I’m making good progress on The Monk’s Habit. I’ve sent it to my editor. I have just gotten the new cover. The device for The Monk’s Habit is something you will find in the book. The crown pin on The Disinherited Prince cover didn’t show up in that story. Now that the draft of the second volume is in someone else’s hands I can begin on Book Three. The working title for the third adventure is A Sip of Magic, A Taste of the Blade. That comes from the way Pol uses magic as a pattern-master.
I finished the first draft and the story came out just fine. I’m now in edit mode and have tweaked the ending and am going through my normal rewrite process. When the draft is done, I like to let it settle a few days and begin to bring the next book into focus. The working title of Book Three is A Sip of Magic, A Taste of the Sword. I know, I know it’s a bit long, but it is what Pol does as a pattern-master.
I intended on having Pol spend a few years in the monastery after each major adventure, but that’s not working out. Pol will just have to remain precocious for a few more books.
I’m anticipating a mid-October release for The Monk’s Habit.
My twenty-third book has just been published. The Disinherited Prince is the first book in a new series. In my previous post I gave the blurb for the book. We will see where this series goes, but it is currently scheduled to be a seven book series. We pick up Pol, the disinherited prince, at twelve years old and will see him grow in the first few books. As he gets older his horizons change and he will change, struggling with his identity, his talent and his place in the Baccusol Empire.
It is available at Amazon as an kindle book and in paperback form.
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By the way, the next book in the series is already underway. This one has to title of The Monk’s Habit.
Now that Trak and Valanna have tied the knot and finished their adventures, a new character comes to town. Here is the preliminary back cover blurb:
Poldon Fairfield, a twelve-year-old prince has no desire to rule, since his poor health has convinced them that he will not live long enough to sit on any throne. Matters take a turn for the worse when his father, the King of North Salvan, decides his oldest will rule in a far away country where Pol’s mother is first in line of succession, followed by Pol, her only child. Pol learns that he has developed a talent for magic, and that may do him more harm than good as he must struggle to survive among his half-siblings, now turned hostile against him.
The first book of the series is in editing and is expected to debut towards the end of August, 2016. I’ve included a preliminary version of the cover and I must admit that I like it.
Magician In Battle, the fourth and final installment of the Power of Poses series debuted on June 24, 2016 and is currently available on Amazon and other e-book retailers.
It’s always a bit sad to say goodbye to the characters I’ve created, but, as usual, my folks have left their worlds in a better place than how they found them.
I will take a hiatus from writing fantasy over the summer and will return with a new series, yet to be titled, in the fall.
Trak Bluntwithe must continue his life after his disastrous visit to Balbaam. He continues with his group to Kizru, the Toryan capital, intent on freeing his father and stepfather, Neel and Able. Life only gets more complicated for him.
Valanna must continue her life, now as a princess. Nothing seems to be easy as she must reassert her own identity in her new circumstances.
The world of Trak continues to seethe with revolution and betrayal. Magician in Battle, Book Four concludes the Power of Poses series.
Scheduled for release by the end of June, 2016
Here is the blurb:
POWER OF POSES SERIES -Book Three
MAGICIAN IN CAPTIVITY
After a disastrous reunion with Valanna, Trak heads to the mysterious land of Bennin to rescue a Toryan princess sold into slavery. The Warish King sends Valanna back to Pestle to verify that the King of Pestle is no longer under Warish control. The Vashtan menace continues to infect the countries of the world and embroil both Trak and Valanna in civil conflict, while neither of them can shake off the attraction both of them feel towards each other. FANTASY – EPIC / SWORD & SORCERY / New Adult
Magician in Captivity’s first draft is complete. Just thought you might like to know. It will sit for a bit and then I’ll begin the edit process. I’m excited to get it published and to extend the Power of Poses series.
The next installment of Power of Poses, Book Three, is scheduled for a March-April release. Titled Magician in Captivity, it continues the two storylines of Valanna and Trak as they pursue different paths in different countries. As you might surmise, Trak is imprisoned, at least once and Valanna has to fight troubles of her own as new revelations entwine our two star-crossed couple into the turbulent events of their world.
The first draft is about fifty percent completed. For those of you who have waited a long time for the second book, have faith. The third book is definitely coming.