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Road of Leaves- Fantasy Novel on sale

Road of Leaves novelLooking for a fun novel to read? Try ROAD OF LEAVES. This Arthurian Fantasy is on sale this weekend at Amazon for only 99 cents as an e-book. (January 21- 27, 2016).

This is the first book in the Ways of Camelot trilogy. The second book, ROAD OF WATERS, is already out. Book 3, CAMELOT OF THE ROADS, will be released in 2016, as will the 4th and final book, ROAD OF CLOUDS.

ROAD OF LEAVES is a great tale, set in Arthurian times, where you will follow a magician’s apprentice named Thomas as he faces scheming sorcerers, magical beings, and an enchanted road gone wild.

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What is ROAD OF LEAVES about? Well, here’s a short blurb on the novel:

Magic, Mayhem, and Mystery

There are no simple roads to Camelot. Thomas is a magician’s apprentice who must travel to the Camelot guild house for his master. He takes the Road of Leaves, an enchanted tree-lined way that shifts every night as the winds move its leafy route. He joins a walking party that includes a monk, merchants, a troubadour, and an old woman.

Thom expects a pleasant hike along the Road that was crafted by the great wizard Merlin. Instead, he staggers into murder, magical warfare, and romance. While trying to make his way to Arthur’s capital, Thom fights natural forces, a sorceress, and a pair of ornery goats.

Not only must Thom struggle to use magic he barely understands, but he also has to face an enchantment that is far beyond his comprehension. An enchantment that fights back, for the Road of Leaves will defend itself.

Buy it today and start reading ROAD OF LEAVES on your e-reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone.

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Road of Leaves- Fantasy Novel on sale for 99 cents

 

Road of Leaves novel

Looking for a fun novel to read? Try ROAD OF LEAVES. This Arthurian Fantasy is on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents as an e-book. (April 16-22, 2015).

This is the first book in the Ways of Camelot trilogy. Book 2 (ROAD OF WATERS) is already available and the final book (ROAD OF CLOUDS) will be released very soon (Spring 2015).

ROAD OF LEAVES is a great tale, set in Arthurian times, where you will follow a magician’s apprentice named Thomas as he faces scheming sorcerers, magical beings, and an enchanted road gone wild.

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What is ROAD OF LEAVES about? Well, here’s a short blurb on the novel:

Beware, for the Road stirs every night. When the leaves begin to blow, death follows.

Thom must travel the Road of Leaves for his master. He takes the enchanted, leaf-covered route to get to the hidden city of Camelot. As a magician’s apprentice he knows a little about enchantments, but when the Road’s magic goes wild, he has no idea how to stop it.

He and a few other travelers survive windstorms and attacks, reaching the Isle of Sun. But there he learns that a sorceress has captured Queen Guinevere and severed the Road’s link to Camelot. Thom must try to rescue the queen, in spite of his limited skills at magic. Not only is the queen in danger but so is Adele, the young woman who has captured his affection.

He goes back out onto the wind-torn Road, helped by a monk, a mercenary, and some pixies. Somehow, he must fight his way through to rescue his queen and his love, and to stop the attack on the Road of Leaves.

ROAD OF LEAVES- Book 1 of the WAYS OF CAMELOT, a fantasy trilogy.

Buy it today and start reading ROAD OF LEAVES on your e-reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone.

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Road of Leaves- Fantasy Novel on sale in the UK

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This is for my readers in the United Kingdom: Looking for a fun novel to read? Try ROAD OF LEAVES. This Arthurian Fantasy is on sale for the next 5 days at Amazon for only  L 0.99 as an e-book. (March 19-26, 2015).

This is the first book in the Ways of Camelot trilogy. The second book, ROAD OF WATERS, is also available through Amazon. The third book of this trilogy, ROAD OF CLOUDS, will be out within the next 2 months.

ROAD OF LEAVES is a great tale, set in Arthurian times, where you will follow a magician’s apprentice named Thomas as he faces scheming sorcerers, magical beings, and an enchanted road gone wild.

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What is ROAD OF LEAVES about? Well, here’s a short blurb on the novel:

Magic, Mayhem, and Mystery

There are no simple roads to Camelot. Thomas is a magician’s apprentice who must travel to the Camelot guild house for his master. He takes the Road of Leaves, an enchanted tree-lined way that shifts every night as the winds move its leafy route. He joins a walking party that includes a monk, merchants, a troubadour, and an old woman.

