I know it’s February…
Good news is that Dungeon Crawl will drop either this weekend or early next week (depending on upload times etc).
Feel free to complain if it hasn’t AFTER Feb 28th 😉
Thank you for your continued patience!
Quickie note here about December releases. Due to holiday vacation times at the various retailers, Dungeon Crawl will not be up on Barnes & Noble, Apple/iTunes, or Kobo until early January. I believe I can get it live on Amazon before Christmas, though with the holidays I can’t promise that. So far Amazon hasn’t said upload times will be affected or that they’ll close processing new titles around the holidays, so fingers crossed.
So… book is coming this month, just maybe not to every retailer this month, sorry.
First… I can finally reveal the new secret project I’ve been working on! A brand new shared world and collaborative Urban Fantasy series taking Arthurian legends and bringing them into the modern world. Twelve New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors – including Lilith Saintcrow, CJ Lyons, Joseph Nassise, Steven Savile, and me!! are all working together to bring you peeps a new series under the name Rowan Casey. We’ll have a new book in the series every month (two this month!) so there’s no waiting on my slow ass to get you books for this one, hehe.
The first book is available for only $0.99 for the first week, so get it quick HERE. Book 2 comes out in less than a week!
Also, Hunting Season (20sided book 4) is now out in audio! Go to Audible to get it HERE.
In 20sided news, book 8 is in progress and should be done and out in December as promised. Thank you all for your patience and enjoy the Veil Knights while you are waiting.
Also, if you need *even* more reading material… The Barrows is included in a Storybundle this month: Go HERE for that.
Other awesome books in the bundle are displayed in this cool cover compilation, so check it out!
First… some good news! New box set featuring my dark fairytale novel A Heart in Sun and Shadow plus nine other fantasy novels cover multiple sub-genres from epic to urban fantasy. It’s $0.99 for a limited time and also available in Kindle Unlimited to borrow. Get it here.
Other news… next week I’ll be announcing a new Urban Fantasy project I’m super excited about. Just one more week of secrecy and I can finally talk about it, yay!
The recent election here in the USA has some potential real-world impacts on my life that I won’t go into, but I bring it up because one of the immediate ones is that I won’t be releasing Harper’s novel this year for personal reasons. It’s a side novel and doesn’t effect the main plot of The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, so it won’t delay book 8. Harper’s book is just too close to some things in my life right now and I don’t feel like I can finish it properly at this time. Thank you for understanding. I’ll still have Dungeon Crawl out in December. I think we could all use some Jade kicking ass right now.
That’s the news for November. Thank you!
Harper’s book is taking longer than I expected. The themes in this book are very close to home for me and I want to make sure I do it justice. I’m almost done, but considering time for external editing and formatting etc, it’ll be another couple weeks until release, sorry.
Book 8 is in progress also (yay juggling multiple deadlines) though I’ve set it aside for the moment to give Harper full attention at the end here. But I don’t foresee missing any deadlines on book 8, so still aiming for that to release before end of 2016.
Also have a secret project I’m involved in that I think ya’ll will love and that should be revealed soon, too!
In even better news, just approved the audio for book 4 of 20sided, so Hunting Season should be up on Audible within the next two weeks (depends on how long it takes them on their end to get it live). It sounds awesome. 🙂
Also… I’ll be doing a signing with a bunch of other awesome science fiction and fantasy authors at Powell’s on November 20th. For details click this sentence. So if you want signed books or just want to nerd out with me, come hang!
And that is October’s update.
It’s here! Release day for the new omnibus paperback and hardcover(!!!) editions of The Twenty-Sided Sorceress. Books 1-4 are collected here in Level Grind, with 5-7 to come in January in Boss Fight.
The book should be available in your local bookstore, but if you want to order online, here are some handy links:
Powell’s Books (my local bookstore, and I’m going to go sign some stock, so there’s always a chance of grabbing a signed copy)
Tribes: Harper’s Tale is coming in a couple weeks, Dungeon Crawl (book 8 of 20sided) by Christmas. Meanwhile, enjoy the awesome paperbacks! They’ll make a nice set.
Finishing up Harper’s book, Tribes, this week. Which means given time needed for edits and formatting etc, odds are it might not come out exactly in September, sorry. Might be the first or second week of October. The print volumes for the first 4 Twenty-Sided Sorceress books are out first week of October, so it’ll be like double bonus? Shiny hardcover 20sided. I am going to hoard ALL the copies.
Tribes has been scary and awesome to write. It’s longer than any 20sided book so far (you peeps asked for longer books, I’m doing my best to deliver while still keeping up action and fast pace that I love so much, hehe), and maybe the nerdiest thing I’ve written, which you know is saying a lot. I’ve only done a little cosplay, so I had to do tons of research for various characters in this. I did almost lose part of a finger (3 stitches!) to making a bunny fur bikini once, but I’m not great at sewing or crafts unless you count painting D&D minis (and I’m only decent-ish at that). Anyway, enough rambling about a book you can’t read for at least 2 more weeks, sorry!
Brood Mother, the last Gryphonpike Chronicles novella (there will be 4 novels, it isn’t the end of GPC just end of novella length GPC) is basically done but again needs edits etc and I set it aside to work on Tribes.
Dungeon Crawl, Book 8 of 20sided, will be out by Christmas/Holidays. I’m not going to give a harder deadline than that until it is done, for obvious reasons.
Also have a couple other crazy projects in the works that I’ll be excited to announce. Tease? Why yes.
So that’s the September update.
(If you haven’t read books 6 and 7 of The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, this post contains a giant spoiler. You were warned!)
Peeps!!!! The awesome artist Rob Carlos (http://www.colorsmith.com/) drew/painted his interpretation of Jade’s dragon (taking only from description in the text plus his imagination of course).
It’s finally done. I get the painted version hanging in my office. Ya’ll get the digital of it here. If enough people want, I’ll see if Rob can offer prints of it etc as well. Please respect the copyright of the artist. 🙂
So here’s one interpretation of Jade in her dragon form. Enjoy! I am know I am (seriously I can’t describe how awesome this looks in canvas IRL. It’s gorgeous.)
Working on Harper’s book still. Hoping to have that out in September, so look for it then. Also finishing up the fifth Gryphonpike Chronicles novella, which will be the last novella-length work in that series. After that I’m planning on a novel (working title: Into the North, pub date mid 2017) to bridge Gryphonpike Chronicles over to the trilogy Gryphonpike Legends which will come in 2018 and likely wrap up Killer’s story.
So… the good news is, more books coming soon! And they’ll be longer!
Bad news is not sure I’ll be ready with anything in August. So hopefully two releases (the last GPC novella- Brood Mother, and Tribes: Harper’s Tale) in September. Then book 8 of 20Sided Sorceress should follow in November. Plus the re-release of the awesome hardcover omnibus edition in October.
Lots of good stuff coming, thanks for your patience! Meanwhile, book 2 in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress is on sale at .99 and book 1 is still free, so if you aren’t catching up yet on the series, what you waiting for?