Apr. 1st, 2010 02:46 am
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Missed a Very Important Date. As of last week, The Conqueror's Shadow has been on shelves for a month. :-D

So why haven't you bought it yet? ;-)
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This one's a little--er, a lot--tongue in cheek, except my comments on the book itself.
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So for those of you who might be interested, I've got an interview up on Suvudu (the Random House blog site). I talk a bit about the inspirations behind The Conqueror's Shadow, what I learned from RPG writing, what's next for me, and similar stuff.

I hope you'll check it out. And thanks to Matt Staggs for asking the questions.

(I hope to be doing several more interviews around the net in the near future; more on those as they happen.)
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Available today, from Spectra: The Conqueror's Shadow, my first published non-tie-in/shared-world novel.
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And counting... :-D
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So a number of reviews have hit the web for The Conqueror's Shadow. Most so far fall into the "good but not great" category, and while one could, of course, wish for "great," I'll certainly settle for a consensus of "good". For now. ;-)
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I now have four boxes full of copies of The Conqueror's Shadow sitting beside my desk. :-D
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Okay, so it's not a glowing review of The Conqueror's Shadow, but it's certainly positive enough. ;-)

T -1 month

Jan. 27th, 2010 10:08 pm
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Until The Conqueror's Shadow. (Actually, a hair less than one month.)

The butterflies in my stomach are starting to have butterflies in their stomachs. :-}
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For the record, this is not the first place where I've heard that too many of the characters share the same level of sarcasm, and I've taken the comment to heart. My main characters will, I think, always be sarcastic--it's just who I am--but I've made certain, in the stuff I've written since, to moderate that urge by ensuring that some of the secondary characters don't fall into the same pattern.

See? Writers can be taught. ;-)

And you know, when that's the biggest complaint a reviewer has, I think I'm doing pretty well. :-D
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Scroll down about halfway, or just do a search for "Marmell". :-D

Cover art!

Aug. 16th, 2009 11:58 pm
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I'm thrilled at how this came out. :-D


Jun. 9th, 2009 01:28 pm
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The following blurb text comes from the inner cover flap of the hardcover printing of The Conqueror's Shadow:

They called him the Terror of the East. His past shrouded in mystery, his identity hidden beneath a suit of enchanted black armor and a skull-like helm, Corvis Rebaine carved a bloody path through Imphallion, aided by Davro, a savage ogre, and Seilloah, a witch with a taste for human flesh. No shield or weapon could stop his demon-forged axe. And no magic could match the spells of his demon slave, Khanda.

Yet just when ultimate victory was in his grasp, Rebaine faltered. His plans of conquest, born from a desire to see Imphallion governed with firmness and honesty, shattered. Amidst the chaos of a collapsing army, Rebaine vanished, taking only a single hostage—a young noblewoman named Tyannon—to guarantee his escape.

Seventeen years later, Rebaine and Tyannon are married, living in obscurity and raising their children, a daughter and a son. Rebaine has put his past behind him, given up his dreams of conquest. Not even news of an upstart warlord, Audriss, following his old path of conquest, can stir Rebaine to action.

Until his daughter is assaulted by Audriss’s goons.

Now, to rescue the country he once tried to conquer, Rebaine dons the armor of the Terror of the East again and seeks out his former allies. But Davro has become a peaceful farmer. Seilloah has no wish to leave her haunted forest home. And Khanda—to describe his feelings for his former master as undying hatred would be an understatement.

But even if he convinces his comrades to join him, Rebaine faces a greater challenge: Does he dare to reawaken the part of him that gloried in cruelty, blood, and destruction? With the safety of his family at stake, can he dare not to?
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The Conqueror's Shadow is now available for preorder at :-D

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