At last, my new series, Song of Sorcery, gets its first installment published. A Sorcerer Rises is done and ready for reading on Amazon. Here is the final cover. With the help of some friends, I tweaked the original below. I’m in the middle of drafting the next book, A Sorcerer Imprisoned. You can see the difference between my first version of the cover and the final product.
Here is the blurb:
Bound to a cruel grandfather, thirteen-year-old Ricky Valian is an orphan and a thief. Compelled to steal a valuable item in a public place, Ricky uses the only trick he knows, a magic trick. His crime doesn’t go unobserved. The Dean of Doubli Academy witnesses the theft and recognizes Ricky’s latent talent, volunteering to become Ricky’s guardian at the boy’s trial. Ricky finds himself, unlettered and untutored in sorcery, in a place filled with students. As he struggles with his unexpected circumstances, Ricky becomes a target of a vicious bully, who may not be above taking the life of someone who gets in his way.
FANTASY – EPIC / SWORD & SORCERY / YOUNG ADULT
Here it is… The cover for the first book of the Song of Sorcery Series. I had a different title in mind for the first book, but I changed my mind and came up with the title of A Sorcerer Rises. The books in the series will start with A Sorcerer *something*.
The scene is not in the book, but it’s more of a representation of thirteen-year-old Hendrico (Ricky) Valian pondering what his life holds. Ricky does own a rowboat in the book and lives on a river at the beginning. There might be a tweak or two before the final version, but I think this is pretty much how the cover will appear.
I just finished the first draft of the Sorcerer’s Song, the first book in the Song of Sorcery Series. The story came out a little different than I intended, but this version sets up future books in the series better.
Now comes the rewrites. I’m still shooting for an end of October release.
I said tomorrow, and tomorrow it was. You can get your own kindle book of The Fractured Prince on Amazon. I even have an Amazon number: ASIN: B074SG9NLF.
Enjoy reading. I’m now working on the next series: The Song of Sorcery. There is a glimpse of the new book in the back of The Fractured Empire.
Close, closer. Closer and Closer. I’m waiting for the last pages from my editor. I’m targeting for tomorrow to get it submitted to Amazon. The actual availability might be a day later, but we are close, my friends, very close!
Here is the cover of the final book in The Disinherited Prince Series:
The cover badge is the medallion of the Winnowers, a secret society of magicians. The novel should be out in about two weeks.
I finished the first draft of The Fractured Empire on July 7th and have completed the first re-write. I do at least three before handing it off to my editors. I have a conference to attend this week, so my time will be limited. I am still aiming for the end of July to publish the last book in The Disinherited Prince Series, but realistically, the release might happen in early August.
The last book is rather large in scope and will be a little longer than the others. There is a lot of stuff that goes on and things to tie up. I didn’t wrap every character’s story up in a bow, but there is no cliffhanger at the ending and Shira behaves herself, mostly.
I like the ending, but then I would, wouldn’t I?
The sixth book in The Disinherited Prince Series has just been published on Amazon. The Misplaced Prince – ASIN: B072K93Q63. The paperback version will be available within a week.
The Fractured Empire draft is about 40% complete. That is the seventh and last book in the series.
Book Six is in editing. The draft and a couple of rewrites are finished and now all the technical stuff has to take place. I’m still shooting for an early June release. Update: Planning a release before June 15. The final book in the Disinherited Prince Series, The Fractured Empire is currently being drafted while waiting for Misplaced Prince edits.
The cover is made up of elements in the book. This time a hawk tile is given to Pol. He will head to grasslands at some time during the story, hence the wheat-filled background.
Preliminary Book Blurb:
Pol Cissert can’t remember his name or his origin when washed up on a strange continent. Demeron, his horse, must find a way to get Pol to a magician powerful enough to remove his curse. Without magic, it may take years to find the right person, so until then Pol has become the Misplaced Prince.
The Emperor’s Pet has just been submitted to Amazon and is now published. I put in a lot of extra time and changed my post-draft workflow to get it done, and my efforts worked. I probably saved two weeks in the process and have caught up, despite spending some quality time with Demeron last month. You will note my typical excerpt of the next book in the back of The Emperor’s Pet is a little shorter than usual. That’s so I could get this book out earlier.
The excerpt is for Book Six in the Disinherited Prince series and goes by the title The Misplaced Prince. I’m still pretty much in the planning mode, but I did know enough about where the book was headed to write part of the first chapter for the excerpt. Book Six is scheduled for the end of June.