Veritas Morte

I am the slacker’s slacker.  The epitome of sloth.

Seriously.

I put out a book back on 15 July and I didn’t bother to write a blog post about it?  And I didn’t send out a blast to my email list about it?

If this hadn’t actually happened and I told you about it, you would accuse me of making it up because no one can be that dumb.

Can they?

Well, apparently, I can.  I have excuses, the main one being I went the full monty on this one and got an audiobook made of it in addition to my usual ebook and print, and the audio version wasn’t ready until early August.  No point in pushing until the whole thing was squared away, right?

Yeah, no.  That doesn’t fly.  I’ve just sucked this summer.

So anyway, here’s the skinny on the not-so-new new book.

Veritas Morte: A Science Fiction Novella

 

Lucien Bandemyr, Crown Prince of the Qorathi Empite, looked forward to adventure, excitement, and glory from his first campaign outside of the Empire’s star systems. Instead he found frustration and betrayal as an assassination attempt coupled with an unexpected military catastrophe put him squarely in the center of a galaxy-wide struggle for power.

With his father near death, his most trusted advisors not above suspicion, and a Republican-minded Princess seemingly determined to set his mind awhirl, Lucien sets out to right the military situation and discover the assassin’s identity.

But he is young and inexperienced, and finding these answers could prove more costly than Lucien ever imagined.

The conceit for this one came from me watching Voltron – because Voltron is awesome.  But what if Prince Lotor didn’t realize he was crown prince of the Evil Galactic Empire ™?  After all, the empire’s operations would be completely normal to him; what would cause him to question what it did?

So I wrote it, and I think it came out pretty well.

It’s out there in print and ebook.  At the moment, the ebook is exclusive on Amazon.  I don’t normally do that, but I wanted to give it a try, see how well the going-exclusive perks work out (so far…meh).  I’ll take it wide in a few months after the experiment’s played out.

But you can get the audiobook everywhere.  Keith Michaelson, a great writer and voice actor, did the narration, and he did a great job on it.  We did not go exclusive to Amazon/iTunes/Audible, so if you prefer to get your audiobooks from one of the dozen+ other audiobook stores out there, today’s your lucky day.

Check it out.  Purchase links:

Ebook: Amazon for now, wide in a few months

Print: B&N, Createspace, Amazon

Audiobook: iTunes, Audible, Amazon, and all the others

 

Enjoy!

Pre-Order: The Falconer’s Stairs

It’s official.  The release date is set, and The Falconer’s Stairs (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #5) is now up for pre-order everywhere.

Jared Tolburt twice almost cost Raedrick Baletier and Julian Hinderbrook their lives: once when he turned on them while they were fleeing the Army, and again when he unwittingly led a group of bandits into Glimmer Vale.  While fighting off the bandits, Raedrick and Julian found a cryptic, magically protected letter that hinted at the location of a great treasure.  Now, with help from Melanie Klemins, Lydelton’s resident mage, Tolburt intends to claim that treasure for his own.

The treasure is hidden far away from Glimmer Vale, and guarded by both physical and magical obstacles.  With Raedrick unable to travel due to his wife’s pregnancy and Melanie eager to assist Tolburt in his quest, Julian has to do the last thing he ever wanted: travel with and help the man he trusts least in the world.

Far from their home and beset with dangers of all kinds, Julian, Melanie, and Tolburt will have to depend on each other even to survive, let alone succeed in their quest for The Falconer’s Stairs.

But Tolburt already sold Julian out once when the going got tough.  What’s to say he would not do it again?

The sale price is $4.99, and the release date is 15 April.  Members of my Advanced Reviewers Program will receive their review copies by next Sunday, 26 March.

So go, grab a copy.  Read, enjoy, and leave a review somewhere!

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