My latest blog post is part of series by Curiosity Quills Press on Romance (for February). I talked about love, but how genre fiction provides a unique medium for exploring non-standard relationships. Also, it includes an excerpt from Exacting Essence.
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Only 4 days to the release of the final book in the Actuator Series: The Last Key!
To celebrate, I’m posting a short story written by an anonymous author (by permission) here on my website so you can read it for FREE! It’s set the same time as the Chaos Chronicles, and I absolutely love it. Honestly, if I’d gotten it sooner, I’d have put it in the anthology.
So, while you’re waiting for the fiery finale, please enjoy this fantastic Cyberpunk-Romance cross over:
In the realm of Wyverndawn, a wizard’s height is the mark of his power, and shrinking an entire inch is disastrous for twelve-year-old Gerald.
Looking for promotion of an inch or two, Gerald attempts to create a village landmark using his superior wizarding skills. But the spell he bought – from a guy who knows a guy – is a tad more powerful than he anticipates. The resulting earthquake breaks off a chunk of Wyverndawn from the rest of the realm allowing Vabalaz, a highly dangerous wizard, to escape from prison.
A red-faced Gerald is banished from his village and, to complete his shame, is demoted another inch; two more and he’s likely to become a Royal Equine Poop Disposal Coordinator. Gerald’s questionable acquisition of a certain golden amulet could be the answer to his problems. But when Vabalaz discovers it may also be the key to creating his elite wizard realm, Gerald is elevated to evil wizard’s enemy number one.
Gerald’s hopes of returning home hinge on repairing the damage to Wyverndawn and thwarting Vabalaz’s plans. Failure could mean Gerald’s next spell might well be his last.
A fantastic mix of quirky and serious, Gerald is a fun character with a lot of heart. Hackman’s premiere delivers a surprisingly powerful feel good story you won’t want to put down.
You won’t want to miss this amazing story. Get it now!
I think that title says it all. I just did a fun podcast interview with Daniel Swenson. If you want to here more about Immortal Works Press, listen to the podcast at:
My latest, and possibly last, book acquisition is Death By Cliché by Robert J. Defendi. I say it’s possibly my last acquisition because I’ve been stepping back and not doing much in the way of acquisitions lately. The story of this one is much too fun not to share. I’m not going to tell it myself, however. Defendi has been writing a series on getting his book published, how to make audio books, and several other useful bits for new aspiring authors. I recommend you check out his blog: Playtesting.net for a great perspective. And occasionally the posts mention me, although only about 2/3 of everything he says is true. 🙂