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A great review for The Last Blade and a special bonus!

Posted in Art Stuff., Author Announcements and Appearances., Reviews From Others. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2013 by beauschemery


Wow! The Novel Approach has given The Last Blade a fantastic review. Give it a read here:

And just so this isn’t just a big plug for the book *wink, wink, nudge, nudge* Here’s a quick sketch of The Prince of Toads with his enchanted dagger. Thanks all!



Two very nice reviews for The Unlikely Hero.

Posted in Reviews From Others. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2013 by beauschemery

The Unlikely Hero is out now and I’ve recieved two splendid reviews. One from Pixie at MM Good Book Reviews:

And one from The Novel Approach:


The Last Blade- Cover Revealed and more…

Posted in Art Stuff., Author Announcements and Appearances. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by beauschemery

The Last Blade- Cover Revealed and more...

Here it is- the final image for the cover of The Last Blade: The Verses of Vrelenden Book Two. That’s our hero, Ren with his mage, Dish.

Here’s the blurb for the book:
Ren Mallorian is finally a hero. He helped Celestrian, the lost unicorn, complete his quest, and he defeated the kingdom’s worst enemy, Grimthorn. Now Ren lives in the capital city doing odd quests for the king and his nobles—but he misses Celestrian.

One day the king summons Ren and the Prince of Toads, a noble who has taken the role of irreverent sidekick, and tasks them with assembling a team to combat an uprising in the Zombie Kingdom. On their journey across Vrelenden, they gather allies: Discimus, an accomplished wizard and a smug bastard (it’s a good thing he’s pretty). Jaron A-Dale, the captain of a city guard and an accomplished knight. Acorn, a tiny and mysterious elf girl. And an unexpected and extremely dangerous traveling companion.

But is there more to the Zombie threat and its newly raised army of the undead than meets the eye? Ren is having a tough time keeping his head straight, and with Ren and Dish distracted—both by their romance of convenience and the absence of the men they love—this may prove Ren’s most dangerous quest yet.

And you can pre-order it here:

I will also be attending Book Expo America in NY this year with my publisher, Harmony Ink Press. If you are going this great event stop by and say hi!

Book Cover, Blurb and Appearances! Oh my.

Posted in Art Stuff., Author Announcements and Appearances. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by beauschemery

The new cover revealed! Meet Celestrian and Mother Dragon from my newest YA novel, The Unlikely Hero. This little gem will be releasing April 15th from Harmony Ink Press with a cover by me:) Also a few more appearances have been added: the Public Library for Union County on April 22nd. I’ll also be at America’s Most Wanted Collectibles in Williamsport for Free Comic Book Day on May 4th. More news on those as they grow closer. Below is the blurb for The Unlikely Hero. It’s the first book of a series that promises to be a lot of fun. Think the bastard son of J.R.R. Tolkien and Monty Python. Enjoy!

Despite the suspicions Mother Dragon shared with Celestrian before her death, he may be the last surviving unicorn of Vrelenden—though most may simply think him some crazy person with a horn attached to his forehead. Nevertheless, Trian has nothing to hold on to but hope, and he’s about to hang that hope on an unlikely hero named Renwald Mallorian. Ren may have been born an accountant’s son, but he’s longed to be a professional hero for as long as he can remember, and he’s read every book on the subject he could get his hands on. When Trian arrives and hires him to find the last remaining unicorns, Ren jumps at the offer and their quest begins.

But the evil Father Denkham is intent on obtaining the last unicorn and sets a deadly assassin on their trail. If that isn’t bad enough, they’ll face a Vampire, Dragon, bandits, and zombies. Their only hope now is for Ren to prove he’s the hero he always dreamed of becoming—but no book in the world could have prepared him for what’s in store.