I bet you were surprised to see an update of any sort be posted on this, especially after I said I was leaving fanfiction.

You see, I announced that I was going to start working on original fiction, and quite a few people wanted to know where they could read it, even after I revealed that I would be self-publishing.

Well, my first book, Through the Flames, has gone live. It's only available as an e-book for now through Amazon's website, along with Smashwords and B&N.

On my profile, I have links to the book on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

Anyone who is interested in reading it can get it from either site fairly cheap.

And I'm sure that someone suspects that they won't be able to read if since they don't have a Kindle or a Nook. Well, that's not a problem. Amazon and B&N both have free reading apps. I've never really checked out the Nook apps, but I know there are Kindle apps for PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPod Touch, iPad, and Droid phones.

If you still don't won't to deal with an app, then feel free to check it out on Smashwords. You can get it in pretty much any format through Smashwords. You can even read it straight from the website if you do it.

Anyways, it's an epic fantasy novel and is the first book of a nine book series. I'll leave you with the blurb now.

Caleb was just a simple hunter's apprentice. He wanted nothing more than a simple life and was content to live out the days of his life beneath the green bowers of the sun-dappled forest. But when he returns home to find his village massacred and his family dead, the whispered words of his dying father hurl him onto a path of blood and vengeance.

In his epic quest for revenge, Caleb will discover that the mightiest of heroes, like the strongest of metals, can only be forged within the hottest fires and under the greatest pressures. His is a destiny which will forever change the face of Arcadia. It is a destiny that can only be reached in one way:

Through the Flames.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Oh... by the way, I've decided to return to fanfiction.

It should be fairly unexpected, given the things I've said previously. I have my reasons though, so feel free to disregard any author's notes of other stories that contradict this.

Anyways... starting August 1st*, you can expect about two chapters of my newest story every week.

*I might start posting sooner than that. It really just depends. I want to write at least five chapters before I post anything. We all know how annoying it is when I abandon a fic a few chapters in.