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It’s here, it’s ready to show, and I’m excited: It’s the cover reveal for my upcoming fantasy novel, Memory of Dragons!
I’ll tell you more about the book itself below, but first, have a look at this cover:
So now that you’ve seen the cover, I bet you want to know what the book is actually about, huh? Memory of Dragons is unique among my books in the sense that that it’s fantasy (as opposed to the sci-fi of the New Aeneid Cycle), but also serious rather than comedy (as opposed to the Zeus Is Dead series). It’s a tale of magic, fae creatures, and dragons, set in modern Britain. It’s also much more focused than the Zeus Is Dead novels, with a tighter cast of characters. I’ll share more in the coming months before its early summer release. For now, I’ll simply leave you with the back cover description…
With a dragon’s magic, even a memory can be dangerous…
Austin is an American graduate student, on leave to mourn the death of his girlfriend, Rhi. Yet during a pilgrimage to her favorite place on the Welsh coast, he finds she may not be as dead as he thought. A pickpocket named Corinna claims to have stolen her memories. Rhi was a wizard from another world, she insists, and if Austin doesn’t trust her, that world will perish in an apocalypse of dragons.
Austin rejects Corinna’s story. Magic? Stolen memories? Dragons? Yet soon, a sinister figure begins stalking him. A glowing crystal speaks with a voice in his mind. When a creature too horrible to be natural attacks, snarling Austin’s name through mangled mandibles, he must reexamine his grasp of reality, or die.
Corinna might be his only hope. Can he trust her, an admitted thief, when the voice from the crystal calls her a liar? Meanwhile, Austin’s stalker creeps ever closer, murderous, implacable, and seeking a confrontation on which hinges Austin’s life, Rhi’s death, and the fate of two worlds.
Memory of Dragons imagines our fairy tale monsters are another world’s criminal castoffs, and that magic can exist, if we can stomach the cost.
Curious to know more? Leave me some questions in the comments, and add the book to your shelf on Goodreads!
I’ll be back with more details soon…
I’m pleased to announce that Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies, has followed in the footsteps of its predecessor in becoming an award-winning book!
Yesterday, Zeus Is Undead was named the Outstanding Winner for Humor/Comedy/Satire in the 2019 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards, and placed as a Finalist for Fantasy as well!
On top of that, the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards gave Zeus Is Undead their Gold Medal for Mythology!
So it seems other people enjoy the idea of Greek gods fighting zombies in the modern world almost as much as I do. If you haven’t grabbed it already, Zeus Is Undead is now available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, and iTunes.
It’s here! My latest comedic fantasy, Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies is published and available today! It’s taken me far longer than I would have liked to get this book out there, but I’m pleased it’s finally ready for you. It’s definitely something I can be proud of.
But just in case any of you are new here, perhaps I ought to answer the question of just what, exactly, is Zeus Is Undead?
I’m glad you asked, hypothetical person!
Announcing the official cover for Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies!
Thanks to designer Greg Simanson for his hard work in making the cover for the sequel look just as great as the original! Yes, expect to see a razorwing or two in the book. Yes, those are fuzzy handcuffs. As for why the cuffs, the bread, the beer, and the glowing trapezohedronal-whatzit are there at all, well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out.
The official release date is still squirming around in an obstinate refusal to be pinned down, but I’ll have an actual date for you soon, I promise! Watch this space for updates!
I’m pleased to say now that I sent the manuscript to my editor a few days ago. I now await its return, all marked up and noted so that I can finish the polishing stage and head on toward release. A designer is working on the cover as I type this. So it’s about time to announce the official title, isn’t it? Sure, you already know the “Zeus Is Undead” part, but what about the rest? Well, hold onto your butts, because here it comes, without further ado, yammering, or blathering on my part. The Zeus Is Dead sequel shall be called…
Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies
Isn’t that a great title?
At long last, Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure is available as an audiobook today!
Almost since the day the book came out, people have asked me “Can I get it in audibook?” I always had to say “No,” or “Not yet, but I’m looking into it,” or “How did you get in my pantry?” Today, thanks to publisher Tantor Media (an imprint of RBMedia, currently the largest independent publisher of audiobooks) I can finally say, “YES!” (And “Get out of my pantry!”)
The Zeus Is Dead audiobook is read by Travis Baldree. A veteran audiobook narrator, not only has Baldree narrated audiobooks by authors such as Kevin J. Anderson and Matt Coyle, but he’s also a winner of the Audiofile Earphones Award! Audiofile awards this to “truly exceptional titles that excel in narrative voice and style, characterizations, suitability to audio, and enhancement of the text.” (He also founded video game companies Runic Games and Double Damage, and made Torchlight and Rebel Galaxy, so he’s got geek-cred up the wazoo.)
Right now you can grab the audiobook on Amazon Audible, iTunes, Audiobooks.com, Kobo, and on Tantor’s website. Audio samples are available on each site. Already got the ebook through Kindle? Audible gives you a discount! Check it out! 😀
I may be biased, but I think you should get this audiobook just as soon as humanly possible.
If you’ve been following me on social media (and if you’re not, then how the heck did you get here?), you might have caught the initial announcement a couple of weeks ago: the audiobook rights to Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure have been acquired by Tantor Media. Even as I type this, they’re working on it for a late summer 2018 release! (read more…)
I have more good news to report! 😀 A Dragon at the Gate, the third and final book in my post-cyberpunk series The New Aeneid Cycle, has just made Finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards!
To celebrate, and for a limited time, ebook versions of the first two books in the series will be on sale for just 99 cents!
Set in the urban violence of the mid-21st century in places ranging from the fictional city of Northgate, to a space station in Earth orbit, to a mysterious structure found buried on the Moon, The New Aeneid Cycle tells the tale of a handful of individuals struggling to save humanity from its own base instincts. With cybernetics, secret societies, and derelict alien secrets, The New Aeneid Cycle has a 4-star Amazon rating with over 150 reviews.
Click here for the official award announcement and a list of the other winners…
This is just pretty frelling awesome, if you’ll pardon my saying so. I’m just a little bit excited here. Why? (Thank you, imaginary leading-question-person!) After having to keep this under my hat for months, it’s finally official: my comedic fantasy novel, Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure, has been optioned by 5×5 Media, Inc. with an eye to develop it into a TV series!!!(!)
I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally be able to TELL people his! It’s bee a while in coming, with lots of maybes, hypotheticals, and uncertainty. There were a lot of positive indications that something might be happening, but, at last, an actual, official option agreement was drawn up, reviewed, and signed! (read more…)
A Shadow in the Flames, the first book in my now complete cyberpunk series The New Aeneid Cycle, is now available for FREE on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo! Start the series for free today! (Or tomorrow, or Friday. You know, whatever.) 😀
It’s already the #2 free cyberpunk genre book on Amazon!
Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent, and corrupt, it is a common enough city in 2051, yet soon, discoveries beneath the Moon’s surface will mark the city with their first distant echoes.
New arrival Michael Flynn is jobless and down to his last few dollars, but he still dreams of making a positive difference of his own. He has no family, no friends—save for the freelancer known only as Diomedes—and tonight the apartment they share will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes becomes his mentor in a search for the arsonist responsible, Michael will get the chance to realize his dreams. Joining them is Felix, a wise-cracking “information bounty hunter” who claims that neither the arsonist nor the man Michael idolizes are quite what they appear.
Will Michael find the courage to pass through the flames unscathed, or will the violence that surrounds him incinerate all that he is? Those who search the Moon will be watching…