New cover for “Secrets in the Stars”

Secrets in the stars

50 Responses to New cover for “Secrets in the Stars”

  1. ChuckC September 29, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    I was hoping this meant the book is on Amazon now, but not yet.

    Can now you provide an estimated time of publication?

  2. Joseph Winn September 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    I thought I saw this on Amazon as another books cover.

    • Mac September 30, 2015 at 5:02 am #

      That could easily be. It’s from a stock image seller.

  3. James Crutchley September 30, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    Nice cover. Ran over to amazon to check and it was not up yet. Got all excited seeing cover hoping ebook was up.

  4. allan September 30, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    Moneys burning such a hole in my pocket here.. 😉

  5. Joseph Winn September 30, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    Yes, very excited to read the sequel myself. I hope it come out today, I have a block of free time coming up I’d love to fill with another of Mackey’s books.

  6. WRDNg September 30, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Last day of September means I will be circumspectly be checking every couple of hours hoping for the release. Who else is with me?

    • James Crutchley September 30, 2015 at 11:51 am #

      I’m checking every hour or 2 too. Fingers crossed hoping it is released today or tomorrow. Reading another new release that came out today by another author i like. Another release on the First of October for another. So hopefully this ebook will be out between the 2 releases!

      • Mac September 30, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

        Editor is telling me Fri. if he has power for his laptop on a long flight… And we have to call Amazon and get a live person to do the rights switcheroo.

        • Mark September 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm #


      • David September 30, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

        What books are you looking for? I need to waiting for next book, but I still need more to read.

        • Mac October 1, 2015 at 8:19 am #

          Not sure I understand the question. “Secrets in the Stars” is almost done. “They Said it would be Easy” is about 2/3 done.

        • aze October 1, 2015 at 8:46 am #

          I guess Azula Carver by DePrima may be the release for October 1st.
          I’d like to know the book you got on September 30th, too.

          • James Crutchley October 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

            Azula carver by DePrima came out today the 1st yes. I was reading another ebook that came out that i was unaware had been out for a few days because i forgot to sign up for authors newsletter. Now i am on deprimas newest ebook waiting for this author to release his latest book. Just finished “Root of Unity” by S. L. Huang which is an action book about a girl with a penchant for math that lets her do incredible things.

          • Jim Hill October 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

            Amazon and Goodreads are pretty good these days about recommending books based on being ‘like’ books you like or ‘purchased by people who purchased this book’, but I’ve come across a few books/authors/series through comments like this that were never recommended to me by the automated methods (not sure why… seems obvious in retrospect).
            I found ‘April’ that way, and Peter Grant’s ‘Maxwell Saga’, and Alan Black’s books (‘Metal Boxes’, etc.).

            I’ll definitely check out DePrima. If you haven’t read Grant or Black, they’re worth a look see.

          • Mac October 2, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

            Amazon recommends my own books to me…

  7. John September 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    Friday? That’s not so bad – weekend reading material, and won’t have to resist impulse to finish
    book before/during work!

  8. WRDNg September 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Duh Duh Duh

    Well at least I have a plan for the weekend. Fingers crossed.

  9. Adam September 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Who is this editor? Do you think he can be bribed into an early release?

  10. David October 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    FRIDAY!!! Only 2 more hours!

    • James Crutchley October 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

      Four more hours by my clock if Midnight is release. I am so excited I can hardly wait to read this book! Good to hear that its finally available after weeks of anticipation. 🙂

  11. James Crutchley October 2, 2015 at 4:28 am #

    Well it’s 1:26 am Friday and ebook is not available yet. Guess it is not coming out today unless it gets published in random AM hours lol. My hopes were raised when i saw a post earlier but now I am disappointed they were wrong!

  12. Joyce October 2, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    So……tomorrow? We hope?

  13. James October 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    Is the book coming out today?

  14. Dave October 2, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    I reckon it will be released sometime next week

    • Mac October 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

      Haven’t heard anything from the editor. I’d like to start making some money too.

      • David October 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

        We want to give you money.

        It is funny Amazon recommend your own books to you.

      • John October 3, 2015 at 3:46 am #

        From Facebook for publishing company
        Steven Dirk Yap
        I guess the book is delayed….
        Like · More · Wednesday at 12:25pm
        Henchman Press
        To early October. It should be out this weekend, Monday-Tuesday at the very latest.
        Like · More · Wednesday at 12:26pm

  15. James Davis October 3, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    Like your cover but would prefer to see larger text regarding the “Family Law” series. When re-reading books on the Kindle, it’s often difficult to determine which series a particular book belongs to (and the position of the book in that series) without opening the book file.

