My Books

The Riddled Stone, Book Three

If you’ve been waiting for it, you need wait no more. And if you haven’t been waiting for it then… Well, it’s here’s now, anyway. Drum roll please:

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How Can a Knight Fight Magic?

Trained by the greatest knight in North Raec, Sir Arnold Fredrico dreamed of valiant deeds. Save the damsel. Serve the king.

Dreams change. Now the land teeters at the brink of war. As a fugitive with a price on his head, Arnold struggles to protect his friends.

But his enemy wields more power than the young knight can imagine.

So that happened

When I started writing this book, I didn’t have a clue of what to do with Arnold’s backstory, much less how to fill in the plot, but I ended up loving the first chapter, and many of the other scenes are also favorites.

I hope you check the book out and enjoy it as much as I did. In fact, from now through this weekend, you can get the kindle version for 25% off.

Click Here for a Free Online Preview.
238 pages, ebook list price: $3.99, paperback: $14.99.

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In other news

I’ll be posting a chapter a week of Banished: The Riddled Stone, Book One to my blog, starting next week. soon, very soon! So if you or a friend haven’t read it yet, and don’t mind blog post format or waiting for chapters, it will be available for free here.

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Shiny New Covers! And an Ebook Sale

In preparation for Betrayed: The Riddled Stone, Book Three (coming in August!), we’ve been doing some house cleaning. We just loaded up the new versions of Banished and Hunted to all the ebook sites, and CreateSpace for print books, too. New covers, plus one more round of whack-a-typo. It always takes a few days for the web pages to update, but they’re on the way!

The stories haven’t changed, and the typos we found were very minor. But if you already bought the books and want the latest versions, just wait until the new cover shows at your ebook vendor, then contact their Customer Service department to find out their rules for updating to the new release. For instance, it used to be automatic at Amazon.com, but now you have to send in a request through their “Contact Us” form.

Here are the old and new cover versions. What do you think?

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July Ebook Sale at Smashwords

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If you read ebooks, check out this great sale at Smashwords. Through the end of July, Banished is free and Hunted is 25% off!

Just remember to enter the discount code (SFREE for Banished, and SSW25 for Hunted) at checkout.

Click the book cover image to read more about that book. The discount codes are also listed on each book’s description page.

New Book and Paperback Sale

So you know that book I wrote three years ago? Well, about two months ago, I published the sequel, and, like the first-class procrastinator I am, put off telling you guys about it until I forgot. So… uhm… SHINY:

Hunted

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As a child, Terrin of Xell was almost devoured by a spirit from the Dark Forest. She knows better than to trust magic. But when her friend Chris was accused of a magical crime he didn’t commit, she couldn’t let him face banishment alone. So she and her friends get caught up in a quest to recover an ancient relic, with only magic to guide them. And everything is going wrong.

First, Chris went missing, his trail washed away by spring rains. Now Arnold’s injured, and the countryside buzzes with rumors of war. In the forest, the wraiths—tiger-like, reptilian creatures—grow dangerously aggressive. Then Terrin starts seeing visions of a madwoman in the shadows.

Are Terrin and her friends being hunted? Or has the magic decided to turn against them?

It’s even got a review:

Now I’m not saying it was worth the three-year wait, but, in my own opinion, Hunted improved on Banished in almost every way. And here’s a  review to back that theory up:

“… a captivating fantasy story with a well-thought-out plot … people who like medieval-style fantasies with wraiths, spirits, and even an attacking swamp tree will enjoy the story. I certainly did, and the excitement, adventure, and suspense will easily keep the reader’s attention …”

—Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Review

Reviews help encourage readers to take a chance on a new, unknown author like me, so getting one makes me pretty happy. And it’s great to hear that at least someone enjoyed it.

4stars 2016-01-08
238 pages, ebook: $2.99, paperback: $12.99.

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Read How the Story Begins

Banished

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Who Stole the Magic Shard? Crown Prince Tyler raised his hands. The crowd fell silent at once. “I have made my decision,” the prince announced. “From this moment forward:

“Christopher Fredrico is banished from the kingdom of North Raec. If he is found within our territory, his life will be forfeit.”

All Chris wanted was to be a peaceful scholar who could spend a lot of time with his friends. Now, falsely accused of stealing a magical artifact, he is forced to leave the only home he knows. But as he and his friends travel towards the coast, they find a riddle that may save a kingdom—or cost them their lives.

3,8stars 2016-01-08
156 pages, ebook: $2.99, paperback: $9.99.

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Banished Weekend Sale

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Looking for a Christmas gift for others, or yourself? My book is on sale.

The Kindle version of my fantasy adventure Banished will be FREE on Amazon.com this weekend only, December 11-15. I don’t know whether the other Amazons (UK, CA, AU, IN, etc.) will also run the sale, but I hope so.

And the paperback edition is also on sale at a 10% discount, but you’d better hurry since how long that sale lasts is in Amazon’s hands. And remember, if you buy the paperback at any time, you get the ebook for free, since Banished will stay in the Kindle Matchbook program (gift for another person AND for yourself?).

Need more incentive? The book’s been updated with a shiny new cover and a preview of the second book in The Riddled Stone series. Book Two is coming Spring 2015, and if you want a head’s-up when that arrives, join our updates email list.