Sooooo…. I wrote a dark short story for a fantastic anthology that’s sneaking out into the wild! I’m quite excited, and writing the story gave me a much needed jolt of adrenaline for Book 3. Anyway, look for it on Amazon HERE https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0825H8H5T/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 and let me know what you think!
For those few of you still checking in, please know I’M NOT DEAD! Not yet, anyway. I’ve been awful about updating my site, but know book three is coming along. Slowly, but coming along all the same. Lannick, Fencress, and Bale are all pissed at me, but they’re moving along as best I can manage.
In addition to working on the trilogy’s conclusion, I’m in the midst of a short story for a very exciting anthology featuring yours truly and many other (more) talented fantasy authors. Some names you will recognize and perhaps some others you won’t, but all are worth your eyeball time. My story will be fantasy, though unrelated to my Requiem trilogy. If you are looking for a short with characters from that trilogy, I’d encourage you to grab the Lost Lore anthology, still free on Amazon.
Anyway, I’m plugging away, and will have another update for you sooner rather than later. In the meantime, let your friends know that What Remains of Heroes is only 99 c/p for the next week or so. Spread the word! It’s what keeps authors like me going.
So… I’ve been asked to be a panelist at Archon STL, one of the Midwest’s premier SF&F conventions! I’ll be speaking at panels covering religion in fantasy, tips for aspiring writers, and good ol’ AD&D. If you happen to be there next month (Oct. 12-14), feel free to track me down at one of my panels or in the local pub. I may just have a free signed book for you!
…then track me down next week beginning on Wednesday! I tend to haunt the bars at the host hotels so try those. Feel free to hit me up on Twitter — @dbenem — and I’d be happy to chat about dark, heroic fantasy, Game of Thrones, movies, beer, etc. I may even have a signed book or two on my person.
I’m overdue in posting this but if you’re interested in my books (and waiting on the third — it’s coming along!) you may well enjoy the fantastic podcast I’ve been involved with. Crit Faced is a weekly Dungeons and Dragons gaming session featuring yours truly and a number of fantastic fantasy authors: Benedict Patrick (author of the Yarnsworld series), Timandra Whitecastle (author of The Living Blade series), Phil Tucker (author of The Chronicles of the Black Gate, The Godsblood Trilogy, and the forthcoming Death March LitRPG), and Josiah Bancroft (author of The Books of Babel series). These are some very talented authors and I’d highly recommend checking them out.
Anyway, the five of us have been playing a D&D campaign for a while now, and it’s being released weekly as a podcast. Each us us created a character who’d “fit” in the world of our own individual books — mine is a younger brother of Karnag Mak Ragg, so he’s an axe-toting barbarian badass. The podcast features lots of adventure and even more humor. You can check it out here:
FIVE WORLDS, FIVE AUTHORS, ONE ADVENTURE!
Whew. It’s done. It’s out there. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I’m pretty pleased with it and hope you will be as well.
Cheers and all the best this holiday season!
Just a heads up for those who haven’t read it or know someone who might want to, What Remains of Heroes is on sale on Amazon US and UK for just 0.99 c/p for about the next week.
Also, the launch date for The Wrath of Heroes is CONFIRMED. E-Book is live on Tuesday, December 19th. The paperback will be available shortly thereafter.
Alright, gang. I’ve been dealing with a lot of headaches in getting the final product out the door.
HOWEVER, if you’re one of my fine readers who’ve been following along on my (sad, pathetic) website, then I have an offer for you! The book should be officially released next week, but if you’re one of the first few to leave me your email address in the comments below, I will send you the Kindle file IMMEDIATELY SO THAT YOU MAY FEAST THINE EYES UPON THIS MASTERPIECE.
So you can read the book early, that is.
UPDATE: THANKS FOR ALL THE INTEREST! WE HAVE OUR WINNERS. AS FOR ANYONE ELSE KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR THE BOOK, PLEASE LOOK FOR IT NEXT WEEK ON AMAZON!
Well the book is back from the editor and it should only take me a couple of days to make the changes. Then it’s off to the formatter who is generally pretty quick in turning things around. I’m hoping to have the ebook available in a couple of weeks (Nov. 14?) and the paperback perhaps a week after. Exciting times!
Sooooooo…. The Wrath of Heroes is officially finished, at least in terms of my writing it. Now it’s in the hands of my formatter/artist and an editor. As soon as they’re through with it–a few weeks from now I’d guess–the book will be up for publication.
I have to say I’m very pleased with how this one’s turned out, and I can’t wait to hear reactions from the readers.