Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Jack of Troubles available Feb 3, 2015

Release day is fast approaching for Jack of Troubles, the first book of my Crystal Deck of Ryuu series. Still putting the final touches on the print version to upload to Createspace, but the Smashwords ebook (and consequently at Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo) is done and ready to release.

Dara, one of the Simmasi Royal Rangers, is tasked with escorting Prince Shaelon across the Simmasi Kingdom. It proves more challenging than either one could guess when they are beset by assassins trying to make sure the Prince doesn’t reach his grandfather’s army. As her King knew she would, Dara goes further than her original orders, offering to both protect and fight beside the Shaelon as he leads the army his grandfather assembled to reclaim their ancestral throne. The army is up to the task if Dara can just keep Shaelon alive long enough.

So begins the Crystal Deck of Ryuu, a series of five books. Each book will tell a single story and the five will flow together to tell the complete tale. Some characters will live and some will die. Some are good and some are bad and it is not always immediately obvious where they fall.

Book Two, Queen of Darkness, is written and awaiting editing and the other three are still under development.

Jack of Troubles releases February 3, 2015 on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo. A special early edition is currently available on Amazon, as is a related book of short stories, Voyages of Lord Carvin (which includes the first 5 chapters of Jack of Troubles).