Welcome to the website of Jonathan Moeller!
I am the author of THE GHOSTS, DEMONSOULED, FROSTBORN, THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS, and THE THIRD SOUL series of fantasy novels.
Check out my free books – CHILD OF THE GHOSTS, DEMONSOULED, THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS, and THE TESTING.
You can email me at jmcontact at jonathanmoeller.com, and follow me at Facebook and also at Twitter. Be sure to sign up for my new release newsletter to receive free bonus stories!
If you are looking for the reading order of my series, keep scrolling down!
THE GHOSTS SERIES:
- CHILD OF THE GHOSTS
- GHOST IN THE FLAMES
- GHOST IN THE BLOOD
- GHOST IN THE STORM
- GHOST IN THE STONE
- GHOST IN THE FORGE
- GHOST IN THE ASHES
- GHOST IN THE MASK
- GHOST IN THE SURGE
- GHOST IN THE COWL
- GHOST IN THE MAZE
THE DEMONSOULED SERIES
- SOUL OF TYRANTS
- SOUL OF SERPENTS
- SOUL OF DRAGONS
- SOUL OF SORCERY
- SOUL OF SKULLS
- SOUL OF SWORDS
THE FROSTBORN SERIES
- FROSTBORN: THE GRAY KNIGHT
- FROSTBORN: THE EIGHTFOLD KNIFE
- FROSTBORN: THE UNDYING WIZARD
- FROSTBORN: THE MASTER THIEF
THE THIRD SOUL SERIES
- THE TESTING
- THE ASSASSINS
- THE BLOOD SHAMAN
- THE HIGH DEMON
- THE BURNING CHILD
- THE OUTLAW ADEPT
- THE BLACK PALADIN
- THE TOMB OF BALIGANT
THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS SERIES
- THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS
- A KNIGHT OF THE SACRED BLADE
- A WIZARD OF THE WHITE COUNCIL
- THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS
I read a review of GHOST IN THE STORM that caused a moment of reflection.
I used to detest writing anything even vaguely romantic. This is why neither GHOST IN THE FLAMES nor GHOST IN THE BLOOD have no romantic subplots whatsoever, the closest being a retired veteran’s long quest to save his kidnapped wife from slave traders.
Later, it occurred to me that that I was like a baker attempting to make cakes without sugar. It is, of course, possible to make a tasty cake without sugar, if you use enough spices and the right ingredients. It is also possible to ruin a cake with too much sugar.
However, it is nonetheless much easier to bake a cake with sugar than without.
So it is with romance. It really is a vital part of the writers’ toolkit. It can provide character motivations, subplots, and character development. It is a remarkably versatile storytelling tool.
But one thing is clear: if two characters have a romantic relationship, the story is all the better if they suffer for it, if they have to work for it.
A thought which occurs to me as I look at the outline for future GHOST EXILE and FROSTBORN books.
The table of contents for GHOST IN THE HUNT. I always enjoy thinking up the chapter titles.
Chapter 1 – Shadow Knives
Chapter 2 – Voices
Chapter 3 – Thieves
Chapter 4 – The Lord Ambassador’s Wife
Chapter 5 – The Umbarian Order
Chapter 6 – Poems
Chapter 7 – Embassies
Chapter 8 – Huntress
Chapter 9 – Masks
Chapter 10 – Refuge
Chapter 11 – Pilgrims
Chapter 12 – The Old Religion
Chapter 13 – The Headman
Chapter 14 – Confessions
Chapter 15 – Balarigar
Chapter 16 – Friends and Allies
Chapter 17 – Silent Ash Temple
Chapter 18 – Promises
Chapter 19 – At The End
Chapter 20 – Huntress and Prey
Chapter 21 – Wider Circles
Chapter 22 – The Loremaster
Between Facebook, this website, Goodreads, and Twitter, we had fifteen different nominations for our unofficial “who should play Caina Amalas” poll. You can pick your top two choices below, and next week we’ll announce the winner and the runner up!
Here’s the first chapter of GHOST IN THE HUNT! Follow the link to read.
One of the most common questions I get concerns who I think should play Caina Amalas in any (purely hypothetical, alas) movie or TV adaptation of THE GHOSTS.
My usual response to this question is “Umm…” because my knowledge of contemporary pop culture is, alas, rather lacking. I customarily say that I think Caina looks like Trinity from the first MATRIX movie, but the first MATRIX movie came out in 1999, which was probably the last time my knowledge of pop culture was anything approaching current.
So let’s open it up to nominations! Suggest who you think should play Caina in a movie or TV adaptation, and in a few days we’ll run a poll to decide the winner.
Kobo is doing a special sale for 30% off on select books ending Monday 8/18, and FROSTBORN: THE GRAY KNIGHT (the first book in the FROSTBORN series), is one of those books. So if you’re a Kobo user and you want to give the FROSTBORN series a try, now is an excellent chance!
Follow the link below, and use the coupon code ROMANCE30.
Link to the sale here.
Looks like GHOST IN THE HUNT will land at about 96,000 words long, which puts it at approximately 4700 Kindle locations. That makes it the longest GHOSTS book since GHOST IN THE MASK, and the third-longest of the entire series behind CHILD OF THE GHOSTS and GHOST IN THE MASK.
If all goes well I’ll post a sample chapter next week.
I like this bit from GHOST IN THE HUNT:
“For the gods’ sake,” said Caina, her temper slipping a bit. “Have you only shown up to say you cannot help me? Why bother at all then? If I happen to starve to death, are you going to appear with a bowl of rice and eat it while saying that you are forbidden from feeding me?”
“Of course not,” said Samnirdamnus. “I am an immortal spirit of the netherworld. I do not require material sustenance.”
After I mentioned that FROSTBORN: THE IRON TOWER sold more copies on Amazon UK than on Amazon US, a few people wanted to know where I sold the most books. That seemed like an interesting question, so here is the percentage breakdown of where I sold books in July.
Amazon US = 45%
Amazon UK = 31%
Barnes & Noble = 10%
Apple iBooks = 5%
Google Play = 2.5%
Amazon Australia = 1.3%
Kobo = 1.1%
Other (Scribd/Oyster/etc) = 1.1%
Amazon Germany = 0.8%
So Amazon is the big fish with about 80% of the total, but I did have quite a bit of growth in Google Play from earlier in the year. Google Play sells in a lot of different countries, so it is interesting to see where people buy books. It has been an educational experience – prior to Google Play, I did not know that the national currency of Vietnam was the “dong”, but I do now!
Editing is underway on GHOST IN THE HUNT, so lets have a look at the cover!