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We’re having a release party today over at Bitten By Books, to celebrate the release of Immortal at the Edge of the World, which I may have mentioned here once or twice.

The event is going on right now… unless you happen to be reading this on 10/17 or later, in which case the event is not going on right now.  It starts at 3 PM EST and runs until I’m too tired to answer questions or until the questions stop coming in, whichever happens first.

Stop over, say hello, ask a question, maybe even win a prize!

Live link to Bitten By Books event

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So I wrote a new thing.

This came about because at roughly the same time I decided not to self-publish anything new for a few months so as not to conflict with the release of Immortal at the Edge of the World, Amazon decided to announce they were allowing preorders for all of their Kindle Direct Publishing books.

Like, right after, like Amazon heard me decide this and said, “now we must tempt him with a thing” and then they pushed a button somewhere and here we are.

But since I wasn’t planning on a new Adam story until at least December, I couldn’t take advantage of this for a while, and I don’t know if you know this but preorders for authors is like… well, it’s not like crack, it’s… look, find a metaphor that isn’t overused and go with that.  That’s what it’s like.

An Adam story in November wouldn’t have worked either, because I didn’t want to step on Edge of the World or confuse anybody, or give everyone the impression I can keep up the pace of a new Adam story every six to eight weeks.  Plus a November story would just make it more difficult to write a Christmas story.

So having gone through all of this I decided to hand over things to G Doucette and let him write an erotic short.

Club Himeros

Thus, Club Himeros is here.  Or will be, on November third.  What you can do right now, though, is preorder it.

Once I finalize the draft online, Amazon will let you peek inside.  Until then, I can only promise two things: it’s really hot; it’s not nearly as extreme as Sapphire Blue.  That either makes you very happy, or very unhappy, depending on how you felt about Sapphire Blue.

Preorder it here!

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This Thursday, I’ll be hanging out at Bitten By Books all afternoon and into the evening for a RELEASE PARTY FOR IMMORTAL AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.

I realize I didn’t need to shout that last part, but it’s difficult to express the appropriate degree of enthusiasm any other way.  I spent a day at Bitten By Books a few months back for the release of Sapphire Blue and it was loads of fun.

Immortal-Edge-of-World-Low-Res-CoverThe event goes from 3 PM EST until whenever I have to go to bed for the night or people stop asking questions.  It’s a blast.  I hope you stop by.

Also, I hope you RSVP.  Because when you do that you are entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

Look forward to seeing you there…

Image 14I have a new Huffington Post article up today.  It’s more fun with bad writing, appropriately headlined “More Bad Advice for Writers!”  Since the first one was kind of popular…

Click here for your very bad advice!

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Early reviews continue to roll in for Immortal at the Edge of the World…

This time around, we get to explore a little more of Asian culture, with the introduction of one of Adam’s friend, Hsu, faeries, and the trade world to the Orient. Perhaps it was also because my lack of interest of this topic that made it slightly harder for me to read it, so it does feel slightly lackluster in the middle… BUT I am so glad I do carry on because it picked up and become immensely good in the end. I love the conclusion of the trilogy.

Astrid’s review

Yes, I actually squealed that when I first saw the cover for the third book in the Immortal series. It’s been two years since I last had an Adam fix and I’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting to find out what happens next.

Passion For Pages review

After having read all of the Immortal books and short stories, this was easily the best! Adam is at his witty, sarcastic best as he tries to discover the mysterious person/s who have been hunting for him.

Amazon review

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Immortal at the Edge of the World continues to be for sale

The new novel has been out for only about twenty-four hours and I am overwhelmed by the positive reaction–in direct feedback (reviews) and indirect (sales)–the book has gotten so far.Immortal-Edge-of-World-Large-Blog-Tour-Banner

Here are a few new reviews.

The big benefit of reading the entire series is the mystery surrounding Eve and Adam’s obsession with her. There are tidbits thrown in throughout that in hindsight are major clues. When all is revealed, and you think back through the entire saga, all the info is there. It is provided in such a way that don’t truly connect the dots until the finale.

Daisy Row Diaries review

He thought after the trouble at the compound before that he’d be off the grid for a while. Yeah, that so didn’t happen. We get to see a few past characters, which is good because I wanted to know what was going on with them. We also meet a few new ones. Mirella is a complete badass, and I want to fight like her.

Bookish Things and More review

This book brings forth some fantastic ideas about our how much power can be wielded by the human race in some very terrifying ways, but to only be brought back to reality with how fragile it is. And if we take anything from Adam in how to deal with these immense ideas and powers, an alcoholic beverage is usually his first choice of defense. Which sums up the tone of much of this series. No matter how crazy life can be, Adam still finds pleasure in life: like modern plumbing and a chilled glass for his drink. Seriously, if you’ve ever had to dig a latrine in the woods(which I have), you’ll quickly agree with Adam and the awesomeness of a toilet.

Amazon reviewer

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I will be in Philadelphia starting today and into Sunday for Phauxcon.  I hope to see you there.

Also, if you are new here, welcome!  Sign up for my mailing list and join the Cult of the Immortal.  You know, if you want.  No pressure.

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We are finally at the day!  I hope you’ve all had a chance to get your hands on a copy of Immortal at the Edge of the World by now.  I’m spending the day getting ready to travel go Philadelphia for Phauxcon and fighting a possible cold that will make my weekend a whole lot more complicated.

Here are a few things for you from the blog tour.

There is Adam and there is Eve, two extraordinary people who seem to have crossed paths many times throughout history. What is the mystery that surrounds Eve and why is she so elusive. Why is Claire so distant, what happened to scare her away? Immortal at the Edge of the World has all the answers.

Tell me about the graphic man you use on the cover of all your Immortal books?

My original concept for my very first Immortal cover was to put something that was clearly cave art in a modern setting. I wanted a bus stop with a guy at the bus stop who was just waiting for the bus, and he was like anybody else—briefcase and so on—except he was being represented by cave art. We never could quite get the whole thing to work, though. But the man on all the covers is an altered version of the example I sent to the artist, which originated—a few iterations ago—as a drawing on the walls of a cave in Lascaux.

Full interview at Xio’s website

 

Are your characters all fiction or do people you know creep in there?

A whole person would never creep in, because fiction writing doesn’t really work like that.  I will pick up traits from the people around me and use them, but that’s more about understanding human nature and using that understanding to build simulacrums.  So yes, all my characters are fiction, but they’re also real people.

Interview and review (of Immortal) 

My first experience with publishing involved non-fiction.  I put together a bunch of humor columns Id written for AOL back when writing things for AOL was something people did, sent a packet of them to a few indie publishers I found in The Writers Market (Im going to assume most of you have no idea what either The Writers Market or AOL are) and got a modest deal with a small market publisher.  I didnt bother to try and go with an agent + large publisher because humor wasnt—and isnt—a big seller.

Guest blog at Izzy’s Book Blog

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