Sword’s Edge Review – “a reverse Star Wars”

Sword’s Edge—the first book of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles—was just reviewed in Jimbo’s Awesome SFF Reviews.

And guess what? Hey Mikey—he likes it!

He says it’s rather a reverse Star Wars.

Why?

Well, read the review and find out!

He also has links on his page to Sword’s Edge and the omnibus as well, so if the review sparks an interest, you can easily pick up the one or the other.

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From a reader: “Storytelling is an art… This author has that ability…”

As an author I know I need to promote my books, but it’s very difficult for me. However, I’m going to give it a go:

A very nice man named Jim came up to my table at Dover Comic Con several years ago and bought one of my books. He recently posted about the experience and about reading said book. Needless to say, his post made my day! 

Jim has kindly given me permission to share what he wrote:

I drink in books all the time.  Have been for years.  Mostly audiobooks while driving and working.  I have consumed just about all the Sci-Fi masters. . . Niven, Heinlein, Asimov, you name it.  Also all the the Tom Clancy, Terry Pratchett, Vince Flynn and many other authors (their entire works mind you).

A few years back, Rox and I went to check out the local Comicon and as we were leaving, in a small little tent, I saw some books and stopped.  I took a look and talked with this lady who said she was from Felton, De and she was an author and I was looking at her books.

I learned something from Mike DiMaio and simply asked her to suggest one and I bought it [Sword’s Edge].   I wanted to support a local author and she was kind enough to sign that book for me.

A few months later I found the book and decided to give it a read which is very rare for me.   I don’t have the free time to JUST read a book (I listen to a book and drive or work etc).  But I started reading.

As you can see [photo not included] I have a collection of books from this author, and I think most of them are signed by the author as I have stopped by every year and bought a new book or two.

This series is more young adult fantasy.  Not normally my selection when I like more of the Ringworld stuff.   But when someone knows how to story tell . . .to use adjectives and plots and creatively create a entire new world and describe it while telling a story. . .is an art.

This author has that ability, and as you can see, I am finding time each night to read a chapter or two because now that I have started I keep wanting to know where the story is going to go (the crack cocaine of the art).

… A lot of you have kids and I do not need to explain the value of reading to anyone.  I thought you all might like to know about this author and her works.   Considering she is on par with some of the masters of this art but the subject is more young adult (age appropriate).

L. S. King – Thought you should see this, and thank you for the escape!!!!!!!

(Addendum from me: the first book, Sword’s Edge, is a coming-of-age story so yes, could be considered Young Adult. The whole series, however, isn’t YA, although I do try to keep things family friendly.)

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Check out my interview in Liberty Island!

You will never guess what! I’ve been interviewed by Liberty Island Magazine!

Lil ol’ me!

And they’re showing off the new cover of my SF novel Unlikely Prophet, too! (And don’t forget, Unlikely Prophet is on sale right now!)

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Sword’s Edge Chronicles – now in an ebook boxset!

Real Life™ got you down? Need an escape? Love epic fantasy and science fiction?

Have I got a series for you!

The three books of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles are now available in an ebook omnibus edition.

SEC Omnibus On Amazon

Or if you prefer other formats, the links are on the main page of my site.

#ebook #boxset #omnibus #epicfantasy #sciencefiction

PLUS!
The prequel, Unlikely Prophet, is still on sale for only $0.99!

Unlikely Prophet On Amazon

Other formats

#ebooksale

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“Oh, come ON!”

I think all of us can remember watching a movie and when it ends thinking (or even saying aloud), “Oh, come on! Are you kidding me? What about Person A – what happened to him?” or “I can’t believe the hero did that – he’s not quite a hero in my eyes anymore!” or something along those lines.

But how bad is it when one has a dream – complete plot, heroes, bad guys, and in color with camera angles, and the very end of the dream makes one say, “Oh, come on!”
It’s not like I can blame some writer or director for the bad ending of the story.

I’m really not happy with my dream brain for this one.

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Book Clubs, The Haunting of Hill House, Rabbit Trails, and Goya’s Etchings

I’m reading a book that was a favorite as a kid (as was the 1963 movie): The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson as we will be discussing it at the next Friday the 13th Book Club hosted by the Kent County Public Library.

And wouldn’t you know it – in the book it mentions an etching by Goya. Doesn’t say which one and there eighty, I believe. So now I’m on a rabbit-trail to try and figure out which one it might be, and the book really doesn’t give details. Sheesh.

*sigh*

Win the ultimate Lord of the Rings prize pack!

Do you love Middle-earth? If so, check this out:

Win the ultimate Lord of the Rings prize pack!

I and other authors have teamed up with Silver Empire publishing and Chris Kennedy Publishing to offer this great prize pack. All you have to do to enter is agree to join our email lists. Once the contest is over and your email has been distributed to all of the creators listed above, you can choose to unsubscribe from each individually. But we hope you won’t!

The prizes include:

  • The Lord of the Rings illustrated hardcover edition
  • the complete extended edition Lord of the Rings film collection on Blu-Ray or DVD
  • Alan Lee’s Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
  • a prop replica of the one ring
  • a real Sting sword
  • a Lord of the Rings map throw blanket

Not bad, huh? Dang, I’m jealous!

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The Demons of Critique Groups – Addendum to Novel Workshop – A Blast From The Past From December 2014

This is too good to not share!

Mad Genius Club

*Sorry to do a blast from the past, but not only am I on the homestretch of an overdue novel, but I woke up really late and I have a doctor’s appointment.  But this is old enough you might not remember it, and it sort of ties in with Amanda’s thing. – SAH*

Now, these can be a problem in short stories too, but some of them are rather specific to novels, and if you’re a first time novel writer and find a writer group for guidance, they’ll eat you alive.

I could give you a list of ten, but I figure it will do nothing, because to counter the poison, you need to know why it’s a poison, and that it in fact has nothing to do with your novel.

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Counting down – Sword’s Edge still on sale for a few more days!

Counting down to the end of the month! Sword’s Edge will only be on sale for $0.99 for a little while longer!

Science fiction author P.M. Griffin writes:

“…The characters are soundly crafted… The society is complex and intriguing; the action scenes are detailed and well described. I look forward to reading the rest of this fine series.”

Check it out before the price goes up!

Sword's Edge