From Supernatural Thrills to Pulse-Pounding Action

Novel Series by Joseph Nassise

  • The Templar Chronicles Series

    The Templar Chronicles Series

    Modern Templar Knights battle supernatural threats and enemies in these action-packed urban fantasy thrillers.

  • The Jeremiah Hunt Series

    The Jeremiah Hunt Series

    Dark, gritty urban fantasy in the vein of Jim Butcher and Richard Kadrey featuring street exorcist Jeremiah Hunt, the man who gave up his eyes in order to see ghosts.

  • The Great Undead War Series

    The Great Undead War Series

    An alternate-history zombie series set during World War I starring Cpt. Michael "Madman" Burke and his band of Marauders

  • The Rogue Angel Series

    The Rogue Angel Series

    Historical action-thrillers in the vein of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider

  • The HELLstalker Series

    The HELLstalker Series

    Military action combined with supernatural horror that delivers thrills and chills on every page!

  • The Aspect Cycle Series

    The Aspect Cycle Series

    Epic Fantasy written as Matthew Caine in collaboration with #1 UK bestseller Steven Savile

  • Individual Titles

    Individual Titles

    Single novels, anthologies, short story collections, graphic novels, and more!

  • Foreign Editions

    Foreign Editions

    Translations of my titles into German, Russian, Italian, Polish, and Spanish for my international readers

  • Audio Books

    Audio Books

    Audio versions for your listening pleasure!

What People Are Saying...

  • “…a rich, exciting, emotionally resonant blend of horror, thriller, and fantasy.”
    Booklist
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  • “A well constructed backdrop, sturdy plot, and characters who develop along with the story…”
    Kirkus Reviews
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  • “I couldn’t stop reading — will have you leaving the lights on when you go to sleep.”
    Carrie Vaughn
    - USA Today Bestselling author
  • “Urban fantasy and sf author Nassise (Eyes To See) raises the alternate history genre to brilliant new heights. This is a treat for zombie and horror fans, military fiction aficionados, history buffs, and steampunk lovers alike, all of whom will be clamoring for the next installment.”
    Library Journal
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  • “Relentless pacing, nonstop action, and improbable but nifty-sounding military gadgetry (portable personal gliding devices, magnetism grenades) power an unremittingly entertaining story line that with broad appeal for history buffs, horror aficionados, and fans of steampunk.”
    Publishers Weekly
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  • “A great read and unlike almost anything else I’ve read in urban fantasy: It’s hard-boiled and dark, definitely its own beast. Damn, this man can write! I’ll be standing in line for book two.”
    Kat Richardson
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  • “At last—something new under the urban fantasy moon. Nassise’s visceral prose and dark, gritty setting propel the blind Hunt and his unique ghostly companions, Whisper and Scream, through an urban nightmare where nothing is what it seems.”
    F. Paul Wilson
    - NYT Bestselling author
  • “Gritty, grim, yet surprisingly personal and poetic, Eyes to See is like nothing else in its field. Make time for this one.”
    Seanan McGuire
    - NYT Bestselling author

Become a Patron for Darkness Reigns at Patreon!

I’m going to be writing my next book via a Patreon campaign and I want you to join me!

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If you aren’t familiar with Patreon, it is a kind of crowd-funding service for creative folks, similar in some ways to Kickstarter.  But where Kickstarter asks funders to help make a one time pledge to get a big roject completed, Patreon is more of an ongoing means of supporting an artist or singer or writer (like yours truly.)  Backers pledge a certain amount each month and get charged when the creator delivers something to them.

This little video is terrific at explaining Patreon quickly and easily – take a look!

 

I’m going to be writing and delivering Darkness Reigns in what I’m calling chapter packs.  Each pack will contain three chapters from the novel.  You can get these packs for as low as a single dollar ($1.00). Doing so will also entitle you to the ebook edition when the project is complete.  The final book will be about 30 chapters and 300 pages in length (similar to all the other Templar books) so you end up paying around $10 in the end if you chose the $1.00 pledge level.  But you’ll get to read the book before anyone else and you won’t have to wait until I’m done to get your Templar fix!

