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Councilor Ebook Special This Week

Today you can get Councilor for $2.99 at this link

And today and through May 21st, you can also get it for $2.99 at this link.

B&N 3-Day Pre-Order Sale on Councilor and Contrarian

Barnes and Noble will selling preordered copies of the forthcoming mass market paperback of Councilor and the forthcoming hardcover of Contrarian at 25% off from April 26 through April 28!

Contrarian link

Councilor link

Questions for the Author

Unbeknownst to me, some software interfaces were combining to flag every question posed through the Ask the Author section of the website as spam, but spam of a sort that never even got to the spam section of email. Apparently, they went to spam limbo or the equivalent.

We THINK we’ve got the problem solved. At least test questions are now getting to me.

So if you have or had a question, please try again!

Imager E-Book On Sale All March

IMAGER — the first book of The Imager Portfolio — will be on sale at $3.99 for the entire month of March in the U.S. and Canada as a Kindle Monthly Deal.

It’s a good chance to try the beginning of the 12-book series and/or to tell your friends about it.


The ebook version of THE MAGIC OF RECLUCE will be on sale for the entire month of February, effective across all U.S. and Canadian retailers for $3.99.

NOTE: When I originally posted this, I forgot to ask “where?”

Archform Beauty Audiobook 50% Off

From now until Tuesday March 14th, Tantor Media will be offering Archform: Beauty at 50% off.

The link is:

25% Off Pre-Orders from B&N

Barnes and Noble is offering 25% off on pre-orders for a limited period [January 25-27], which would include the mass market edition of COUNCILOR as well as the hardcover edition of CONTRARIAN.

The links are:

Coming Soon — “The Unexpected Dachshund”

“The Unexpected Dachshund” is my short story in Instinct: An Animal Rescuers Anthology, which will be out on March 7, 2023.

The theme of the anthology is how our animal companions can at times rescue us, and my story deals with, naturally, a dachshund on a colony planet with an eco-system that turns out to be much stranger than anyone imagines. The dachshund, of course, is based upon Buddy Mozart, whom I’m holding in the poster below.

And besides enjoying my story [I hope], if you buy the anthology, you’ll also be supporting Lifeline Puppy Rescue.

Instinct will be available as an ebook and a paperback. Paperbacks are not eligible for pre-order but will be available March 7th!

Upcoming ISOLATE sale!!!

For just 8 days, from June 27th through July 3rd, the e-book version of Isolate will be on sale for the fantastic low price of $2.99. The low price will be effective across all retailers.

Prices this low are rare indeed. So if you’ve been waiting for a good deal, this is it!

Archform: Beauty Available as Audiobook

Tantor Media has just released the audiobook version of Archform:Beauty, which is available from Tantor, Amazon, Audible, and Barnes & Noble.

The second related book — Flash — will be released in late June.

IMAGER Kindle Sale

Starting today, the Kindle version of Imager will be on sale for $3.99 for the month of May.

If you already have it, please pass on the word!

B&N 3-Day Pre-Order Special

For the next three days, from April 20th through April 22nd, Barnes & Noble is offering 25% off on pre-ordered books.

That means you can get the hardcover of Councilor or the mass-market edition of Isolate at a discount.

The check-out code is PREORDER25

Archform: Beauty/Flash Audio Releases

Tantor Media will be releasing Archform:Beauty in audio in May and Flash in July.

With those releases, my entire backlist will be available in audio format.

Conversation With Scott Drakeford

Last night, Mysterious Galaxy books hosted a virtual event — a conversation between Scott Drakeford and me about our recent books, his Rise of the Mages and my Isolate.

Mysterious Galaxy was kind enough to record and post the event for those who were unable to view it live.—scott/1


Barnes & Noble is offering a 25% off sale on all pre-ordered books for just three days, starting tomorrow, January 26th.

That means you can get Councilor for25% off, either in hard-cover or in ebook.

Details at B&N:

Dates: 1/26/22-1/28/22

Main landing page:

eBook landing page:

Coupon code (for checkout)


Tubby & Coo’s Interview

For those who are interested, here’s the link for the interview I did with the New Orleans book store, Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop.

Chilling Tales

Earlier today, I joined three other authors for a discussion of our latest books, sponsored by Tor and Firehouse Books, with a focus on the aspects of horror in those books. I discussed Isolate, which will, I’m assured, actually be published on November 16th.

The other three authors were Cat Valente, Jennifer Marie Brissett, and Thomas Olde Heuvelt, which provided a definite sweep across the F&SF genre

Here’s the link, but you will have to give an email address and some sort of name.

ISOLATE — More Delays

TOr has just informed me that the publication/release date of ISOLATE has been pushed back to November 16th, because capacity problems at the printing plant have worsened. I’ve been told that the delay is not specific to just ISOLATE, but affects 15 other TOR titles as well, and presumably titles from other publishers.

ISOLATE Publication Delayed

Last night I was informed by TOR that the publication date of Isolate has been delayed until November 2nd because of the shortage of trained workers at the printing plant that produces all Macmillan books — as well as books for other publishers. This delay affects not only Isolate, but other TOR books and books from other publishers.

I was particularly happy with the original publication/release date because it fell on my birthday, but such a fortunate coincidence turned out to be too good to be true…as is often the case with coincidences.

“Imager” E-Book Price Deal

As part of the advance promotion for Isolate, the forthcoming first book of “The Grand Illusion,” all ebook versions of Imager will be receiving an eBook downprice promotion ($2.99) all throughout September.

So… if don’t have Imager in ebook format or if you haven’t tried the books of The Imager Portfolio, this September promotion will offer an inexpensive way to start.