Kick off the New Year with a new short story by yours truly!

Cover of "Not Malicious. Just Unlucky"

Not Malicious. Just Unlucky

A fantasy short story

That’s right. I have FINALLY succeeded in indie publishing all four of the short stories originally published in Fantastic Depths. You can now find all four of them on ebook retailers everywhere.

Here’s the sales blurb for Not Malicious. Just Unlucky for those who don’t know what it’s about:

“For four years, Alica Onok has been trying to get rid of a mysterious enchanted staff that has caused her nothing but trouble since her grandmother gave it to her on her twentieth birthday. Yet it seems like no matter what Alica does, the staff always returns to her, whole and in one piece, as if it had never left her side at all.

Then Alica finds out that an unlucky spirit lives within the staff, a spirit who has been bounded to the staff for years and wants his freedom now. Without knowing any magic herself, however, Alica is powerless to free the spirit, forcing her to come up with an alternative means of doing so. Because if she fails, she will remain cursed with unluckiness forever.

Also contains an excerpt from Timothy L. Cerepaka’s next novel, “The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse,” set for release in January 2015 from Annulus Publishing.”

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In my opinion, the biggest selling point is that it has an excerpt from my upcoming science-fantasy novel, The Last Legend: Glitch Apocalypse, which is set for release later this month. So if you want to get a sneak peek of my next novel, I suggest downloading Not Malicious. Just Unlucky from your favorite ebook retailer and reading it right away.

Regarding my new website: It’s still not ready to go live. However, I think it will be ready to go live after January 5th, which is three days away. I will post more about my new website once I have a firm launch date in mind.

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Looking Back: 2014

2014 is nearly over, with a mere three days left in the year before 2015 starts. I thought I’d take this time to look back on my year, with another post tomorrow talking about what I plan to do next year (which will be the special announcements post I mentioned a while ago).

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New short story, “The Most Beautiful Island in the World,” is out!

the most beautiful island in the world cover

That’s right. Just in time for Christmas, I have published the third of the four short stories from Fantastic Depths, called The Most Beautiful Island in the World, with a cover designed by jimmygibbs.

If you don’t know what this story’s about, here’s the blurb:

“After the destruction of his island’s once beautiful civilization and ecosystem, King Igici believes he may have finally discovered the solution to all of his people’s’ problems.

When his solution to these problems appears to fail, however, Igici begins to doubt his own ability to save his people. It does not help that his childhood friend, Gikil, expresses severe skepticism toward his plans to save his nation, thus eroding his already shaky confidence in himself.”

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Even if you are not much of a fantasy reader yourself, this short story would make a GREAT last minute Christmas present for any fantasy readers you know, whether friends or family members. At $2.99, it’s a steal!

Anyway, keep an eye out for the fourth and final short story from Fantastic Depths, titled Not Malicious. Just Unlucky, which will be available before the year’s out. Stay tuned.

New short story, “The Gift of Valgink,” now available! (Plus a special announcement!)

the gift of valgink ebook cover

As part of my mission to publish all four of my short stories from the Ambage anthology Fantastic Depths, before year’s end, I have published the second short story I contributed to that collection, a rather quick read (mere 11 pages in PDF) titled The Gift of Valgink.

Here is the sales blurb for those who don’t know what it’s about:

“Backed up against a cliff, with nowhere to run to, Desdar Bandas—a human slave who is only one year away from freedom—must figure out how to save his life and the life of his elvish mistress, Kencha, from a pack of violent, bloodthirsty smoke wolves.

Yet when it turns out that Kencha has stolen from the pack a sacred object of immense value to the smoke wolves, Desdar is forced to choose between his freedom and Kencha’s survival.”

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Regarding the special announcement mentioned in this blog’s title, sometime after Christmas but before New Year’s I will write up a post detailing all of my writing and publishing plans for next year. I have a lot of awesome plans, but I don’t want to announce them just yet, as I want to keep the focus on this year’s last few releases before I bring attention to next year’s plans.

Anyway, keep an eye on this blog for the announcements of the releases of the next two Ambage short stories, The Most Beautiful Island in the World and Not Malicious. Just Unlucky, as well as the release of the Prince Malock World Omnibus, all of which I will get up before year’s end.

If you would like to be the first to know about the release of the last two short stories and the Omnibus, you can subscribe to my newsletter HERE.

Trade paperback edition of “The Coronation of Prince Malock” now available from Amazon and CreateSpace!

Hi, everyone! Just wanted to let y’all know that my newest novel, The Coronation of Prince Malock, is available in trade paperback edition from Amazon and CreateSpace for $19.99.

So if you’ve been waiting to get the trade paperback edition, now’s the time to do it. Could make a GREAT Christmas present for the fantasy lover in your family or among your friends (just make sure to pick up the first three books as well, which are also available in trade paperback from Amazon and CreateSpace, if your friend or family member hasn’t read them yet).

New short story, “The Creator’s Dilemma,” now available for $2.99 in ebook form!

Hi, everyone!

With the recent publication of The Coronation of Prince Malock (which you can read about here) and the Prince Malock World novella series not set for release until January or February of next year, you might think I have nothing to publish in December.

Not true! In fact, I have a few things set for release this month, starting off with one of my short stories from the Fantastic Depths anthology, titled The Creator’s Dilemma.

