Been a bit since a real update here but I've got something that is entirely too much fun for you to ignore!
What is this? A lirpg/gamelit adventure told in a serialized episode by episode form!
Read Episodes 1 and 2 for free>>> Tap here!
Tiergan isn't really that happy.
Then, of course, he isn't into the virtual reality insanity that the rest of the world is into. He's a grocery store clerk dealing with annoying patrons, after the abolishment of global governments to a few elites known only as Order Stadias. Ownership of personal property is gone. People are happy now... but only in their virtual worlds.
But what happens when Tiergan's only hope of saving his own life finds him trapped in the VR world Dwemhar Realms: Online?
BUT... you can read this outside of Amazon, too! 1$ patrons ALSO get access to this. You can join the Dwemhar Realms Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/DwemharRealms
So, pick your option and get to reading. You can read up to three episodes free on the link above and for a very nominal amount, unlock episodes for a few pennies!
Missing children? Thieves' guilds dipping into Necrodow? An elitist goverment covering it up?
Listen, if you're offended by violence or seeing kidnappers get what they deserve in glorious fashion, skip this. If you're looking for graphic magical violence, if you're a fan of The Rogue Elf series, or if you've never heard of me and want to see what non-comforming, not-silent-about-hard-to-talk-about-subjects author writes about without caring if he offends the radical Twitterverse, take a look.
Meet Bloodblade and see the bad guys get their due punishments but who is the actual bad guy here? :D
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The Rogue Elf and the Dwemhar Realms
Over the last year, I didn't post or publish as much. A few things happened across our world and it really slow down things. BUT... we're moving forward.
One of the most obvious things you'll see whether you're reading the books, following me on social media, or here on the website is the new Dwemhar Realms logo. If you see this, you know what you're getting. The ever-growing Dwemhar Realms has all your favorites from Valrin and the Stormborn Saga, to Kealin The Rogue Elf and that is where this post will be centering on from now on...
Kealin first appeared in my original trilogy, Rogues of Magic. Eventually, he got his own series including the Half-Elf Chronicles and the newer Shadow Elf Chronicles.
Thousands of readers read these books in their original form but I found a signifcant quality difference in the original Half-Bloods Rising and the most recent Shadow Elf book Trials of Eschal... so, I decided to act.
I rewrote Half-Bloods Rising, adding over 20k words and significant events that were simply missing from the OT book. Then, to simplify 'where to start' for readers, I decided to combine both series under ONE banner series title: The Rogue Elf.
Overall, the new version of Half-Bloods Rising is superior to the old in every way. If you haven't check it out, please do so: Half-Bloods Rising
That said, I left Shadow Elf readers waiting for their new book for far too long and I'm happy to announce that I'm well into this book's creation! (I'm looking at a May/June 2021 release!)
Overall, I'm thrilled to be able to bring you these re-imagined books and to finally be able to move forward with Kealin's story. If you're new to this world in general, you can get a free copy of Bloodblade, a side story featuring Kealin but in a much different view than normal. :)
Try Bloodblade for free! Tap here!
The Dwemhar Realms Patreon
Readers have asked for this so it's done.
Support me and my books directly, no massive corporation required!
Here's the deal. Do you want to support me and my books directly, get autographed paperbacks, or get DRM-Free (and no need to go through Amazon/Kobo/etc.) to read my ebooks?
What about books ahead of everyone else?
This is how you do it. For as little as 1$ you can get access to Patron-Only posts! See the graphic below for a few more offers!
I'm thrilled to be able to offer you this and I hope to see your name as one of my newest patrons!
Right now, I'm planning a Patron-Only series and that is super exciting! You're going to love it!
Join up here: https://www.patreon.com/DwemharRealms
The 2020 Truly Epic Fantasy Bundle - Curated by Kevin J. Anderson
It's Truly Epic, 2020!
Even in a pandemic, you can still go on an epic quest in your imagination. Your travel companions can stay socially distant as they charge across fantastic landscapes and battle dragons or mythic monsters…all while you stay safe at home with your e-reader.
Kevin J. Anderson has curated a Truly Epic Fantasy StoryBundle, with thirteen legendary stories of swords, dragons, wizards, maps, and everything else you need for your quest. You name your own price, a portion of the proceeds goes to a good cause, and you support indie authors. One StoryBundle to rule them all!
Andy Peloquin's The Renegade Apprentice: Evren's life as an apprentice priest is an endless torment, but when the chance to escape his slavery arises, he may find his freedom—and his life—cut very short in the dark, dangerous alleys of his city!
Ryan English's Obstacles is "300" meets "Lone Wolf and Cub": In a Greek-inspired fantasy world, a veteran soldier finds himself protecting a small group of orphans against bandits, monsters, and worse—and the consequences may be higher than he realizes.
Brian D. Meeks's Dragon's Fury: Most dragons crave gold, one dragon wants only power and revenge.
X Marks the Spot, edited by Lisa Mangum, is a swashbuckling anthology featuring a treasure trove of stories about pirates of all kinds and across all genres, from science fiction to historical to fantasy, and more.