    Also, I note that Kindle Direct Publishing is recommending “for best quality, your image should be 2500 pixels on the longest side” along with your current image’s aspect ratio of 1.6:1… so if you have a higher quality image, this info. may be helpful.

    I don’t do anything in order to cause trouble. It just so happens that what I do naturally causes trouble. I’m proud to be a troublemaker.
    Sinead O’Connor

    • Mac October 3, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

      The image Amazon has was 2500 pixels on the long side.

  16. Mark Anderson October 3, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    Why are you saying that you have not heard form the publisher but the publisher says the book is delayed? Does the publisher not have a phone? Is this your first time with this publisher? If so, and if they cannot communicate with you I would highly recommend finding a different one!

    • Mac October 3, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

      Funny you should say phone. I can’t use one. I’m effectively deaf. I don’t always report what he’s been saying unless people start asking – so there is some lag. Any small start-up business has limited resources. I’ve never demanded hard deadlines from him. He estimates and I’m happy with that. He pushes himself more than I do.

  17. Matthew Bird October 3, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    Mr. Chandler–
    Have you gained some value from Henchman press? I ask because they seem to have missed multiple goals for publishing and you were talking about transferring rights? I would hate to lose access to further works due to some misunderstanding or problem? Why did you change?

    • Mac October 3, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      Definitely. He’s helped me with the business side of things. I’m letting him manage the “Family Law” series and retaining everything else until I see how he does. I want to write and not have to deal with editing and formatting and marketing. In the end I’ll write more not being taken away from writing by these things.

  18. Mark Anderson October 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm #

    Did this business owner say he would have X done by Y? Has X been done by Y or not? If not, why not? This business owner told you Y, and then you turned around and -correctly- told everyone else Y. Now Y has come and gone. You are the public face of your own books and this business has failed you, and your readers through you. This does not strike me as the type of task where the business did not know they would not meet the deadline on the day of the deadline! Am I correct in that assumption? Did they not know days or weeks ago that this date would not be met? If so, why did they not notify you?

    Maybe I am being harsh – but if you say you are going to do something and have it done by Y – then it better be done by Y!

    • Terry Dean October 4, 2015 at 12:29 am #

      Not necessarily in book publishing. Deadlines shift all the time in this field for many reasons and fans just learn to go with the flow. Authors are different, things happen, and the most that fans can expect is that someone will keep them informed about the delays. And enjoy the book the more for the anticipation.

      Enjoy the fruits of their labors! When it is time.

      Just my opinion from over fifty years reading experience.

    • John October 4, 2015 at 3:55 am #

      As soon as I saw “and we need to call Amazon” to have it out Friday I knew it would take longer still as of 9/30 they said Monday/ Tuesday at the latest. Hopefully holds up.

    • Mac October 4, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

      Well if we were rebuilding jet engines or running a nuclear reactor I’d get real fussy about performance. But I’m one person and he’s one guy with a couple support people. Not a big NY publishing house. Nobody is going to sit in the dark or fall out of the sky if he’s a couple days later than estimated. It’s a book for entertainment. So I tend to be easy going about it.

  19. Joyce October 4, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    As with many of my fellow fans that have commented here, I have been impatiently checking multiple times a day to see if FL3 is out yet. Reading these comments this morning I am irresistibly reminded of the mob of crazed shoppers jammed against the doors of the department store on the morning of a big sale—people are getting really antsy and I’m grateful no one can get trampled in cyberspace! Repeat after me, everyone: Patience is a virtue!
    Nah, didn’t work for me either. Darn!

    • Dave October 4, 2015 at 9:32 am #

      Just slowly reread the other books or april too ;D.

      • aze October 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

        Been there, done that. Waiting for the next book again 🙂

  20. Mark Anderson October 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    has the publisher contacted you at all?

    • Mac October 4, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

      Told me today he expects to have a few questions and approvals for me Monday – and then post it sometime Tues.

  21. Mark Anderson October 5, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    So he missed Friday, did nothing all weekend and hopefully will post it Tuesday?

  22. Joe W October 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Chill out Mark you seem unreasonably angry over this.

  23. John Leggett October 5, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    It is much quicker that the standard publishing houses. “Secrets in the Stars” was finished in September and it looks like it will be published in October. Normally it takes about six months .

  24. Joseph Winn October 6, 2015 at 1:02 am #


  25. Sean October 6, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    All I can say is that it was well worth the wait and can I have another please…..

  26. Matthew Bird October 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    Mr Chandler–
    Good book, I don’t know where you will go from here but I look forward to the next installment.

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