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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Reader News for January 8, 2014

A couple of my writer friends are making waves this week. First up, Jack Badelaire, author of the uber-cool Commando series, has just released a fantasy novella called Spiders and Flies. I've enjoyed everything he's come out with so I'll be picking up this one. Here's the blurb.

In a shady border-town tavern, the swordsman Rovan conspires with his old comrade Arvik Red-Hand to carry out a daring plan to pay off a blood-debt: ride deep into the desert and loot the abandoned temple of a long-dead spider god.
When old enemies come to collect Arvik's head, he and Rovan are rescued by Marquia, a mysterious sorceress, and Souvri, a cunning thief. Believing the two could prove valuable, Arvik and Rovan share the plan with their rescuers, who agree to join the adventure - for a healthy share of the spoils.
The four treasure-hunters face danger on every step of their journey, and finally they discover the spider god's temple might not be abandoned after all... 

In other news, Nicola Jane, who is in my Madrid Writers Group, has signed a contract with Harper Impulse to publish her erotica novel, Follow Your Fantasy. Congratulations Nicola! It's coming out in February and is written in a choose-you-own-adventure format. I'm not into erotica but I have to say that a choose-your-own-adventure erotica novel is marketing genius! I'm sure she'll do well. She recently blogged on Harper Impulse's blog here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the kind words, Sean. And I'll agree that a choose-your-own-adventure erotica novel is a brilliant idea. I think the ebook format - with the ability to hyperlink all over the place - is the perfect platform for CYOA-style stories.


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