Jada Fisher's Dragon Rider: Myradepf must overcome the odds, and her small stature, if she hopes to fulfill her dream of soaring through the skies on the back of dragon. In the process, she just might save the world.
J.T. Williams's Of Shadows and Blood: Kealin the Rogue Elf struggles with vampirism in a land where a bloody ideology threatens to destroy his only hope of salvation. Can he find a cure before he becomes like the very demons he fights? (HEY! Look! It's me!)
Scott Eder's Knight of Flame: Tainted by the very element he's supposed to control, an elemental Knight must overcome a centuries-old tragedy and find the balance to his fire-stoked rage to prevent his clandestine Order's ancient enemy from destroying all life in modern-day Tampa.
Kevin McLaughlin's Unbreakable Fury: The last of a cadre of magical warriors who went into retirement when her queen was killed and her kingdom fell, she finds herself dragged back into action when the corruption and chaos threatens her daughter's life.
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Marissa Farrar's Through a Dragon's Eyes: In a world where dragons are extinct, and magic is banned, can four races come together to restore the power of the Dragonstone and the Dragonsayer?
D.H. Dunn's The Fifth Interdictor: A magically enhanced warrior discovers her life has been an elaborate lie. What would you trade for the truth?
Writers of the Future, Volume 34, contains 12 expertly crafted and award-winning sci-fi and fantasy stories, from humorous to bone-chilling, with bonus stories by Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and L. Ron Hubbard, and essays on the craft of writing by Orson Scott Card and Jerry Pournelle.
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My new series Shadow Elf Chronicles is available now. Read on to learn more about Calinda! BUY or READ FOR FREE with Kindle Unlimited here: http://getbook.at/OfShadows
A promiscuous rogue and lover of all that will have her.... She uses her guile for her own benefit, sometimes even pulling in more to the cause to move against the rule of Mandurlaku. She has made a career of making all women and men either hate or love her. She cares little either way and even once stole the wife of the Purists, the cannibalistic shadow elves of the Northern Reaches just to “taste her”. Though she teases and jokes, she is faithful to the Order of the Black Tree and her brother, the only surviving member of her clan.
Race: Shadow Elf
Affiliations: Order of the Black Tree
Allies: Order of the Black Tree, Hands of Twilight, Rebel Factions of the Shadowlands
Roles: Seducer of the Order (self-titled)
Weapons: Magic (light elemental using a wand), sword.
Enemies: Blood Priestess of the Red Star, Targus under the command of the Emperor, Ascenders of Mandurlaku, Purists (she is wanted by them)
Shadow Elf Chronicles Character Profile: Rosk, leader of the Order of the Black Tree
My new series Shadow Elf Chronicles is available now. Read on to learn more about Rosk! BUY or READ FOR FREE with Kindle Unlimited here: http://getbook.at/OfShadows
Rosk was believed to have been one of the last to train under the druidic Order of The Moon before its collapse. Growing up as an orphan, he lived on the streets of Mandurlaku when it was called Mandurel. Though he was too short to be deemed a threat on the battlefield, he found luck when coming across a caravan of gypsies moving through the city.
However, he was only with them for a handful of years before seeking out more knowledge related to astrology and basic earth magic. Eventually, joining the Order of the Moon, he learned transfiguration and was able to hide at will. This skill came to use when the Purists annihilated the Order seeking to feed on the more naturally aligned druids.
From there, he met a rogue named Calinda and her brother Vake. They began as simple thieves but upon coming across a Rusis by the name of Jei, they vowed to form their own order in the shadow of the changes sensed across the Shadowlands.
With a penchant for drinking copious amounts of alcohol, he’s not the best at staying sober but he has managed to build up his Order of thieves and nobodies into a somewhat coherent force that keeps watch across the Shadowlands.
Race: Shadow Elf
Affiliations: Order of the Black Tree
Allies: Order of the Black Tree, Hands of Twilight, Rebel Factions of the Shadowlands
Roles: Master of the Order of the Black Tree
Weapons: Fire Magic, Transformations (including a white duck and a ferret capable of bursting into flames)
Enemies: Blood Priestess of the Red Star, Targus under the command of the Emperor, Ascenders of Mandurlaku
My new series Shadow Elf Chronicles is available now. Read on to learn more about Tizar! BUY or READ FOR FREE with Kindle Unlimited here: http://getbook.at/OfShadows
Tizar is a master of the natural magics, astronomy, transfiguration, and potion making. He has resided in the Shadowland capital of Mandurlaku for several decades. Before that, he was a Priest of the Northern god Wura and a member of the elusive Guardians of Wura, a companionship of adventurers that sought out sacraments of the gods, reclaiming them by any means necessary.
In his earlier years he studied within the Order of the Moon in the Northeast tips of the Shadowlands. Not much is known of him and being elusive in general, few know of his origins. Being that he is a master of deception, it is not known with certainty of even what race he is.
