Win a Signed Paperback of Language of the Bear Before you Can Buy It

Language_of_the_Bear_coverLanguage of the Bear is coming out in paperback!

And to celebrate, Evan Ronan and I are giving away 5 autographed copies!

To enter to win your own free, signed copy, just visit the giveaway page on Goodreads and click “Enter Giveaway” by Saturday the 20th. 

*Insert Arnold Schwarzennegger voice: Do it! Do it now!*

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Yes, there actually is. Here are those more things:

1) We’re offering 100 free ebooks to people willing to post an honest review on their favorite site. If you’re on LibraryThing, there’s a current offer for reviewers of LOTB.  These reviews are extremely helpful for us, and I hope you’ll consider entering for one of the books.

You’ll need to click this link and then search the text for “Language of the Bear” to find and request it among the gargantuan list of giveaways. While you’re there, why not search for other keywords to find some other books you might like to read?

2) The second book in the Tomahawk and Saber series, Through the Narrows, is coming out at the end of this month.

We’re keeping pretty close-lipped on the description and cover art for a big reveal just before the launch, though if you join my email list, you’ll get a peek before anyone else.

We’re pretty sure that if you liked LOTB, you’re going to like TTN, too. Here’s a teaser from Evan’s blog:

In the second book of the Tomahawk & Saber series, Wolf Tongue and Pyke find themselves defending a less-than-deserving small town on the Pennsylvania frontier against a vastly superior force of Mingos who are out for blood.

If you’re a fan of history, adventure, and good old-fashioned character-driven action stories, then you should check these books out. They’re fast, fun, violent, and at times brutal.

Go forth and win lots of books, people!

It’s Book Release Day for Language of the Bear!

Brace yourselves, dear readers, for duels, battles, scalping, backstabbing, blackmailing, broken hearts, and general mayhem, because …

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Language of the Bear is available now!

This is the first book in a historical fiction series written by me and Evan Ronan. We like to say it’s Lethal Weapon meets Last of the Mohicans. (You can see the full description and sample chapters on the Amazon link above.)

Fun, right? Well, we thought so. I had an amazing time and learned so much working with Evan on this book. We had so much fun, in fact, that we’re already almost finished with the next in the Tomahawk and Saber series, Through the Narrows, and looking down the barrel at a third.

You can find Language of the Bear on Goodreads here and for purchase at Amazon.com.

Language of the Bear Cover Reveal!

The artwork is here and it’s fantastic!

Many thanks to our great designer for all the effort she put into making this beauty:

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I could go on at length about how much I love the cover and why I think it captures the vibe and feeling of Language of the Bear. But instead, I’ll just leave this here for you to check out … what do you think?

By the way, LOTB will be out as an ebook tomorrow! Watch for a link to get your own copy as soon as it’s officially available!

Historical Fiction Research and Chapter One for Language of the Bear

Language of the Bear is THIS close to publication! We had some back and forth with our editor for a bit, and are now finalizing edits and cover art.

And because publication is so close, I want you to start reading it.

I’ll be sending out the first chapter free to you lovely people on my mailing list. If you’re already on my it (thank you!), you’ll get an email in the next few days. But if you’re not,

click here to get on my list before the book comes out and I’ll send you chapter one of Language of the Bear.

And don’t worry about getting hammered with emails—I don’t send newsletters often or bombard you with nonsense. I’ll generally only email you when there’s actual news, special announcements or deals.

LOTB is getting so close I can smell the campfires, but the writing goes on for other projects. And everything that goes along with the writing, like the research so key in historical fiction.

Here comes the summer reading.

Here comes the summer reading.

LOTB is the first novel in the Tomahawk & Saber series and it takes place in the days just before the French and Indian War. And then the second book, Through the Narrows, brings our heroes even closer to the actual war. (It’s sometimes called the Seven Years War, which is odd because it’s generally marked as 1754 – 1763. You do the math).

Then the untitled THIRD book … well, I won’t tell you exactly. But suffice to say, I’m redoubling my efforts at research for the French and Indian War and all the goings-on around it.

Of course, I’ve been reading books about Colonial history, Native American tribes of the eastern woodlands, and all that goes along with that era for a long time. Especially during the writing of LOTB, there was a lot of digging for historical details again.

But that book largely takes place on the frontier, away from much of what makes it into history books. Now, though, as Evan Ronan and I are finishing the plotting for the third book, we’re both refreshing our history and getting some additional research in to really make this era and story come alive.

I’ve got a stack of books to start with. Some I’ve read before, others not. And the research begins in earnest as soon as LOTB is published.

(I say that as if it’s an onerous task. Really, I get to sit and read about exciting history and people. … Good work, if you can get it.)