Cover reveal of Gay Epic Fantasy "Mate"

I’m almost finished with the final preparations for the release of my latest Gay Epic Fantasy book, Mate, part four of The Invisible Hands, the seventh volume in the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series.

This means you can expect publication by Thursday or Friday this week.

I still need to write the blurb and I want to give the book a final once-over, but that should be it.

That means it’s time for a cover reveal.

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Second Excerpt of Gay Epic Fantasy novel “Mate”

I’m almost finished editing my gay Epic Fantasy Mate, the seventh book in the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series, and the fourth and last part of The Invisible Hands.

I still need a few days, though. My earlier estimates are off by about a week. Release will be begin November, but not later than the first week.

I will announce the release of Mate first by mail to the subscribers of my New Releases Newsletter, when the book will still be offered at a lower, temporary introduction price. A few days later I will announce the release by a regular blog post, like this one.

If you’re not already subscribed to my New Releases Newsletter, you can do so here if you want.

Meanwhile, to tide you over, you can read a longer excerpt featuring Ehandar, which should please his fan club. It is taken from the penultimate Chapter 15: Serpents in the Grass.

You can read it here.

First Excerpt of Gay Epic Fantasy novel “Mate”

I’m about one quarter to a third through editing my gay Epic Fantasy novel, Mate, the seventh book in the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series, and the fourth and last part of The Invisible Hands.

So, it's time for an excerpt.

You'll find it here on my website.

If you want notification when Mate is published and take advantage of the reduced launch price, please subscribe to my New Releases Newsletter.

First Draft of Mate, Book VII of Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, Finished

I'm nowhere near ready to publish, but last Sunday I wrote THE END under the final scene of the final chapter of Book VII of Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, The Invisible Hands - Part 4: Mate.

I started writing Mate on December 23th, 2013, and on August 17th, 2014 the first draft of Mate was finished.

Mate is the longest book of the series. The first draft weighs in at more than 179,000 words, but I'm sure, after revision, I can shorten that to around 185,000 words. The whole quadrilogy is more than 654,000 words long. The whole series more than 1,062,000 words.

You can read what's in store here, on my website.

Made the Finals for the eFestival of Words Awards 2014

I don't know how I did it but two books of my series Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse and a cover are finalists for the 2014 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards.

You can see how they're doing here:

for Best Novel
and
for Best Fantasy (High Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery)
and
for Best Cover Art

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A few days too late, but here are the winners of the


Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014 Contest


H.B.
Roger Grace
Shirley Ann Speakman

The winners of the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014 Contest were randomly drawn from all the commenters by an innocent hand.

Please, if you are among the winners, leave a message, using the contact form on my site.

Don't forget to mention if you want the first two books of the first trilogy, or the first two books of the sequel quadrilogy, and in which format (only epub or mobi).

I'll send the books to the mail address you'll fill out in the appropriate box.

Congratulations. ;)

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014

Happy weekend everyone.

Today, May 17th, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Like a lot of authors I participate in the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014.

You'll find the complete list, with links, at the bottom of the post on my website. Be sure to check them out, because they deserve your support, and most of them give away swag and/or books. As will I.

It may sound a bit like preaching to the choir, because I suppose if you're reading this at all you're not the one this international event is aimed at. In fact, it says a lot about the sorry state of human society that such a day is still necessary.

Read more, and find out how you can win ebooks, on my site, Ximerion.