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Monday, October 20, 2014

Free Ebooks of Journey of the Hunted for Reviews

Genre: Historical Fantasy - The folklore beliefs of the 16th century Renaissance come wildly to life in the werewolf hero Thal. Created by the infamous sorcerer Sarputeen, Thal now battles the dark servants of Tekax, wizard to the Turks and nemesis of Sarputeen. While escaping the Holy Roman Empire, Thal discovers more about his werewolf powers as he struggles to reach a refuge shrouded in mystery.
 
With the November 8 release of Journey of the Hunted: Werewolves in the Renaissance 2 approaching, I'd like to connect with people willing to review the novel. Having some reviews in place for my new novel when it is a new release will help me market the novel.

What do you get for helping me?

A free ebook copy of Journey of the Hunted and hopefully a good time reading it.

What do you have to do?

Please fill out the short form at the bottom and I will send you the ebook in your desired format within one or two days. Then read the novel and write a review for it. This can be as small as one paragraph. You can write as much as you wish though. Ideally you would have the review done during the first week of the book's release (November 8 to 15).

Do you need to read the first book in the Werewolves in the Renaissance series to do this?

No. I was very careful when writing Journey of the Hunted to make it enjoyable and clear even if a person had not read Werelord Thal. Although the story picks up where Werelord Thal left off, I wove in the back story of the characters as needed so you can understand things going forward. I intended it to be enjoyable as its own adventure. However, if you're curious about Werelord Thal, it is currently a free ebook to promote the series and you can get it at iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, or my website Brave Luck Books. If you need the Kindle version, you can get it free at Smashwords or Brave Luck Books. (Amazon is not currently price matching, but it is only 99 cents there.)

Where can you put your review?

This is your choice. You can put it at the retailer of your choice like Amazon, Nook, Smashwords, or iBooks. Or you can put it on your blog, Goodreads, or Library Thing. If you don't have accounts at any of these places, you can simply send me your review and I will put it on pages at my website and at this blog.

I will follow up with you on release day and provide links to the pages where Journey of the Hunted is for sale so you can add your reviews.

The novel is already a preorder for $0.99 at:

iBooks
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Nook US
Kobo

You won't be able to add a review until the novel goes live on November 8.

You can see Journey of the Hunted at Goodreads right now and add a review at any time. 

More about the novel:

Facing uncertain destinies, Thal and Altea must escape Bohemia. The Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand himself has signed the warrant for Thal’s capture on charges of shape shifting and the killing of Jesuits.

A hefty reward attracts countless bounty hunters into the heart of this 16th century Christian empire. Thal emerges from hiding with his young wife Altea who is barely recovered from torture at the hands of witch hunters. With his werewolf powers, he battles the bounty hunters and begins a daring journey across the Holy Roman Empire.

But more than men stalk him. Servants of Tekax, sorcerer to the Turks, have been unleashed upon his trail.

The werewolf Rotfeng covets the enchanted fur that lets Thal change form at will, regardless of the phase of the moon.

Worse yet comes Janfelter, an undying fext created in the dark fortress of Tekax.

These heartless killers are tasked with stopping Thal from reaching his father Sarputeen, the arch nemesis of Tekax. Thal’s only refuge awaits him in what is left of the Kingdom of Hungary after a Turkish conquest. In the remote castle Vlkbohveza the ancient sorcerer Sarputeen lives untouched despite widespread persecution of magic users and pagans.

Although Thal longs to be with his own kind, he worries about the reunion with his father. It was Sarputeen’s magic that made Thal a werelord, a master of wolves. But what shall the sorcerer require of his creation now that Tekax aims to settle an old score?

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Production Notes from Journey of the Hunted: Werewolves in the Renaissance 2


The release of my tenth novel is approaching. I'm preparing the final formatted ebook versions of Journey of the Hunted: Werewolves in the Renaissance 2 right now. Every time I produce a novel I select a short quote from the story to place in the front matter. The quote is meant to tantalize, intrigue, and set the mood. Last night I chose the quote that will go in the front matter of Journey of the Hunted and am sharing it here:

“What the people love has little to do with what comes to pass,” Mileko argued. “Don’t fancy yourself some folk hero. You’re the monster in the night and they will always fear you.”


Over the next weeks, I'll be sharing more about the novel . Journey of the Hunted will release as an ebook on November 8. The paperback will be available at about the same time too.

Preordering of the ebook is currently available at the following retailers for only $0.99. 

iBooks
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Nook US
Kobo

Do you need to read the first part of the series Werelord Thal to enjoy Journey of the Hunted?

Not necessarily. With the Werewolves in the Renaissance series I am designing each book as a stand alone novel. Of course they will all string together into one complete saga, but each title will tell a story and be understandable and enjoyable on its own.

The back story for the characters in Journey of the Hunted comes from events in the first novel, but they are presented so that you will know what's going on. You may become curious about what happened in Werelord Thal, but reading it is not essential to understanding and enjoying what is going on in Journey of the Hunted.

For those who would like to read Book 1 first, Werelord Thal is currently a free ebook!

Please visit the Werelord Thal page at my website to get a free download or link to the retailers that offer it for free.



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Portrait Artist of Famous Movie Villains Seeking Commissions



I met a talented artist recently on Twitter. Mari Trini of Spain is a tremendous portrait artist. Watch her video so you can appreciate the thought and care she puts into each work of art.The video is in Spanish, but it has English subtitles.

The collection she is discussing with the interviewer is based upon 14 villains in movies. I agree with her when she says that her portrait of Salma Hayek in her role as real life villain Martha Beck is one of her most powerful pieces. Working with her lover, Martha Beck became notorious for luring her victims to their deaths with personal ads. They were called the Lonely Hearts Killers.

Mari Trini is actively seeking fine art commissions. Those in need of realistic portraits with emotional depth should contact her to discuss their projects. Contact her by email at her blog.

From Mari Trini's blog I'm sharing a portrait of David Dastmalchian. 






Here is a nice Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson digital painting. 







Mari Trini is deeply inspired by many classic films. 

Here is a painting of James Stewart as Colorado Jim. 






Mari Trini is a true artist. I can see that art is part of her soul and lifestyle. It's always good to see someone honoring their talents.


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Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I

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