Salve! I’ve been making some progress on the Last Gladiator – 13,500 words to be specific. Take a look!
Just wanted to share a small tidbit from The Last Gladiator. I’ve written over 10,000 words now, and that means I’m over halfway done! Super excited to share this with you in the coming months! Read on to explore some of the new content in The Last Gladiator.
Here’s Thursday’s tasteful tidbit of my most recent writing from the Last Gladiator. I’ve got almost 7,000 words, and now you get to enjoy some of them, courtesy of my newest main character – Lucia.
Anyone interested in being a beta reader – better let me know asap as I’m looking for feedback on this novella by Labor Day!
If you’ve read the title, than you know what this is about! Edition 2.0 of Brass Legionnaire is on the way! Don’t know what that is?! Check it out for only 99 cents on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords!
I wanted to share this because it’s a big step for me to go back and make some subtle tweaks and changes to Brass Legionnaire, improving the overall experience and adding small additional sentences, scenes, and such here and there. It’s not a major change, more a refinement. If you have the digital version of Brass Legionnaire, it should update automatically (within the next month).
I’ll also be excited to share the cover art for the Last Gladiator in the next few weeks.
Until then – Ciao!
Today I’m going to talk about diversity in steampunk and alternate history novels – specifically what I’m planning to do to build some more realism and diversity into my own world. Read on to find out more.
I wanted to share the first page excerpt from my latest novella, the Last Gladiator. Focusing on a much smaller part of the world, it details the story of Master Ilyensio Horatio, master of the Ludus Magnus, one of the last training compounds for human gladiators in an era when the mechagladiators are about to dominate the colliseum. C&C always appreciated, let me know what you think! The goal for this is roughly 10-12,000 words, as I’d love to start getting some more novellas out this year and next with the eventual goal of creating that print anthology to accompany the Steam Empire Chronicle series.
Salve! Happy Holidays!
Just a reminder that you can grab all of my books in print and ebook form this Holiday Season!
If you’re not sure where to start, get my Award Winning first novel – Brass Legionnaire – Now only 99 cents in ebook!
Once you’re hooked, check out the rest of the series with Copper Centurion, Iron Tribune, and Steel Praetorian! Get all caught up before the series finale is published next year!
What’s that? You want even MORE Roman Steampunk Adventure fun!?
Check out my novellas! Fast and quick reads with great backstory on characters you’ve come to love.
Both are cheap as chips, especially during this holiday season. You can get both for 99 cents. Check them out as well, and buy the whole set!
It’s July, and Smashwords is running their awesome Summer Sale, and this year, every novel of the Steam Empire Chronicles will be on sale! This includes Antioch Burns.
Even better, since Roma Aeronautica was already 99 cents, you can now get it for the low-low price of FREE. That’s right, an entirely free novella!
While the coupon codes will be posted on Smashwords, here they are just in case you need them. Coupons (and the deals!) expire on July 30th, so take advantage of them while you can!
UPDATE: YOU CAN SIMPLY DO SSW25 ON ALL BOOKS FOR 25% OFF!
Brass Legionnaire – ES38A
Copper Centurion – PY73T
Iron Tribune – YV83X
Steel Praetorian – CE53F
Roma Aeronautica – SU56Q (This makes the novella entirely free!)
Antioch Burns – (Will be added as available)
So happy to share these with you and to share the work on Laurel Emperor this month – looking forward to getting this book done!
So I’ve been thinking about what is next for the Steam Empire Chronicles. Obviously, I still have to finish Laurel Emperor! But what then?
Here are a few long term goals. So far I’ve got the following ideas…
- A novella about the Battle of the Teutonberg forest (victory for the Romans, of course!)
- A novella about the arrival of Romans in the New World.
- A novella about the last real gladiator of Rome
- Compose all the novellas into an Anthology with a bonus novella inside – definitely would consider adding illustrations to this novella collection.
- Make a giant omnibus of all the Steam Empire Chronicle Novels into one large print book (Not digital) – definitely add some more illustrations to Steel Praetorian in this, and then adding them to the current ebook as well.
- I’d love to get some audiobooks done, but only if there’s significant interest. I’m thinking a kickstarter for this would be worth it.
- Without revealing any spoilers, if people seemed interested, I’d start working on some spin-offs focusing on characters, especially in the new world or in more ‘historical’ situations in the novels.
Thoughts? What would you guys like to see?