There are other pledge levels beyond that.  $5.00 a chapter pack gets you a signed paperback when the project is complete. $10 a chapter pack lets you see behind-the-scenes, where I’ll be sharing all the materials that go into producing the book, from my initial scene list to my chapter outline, all the way through the rough draft and to the final edited manuscript.  At this level I’ll also record a video each month, explaining background information and the reasons behind the various choices I’m making as I write the book.  If you’re serious about a writing career of your own, the $25 and $100 pledge levels give you group and one-on-one coaching to discuss your own projects.

Backers don’t get charged anything until I send each chapter pack, so if something happens during a particular month you won’t spend a dime.

In addition to the pledge levels there are various milestones that unlock additional elements for the project – commissioned cover art, professional editing, an exclusive Templar short story that won’t be available anywhere else for at least a year, etc.  The very first milestone ($300) is the most important one, because that’s the point when I sit down and start writing!

I understand that not everyone will want to be my patron, so rest assured that the book will be available in all the usual formats from all the usual vendors once it is complete.  The Patreon campaign is for those who want to read it sooner than everyone else – and who want a glimpse behind the scenes to see how it all comes together!

The campaign is now live and you can find it at http://www.patreon.com/jnassise.

The sooner we hit that first milestone, the sooner I start writing, sp please support the project if you can.

 

GraphicAudio Audiobook Sale

GraphicAudio sale

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

Fall of Night is (finally) here!

It has been delayed several times because, well, life but at long last the sixth book in the Templar Chronicles series is now here!

Fall of Night picks up just a few days after the events of Judgment Day and brings the second trilogy (consisting of Infernal Games, Judgment Day, and Fall of Night) to a close.  It also sets up the action for the third and possibly final trilogy coming later this year.

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FALL OF NIGHT

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Joseph Nassise continues his internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series with Fall of Night!

At long last former Knight Commander Cade Williams has defeated the Adversary, but his victory has come at a terrible cost. His wife, Gabrielle, is no more. His reputation lies in tatters, his trust in others broken. His closest friends and allies are now at risk from the very Order they pledged their lives to maintain. If it could go wrong, it has.

Unable to bear the reality of what he has done, all Cade wants to do is find a deep hole and pull it in after him. Let the world go on without him, for all he loves is lost and he sees no reason to continue.

Cade thinks it is over.

Cade is wrong.

 

Some of the retailers are still bringing the product online and I’ll add them to this list as they become available.  For the moment, you can get your copy of Fall of Night at:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon DE

Amazon CA

Kobo

Nook

Apple

New Release – A World of Shadows Box Set

A World of Shadows Box Set

A World of Shadows: The Action-Packed Urban Fantasy Box Set features eleven books from some of today’s New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon best-selling urban fantasy authors with more than 1 million in combined sales!

These 11 first-in-series books introduce you to new worlds and deliver kick-ass stories with more action than an MMA fight. Featuring eleven heroes and heroines – PIs, cops, mages, witches, wizards, elite units, shapeshifters, and more – not to mention more monsters and villainous horror shows than you can shake a stick at!

Books in this bundle include:

  • Justice Calling by Annie Bellet (Twenty-Sided Sorceress series)
  • Red Hot Steele by Alex P. Berg (Daggers & Steele Mystery series)
  • The Seventh Sons by Domino Finn (Sycamore Moon series)
  • Flashback: Siren Song by James A. Hunter (Yancy Lazarus series)
  • Till the Sun Breaks Down by Tom Leveen (Deviant Aeon series)
  • The Fixer by Jon F. Merz (Lawson Vampire series)
  • The Heretic by Joseph Nassise (Templar Chronicles series)
  • London Macabre by Steven Savile (Greyfriars series)
  • The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer (Daniel Faust series)
  • Elemental Arcane by Phaedra Weldon (Eldritch Files series)
  • Half-Made Girls by Sam Witt (Pitchfork County series)

Get Yours Today!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Kobo

Nook

 

Introducing Matthew Caine

Who is Matthew Caine?

