Friday, December 28, 2012

Meet the Characters


Welcome to the first Friday of Meet the Characters. Every week, I'll do a character sketch for a character from one of my novels. If this generates any interest, I'll have characters from other writer's novels as well.
Today you will meet Micayta (pronounced muh-kay-tuh). She is the main character in my most recently released novel, Shadow of the Dragon (YA Fantasy). 

Age: 19   Hair Color: Light Black   Eye Color: Brown   Skin Color: White   Birthplace: Talphan (tal-fun)    Occupation: Barmaid   Special Skills: dagger throwing   Parents: Sannel (san-el) & Anora (uh-nor-uh)    Sibling: Pytaki (pie-tuh-ky)  

Micayta has grown up in a world that is trapped in an endless winter. The cause of this is a mystery. She lost her mother when she was eight and her relationship with her father is strained because of a shared secret. She is a strong woman who at times can seem callous and unfeeling. This is simply a way for her to guard her heart from hurt.
Blurb:    Micayta’s world has long been gripped in the thrall of an endless winter that grows worse with the passing of time. Life is a constant struggle. Then catastrophe strikes the small town in which she lives, thrusting Micayta and her brother Pytaki alone into the snow laden countryside. To keep herself and her brother alive will take all the strength that she has.

Then a mysterious stranger appears to complicate matters. Tech has an amazing story to tell, but is any of it true? Old wounds and betrayals make Micayta slow to trust, but without Tech she and her brother will never make it across the countryside alive. Through bandits, wolves, and snowstorms, the three struggle their way to the city of Phadra. But the real danger lies within the city walls, where Micayta becomes a player in a deadly game with a dark-eyed mage.
Nothing is what it seems.

As the truth unravels, Micayta finds herself drawn into a struggle much bigger than she ever dreamed. Choices must be made and sides taken. But the question of who to trust is one not easily answered. Micayta will have to open her heart and find a way to let someone else in, or the flames that destroyed her home will consume the world.

Excerpt:      Another explosion rolled through the night and Micayta lost her footing on a patch of ice. She went down hard on the frosted ground. Her knee cracked against the ground and she cried out. For a moment, she lay panting with her face pressed against the ice. The scent of charred wood came to her on the wind, mixed with another, fouler scent that she could not place. Holding her knee, Micayta rolled over on her back and looked straight up into the face of a nightmare. Two long, black horns curved back from a reptilian face covered in crimson scales; sharp spikes ran all down a serpentine neck that was mottled with a faded shade of orange; clawed feet gripped the edge of the bakery roof; two leathery wings cast a dark shadow over the alley. The dragon’s black eyes gazed at something over the rooftops, seemingly oblivious to Micayta’s presence below.

Micayta lay frozen there, staring up. Her heart was beating so loud she was sure the dragon would look down at any moment and see her. Her life would end in a blast of fire. A thousand things she should have said and should have done rolled through her mind. None of these things happened. After a short time that seemed to drag on endlessly, the dragon lifted off the roof with a massive sweep of its wings and passed on.

It took a moment for the pain in her knee and the ice at her back to assure her she was still alive. “Pytaki,” her brother’s name spilled from her lips in a gasp. There was a good chance he was home alone as their father worked late into the night and often did not come home until long after they’d gone to bed. They lived on the edge of town, but even there he must have heard all this noise. He might come to see what was happening.


 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Book Review: A Dragon Scorned by J.C. Harker

A Dragon Scorned is part of the Dragons Reborn Series. In this story, Uutta Toivoa is attacked by a dwarven ship. The story started out pretty good and sounded promising, but toward the middle it started to falter. There were many interesting things just barely touched at that I would have liked to read more about. I think it could have done better as a longer, more fleshed out story. The attack on the village was kind of boring, considering that the inhabitants are supposed to have magical powers. I did not see much of that.

The story is well written and descriptive without being wordy and there were a couple of cool scenes like when the dragon wakes up. The way the people of this island bond with their dragons is unique and one of the reasons why I enjoyed a previous short story set in this same world. Sadly, this one is just not as good as the other one was. Still, I would most certainly read more stories written by this author.

About My Novels

One of the questions I get asked most often as a writer is, "What are your books about?" My reply is to mumble something about dragons, blush, and look at the floor. Not the best response, but I'm rather shy in person and when this question comes up my mind tends to go blank. So, since I'm a better writer than I am a talker, I thought I'd take a moment to tell you what my books are about.

Flight Of Dragons: Charles gets shanghaied by a crazed sea captain and pressed into leading the hunt for a dragon across the homeland that he fled years before. What he finds is a past he tried to leave behind and a threat that endangers the life of every living thing in the place he once called home. http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Of-Dragons-ebook/dp/B005TLF0T6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356121683&sr=1-1&keywords=kyra+dune

Shadow Of The Dragon: Micayta and Pytaki, two siblings whose world is gripped in an endless winter, must flee their home after a dragon's attack. During their flight, they meet a mysterious stranger. Is he an ally or an enemy? Micayta isn't sure, but she'll have to face a secret from her past and learn to trust again, or her world will die. http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-of-the-Dragon-ebook/dp/B00AMVNTI2/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356121683&sr=1-6&keywords=kyra+dune

Time Of Shadows Series (A five book series): The Dark God, Ryu, seeks to re-enter the world of men through a portal that's been locked for centuries, while the God of Light, Basale, seeks to stop him. Caught in the middle of this battle between the gods are the men and women of the kingdom of Phalindros. The mortals are like pieces on a chessboard and each god moves his pieces as they try to outmaneuver each other. But the humans can only be influenced so far before free will kicks in. Free will is the wild card. Will the humans walk the paths the gods intended, or will they choose their own way? The gods can see much further than the humans, but even they can't see how the game will end. (Book One) http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B007VT613S/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356121683&sr=1-4&keywords=kyra+dune

