Come get your books signed at the Maryland Renaissance Festival on September 14th with me!
Hi Everyone! Just a reminder that I’ll have my first ever book signing at Page After Page – the bookstore at the Maryland Renaissance festival – on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.
If you’re in the Delmarva Area and want your book signed (or want to buy a book there and get it signed) I’ll be around from 11-5. It’s a great time to get the new paperback edition of Laurel Emperor. Come and grab your copy (Or bring yours to get it signed). I may even have some treats for those awesome enough to visit me!
You heard it right folks! About a year after it’s release in digital format, Laurel Emperor is coming to paperback! I know many of you have been clamoring for a paperback version, and not only will it be ready to go, but it’s release will be timed to coincide with my first book signing. In fact, if you’re able to attend my book signing, you’ll be some of the first people to access the paperback copy, and the first in person! Watch This Space!
His Royal Highness has gratefully declared today to be a national holiday to commemorate the release of Laurel Emperor, Book 5 of the Steam Empire Chronicles.
Order Laurel Emperor today on Nook or Kindle! or Smashwords (Soon to make the novel available on Kobo & Apple iBooks.)
(Short Synopsis) Fans of Harry Turtledove & S.M. Stirling alike will love the fast-paced action and colorful world building of the Steam Empire Chronicles. In a timeline where Rome never fell & the Dark Ages never came to be, new challenges appear to fracture the still-mighty empire. Laurel Emperor is the heart-pounding, airship shaking, sword-breaking finale to this alternate history & steampunk series.
(Long Synopsis) Civil war rages across the fractured Roman Empire in the 1850s. Rightful heir to the throne Constantine Tiberius Appius has successfully repelled the Mongolian invasions, but at a cost. The usurper Sabinus, Constantine’s uncle, rules in Rome, and his forces press through the shattered loyalist defenses, stripped to support Constantine’s campaign in the east. Loyalist and rebel forces converge in Thrace, and as casualties mount, new weapons of war are unleashed upon friend and foe alike. Constantine and his closest allies, the men of the XIII Germania, find themselves once again thrust into the spotlight. As the loyalists march towards the inevitable final battle, they face the true question of war – how much are they willing to sacrifice for victory? The fate of the Empire rests with a handful of common legionnaires, led by the last true scion of a dynasty stretching over a thousand years, in the final novel of the Steam Empire Chronicles – Laurel Emperor.
Oh my gosh! It’s so close we can taste it! (if one could taste digital ebooks)
Pre-order Laurel Emperor today on Nook or Kindle! Help my book make it onto the best sellers list for Steampunk and Roman & Greek Mythology listings! Even Corbus wants a copy (because he doesn’t yet know how the book ends!)
If you aren’t sure where to start, grab the first book – Brass Legionnaire – for only 99 cents on Nook or Kindle or Smashwords!
Laurel Emperor Digital Pre-Orders are now live! Reserve yours now!
Greetings, followers of Constantine! Laurel Emperor is now available for preorder on Nook and Kindle! Follow the rightful emperor and pre-order your copy today.
Grab your digital copy today. If you’re waiting for a paperback version, the Kickstarter for illustrations and paperback formatting should be ready to go sometime in the next five days! I’ll keep you all up to date and informed on that as it happens! Ciao!
Laurel Emperor is off to the editors, culminating an eight year journey with the Steam Empire Chronicles. I won’t lie, I was exhausted finishing this book. It’s topped out around 94,000 words, with two brief epilogues. Beta readers were generally excited to see what was happening, although my readers will probably want to brush up on the events of the fourth novel – Steel Praetorian – to ensure they understand what’s going on!
Now begins the preparations for Cover Art (already under way!) and Kickstarter goals to get illustrations added to the novel! I’ll have more on that in a few weeks. In the meantime, here’s to the (temporary) end of the road!
It’s come to this, the end of the five book arc of the Steam Empire Chronicles. Laurel Emperor is done, and now awaits the tender (or not so tender) mercies of the beta readers.
All that’s left to do is get it to the editor’s this month (as soon as possible!) so that I can get the novel published! Once it gets to the editor, I’m anticipating running a kickstarter to once again add illustrations to the last novel. I wasn’t really happy with how I could only get two illustrations into Steel Praetorian, and I’d love to add some more to Laurel Emperor, considering it is the final novel of the series!
So what’s the estimated timeline? I’m hoping for an April/May Publishing date, right before the summer break, where everyone needs a good book (or five, I’ve got five novels now!) I’m anticipating trying to get the ebook version out first, followed by a print version later.
So what do you think? Would you be more inclined to get an ebook version over a print version if it came out first? Or would you be willing to wait for a print version? Let me know your thoughts!
It’s a snow day here in Maryland, where a wee tiny amount of snow has truly snarled a large chunk of traffic and provided me with the wonderful opportunity to catch up in typing for Laurel Emperor. I’ve hit 70k today, and that’s awesome because the end is in sight! Here’s a brief tidbit from today. As I said, I can’t share too much about what’s going on, because everyone deserves some surprises!
“How many times have I told you to call me Constantine, at least in private? I swear, if Tribune Gwendyrn didn’t remind me I presided over a water fight back in Brittenburg, I’d have gone crazy from all this…authority.” He drank the arak in one shot. “By Dionysus’ beard, I’d forgotten what this tasted like.” He examined the bottle of Syrian alcohol, grimacing as it went down. “Queen Naja insisted you drink this with me? What’s she trying to do, poison us?” He asked. Both men chuckled. Alexandros was glad to hear a bit of happiness return to the tent. It had been pretty dour the last few hours.
Also, as a reminder, if anyone is interested in ordering signed, author copies of any of my novels, simply email me using the CONTACT ME function above, with your name, address, and books, plus any message you’d like me to add (for gifts, as an example). I’ll send you a paypal quote and I can get to work on that!
Looking for a few good men and women to beta read Laurel Emperor! Do you have what it takes to read a book before it’s released and tell me what you think?
Greetings! Welcome to 2018 – I’m a bit behind I know. But things have been busy here. I’ve spent the last few days completing the entire Laurel Emperor outline (for real!) and have begun the last few chapters. If you didn’t know, I wrote the final chapter of the series somewhere in the middle of book number two. Don’t ask me why, I just happened to feel the need to record where everything was going.