At long last, Jack Frey is back! CRY MAGIC went out to my mailing list last night and it will then be on sale at the end of January at an Amazon store near you. Zombies, witches, magic and mayhem - everything a fantasy reader could want. It takes place immediately after CRY FEAR ...
After that, it'll be time to CRY WAR!
Jack Frey is back — with new covers and, more importantly, new stories. CRY MAGIC will be out early January and FREE to all my mailing list subscribers. It's a short adventure set immediately after the events of CRY FEAR and will lead nicely into CRY WAR. That book will be out in the Spring if not before. And, hopefully, in the summertime, they will be joined by CRY DEATH.
Up until now I've been juggling writing with a very full-time job and a young family so my productivity has not been what I've wanted it to be. However, I'm now writing full-time so I'm going to be getting books out in a much more regular fashion and, hopefully, keep you all entertained.
2023 is going to be a great year.
It's nearly the end of the year
Yet again I sit here amazed that another year has flown by. It's been quite something of a year too. I started off 2022 with COVID and ended up coughing blood over the bathroom floor and that kinda set the tone for the next 12 months.
Still, I got lots of writing done, released two books with more on the way very soon.
For now, I'll just say that the first Nathaniel Rane collection is out now on Amazon, including HE WHO FIGHTS, THE HUNTED and ONCE A HERO.
And this little adventure should be out by the end of the year ... and will be free to everyone on my mailing list first.
Yes, Jack is back. 2023 should see two full length books and his cheeky novella go out into the world.
Books, books, books
Hello from Vancouver.
I hope you are well in this crazy world and hopefully life is getting back to some sort of normalcy for you.
It's been a busy start to the year. The third Nathaniel Rane book, Once A Hero, came out in March and has been doing well and getting great reviews and ratings. One reader said, "This book is so amazing! Perfect amount of action, story, and character. Rane is a bad ass guy." Another review commented, "Gory, intense and just what the doctor ordered!"
I've also renamed the series The Cursed Sword Saga to better capture the epic adventure Nathaniel is on.
.I've also written a new short story set in the same world, featuring a bounty hunter called Malik Khan. It's called YOU CAN'T HIDE and is available if you sign up for my newsletter. I plan to write more short stories over the next few months so it's worth subscribing.
Finally, I've not forgotten dear old Jack Frey ...
A slight delay
I hope you're having a great start to the year (or as great as it can be in this crazy world). Mine's not been as wonderful as I'd hoped. I headed into the holiday season desperate for a break and some much needed rest. Like everyone, I've found the last two years utterly exhausting. Trying to balance family, writing and my day job had certainly taken its toll on me.
However, despite being a family of dedicated mask wearers and vaccinated, COVID-19 managed to find my house at long last. First my wife became sick, then me, then my children. At first we thought it would be a mild illness (and for the kids it was) however, for both my wife and I had a stronger reaction to it.
Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as it could've been, but it was bad enough. It's now week 4 and I'm just starting to feel better and able to get some writing down but that has put me behind schedule.
The original plan was to release ONCE A HERO at the end of January. Unfortunately, there's too much work to get done to make that happen. I've set a new tentative release date of 28th February but it might be even be a week or so later than that.
I'm really sorry— especially after being away from the worlds of Nathaniel Rane and Jack Frey for so long- but it is only a temporary blip.
The hunted and more
The Hunted has been out in the world for about two weeks now and I'm really happy with how it's been received. All the ratings so far have been 4 or 5 stars. One review said "A great addition to the series that I was looking forward to, and it didn't disappointment. Eagerly awaiting the 3rd entry." After being away for such a long time, it's great to see people still want to read my little adventures.
Book 3 will be out at the end of January and, this time, Nathaniel Rane visits the frozen north in search of the mage that cursed his soul.
After that, I'm hopping back to the world of Jack Frey as he battles the evil vampire race known as the Nostros. I promise I'm doing my best to make up for lost time,
Another crazy day. Another number 1.
Wow. Day 3 of the HE WHO FIGHTS sale and we managed another 1,000 downloads and made no 1 in Dark Fantasy. To say I'm blown away is an understatement. Thank you to everyone grabbing a copy. It means a lot to me.
What a day. After yesterday's soft launch of HE WHO FIGHTS free promo, today really kicked off. It was featured in Freebooksy's email and from the moment, the email hit, things got crazy. As of now, HWF has been downloaded over 1200 times and reach no 1 in Epic Fantasy and no 2 in both Dark Fantasy and Sword and Sorcery categories on Amazon.
Tomorrow it's featured in Book Barbarian's email so it'll be interesting to see what happens there.
HE WHO FIGHTS is FREE all this week
To celebrate the return of Nathaniel Rane, the ebook is FREE all this week on Amazon. It also features an exclusive excerpt from book 2, THE HUNTED, too. I'm really excited for new readers to discover the world of Nathaniel Rane.
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