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Saturday, June 27, 2009


Come one! Come all! and welcome to Flaming Pen Press's announced book Give Away.
Swords of the Six is approaching its first 500 copies sold. To celebrate, I'm giving away one hardcover edition and one softcover edition to random participants.
To participate: Reply to this blog post for a single entry. And to have your name entered twice, simply post about this contest on your own blog and leave a link in a second comment on the FlamingPenBlog.

Contest begins NOW and ends July 4th when the winner is announced. The winners will be drawn from a hat by my wife! and then announced on this blog.

God speed participants!

1st Place: A signed copy of Swords of the Six (Hardcover w/dustjacket) and an oversized collector's bookmark

2nd Place: A signed copy of Swords of the Six (softcover)

Friday, June 26, 2009

All New Designs!

As sales of Swords of the Six continue to rise, I am running low on some promotional materials. Only a handful of bookmarks remain out of a few thousand. And so I have ordered 8,000 . . . bearing snazzied text to match the book cover, courtesy of Kirk DouPonce (Swords of the Six cover designer extraordinair!) Feast your eyes on these:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Updates: Book Signings!

Booksigning appearances are piling up and it appears the list is too long for my blog to handle today. So I have created a new page on my series' website for Author Appearances in the hopes that everyone will peruse and see what's available. I am booked solid for July and have many appearances in August. Thus far I am appearing in stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York! Swords of the Six is spreading like a shower!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


FREE! ..Who doesn't turn to take a second look when they read that word? Today I am announcing the giveaway of a copy of Swords of the Six (softcover) along with a collector's oversize bookmark of Specter in Al'un Dai.
If you are interested in participating follow this link to The Yodeling Dwarf blog for contest rules. But don't worry; the rules are simple and straight forward.
Also, I am putting an offer on the table: If you have a website/blog that attracts fantasy readers, and you'd like to hold your own give away, send me an email for my consideration. You never know; your site could be the next selected for a book drawing!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

'Trapped' in Newgate Prison!

This morning we drove to Suffield CT for a reporting assignment. After finishing a swath of photos and notes on the Suffield High School graduation, I decided we needed to visit a museum I'd long wanted to see: Old Newgate Prison.

As you can see from the pictures I ended up behind bars . . . as did my lovely bride (poor girl... I had to leave her there) (-:This was a fascinating trip. It brought to mind a lot of history I'd almost forgotten and renewed my interest in studying the American Revolution. The prizoners here had to endure brutal conditions. Below is a picture of the mine that the prizoners had to work. The only access to this place was a perpendicular shaft large enough for only one person to slip through at a time.
This last picture I took was a walk into the depths of the mine. There is a chamber at the end of this treacherous descent. The frame of a thick door is still visible as you pass inside. It is perhaps 3.5 to 4 feet high and chiseled out like a cave. That chamber was used for solitary confinement. I cannot imagine the torture of sitting alone, underground with cold water dripping on and around you in unending monotony. No wonder there was a mass breakout from this place.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"The Bones of Makaidos" a review


This book is (in my humble opinion) one of the best Bryan Davis has brought his readers so far.

The Bones of Madaidos A rivetting quest through a world filled with the high Christian values of redemption and love. Bryan Davis's strength lies in conveying spiritual truth through his characters' dialogue. The revelation of the Oracles of Fire brought sincere reflection to my mind.

As a side note: I do hope that this series does not end here. It was a great ending, but I can see there is so much more Bryan Davis can convey through this particular story.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I Have Returned

I had a marvelous wedding and honeymoon. I will put up a couple pictures when I have them.

My internet connection is a big issue right now (my broadband card broke) but this week I am starting in earnest promoting "Swords of the Six" in the New England area and beyond. I am energized, eager, and feeling creative!


"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.