Elfblood Trilogy: Charlie's life is complicated enough being a soldier's orphan in a home for boys. Being an elfblood, one descended of a slave elf and a human, doesn't help, but at least he can keep that a secret. Until war comes knocking on his door. Charlie's life, and the lives of his friends, get turned upside down when they're dragged off to a prison work camp. But that's only the beginning. As Charlie struggles to control his own wild magic, he and his friends are drawn into a desperate quest to stop a mad king from setting off a chain of events that will end with the world in flames. Through hope and betrayal, love and loss, Charlie will be drawn to his destiny. A destiny he never could have imagined.  (Book One) http://www.amazon.com/Elfblood-ebook/dp/B008GHMQVU/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356121683&sr=1-3&keywords=kyra+dune

Firebrand Trilogy: Jada and Carlan are firebrands, those with the ability to create and control fire. They are also members of the two most powerful noble Houses in the Ten Kingdoms. When kidnapping and murder turn their entitled lives upside down, they must both struggle to shed who they are and become who they can be. Because there is a plot brewing behind the scenes, a plot to overthrow the Ten Kingdoms, and it will be up to Jada and Carlan to stop it. (First book coming in 2013)

Dragonstar Duology: Dagen is a thief and a good one. At least he thinks so. But he has aspirations for so much more. After making the score of a lifetime -a case full of rare jewelry- he expects all his dreams to come true. Then reality comes crashing down on him. Together with two other young thieves, Dagen finds himself on the run. Only Dagen has no idea that one of the stolen pieces of jewelry is the fabled Draginstar and his life is about to be altered forever. From the hidden city of thieves to the dark peaks of the Black Mountain, Dagen will take a journey full of wonder and magic, excitement and danger, love and betrayal. To fulfill his destiny he must let go of painful childhood memories and learn to believe in something greater than himself. (First book coming in 2014)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Video Trailers/ My Novels


These are the links to the video trailers for my novels which are currently available for purchase at any online retailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkYYMxBQbFs





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTnBddNxrHI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvnYkfZl0Ro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFm6_ZVTxjk









COMING FEBRUARY 2013
ELBLOOD #2

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Sneak Peek Of My Upcoming Novel

My newest novel, The Silver Catacombs (Elfblood Book #2) is being released in February 2013. But I thought I would give anybody interested a little sneak peak. So here is Chapter One.


          Summer was fading into fall, bringing a hint of winter’s chill to the nights and early mornings. Charlie lay with his head rested on his backpack and watched the gray sky shading toward the golden hues of dawn. The alley in which he’d spent the night was still and silent, except for the soft snores of Spree, who was curled up on his chest.

He hated to wake the sprite but he was stiff from sleeping on the hard ground. Besides, it was never a good idea to stay in one place for too long, and he was hungry. “Spree?” He gently prodded her with his finger.

The sprite stirred with a sigh and propped her head up on her slender hands. Her almond-shaped brown eyes regarded him wearily. “What you need, Charlie?”

“It’s time to get up.”

Spree stood and stretched, flexing her translucent wings. “Is hardly sun in sky.”

“I know. But this isn’t like sleeping in a tree or a gully somewhere. We’re in the city now and someone might see us.” They’d been avoiding populated areas as much as possible on their trek across Angland, using Spree’s corridor of non-light whenever they could. But Spree could only carry another person that way for so long before her magic wore out and so Charlie had spent part of the journey on foot.

 They had used the corridor three days ago to bypass the checkpoint at the border and enter the country of Kiloreen, ancestral home of the elves. From here on out, Charlie must travel by foot alone. He was looking for something and he didn’t want to take the chance of missing it by using the corridor. There was a map in his pocket which was supposed to lead him to his destination if only he could figure out how to use it.

Once Spree had hopped off his chest, Charlie took the canteen out of his backpack. He screwed off the lid, filled it with water, and handed it to Spree, then drank what was left himself. They would need more water and soon. Though he wasn’t sure where to get it in a city.

“Is more food in back sack?” Spree asked.

Charlie looked inside the backpack and tried not to smile. One would think that someone who’d spent more than a hundred and twenty years living in the heating ducts of a school would have a clearer grasp of the language but Spree persisted in mangling it. Charlie’s few attempts at correcting Spree had done nothing but agitate her and he’d long since given up.

“No,” he said, closing the backpack. “You better go see what you can scrounge up. And bring back real food this time, not cookies.”

Spree made a face, stuck out her tongue, and went invisible. Charlie sighed. They’d mostly been living off whatever the land had to offer, which meant Charlie had eaten more fruit in the last two weeks than he had in his entire life, not to mention grass, flowers, and bugs. None of this bothered Spree who, despite her preoccupation with sweets, seemed willing to eat anything, but for Charlie it had been something of an adjustment.

Charlie leaned his head back against the brick building. He found himself missing the home where he’d spent the last seven years of his life. At least there he had three meals a day and a real bed on which to sleep. This whole thing was like one long nightmare from which he could not wake. Sometimes, he wished he’d never met Lily, never heard of the Silver Catacombs; then he would still be with Grant and the others instead of on this endless quest.

Well, no time to dawdle in this alley, wallowing in misery; he needed to move. He had no worries about leaving this spot without Spree. She could always find him. He reached into his pocket and withdrew the silver disk. He stared down at it for the hundredth time and traced a finger over the strange symbols etched blackly into its surface. He thought they were words but could find no one capable of reading them.

In the center of the disk was a small, white magestone. Charlie concentrated on it, calling up his magic, which he was sure was the key to unlocking the map. The stone shimmered faintly, the air above it rippling, only to fade away again. Charlie muttered a curse and stuffed the disk back into his pocket.

“The map and the key” was what Lily had called the disk. But she had known no better than he how to operate it.

Charlie headed for the street and hoped there were no constables about who might be inclined to stop him. He had no papers; if he was caught they would take him straight to jail. Once they got a look at his record and saw elfblood in bold red letters, he would be finished.