Well, he’s me,  Or at least half of him is.  The other half is my good friend and collaborator, Steven Savile. We’ve gotten together to produce a three book epic fantasy series known as the Aspect Cycle and we’re putting it out under the pseudonym Matthew Caine.

Book one, Ghosts of the Conquered, is nearly 500 pages in length and will be available starting May 27th in the Epic Fantasy Bundle from Storybundle.com.  It will then be available at all the usual vendors, starting with the Nook First program at Barnes & Noble.

Book two, The Swords of Scorn, will follow right on the heels of the first, launching in late June/early July.

 

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Some heroes live by the sword.
Some heroes die by the sword.
Some have no idea they are heroes, they are just fighting to stay alive… 

Kane used to be a hero. He was one of the Del Carpio, an honor-bound wanderer committed to keeping the peace in troubled times. He has lived his life as a protector of the weak and vulnerable. Now he doesn’t know what he is. His world has been shattered. His sword brothers are dead, butchered at the funeral of the order’s founder. Kane is the last man standing and he hates himself because he isn’t dead alongside them. There is honor in death, there is no honor in survival because instead of mourning at the graveside he chose to wallow in self-pity and the bottle and it saved his life. There must have been a traitor in their number. That’s the only way it could have happened. But who? And why?

Jenn is the Beggar King’s puppet. She used to be a warrior, a Del Carpio like Kane, until with one stupid mistake she damned herself. Now she doesn’t even recognise herself or the things she is capable of. She used to be a good person. So why is she breaking into a child’s bedroom to commit murder?

Swann, the White Feather, is a legend. He’s also a marked man. The Steel Man, the underworld kingpin, wants him dead and has initiated The Game of Dominion to see that it happens. The Game is a cull to weed out the weak and the old. Everyone is a target, no recriminations. Swann, though, has a gift for staying alive. Which might be a problem for the Steel Man.

This is the story of two soliders beaten down by the madness of war, trying to make their way home. This is the story of two sorcerers, one driven mad by the demands of raising the dead the other absolutely rational in his hatred for mankind and his quest for a lost magic.

This is the story of mad gods and beggar kings.

This is the story of the Ghosts of the Conquered..

Visit Storybundle.com on May 27th to get Ghosts of the Conquered before its available anywhere else!

Phoenix Comicon 2015

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The 15th annual Phoenix Comicon is this Thursday – Sunday.  I will be in attendance every day and would love to say hello to any of my Facebook fans/friends in attendance.  Here’s my signing and panel schedule.  I’ll also have a booth down in the Authors Alley section of the convention floor…

Tension on Every Page: Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Historical and Fantastical and Maybe a Little Magical: Friday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

History\Fantasy signing: Joseph Nassise, Cherie Priest, Django Wexler, Michael Martinez, Viola Carr: Friday 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Dramatic Warfare    : Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am  Beth Cato, Joseph Nassise, Alex Gordon, Mel Odom, Richard Kadrey, Viola Carr, Chuck Wendig

Signing: Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Who’s Driving?: Saturday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Urban Fantasy: Sunday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Signing: Beth Cato, Brian McClellan, Joseph Nassise, Peter V. Brett, Richard Kadrey, Viola Carr: Sunday 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Minor Delay for Fall of Night

FallofNight2014smallStill trying to get life under control over here post auto accident so I’ve gone ahead and made the difficult decision to cancel the pre-order release of Fall of Night on Amazon.com. I know this will be a pain in the ass for some of my customers, but the last thing I wanted to do was release a book rushed into production when things are so hectic on this end.  In the long run, this will be the better option.

