Any Writers Out There?

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For anyone that doesn't know, I never set out to be a writer. I actually hated writing and English in high school. (Curse you grammar!!) However, over the last few years I've really gained a passion for the craft. I've toyed with the idea of writing a book on writing but never really felt like it was the right time. Then I met Honorée Corder and we set about writing a book on how to treat writing like a business. The result of that is a book titled Write Like a Boss. It's currently available on Amazon here, or you can get the first two chapters free on Honorée's website here

All writers know the challenges we face in the current industry, and this book lays out the secrets of how to convert your hobby into a business. Honorée is a renowned non-fiction writer with dozens of books to her credit. If you haven't read her work before, I highly recommend you check it out. And don't hesitate to reach out when you finish. 

Happy Writing!

 

 

The Lost Mage is Live!

I'm excited to announce that The Lost Mage is officially live! This marks the second instalment in the Age of Oracles. If you read the Rogue Mage you know the ending, and are likely itching to see what Alydian will do now. Trust me, it's worth the wait. Here's the description:

The oracles have always been the guardians of peace. Now they are the heralds of war. After a century of planning, their strike is swift and brutal. In a night of upheaval the kings and queens are cast from their thrones, their kingdoms replaced by a Mage Empire. The people are quick to resist but freedom lies in the hands of an outcast.

Hunted by soldiers and assassins, Raiden retreats to a final refuge. As he prepares his last stand an unexpected ally arrives at his door. She may be poisoned, but she is far from powerless. Together they will build a rebellion that will defy the Empire. As the world prepares for a mage war, one oracle is noticeably absent, and rumors abound as to her fate.

Betrayed by her oracle sisters, trapped in an anti-magic sphere, Alydian rots in solitude. Each day she fights despair and madness, and plots her escape. With her magic bound, even she believes she is helpless. But such power cannot be shackled. When it is unleashed Alydian will break mountains.

And the oracles that betrayed her.

You can find the Lost Mage here. Happy reading!

Ten books for Two dollars! The Big Boxed Set is live! http://amzn.to/2eM0Puj

I've been wanting to do this promotion for some time, and here it is. This Second Draeken War BIG Boxed Set has three series and ten books, and this week ONLY it is discounted to $1.99. Actual value is almost $30,00, so this is a steal. I wanted to give my readers a chance to finish some of the other series if they had only read one or two. Pick it up now while you can! Here's the description:

This BIG boxed set contains ten books across three series, The Master Thief, The Second Draeken War, and the Warsworn. Compiled for the first time into one set, this omnibus edition includes character crossovers and legacies, where one event impacts the fate of a different series.  The thief, the warrior, and the hero, all have a hand in the war.

 

The Master Thief Description:

The Thieves Guild is renowned for their ability to steal anything. Its elite members have robbed nobles of wealth, reputation, and even their honor. The Guildmaster rules them with brutality and fear, yet his name and past are a mystery. From the depths of the Evermist swamp he seeks a master thief, one who can help him reclaim his lost power.

Young and brash, Jack Myst has drawn the Guildmaster’s attention. His feats mark his potential, but his audacity and cunning make him dangerous. After years of preparation an invitation from the guild is exactly what he desires. When he gets it his hunt begins, and there is nothing he cannot steal.

Even the Guildmaster’s secret.

 

The Second Draeken War Description:

The assassination of heroes was once a warning—for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. On the brink of total victory, the black horde mysteriously vanished, leaving terrified survivors . . . and rumors. As the centuries passed, the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. But death is stalking heroes once more, and the ultimate army has already been unleashed.

The only hope lies in destroying the source—before all life is extinguished. Fate has chosen Elseerian for the impossible feat, but as he embarks on the harrowing journey the invasion must be delayed. With time as their only weapon against extinction, the elves issue a desperate call . . . for every race to ally. Facing annihilation, many will realize that survival lies in unity, courage sleeps in ordinary citizens, and average people can turn the tide of war.

 

The Warsworn Description:

Forged for combat, the rock trolls have no equal. They train from birth, endure brutal conditioning, and mark their skin with every kill. They have become the very flesh of war, but their history of honor has been forgotten. Now a bounty has been issued, one which calls for the extermination of their race. To survive they must awaken to what they have lost, before their enemies begin to gather.

Born in the midst of a bloody conflict, Tryton bears a heart of peace. His talent will command respect, but his nature is the true weapon. To wield it he must rise to lead them all—without sacrificing his soul. The fate of his people lies with him, but the seeds of destruction have already been sown.

And the harvest has come.

 

The Rogue Mage is Live!