As Charlie stepped out of the alley, someone came running around the corner and barreled directly into him. They went down in a tangled heap and Charlie found himself looking into a pair of bright blue eyes surrounded by long lashes.

“Idiot,” the girl muttered, pushing herself to her feet. “Don’t you watch where you’re going?”

Charlie, who was a bit dazed from having hit his head on the asphalt, stared stupidly up at her. She was tall and trim, with unruly black curls, highlighted purple, falling across her shoulders. She was dressed all in black: jeans, tank top, boots with chains, and fingerless gloves. A silver belt circled her narrow waist.

Charlie thought she was a little older than he was, maybe sixteen, judging by her shape, which wasn’t bad to look at even from where he was lying on the ground. The sound of running feet came from the side street. The girl glared down at Charlie. “You didn’t see me.” She darted down the alley and hid behind the nearest dumpster, which was overflowing with foul-smelling refuse.

Charlie managed to get himself into a seated position before two men came around the corner. He knew by their blue uniforms they were town constables and a cold fear cramped his guts.

The fiery dragon in Charlie’s mind leapt to the defense, the magic eager to take control. Charlie mentally grabbed hold of the chains that had once bound the beast in the darkest depths of his mind and pulled back, hoping to at least keep it from going for the kill.

He was on his feet before the men even knew he was there. With a quick kick, he hit the first constable in the chest and heard something snap as the man fell backward. The second constable went for the pistol holstered at his side but he wasn’t half fast enough. Even as his hand closed around the leather grip, Charlie’s leg came around in a roundhouse kick that caught the man on the side of the head. He spun and fell face first onto the ground.

Magic rushed through Charlie’s veins eager for the kill. But he held it back, forcing the dragon to retreat. Once it was safely put down, Charlie knelt beside the first man. The man’s face was pale, his breath short and raspy. Charlie hadn’t allowed the full force of his magic to come through, but he had still broken several of the man’s ribs and judging by his breathing one of them had likely punctured a lung. The second man was unconscious and bleeding but his heartbeat was steady enough.

There was no one else on the street so early in the morning. Charlie had chosen this place because it seemed mostly deserted, though he could hear traffic from somewhere on the other side of the brick buildings. He was torn. Should he try to find help for these men and endanger himself, or leave them and hope some passerby would find them before they died?

“How did you do that?”

Charlie turned at the sound of the girl’s voice behind him. Her eyes were wide with amazement. He stood. “I… uh…” He couldn’t tell the truth and reveal what he was. But he never had been good at lying. “Uh…”

“Uh…” she mimicked him with cruel accuracy. “What’s the matter? You can fight but you can’t talk?”

“I can talk,” Charlie said, blushing furiously. “I just don’t like answering questions, that’s all.”

She shrugged. “Suit yourself. My name’s Raven and I guess I owe you something for taking care of these two for me.” She glanced at the men. “Although they aren’t dead.”

“My name’s Charlie and I don’t kill people if I don’t have to. In fact, I’d like to get them some help before they do die.”

Raven eyed him with a frown, then shrugged again. “A conscience can be a dangerous thing, but if you insist.” She stepped around him and knelt beside the first man who watched her with a mixture of fear and pain in his eyes.

There was a small, black box on his belt, which looked to Charlie to be very similar to the coms the guards had used back at the prison camp. Raven pressed a small red button on the side of the box. “There. This place will be swarming with constables in about ten minutes. I would suggest we be long gone by then.”

“We?”

“Sure. You saved me from going to jail so the least I can do is get you something to eat. You are hungry, aren’t you?”

Charlie hesitated. “Well, it has been awhile since I ate.”

“So come on, then.” Raven led the way down the alley and along a rutted back road. On one side, the backs of tall brick buildings loomed over them. On the other was an overgrown lot with a few motor cars rusting under the rising sun.

“You’re not from here, are you?” Raven asked.

Charlie was instantly suspicious. “Why do you ask?”

Raven gave him a lopsided smile. “Right. You don’t like to answer questions. Not a bad view in most instances but it could get you in a lot of trouble where we’re going.”

“Why? Where are going?”

“A special place,” she said, still smiling. “A place not everybody is allowed to go. But don’t worry; I think you’ll fit in just fine.”

 

Book Review: A Plague Of Knives by James Silke

In this fourth book in the Death Dealer Series, Gath decides to return to Robin and the Grillards. But the nymph queen, Tiyy, the Black Veshta, is also seeking Robin who now carries the power of the White Veshta. And Tiyy has an army at her back.


At a gathering of travelling performers in Whitetree Castle, Brown John intends to reveal Robin as the White Veshta. But his plans go awry when the castle is attacked by Tiyy and her army. There's plenty of excitement in this book and the fights scenes are epic as always in this series. Tiyy and Robin are kind of one dimensional as characters. I don't see Robin growing up any as the series progresses. Gath is of course an awesome killing machine. I love his battle scenes. But his character has grown some from the man Robin found living underground in book one. He doesn't just slash his way through the enemies, this time he has a few clever tricks as well. And his devotion to Robin is touching.

All in all I think this one is the best of the four.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Canvas Skies Book Trailer

Check out this book trailer I made for S.L. Wallace. Canvas Skies is a dystopian science fiction/political thriller.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Next Big Thing Blog Hop

THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP

Welcome to the hop!

Here you have the chance to find many new authors. Welcome to Sarah Wallace, who was kind enough to tag me in this event.

Sarah Wallace
Author of the science fiction trilogy, Reliance On Citizens Makes Us Great
Website/Blog: Crossroads of Humanity
Twitter: S.L. Wallace (authorSLWallace) on Twitter
Facebook:  Facebook
Goodreads: Goodreads | S.L. Wallace

In this particular hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered 10 questions where you get to learn about our current work in progress as well as some insights into our process, from characters and inspirations to plotting and cover decisions. I hope you enjoy it!