Thom expects a pleasant hike along the Road that was crafted by the great wizard Merlin. Instead, he staggers into murder, magical warfare, and romance. While trying to make his way to Arthur’s capital, Thom fights natural forces, a sorceress, and a pair of ornery goats.

Not only must Thom struggle to use magic he barely understands, but he also has to face an enchantment that is far beyond his comprehension. An enchantment that fights back, for the Road of Leaves will defend itself.

Buy it today and start reading ROAD OF LEAVES on your e-reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone.

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Thanks for you interest in my books. Book 2 of this trilogy, ROAD OF WATERS, is already available and Book 3, ROAD OF CLOUDS will be released this spring.

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Road of Leaves- Price Reduction

Road of Leaves coverLooking for a fun novel to read? Try ROAD OF LEAVES, book 1 of the Ways of Camelot series. To celebrate the release of Book 2, Road of Leaves has been reduced in price to just $2.99 for the e-book and $11.99 for the trade paperback version (suggested US retail prices)

The third book of this series, ROAD OF CLOUDS, will be out late 2014/ early 2015.

ROAD OF LEAVES is a great tale, set in Arthurian times, where you will follow a magician’s apprentice named Thomas as he faces scheming sorcerers, magical beings, and an enchanted road gone wild.

Amazon buy button

What is ROAD OF LEAVES about? Well, here’s a short blurb on the novel:

Magic, Mayhem, and Mystery

There are no simple roads to Camelot. Thomas is a magician’s apprentice who must travel to the Camelot guild house for his master. He takes the Road of Leaves, an enchanted tree-lined way that shifts every night as the winds move its leafy route. He joins a walking party that includes a monk, merchants, a troubadour, and an old woman.

Thom expects a pleasant hike along the Road that was crafted by the great wizard Merlin. Instead, he staggers into murder, magical warfare, and romance. While trying to make his way to Arthur’s capital, Thom fights natural forces, a sorceress, and a pair of ornery goats.

Not only must Thom struggle to use magic he barely understands, but he also has to face an enchantment that is far beyond his comprehension. An enchantment that fights back, for the Road of Leaves will defend itself.

Buy it today and start reading ROAD OF LEAVES on your e-reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone.

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What about those of us in the UK? For our readers in the UK, use the link below.

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Thanks for you interest in my books. Book 2 of this trilogy, ROAD OF WATERS, will be coming out in about one month.

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Road of Waters- Book 2 of the Ways of Camelot series

 

Road of Waters

ROAD OF WATERS, book 2 in the Ways of Camelot series, continues the adventures of Thomas, the magician-in-training.

Beware the glowing Road of Waters, for it changes course throughout the night. It is a fickle Road that can drown its enemies.

Thom doesn’t like traveling by river galley, but he has no choice. The Guild council has sent him to help Keeper Weston- at least they claim that’s his assignment. He soon learns that all isn’t as it seems. One of his companions is shape-shifting, mermaids find a dead wizard, and sorcerers are hunting King Arthur.

Thom must fight, using the magic he hasn’t yet mastered. And this time, his enemies are some of the most powerful sorcerers in the land. As the Road of Waters goes wild, Thom must rescue the king, protect his friends, and avenge his master.

ROAD OF WATERS- Book 2 of the WAYS OF CAMELOT, a fantasy trilogy.

Title: Road of Waters
Series: a Ways of Camelot novel (Book 2)
Publisher: Reader Hill
US Suggested Price: $2.99 e-book/ $14.99 trade paperback
Available from major book retailers, including:

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Looking for Book 1 in the Ways of Camelot series?

This series starts with ROAD OF LEAVES.
Click here to learn more about book 1.

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Road of Leaves- Fantasy Novel on sale

Road of Leaves coverLooking for a fun novel to read? Try ROAD OF LEAVES. This Arthurian Fantasy is on sale this weekend at Amazon for only 99 cents as an e-book. (August 21- 24, 2014).

This is the first book in the Ways of Camelot trilogy. The second book, ROAD OF WATERS, will be released in about one month. The third book, ROAD OF CLOUDS, will be out before the end of the year.

ROAD OF LEAVES is a great tale, set in Arthurian times, where you will follow a magician’s apprentice named Thomas as he faces scheming sorcerers, magical beings, and an enchanted road gone wild.

Amazon buy button

What is ROAD OF LEAVES about? Well, here’s a short blurb on the novel:

Magic, Mayhem, and Mystery

There are no simple roads to Camelot. Thomas is a magician’s apprentice who must travel to the Camelot guild house for his master. He takes the Road of Leaves, an enchanted tree-lined way that shifts every night as the winds move its leafy route. He joins a walking party that includes a monk, merchants, a troubadour, and an old woman.