The Rogue Mage is officially live! This title marks the 17th entry in the world of Lumineia, and the first in the Age of Oracles. Can't wait to hear what you think! Here's the book description: 

With all of magic at her command, Alydian is born to power. She and the other oracles serve the people, guiding kings and commoners with their ability to know the future. Yet despite Alydian’s power she cannot foresee the coming betrayal, for a rogue mage lurks in their midst, and plots an alliance with the mighty guild of Verinai. Under the guise of benevolence the Verinai offer their magic to all, while their expanding reach is noticed by none.

Except the Soldier.

Branded a traitor, wanted for murder, the mysterious man is no ordinary bandit. For six years he has hidden behind a mask, hunting Verinai with his band of Defiant.  But now his war is about to escalate, for he has targeted Alydian to send a message, that even an oracle can be killed. Beset by foes, Alydian will require more than magic to survive, for if she cannot change her future . . .

She will fall to her fate.

You can find it here. Happy Reading

I Love Writer's Block

I love Writer's Block. I know that's a crazy statement but it's true. Getting stuck in a book is maddening. It is a wall that threatens to trap you for eternity, a problem that borders on obsession. My instinct is to smash against it, bull my way through so I can continue the story. But the wall is there for a reason.

The story wants to be better.

I experience writer's block every day, and each time it represents an opportunity to be more creative, to push myself, to be better. I find an element of the story that I hate and it nags against my soul, demanding I change it. Sometimes it's as simple as a character's name, other times it's an entire event. Regardless, it's the story hitting back, refusing the mediocrity of my inadequacy. It wants to be whole, and writer's block tells me its not. Writer's block isn't a barricade. It's an invitation. Embrace it, and your story will find its greatness.

I'm Done!

The first two months of this year have been so busy! My wife had a baby (our sixth) on February 6th, and I've been busy with my Master's classes. Despite the challenges, I've written the entire first draft of my new book in 29 days, that's 2 weeks faster than last year! The series for this year marks a distinct shift in tone, as well as timing. I'm happy to announce that I will be writing and releasing The Age of Oracles this year, and book 1 is now slated for release in the middle of June. I can't wait to release more details and I'll post a title as soon as I work it out. You may have read about the Age of Oracles in my other books, but the story of the betrayer is just beginning.  Is anyone else as excited as I am?!?!

The God Thief is Live!

I'm excited to announce that The God Thief is now live. This title marks the final entry in the Master Thief series. But is it the end of Jack Myst's story? Find out for yourself at Amazon! And just wait till you see what he does at the Necrolith! Feel free to message me on my website or Facebook when you finish. Happy readying! And Happy Holidays!! Here's the book description:

Now infamous for his exploits, Jack Myst is a master thief. As a member of the Thieves Guild he has fought assassins, reavers, and even a devil—but now he faces his greatest challenge yet, the rank of guildmaster. Ascending to the office after defeating Skorn at Margauth, he launches a daring plan, one to steal what cannot be stolen.

A god.

But Skorn has retrieved the fragments of an ancient artifact, and has begun construction on the Necrolith, the beacon of ending. He issues a king’s bounty on Jack’s head, turning governments and guilds against him. Hounded by soldiers and hunted by assassins, it will require all of Jack’s skill to triumph over Skorn.

He couldn't be more excited.

The God Thief is just 4 days from going live!!

It's just four days until The God Thief goes live and I can't wait. This title ends the Master Thief series, and it's such a fitting ending to Jack Myst's story. If you thought the godship was good, just wait until you see what he does in the City of Dawn.

I'm also excited to announce that I'm doing a DOUBLE release party with Chanda Hahn on Facebook. We'll be doing games, giveaways, interviews, and a whole bunch of mischief. Stop by and have a great time with us at 7:00 CST. You can also join the raffle for a chance to win a free Kindle Fire!

Thief in the Myst is now live!

Thief in the Myst is officially live! I'm so excited to give the link for the second book in The Master Thief series. And just wait until you see what Jack does at the Boneyard. Here's the link

Jack Myst infiltrated the Thieves Guild to avenge his mother’s murder, but never expected to find a home. Now a master thief, he grapples with his new identity as he unravels the secrets of the fallen Guildmaster. The trail of questions will lead to a shocking truth, that his foe is a remnant of an ancient race, the very devil of Lumineia.

Skorn.

Seething with hatred and cast out by the thieves, Skorn is not without allies. Forcing an assassin into service, he journeys to the forgotten fortress of Margauth, where a cult worships him as a god. With such an army at his command he seeks a return to power, and two keys that unlock a legendary vault.

The Vault of the Eternals.