Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SHADOWS OF VALOR and THE PERILS OF WRATH: Reissued and published!


It’s done (again)! Contract signed (again)! But this time with a new publisher, AMBERJACK PUBLISHING, with offices in New York and Idaho.

New cover by Dane Low!

Amberjack Publishing
is taking both of my books! SHADOWS OF VALOR will be reissued with a new cover March 14, 2017, and THE PERILS OF WRATH’s first edition is slated for a May 2018 release. I’m so excited! My music will again be included at the end of the books. SO COOL!!! I’m super grateful, especially for THE PERILS OF WRATH as it is dedicated to my father-in-law and brother-in-law, both of whom have passed away!

THE PERILS OF WRATH is a spinoff from SHADOWS OF VALOR but is still a standalone that can be read aside from the other. However, reading both will make the main character and storyline more meaningful. I’ve taken the little red-haired orphan boy, Roland, from SHADOWS OF VALOR and weaved a tale for him when he grows up and becomes a knight.

THE PERILS OF WRATH blurb: In 1314 A.D., England, Roland searches for the truth behind a pair of suspicious deaths, which leads him to Guildon Castle, a foreboding structure near the war-torn Scottish border (I include a brief account of the battle of Bannockburn in this story as well). Roland poses as a disinherited knight to keep himself on the down-low, but when Guildon’s tyrannical earl gives Sir Roland the unusual assignment of taming his obstinate stepdaughter, Audrina Gibbons, by making her Roland’s squire, everything is flipped on end! A female squire! Unheard of! What emerges is a tale of mystery, secrets, dishonorable knights, medieval torture, and hardcore training that stacks up to any modern workout (does the NBC show, “Strong”, from last year come to mind? Yeah, it’s like that, but medieval!). But most of all, this is a story of love and overcoming personal weaknesses, turning them into strengths.

I’ve composed a ballad for THE PERILS OF WRATH just as I did for SHADOWS OF VALOR, which is featured in my book trailers. Here are the new trailers for the reissue of SHADOWS OF VALOR:
Trailer #1
Trailer #2
One Brave Knight ballad from the book

The sheet music to all my ballads can be viewed on this blog under the page tag “sheet music.”