Short Story: A Magical Education

Ever wonder how the wise old mentor character puts up with the whiny, annoying hero he’s training? Then have I got the tale for you.

My short story, A Magical Education, follows a group of aging mentors drinking mead and venting about the next generation of heroes they’re trying to educate. It’s a humorous fantasy short, and you can find it in Issue 81 of Swords and Sorcery Magazine here or by clicking the image below.

Check out the magazine’s archives while you’re there. It’s full of entertaining and adventurous sword and sorcery fiction. Enjoy!

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Updates on The White Knight & Black Valentine Series

First off, a big thank you to everybody who’s read Kill Them All so far and helped make the book launch a success. You guys are the best! ❤

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Second, I’ve been hustling to promote the book, so ICYMI, here are a few guest posts I’ve done around the web:

Those are both great book blogs, BTW, so you should look around after finishing my articles. 😉

Finally, I’ve got the update on Book 5 you’ve probably been waiting for if you’ve finished Kill Them All. Continue reading Updates on The White Knight & Black Valentine Series

The Superhero Dating Reality Show You Need to Follow

I don’t watch reality TV. It’s just not my cup of tea, but I’m starting to think I’ll be interested in anything if you throw superheroes into the mix.

Case in point: The S Factor.

It’s essentially The Bachelor but for superheroes, which I think is the coolest concept ever. Superheroes have a notoriously tough time dating with that whole secret identity thing. They’re always having to run off with a weak excuse to stop a giant monster attack, abandoning their date at the restaurant table and generally ruining the evening. Continue reading The Superhero Dating Reality Show You Need to Follow

Last Week in Superhero Fiction (4/26/18)

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If you have a Spotify account, check out this superhero-themed playlist made by Damien Benoit-Ledoux for his novel Guardians. Listen to it while reading—or if you ever find yourself actually saving the world and need a soundtrack. 😉

I’ve been seeing a lot of great buzz for Lee Blauersouth’s debut YA novel, Secondhand Origin Stories. You can read a review of it at Spines in a Line, which includes links to excerpts and other reviews on the book’s blog tour.

Nicholas Ahlhelm has the details on The Good Fight 4: Homefront, the latest anthology of superhero short stories from the authors of The Pen & Cape Society. I read the first volume of The Good Fight (which is FREE on Amazon) and enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to seeing what these authors do next.

Superhero romance fans may find this review of Dusk by Jessica Florence of interest. Charli at Rad Babes Read says its her favorite in Florence’s Hero Society series yet.

ETA: I just saw this cover reveal of the awesome-sounding Superheroes Suck by Jamie Zakian. You can enter a giveaway at the bottom for a free copy of the book and a Starbucks gift card.

Any news I missed? What superhero fiction are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!

Last Week in Superhero Fiction (4/13/18)

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Jason Reynolds, author of Miles Morales: Spider-Man, was interviewed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and spoke a little on the background of the book. The Mary Sue has the details.

Karen Diem has posted the first chapter of Power on her website! Book 3 in her Arca series, it’s coming out May 5th, and you can preorder it now.

Russ Linton, author of Crimson Son, was at Dallas FanExpo selling books recently and wrote a blog post on the experience. His booth looks awesome, which isn’t surprising, because his books have really cool covers.

Toren Chenault has posted a full short story titled God Killer that relates to his upcoming novel, Mystic Man. You can read it on his website, PeaceLoveAndComics.com.

Any news I missed? What superhero fiction are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!

Book 4 Title and Update

I may have been promoting my Gothic Steampunk books lately, but don’t think I’ve forgotten about The White Knight & Black Valentine Series. I may be a slow writer, but Dave and Val’s story isn’t over, and I’m determined to finish it. So attention superhero fiction fans, because I’m pleased to announce the title of the fourth book in the series:

Kill Them All

We’re going back to Val’s POV for book 4, and while I won’t give away plot details yet, it’s basically a supervillain revenge thriller. As long as I stay on schedule, it should come out this summer, and I plan to reveal the cover and blurb within a month or two.

So follow my blog if you haven’t already, because I’ll post news about the book here first. I hope you guys are as excited as I am. 🙂

Last Week in Superhero Fiction (3/23/18)

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The cover for Heroine’s Journey, the third book in Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex series, has been revealed at SyFy.com, and it might just be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Am I exaggerating? Check it out and decide for yourself!

You can get a free copy of Fuse: Origin by David Neth at Instafreebie by signing up for his newsletter. I haven’t read this one yet and would love to hear opinions from those of you who have.

The first chapter of Arena, the latest book in Ian Thomas Healy’s long-running Just Cause Universe, is up for preview at Local Hero Press.

If you don’t follow Sean Stansell on Twitter, you missed the first ever excerpt from Killing Andromeda, the second book in his Mr. Wonder series. I love the cover and think the title is super intriguing.

For you CW superhero show fans out there, SuperheroNovels.com has a review of Arrow: Fatal Legacies. Sara Lance AKA White Canary is their favorite character, so they definitely know what they’re talking about 😉

Any news I missed? What superhero fiction are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!