Here’s the awesome cover:

the creators dilemma ebook cover

Pretty awesome cover, eh? It was designed by jimmygibbs. I picked out the cover art, but it was jimmy who made it awesome, so all credit goes to him.

Here’s the sales blurb:

“The being called Listener must help his master, the enigmatic deity known as the Creator, decide the fate of a woman’s life. When the Creator confesses his love for the woman, however, Listener realizes the situation is far more complicated than it first seemed.”

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Over the next three weeks, I plan to get the other three Fantastic Depths short stories–The Most Beautiful Island in the World, Not Malicious. Just Unlucky, and The Gift of Valgink–up on all ebook retailers as well. Stay tuned for that.

So if you’d like to be the first to know about the release of these short stories, you can subscribe to my newsletter here.

New cover and blurb for “The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock”

Hi, everyone!

As some of you may know, back in June, I released my first novel, called The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock in ebook form on all major ebook retailers. A couple of months later, I released a trade paperback edition from CreateSpace (links to both editions under the Prince Malock World tab above).

Thing is, I made the book’s cover on my own, mostly as a way to get a handle on cover design and to see if I could make a good cover. The old cover, which you can see here:

The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock

did not come out all that well.

So I hired a cover designer to do the covers for the rest of the Prince Malock World series (you can see his work by clicking on the Prince Malock World tab above).

But this old cover for Book One was still here and I didn’t like how it looked so different from the other books in the series, so I asked my cover designer to do a redesign. Here’s what he came up with:

the mad voyage of prince malock ebook cover

Very interesting and eyecatching, yes?

Not only that, but I felt that the blurb for The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock was weak, too, so I changed that as well. Here’s the new blurb:

“A mad voyage. A deadly sea. A prince who is determined to conquer both.

No mortal has ever sailed to the end of the world and returned to tell the tale. Legend says that the southern seas are full of dangerous sea creatures, lethal storms, and monstrous entities that even the gods cannot imagine. Only a great fool or a brave hero would dare to venture into these deadly waters, much less in response to the summons of a deity he has never even met.

Prince Tojas Malock is determined to cross the southern seas, even at the cost of his own life. To answer the summons of a goddess he does not worship, Malock recruits the finest crew money can buy: an intelligent but haughty mage, a young woman with a mysterious past, a fisherman with a secret, and an aquarian woman who knows far more than she lets on. With his ragtag crew of sailors, Malock sails to the world’s end, prepared to overcome whatever the southern seas may throw at him.

But with mortal-eating gods, murderous aquarian pirates, and a betrayal within the ship’s crew itself, Prince Malock’s mad voyage may be destined for nothing more than a tragic end.”

Personally I think this blurb is better than the old one. A lot more interesting and exciting, in my opinion, which is always a good thing when writing a sales blurb for your novel.

However, I have not yet uploaded the new cover onto all of the sites, nor have I uploaded the new blurb. Rest assured that I will get all of that done over the next day or so, including getting the new cover on the trade paperback version.

And yes, the trade paperback version of The Coronation of Prince Malock, the fourth and final book in the series, is on its way. I simply haven’t received the proof from CreateSpace yet, but as soon as I get it and read through it to fix typos, formatting errors, and the like, I will definitely announce I purchase here on this blog.

“The Coronation of Prince Malock” is now available on all ebook retailers for $7.99!

the coronation of prince malock ebook

Hi, everyone!

The fourth and final book in the main Prince Malock World series of novels is now available on all major ebook retailers for $7.99!

Here’s the sales blurb for those who don’t know what it’s about:

“With the unexpected death of his father the king, Prince Tojas Malock of Carnag is forced to don the mantle of King of Carnag amid persistent rumors of the corruption
of his friend, Skimif, who recently took on the role of God of Martir. Even as Malock fights to keep Carnag from joining the ever-growing coalition of Northern nations that are against Skimif’s rule, the ever-growing mountain of evidence against Skimif’s innocence causes doubt to gnaw at the back of his mind.

Ever since moving to the frigid far north, hundreds of miles away from the rest of civilization, with her adoptive father Quro, Jenur Takren believes that she can finally live the life of peace and normalcy that she’s always desired. Yet when an old enemy appears, seeking to kill her and her father for their past sins, Jenur is forced one again to use her skills of assassination to defend not only her own life, but that of her father’s as well.

In the final book in the main Prince Malock World series, Prince Malock and Jenur Takren struggle with their whole world turning upside down as their true enemy sets into motion a plan that could radically change Martir forever. Yet they may not be strong enough to do what they need to survive.”

Buy it now from:

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Please remember to leave a review on whichever site you buy it from. Every review helps.

Also, a trade paperback version will be available for purchase from CreateSpace very soon.

Trade paperback edition of “The New Era of Prince Malock” is now available for $16.99!

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to announce that the trade paperback edition of my newest novel, The New Era of Prince Malock, is now available for sale from CreateSpace and Amazon for $16.99.

If you don’t like buying from CreateSpace or Amazon, don’t worry. Just go to your local bookstore and ask them to order you a copy. They should be able to do it.

Also, if you buy the trade paperback edition new from Amazon, you can get the Kindle ebook version with it absolutely FREE! Since the ebook version is $6.99, I think this is a pretty good deal if you want to get both versions but don’t want to spend $24 for both of them.