Please comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book?
Firebrand Trilogy #3: Dragons of War

2: Where did the idea for this book come from?
The original idea came from the Edgar Allan Poe story The Fall of the House of Usher. It started as a short story with two beginnings that I couldn't decide between. Then I realized that what I had was two different stories that ended up being two trilogies

3: What genre does your book come under?
YA Fantasy/ Sword & Sorcery

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Jada: Vanessa Marano (with amber contacts)   Carlan: Logan Lerman (with blonde hair)     Verdin: Jason Dolley (with red hair and blue-green contacts)   Darlois: Steven Strait      Zazere: Jake Abel (with black hair and black contacts)   Rinitha: AnnaSophia Robb      Esren: David Henrie   Vaughn: Robbie Amell    Gaden: Freddie Stroma (with blue contacts)   Tarel: Tom Felton   Sky: Molly C. Quinn (with blonde hair and brown contacts)

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The war for the Ten Kingdoms has begun.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
Independent publisher.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Four months

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
This trilogy bears some similarities to the Dragonlance books.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The Edgar Allan Poe story The Fall of the House of Usher. Although, the trilogy is absolutely nothing like that story.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The two main characters, Jada Suvari and Carlan Andrassis are firebrands; they can create and control fire.

Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

1.      Linda Covella

2.      Robert Carter

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Goodreads Lists

Flight Of Dragons http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Of-Dragons-ebook/dp/B005TLF0T6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355579424&sr=1-1&keywords=kyra+dune
Best Stand Alone Fantasy #16
Unknown Yet Amazing #11
Kindlegraph #11
Year Of The Dragon #14
The Greatest Dragon Books #13

Shadow Of The Dragon http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-of-the-Dragon-ebook/dp/B00AMVNTI2/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355579424&sr=1-5&keywords=kyra+dune
Unknown Yet Amazing #2
Best Stand Alone Fantasy Book #1
Dragon Reads #2
The Best Stubborn Female Protagonist and Loveable Heroine #2
YA Kindle Books #2
Living On Their Own/ On The Run (Teens and Young Adults) #3
Awesome YA Fantasy You Loved #3
Best Female Lead Characters In Fantasy #4
Best Heroines Under 20 #9

Shadow Born http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B007VT613S/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355579424&sr=1-4&keywords=kyra+dune
Unknown Yet Amazing #8
Kindlegraph #7
Old Timey-Times Fantasy #8

Elfblood http://www.amazon.com/Elfblood-ebook/dp/B008GHMQVU/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355579424&sr=1-3&keywords=kyra+dune
Unknown Yet Amazing #5
Awesome Ya You Loved #6
Great Books For Teenagers And Young Adults #9
Living On Their Own/ On The Run Teens And Young Adults #5
Kindlegraph #9
Attention Grabbing Titles Of YA #3
Books That Could Rule YA #4

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Shadow Of The Dragon

My new novel, Shadow Of The Dragon, is now available as an ebook.

Video Trailer  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvnYkfZl0Ro
Buy Page        http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77&products_id=411&zenid=da545b01c386b5182577df87d0ae27af

Shadow of the Dragon 
Micayta's world has long been gripped in the thrall of an endless winter that has grown worse with the passing of time. Life is a constant struggle. Then catastrophe strikes the small town in which she lives, thrusting Micayta and her brother Pytaki alone into the snow laden countryside. To keep herself and her brother alive will take all the strength that she has.
Then a mysterious stranger appears to complicate matters. Tech has an amazing story to tell, but is any of it true? Old wounds and betrayals make Micayta slow to trust, but without Tech she and her brother will never make it across the countryside alive. Through bandits, wolves, and snowstorms, the three struggle their way to the city of Phadra. But the real danger lies within the city walls, where Micayta becomes a player in a deadly game with a dark-eyed mage.
Nothing is what it seems.
As the truth unravels, Micayta finds herself drawn into a struggle much bigger than she ever dreamed. Choices must be made and sides taken. But the question of who to trust is one not easily answered. Micayta will have to open her heart and find a way to let someone else in, or the flames that destroyed her home will consume the world.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Book Review: Tooth And Claw by James Silke and Frank Frazetta

In this third book in the Death Dealer Series, Gath of Baal journeys to the mysterious jungles of the Daangall with a slaver bent on capturing the cat queen Noon.

I continue to enjoy this series. Gath shows more of his gentler side this time around but he's still an unstoppable killing machine with or without the help of the Death Lord's helmet. I really liked Gazul as the bad guy and Bilbarr, the young boy who can talk to animals. I don't like Fleka so much, but maybe I just miss the more complicated Cobra. Anyway, the fight scenes are still awesome, especially the one where Gath goes up against a massive saber tooth tiger. I can't wait to read the next book and see if he ends up back with Robin and the Grillards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Cover Art

Last night I received the cover art for Elfblood #2 The Silver Catacombs. It's always so cool to get new cover art!!  The novel launches in February.

Check out the cover art for Elfblood #2 coming in February

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Books: Update


Flight Of Dragons: ebook: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=46 print: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=70 (Fantasy/Adventure) Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTnBddNxrHI

Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Book One: ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B007VT613S/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350585528&sr=1-4&keywords=kyra+dune print: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-Time-Shadows-Book/dp/1771150068/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350585528&sr=1-3&keywords=kyra+dune (Epic Fantasy) Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkYYMxBQbFs
Elfblood
Elfblood: Elfblood Book One: ebook: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=68 (YA Urban Fantasy) Video Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFm6_ZVTxjk

Shadow Of The Dragon: Coming December 2012   (YA Epic Fantasy)

The Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Book Two: Coming February 2013 (YA Urban Fantasy)
City Of Magic: Elfblood Book Three: Coming August 2013 (YA Urban Fantasy)
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Book Two: Coming 2013 (Epic Fantasy)
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Book Three: Coming 2014 (Epic Fantasy)
Firebrand: Firebrand Book One: Coming 2013 (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Book Two: Coming 2014 (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Dragonstar: Release Date Unknown  (YA Epic Fantasy)

WORKS IN PROGRESS
Rise Of The Watchtower: Time Of Shadows Book Four (Epic Fantasy)
Dragons Of War: Firebrand Book Three (YA Sword & Sorcery)
The Black Mountain: Dragonstar Sequel (YA Epic Fantasy)
Angel (Working Title) (Urban Fantasy)
Web Of Light (Epic Fantasy)

Book Review: Lords Of Destruction by James Silke & Frank Frazetta

In this second book in the Death Dealer Series, Gath of Baal is once more enslaved by the power of the Horned Helmet. Only Robin Lakehair can set him free, but can she do it before the evil Nymph Queen takes control and forces Gath to kill her?

