Monday, October 29, 2012

Traitor Angel Arrives

Traitor Angel from Seventh Star Press

The second book in the Angelkiller Triad is now available from Seventh Star Press, and a blog tour has been launched to promote it. This is the first time I have participated in such a project, and it looks as though it should be fun and nerve-wracking at the same time. 

I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Here's a little about the book:

Jonah Mason, called Angelkiller, faces more than one decision. His Army resistance cell is wounded physically and emotionally, on the brink of falling apart. The mysterious allies calling themselves Knights are pressuring him to abandon his people. 

Meanwhile, the world outside draws closer to Armageddon.

As Mason and his friends pursue their campaign against Dorian Azrael’s global megacorporation, Andlat Enterprises, the stakes get higher with each desperate foray into the enemy’s computers. They are fated to lose one of their number and gain an unlikely ally, but any advantage they gain could be fleeting at best.

If they fail, it could mean the end of The Army and all resistance to the forces of Darkness.

I'm looking forward to seeing the reviews on this latest novel. Typically, my work has received feedback that ran the gamut from rave to pan. Obviously, I'm doing something right because my target has always been to get a reaction from the readers. Good or bad. And it certainly has done that.

I have decided to abandon the convention circuit for the remainder of the year in order to catch up with my writing projects. I don't travel as well as I used to (getting old sucks) and where I go doesn't seem to help promote the work as well as putting out new work as often as possible. 

I am also considering what to do about my position as editor of parABnormal Digest. With Sam's Dot Publishing being acquired by White Cat, it seems there may be some changes in the offing. I have been told that there will be a new managing editor as well, which makes me think the changes are going to be larger than I had earlier anticipated. Thank goodness I don't depend on that editor gig to put food on the table.

In other news, I am making plans to attend several conventions in 2013. These include Mysticon in Roanoke, Virginia and MidSouthCon in Memphis. Still looking forward to the release of Dreams of Steam 3 from Kerlak Publishing which will contain my story The Last Frontier. That story's main character James Mayberry is fast becoming my favorite steampunk hero. I think I may start using him more often. Upcoming also is the story Grudge Match in Pro Se Press' anthology The New Adventures of Foster Fade and Identity Crisis in the Big Bad anthology edited by John Hartness.

I continue to work on stories for several anthologies, including calls from Seventh Star Press and Pro Se Press. I was sorry to hear that Midnight Screaming Magazine is folding. Kara Ferguson, the managing editor, is a wonderful writer and I'm sure she is sorry to have to let the magazine die. Hopefully the writers whose work appeared there will find new venues quickly.

For my friends on the East Coast, please be safe. As I write this Hurricane Sandy is approaching. Having sat through several hurricanes myself, I know how dangerous they can be. Keep your heads down if you stay. Better yet, take this last chance to get inland as quickly as possible. 

Well, that's about it. Until next time, stay low and keep your powder dry.