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Special Edition eBook Available!

The Special Edition eBook of Yscariot: Sphere of Light has been removed from the KindleUnlimited program for reasons unknown. This could possibly be due to the concept of introducing new content [hopefully] every season. Regardless of the reason, this works in our favor as we originally looked to pull the eBook from the program to track data easier.

Valentine’s Day is soon to pass worldwide, but the new blank love card is now available for download and can be used on any occasion, as the author stopped observing the event in favor of his LOVE EVERYDAY mantra.

SPECIAL EDITION novel soon! The ALPHA FILES will be released as roll-out content in the next few days. These pages will also be included in an illustrated version of the book to be determined on a later date.Remember YSCARIOT: ALPHA? It will make its return as selected pages of the hybrid book has been remade as bonus pages for the Special Edition book. In addition, the Double Zero verses will also extend the story with a journal entry that helps understand some of the story’s background.


Yscariot eBook, Now $7.99 and MORE!

Just in time for the holidays! The standard edition of Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now available for purchase at the low price of $7.99!! In additional to having access to the entire original first novel, the eBook will come with readability and corrective updates whenever necessary.

You can order the novel from the link below! Happy Holidays from Team X’el!

The Special Edition eBook will retain its price of $14.99 but it has been revised with an Epilogue Verse AND a bonus verse from the upcoming second novel!



The word count for Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now 73,137 before reaching the 23rd verse in the editing process. There are currently SEVEN verses left until the first editing process for Yscariot is complete.

Below is a preview of one of the later, and unreleased, verses featuring the sanctioned fight between Yscariot and the top bully in West Nazares High School, Dreas.

TRIVIA: The attack done by Yscariot to Dreas was a favorite move first demonstrated in Tekken 3 by the character, Hwoarang from around the time the move was inspired a year before the story’s conception.

Happy Easter!








Although the people of Yscariot’s world do not observe the same holidays and religions than those in the real world, it doesn’t stop them from sending you all special greetings to fit the occasion.

You can use them to greet your friends and family, and even if you don’t observe the days, you can share it for good fun!

Major THANK YOU, once again, to the illustrator, Gladys, who created the images for the occasion. In her country, the Philippines, Easter is observed as a major holiday.


Sphere of Light: Now Over 70,000 WORDS!

70,000 word count REACHED!
70,000 word count REACHED!

I am beginning to discover that editing is perhaps the hardest part of writing a book. The story is also looking more like a story. For that, I wouldn’t have to feel too embarrassed with my writing. The most awesome thing actually is reaching 70,000 words in the manuscript! That’s over four to five thousand words from its first completion!

Now on to Verse 14 out of 29 😀


New Character Added!

Maryam and Baby Yscariot in GA19. Art by Gladys Betiles July 2016
Maryam and Baby Yscariot in GA19. Art by Gladys Betiles July 2016

In appreciation for all that my mother, and grandmother especially, has done for me and my family, I dedicate this art, illustrated by fellow team member and artist, Gladys Betiles, to my mother. You can also spread the love, too! Whether it’s your mother’s birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day… send this image to your mother, or simply give her a hug.

I thank my mother for her support of my story! It is a long process, but I am getting there! To see the biography of Yscariot’s mother, Maryam, simply click here or visit the character glossary!

4090+ Zeta Preview Website Downloads!

Advertising the biggest preview to Yscariot: Sphere of Light was kind of slow with the big move to another city last year and the push to have the novel completed in early 2016. Other things like travel and writing breaks also prevented me from advertising. However, an attempt to advertise occurred for a 2-day only period, and about 1000 more downloads for the “Zeta Preview” of Yscariot™ were recorded through the website alone!

A major thank you to the people who took the time to visit the site and make 19/30 chapters a part of their digital library! If you haven’t yet done so, visit the DOWNLOADS page to get a free preview today!


Return from a Season Hiatus

Very little activity was done during the Winter and Spring  seasons in terms of editing. With several changes happening in Korea, returning to the USA to visit family and friends, and recharging that motivation to get back into writing, it was only a matter of time that I would get back to the story.

While on that break, I was able to come up with ways to strengthen my story and a new idea for another story was born! I will reveal it sometime soon as it was only conceived while on a trip to Shenyang-Beijing (China). To add, I was accepted into Shanghai University’s Master’s Program. Yes, I need a break from traditional work so that I can focus more on myself and my own personal goals. Yscariot being one of them.

Here is an update on Yscariot™: Sphere of Light (novel manuscript):
Rough Draft
Courier New, 12pt, Double Spaced
311 Pages (17 edited)
65181 words
30+ Promises to buy (though I haven’t campaigned much, I hope others will bring more people in).