I enjoyed this book as much as the first one. Gath is an unstoppable force whether facing ordinary men or demonic shark-men and gigantic bats. The fight scenes in this book are very cool and well written. There is a little more romance in this one then there was in the first one, which was okay with me. Cobra comes off much more interesting and complex this time around, while Robin remains kind of clueless but sweet. I really like Robin's new love interest, Jakar, though Brown John remains my favorite character. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

Book Review: A Dragon's Path To Ascension by J.C. Harker


This is a short story about a young woman named Tharia, who is part dragon. It's part of the Dragon's Reborn Series. On the run from hunters after her hide, Tharia makes the choice to Ascend, even though it will mean killing one of her own kind.

I really enjoyed this story. It was exciting to follow Tharia as she fled her pursuers, and the battle between her and Kaima was unique and very well written. This story has some great visuals. If you like dragons and magic and have a little time on hand to be swept away on an engaging journey with an unexpected ending, then I highly recommend this short story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Book Review: A Not So Singular World by Patrick Hatt


On Jeremiah's birthday he finds his whole world turned upside down.  He's hit by a car that appears out of nowhere, told he has cancer (or doesn't), gets chased by government type henchmen and a nutty bounty hunter with a love of music, and meets the girl of his dreams.  Everybody's after Jeremiah and as a couple of power hungry gods join the chase things just get weirder and weirder.  Can Jeremiah survive long enough to learn the secrets of his heritage and save the world, or will he lose the new family he's found?

I really liked the story of this book but I didn't care much for the writing style. There was a lot of head hopping going on within the scenes which left me a little confused. And there were a number of times when I couldn't tell who was talking because of a lack of dialogue tags. There were a couple of cool fight scenes and I liked the characters (especially Puck even though he wasn't in the story much).  But there were an awful lot of people 'noticing' things like other people's expressions or even actions and I found that annoying.  

So, even though I liked the story and the characters, because of the writing style I wouldn't read anymore of the series.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Review: Prisoner Of The Horned Helmet by Frank Frazetta and James Silke


The Kitzaak Horde is overtaking and devouring all the land they come across. When they reach the lands of forest dwelling barbarians the never defeated army seems assured of victory. Only one man, Gath of Baal, has any hope of stopping them. With the help of a magical helmet belonging to the Master of Darkness, Gath becomes the Death Dealer, an unstoppable demon with a thirst for blood. But the helmet extracts a price for its service; one that may cost Gath his life.

 At first, it was a little hard for me to get into this book because there wasn't a clearly defined main character. It's a big story and requires a number of varied viewpoints to tell. But once Gath and Robin Lakehair, and old Brown John get into the picture the story is rolling along nicely. I liked the characters once I got a chance to know them.  There's plenty of action in the book and a little romance. I like the voice of the story, although I did have to roll my eyes a little at the way the two main female characters, Robin and Cobra, were described.

I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the next one in the series.

Book Review: Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz


A year after his wife and kids are killed in a plane crash, Joe Carpenter's life remains a shambles. Every day is a struggle just to take his next breath.  Then, on the anniversary of the crash, he goes to visit their graves and meets a mysterious woman named Rose. She claims to have survived the devastating crash and to hold a secret that will bring Joe peace.

Joe soon finds himself chased by shady characters and fleeing for his life as everyone Rose comes in contact with seems to commit suicide.  Someone doesn't want Rose's secret to come out and will do anything to stop that from happening. As Joe races against time to find the truth his whole world is turned upside down. Everything he believes is put into question as reaches for one desperate hope; that just maybe one of his children survived the crash as well. But will the truth give him back his life, or change it forever?

In true Koontz fashion, this novel is a roller coaster ride from beginning to end. Surprises wait around every corner and the ending is one that you'll never see coming.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Book's Blurb Blog

Check out my novel Shadow Born on Book's Blurb Blog http://thebooksblurb.blogspot.com/2012/11/shadow-born.html


Also my new novel, Shadow Of The Dragon, launches December 11!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

NEW STORY

Check out my new story, Sword of Darkness. Only .99 cents. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/254444

Cover for 'Sword of Darkness'

Book Review: The Eyes Of Darkness by Dean Koontz

Christina Evans is a former chorus girl running her first major production for a Las Vegas casino. This is how she meets Elliot Stryker, a former member of army intelligence turned lawyer. Their instantaneous and powerful attraction and connection is typical of the kind of romantic situations that you would usually find in a Kootz book. When Christina decides to exhume the body of her twelve year old son Danny, who was killed in a bus accident along with a number of other boys, she asks Elliot to handle the legal aspects for her. From there, things start to get weird.

Christina has recurring dreams that her son is reaching out to her for help. Messages begin to appear with the words 'not dead'. At first, she suspects her ex-husband or perhaps some unknown person with a grudge is playing a cruel and terrible joke. But as the strange happenings escalate, it becomes clear that no ordinary person is responsible. Is Danny reaching out to her from the grave? Or is the truth far more complicated and strange?

From the bright lights of Las Vegas to a secret military compound in the Sierra's, the couple must outrace armed hit men as they try to discover what really happened to Danny and the other boys.

As always, Koontz delivers a roller coaster ride of twists and turns that lead to an unforeseen and unexpected conclusion.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Review: Whispers by Dean Koontz

A psychotic serial killer hunts a woman he believes is possessed by his dead mother's spirit.