Thom expects a pleasant hike along the Road that was crafted by the great wizard Merlin. Instead, he staggers into murder, magical warfare, and romance. While trying to make his way to Arthur’s capital, Thom fights natural forces, a sorceress, and a pair of ornery goats.

Not only must Thom struggle to use magic he barely understands, but he also has to face an enchantment that is far beyond his comprehension. An enchantment that fights back, for the Road of Leaves will defend itself.

Buy it today and start reading ROAD OF LEAVES on your e-reader, computer, tablet, or smart phone.

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What about those of us in the UK? For our readers in the UK, this novel will be on sale from Aug 22-24, 2014.

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Thanks for you interest in my books. Book 2 of this trilogy, ROAD OF WATERS, will be coming out in about one month.

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Fallen King novel on sale from July 11 to 17

Fallen King cover5For those who may be interested in getting an e-book copy of FALLEN KING, my epic fantasy novel, it will be on sale at Amazon through July 17, 2014 for only 99 Cents

 

Get your copy today, and read it on your Kindle, computer, tablet or smart phone. Need the Kindle app? It is free from Amazon.

FALLEN KING, a fantastic tale of heroes, demons, and a desperate heir. This epic fantasy is over 580 pages in length.

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Road of Waters book cover sample

For those who might be interested, here’s a mock-up of the cover for Road of Waters, book 2 of the Ways of Camelot trilogy. The book is over 90% done. Just about another week of writing, then its on to editing and polishing. The book should be ready for release this summer!

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Summer Challenge: week one

This summer, I have challenged myself to a rigorous writing schedule. To help stay accountable, I will be publishing my daily numbers here.

DAY 1 (Monday June 9th)

Fiction word count: 3,191

Non-Fiction word count: 0

Editing work completed: 0

Publishing work completed: 0

Marketing work completed: 0

DAY 2 (Tuesday)

Fiction word count: 2,125

Non-Fiction word count: 0

Editing work completed: 0

Publishing work completed: 0

Marketing work completed: 0

DAY 3 (Wednesday)

Fiction word count: 2,125

Non-Fiction word count: 0

Editing work completed: 0

Publishing work completed: 0

Marketing work completed: 0

DAY 4 (Thursday)

Fiction word count: 2,371

Non-Fiction word count: 0

Editing work completed: 0

Publishing work completed: 0

Marketing work completed: 0

DAY 5 (Friday)

Fiction word count: 2,383

Non-Fiction word count: 0

Editing work completed: 0

Publishing work completed: 0

Marketing work completed: 0

DAY 6 (Saturday)

Fiction word count: 616

Non-Fiction word count: 0

Editing work completed: 0

Publishing work completed: 0

Marketing work completed: 0

Week Totals:

Fiction word count: 12,811

Non-Fiction word count: 0

Editing work completed: 0

Publishing work completed: 0

Marketing work completed: 0

 

 

 

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Road of Leaves- an excerpt

Today I thought I would share a short section from my latest fantasy novel, Road of Leaves.  This snippet comes from the middle of the book, providing a humorous side story. Our main character, Thomas the magician’s apprentice, has just survived a harrowing journey through the first leg of the Road of Leaves. Thom and Francis, a monk from his traveling party, are trying to relax for the night on the Travelers’ Field, when another of their party shows up.

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Thom looked to where the monk pointed and saw Geoffrey trudging onto the traveler’s field, appearing dejected. The youth looked around the meadow, spotted them, and headed their way.

“He’s coming to us,” said Thom with a slight frown. He had no desire to put up with that silly rooster.

“We’re the easiest to spot, being away from the crowd. You should have hid among all the others if you didn’t want to be noticed,” said Francis cheerfully. “Just be glad it’s not Iago coming over to sneer and insult.”

The noble’s son walked near but then stopped, apparently unsure if he would be welcomed.

“Lord Geoffrey, this is our camp,” said Francis. “If you come as companion and fellow camper, then welcome. You may come and join us. If you are looking for servants to order around, then find some other group because we are freemen.”

“I am simply looking for a place to sleep,” replied Geoffrey, raising both hands in protest. “Have I ever tried ordering either of you? I do not expect to be waited on. I just don’t want to be alone.”

The monk strode over and put a welcoming arm over the youth’s shoulder. “Then join us, my son. Set your saddlebags down and find some soft grass to cushion your blanket. You will have a more comfortable bed than most in that overcrowded inn, though maybe not as fine a dinner.”

