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His Cure For Magic, and Other News


His Cure For Magicis now available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1gZI7dO

Coming soon to: Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play

If you've read the first book in the Tears of Blood series, you won't want to miss this one. Beta readers have already dubbed it 'better than the first'.

If you haven't, you can get it on any of the major ebook stores RIGHT NOW! Just head to the store of your choice and search on 'His Dark Empire' :D

Divine Series Update

Since I first published Balance in January of last year, it has been exclusive to Amazon. That is about to change, and all of the Divine novels will be available across all of the major e-book retailers by the beginning of June. If you have any friends who might like the Divine series, but are on a different platform, don't be shy about talking up how awesome the books are (I'm assuming you think they're awesome, since you signed up for the mailing list) :D

The other major news is that the Divine series is coming to audio!

I've entered into agreements to have all four of the existing Divine novels narrated and produced through Audible, with Balance arriving both there, on Amazon, and on iTunes within the next few weeks. I think Audible provides a few free promo codes, so please e-mail me if you're interested in getting a free copy. Depending on response I'll pick a few names at random. The narrator, Jeff Hays, is doing a fantastic job with the material, and it's a fun next step in the evolution of the story.

Divine #5

Speaking of evolution, that's going to be the title of the next installment of the Divine series. So far, you've seen Landon fight a lot of demons and the Beast, but in Evolution he'll be forced to start looking at life from the other side of the fence, as the balance begins falling towards good. You'll see a few old characters making appearances, as well as some new ones joining the fight. As for release date - I'm thinking sometime around the Holidays. I know it's a ways off, but I have another cool project in the works that I hope you'll enjoy.

Bound - First Draft Finished!


It feels like it took me a really long time to write Bound. Maybe not a long time by the standards of other authors, but I generally go into a novel with a decent idea of what I want to write, and a laser focus on getting the ideas from my brain to the page. Bound is my fifth novel, the fourth in the Divine Series. It was also the hardest to write (pushing Balance to #2). Why was it so hard?

For one, it wraps up most of the threads that have been guiding the series to this point (note, I said this point. This isn't the last Divine book, just the last featuring the Beast). Ending an arc in a way that is satisfying to both yourself and (hopefully) the readers can be hard. I hope I've done a good job of it.

At slightly over 100,000 words, it's also the longest of the Divine books (Balance is 98k, Betrayal and Broken are closer to 90k). I never planned it that way, but the story wasn't finished, and so I kept going.

Finally, if you've read this post from October, you know that I struggled a bit with how I wanted this story to be told. Even after I had straightened out my direction, I still ended up cutting/rewriting over 10,000 words (on the first draft... so more cuts are sure to come).

All of that aside, I'm really proud of Bound, maybe even more so because I did shed some blood, sweat, and tears over it (okay, just some sweat). I think its a fitting end to the Beast arc, and I really hope you'll agree.

As for release date - I'm shooting for February 8, but it may come on the 15th. As always, I'll send an e-mail out to everyone on the mailing list once it's live on Amazon.

I hope you'll check it out!

Broken Countdown... T-Minus One Week...

Broken is finished, and ready to go. I intend to hit the 'Publish' button on Friday night, so those of you who like to check early and often might catch it up there before I do :). I'll release the results of the poll from Betrayal about two weeks after that. I haven't released them yet because I didn't want to give away any of the plot before anybody got to read the book. That being said, I DID make use of the feedback I received, so thank you to everyone who participated.

While I'm talking about Broken, I should mention Book 4. I've already written 20,000 words, and I've been keeping a pretty strong pace. The goal is to get it out in January, but if I keep up my current torrent, it will probably come sooner than that.

What's after Book 4, you might ask?

Book 5, of course ;)

I'm also considering a spin-off novel that will follow one of the other characters through an adventure or two. The more doors that I open, the more doors that appear.