This is a roller coaster of a journey that will take you from sunny Los Angeles to the storm tossed Napa Valley. As always, Koontz's characters come alive on the page and every scene is beautifully set to draw you deeper into the story. Is there a paranormal force at work, or is the evil lurking in the shadows all too human? This story will keep you guessing to the end.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Shares

Author Diane Kratz was kind enough to put my books on her Sunday Shares. https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDianeKratz

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Novels: Update

Flight Of Dragons: ebook: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=46 print: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=70 (Fantasy/Adventure) Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTnBddNxrHI
Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Book One: ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B007VT613S/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350585528&sr=1-4&keywords=kyra+dune print: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-Time-Shadows-Book/dp/1771150068/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350585528&sr=1-3&keywords=kyra+dune (Epic Fantasy) Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkYYMxBQbFs    
Elfblood: Elfblood Book One: ebook: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=68 (YA Urban Fantasy) Video Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFm6_ZVTxjk
Shadow Of The Dragon: Final edit finished (YA Epic Fantasy)
The Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Book Two: Coming February 2013 (YA Urban Fantasy)
City Of Magic: Elfblood Book Three: Coming in August 2013 (YA Urban Fantasy)
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Book Two: Coming 2013 (Epic Fantasy)
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Book Three: Coming 2014 (Epic Fantasy)
Firebrand: Firebrand Book One: Coming 2013 (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Book Two: Coming 2014 (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Dragonstar: Final edit finished  (YA Epic Fantasy)
Rise Of The Watchtower: Time Of Shadows Book Four: First draft in progress (Epic Fantasy)
Dragons Of War: Firebrand Book Three: Second draft in progress (YA Sword & Sorcery)
The Black Mountain: Dragonstar Sequel: Second draft in progress (YA Epic Fantasy)
Angel (Working Title): First draft in progress (Dark Fantasy)
Web Of Light: Final draft in progress (Epic Fantasy)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book Review: Mists Of Everness by John C. Wright

The minions of darkness are rising to overthrow the earth and the forces of light must gather to defeat them.

The first thing I should say about this book is that I couldn't finish it, which is a rare thing for me. I waded more than halfway through and then just gave up. The premise of this book, an epic battle between good and evil, appealed to me. And I liked the idea that all world myths are true.  But the execution was way off. The characters are completely drowned out by the deluge of mythical beings that the reader is constantly bombarded with. Non stop action is not something I would normally complain about and some of the battle scenes are very cool. But the book as a whole was simply overdone in my opinion. When a main character stands on the brink of death I want to be on the edge of my seat, biting my lip and pulling for them to make it. When one of the main characters in this book was in that position I felt nothing. I didn't care. That's when I had to put the book down.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Book Review: Killbox by Ann Aguirre

Sirantha Jax is a "jumper" who can traverse grimspace to carry starships through the endless void of the universe. She must use this skill to help the Armada (a collective of humans and aliens who are basically universal police) fight against the Morgut (flesh eating aliens).

At first, I was afraid this book would be too heavy on the science for my taste. But the more I read it the better I liked it. Jax is a complex and very real character and it's a treat to watch her interact in a believable way with the people closest to her. This book is intense and captivating. It swept me along and kept me eager to see what would happen next.

My only complaint is the ending. With enemy starships on the horizon and Jax in a life or death situation, the book ends. Not until the next in the series do you get to find out what happens. I can understand writing this kind of ending (I'm even guilty of it myself, though not in such an intense situation) but it is frustrating to not know what happened.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Book Promotion

I recently set my books up to be promoted on http://askdavid.com  I'll post more once my promotion page gets set up.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My novels: Update

Flight Of Dragons: ebook: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=46 print: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=70  (Fantasy/Adventure)   Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTnBddNxrHI

Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Book One: ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B007VT613S/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350585528&sr=1-4&keywords=kyra+dune print: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-Time-Shadows-Book/dp/1771150068/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350585528&sr=1-3&keywords=kyra+dune  (Epic Fantasy) Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkYYMxBQbFs
Elfblood: Elfblood Book One: ebook: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=68  (YA Urban Fantasy) Video Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFm6_ZVTxjk
Shadow Of The Dragon: In production   (YA Epic Fantasy)
The Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Book Two: Coming February 2013 (YA Urban Fantasy)
City Of Magic: Elfblood Book Three: First edit in process (YA Urban Fantasy)
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Book Two: Coming 2013 (Epic Fantasy)
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Book Three: Coming 2014 (Epic Fantasy)
Firebrand: Firebrand Book One: Coming 2013 (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Book Two: Coming 2014 (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Dragonstar: Second edit in process  (YA Epic Fantasy)
Rise Of The Watchtower: Time Of Shadows Book Four: First draft in progress (Epic Fantasy)
Dragons Of War: Firebrand Book Three: Second draft in progress (YA Sword & Sorcery)
The Black Mountain: Dragonstar Sequel: Second draft in progress (YA Epic Fantasy)
Angel (Working Title): First draft in progress (Dark Fantasy)
Web Of Light: Final draft in progress (Epic Fantasy)

Book Review: The Golden Rose by Kathleen Bryan

This book is about a king trying to unleash an ancient god that will basically destroy the world. There is a lot of magic in this book, but it's not the flashy kind. Most of it is mental, which was cool for a change. This is the second book the War of the Rose Trilogy.
The female MC, Averil, is a duchess and next in line for the throne that is currently occupied by her wicked uncle. According to tradition, she has to soon marry in order to produce an heir. But she's love with a young knight, Gerient, whom she can't marry. To make things even harder, they're bound to each other by the magic they share.
On top of all that, they are working to stop her uncle from unleashing the Serpent God of Chaos on the world. Because their magic is stronger together, they can't stay away from each other if they hope to stop the king.
It's a well written book and the relationship between the two MC's is intense and painful. This is High Fantasy, which is what I like best, and it's an interesting story.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Book Review: Jericho Falls by Christopher Hyde

