While You’re Waiting….

Good news! We’ve got an official release date now for The Dragonprince’s Heir (The Dragonprince Trilogy, #3). From my publisher, Consortium Books:

We plan to release The Dragonprince’s Heir on Tuesday, June 26th, along with the debut epic fantasy Schism by Courtney Cantrell.

That’s just two weeks away! Some of you have already applied for Advance Reading Copies of the book, but the rest won’t have long to wait.

In the meantime, here are a few things you could do to help support my writing and your own entertainment:

Contribute to the Kickstarter campaign

There’s only a few days left on the KickStarter campaign, but it’s an opportunity for you to support a good cause and pre-order your personalized e-book or signed first-edition paperback.

Check it out, and spread the word!

Review My Books

If you’ve enjoyed any of my books, please leave a review. It makes more of a difference than you might imagine. One of the biggest things you can do to support me as a writer (right after “Buying my books” and “Recommending them to your friends”) is leaving a review at Amazon.com.

Find more stories to love

Some of you have mentioned how desperate you are for new reading material. Maybe that’s just a cynical bid for extra consideration when it comes to getting an Advance Reading Copy of The Dragonprince’s Heir, but I’m going to take those comments at face value and offer you the recommendations I can:

More Stories from the World of the FirstKing

I have two other short stories related (if obliquely) to the cataclysmic dragonswarms that underpin the Dragonprince Trilogy.

I also have another short story from the same universe, focusing on a different era altogether (and a whole new magic system). Grab a copy of the first issue of our anthology, A Consortium of Worlds, and look for “The Bloodshield Betrayal.”

Superhero Fantasy from the World of Auric

If you’ve already read all the dragonswarm stuff, I’ve got another whole universe of fantasy to offer. The World of Auric features a brand new genre, “superhero fantasy,” where larger-than-life adventurers battle sinister supervillains in a setting that is pure, epic fantasy.

If those two short stories seem like a cruel tease, you’ll be glad to know I’ve got a feature-length novel under development (Oberon’s Dreams), and we’ve specced out at least three epic trilogies featuring these heroes.

Ghost Targets

And if you’re willing to venture outside the realms of epic fantasy, I’ve got a whole trove of other stories to share with you. The Ghost Targets series features a near future dominated by total universal surveillance…and the FBI team dedicated to tracking down those people rich or powerful enough to escape the attention of the database archive.

That series will eventually run to 25 books, but those four should be enough to keep you busy until The Dragonprince’s Heir comes out. I’m awfully proud of them.

Other Consortium Authors

If you’ve already read everything I have to offer, you can still discover other up-and-coming stars by checking out any of the other writers published through Consortium Books.

The easiest (and cheapest) way to do that is to pick up an issue of our short story anthology, where you’ll find stories from a half a dozen different writers for just $2.99.

4 Replies to “While You’re Waiting….”

  1. Hi, I donated to the Dragon Prince’s Heir kick starter campaign and applied for the ARC personal dedication reward and I was just wondering when I would receive it.

    1. I would have answered you sooner, but I was caught up in the rush to get the ARC sent out and I mistook that mailing (which I believe you received) for a complete answer to the question.

      But I see now that you’d expected the ARC to be the personalized copy. I apologize for the confusion. The Kickstarter rewards were for personalized copies of the published book, whereas the ARC was mass-produced. I could have spent another week just personalizing ARCs, and they wouldn’t have been Advance at all.

    1. If it isn’t funded (and that doesn’t look likely at all, at this late hour), no money changes hands and no rewards are sent. That’s Kickstarter policy.

      The book will still be published (of course), but it will not (yet) become public domain. We will still be able to post occasional updates on the campaign page, which will send notifications to the backers. So if we try this again with another book, or if we try something else ambitious with this book, those who had expressed interest in the project might find out about it.

      I certainly have seen an interest in preordering the books and a willingness to pay a little extra for signed copies. Using Kickstarter just to fulfill that need is a little cumbersome, so we’re looking into ways to offer those things through the Consortium Books website and through our author blogs. As soon as that’s available, you can be sure I’ll advertise it shamelessly.

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