Maybe I should write a background non-fiction history?

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Tactical Layout of the H.M.A.S. Scioparto

Tactical Layout of the H.M.A.S. Scioparto

I had a thought. Maybe people would be interested if I wrote a non-fiction style history as an accompaniment to the rest of the novels. Something like “A Roman’s Guide to Modern History: The Roman Empire in the 18th Century.”

Thoughts? Would you buy it?

Mid-Writing Posting: Feedback Requested!

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Hi All,

Below is a snippet from Chapter Three. Long and short, if you’ve read Roma Aeronautica, you’ll have some more insight into the discussion below. Let me know what you think so far. Bear in mind, this is only a rough draft, small typos will most likely be removed by the time it gets to the second or third writing stage.

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Novellas and the Self Published Author: Remix Part 1

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About a year or so ago, I posted this article on Novellas and the self-published author. I’ve put the original article on the bottom of this post for your enjoyment. I’ve now published two novellas, one through my traditional self-publishing system, and one through a small publisher, to try and see which approach I like more. I figured it would be beneficial to share my new insights and thoughts.

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Interview with Steampunk September Founder Penelope Bartotto

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Author and Steampunk September Founder Penelope Bartotto is a veteran book reviewer and avid reader. She’s been reviewing books since the late 1990s, and happened to contact me a while ago to invite me to join her Steampunk September event. Now in it’s 3rd year, Steampunk September highlights genre authors and their works, as well as providing authors with a wonderful outlet to meet new people, expand their readership, and hear about tips and tricks from other authors. From her website…
 
Many think they know what the genre is about, and many have no idea. Our goal is to bring the genre to the attention of the Universe and beyond. Featuring authors, illustrators, artisans, and more; we aim to bring you into the world of steampunk, literally.
 

So enjoy the interview, and I’ll be proud to join her in the events during Steampunk September, which will feature both Brass Legionnaire and Copper Centurion!

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Antioch Burns Now Live! Plus the #Steamlit Extravaganza!

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Antioch Burns is now live on Amazon, Nook, and Smashwords!

When a scouting expedition goes disastrously wrong, Marius Quinctius Regillus finds himself in a horde of trouble. With the Mongols encircling the grand fortress city of Antioch, Regillus and his men are trapped between a governor’s ambitions and the Mongolian weaponry. With nowhere to turn, can they save the city, or will Antioch Burn?

Discover a new threat to the industrial Imperium of Rome in Antioch Burns, the latest novella in the Steam Empire Chronicles by award-winning author Daniel Ottalini.

Ever wondered what happened to those pansy Persians? Got a hankering to see the Mongols unleash some horde-ifyingly awesome surprises? Antioch Burns is the right book for you!

BUT WAIT! THAT’S NOT ALL!

For a limited time, Brass Legionnaire is on sale for only 99 cents, and if you own a physical copy of the novel, it’s FREE to download this week only! If you haven’t gotten my award winning novel yet, there’s no better time! The price goes back up this weekend! They’ll be more on the #steamlit #extravaganza coming out tonight as well, but don’t wait, get Brass Legionnaire and Antioch Burns now!

Bonus Interview with Author Ichabod Temperance

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Hail, fellow Romans! As my readers may know, I’m taking part in a wonderful Steampunk Author Promotion at the end of April, the Steamlit Extravaganza. As you may well know, I’m a fast reader, and occasionally, that means I do something silly! In this case, that silly thing turned out well in the end, as I scored not one but TWO interviews for you to peruse!

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Possible Blurbs for Antioch Burns

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Hi everyone,

Antioch Burns will probably be uploaded sometime this next week! I’m so excited! Last thing on my plate is the website and webstore blurbs. Take a look at the two options below and let me know what you think!

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#Steamlit buildup: Martin Kee Interview


Daniel Ottalini:

I love this! Great to always hear about other author’s writing, especially during #steamlit April!

Originally posted on James Calbraith:

steamlit As part of the buildup for the #Steampunk Lit Extravaganza , we’re doing interview with each other. So here’s mine with the author Martin Kee .
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and the book you’re promoting.
I’m a former game developer and content writer. I’ve written all my life, but only decided to write novels around five years ago. Currently I am living in Idaho with my wife, a couple of cats and a rabbit. I am trying to make a career out of not wearing pants.
A LATENT DARK is about that hidden part of ourselves we know is there, but choose to not talk about. It’s about a girl who can see this part of people plain as day, and the theocracy who wants to capture her because of it. She’s pursued by a man named Lyle Summers, who appears as sort of a cross between…

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Interview with Steampunk Author James Calbraith

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Banner-copy21-1024x426As part of our #Steamlit Steampunk promotion, I was fortunate enough to both interview and be interviewed by another steampunk author. You can view my interview here.

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to interview James Calbraith, author of the Year of the Dragon Series, a Japanese Steampunk tale. I should mention, the covers are gorgeous and he’s offering a great deal on his first four books – The Year of the Dragon Series, Books 1-4: The Crimson Robe – Which I think everyone should check out. Before I blabber on unnecessarily, here’s the interview ;-) Continue reading

Review: Exiles of Arcadia


Primus Seneca has lived most of his life in exile. Ten years ago his father led an army against the ruthless dictator Tiberius–and was crushed. Now the general plans his revenge from the snowy heart of the Boreal forest, and sixteen-year-old Primus is eager to join his father’s legion. But once he is sworn in, Primus begins to unravel family secrets that will shake his faith in the cause, his father, and the very nature of the gods.”

Exiles of Arcadia Disclaimer: I received a review copy free from the author. Generally, I say no to review requests, only because I fear I won’t have the time to do them properly. This story, being a novella, I considered short enough to take a chance on. I’m glad I did.

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