Race: Human/Shadow Elf/Unknown
Age: Believed to be over 500 years
Affiliations: Order of the Moon, Guardians of Wura, Priest of Wura
Roles:High Druid of Mandurlaku
Weapons: Wooden Staff, Hexing Stones, Potions (numerous)
Enemies: Blood Priestesses of the Red Star and essentially any that disturb his fishing…
Shadow Elf Chronicles Character Profile: Aiukel the Matriarch of the Hands of Twilight
My new series Shadow Elf Chronicles is available now. Read on to learn more about Auikel! BUY or READ FOR FREE with Kindle Unlimited here: http://getbook.at/OfShadows
Aiukel was only twenty-two when she was first inducted into the High Guard of Mandurel, tasked with protecting the religious temples of the city. After a civil war sparked between local Targus thirty two years later, she caught the eye of the elite warriors of the Emperor after witnessing her battle prowess and began training in the Shadow Guard at the young elven age of fifty-five. She quickly rose up through the Shadow Guard of Mandurel, and was a warrior who then went on to become one of the most highly regarded assassins to ever serve.
She earned particular regard hunting the Wizard of Twin Moons. Though she wasn't present when he was killed, she was honored for her actions elsewhere. After taking a concentrated arcane blast to her throat that left her temporarily blind in one eye and struggling to breathe, she single-handedly held the line against over two hundred goblins until the local militia could respond, saving the lives of countless area villagers and being awarded a sacred chakram from a coven of the goddess Ehtheriu.
Many years later during the fall of Mandurel, she secured those of the Shadow Guard to protect the royal clans of the emperor and the sacred sites of the Shadow Gods. Forming the Hands of Twilight, she is committed to stopping the spread of The Blood and returning Mandurel to its former glory.
Shadow Elf Chronicles Character Profile #1:
Race: Shadow Elf
Age: 252 years
Clan: Unknown, Leader of the Hands of Twilight
Affiliation: Hands of Twilight, Shadow Guard
Allies: The Purists, Order of the Black Tree, Falacar Bloodrunners
Roles: Matriarch of the Hands of Twilight, Leader of The Ten
Chakram of Etheriu, Silver Blades of the Silent, throwing daggers.
Abilities: Shadow Shift: Allows her to move silently within shadows.
Ascenders of the Great Seer
Blood Priestesses of the Red Star
Death Bane, found in Ragged Heroes, follows the character Nurias on his quest to obtain a weapon capable of killing the otherwise immortal necromancers.
Darkness Upon Redstone Lake is a tale within Beyond the Deepwoods. This story is set BEFORE the end of the world. Two young wizards see the coming apocalypse and struggle to survive and escape the evils of a dark spellcaster that seeks to claim their souls as his own!
"Where are the audiobooks?"
The Missing Audiobooks
Second only to “When’s the next book?”, the most common question I get via email and social media is questioning additional audio books in my Half-Elf Chronicles series. At least once a week someone messages me asking when will “book(s) X” be on Audible and I really don’t have a great answer.
For those of you that do know, I partnered with Mikael Naramore for Half-Bloods Rising. It was an awesome experience and the finished product was amazing. He was more than willing to narrate the next few books which was awesome there was only one issue. Cost. You pay for quality. I paid in the upper price tiers and while it is absolutely worth it, it hasn’t been something that I’ve been able to justify again. For the cost of one book, I can produce three to four novels WITH custom artwork… and who doesn’t like more books? 😊
Now, the first thought you might have is that perhaps going with a more affordable narrator would be a good idea. That might work but then I feel like I’m selling you all short! While I’m sure there is plenty of talent out there, it is extremely tedious to find the right “voice”. For Half-Bloods Rising I went through 40+ auditions, including at least three very well-known narrators. Ultimately, the best voices were the most expensive. It makes sense.
So, what’s the point of all this? My options. One thing I’m thinking about is potentially crowdfunding to support my audiobook projects. It’s an interesting idea (and something I’m only a little bit familiar with) but in my opinion, it’s on the table but I’m not too sure.
The best thing that could happen would be an email from Tantor Media or Podium Publishing. These are two very large audiobook publishing platforms that have been known to approach authors and offer some form of contract for audiobook rights. Personally, I feel like this is the best route for my entire collection to become available in audio format. But their selection process is random at best and I can not “apply” or “submit” my stuff for consideration.
What do you think? Do you want to know what you can do? Take a moment and TELL these two publishers you want to see my stuff in audio format. Trust me, they care what a potential customer wants and in our modern age, social media is the best way to get their attention. The Twitter and Facebook links to the two appropriate publishers are below. If you want to do this, awesome! If not, that’s perfectly fine. It’s kind of a weird request but I figured what the hell… you know?
I am actively working to sort out exactly how I might go about crowdfunding because frankly, I want to hear Half-Elf Chronicles as audiobooks! Listening to Half-Bloods Rising was like revisiting an old friend and let me experience the book in a way that is impossible to do by reading it as the author!
Podium Publishing’s Social Media
Tantor Audio’s Social Media
So follow the links. Say what you want and maybe drop a link to my stuff. Like I said, if enough people do it who knows what might happen. :)
So also another little update....a new book is coming very soon with the secret title of Wizard Acid... it's a weird but fun adventure with two wizards and a trickster god! Who is ready for some monster killing?
Keep your swords sharp and your magic at hand,
Lost Tales Of The Realm
Saints Of Wura