Anoria of Valir won last year’s character contest. I intended on writing a novel based on her character later in the year, but as I got further into my Mechanisms of Magic trilogy (my draft was 1/3 of the way through the first book), I realized that it didn’t pop the way I wanted it to.
So I’m putting Mech of Magic on the shelf for a bit and am headlong in the midst of creating a series based on Anoria. The first book takes the Anoria story in The Purple Flames anthology and inserts it further back in the story. I’ve got more characters and more action. Right now, the series is intended to stretch to seven or eight books.
More to come as I continue to pursue Anoria’s story.
All three of my three anthology volumes have been published by CasiePress and will bubble onto the scene this month. The Purple Flames is short for Demise of the Purple Flames and is a steampunkish story of a young man who is transformed for the specific reason to eliminate the magic in the leader of the Order of the Purple Flames’ arch enemy. The cover art is of a Purple Flame member in his regalia. It’s a fun start to the rest of the stories which are a combination of Steampunk and Paranormal stories with a few touches of horror mixed in.
Of the eleven stories, here are a few snippets:
A detective works on a reservation in New Mexico, except the reservation is for ghouls, demons, ghosts, zombies, and the paranormal. A succubus whose mission in life is to destroy the last vampires that have infested the earth. The grisly story about Tommy Tonsil. In a post-apocalyptic world, two mutants find out about themselves when facing dire peril.
The other two anthologies are described in the Anthologies section on the Pages menu bar. These anthologies will begin life exclusively available on Amazon.