Geoffrey dropped his bags and all three settled in to eat a cold meal, sharing what they had. Afterward, an awkward silence settled on them until Francis made a suggestion. “Why don’t the two of you go visit the pixie gathering? Tonight promises to be a boisterous one with such a large crowd of travelers. I will stay and watch our camp.”

Thom wasn’t certain he wanted to go carousing with a noble.

However, before he could demur, Geoffrey spoke up. “That is a wonderful idea. Always before, I have traveled by the Road of Waters to Camelot but this time I wanted to see a Pixie Eve. The other boys speak of it so highly. Let us go, Thomas.”

“Have fun,” said Francis. “I will enjoy some quiet for my prayers. But be wary of the Pix Ale, for its potent enough to make a bear drunk, let alone young fellows like the two of you.”

Geoffrey headed off, now excited, motioning for Thom to join him. The apprentice felt he had no choice but to go along.

“Oh, and one more thing, Thomas,” said Francis as the two left. “Pixies are drawn to music and to magic, so if you don’t want them pressing in on you, avoid crafting any enchantments.”

“No matter how hard anyone begs, they’ll get no magic out of me tonight,” said Thom. His ability to hear magical elements still had not returned, but he didn’t want to say so in front of the nobleman.

Francis gave him a frowning nod, apparently understanding what he meant.

* * *

The walk helped to clear Thom’s head, the dizziness fading. However, he was still deaf to magic. He tried his best to ignore that loss, concentrating on the darkened village they were passing through.

Sometime during their walk over to the Pixvale green, Geoffrey started treating Thom like a fellow squire. He shared his excitement of intermingling with pixies and experiencing their native customs. “I heard from David that a pixie girl’s kiss is as soft as a puppy’s fur but will set your lips to burning.”

“Don’t try stealing any kisses,” urged Thom, imagining the young noble angering the whole assembly. “We are in their land now and not your father’s.”

Geoffrey giggled nervously. “I would not be so bold a thief even at my father’s court. Do not worry, Thomas. I will not molest any pixie’s lips, though I will certainly not refuse any kiss offered.” Again he giggled with excitement.

Thom heard more outrageous stories about the powers and proclivities of pixies, all sworn true by various squires of the court and not one of them believable. As Geoffrey bantered, Thom listened without much comment. By the time they reached the commons, Thom was convinced that the Goat Woman was not disguised as the young noble, for he doubted anyone could keep up such an act.

On the community green, the pixies had already started their evening competitions. Thom heard music, singing, and laughter. Tall torches stood everywhere, giving the area an abundance of light. He saw pixie men sitting in a circle for some sort of drinking game. Apparently humans were welcome, for three men sat among them, towering over the smaller folk. A pair of pixies marched around the outside of the circle carrying a large pitcher and, whenever the singing stopped, they grabbed the nearest sitter and pulled his head back, pouring a dark, foamy beverage into his mouth.

“Look! A Draught Circle. Jacob claims to have won at that last year, winning a keg and a pixie’s kiss.”

Thom sensed that the squires of the royal court spent as much time dreaming about cuddling a girl as they did dreaming about becoming a knight. He had no such luxury. He was still just an apprentice and of no interest to any woman looking for romance. Following a few more years of total poverty, he had another decade as a journeyman. The only women trying to kiss him wanted something, be it money or a potion to curse their enemy. When they learned he had neither to give, they quickly lost interest.

As they stepped onto the grasses, Thom noticed a line of canopies where the visiting nobles congregated. “Do you want to go over there, my lord?”

“Me? Not likely,” said Geoffrey, frowning. “I would be spending the whole night running errands and fetching drinks. I might be a squire at Camelot, but here I would be just another lad to order around. Besides, some of them are the louts I was traveling with when my horse faltered. They denied me aid when I needed it, so I have no desire to be in their company. I am a gentleman, but they might provoke me to call them out for their boorishness.”

Thom doubted that a mere squire could demand a fight from his betters, but he was no expert on noble customs. Frankly, he gave Geoffrey’s words little hearing, for he was distracted by one of those walking among the canopies. She moved gracefully through the crowd, carrying a full flask of wine but spilling not a drop. She took it to a middle-aged woman reclining on a campaign chair under the middlemost tent. The maid poured into a waiting cup, expertly anticipating her mistress’ tendency to jerk the target as she watched the festivities. When done, the maid stepped back out of the way to await her next order.

Thom remembered her face, her smile, her vibrant personality.

Adele.

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