Fall of Night will be coming before the end of this month – that I guarantee.

Thanks for bearing with me and for understanding!

 

Special Ops Bundle

THE SPECIAL OPS BUNDLE IS HERE!

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I’m curating a new Special Ops Bundle for storybundle.com, a remarkable collection of eight terrific novels by bestselling authors and rising stars. As always, at StoryBundle, you name your own price—whatever you feel the books are worth, and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity (in this case, Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now).

The Special Ops bundle contains two books in my Templar Chronicles, an internationally best selling series about modern Templar Knights who act as a secret combat squad for the Vatican, defending mankind from supernatural threats and enemies. The books — Infernal Games and Judgment Day — go together as two parts of a whole, with Judgment Day picking up immediately after Infernal Games. Trust me, you’re going to want to get them both.

The bundle also contains two origin stories for two of my favorite special ops series; Prime from Jeremy Robinson’s Chess Team books and Crucible from Steve Savile’s Ogmios Team series. Both are action-packed series from bestselling authors that are sure to be a big hit with thriller lovers everywhere. In addition, we’ve got a Dane and Bones novel, Dead Ice, from David Wood with Steve Savile and an O.U.T.C.A.S.T Ops novel, The Poseidon Initiative, from Rick Chesler.

But that’s not all – the bonus section has two more works that I know you won’t want to miss. The first is SNAFU: Heroes, a collection of four military-oriented horror stories from Jonathan Maberry, James A. Moore, Weston Ochse, and last, but not least, some guy named Nassise. The second, the piece de resistance of the entire bundle, if you will, is Mortal Threat, the latest military thriller from retired brigadier general A.J. Tata. I can’t think of a better way to round out a bundle like this with a novel like that!

For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $3 (or more, if you feel generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE. If you pay $12 (or more, if you feel generous), you’ll get the four bonus books as well.

The Special Ops bundle runs for three weeks only. This is a great deal, and a great way to pick up a batch of books for a can’t beat price! – Joe Nassise

The initial titles in the bundle (minimum $3 to purchase) are:

  • Dead Ice by David Wood and Steven Savile
  • Infernal Games by Joseph Nassise
  • OUTCAST Ops: The Poseidon Initiative by Rick Chesler
  • Crucible by Steven Savile and Steve Lockley

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $12, you’ll get another four titles:

  • SNAFU: Heroes by Geoff Brown and Amanda J Spedding
  • Judgment Day by Joseph Nassise
  • Prime by Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis
  • Mortal Threat by A.J. Tata

The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com/specialops. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!

It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
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  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. We’re currently featuring Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
  • Receive extra books: If you beat our bonus price, you’re you’re getting eight total books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, Tweet us at @storybundle, Like us on Facebook, and Plus us on Google Plus. For press inquiries, please email press@storybundle.com.

 

Structuring Your Novel Class starts Thursday – Still Time to Sign up!

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Building a novel is like building a house. It’s only going to stand up if you start with a strong foundation.

In order to deliver the powerful emotional experience readers crave, you need to manage the conflict like a master architect. All the pieces need to be in the exact right place. And in order to do that, you have to understand your story at a structural level.

Joseph Nassise is the author of more than 20 novels. He’s seen success in both traditional and self-publishing. He’s written critically-acclaimed, internationally best-selling books, like the Templar Chronicles series. The dude knows how to write a book.

And he’s here to show you how.

This workshop will teach you the elemental structure that is at the core of every successful story. It’ll teach you how to adapt that structure to your work-in-progress, laying down the necessary foundation—and increasing its chance of success in the marketplace—letting you move forward with confidence.

In this class, you’ll get in-depth written lectures, homework assignments that’ll be critiqued by Joe and your classmates, and opportunities to pick Joe’s best-selling brain along the way.

* Because this class runs through the holiday season, assignment deadlines will be flexible, and extra time will be built into the schedule if required.