This is a book about a government created biological weapon accidentally getting loose in the small town of Jericho Falls. It's pretty intense. Not usually the kind of thing I read, but it was well written and the characters were very realistic. But the ending was left kind of open, which is something I find a little annoying.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Book Review: Stephen King Goes To The Movies by Stephen King

This is a collection of five Stephen King stories that were made into movies.
1408 is about a writer who writes books debunking supposed hauntings who gets more than he expects when he tries to stay the night in a certain hotel room. It's like something out of a really bad nightmare. Very surreal.
The Mangler is about a demonically possessed clothes folder in a laundry. Who but Stephen King could write about such a thing and actualy end up making a pretty good story?
Low Men In Yellow Coats is about an old man running from mysterious and inhuman creatures. This is a really good story and it's even better if you've ever read the Dark Tower Series as they are connected.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is about a man who is wrongly convicted of murder and gets sent to prison. Of the five stories in this book, this is the only one with no fantasical elements. Yet it's my favorite of the five, which is odd because I don't usually like more realtistic stories. It's also, in my opinion, one of the very best movie adaptations of a Stephen King story.
Children Of The Corn is about a couple who end up in a town overrun with insane, homicidal children. I don't like this story. Never have. In fact, it's the only King story I've ever read that I didn't like.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Black Mountain

I finished the first draft of The Black Mountain (sequel to Dragonstar) today. It only ended up a little over thirty thousand words, which is shorter than I would like. I'll have to work on beefing it up the next go round.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bookstores that carry my novel

There are now four bookstores where you can actually go in and buy my novel Time Of Shadows Book One: Shadow Born. You can also purchase it from their websites.
Constellation Books     Reisterstown, Maryland                         www.constellationbooks.com
Odyssey Books            South Hadley, Massachusetts                 www.odysseybks.com
Quail Ridge Books       Raleigh, North Carolina                         www.quailridgebooks.com
Flights Of Fantasy        Albany, New York                                 www.fof.net

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Book Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Shapeshifters, undead, ancient godlike beings, plauges, romance, action, and snark all rolled into a great book. The main character, Kate Daniels, is tough, powerful, witty, smart, flawed, and very human. There is a ton of kick butt action, but Kate is no superhuman. She can, and does, falter and fail despite her magical powers. Her relationship with Curran is beleivable and complicated. I also really loved the complex world of the shapeshifters and how Kate fits into it. All in all a great book.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Update

Flight Of Dragons: ebook and print                                                   (Fantasy/Adventure)
Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Book One: ebook and print          (Epic Fantasy)
Elfblood: Elfblood Book One: ebook                                                (YA Urban Fantasy)
Shadow Of The Dragon: First edit completed                                       (YA Epic Fantasy)
The Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Book Two: Coming February 2013     (YA Urban Fantasy)
City Of Magic: Elfblood Book Three: First edit in process                    (YA Urban Fantasy)
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Book Two: Coming 2013               (Epic Fantasy)
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Book Three: Coming 2014                 (Epic Fantasy)
Firebrand: Firebrand Book One: Coming 2013                              (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Book Two: Coming 2014                      (YA Sword & Sorcery)
Dragonstar: First edit completed                                                           (YA Epic Fantasy)
Rise Of The Watchtower: Time Of Shadows Book Four: First draft in progress  (Epic Fantasy)
Dragons Of War: Firebrand Book Three: Second draft in progress  (YA Sword & Sorcery)
The Black Mountain: Dragonstar Sequel: First draft in progress     (YA Epic Fantasy)
Angel (Working Title): First draft in progress                            (Dark Fantasy)
Web Of Light: Final draft in progress                                     (Epic Fantasy)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Books In Edit

I've got three books with editors right now, Dragonstar, City Of Magic, and Shadow Of The Dragon. Plus my current projects that I have to work on. So it's going to be busy for the next couple of months.

Book Review: Angel by James Patterson

I waited so long to read this book. I couldn't find it anywhere and when I finally did I was really excited. I love the Maxium Ride books and this one was just as good as the others. There wasn't as much kick butt action, which was a little dissapointing, but I still liked it. I'm almost sad to think there's only one more book but I can't wait for it to get in paperback so I can buy it. Also, I really hope that Max gets with Fang and not Dylan.

Book Review: Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I'd been seeing the commericals for this show on HBO and I thought it looked really cool. And I'd heard a lot of people saying it was a good book so I decided to read it for myself. Past the first chapter, there's not really any fantasy stuff going on until the end, but the characters were so interesting and the story so engrossing that I didn't mind. There's some good twists and one moment that I never saw coming and that doesn't usually happen to me in a book. I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Book Review: Carnage in New York by David Michelinie & Dean Wesley Smith

This is a Spider Man novel and it's the second one I've read. I liked it. Especially the opening scene which I thought was really well written. If you're a fan of Spider Man I would recommend this novel. It's a fun read.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

City Of Magic

Got a contract for City Of Magic today. This is the final book in the Elfblood Trilogy. It'll be coming out next year in August.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Editor

I finally got an editor for Shadow Of The Dragon. So I'll be working on that getting it ready for publication hopefuly sometime in 2013. Have to wait and see.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Update

Flight Of Dragons: ebook and print Fantasy/Adventure
Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Book One: ebook and print Epic Fantasy
Elfblood: Elfblood Book One: ebook    YA Urban Fantasy
Shadow Of The Dragon: Maybe someday I'll get an editor for this one   YA Epic Fantasy
The Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Book Two: Coming February 2013 YA Urban Fantasy
City Of Magic: Elfblood Book Three: Coming 2013 YA Urban Fantasy 
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Book Two: Coming 2013 Epic Fantasy
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Book Three: Coming 2014 Epic Fantasy
Firebrand: Firebrand Book One: Coming 2013    YA Sword & Sorcery
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Book Two: Coming 2014 YA Sword & Sorcery
Dragonstar: Coming 2013    YA Epic Fantasy
Rise Of The Watchtower: Time Of Shadows Book Four: First draft in progress Epic Fantasy
Dragons Of War: Firebrand Book Three: Second draft in progress  YA Sword & Sorcery
The Black Mountain: Dragonstar Sequel: First draft in progress YA Epic Fantasy
Angel (Working Title): First draft in progress Dark Fantasy
Web Of Light: Final draft in progress  Epic Fantasy

