A Gambler's Odds is available for pre-order on Amazon. This is the fifth installment in The Colliding Empires short story collection and will be available for download on 12/22/14. I hope you enjoy the book. I've had a ton of fun writing this series. This story marks the official halfway point for The Colliding Empires. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep reading!
Hello everyone! Not much of an update today. I've gotten a few hundred words written, probably about a hundred or a little less in the Colliding Empires. I've gotten a few paragraphs written on a possible scifi novel and a novella that I had been working on.
I've been listening to Nathan Lowell's TRADER TALES. I always come back to this series. I love Ishmael's voice in that series, and I'm really looking forward to the next installment SEEKERS and another branch in that universe SMUGGLERS. I've taken a break to listening to Steven Erikson's Malazan books and have gone back to some podcasts: The Dead Robots' Society, StarTalk Radio, Android Central, and Magic the Amateuring.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and ...
Until the morrow and may your journey be meaningful!
My new short story The Call of Fate is available for preorder. Here is a short excerpt:
Wogan Nance, more commonly
referred to as Boot Chuck by his squad, looked out over the sprawling camp of
the army. Tents were lined up orderly in rows for as far as the eye could see.
Soldiers milled around cook fires, sharpened swords, and fletched arrows,
mostly staying close to their own squad's compound of tents and supplies. He
wondered how many soldiers were like himself, hiding their true nature to keep
from being used up in short order. He wondered how many secret mages, or at
least those with the ability to become mages lurked in midst of the throng of
these men and women.
Mages were a hot commodity
in the Imperial Army as it swept across the continent claiming new lands for
its own. Magic turned the tide in battle for whichever side had the most numerous
mages. While ability helped greatly, a large number of fledgling mages could
overcome a seasoned magical user in due time, at the cos…