Boxed Set Bargains

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This weekend, I’m working on the eighth and final Fallen Empire novel while my editor finishes up on Book 7 in the series. We’re shooting for a mid-October release for 7 (Perilous Hunt), which is pretty darned soon!

For the fantasy fans out there, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to get the third Chains of Honor book out before Christmas, as I’d hoped, but I am writing a novella set in my Dragon Blood world, so I should have something with magic and dragons for you before too long. This story jumps back in time and shows us how the dragon, erm, the god, Bhrava Saruth got his start.

If you’re looking for something to read right now, I’m in a couple of multi-author boxed sets that released (or will release) this month.

For the science fiction fans, you can check out Star Heroes: nine authors, nine full novels, ninety-nine cents.


Star Heroes is a space opera collection with nine novels of the galactic frontier. Exploration, alien invasions, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence–it’s all here.

Click on the image or the link above to see all the authors and stories in the set. This one is only available at Amazon (and is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers). Everything else I’ll mention in this post is available everywhere.

Okay, fantasy fans: you’re next!

I know you’ve all read my first Emperor’s Edge novel by now, but if you want to check out a lot of other authors who are writing NobleBright fantasy (as opposed to all that GrimDark stuff), then I’ve got a boxed set for you.

light-in-the-darkness-box-set-fantasyThe Light in the Darkness set includes my first EE novel, as mentioned, and also full-length novels by 11 other up-and-coming fantasy authors. It’s going to sell for $1.99, and you’re getting over a million words of fiction, so that should definitely keep you busy for a while.

It’s available now for pre-order at Amazon and in the other stores (with an October 18th release).

Here are the links to the main stores if you want to take a look:

Kobo | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Smashwords

If you’re dying to get something for free (who isn’t?), and haven’t already downloaded the Star Heroes anthology, this is a collection of science fiction short stories. I’ve got one in the mix, of course: Starfall Station. It takes place between Books 2 and 3 in my Fallen Empire series, but I wrote the story so that it could stand alone. If you haven’t tried any of my space adventure stuff yet, this is an easy (and free) way to take a look.

This one is also available in all of the main stores:


Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Apple

That’s it from me for now. I better get back to writing. I hope you find something fun to read!


The Fallen Empire Series Rolls on with Book 6, Arkadian Skies

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Back when I published a mere four books a year or so, I actually updated my blog. It was an interesting time! These days, I’ve been so busy with the books that I’ve been ignoring my website and just about everything else. But just in case you’re interested, here’s a quick update.

Since I published the sample chapter of Star Nomad back in May, I’ve gone on to publish several more titles in the series:

Here’s the snazzy cover art for the latest, Arkadian Skies (I’ll avoid publishing blurbs, since the later ones have spoilers for earlier books in the series):


I’m editing Book 7 now and plan to publish it and the final installment, Book 8, this fall. After that, I’ll take a short breather and then jump back into fantasy with the third installment of the Chains of Honor series.

I haven’t decided for certain what will come after that, but I plan to (finally) do another Rust & Relics in 2017, and also another Dragon Blood novel with the whole gang. I’m thinking of more science fiction for the future too — possibly a spinoff from the Fallen Empire series. So many books to write!

*Note: the Fallen Empire series, in ebook form, is still exclusive with Amazon. I do plan to make it available on the other stores in 2017, but in the meantime, the paperbacks of the first three books are out there on and Barnes & Noble online (probably a few other spots too), and I’ll have 4 and 5 coming out soon. Podium Publishing is working on the audiobooks, and the first is due to be released in October.

Lastly, if you’re looking for the sign-up form for my Fallen Empire newsletter (where you can snag the Leonidas prequel and some other bonus material for free), here it is:



Soulblade, Dragon Blood 7, Available Everywhere

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The seventh book in my Dragon Blood series, Soulblade, is out everywhere now. I may revisit these characters in the future (and I have one another adventure with another side character coming out before long), but this marks the end of the core series. I hope you enjoy it!



It’s been a week since the dragon Morishtomaric fell, and Sardelle is not convinced that Ridge is truly gone. With a companion who thinks he’s a god and a soldier who would happily kill her, she heads back to the mountains to look for signs that Ridge survived. What they uncover threatens to destroy their country and all they care about.

Meanwhile, the Cofah emperor is furious with Iskandia over the loss of its airships and still has a bounty on Tolemek’s head. King Angulus sends Tolemek, Cas, and Kaika on a daring mission that could solve both problems… or leave them all dead.

Pick up the ebook at any of the following stores:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | Google Play

Diplomats & Fugitives Available Everywhere and Dragon Blood 6 on Pre-Order

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For fans of my Emperor’s Edge series, a new installment, Diplomats & Fugitives, is out now. It takes place a few months after the events in Republic and brings Basilard in as a main character, though of course Maldynado and his hats are there. Amaranthe and Sicarius come in for the second half, too, and we get some updates on most of the rest of the crew.

You can check out the blurb and grab a sample at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords.

Raptor-Cover-WebIn other news, the break I was planning to take after the last Dragon Blood book did not happen. I had more ideas bouncing around in my head, and I’ve already written a novella with Captain Kaika as the star (along with someone else… care to guess?) and sent it off to my beta readers. Look for that at the end of September.

I’m also about halfway through the rough draft of a sixth novel in the series, this one picking up with Cas as the lead, but also bringing in all of the other characters again. We’ll have Cas, Tolemek, Ridge, and Sardelle all as point-of-view characters. And for those who have been wanting to see more of Tylie and her dragon, they’ll both be along for the adventure.

I have the cover art for Book 6 already, so I’ve put it up as a pre-order. If you want to get the book the minute it’s released, you can order your copy at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Lastly, the pen name has a new space adventure romance serial going right now on Amazon (free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers). Check it out if you’re looking for a story with some extra naught bits. 😉

Patterns in the Dark (Dragon Blood Book 4) Available Everywhere

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I know some of you are waiting for more updates on the pen name, or just more on self-publishing in general, and I’ll be posting some more articles in the new year (in the meantime, check out the new marketing/publishing podcasts I’m a part of: Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing and The Writing Podcast). For today, I’m announcing that the fourth book in my Dragon Blood series, is available everywhere now.

DB4-Web-CoverYou can grab Patterns in the Dark at Amazon, iBooks, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Everyone knows dragons have been extinct for over a thousand years. Everyone is wrong. At least one dragon remains, and military scientists from the Cofah Empire are experimenting with its blood, using the magical substance to power deadly new weapons that could be used to bring the world to its knees.

That’s a concern for Zirkander, Cas, and the rest of the Iskandians, but all Tolemek wants is to find his missing sister. The last time he saw her, their father had locked her in an asylum because of a mental illness with no cure. Now the military has taken her. What use the Cofah have for her, Tolemek can only guess, but he is certain she is in danger. He must save her before it’s too late. But her fate is inexplicably tied to the dragon’s, and he must find it to find her.

If you haven’t checked out this series yet, the first book, Balanced on the Blade’s Edge, is available for free for the holidays in most stores.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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