Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spotlight on Kelley Hensing and Magic Most Foul themed art!

Today I want to introduce you to fabulously talented, multi-published fantasy illustrator Kelley Hensing, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, she was the recipient of the "Movado Future Legends" art award for 2010. Her artwork has graced countless gaming books, murals, card designs, scultpures, art shows and events across the country and has appeared in such prestigous outlets as Spectrum 18. I am so proud of her.

Kelley and I go way back, to the Goth clubs of Cincinnati in our youth, to sitting dreaming in coffee shops of the days we'd be in New York writing and making art. Those days are here, we remain treasured friends and I'm so excited to be teaming up with this gifted woman as I prepare to launch the Magic Most Foul finale, THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS, 3/5 right here on this blog.

For our $50.00 sponsors, Kelley will be creating a limited edition 5x7 Magic Most Foul themed print that will be included with a signed, completed copy of THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS. Donations will help cover the many and multi-layered editorial and production costs of serialzing the novel for free throughout this year and then making it available fully in print and digital this November. $20.00 sponsors will received signed copies of the book along with a sponsor token, but of course any donations are welcome towards the cause as the first serial prepares to launch 3/5!

Cheers and blessings!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BIG NEWS: The Magic Most Foul finale serializes HERE next month!

Magic Most Foul fans! You don't have to wait until November to get your fix on the next Gothic, Victorian, fantastical and paranormal adventures of Lord Denbury and Natalie Stewart! You can start NEXT MONTH! March 5th I am embarking on a new venture that is a very old venture indeed: serialization. Most Victorian era novelists serialized their fiction at some point into small pieces released in a number of weeks and months in various 19th century magazines. Charles Dickens' "Household Words" was home to many a famous story and novel serializing from one issue to the next. So what better to honour my Victorian tales but to serialize one?

Beginning next month, THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS, A Finale of Magic Most Foul will begin its first segment right here! For free! The goal is to have segments released consistently from March through November when the novel will then be available for sale in print and across digital platforms. If you think this is nifty, please consider donating to the cause. Donations will directly support this project; me, my editorial staff and the production staff that will be designing and formatting the electronic and print novels for sale. It takes a village to make a book. Any contributions at or above $20 will automatically receive a signed print copy of the novel in November, contributions of $50 or more will receive a signed novel and a limited edition 5 x 7 Magic Most Foul themed print by award-winning, multi-published fantasy illustrator Kelley Hensing. Just use the "Donate" button on the upper right sidebar and you'll automatically be added to the sponsor list at whatever level you choose, donations of any amount are appreciated to help the series reach as far as it can.

Think this is a nifty idea worth sharing? Tell your friends! We need as big of an audience as possible for the finale of Magic Most Foul! But don't let the word "finale" make you sad, this book is a launch cannon onto the next series! You'll see familiar faces and meet new ones who will be served up directly into my new saga THE ETERNA FILES releasing in 2014 from Tor / Macmillan! All my Victorian-set series are parallel worlds and they've only just begun entwining! More news about the second life of my STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL saga coming soon as well!

Happy haunting and we'll see you very soon to tell a harrowing tale!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

NEW RELEASE! The World of Tomorrow Is Sadly Outdated

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW IS SADLY OUTDATED - Across all digital platforms for $2.99

New York City: The Year is 1889.
New York City: The year is the future.
In 1889 a group of bold pseudo-scientists discover the "temporal current" and begin to view the distant futures that await the Empire City. In the future, all life as we know it has crumbled, leaving New York City a ghost town with a populous scrabbling to survive underground. In the past it's up to an unlikely group of Victorian heroines and heroes to preserve something of their world to save their future generations. In the future it's up to an unlikely group of survivors to take a leap of faith; discovering what their ancestors left for them with no more guarantees than love and hope.

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Download now from:
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