Book Updates 4-10-18

Lots of stuff in the pipeline right now!

Book VIII, “The Awakening,” is nearly complete; it’s now been through two rounds of edits.  I’m not satisfied with the ending and there’s still a few things I’d like to add, but I’m really pleased with where it’s at.  This one introduces a new cast that will join the Silver Blades for the next few books in the series.  However, it focuses solely on them until the end, detailing the gathering of the jade seals as mentioned at the end of Convergence.  The Awakening will be released on July 1st, and is already available for preorder for only 99¢ here.

I recently put out a short story about Kari called Dragon’s Honor that appears in the Beyond the Deepwoods anthology.  You can get it for 99¢ for a limited time here.  This short story takes place in Kari’s prior life, so it gives fans a unique glimpse into what she was like before her untimely death, and should be the first of many short tales about her exploits.

Book IX is underway!  I’ve written the prologue, and aside from the opening half-chapter getting readers caught up on what’s happened to date, this one will dive right into things.  At long last, the Temple of Archons will be opened, and readers will either be floored, or else you all might storm my front door and kill me for not liking the twist.  Maybe I should go on vacation when I release #9…

I’m looking at putting a short in another anthology, this one with a “grimdark” theme.  Got plenty of characters to choose from to look at things from the darker side of the world, so this won’t be about one of the Silver Blades.  You’ll get to see someone entirely new, more than likely, someone whose exploits may become a spinoff series if I find enough depth to it and reader response is positive.

Be sure to check out what I’m reading over on Goodreads.  I try to be polite and tend to go easy on fellow indie authors, but I don’t post fake reviews, and my reading tastes can be odd so you might find something new to check out.

I’m trying to get back into the swing of posting regular updates.  I’m working on the character profile for Turik Jalar, and after that, I’ll be posting little non-spoilerish snippets about the Silver Blades and their allies.  I may even post little stat blocks and such to show how they’d fit into an RPG like Pathfinder.

Until then!

— Shoeless


Book VII is now live!

Book VII, “Convergence,” is now available on Amazon, and only 99¢ for a limited time!

“With her brother-in-law imprisoned behind enemy lines, Kari must mount a daring rescue to rival her previous forays to Mehr’Durillia. The problem is, the battles she’s fought in recent weeks have left her in no condition to go anywhere…

Now she must lean on the tactical and fighting expertise of her former commander, Kris Jir’tana, to lead the Silver Blades in their covert mission. But she will not be idle, for there are many battles left to be fought at home. In the wake of the attack upon her home city, she must uncover a treachery decades old and buried deep to prevent DarkWind and Citaria from becoming battlegrounds.

Justice, vengeance, and retribution will collide in a convergence of fates that will change the destinies of three worlds forever…”

Book VI goes live October 1st!

Book VI, “Preludes to War” is available for pre-order and will go live on October 1st, 2017.  This volume is the most exciting yet, following Kari as she executes a daring foray behind enemy lines in Sorelizar.  Join in the adventure as the imminent war between Citaria and Mehr’Durillia draws ever closer…


New cover for Book 2!

My talented artist, Andreas Zafiratos, finished the new cover for White Serpent, Black Dragon.  It absolutely blows me away.  You’ve probably only seen the front cover on the ebook, if you’ve seen it at all.  Well, here’s the entire image in all its glory:

Frankly, I think Turillia is too pretty to be a bad guy. 😉

Next up: a new cover for Book 3, then work begins on the cover for Book 6.

Book VI is complete!

I just finished the rough draft of Book VI, “Preludes to War.”  It weighs in at about 138k words before editing (which may make it longer, not shorter).  Already got the basic plot of Book VII in mind, and this one flows right into the next.

Look for Book V, “The Huntresses’ Game” around May 1st, with “Preludes to War” releasing probably late summer.

See you in Citaria!

Project Updates 2-16-17

Got a lot on my plate these days.  Book V has come back from all but one beta reader and had overwhelmingly positive reviews.  There are a couple of small edits I have to go back and make, but it’s otherwise just about ready to go.  The cover is underway, and I hope to have it in the next couple of weeks.  Sneak peek to come!

I recently finished a short Urban Fantasy novella about one of the characters that makes an appearance in the Eve of Redemption series.  That’s due to come out as part of an anthology, so I’ll have more details on that in a couple of weeks or so.

Last but not least, I got an idea for a SciFi novel(la) as well, and hope to find the time to put that together.  Between that and a Horror novella I have the stories worked out for, I have more work than time at this point.  Because none of this is to even mention the work I’ve been doing on Book VI, which currently stands at 75k words, and a bit over halfway complete.

Want to get in on the ARC team?  Drop me a line.

Oh, one last thing – enter to win a free paperback copy of Salvation’s Dawn with its new cover here:


Legacy of the Devil Queen


An unknown enemy sacking towns.  A murderous demon prince on the loose.  Underworld spies within the very Demonhunter Order.  Demon kings bent on manipulating the world of Citaria to their will.  And all that’s to say nothing of the trials of motherhood…

Things are getting chaotic for Karian Vanador.  With a slew of issues before her, not the least of which is pregnancy, she must act for the first time as a general, directing the efforts of her friends and family from a distance.  But with new enemies come new allies, and as confrontation with the underworld’s Overking looms ever closer, the armies of good and evil continue to build…

Legacy of the Devil Queen is the fourth installment in the epic fantasy Eve of Redemption series, and introduces new characters and points of view for the first time!  Only 99¢ on preorder or release day.

Book VI for NaNoWriMo

I was working on a spinoff series based on the half-dragon character mentioned in Salvation’s Dawn, but Book VI of the Eve of Redemption series decided it doesn’t want to wait to get written.  This works out well, since November is NaNoWriMo, so I’m going to shoot to get as much of it done by the end of November as possible.  So far, so good: 16,300 words done over the first four days.  Not sure my schedule will let me keep writing at this pace, but I’ll try.

Legacy of the Devil Queen up for preorder

Book IV, Legacy of the Devil Queen, is now available for pre-order on Amazon here:

If you haven’t started the series yet, you can get a free copy of Salvation’s Dawn by signing up for my mailing list here:

Now back to working on Book V, “The Huntresses’ Game.”  The bulk of it is finished in first draft form, but I have some additional subplots I want to add.  Cover is already in the works as well.