Who wants to read some preview chapters of the new book?

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So I have this new book going on pre-order on Amazon in a few days and I was thinking that maybe some of you out there would like to see a few chapters of it ahead of time. You know, see if you like it. It’s called Stone Bound and it’s epic fantasy. It will be on sale in mid-July. Book 2 will come out in August and Book 3 in September, so buckle up!

Prologue: Fen

The man stumbled unseeing down the cobblestone street. The pains were worse today, the worst they’d ever been. Every step was agony. His bones were on fire. His joints felt like they were full of glass. His greatest fear was not that he would die—he’d long since accepted the inevitability of that—but that he would not be able to make it home. If he was going to die today, he wanted only to see his wife and son one last time. Continue reading “Who wants to read some preview chapters of the new book?”

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Happy Friday and here’s a new book!

Ace Lone Wolf and the Black Pearl Treasure is now on sale!

It’s true. The third installment in the Lone Wolf Howls series is now on sale. Best of all, for a limited time you can purchase it for 99 cents!

Folks, that’s 3 books in 3 months, if you’re counting. Which makes this not like George RR Martin at all! There’s even a fourth book coming, though you’ll have to wait until fall for it. (I’m busy knocking out the first three books in my new Chaos and Retribution epic fantasy series, which will come out in the next three months.)

What’s the new book about? Read on…

Ace Lone Wolf, a half-Apache gunslinger with a penchant for trouble, knows from experience that chasing lost treasure never leads to anything but misery. Yet somehow he lets himself get talked into helping an old mountain man search for a wrecked Spanish galleon that legend has it is carrying a fortune in black pearls.

Before he knows it, Ace is up to his neck in trouble once again. The notorious outlaws Frank and Jesse James want his head. The US Cavalry is hot on his trail. A murderous doctor wants his scalp for his collection. Some days it feels like everyone is shooting at him.

But none of those problems compare to what he finds once he actually makes it to the treasure ship and learns what is guarding it…

Part Indiana Jones, part Pirates of the Caribbean, The Black Pearl Treasure is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure with humor and drama enough to please readers of all ages, from young adults on up.

All work and no play makes…for killer fantasy?

The new cover!

I realize I’ve been rather quiet for the past few weeks. No, I haven’t been sick. I didn’t fall down a well or get abducted by a clown. I’ve simply been busy.

Like, 20k words per week busy. I’ve got a new fantasy series (Chaos and Retribution. It’s the sequel to my other fantasy series, Immortality and Chaos. Or maybe I&C is the prequel to C&R. I’m not clear on this.) that I’m releasing this summer. Book 1, Stone Bound, will drop in mid-July sometime and books 2 and 3 in August and September. (A fourth Ace book and a fourth book in this series will come out in the fall sometime.)

Is 20k words per week a lot, you ask? Well, it’s enough that I can turn out a standard 350 or so page book in six weeks, if that answers your question. It feels like a lot to me.

Anyway, book 1 is done. The rough draft of book 2 will be finished next week. Then I’ll take a week off and dive into book 3. And I haven’t gone crazy yet (meaning I don’t have drinks with bartenders that aren’t there and I haven’t chopped any doors down in my house) so that’s a definite plus.

(PS If you’re interested in my first fantasy series, you can go get a free copy of book 1 here. All you need to do is sign up for my email list. I promise not to bug you if you do. Much.)

Sneak peek at my upcoming fantasy series, Chaos and Retribution

Three children with the power of the three Spheres of Stone, Sea and Sky. All that stand between the world and the Abyss.

Prologue: Fen

The man stumbled unseeing down the cobblestone street. The pains were worse today, the worst they’d ever been. Every step was agony. His bones were on fire. His joints felt like they were full of glass. His greatest fear was not that he would die—he’d long since accepted the inevitability of that—but that he would not be able to make it home. If he was going to die today, he wanted only to see his wife and son one last time.

The buildings on this street were built of stone, four or more stories tall and jammed tightly together. This late in the day the street was completely in the shade. Horse-drawn carts moved down the middle of the street. Along the edges hurried people on foot, none of them paying any attention to the man. To the casual observer he was merely another drunk, and drunks were not uncommon in this part of the city.

A new wave of pain hit the man and he staggered, bumping into a woman who was carrying a large basket filled with loaves of bread. “Watch where you’re going!” she snapped at him.

Falling, the man instinctively put out his hand to catch himself. When his hand made contact with the wall of one of the buildings there was a cracking sound and the stone split suddenly. The concussion knocked the man back and he fell down. Continue reading “Sneak peek at my upcoming fantasy series, Chaos and Retribution”

It’s like Indiana Jones crossed with The Magnificent Seven

Yes, there’s a gunfight.

Good news, everybody! I have a new book out today. At least, it’s good news if you like Action/Adventure stories mixed with a healthy dose of humor. (Warning: If you prefer dull books where nothing happens and the characters speak in a monotone, this book isn’t for you.)

The best way to describe the latest adventures of Ace, the half-Apache gunslinger with a quick draw and a penchant for getting into trouble, is to think of it as a cross between Indian Jones and The Magnificent Seven. We have a swashbuckling hero, a town threatened by an evil land baron, and a feisty heroine with green eyes a man could drown in.

Throw in a crusty, one-eyed mule skinner who’s handy with a bullwhip and a gang of quirky outlaws, and what you have is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure with more than a few laughs and enough drama to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Best of all, Ace Lone Wolf and the One-Eyed Mule Skinner is on sale. For a limited time you can buy Ace’s latest adventures for a mere 99 cents, marked down from the regular price of $3.99.

Happy reading!
Eric

PS Ace’s first adventure, The Lost Temple of Totec, continues to rise up the charts and his third adventure, The Black Pearl Treasure, is now available for pre-order. (Note: the books in this series do not have to be read in order.)

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of The Black Pearl Treasure:

The Lost Temple of Totec is now available on Amazon!

There’s just one problem. Sigh. It’s on pre-order right now and won’t be available until April 11.

However, if you contact me (here’s the contact form) directly, I will send you an ARC (advance review copy) for free (ebook). All I ask in return is that you write a review and post it on the product page before April 11. And the review can be like, literally one sentence long.

To sweeten the deal, once you write the review, contact me and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a free, personally-addressed paperback copy of the book.

Following is the first chapter of The Lost Temple of Totec for you to check out. It’s a fast-paced mix of humor and drama. Think Indiana Jones mixed with The Mummy.

Chapter 1

The real problem with dynamite? It doesn’t work too good when it’s wet. Continue reading “The Lost Temple of Totec is now available on Amazon!”

Ace Lone Wolf was selected for publication!

ace-lone-wolfd5-v2It’s true! Ace Lone Wolf and the Lost Temple of Totec was selected to be published by Amazon under their Kindle Scout program. (I know the title is a mouthful, but it actually has the same number of letters as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is, along with The Mummy, the inspiration for this tale.)

Anyway, if you nominated Ace, thank you for your support. And if you didn’t, well you won’t be on Ace’s Christmas card list. (Unless you buy a copy when it comes out, in which case, he will forgive and forget.)

PS I don’t have word yet when the book will be released. Stay tuned.