Release Day!

Hi friends.

It’s April 15th.  Tax day in the United States (most years).

And more importantly, it’s the day The Falconer’s Stairs (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #5), has finally released to the public!

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?

You can get it for $4.99 pretty much anywhere ebooks are sold.  The print version will be out in the next week or so.  Normally we do better at having print and ebook ready to go simultaneously, so apologies for the delay there.  Couldn’t be helped on this one.

Read!  Enjoy!  Leave a review.

See you next time.

What About…

Glimmer Vale?

I’m sure all y’all are asking that question.  After all, I finished the book back in December, and here it is March.  Well, I haven’t forgotten it.  It’s just been slow going.  Why don’t I update y’all on what’s going on (in case you care)?

First, I’ve got a couple people reading it.  They’re busy folks, though, so it’s going slowly.  But I’ve gotten some useful feedback so far, so that’s good.

Second, I’ve been playing around with ideas for cover art.  I haven’t decided if I want to do it myself or hire it out.  Obviously it would be less pricey to do it myself, but I want the cover to be good, for obvious reasons, so if I can’t get the design right on my own I’ll hire it out.  So far this is what I’ve come up with, after a few iterations.

Thoughts?

Third, I’m talking with a guy about making a map for the interior.  Since the setting is made up and it figures heavily in the story, I figure a map will be helpful.  Also, it’s just cool to have maps in fantasy books.  I did a hand-drawn concept sketch of what I’m looking for, which I passed on to the artist for a quote.

Thoughts?

So that’s what’s going on with Glimmer Vale.  It’s not likely to be released before the end of this quarter (which would be the end of this month), but I still foresee it being ready before summer.  So sit tight.  It’s coming.