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The Veil Knights Series

I’ve mentioned a secret project a number of times over on Facebook and I’m proud to say that it’s finally here!  Introducing Rowan Casey and the Veil Knights series!

 

Arthurian Myth Meets Urban Fantasy

Twelve New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors – including CJ Lyons, Joseph Nassise, Steven Savile, Annie Bellet, and Lilith Saintcrow – have come together to create a modern reimagining of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table sure to please fans of urban fantasy and Arthurian legends alike!

Launched November 2016, the Veil Knights urban fantasy series was published under the pseudonym Rowan Casey and features a new volume detailing the exploits of one of the knights every month through summer 2017, when season one of the series comes to its stunning conclusion.

With more than ten million copies of their books in print around the world, the authors bringing this series to you include  CJ Lyons, Joseph Nassise, Steven Savile, Annie Bellet, Jon F. Merz, Pippa DaCosta, Robert Greenberger, William Meikle, Lilith Saintcrow, Steve Lockley, Hank Schwaeble, and Nathan Meyer. Cover art by Lou Harper.

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Website – www.rowancasey.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/authorrowancasey

Contact: rowan@rowancasey.com

Urban Enemies is coming August 2017

 

Villains have all the fun—everyone knows that—and this anthology takes you on a wild ride through the dark side! The top villains from sixteen urban fantasy series get their own stories—including the baddies of New York Times bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, and Jonathan Maberry.

For every hero trying to save the world, there’s a villain trying to tear it all down.

In this can’t-miss anthology edited by Joseph Nassise (The Templar Chronicles), you get to plot world domination with the best of the evildoers we love to hate! This outstanding collection brings you stories told from the villains’ point of view, imparting a fresh and unique take on the evil masterminds, wicked witches, and infernal personalities that skulk in the pages of today’s most popular series.

The full anthology features stories by:

  • Jim Butcher (the Dresden Files)
  • Kelley Armstrong (the Cainsville and Otherworld series)
  • Seanan McGuire (October Daye)
  • Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles)
  • Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger)
  • Lilith Saintcrow (Jill Kismet)
  • Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville)
  • Joseph Nassise (Templar Chronicles)
  • Domino Finn (Black Magic Outlaw)
  • Steven Savile (Glasstown)
  • Caitlin Kittredge (the Hellhound Chronicles and the Black London series)
  • Jeffrey Somers (The Ustari Cycle)
  • Sam Witt (Pitchfork County)
  • Craig Schaefer (Daniel Faust)
  • Jon F. Merz (Lawson Vampire)
  • and Diana Pharaoh Francis (Horngate Witches)

My own story features both The Adversary and Simon Logan, the Necromancer, and tells the tale of how these two villains from the Templar Chronicles met.

Pub Date: August 2017

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Urban Allies is out!

Very pleased to announce that my first major anthology for Harper Voyager – URBAN ALLIES – is now available!  And even better, it includes a new Templar Chronicles story called “Pig Roast”, co-written with Sam Witt!

Urban AlliesUrban Allies brings together beloved characters from two different urban fantasy series–Peter Octavian and Dahlia Lynley-Chivers, Joanne Walker and Harper Blaine, Joe Ledger and Agent Franks, Sabina Kane and Ava–in ten electrifying stories. Combining fictional worlds in one dual adventure, each of these stories melds the talents of two high-profile authors, many working together for the first time–giving readers a chance to see their favorite characters in an imaginative and fresh way.

Edited by acclaimed bestselling author Joseph Nassise–who is also a contributor–this outstanding collection showcases the brilliant storytelling talents of some of the most acclaimed fantasy writers working today, among them seven New York Timesbestselling authors, seven USA Today bestselling authors, and three Bram Stoker Award winners.

Contributors include:
Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden * Carrie Vaughn and Diana Rowland * Jonathan Maberry and Larry Correia *Kelley Armstrong and Seanan McGuire * Joseph Nassise and Sam Witt * Steven Savile and Craig Schaefer * David Wellington and Weston Ochse * Stephen Blackmoore and Jeff Somers * C.E. Murphy and Kat Richardson * Jaye Wells and Caitlin Kittredge

Get Your Copy Today!

Win a Year of Kindle Unlimited!

Do you love reading Fantasy books? Then this is the perfect giveaway for you! Ten New York Times, USA Today, and Internationally Bestselling Authors have have teamed up to bring you a SPECTACULAR prize — a full year of Kindle Unlimited, for FREE! Even better, this contest doesn’t just have one winner, but TWO! We’ll be giving this amazing one-year subscription to TWO lucky readers, PLUS you can earn unlimited extra entries!

Scroll down to learn more about the prizes and the fantasy book sponsoring this giveaway, or click here to enter:

Fantasy Readers Kindle Unlimited Subscription Giveaway

THE PRIZES:

TWO One-Year *Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions! (One Per Winner)

*For those of you who don’t know, Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service Amazon offers that is basically a Netflix for books. For less than $10 per month, you can read as many books as you want so long as they’re enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited program. It’s a popular program amongst both authors and readers, so there are THOUSANDS of books to choose from!

