Erdemen Honor

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Saturday Scenes – From The King’s Sword

This snippet is from The King’s Sword and was shared as part of a weekly event on Google+ called Saturday Scenes, in which writers share scenes and snippets from their various works. It’s a lot of fun to see what others are working on. Please feel free to comment! Sometimes these pieces are finished (like this one). Other times, they are brand new and unedited, so you’re getting a rough sneak peek into my newest projects.   Interested in reading more? Check out The King’s Sword here.   ~~~   “I’m out in four months. I’ve done my time. I want to […]

Five Chances to Win the Indie Fantasy StoryBundle!

As part of the Indie Fantasy Bundle I’m a part of, I was given 5 free codes to do with as I please. The story bundle includes the following books: The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu The Five Elements by Scott Marlowe Lhind the Thief by Sherwood Smith Pen Pal by Francesca Forrest Arrows of the Sun by Judith Tarr The Worth of a Shell by M.C.A. Hogarth The King’s Sword by C. J. Brightley Sand of Bone by Blair MacGregor Here are the (hopefully simple and hopefully complete) rules: You post, tweet, or blog about the Indie […]

Indie Fantasy StoryBundle – Author Interviews!

Whether you already own the Indie Fantasy Bundle and are enjoying the eight novels, or are still deciding to choose your own price for the collection, here’s your opportunity to learn more about the writers and their novels!  There’s talk about epics and alchemy, windships and wishes, honor and secrets, politics and subversion. The links below go to the interviews. Click the picture to go to directly to the StoryBundle page. Bradley Beaulieu, The Winds of Khalakovo – interviewed by Blair MacGregor Sherwood Smith, Lhind the Thief – interviewed by Francesca Forrest C.J. Brightley, The King’s Sword – interviewed by Bradley Beaulieu Judith Tarr, Arrows […]

An Experiment – The King’s Sword is FREE!

Have you been interested in reading The King’s Sword but haven’t gotten around to it yet? Here’s your chance to get it for free! CLICK HERE I just uploaded The King’s Sword to NoiseTrade, a free distribution platform. All you have to do is sign up with your email address and download it as either a .mobi (Kindle) or .epub (almost everything else). You’re welcome to give me a tip ($5 is suggested, the same as the retail price for the ebook), but it’s not required. The greatest challenge to being an indie author is being discovered. I’ve gotten some good […]

Deleted Scene from The King’s Sword (Erdemen Honor 1) – SPOILER WARNING

This is a deleted scene from The King’s Sword, the first in the Erdemen Honor series. There are spoilers for The King’s Sword in the discussion below about my goals for the story and the reasons why this scene was deleted. SPOILERS BELOW! This scene was written with the idea that maybe Kemen and Hakan’s victory was “too easy.” Some of my beta readers thought that the physical conflict was too simple and there wasn’t enough intrigue and betrayal. I saw their point, and I did make some edits in response to that critique. But the story isn’t fundamentally about the […]

Honor’s Heir: Erdemen Honor (Book 3)

At long last, Honor’s Heir is available! I’ve been working on this book for a long time, and it finally came together just in time for Awesome Con DC. I love the cover art, and I made some tiny changes to update the covers of The King’s Sword and A Cold Wind for consistency. You can read an excerpt here, as well as find the purchase links for Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, etc. A special thanks goes out to my Kickstarter supporters! Without their support, publication would have been delayed (well, more than it already was). I also got some great […]

Title Reveal: Honor’s Heir (Erdemen Honor Book 3)

I finally have a title! The completed almost-final draft is off to one of my beta readers/my editor right now and I should have it back by the end of the week. I’m on track to publish it by Awesome Con DC in April. AND I should have a cover to reveal soon! Here’s a snippet from the near the beginning: The summer I turned twelve, my friend Tirta, his cousin Dathlo, and I were given the second significant test. Otso-ka decreed that we would steal wolf cubs. They would be raised until they were nearly adults and then killed […]

Extra: A Cold Wind – Scene from Riona’s Point of View

Kemen relates this scene from his point of view in A Cold Wind, and I thought it would be fun to tell it from Riona’s point of view… they have very different perspectives. If you have the paperback version, the scene starts on page 99 with I left the main company far behind… SPOILER WARNING: This is a scene close to the middle of the second book. There aren’t huge spoilers in here, but there are some pretty big clues, so if you don’t want anything spoiled, don’t read any further!   *** Kemen arrived back from Rikuto in the middle […]