New Fantasy Release – Fire and Lies

Angela B. Chrysler, who has been featured on this blog a number of times before, has a new book coming out today, just in time for Indie Pride Day and the Fourth of July (if you’re in the USA).  It’s the second in her Norse-inspired dark fantasy series, entitled Fire and Lies:

fire

Click on the picture above to go the the Amazon page

Summary:

Blood waters the fields of Alfheim. War rips across the land of usurped kings and elves. The Fae gods draw near, and Queen Kallan’s strength is tested as she follows King Rune into Alfheim. But the Shadow Beast caged within Rune’s body writhes in hunger, and Kallan’s newest companion, Bergen the legendary Berserk, is determined to end the conflict with her life.

As the witch, the king, and the berserk come together, the truth buried within the past resurfaces. Now, Kallan must master a dormant power or watch her kingdom fall to the Fae who will stop at nothing to keep their lies.

Fire and Lies (Tales of the Drui Book #2) picks up right where Dolor and Shadow left off, concluding one chapter of Kallan’s life as the next chapter begins.

Trailer

She gave us excerpts of the first novel in the series, Dolor and Shadow, in this guest post she did about the psychology behind creating fictional characters and aspects of the backstory behind the creation of the series when she came on the podcast.  You can listen to that show in its entirety here or by simply going to iTunes and looking under “The Thirteenth Hour Podcast, Ep #35).

Check out her site here,  and help celebrate Indie Pride Day by giving one her books a read!

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

  • QR code email signup Signup for the mailing list for a free special edition podcast and a demo copy of The Thirteenth Hour!
  • Follow The Thirteenth Hour’s instagram pages: @the13thhr and @the13thhr.ost for your daily weekday dose of ninjas, martial arts bits, archery, flips, breakdancing action figures, fantasy art, 80s music, movies, and occasional pictures or songs from The Thirteenth Hour books.
  • Website: https://13thhr.wordpress.com
  • Book trailer: http://bit.ly/1VhJhXY
  • Interested in reading and reviewing The Thirteenth Hour for a free book?  Just email me at writejoshuablum@gmail.com for more details!

New Year, New Books Blog Tour 2016 + Giveaway

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be featuring three independent fantasy authors as part of a blog tour called New Year New Books 2016, arranged by Ama et Bemma, who keeps a book review blog herself.   As part of the lineup, The Thirteenth Hour will be featured on Joan’s Fiddler Blue blog.

(**If you have no idea what a blog tour is, you are not alone.  I had zero clue a year ago.  In simple terms, it’s where bloggers feature other authors’ work on their page.  It’s called a tour since there are usually a whole slew of blogs all doing this at the same time, all linked together under the same organizer.  Plus, if you’re an author, your book may be featured more than once during the rotation.  There is sometimes a significant financial investment required in order to join.  However, this one is free.)

Here are the authors who will be featured on this blog (covers from Goodreads and the authors themselves):

1/16/16: Joe Jackson, author of the Eve of Redemption series.

Salvation's Dawn White Serpent, Black Dragon (Eve of Redemption, #2)

1/19/16: Loarna Green, author of the All the Colors series.

All The Colours All The Darkness

1/22/16: Malinda Andrews, author of the Incalescent Trilogy.

Through the Mountains: A novel of the Ryder Chronicles (Incalescent Trilogy Book 1) IMG_4121 IMG_4120

I’ll also be talking more about their work on the weekly Thirteenth Hour podcast – probably a segment of each show over the next three weeks (one author per show).

BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAYS

Don’t forget to sign up at the Rafflecopter link below for a chance to win some free stuff supplied by the authors themselves.

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6ac455060/

I have a Thirteenth Hour magnet and a dropcard containing the book in various ebook formats with some bonus media in the raffle.

Stay up-to-date with the latest blog info at the main page here.  Stay tuned!

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

 

 

The Evolution of The Thirteenth Hour in Print

In honor of Indie Pride Day, here’s a picture of the different versions of The Thirteenth Hour.

2015-07-01 11.50.43

The first one, all the way to the left, dates from 1998 and was a self-bound edition that I made by printing out the pages a few at a time on an aging color-inkjet printer, all 212 of them.  I remember wanting a book-sized copy I could flip through and hold in my hands but didn’t expect the process to be so frustrating (the printer kept jamming, smearing ink everywhere, running out of ink, and generally creating a bad-word-inducing mess of a time).  At the time, that was the only option I knew of and the only thought I had towards publishing it.  The middle one, from 2000, I also printed out myself, has a hand sewn binding and is slightly longer at 236 pages.  The pages are formatted a little differently and the font is a bit smaller, so I must have added more material.  And lastly, the final published 2nd edition version courtesy of Createspace, with much smaller font, much more material, and a decade and a half in between, weighing in at 329 pages.

In the near future, I’ll post some more pictures of the older editions.  There’s some material I also edited out so I’ll go back and see if any of it was actually worth saving 🙂

Happy Indie Pride Day, and congrats and well done to all those indie authors out there showcasing published works!

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