Glimmer Vale – Omnibus Edition

I’ve wanted to put out a boxed set of the Glimmer Vale Chronicles for a while, but I didn’t have the free cash available to get good artwork done.

That hurdle is passed, and James Beveridge (the same guy who did the art for the other Glimmer Vale stories) hooked me up nicely.  So yesterday Glimmer Vale Chronicles Books 1-5 went out into the world.  Now, you can get all of the Glimmer Vale stories currently in existence in one convenient ebook, for one low(er) price.

A compilation of Glimmer Vale Chronicles Books 1-5.

Raedrick Baletier and Julian Hinderbrook are two fighting men on the run from their past. Taking a lightly travelled route home to avoid run-ins with the authorities, they come into the remote mountain valley called Glimmer Vale and find to their chagrin that its primary town, Lydelton, has become besieged by brigands. The brigands have taken up station in the mountain passes, cutting off their means of advance, and of escape. And so Raedrick and Julian accept the town’s offer of employment. Their mission: drive the brigands off and restore peace to the Vale.

They never thought that decision would end up changing their lives forever.

Includes:

Glimmer Vale (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #1)
Out-Dweller (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #2)
Tollard’s Peak (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #3)
Robbed Blind (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #4)
Wedding Gifts (A Glimmer Vale Chronicles Story)
The Falconer’s Stairs (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #5)

You can get it everywhere ebooks are sold.


In other news, it’s Monday, so it’s time for another episode of Story Time With Michael Kingswood.  In this episode we’re continuing our presentation of Veritas Morte, a science fiction novella, narrated by Keith Michaelson.  Links below, and you can find the podcast on all the usual podcast distribution outlets (iTunes, etc).  Please spread the word, like and subscribe through your favorite channel.

Enjoy!

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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!

New Release – Facilitated Interrogation

In accordance with my plan to release a new title every month, on Monday, 15 May, I released a novelette called Facilitated Interrogation.

Doctor Luisa Melendez works for the FBI, specializing in a revolutionary facilitated interrogation technique that renders a suspect unable to tell a lie, without causing injury or trauma of any kind. Though initially controversial, the technique passed every test and has now become completely mainstream.

She never dreamed the technique might be used for nefarious ends. But after her colleague disappears, evidence of a high-order conspiracy to conceal the truth about facilitated interrogation puts her square in the path of danger, as she struggles to decide what to do next.

Facilitated Interrogation is a 10,000 word science fiction novelette, about 30 printed pages in length.

You can find it pretty much everywhere for $2.99.  Alternately, if you support me on Patreon or become part of my Advanced Reviewer Program (via my newsletter), you can get a copy for free.

Enjoy, amigos!  Until next time.