Thursday, April 20, 2017

Two Legends of the First Empire Giveaways


Hey all, tax day is over, July is on it's way, and I feel the excitement growing for the Age of Swords release. So let's giveaway some books, shall we?


Robin just launched two Goodreads Giveaways (and opened them up to people from all countries). You can find them here:


Even if you've already read the first book, go ahead and enter (you can always give a copy to a friend).  For those that are champing at the bit to read Age of Swords, the ARC will get into the winner's hands three months before the release date!

Oh, and I should mention that if you've already pre-ordered Age of Swords, there are a bunch of goodies you can get.  What kind of stuff?  Well, things like:

  • First 5 chapters of Age of Swords to read early
  • Online high-resolution map for the series
  • Screen savers featuring Marc Simonetti's Artwork for Age of Myth 
  • Online (searchable) Age of Myth glossary
  • Online (searchable) Age of Swords glossary
  • Recap of Age of Myth to refresh your memory
  • Bonus ebook: Inside Age of Myth - a behind the scenes look at Legends of the First Empire
  • Bonus ebook: Making of Age of Swords
  • Bonus Legends short story: Little Wren and the Big Forest
  • Bonus Riyria short story: Professional Integrity

To get the freebies, it doesn't matter where you buy the books from or what format they are in (ebook, hardcover, and audio are all eligible).  Just email me a copy of your receipt (please have Age of Sword Pre-order as the subject line so I can see them easily, and we'll get the bonus stuff to you. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Amazon's First ARC Review of Age of Swords


I'm starting to see ARC's (Advanced Reading Copies) in the wild (sent from Del Rey). John Scalzi had a whole stack of early copies and Age of Swords was in it, and I know Amazon Vine reviewers are getting their copies as the first review has come in.

The review starts with:
Wow! And I thought Book One was good. I just turned the last page on this second book of the “Legends of the First Empire” series and feel blown away! It’s the best feeling I’ve had when finishing an epic fantasy novel in quite some time.

And ends thusly:
The ending of this book was emotional and extremely satisfying and certainly sets a high mark for the following novels in the series still to come. Highest recommendation! 

I know that by posting I'm almost guaranteeing the fickle finger of fate will make the second review a bad one, but I couldn't contain my excitement. So far only the beta readers, my agent, my publisher, and my editors have seen the book that I wrote in 2013, so as you might imagine, I'm anxious to see what people think.

Very excited! July will be here before we know it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Audible's 5-star favorites for March 2016

It's always great to find an amazing audio book, and even better when Audible.com chooses one of my titles to feature in their "5-star favorites for Sci-fi and Fantasy" I've been so busy that I didn't have a chance to post about the earlier. If you are looking for a good audio listen, You might want to try one of these:



Title
Author
Narrator
Book #
Release Date
Rating
# Ratings
1
08/06/13
  4.70    
7,438
N/A
03/28/08
4.10
2,847
1
09/02/14
4.30
4,313
  Carol Berg    
1
08/05/14
4.40
172
1
03/09/10
4.20
571
1
01/28/14
4.40
5,152
N/A
10/11/06
4.40
5,452
N/A
06/15/12
4.10
640
1
09/28/10
4.10
1,330
2
08/07/12
4.50
1,251