Spells of the Curtain – Garden Mage is out and about!

Hey folks!

Hope the image isn’t repetitive for you, but I am writing to formally announce the launch of Garden Mage!

Garden Mage is book 4 of the Spells of the Curtain series, following the adventures of Edmath and his fellow mages as they get into trouble working in the Empire of Zel.

I took far too long to write this book, not least of all because I wrote another short book in about a week between the prior book’s release and this one. I apologize for being late. This will be the last time I overestimate my ability to keep the schedule, and also the last time I fall behind.

Thanks for your support and assistance, and I hope you will check out the series. It’s a real labor of love for me, and I’m thrilled reception has been as good as its been.

Thanks for reading! I’ll be back soon with more status reports and general ramblings.

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More than 7 Minutes to Winter…

Before I get writing fiction today, I figured it’d be a good time to announce the book of mine that launched yesterday. Yep, book 3 of the Spells of the Curtain Series is out now! It’s called Winter Mage and covers the rest of the original novel I wrote over nine years ago. The story doesn’t end in this one, but a new arc begins. No spoilers, but I love this book and I’m gonna love the next one

You know, I used to write these blog posts in the same program I write books in, Scrivener. I don’t know why I stopped, but here we are. I like typing straight into the posting window. It feels more immediate somehow.

Also, my glasses broke this morning. I just picked them up and it’s a good thing I had a backup pair because one of the parts that hangs over an ear (Arms? Is that what you call them?) broke off. I’ll get them fixed or replaced soon, but the only reason I can see to type this is my older glasses now perched on my nose. It’s oddly present to me how fragile my sight really is these days. I can navigate outside without glasses, but good luck indoors.

Anyway, I am very excited for how well my books are doing out there right now. Compared to a lot of people I’m just now seeing a little success, but I’m grateful for all of it. One step at a time, folks. One step at a time.

Well, the timer never started, but I think I’m getting there. That sure seems to be the way of things today.

Thanks for reading.

Talk to you again soon.

 

7 Minutes to a Conspiracy

Well, folks, it happened. Yesterday the third book in my Root Conspiracy series released on Amazon.com.

Image Storm is a rereleased of a little novella once called The Bright Image, but it’s here. I really struggled writing this boo, but I’m happy it’s out there, and I really enjoy where it takes the story of Jeth and his friends. The original version of this series really did not get out there very well, so I’m trying to emphasize the genre elements. IE: The post-apocalyptic setting, and the weird future I imagined in them.

If that sounds interesting to you, click the image above and check out the series. I’m really happy with them, and with book 4, which should be out on August 21st. Thanks for your attention.

Writing on book four has been tough to get started. I encountered some serious resistance trying to devise the structure and form the story should take as I proceed in a direction I think people will enjoy. The story is flowing now, but I had to brainstorm a lot of ideas to get things rolling.

All eyes and buys are appreciated. Thank you all so much for any attention and support you have for me. Rock on, folks. Thanks for reading.

And buzzer.

 

7 Minutes to Book 2!

Hi people! Above you can see the cover for the second book in the Spells of the Curtain series.

Of the first three books in this series, I have to say this one is probably my personal favorite. We go from high to low and all over in between in this story. The work in this part didn’t feel like work at all. That’s the best kind of writing for me when the real world and words disappear and I’m somewhere else, discovering what happened in this other place with its own rules. That doesn’t happen often for me. In the past ten years, maybe 2-3 books felt that way.

I recently started reading a book by James Scott Bell called “The Mental Game of Writing.” In this book, Bell discusses a side of playful creativity at a few points. So far, my favorite delve into this subject refers to play as chaos, a lawless freedom to write whatever the writer wants at that moment. However, one must always restore order for the readers’ sakes later on. I think that’s true. I also think I managed to coordinate play and order well in book two, out next Tuesday!

Also, book one is out today! Click here to get it right now!

Thanks for reading.

7 Minutes to a New Series!

Hello folks! Another 7-minute blog coming at you today.

This is an announcement for my new series, Spells of The Curtain, and especially the first book, Court Mage, available for pre-order at the link in the image below.

I’m very excited to finally have a pure-fantasy series in the works, though I will continue supporting the Root Conspiracy series as well.

I have the time and writing speed to keep this new magical world going alongside the odd future of Memory Lost and the newly released sequel, Mind Chase (Out today! Click here to check it out).

I enjoyed writing the Root Conspiracy books so far, but I LOVED writing Court Mage and the other books in this series.

Follow Edmath Donroi, a young mage on his path to joining the imperial court and making a name for himself.

Mysteries, magic, and love await in…

Thanks for reading!

I really appreciate all of you and your support. The more of you who buy my books as they launch, the more chance I have to keep working on all my series.

So, thank you all much. I’ll write to you again soon.

 

7 Minutes of a Relaunch!

Hello everybody! Long time no blog.

Today is a special seven-minute blog, not least of all because it’s been too long.

I am relaunching a series (Starting yesterday), with the books below. The series formerly known as “Clean” is now “The Root Conspiracy” so if you’ve got the 3 books I launched these won’t be new to you. However, I suspect many of you have not read this series, so allow me to invite you to give it a shot from this point on.

These books portray a future where superhuman beings protect humanity, but they’re also the greatest threat.

Our hero, Jeth, gets in over his head when he tries to restore his lost love’s memories in book one, which draws him into a deeper conspiracy, the roots of which go deep. See what I did there?

If you like speculative futures, weird fiction, or just good thrillers with some science fiction trappings, this series is for you.

I’m proud to bring these back out in new clothes and hope I can find a larger audience with a solid representation of these stories in the right categories. Right now they’re all going to be exclusive with Amazon.com so you can read them for free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

Thanks for reading and supporting me. I’m especially happy to thank fellow author Yudhanjaya Wijeratne for his pointing out a major weak point in my approach to showing off this series. But that’s seven minutes. Read on, folks!

The Bright Image Cover Reveal in 7 Minutes

Welcome back to the fastest blog in the west!

Hi folks! I know I don’t post here often enough, but today I’ve only got time for a seven minute blog.

Yet what a seven minutes it shall be.

Here is the cover for my next release, The Bright Image, book three of the Clean series.

I have a kind of resentful respect for this book. The rough draft mauled me, but now it’s done. As I edit and polish this book for publication early next month I look forward to seeing how people will like it. I will also be following it with a compilation of the first 3 Clean stories and some bonus scraps in volume one of the clean omnibus. The individual books are short, but hopefully, a full-length compilation of these stories will draw in some folks who would rather read a tome.

And a tome that one will be.

I thought The Bright Image alone would be pretty long, though it kept surprising me, which is one reason I took a while to finish I, far longer than I should have. Anyway, I’m happy with the story now, and am writing a rough draft I plan on submitting to a small press I think would appreciate it due to its genre.

The writing (and editing) continues as the heat here diminishes a little. It’s been brutal where I live this past week or so, giving us temperatures worst than most summers at the tail-end of springtime.

My tolerance for heat isn’t so good, and my laptop is worse than me. That said, I think the precautions I’ve been taking have set me up in a good place with this machine and should extend its lifespan. That’s good, because until writing starts pulling in more money I’m stuck with this machine and my main place to type.

But I’m out of time. Have a good day folks. Thanks for reading.