With the release of Salvation just around the corner, I couldn’t help but post this amazing map by Ricky Gunawan. What’s more, I’m having a release party on Facebook, and YOU ARE INVITED! It’s Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Mountain Time (Salt Lake City, Denver, etc.). Sign up here:
History repeats itself like a song. The verses may vary, but the melody is always the same.
The eastern empire of Aukasia has a new leader, a man who means to bring war to all the land. Yet, even in all his bloody ambition, he does not realize that he is but the puppet of a greater evil.
Only the Kalyra – The Children of the Crystal Star – can stand against what’s coming. Only they can protect the world of Valcoria from the mad hatred of the fallen god, Aedar.
A new verse of the song has begun. The last verse…
My favorite fantasy author, Jason King, has done it again. His newest book, Valcoria: Children of the Crystal Star, is another amazing journey. He is rapidly distinguishing himself as the master of uber-powerful artifacts which control the fate (and mind) of not just the characters, but the world. The manifestation of divine roles in mortals as played out in this book absolutely fascinates me. It held me until the very last word.
For a short time (a few days from this post) you can get the e-book for just 99 cents! I’ve been sitting with him at Comic Con Fan X (same table, d10). So if you come and see me you can get an autographed copy. One thing you have to admit, King’s books have some of the most amazing covers!
Still not convinced, check out this free short story teaser prologue (which I absolute LOVE!)–
Valcoria: Crown of Darkness
David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything.
Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn’t a choice.
Eleven years ago, David’s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.
Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David’s wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.
Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.
You know I love Sharon Bayliss ‘s work already. This book is available now! She has a cool quiz on-line where you can see which type of wizard you are. I’m Winter, because they’re the best, of course. I can tell by the title of the book… ;)
Behold! The cover for Ryan Hill’s debut YA Paranormal novel THE BOOK OF BART, coming May 22 from Curiosity Quills!
Only one thing is so powerful, so dangerous that Heaven and Hell must work together to find it: the Shard of Gabriel.
With a mysterious Black Cloud of Death hot on the shard’s trail, a desperate Heaven enlists the help of Bart, a demon who knows more about the shard than almost anyone. Six years ago, he had it in his hands. If only he’d used it before his coup to overthrow the devil failed. Now, he’s been sprung from his eternal punishment to help Samantha, an angel in training, recover the shard before the Black Cloud of Death finds it.
If Bartholomew wants to succeed, he’ll have to fight the temptation to betray Samantha and the allure of the shard. After an existence full of evil, the only way Bart can get right with Hell is to be good.
I think this book by Ryan Hill sounds cool!
My favorite Cyberpunk author, Matthew Cox, has his next book lined up! Keep your eyes peeled. This is going to be another awesome ride.
Nina Duchenne walked away from a perfect life of wealth and ease to pursue a noble idea. Unfortunately, her hope of becoming a forensic investigator drowned in two years of mandatory street patrol. After one tragic night shatters her dream, she finds herself questioning the very nature of what it means to be alive.
Joey Dillon lives at the edge of a perpetual adrenaline rush. A self-styled cyber cowboy that chases thrills wherever he can find them, he is unconcerned with what will happen twenty minutes into the future. Lured into a dangerous region of cyberspace, he soon has the government of Mars trying to kill him. After fleeing to Earth, he takes refuge in places society has forgotten.
When two international agents threaten the security of West City, Nina gets command of the operation to stop them. Joey just wants to find his next meal. Voices from beyond the grave distract Nina from her pursuit, and send Joey on a mission to find out who is responsible. His suspicions lie grounded in reality while she hopes for something science cannot explain.
The spies prove more elusive than expected, convincing her they have help from a master hacker. Joey falls square in her sights with the fate of the entire West City, as well as Nina’s humanity, at risk.
Lots of authors have cover reveal events. So I decided to take it to the next level and reveal TWO covers at the same time! Both of the these awesome pieces were done by the amazing Alexendria Thompson. I picked her because I find so much of her other work so compelling.
A man wakes on a frozen battlefield when a scavenging couple finds him among the dead. As they nurse him back to health, he is struck with the horrible realization he can’t remember who he is or anything about his past. Taken in by the kind pair, he begins helping with their farm. She even takes him to meet her family, especially her single sister. The ideal life offered in the high mountains of Winigh is shattered when he sees a transport bringing enemy monsters to the shores below. Cut off by high snow on the pass, their fate will soon be the same as the town his company failed to protect in the last battle, if this estranged soldier cannot help them fight off the next wave of invaders. Even worse, the people of the town don’t trust this Selene soldier. He has a strange resistance to their folk magic which some say make him as dangerous as the enemies preparing to destroy them.
Salvation will be out on May 16, 2014!
Some of you may have read the first edition of the next book, but you’ve never seen this cover.
Remember waking up late in the night after a nightmare? Your mother holding you tight and whispering everything would be all right? She lied.
Evil clowns haunted Megan’s dreams for years. Even though nobody ever said she was crazy, she knew they were all thinking it. With her life falling apart, she turns suicidal until a new therapist suggests the impossible: dreams are real. Nightmares are living, breathing predators, feeding off dreamer’s fears by exacting essence.
Most, of course, forget theirs as soon as they wake up. Megan is not so lucky. She is also not so powerless.
But is even a power nurtured in her dreams enough to fight off the horrors lurking just beyond the veil of sleep?
As if that wasn’t enough, I was also announced as a guest at the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience!
I’ll be sure to announce it here when each book comes out. If you want to help me out, spread these covers around. :)
I have TWO book covers being revealed next week! So my mind turned to creating some new book trailers. I decided to start with Theocracide. Have a look: