My writing on the Colliding Empires Collection continues, but this week, I wanted to take a turn down a different road and talk about what I am actually reading at this moment. Well, I just finished WARDS OF FAERIE and BLOODFIRE QUEST by Terry Brooks via Audible. I thought both were excellent additions to the series. I am also re-listening the SOJOURN by R.A. Salvatore. DUST OF DREAMS by Steven Erikson is also on my currently reading list. I may have to restart that book if I don't want to come back to it and say, "Holy cow, where was I?" I plan on starting some indie and small press authors books' soon as well as some short stories by a friend of mine who hasn't begun to self publish yet. I have tons of books in my Want to Read list that hopefully make it out and into my Currently Reading list. I have been finding that my Scifi bug is burrowing under the skin again and find myself not only pining for a really good book in the genre, but thinking about possible stories for my own work. So, I guess we'll wait and see what happens on that front. Thanks for reading!!!
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 th