Ba’tvian Delthanurk, the Monster of Menie, is leaving the frozen north. With him are the loyal elven lady Nerisse se li Astorae and the mute barbarian Ibestor. As they ride southward, they seek to turn the tide against the Mancers who hunt them – and they are not along in their ambition. Their path will converge with others’ yet even as the fledgling alliance promises to deal a blow that will leave the Mancers reeling, a new threat arises for Ba’tvian’s strongest supporter. Torn between her past and her present, faced with madness, a one-time priestess must again choose: a slow death or her lord’s command.
Descent Into Darkness, Part 4: His Command is the latest installment of the novella e-series by Doris Ross. It’s now available on Amazon.com.
Descent Into Darkness, Part 5: His Revenge will release as an e-book at the end of September. Both His Command and His Revenge will be included in the upcoming printed omnibus, Descent Into Darkness, Volume 2: His War, which will release in late October.
I will be attending North Florida Comic Con with Trinity Gateways LLC on October 26, 2014 in the Jacksonville area. If you’re in town, come on by to check out our books and chat. I’ll be selling copies of Descent Into Darkness, Volume 1: He Begins, Descent Into Darkness, Volume 2: His War, and the first book in my new Hidden Reaches series entitled Blood & Rain. I hope to see you there!
…from the day-job and the business. Things have slacked off a bit, though we’re still fairly busy with back-end stuff for Trinity Gateways LLC. My to-do list won’t be cleared for a little while yet, but today I’m stepping away from everything else to do some much-needed writing and re-outlining.It’s a gorgeous spring day. The skies are mostly clear, the sun’s out, the temperature isn’t sweltering. It’s that sweet-spot in the year for Florida, between the harsh chill of winter and pounding heat of summer. It won’t last very long, either, so I’m taking advantage of it by stepping outside for my writing.
My backyard is an open one. The little quad-plex condo I rent is one of several on the street, and the back has a fence on only two sides. The patio is about as basic as it gets: a simple slab of concrete. There’s a large maple tree that sheds a little shade on it throughout most of the day and the place came with a simple, hardy patio set consisting of one table and four chairs. One days like this, while the rest of the residents on my street work or go to school, I like to dress the table and sit out there with a cup of coffee and my laptop.
Today, the squirrels are playing the maple tree. There’s two of them twitching their tails at each other before darting off in search of something to eat. The lizards and geckos have come out to find places to sun themselves, and a few birds are flitting about, from branch to branch, from tree to tree. There’s a slight breeze, very few insects or pests, and right now there’s plenty of shade. It’s about as perfect as it can get.
I wish I could do this more often.
Yet Before I Get Started…
I wanted to let you know that Descent Into Darkness, Vol. 1: He Begins, the printed omnibus including the first three e-novellas of the series, has been successfully republished by Trinity Gateways LLC. The new cover is a big improvement over the old, and the map it features is a two-page spread of the entire continent of Orthanor. I hope you like it as much as I do.
An Appearance in April
On 4/13/14, I and my fellow writers LJ Gastineau and Tricia Sparks will be at the North Florida Comic Con event at the Ramada Inn off Hartley Rd, Jacksonville, FL. We’ll be at the Trinity Gateways LLC table, selling and signing books. Be sure to come on by and say hello. Also, a discount on our books is available to anyone who says that they saw us on Facebook or have visited our site. Share with your friends, bring them along, and have some fun at the event!
And now I need to play with the words in my head. Happy reading, and I hope to see on the 13TH!