Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Bestselling Independent Author M. R. Mathias announces Kings, Queens, Heroes & Fools!!!

International bestselling independent author, M. R. Mathias, is proud to announce the upcoming release of Kings, Queens, Heroes & Fools, the second installment in The Wardstone Trilogy. The ebook version will be available for download in late June 2011 with an official release date of July 4, 2011. Mathias chose this date to celebrate the freedom his writing has brought him. A preview of the book can be found HERE + HERE.

Mathias’ is a great story,” says W.R. Potter, founder of the Independent Authors Network. “From writing huge epic novels while in prison for drug abuse, to the top of the Amazon fantasy bestsellers lists worldwide. Not only is he an inspiration for rehabilitation, he has shown thousands of Independent Authors that with self publishing, anything is possible.”

Book one of The Wardstone Trilogy, The Sword and the Dragon (Reviewed HERE), was released less than a year ago and is still at the top of ebook bestseller charts across the board. The third and final novel of the trilogy, The Wizard and the Warlord, is scheduled for release in 2012. Mathias is also the author of the bestselling fantasy series, The Saga of the Dragoneers, as well as the paranormal horror/thriller The Butcher’s Boy that was released in 2010 under the pen name Michael Robb.

The cover of Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools was made by GVT Grafix featuring the original artwork of Sandara Tang. “The artwork is perfect,” said the author. “The woman on the dragon is Shaella, the Dragon Queen. I wanted it the second I saw the work. Then when Gary from GVX finished turning the piece into a cover I was just amazed.”

For interviews, ARCs, and publicity queries, please contact the author at michael@mrmathias.com.

NEWS: Fantasy Author Alan Campbell Self-Publishes the novella “Lye Street”!

Back in 2008, Subterranean Press published “Lye Street”, a 26,000 word novella which serves as a prequel to Alan Campbell’s fantasy debut, Scar Night, the opening volume of The Deepgate Codex. “Lye Street” is described as follows:

The Greene family is cursed. Every fifty years Deepgate's scarred angel, Carnival, returns to murder another descendant. Now, five hundred years after the first victim's death, Sal Greene is facing his own doom. His time has almost run out. In a desperate attempt to break the chain of violence and save his family, he summons a demon to the chained city: a warrior he hopes is powerful enough to stand against the angel.

Yet the creature which arrives in Deepgate is not quite the legendary mercenary Sal Greene was expecting...

Unfortunately, “Lye Street” was only available in limited edition with a little over 2000 copies printed and has been long sold out. Thanks to popular demand, Alan Campbell has decided to explore the option of self-publishing  and is offering “Lye Street” as an eBook for the measly price of $0.99. “Lye Street” is currently available in Kindle edition HERE and will be available in ePub format in the near future. At only $0.99, this is quite a deal folks! Not only is “Lye Street” a neat little story all by itself—Read FBC’s Review HERE—but it’s also a great introduction to Alan Campbell and The Deepgate Codex. Plus, the novella also includes an excerpt from Alan Campbell’s awesome new book, Sea of Ghosts (Reviewed HERE).