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1) What is the working title of your book?

My latest release sheduled for this summer is Shades of Virtue – the sequel to Shadows of Kings

 2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
My sons and I have always enjoyed having jousts with our plastic knights, so much of the inspiration came from them.
3) What genre does your book fall under?
Epic Fantasy
4) Which actors would you chose to play characters in a movie rendition?
Lucia – Amanda Seyfried
Rizela – Angolina Jolie
Dragana, Marcel, Lambert, and Aimon…hmmm…that would take more thought.
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The fate of Humanity on the tip of a lance.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Published by Twilight Times Books and I don’t like sharing money with agents. (Unless they can get me a movie deal)
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It’s hard for me to pin down how long a project takes. I am generally working on three at a time.
8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
My world definitely has a Game of Thrones feel to it.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My children and my love for all things fantasy.
10) What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There are good knights…and not so good knights. Combine that with magic, and you have quite the backdrop.
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Hello everyone! I’m sorry for not posting anything for a spell. I’ve been so busy coordinating my blog tour with the various websites along with other promotional endeavors. However, I decided to take a pause in order to give my subscribers the 411.

The print run for the book is underway and the teaser book trailer is complete. The trailer will be distributed on multiple sites in mid May. Shadows of Kings should also be listed on Amazon.com pretty soon as well. Release date is still set for June 15th. Whew!

Oh…almost forgot. The book cover’s font was adjusted slightly as well. Pretty snazzy.

Oceans of love,

Jack

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Medieval Knight to the tournament. Knight fest...

Image via Wikipedia

In the village of Kilgan, there was a Tavern Wench.

She flirted with her patrons, with spilt ale as her stench.

Her lover was a Blacksmith, and treated her unkind.

She left him for a Baker to find some piece of mind.

But the Baker was no better, his crust was often stale,

so she sought for a another, but her heart could not prevail.

And then by chance one evening,  she came upon a Knight.

He charmed her with words and deeds and watched her heart take flight.

The Knight was of good bloodline; the Tavern Wench much less,

but she still granted favors underneath her soiled dress.

She hinted of a union; dreams of manors in Valdeli,

but the Knight had refused her, fearing a bastard in her belly.

The Knight still had feelings, but the Tavern Wench felt scorned.

So she found solace with another, leaving him to mourn.

But the Knight found a maiden, whose bloodline did not lack,

while the Tavern Wench’s lover left bruises on her back.

***A song commonly sung by Bards at the Laughing Boar – a favorite of Sir Lambert of House Valere and the Knights of Kilgan.

(All places and characters are from the Dragon Rising series. Photo is from Wikipedia)

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