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The King’s Sword Audiobook, The Lord of Dreams goes wide, and other news…

Good afternoon! The audiobook of The King’s Sword is now on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes! It’s free for new subscribers to Audible, so if you’ve been considering subscribing, please use this as your first book! If you’re a current Audible subscriber, it should offer Whispersync (and the lower Whispersync price!). If it doesn’t now, it should in a day or two. The Lord of Dreams is now wide! It has been on Amazon for a while, but is now also available on other retailers. The cover image below is linked to the ebook on Gumroad. Here’s the link to the signed paperback on Gumroad. If you’re not comfortable […]

What I’m Reading #10

These are some of the books I’ve been enjoying lately:  Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani – This was recommended to me by W.R. Gingell, one of my favorite authors, and of course the cover was done by the ever-so-talented Jenny at Seedlings Design Studio, who did our cover for Light in the Darkness and also the cover for The Lord of Dreams. I loved it – loved the characters, loved the setting, loved the prose, loved everything. It is the first book in a trilogy, so do not expect complete closure at the end. However, the book does end in a logical place; it’s an obvious […]

The Lord of Dreams – New Release!

The Lord of Dreams is now available! (Paperbacks coming soon!) When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]

What I’m Reading #9

These are some of the books I’ve been reading lately. What have you been reading? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – As magnificent and creative and marvelous as one would expect from Neil Gaiman. I loved it… it was dark but also filled with beauty and a thread of noblebrightness. I read an ebook borrowed from my library, but I would like to get this one in print for my library. I love the cover, and I love the title. A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and […]

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The Lord of Dreams – now up for pre-order!

The Lord of Dreams is now up for pre-order! When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]

Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (second set of mini reviews)

As promised, here is my second set of mini reviews of the books in Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set. You can find the first set of mini reviews here. If this is the first you’ve seen of noblebright fantasy, you can find an overview here on my site and on Noblebright.org. In that overview post, I promised reviews of the books in this first noblebright fantasy boxed set, along with content notes and caveats as appropriate. The books are in alphabetical order by author’s last name in the set, but that’s not the order in which I’m reading them, so […]

What I’m Reading #8

Some of these I actually read a while ago, but I’m only just now getting around to blogging them. As you might be able to guess, I’ve been a bit busy. Auckland Allies by Mike Reeves-McMillan – I’ve been a fan of Mike’s writing for a while, and we’re friends on social media (isn’t the internet great? Mike is a Kiwi and I live outside Washington, D.C.; without the internet, we would probably never have even known each other existed. But I consider him a friend now, even though I’ve never met him.). He writes the kind of characters I enjoy […]

Another Clean Fantasy Giveaway! + Urban Mythic FREE Boxed Set!

I’m hosting another clean fantasy giveaway! Enter here. You can unsubscribe at any time, of course, but if you stick around for at least the first round of emails from the authors, you’ll pick up some fantastic freebies! All of the books are clean or “cleanish” fantasy as described by their authors. You can also check out the individual books below. Urban Mythic Boxed Set My book Things Unseen is in a FREE (yes! totally free!) boxed set right now! This won’t last forever, so go get it while it’s hot! Not that I’m excited or anything… The theme of the set […]

Noblebright Fantasy: An Overview

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to connect with another indie author, Mike Reeves-McMillan, who wrote a lovely review of The King’s Sword, which he described, tongue-in-cheek, as “cheerybright.” He meant that the world wasn’t perfect, but good characters exist and can make a difference in their world and society through actions defined by honesty, integrity, and self-sacrifice. While the term cheerybright certainly made me smile (and was a lovely counterpoint to grimdark), we eventually discovered the term “noblebright.” The term noblebright was originally something of a joke from the gaming community. The quintessential grimdark game Warhammer 40k (which I […]

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Christmas in July!

A Fairy King is on sale for $0.99 as part of a Christmas in July sale! This weekend only. Click the banner above to go to the sale page, or click the book cover to go directly to Amazon. Enjoy!