Friday, August 17, 2012

Print Books

Today I got the most awesome thing ever in the mail. The first printing of my first novel, Flight Of Dragons. Is it weird to dance around the house with a book? If so then color me weird, because that is exactly what I did. It's been out in ebook for awhile, but somehow it's just not real until you can hold it in your hands.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Update

Flight Of Dragons: http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Of-Dragons-ebook/dp/B005TLF0T6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339166010&sr=1-2
Flight Of Dragons
Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Book One: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B007VT613S/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339166010&sr=1-1
http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=kyra+dune&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=6&y=6

Elfblood: Elfblood Book One: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=68
Elfblood
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Book Two: Coming Soon
Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Book Two: Coming Soon
Firebrand: Firebrand Book One: Coming Soon
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Book Two: Coming Soon
Shadow Of The Dragon: Coming Soon
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Book Three: Coming Soon
Dragonstar: Coming Soon
City Of Magic: Elfblood Book Three: Final Draft in Progress
Web Of Light: Final Draft in Progress
Dragons Of War: Firebrand Book Three: Second Draft in Progress
The Black Mountain: Sequel to Dragonstar: First Draft in Progress
Rise Of The Watchtower: Time Of Shadows Book Four: First Draft in Progress

Friday, June 8, 2012

Update

Flight Of Dragons: http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Of-Dragons-ebook/dp/B005TLF0T6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339166010&sr=1-2
Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Book One: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Born-ebook/dp/B007VT613S/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339166010&sr=1-1
http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=kyra+dune&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=6&y=6
Elfblood: Elfblood Book One: Coming in July
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Book Two: Coming Soon
Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Book Two: Coming Soon
Firebrand: Firebrand Book One: Coming Soon
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Book Two: Coming Soon
Shadow Of The Dragon: Coming Soon
Dragonstar: Submitted
City Of Magic: Elfblood Book Three: Second Draft in Progress
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Book Three: Final Draft in Progress
Web Of Light: Final Draft in Progress
Dragons Of War: Firebrand Book Three: First Draft in Progress
The Black Mountain: Sequel to Dragonstar: First Draft in Progress

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Update

Flight Of Dragons: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=46     Paperback version coming soon.
Shadow Of The Dragon: Still waiting for an editor.
Elfblood (Book One: Elfblood Trilogy): Coming July 2012.
The Silver Catacombs (Book Two: Elfblood Trilogy): Coming July 2013.
Firebrand (Book One: Firebrand Trilogy): Coming October 2013.
Ten Kingdoms (Book Two: Firebrand Trilogy): Accepted.
Shadow Born (Book One: Time Of Shadows Series): Coming December 2012.
Shadow Prince (Book Two: Time Of Shadows Series): Coming May 2013.
City Of Magic (Book Three: Elfblood Trilogy): First draft in progress.
Dragons Of War (Book Three: Firebrand Trilogy): First draft in progress.
Shadow King (Book Three: Time Of Shadows Series): First draft in progress.
Dragonstar: Second draft in progress.
Web Of Light: Second draft in progress.

Three New Books Accepted

Since the last time I was on, I had three new books accepted for publication, Firebrand and Ten Kingdoms (Books One and Two of the Firebrand Trilogy) and The Silver Catacombs (Book Two: Elfblood Trilogy).

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Update

Flight Of Dragons: Print version coming soon.
Shadow Of The Dragon: Still waiting for an editor.
Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Series Book One: Coming December 2012 from Double Dragon.
Firebrand: Firebrand Series Book One: Submitted.
Elfblood: Elfblood Series Book One: Coming July 2012 from Champagne Books.
The Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Series Book Two: Coming February 2013 from Champage Books.
Shadow Prince: Time Of Shadows Series Book Two: Being edited.
Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Series Book Two: Seven chapters into the final draft.
Dragonstar: Nine chapters into the second draft.
Web Of Light: Three chapters into the second draft.
City Of Magic: Elfblood Series Book Three: Five chapters into the first draft.
Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Series Book Three: Two chapters into the first draft.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Update

Here is the monthly update on how my novels are coming along.

Flight Of Dragons: http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=46   The print version is being worked on now and should be available for purchase soon.

Shadow Of The Dragon: Still waiting for an editor. I was hoping this book would come out this year, but they tell me there are twenty books ahead of mine so it looks like it will probably be next year.

Shadow Born: Time Of Shadows Series Book One: Coming in December 2012 from Double Dragon Books.

Firebrand: Firebrand Series Book One: It was a no from TOR so I've submitted to Double Dragon and now I'm waiting for a reply.

Elfblood: Elfblood Series Book One: The first round of edits are finished and the book is back with my editor.

The Silver Catacombs: Elfblood Series Book Two: I'm waiting for a reply from the publisher, but since they took the first book the odds are good they'll take this one too.

Shadow Prince: Time of Shadow Series Book Two: Working on the second round of edits.

Ten Kingdoms: Firebrand Series Book Two: Fifteen chapters into the second draft.

DragonStar: Four chapters into the second draft.

Web Of Light: One chapter into the second draft.

City Of Magic: Elfblood Series Book Three: Four chapters into the first draft.

Shadow King: Time Of Shadows Series Book Three: One chapter into the first draft.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Shadow Prince

I finished the final draft of Shadow Prince: Book Two in the Time of Shadows Series. All it needs now is a quick look over and it will be ready to send off to my editor. It's always so exciting to finish a new book, but a little sad too. At least I don't have to say goodbye to my characters yet, as I still have three more books to write for the series. I'll start the third book, Shadow King, tomorrow.