Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Final Countdown!

So, it has come to this. The date is set and this time it will be out, no maybes, no possiblys, no hopes, just YES, THE DAMN THING WILL FINALLY BE AVAILABLE, Fading in Darkness: Empire of Blood Book Two will be released on April 23rd and you can now pre-order the ebook, paperback, or one of 20 limited edition hardcovers directly from my site! And along with the release of Fading in Darkness, I've decided to go with some new artwork. Just look at these beautiful covers by Elena Helfrecht:

I've made a lot of big decisions about this series recently. For a long time, many people have assumed it would be a trilogy. And from the very beginning I had foreseen it as likely being at least a 5 book series. But a lot's changed since I first started writing Fading in Darkness and now it's looking like those prophecies of trilogy are starting to come true... for Empire of Blood. But for those who love these characters, who, when they've read the final pages of Rising from Ashes: Empire of Blood Book Three (yes, that's the official title of book three) and will not want it to end hopefully you can find comfort in this: Empire of Blood is only the FIRST trilogy. After EoB I'll be taking a fair break from this series. And when I come back to it, I'll be starting the next trilogy: Queen of the Dead. I've been holding on to this revelation for a while. I hope you're as excited about it as I am.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You're Writing Too Slow, Bob!

So, I've been working on a lot of stuff this past year and a lot of people have been complaining that I'm not putting out enough books, etc. Whether it be, "When's Fading in Darkness coming out?" or "Write faster, Bob!" or "The other writers I read actually put out books!" or even, "Goddamnit, Bob, how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?" Well, okay, not that last one, but yeah, you get the point. I admit I get distracted easy, and I tend to have too many things going on at the same time. I can't help it. It's the way I've always been. As far as writing goes, 2012 saw me put out nothing but a few short stories and this weird collection of short fiction, excerpts of future works, and outtakes from old ones. But there is a reason! Ah ha, you say, I knew there was a method to your madness, Bob, you weren't just pissing in the wind after all! No, sirree! I was writing! And editing. And editing. And editing some more. But I was also writing. 2012 was a sacrifice to the immortal Mayan gods of the work in progress novel that never fucking ends. So, just to show that I'm not a complete slacker, here's a nice list of what should be coming out the next couple of years thanks to 2012's gracious sacrifice!

List of books for 2013:

Written by me:
Exit Reality: A Ray Garrett/Lifeline Techno Thriller (Novella, February)
Fading in Darkness: Empire of Blood Book Two (Novel, April, for really real this time and there will be a pre-order page soon!)
Soul Serve: A Ray Garrett/Lifeline Techno Thriller (Novella)
The Nesting Place (Novella)
The Rise of Caesar (Novella)
The Sorceress Child (Book One of The Heir of Kelzar, YA Novel)

Edited or co-edited by me:

Nightscapes: Volume 1
Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge

Novels and novellas from Nightscape Press:
The Evolutionist by Rena Mason
Angel of Shadwell by Jonathan Templar
Sterling City by Stephen Graham Jones
Stealing Night by Peter Giglio

Books I'm hoping to release in 2014:

Written by me:
Rising From Ashes: Empire of Blood Book Three (Novel)
The Quiet (Novel, Book One of The Quiet Trilogy based on my novella of the same name. to be followed by The Hidden and wrapped up with The Screaming)

So, there you go. Lots of info to digest there, but I do hope you'll be anticipating the release of these titles just as much as I am!

Oh and while I have your attention, if you haven't donated to Blood Type yet, there's still about 6 more hours left to do so. Anyone who donates $25 or more gets free Nightscape press ebooks for life!!! Just go to

Monday, January 14, 2013

There's now only two more days left to help out the charitable anthology I'm doing for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust! The Indiegogo fundraiser for Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge ends tomorrow (Tuesday January 15th) at 11:59 PM Pacific Time! The anthology will include stories by Mike Resnick, Laird Barron, Tim Waggoner, Stephen Graham Jones, Michael Collings, Pete Giglio, H.E. Roulo, Brian Fatah Steele, Jason Duke, Amelia Mangan, and more to come! Also Peter Watts has agreed to contribute a story! And now, anyone who donates or has donated $25 or more will also receive ebook copies of all of Nightscape Press's current and future titles and all of my current and future titles too! So, if you haven't already, please consider donating! Thanks.