit of mine with my mom (who has helped me proof my books along with my wife), along with a portion of my family.

Spring is in full swing, and lots of people are starting to put out their gardens.  Fun fact: gardens are popular with home owners in the realm of Hytrae too. While you might not have read much about that fact in the past, you would have met no less than three farmers in the first two books. See if you can name one of the farmers in the comments (without looking it up in the books, that’d be cheating 😀 ).

End of April Update

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Here we are at the end of another month. It goes by so fast. If we were in Hytrae we would have more days in a year to count down!

Anyway, I hope everyone has had a chance to pickup my latest book The Candescent Vessel, its available all over now for just $9.99 (in paperback).

Its been a busy month, and busier ones are still ahead, I appologize for the absence in posting, I will try to make a better effort to at least make two posts a month even when things are busy.

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful spring!

April is here!

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April is here, and with in comes more spring like weather and of course Thunderstorms (I live in Ohio).  I am hoping that this season brings lots of good things with it this year! Last week it had been a year since The Crystal Seal was released, and a full month since The Candescent Vessel came out. I have been working on getting things organized for Book three in that series (the final installment in the sage of Hytrae trilogy), as well as an entirely separate novel, that I will release more details on next week! So stay tuned!