Posted in Books, tagged cover art, Dragon Rising, Epic Fantasy, fantasy, jack whitsel, Kindle, knights, magic, Shades of Virtue, shadows of kings, ural akyuz on May 6, 2013|
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When I proposed the concept to the publisher, the senior editor had her doubts that he could pull it off. I never doubted, and sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, Ural Akyuz has hit another home run. I cannot say enough about his artistic abilities.
Now that the cover art is complete, Ural’s next endeavor will be some new art for my swag. If you love Dragons, then you will not be left wanting.
As far as the release of Shades of Virtue is concerned, the actual date has not been nailed down yet by Twilight Times Books, but I’m still hopeful for an end of summer or early fall release. Trust me, I am just as frustrated as you are, but sometimes that is how things roll in this industry. If you enjoyed Shadows of Kings, I promise the wait will be worth it.
The third book, Shards of Malice is almost complete. I am just putting on the finishing touches. In the months to come, there will be an announcement about a new series related to my Avalla universe.
That wraps things up for now. I hope you like the cover of the second installment of the Dragon Rising series.
Oceans of Love,
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Christmas and holiday season, clothing, coffee, Dragon Maiden, men clothing, mugs, Shadow of Kings, sweatershirts, t-shirts, ural akyuz, womens clothing on December 10, 2011|
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I wanted to wait until my book release…I really, really did. But after receiving a number of products for my review and approval, I couldn’t resist. As wonderful as the quality of the products are, I must reserve the bulk of my kudos to the creative genius behind the image. Like the cover of Shadow of Kings
, Ural Akyuz went to work again to provide me with an image that was simple, but yet possessed a punch. After I decided on the type of headshot I wanted for Lady Lucia
, it was Ural who brought my Dragon Maiden to life.
So here I was, surrounded by some cool stuff in the middle of the Holiday Season. What generally accompanies the Holidays is indulgence. With that aspect of my nature in full throttle, I have decided to open The Secret Throne
store now, instead of waiting until Shadows of Kings
is released in June, 2012. My plan is to close it at the first of the year and reopen it as my release date nears. Of course, if loud voices say otherwise, I’ll leave it open.
For now, there is only one image on multiple clothing products and miscellaneous items. Be advised– more images and products will be added. But for the time being, I’m keeping it simple, as I prefer to test things out slowly before exposing them to the outside world.
To my beloved fans of geekdom and all things fantasy, I present The Secret Throne. http://www.printfection.com/Secretthrone
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