So yesterday I sent off the rough draft of my new fantasy novel to Reader Force Alpha. Whenever I finish a project it is time to play the Song of Triumph.
I’m really proud of this one. It is my first attempt at traditional fantasy. All of my other fantasy novels are technically “urban fantasy” because they take place in our existing world, only tweaked. This is a different world, so I got to make up an entire society. I hope you guys like brutal caste systems. 🙂
I believe the release date is in fall 2015. I’ll be sharing more details and some snippits later on.
I’ve got a short story in the Shattered Shields anthology (coming in November) which is the first glimpse of this book. That story is called The Keeper of Names. If you look down on the right side bar I’ve got a link where you can snag that.
Up next I’m working on a sequel to Into the Storm. Which if you’re one of my regular readers and you’ve not read that one yet, you are missing out. The Malcontents are knights with mad science lightning swords. Enough said. I have a lot of fun with these and they write fast.
Before I work on that though, I’ve got to alpha read Mike Kupari’s space opera, Ghosts of Zanzibar. This is Mike’s first solo project and I’m really excited for him (He’ll have to find his own song of triumph). Once that is all finalized and out the door, we will be working on the last book of the D6 trilogy.
I’ve got stories in Jonathan Maberry’s vampire anthology, V-Wars 2 and 3. Volume 2 is coming out at the end of October. I wrote a Green Beret turned vampire. And he’s not a good guy. These are cool. There are a bunch of other really good authors in there too, so you’ll need to check those out. I’ll post a link when it releases.
Speaking of Jonathan Maberry (great author, if you’ve not read him, check him out), we are teaming up for a short story in the Urban Allies anthology. That’s one where different urban fantasy authors (and a bunch of big names in the genre are in it) take a popular character from one of their worlds and have them “team up” with a different author’s character for a story. So Joe Ledger is teaming up with Agent Franks. This is the kind of geeky thing that makes it really fun to be a writer.