Week 35 of 2022
I haven’t mentioned this enough, but Kayla Krantz’s 2nd in her The Witch’s Ambition series comes out on the 6th of September.
Don’t remember the 1st in that series? I don’t blame you, I did an even worse job of mentioning that here, so let’s do that again. It’s The Council, and you can get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0B855VDQ5.
Been a great week, mostly of editing.
I finished Heart, Wings, & Fire by Trisha J. Wooldridge this week. This comes out October 4th, and you’re going to be enthralled with her take on dragons. This starts and entirely new series called the 27 Kingdoms.
I met Trisha, by the way, at Superstars in February. Fitting, because I think she’s going to be a star.
I mostly finished with A Murder of Wolves by Jamie Ibson. This is a new novel set in Daemanon, the continents of demons, and is his take on druids and the Kari’Ma, a canine-type race of humanoids.
By the way, A Murder of Wolves has been moved up in the schedule to October 11th and Dark and Secret Paths has been moved back a month to November 8th. This was done to balance the releases from each continent better.
I’m looking forward to fall, and I have to say I’m pumped. Yes, we’re going to keep kicking out great stuff in the Eldros Legacy. But we already added one new series from Kayla Krantz, with two more new ones soon.
Christopher G. Nuttall, who many of already know and love is starting a great new series called The Heirs of Cataclysm. This is sort of a mix between post-apocalyptic/high fantasy/steampunk with a lot of swords and sorcery. The first book is The Chimera Coup and comes out on the 27th of September.
Then there’s the one I mentioned a bit above from Trisha. This is a little different in that it’s got a lot of romance-style tropes to go along with coming-of-age and includes fae, dragons, and some bad guys you’re gonna love rooting against.
And that’s not all. There’s more coming because I keep getting sent awesome stuff.
It’s a good time to catch this train, because it’s gathering speed.
What I’m Listening To
Whirling Toward Shambalah. I can almost guarantee none of you have heard of the band Anubis Spire. I don’t even know if they are still together anymore but they had a couple of albums in the 1990s and I stumbled on them. I especially enjoyed the album Old Lions in a World of Snarling Sheep.
They are a prog rock band with a bunch of fascinating influences including, in this one, Middle Eastern. There’s a compilation album you can download for $5 (or more if you wish) at: anubisspire.com/
Quote of the Week
Since I’m on to odd music groups I listen to, since it’s the 210th anniversary of the Canadians burning the White House, and since a bunch of Canadians brought me Headstock IPA (possibly my favorite beer) to Pennsic, here’s something from the Arrogant Worms.
Oh, come back, proud Canadians
To before you had TV,
No hockey night in Canada,
There was no CBC (Oh, my God!).
In 1812, Madison was mad,
He was the president, you know
He thought he’d tell the British where they ought to go
He thought he’d invade Canada,
He thought that he was tough
Instead we went to Washington….
And burned down all his stuff!
– Arrogant Worms, The War of 1812
Quote of the Week Item of Note: So last week I quoted Genghis Khan. Ironically, it is this week that I saw they might have actually found his tomb: manifeste.ro/en/archaeologists-unearth-tomb-of-genghis-khan.
Dudes In Hyperspace
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The latest show includes a fun discussion of the upcoming college football season with Joe Deleone.
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
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The Pain Bearer by Kendra Merritt comes out on the 13th.
This is the 8th in the Eldros Legacy and is set in Noksonon, the continent of light and shadow.
I have to add, this might be favorite EL novel so far, and that even includes my own The Door Into Winter.
- Khyven the Unkillable by Todd Fahnestock
- Seeds of Dominion by Quincy J. Allen
- Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg
- The Door Into Winter by Rob Howell
- Lorelle of the Dark by Todd Fahnestock
- The Forgotten King by Mark Stallings
- Embers & Ash by Marie Whittaker
Get all the Eldros Legacy novels at: amazon.com/dp/B09Z9WVKYV
New Mythology Works in Progress
2023 FantaSci Short Story Contest open call.
The theme is Bonds of Valor, and you story must include deeds of valor centered around bonds between characters. This could be a romantic relationship, a buddy adventure, oaths to kings, or whatever you can come up with.
Deadline: November 30th, 2022
Word Count: 7-10,000 words
Specifics: Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1.5 line spaced.
It must also be a fantasy story. Any type is welcome, urban, epic, high, western, gothic, whatever, it just have to have magic. Finally, it cannot have been published anywhere else before.
I’m currently working on A Murder of Wolves, Jamie Ibson’s 1st novel in the Eldros Legacy. I also finished my edits for Trisha Wooldridge’s Heart, Wing, & Fire, which is the first book in The 27 Kingdoms series.
Searching for your next favorite story?
Rob’s Works in Progress
- Sowing Spring’s Wrath (3,213)
- Farewell, My Ugly (23,151)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- The Feasting of Vengeance (3,405)
- FenCon, 16-18 September, Irving, TX, fencon.org/
- Midwest Game Fest, 1-4 December, Independence, MO, midwestgamefest.org/kansascity
- MarsCon, 13-15 January, Virginia Beach, VA, marscon.net/wp/
Kevin Ikenberry’s Sleeper Protocol is one of his earliest series, republished now with CKP. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0B9WGHFV2/.
The special early release this week is Darkness Rising by William S. Frisbee, Jr. This is the 2nd in his Gods of War series. Side note: Chris has 6 of these in hand and will be releasing them about every 5-6 weeks. That means if you jump in now, you won’t have to wait long, so get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0BBQ5J3R9.
Today’s Weight: 328.2
Updated Word Count: 151,004
Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entries
Let me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at email@example.com. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
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