Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Article: Is Being Dynamic Necessary?


Folks,

Here's my most recent article that may be of interest to readers and writers. John Wayne, Dirty Harry, Lenny (from Of Mice and Men) and the characters in my Monsters, Maces and Magic novels: What do they have in common?

If you have a moment, find out by taking a look at my article.

Link: Is Being Dynamic Necessary?



Monday, April 9, 2018

Over 1,000,000 Words in Print


The publication of Monsters, Maces and Magic: Betrayal brings the total word count for my published fiction to 1,060,000!



Eight Novels (960,000 words)
Two Novellas (35,000 words)
One Short Story Collection (65,000 words)

I know that there are many authors out there that have far surpassed this mark. Maybe I'll catch a few of them in the next few years. We'll see!


Friday, April 6, 2018

LitRPG Podcast Review of Betrayal


The LitRPG Podcast did a review of Monsters, Maces and Magic: Betrayal.

It's what I expected from Ramon Mejia, the reviewer. It's not exactly the reviewer's cup of tea, but not a bad review either.

Take a quick look and see what you think.
(The video picks up right when the review of Betrayal begins)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Monsters, Maces and Magic: Betrayal is Now Available


Hey Folks,

Betrayal, the 2nd novel in the Monsters, Maces and Magic Series is now Available!

Check it out and hope you enjoy Jax's second tale!

Direct Links:

Amazon US   Amazon US Print

Amazon UK

Amazon Australia

Amazon Canada

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon India

Amazon Spain



Friday, March 30, 2018

Looking Forward to Scourged by Kevin Hearne


I am looking forward to the release of Scourged, the final novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles (by Kevin Hearne). I actually have the hardcover and audiobook pre-ordered.

A prediction:
Atticus O'Sullivan (Siodhachan O Suileabhian) will die in the final novel during the battle to put down Loki's attempt to bring about Ragnarok, or the end of the world.

One of the main clues is that of the POV characters (all in first person), the telling (journal) of Atticus is written in past tense, while Granuaile's and Owen's are written in present tense.

Oberon was devastated when Atticus 'died' in Hunted, but now he has Orlaith and their litter of puppies to care for. It will give him purpose and the ability to move forward despite the loss of his long-time friend. Plus, a short tale in Besieged, both prepared Oberon for the potential loss while setting the stage for it.

Owen is busy rebuilding the druids with his current grove of apprentice druids, so the death of Atticus will not deprive the world of druids.

Granuaile will feel the loss, but the Morrigan's unnecessary 'sacrifice' in Hunted, while battling Diana and Artemis in order allow Atticus and company to escape, is actually part of her long-seeing plan to reunite with Atticus in the land of the dead. The Morrigan has repeatedly proven her vision of future events, such as providing placing Atticus's Arch Druid (Owen Kennedy) on the time island, with information that his youth could be returned to him, or giving Odin the gem to let him know of her death and the what actions he should undertake when that occurs, etc.

Okay, I could be wrong. We'll see. In any case, I expect Scourged will be an excellent read/listen.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Monsters, Maces and Magic Series Official Logo

Thought I would share the logo for the Monsters, Maces and Magic Series:


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

First Day of Spring in Ohio

Well, schools are closed on this First Day of Spring...
Photo of our Back Yard and Commentary, Complements of My Wife