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 Anguish, Book Four of the Power of Poses series continues Trak and Valanna’s journey through the the dangers of a world at war.
Scheduled for release by the end of June, 2016
The latest book in the Power of Poses series, Magician In Captivity is now available at Amazon and Createspace and is coming soon to most e-book retailers.
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.
After months of holidays and other distractions, the 2nd book in the Power of Poses series is published. Magician in Exile has hit the e-book market.
Here is the blurb:
Trak Bluntwithe, is a young man possessing so much magical power that he is a target for governments. Some want to control him and others want to eliminate the threat of his potential. He finds himself embroiled in the middle of a civil war. He must fight in order to save his imprisoned father, yet he finds that he has little taste for warfare. Trak carries this conflict onto the battlefield and finds he must use his abilities to stop the war in order to protect the ones he loves. FANTASY – EPIC / SWORD & SORCERY / YOUNG ADULT
It is now available on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks and other e-book retailers as well as paperback.
Bluntwithe’s Education has now become Book One in the Power of Poses series – Magician In Training. Here’s the blurb:
Trak Bluntwithe, an illiterate stableboy, is bequeathed an education by an estranged uncle. In the process of learning his letters, Trak finds out that he is a magician. So his adventures begin that will take him to foreign countries, fleeing from his home country, who seeks to execute him for the crime of being able to perform magic. The problem is that no country is safe for the boy while he undergoes training. Can he stay ahead of those who want to control him or keep his enemies from killing him?
Book Two, Magician in Exile is scheduled for a December/January Release. Magician in Training is available on Amazon, iBook, Kobo, Nook and other retail outlets in paperback or ebook form.
After writing a dud of a book (failure hurts, doesn’t it?), I have embarked on a new series. Bluntwithe’s Education. The general idea is Trak Bluntwithe, a fifteen-year-old stableboy at his father’s inn in a rural village gets a boon, an education as a legacy from an uncle he never met. He must travel to Pestledown, the capital city of the country of Pestle, where he lives. He meets some interesting characters and is tested for magic at the request of one of his father’s good friends at the inn. Not surprisingly to readers, we find that Trak Bluntwithe has strong magical capabilities. The only problem is that magic is outlawed in Pestle.
Trak learns that nothing is what it seemed when he was cleaning horses or taking care of the little vegetable farm that supplied the inn. So starts his education, which will take him to far off lands and put him in embarrassing situations and genuine peril.
The first story is scheduled for release in September, 2015.
Unfortunately, the Anoria of Valir series did not stir my reading public. It probably was slotted in the wrong place to get any action. I have decided to rewrite the series as a sword and sorcery fantasy instead of aliens in 1905.
The Vampiric Menace is now published at Amazon (released on July 15th), Createspace, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and soon other outlets.
The second book in the series is scheduled for release in September. I’ve got the basic plot defined. I’ve done most of my research and need a bit more to start. The title will be Dragons Under the Earth.
I have no idea what the cover will look like, but I pulled an image off of the internet to give you a taste of what the novel is not about.
Waiting for a tardy beta reader for Anoria put some extra time in my hands. So I dusted off the manuscript of my first novel and put it through some serious rewriting. It had been through a number of readers years and years ago, but I still needed to spruce it up and now it’s about ready for release. I’ll be proofing the copy in the next two weeks and expect an end of June, beginning of July release. Anoria of Valir will be coming out in July.
Hand of Grethia is a space opera in the old tradition. Here is the current blurb:
A nuclear cataclysm pushed Grethia, a remote planet, into a dark age. A religion emerged to suppress technology by calling it sacred, holy and not for the world. A king broke the control of the priesthood in his kingdom and began to bring crude technology back to life.
A young man, his space ship sabotaged, finds himself marooned on Grethia. Through insight, courage and luck, he struggles with the static forces of the status quo and, together with the king, defeats the enemies of progress.
His conflicts don’t end as he finds a way off the planet and confronts those who want to end his very existence and destroy the planet’s hard-won victory over the religion. The Hand of Grethia takes the reader from a Galactic civilization of space ships and high technology to the dark ages and back in an exciting space opera adventure.
Here are the current versions of the covers for both Anoria of Valir – The Vampiric Menace and Hand of Grethia