 

SIGN UP HERE

 

What This Class Covers

Lesson One – Overview

  • Understanding the Inherent Foundation of Your Story
  • Novel Structure and Reader Expectations
  • The Importance of Conflict
  • Heroes and Villains
  • 7-part novel structure plan

Lesson One Homework: Analyze a favorite book or movie using the 7-part story structure.

Lesson Two – Heroes, Villains, and Everything Between

  • Understanding Your Hero
  • Understanding Your Villain
  • How Your Conflict Impacts Both
  • Scenes and Chapters

Lesson Two Homework: Sketch out your hero, your villain, and the central conflict between them. Identify the Game Changing moments in your story.

Lesson Three – The Setup Phase

  • Setting Up the Story World
  • Setting Up Your Characters
  • Setting Up Your Conflict
  • Game Changer #1

Lesson Three Homework: Make a list of all the anticipated scenes in your novel. Divide them into the four sections of the story structure. Organize the Set-Up scenes into proper order, ending with Game Changer #1.

Lesson Four – The Reactive Phase

  • Hero’s Response to the Game Changing Event
  • The Importance of the Hero’s Loss of Control
  • Villains – the First Glimpse
  • Game Changer #2

Lesson Four Homework: Organize your Reactive Phase scenes into the proper order. Add additional scenes if necessary. End with Game Changer #2. Review scenes to be certain that they are all reactive and not proactive.

Lesson Five – The Proactive Phase

  • Try, Try, and Try Again
  • The Relationship between Story Tension and Story Stakes
  • Villains – the Second Glimpse
  • Heroes Must be Heroic
  • The Black-Night-of-the-Soul Moment
  • Game Changer #3

Lesson Five Homework: Organize Reactive Phase scenes into the proper order. Identify the “dark-night-of-the-soul” scene. Be sure stakes are raised each time the hero fails.

Lesson Six – The Resolution/Climax-of-the-Story Phase

  • What Makes a Satisfying Ending?
  • The Final Confrontation
  • Meta-arcs and Resolutions
  • Putting it All Together

Lesson Six Homework: Complete the roadmap of the entire story. Review to be certain the four sections of the story structure are balanced; adjust, if not. Use the scene list to write a present tense summary (synopsis) of the entire story.

Goals Of This Class

  • Learn about the building blocks of a novel from a best-selling author
  • Take your idea and build a strong foundation so you can move forward
  • Work with your instructor and your students toward producing the best work possible
  • Identify the major turning points of your story
  • Ensure the conflict is powerful enough to carry the tale before you start writing
  • Develop a written scene-by-scene roadmap of your story
  • Use that roadmap to produce a complete synopsis of the entire novel

 

SIGN UP HERE

Judgment Day now available!

Judgment Day is here!

The long-awaited fifth book in the Templar Chronicles is now available at the usual ebook retailers, with a paperback edition to follow by the end of the month.  This book picks up right where Infernal Games left off and answers quite a few questions that have arisen up to this point in the series.  Here’s the cover art and jacket copy…

Judgment Day JUDGMENT DAY
Book Five of the Templar Chronicles Series

Cade Williams’ worst nightmare has come true. The Necromancer’s black magick has not only released the Adversary from the infernal realms where Cade imprisoned it, but allowed the fallen angel to possess the body of Cade’s beloved wife, Gabrielle, in the process. When the Templars interrupt the ritual and kill the Necromancer, the Adversary sprouts wings and escapes into the darkness.

Branded a traitor by the Templars for his cooperation with the sorcerer, willing or not, Cade finds himself hunted by his former allies as an enemy of the Order while working feverishly to track down the Adversary and rescue his wife from the vile creature’s control. It is almost too much for the weary Echo Team commander to handle.

Just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, he makes contact with a creature known as the Forsaken One and discovers answers to the questions that have haunted him since the Adversary first appeared in his life. Answers that may ultimately cost him more than he ever imagined.

LINKS:  AmazonAmazon UKBarnes and Noble Kobo