Not sure whether or not this prize is as cool as we’re saying? You can try Kindle Unlimited for FREE for a full 30 days. Click the image below to get started!

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THE SPONSORS:

Check out the awesome fantasy books sponsoring this giveaway! Many of these titles are FREE or free with kindle unlimited. Click any of the book cover images below to learn more:

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Remember, there are TWO chances to win, plus you can earn unlimited entries. So what are you waiting for? Click here to enter the giveaway.

Join Me and a Host of Other Authors at the Poisoned Pen on June 1st!

elevengeddonFabulous writer and all-around cool chap Kevin Hearne (author of the Iron Druid Series) is hosting a cool meet-and-greet-and-signing event at the Poisoned Pen on June 1st at 7pm called Elevengeddon and I’ve been invited to join the fun!

Kevin and I will be joined by – you ready for this list? –

Brandon Sanderson
V.E. Schwab
Pierce Brown
Mary Robinette Kowal
Scott Sigler
Dan Wells
Beth Cato
Jason Hough
Django Wexler
Leanna Renee Hieber
Sam Sykes
Michael J. Sullivan
Adam Christopher
Michael Martinez
Ryan Dalton
Tom Leveen
Myke Cole
Sarah Remy

(It started out with eleven authors – hence, the name, elevengeddon, but like all good things it grew and grew and grew!)

If you aren’t in Arizona but would still like to purchase signed book by any of these authors (including me!) then just call the Poisoned Pen ahead of time and they’ll take care of all the arrangements.

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
USA
480.947.2974

Hope to see you there!  Come join the fun!

Win a Kindle Fire in the New Adult and Urban Fantasy Giveaway!

Do you love reading New Adult and Urban Fantasy books? Then this is the perfect giveaway for you! 10 New York Times, USA Today and International Bestselling Authors have have teamed up to bring you a SPECTACULAR prize — a Kindle Fire loaded with 10 bestselling New Adult and Urban Fantasy ebooks! Even better, this contest doesn’t just have one winner, but SIX! One person wins the kindle, and an additional five people will be given all ten of the ebooks in this giveaway. PLUS you can earn unlimited extra entries! Scroll down to learn more about the prizes, or click here to enter:

New Adult and Urban Fantasy Giveaway

The Prizes: One Kindle Fire…

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Plus these TEN New Adult and Urban Fantasy Bestselling eBooks!

(Click on any cover image to learn more about the book)

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Remember, there are SIX chances to win, plus you can earn unlimited entries. So what are you waiting for? Click here to enter the giveaway.

The Art of Story Structure

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If you’ve ever struggled with plotting out a novel or knowing what comes next during your writing process, you might want to check out the free video mini course that I’m offering over at www.artofstorystructure.com.  So far we’ve covered how we’re neurologically wired for story, the three key elements of every successful story, how to write a powerful premise and how to design a compelling conflict.  This week we’re going to talk about the structure that underlies every successful story and give you a story structure blueprint that you can use in your own work!

Stop by www.artofstorystructure.com and check it out!

 

Darkness Reigns Cover Art

A little something special for Leap Day…the cover art to the next Templar Chronicles novel.  (Art by Lou Harper)

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Midian Unmade Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology

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I’m extremely pleased to note that Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, the horror anthology that I co-edited with Del Howison, has been nominated by the members of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for the Bram Stoker Award.

This is my third time being nominated so let’s hope three’s the charm! (The first was for my debut novel Riverwatch and the second was for non-fiction for the blog I founded, Storytellersunplugged.)

Here’s the full list of those in my category:

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Michael Bailey – The Library of the Dead (Written Backwards)
Ellen Datlow – The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls (Tor Books)
Christopher Golden – Seize the Night (Gallery Books)
Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles – nEvermore! (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
Jonathan Maberry – The X-Files: Trust No One (IDW Publishing)
Joseph Nassise and Del Howison – Midian Unmade (Tor Books)

GraphicAudio Audiobook Sale

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GraphicAudio, the audiobook publisher of the Templar Chronicles and Rogue Angel series, is have a massive 35% off sale on series CD sets.

You can get the first five books in the Templar Chronicles series, normally $99 for 25 hours of audiobooks, for just $66.

Or, if you really want to go nuts, you can get all 51 Rogue Angel audiobooks, including the 11 books that I wrote.  Normally $1.019.49, with the discount you get get the entire set for $662.67.  That’s a massive 269 hours of audiobook recordings!

And remember, these are just simple, narrated audiobooks.  GraphicAudio does it up right, with full cast narrations, original music scores, and special sounds effects for every book.

http://www.graphicaudio.net/our-productions/series-sets.html