New book: A Hero’s Calling

A Hero's Calling cover

I have released a new book. Download a sample and check it out!

In ancient times, the dark god Kronos crafted weapons of war in his fiery lair. His worship has long been eradicated, his followers driven into hiding… and yet he remains…
Creatures of shadow are crawling through the land of Eloesus… they seek one man above all else: Theron, upstanding citizen, master swordsman, and veteran of many wars. As he flees, doom is falling over the land: clouds of fire hover over the ancient city of Thenai and infernal names not spoken in thousands of years thunder from the mountaintops.
A hero is needed. A wind of destiny is blowing, yet Theron is one false step from death.

New novel released: Tide of War

tide of war coverI am happy to announce my new novel, “Tide of War” is available on Amazon. I had some technical issues with the pre-order system that I didn’t understand. I had this book finished long before I set it up; however, Internet gremlins conspired against me.

With this novel I blended elements of adventure, fantasy and chthonic horror. The cover was perfect for this novel, as the symbol of Zarubain where the novel is set is a lion on a blue field. The novel will only be $2.99 until it’s released on August 7, when the price will be raised to $5.99. I hope you take a look, and, hopefully, order. It’s currently available at…

AmazonKobo, Nook, Apple

New release: The Will of Imperium

the will of imperiumIn a long-planned, perfectly executed coup, the Academies of Eloesus overthrow the Imperial government and transport a foreign army to the Empire’s shores, intending to remake the nation according to their utopian vision. As cities fall and the nation slips toward certain annihilation, the lone voice of Imperium calls out for a renewed rise of an empire, and a deluge of traitors’ blood.

The fifth and final book of the Imperial Chronicles series, which began in Unconquered Son.

Buy for $5.99 now at Amazon, Nook, and Smashwords.

Begin with Unconquered Son, now free.

• Featured locations: The Empire, Gad, Anthania, Eloesus
• Featured PeopleThe Appia family

New release: Sons of Empire, book four of the Imperial Chronicles

Sons of EmpireSetting: The Empire and the Southern World Timeline: Around 1100 Y.E.

The Empire speeds toward a new century, anticipating new heights of prosperity and power but finding its triumphant march forced to a stumble. An official visit from the northman king, Gylles vis Bretagne, is laced with ulterior motives and may lead to a disastrous war. While the supernatural forces of shadow grow beyond the border, elements within the governmental elite tighten the noose. As the crisis deepens, six souls find themselves at the center of it all — six disparate lives, inexplicably yet intricately connected. Six SONS OF EMPIRE.

$5.99 at AmazonNookand Smashwords.

The fourth novel of the Imperial Chronicles. The first novel in the series is now free.

• Featured locations: The EmpireKhazideaEloesusZarubain
• Featured people: Augurs

Now presenting… print books

Now, three novels – Fell Winter, High Queen, and Dragon’s Son – are available in print, complete with maps. They have distinctive golden spines that I’m very proud of. You can order them at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

You can also order signed copies, as seen on the fancy new tab.

I am currently working with a wonderful illustrator to create some black and white sketches for the Vampire Origins novellas.

Shadow and Flame, now available

Shadow and FlameThe third installment in the Imperial Chronicles has just been released. You can find it now on Amazon and Kobo. Other ereading sites will have it soon. Until then, head to Smashwords.

The Empire has reached its zenith of power and prosperity, but things are rarely as they seem.

As shadow spreads across the world, the Revered Order of Hunters scours the provinces for demon shrines and their fiendish worshipers, all while an eerie silence south of the Imperial border hints of a gathering storm. The emperor Severus struggles to maintain the recent peace and harmony, though he knows the growing dark touches all strata of society, from the highest official to the lowliest street actor, and no one is worthy of trust.
Far away, unbeknownst to the southron King of Kings and the Imperial government, the brother-sister heirs to the Red Throne of Haroon lay in hiding. But as a dark faith spreads by the sword across the Southern World, plunging ancient nations into chaos, not even well-born monarchs will escape these trials of SHADOW AND FLAME.

The third novel of the Imperial Chronicles.

To start at the beginning, read Unconquered Son and the sequel, Red Empire.

A little bit about writing this book:

Like most books I am happy with, I sat down and wrote this straight through. I took a lot of inspiration from both current events and from the ancient Greco-Roman world, as well as the parallels between the two. None of my readers so far have picked up on these, but I’m hopeful that one day people will. I have two more novels in this series planned (it will have five installments) with one due for November/early December and another set for January or mid-February.

Thanks to all my blog readers and those who have gone on to read my books. Just so you know, you can read a free book here.

Red Empire available now

I am excited to release RED EMPIRE, the sequel to Unconquered Son (though you can read it out of order). I had such fun writing it, though I miss the characters dearly. I hope you will enjoy my latest epic fantasy novel.

Without further ado…

Red empireThe second book in the Imperial Chronicles, a series of related stand-alone novels.

Setting: The Empire
Time Period: circa 1049-1051 YE

“Trust no one. To survive to my age, you must judge men’s character well. Fear your enemies, yes. But fear your friends even more.”

With the death of Claudio-Valens Adamantus, many fear the golden age will come to an end. In the Imperial Palace, his wife Anthea struggles to survive conspiracies and assassinations. Her only ally is Melorra, priestess of the mother goddess, whose commitment to nonviolence may prove her undoing.

Though barbarians attack from beyond the northern wall and power-hungry councilors do their best to achieve the White Throne, the greatest threat may come from far away. Scarlet-cloaked refugees and their queen Lidda arrive on ships and defame the gods, proclaiming the Devil has been reborn on the Red Mountain.

The Empire’s only hope may lie in the cryptic words of Anthea’s dreams: “The blood of the god, and the body of adamant.”

The second novel of the Imperial Chronicles can be read as a stand-alone or as a continuation.

Buy for $5.99 on AmazonKoboNook, or Smashwords.