Category Archives: Cloak Games

CLOAK GAMES & writer milestones

I was looking at the Kobo Epic Fantasy bestseller list, and I saw that CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER was right next to the Terry Brooks Starter Pack, which contained THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE, and RUNNING WITH THE DEMON.

It was pretty cool to see that because I read all three of those books a long time ago, before the Internet, (I think I read RUNNING WITH THE DEMON in 1997, which was the first year I used the Internet), and long before I became a writer. MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE is still one of my favorite books, lo these many years later.

So that was one of those cool little writer milestones that you don’t expect. Thanks everyone!

-JM

 

FROSTBORN & THE GHOSTS questions

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the cover image of FROSTBORN: THE DRAGON KNIGHT, here are answers to some questions:

-The cover was done by Clarissa Yeo of Yocla Designs. She does good work!

-If all goes well, FROSTBORN: THE DRAGON KNIGHT will come out in March. (Bear in mind that “in March” includes up to 11:59 PM on March 31st, technically.)

-In March, I will finish writing CLOAK GAMES: TOMB HOWL. That should come out in April.

-In April, I’m going to start writing the final FROSTBORN book and GHOST IN THE RING. If all goes well, the last FROSTBORN book will come out in May, and GHOST IN THE RING will come out in June/July.

That’s the plan for the next couple of months, barring weather, health, Real Life, etc.

Thanks for reading! More books soon. 🙂

-JM

CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN now available!

I’m pleased to report that CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN is now available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CanadaAmazon GermanyAmazon AustraliaBarnes & NobleiTunesKobo, Google Play, and Smashwords.

Click here to read the first chapter of CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN.

Nadia Moran’s luck has run out at last.

The High Queen’s Inquisition is coming for her, led by the Lord Inquisitor himself. Desperate and trapped, Nadia has no choice but to cut a deal.

Nadia is a master thief, and even the Lord Inquisitor needs things stolen.

But the price of Nadia’s freedom might destroy her utterly…

CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN description

Here’s the book description for CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN. Coming February 2017!

Nadia Moran’s luck has run out at last.

The High Queen’s Inquisition is coming for her, led by the Lord Inquisitor himself. Desperate and trapped, Nadia has no choice but to cut a deal.

Nadia is a master thief, and even the Lord Inquisitor needs things stolen.

But the price of Nadia’s freedom might destroy her utterly…

Frostborn & Cloak Games progress report

Today’s writing projects:
 
-Continue editing CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN. It’s interesting to edit the CLOAK GAMES books because Nadia has such a distinctive voice.
 
-Finish up the outline for FROSTBORN: THE DRAGON KNIGHT (Frostborn #14). Hopefully I should be able to start the book during the last week of January.
 
-Work more on print book layout. CLOAK GAMES: SHATTER STONE should be available in print shortly.
-JM

CLOAK GAMES excerpt

An excerpt from the CLOAK GAMES short story I’m presently writing:

Nadia kept her magical ability a secret, but I had known about it for a long time.

It was the little things. I lived with Dr. James Marney and his wife Lucy, former retainers of Lord Morvilind who could not have children of their own, and Nadia visited us often. Sometimes I saw her cry when she returned from one of her jobs from Morvilind. She knew way more about guns and bombs and locks and security systems than most people did.

Also, there was the time I walked into her room and saw her levitating small objects with magic. That was sort of a giveaway.

-JM

CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN rough draft done!

The rough draft of CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN is done! If all goes well I will have the book out in February.

It was an interesting book. I don’t think I’ve ever written anything quite like it before.

I don’t always do a bonus short story with a CLOAK GAMES book, but I’m going to do one this time. It will be from the POV of Russell Moran,  and he and Riordan will have an unexpected adventure together. Newsletter subscribers will get a coupon code that will let them get the short story for free off Smashwords when CLOAK GAMES: TRUTH CHAIN comes out, so be sure to subscribe to my new-release newsletter now!

-JM