Just in time for Christmas I’ve released the entire trilogy of Pixie Noir, Trickster Noir, and Dragon Noir under one cover. It’s just shy of 300K words and it’s perfect for gift-giving. One book with three books inside, plus an Author’s Foreward about the writing of the series, and a teaser in the back for… Read More New Release!
You can now purchase the ebook version of Dragon Noir. Paper version will be available in about 1-2 weeks. The ebook is DRM-free, as all of my books are, and available in the Kindle Unlimited program for those reading on a budget. You can read a pre-release review here. So it is with Cedar’s writing.… Read More Dragon Noir is live!
You will find the previous snippets here… Great White Hunter I wheezed for air, and managed to hold up my hands so he could see them empty. “Conrad, dammit…” I had to stop and suck wind. “Hellifino who you are.” He boomed, from close range. I was bent over trying not to throw up, and… Read More Dragon Noir: Snippet 10
Looking for a good book for the weekend? My review of Agatha H, Girl Genius books didn’t have you clicking the ‘buy’ button? I’m going to suggest a couple of places where you can go and find cheap, good reads, and even easier, you can sign up for daily emails of recommendations so you never… Read More Finding a New Book to Read
I had a really nice evening last night. It was really fun to get out, network, and play with peers. I came home bouncy and inspired, if tired from a long day, and found… well, the usual, really. But the thing is, they are attacking a very nice person, and trying to drag her down… Read More Free Fiction and Cheap, too!
I’m so close to the end of the book, now… I just glanced down and I can see the word count below the edge of the browser. 27,784 words… Wait, you’re saying, I thought you were writing a novel? Surely it’s longer than that. Yeah, it is. What I did with Pixie Noir, and I… Read More The End is Near
‘Pixie Noir’ author possesses talent Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:00 am (link is behind a paywall) By MARK LARDAS (snipped) What follows is a rollicking fantasy adventure. If you have ever wondered what literary cocktail would result from a mix of Mercedes Lackey’s Bardic Voices novels, Larry Corriea’s Monster Hunter tales, the detective novels of Dashiell… Read More Pixie Noir Reviewed
Pixie Noir is now available through Smashwords in multiple formats, and will soon be available in other popular ebook retailers, as well. “To those of you who thought there was nothing new worth reading in Fantasy: Pixie Noir proves that you are wrong. The pace picks up throughout, so save this book for a weekend, or… Read More Pixie Noir Smashwords Release
Pixie Noir is now available for sale in print, and ebook. Enjoy, and let me know what you thought! If you want to read all the snippets first, start here, Sunday Snippets. ************ “Among other things.” “When can we start?” “Let’s go up on deck.” I stepped out into the hall and looked both ways,… Read More Pixie Noir: Snippet 12
It’s not the same for any of us, this process of creation, but I’ve found that sometimes I’ll read about what someone else is doing and it clicks for me. Over at Mad Genius Club this morning I elaborate on what I was thinking and doing as I wrote Pixie Noir, hoping that perhaps I… Read More Writing Process
I’m beginning to write Trickster Noir, the sequel to Pixie Noir. To get into the mood, I’m reading noir fiction. I’ve been looking for recommendations, and was given a nice list by friends. For Pixie, I was reading Spillane and Louis L’Amour’s detective stories. I’d been reading Hammett a few months before I started writing… Read More Reading Noir
I thought this would be the last snippet, but you will get one more before the book is available for sale. For a sense of perspective, Pixie Noir is over 95K words long, and in the snippets total there will be about 24K words. You are only a quarter of the way through the story,… Read More Pixie Noir: Snippet 11