1. Signings
  2. Reviews
  3. Audiobook
  4. She-Fi Video Interview
  5. Military Family Charities

1. Signings

Been having a blast traveling all over doing book signings and events for RUNE! The support from readers, friends, family, and random awesome people have been so wonderful! HUGE shout out to Alex Benton, Rick Heinz, Peter Parcell, Dana Kingsbury, and Chris Stone for hosting me! You guys rock! THANK YOU!

2. Reviews!

RUNE needs your stars! So far we have 24 reviews and we need 100 for Amazon’s magic algorithms to kick in. I’ve been told that when we get 100, RUNE will get bumped up to the next level of Amazon promotion which is hugely important! So, PLEASE log in and add your review HERE. I know it’s a pain, but even just your stars are truly impactful! 


As you can see above, RUNE has an awesome average of 4.7 stars on Amazon. Again, we have 24 reviews but need 100 which means that we NEED NEED NEED your stars! Even if writing reviews online is not your thing, at least just add stars by 1) going HERE, 2) clicking the "Write a customer review" button, and 3) adding stars. This should take you only a minute but has a huge impact. We are a quarter of the way to the important "100 reviews" mark, so please, please, please add yours today!

3. Audiobook

OK, this is so awesome! I’ve been listening to the audiobook and am in love with how it came out! Our narrator, Kevin T. Collins, has done a truly wonderful job and I could not be more pleased! I HIGHLY recommend folks go check out a sample HERE. And better yet, you can get it FREE if this is your first Amazon Audiobook! 

Hearing my words recounted in such a stunning way is such a surreal experience, and I know you will enjoy it, too! Seriously, go listen to the sample! Additionally, the story and voice seems to be resonating well with other listeners, too, because currently the audiobook’s Amazon Best Sellers Rank is:

#130 in Books >;; Audible Audiobooks >;; Science Fiction >;; Adventure

#211 in Books >;; Audible Audiobooks >;; Fantasy >;; Epic

Pretty good rankings, eh? Kevin T. Collins has different voices for each character and reads elegantly, matching the flow and cadence of the story perfectly. But don’t take my word for it, go check out the sample and remember you can get the audiobook for FREE if it’s your first Amazon Audiobook! Yay!

4. She-Fi Video Interview

Another really cool thing: very excited to share a video interview with Aimee Dansereau and Sarah Cooke of She-Fi. They both really enjoyed the book and it was a blast speaking with them about some of the deeper aspects behind/within the story and characters. Their blog/vlog is dedicated to their love of "all things nerdy" and it was an honor that RUNE received such high praise from them. 

Below is their review and click HERE to watch the interview. 

“Rune of the Apprentice” is a fantasy and science-fiction adventure ride through a rich world of runes, magic, technology, stunning natural settings, beautifully eclectic and diverse cultures and people all set during a time of war and political upheaval. The characters are sympathetic and compelling. Jamison Stone has put a lot of imagination, passion, and detail into telling this story, and we can’t wait to read his future novels." --She-Fi Review

5. Military Family Charities

Just wanted to give a quick update on this. Several months ago, Inkshares switched over to a quarterly royalty payment system which means that I have not yet been paid for all of the RUNE pre-order royalties. When I do, however, I will make a dedicated blog post with a breakdown and then submit the actual donations themselves. How exciting! Thank you all!


“Rune of the Apprentice” is so much more than just about a runaway apprentice. It is a story about destiny, magic, pirates, and spaceships! This world that the author has created leaps off the pages and drags you into a magic world... Gods, magic, and more await the reader! The characters were great. Each had their own voices and had great depth. “Rune of the Apprentice” ends on a killer cliffhanger, so be warned!! I really can’t wait for the next one!" --Night Owl Reviews

p.s. And remember, PLEASE write a review today (or at least add stars) on Amazon! We need 100 reviews and are a quarter of the way there! THANK YOU!



Jamison Stone

Jamison is the Director and Lead Writer of Apotheosis Studios. In addition to his professional career, Jamison is also a Trustee, Committee Chair, and grant writer for the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, an organization which provides grantmaking programs in education, youth development and early childhood development.