This is continuing feature on Archer’s Aim – Fantasy Authors Unplugged. I hope to frequently share an interview with a fantasy author. If you have authors to suggest and/or questions you’d like to see answered then leave a comment or send me an email. If you are a fantasy author and would like an interview please let me know and we’ll plan one that fits your schedule. Since I’ve run out of takers to be interviewed and the Brain to Books Blog Tour has ended, I’ll feature my own titles since this is release month for The Bow of Destiny.
This week, I’ll share some about the current free short story, Trading Knives. This story is a prequel to The Bow of Destiny which introduces one of the main antagonists in the novel, Corgren, who wants to gain the upper hand against his enemies. It’s a story that also serves to provide some background for the world of Denaria, specifically the region where some the conflict begins in the lands of Hart and Rok.
It’s always a risk to share a short story related to an upcoming novel, after all, if your work is not intriguing no one may give the book a chance. However, I tested the story on Wattpad and received positive feedback as well as tips on improvement. I then spent a few bucks on editing the story just to find all the holes and grammatical problems. So far, the book has been downloaded over a hundred times in less than a month and has received mainly good reviews on Amazon.
Corgren makes a living as a prize knife-fighter in the rough fighting rings along the Hart river. When a mysterious stranger offers him power to gain revenge on his enemies for his service, Corgren dismisses it as a con. But when the stakes are high against an opponent as skilled as himself, will Corgren accept offer?
This week, I’m uploading the next prequel short story, What Is Needed, which focuses on another character appearing in The Bow of Destiny as well as revealing events that further set-up the plot of the novel. I hope to have it ready by Labor Day so look for that bit of news next week. Want to read it now – see the Wattpad version.
I’m putting the finishing touches on The Bow of Destiny now. Anyone interested in a pre-release copy for review, please contact me. A sample of the novel is in posted on Goodreads where you can also add it to your shelf to receive notice of publication. Also, links are posted below where you can place pre-release orders for The Bow of Destiny and download Trading Knives.
Additionally, I’m making a few blog and internet radio appearances throughout the next month or so including being featured on release day, 9/28/15, in the RRBC Back to School Blog & Book Block Party which is ongoing all month.
If you’re a fantasy author and would like to be interviewed for “Fantasy Authors Unplugged” just contact me via email or one of my social media channels and we’ll set one up.
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