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Saturday Self-Promotion

It’s Saturday, and I feel like selling some books. Interested in some late 19th century escapades? What about a deadly duel atop the Eiffel Tower? An attempted coup in a country teetering on the edge of revolution? Alien conspiracies? Enough literary Easter eggs to choke a rabbit?

If any of that sounds like your sort of thing, then you should check out either (or both) of the two books below.

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!

Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows

It is 1889 and Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg  finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.

Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg  must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…

Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra

1889. The war of shadows is over, but a new and more deadly conflict has begun in the Central European country of Ruritania. A conflict which threatens to consume the few remaining survivors of the millennia-old struggle between Eridaneans and Capelleans, including Phileas Fogg.

Drawn to the city of Streslau by a mysterious letter, Fogg finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit and caught between old allies and new enemies in a struggle for survival. On the run and aided only by the unpredictable Count of Hentzau, Fogg must exert every iota of his famed intellect in order to unravel the mystery of the Heart of Osra – or face the utter annihilation of Eridaneans and Capelleans alike!

WIP Wednesday: It’s Fine. This is Fine.

By the end of 2016, I will have written thirty-one novels, twenty-four of which have been published (and three of which never will be). I have three novels commissioned for 2017, with a possible two others to be added to that schedule.

It’s fine. This is fine. I can do this. (more…)

WIP Wednesday #32: Aaron Blur

Get it? Aaron Blur? Like Burr. Aaron Burr. Third vice president of the United States. Shot Alexander Hamilton. No? Isn’t there like a musical or something now? Was that a thing? Anyway, I thought that’d be a perfect super-type name. Aaron Blur, Fastest Politician Alive.

Look, I’m having a weird day, okay? Forget it. On to the weekly update. (more…)

Consulting Detective(s)

Airship 27 has made the electronic editions of all eight volumes of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective available in one handy volume, via Amazon.com. I contributed stories to Volumes 2 (“The Affair of the Wretched Flesh”) and 3 (“The Singular Affair of the Sultan’s Tiger”), both of which were great fun to write. I hope to work on more Sherlock Holmes stories in the future.

Until then, if you were hungering for more Holmes-related fiction from me,  you could do worse than to check out “The Door of Eternal Night”, in which Charles St. Cyprian, the Royal Occultist, seeks to unravel one of the Great Detective’s unsolved mysteries alongside Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.