Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A little teaser: Tim Lebbon, James A. Moore and Christopher Golden

Chris Golden posted this on Facebook and I found it delightful. So here it is for anyone who hasn't gone over there to look at the hints.
Someone getting the right answer just might be in line for a little surprise in the mail. Time will tell. 

"Another bit of info about the licensed project that Tim LebbonJames A. Moore and I are working on--it's three novels. Tim is doing the first. Jim is doing the second. I am writing the third. The studio involved has approved stories that are tied to the original material more closely than ever before, inspired by ideas from someone, believe it or not, involved in the originals. Though there are three books, and they are definitely interrelated, they are NOT a trilogy."

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Congregations of the Dead now up for Pre_order

So, book two in the adventures of Griffin and Price, by yours truly and Charles R. Rutledge is now available for pre-order. It'll be a signed limited edition first, and then available as an e-book and as a trade paperback.

It’s one of the hottest summers on record and a storm is brewing over the small town of Wellman, Georgia. 

Still reeling from the horrific events of the previous October, all Sheriff Carl Price wants is to get back to a normal life. Unfortunately things aren’t working out. He’s got the Brennert County’s DA breathing down his neck for answers about what happened in Crawford’s Hollow. He’s been served with a lawsuit by the Blackbourne family. And just after he witnesses a child abduction, the one person who always puts his life into a tailspin shows up to add to the pressure. 

Meanwhile, against his better judgment, Wade Griffin agrees to look for a teenage girl who’s gone missing. It’s not his kind of case, but he’s trying to establish his private investigations business and perhaps abandon his past as a mercenary. But Griffin’s luck isn’t any better than Price’s and he ends up crossing paths with the man behind most of the organized crime north of Atlanta. 

Both lawmen have their plates full, but then they learn that there is something abroad in the night. Not the supernatural menace they dealt with before, but something even darker. Just what is the secret of the charismatic Reverend Lazarus Cotton and what is he hiding in his small mountain church? 

Once again, Griffin and Price must call upon all their deadly skills just to stay alive and even in the middle of a pitched battle against things that shouldn’t exist they are reminded that sometimes the darkest evils reside within the human heart. 

Congregations of the Dead is the hard hitting follow up to Blind Shadows, again mixing hard-boiled crime fiction with blood chilling horror. 

If you ordered BLIND SHADOWS from us we will automatically match your number with CONGREGATIONS OF THE DEAD

That's what it's about. Here's where you can order it.

The real cover art isn't available yet, but I rather like the piece I substituted.

reviews: "With 'Congregations Of The Dead' Mr. Moore and Mr. Rutledge deliver a story that is furiously paced, with enough action, fright, terrors and blood to satisfy any horror and/or crime fiction fan. Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down." --Peter Schwotzer--Famous Monsters of Filmland. 

"Plenty of action sequences and surprises fill this volume that will get you so involved that you won’t let it go until you have finished it and start looking for the next volume in this blood soaked series that begs for another volume."--Barry Hunter--Baryon Online

And the review from Horror-World is available right here.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Big Reveal, plus, cover text!

By James A. Moore

The people of Fellein have lived with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn’t stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who had once lived there... and oft-rumored riches.
Captain Merros Dulver is the first in many lifetimes to find a path beyond the great mountains known as the Seven Forges and encounter, at last, the half-forgotten race who live there. And it would appear that they were expecting him. As he returns home, bringing an entourage of strangers with him, he starts to wonder whether his discovery has been such a good thing. For the gods of this lost race are the gods of war, and their memories of that far-off cataclysm have not faded.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cover Art: Seven Forges

So, around 10 AM today, this link is supposed to go live and show off the pretty cover for Seven Forges.  I'll be at work at the time, so I'm posting a little early. Here's hoping my sources were correct.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Errata (and other odds and ends).

So, first off, I have finally got permission to move forward on my super-duper top secret project. It's so top secret that I can't say anything about it except that 1) It's licensed 2) it's a well-known licensed project, 3) I'm working on it with two other authors that I am excited about working with (each of us working on a different novel that links directly to the others, but that can be read separately) and 4) I'll tell you more just as soon as I can. There will be major press announcements and everything. Honestly, my inner geek is doing a dance about this one. It's about the coolest licensed property out there in my book.

After THAT little tidbit my next announcement is that on Monday morning the cover for SEVEN FORGES will be formally released. I'll have a link up on Monday but it'll be a couple of hours (likely around 10 AM) before it goes live that day. That's right, your taxes are due in the US of A AND you get to see my super pretty cover! A little something to counterbalanced the sense of dread.

The cover features one of the heavies from the story.

On an entirely different note, I am feeling remarkably flattered regarding my latest Jonathan Crowley story, "Black Train Blues," which is, as I stated recently, coming out on May 31st in the latest issue of Midnight Echo Magazine, from the Australian Horror Writers Association.  A total of three people have read it to my knowledge, the editor, the proofreading editor and collaborator Charles R. Rutledge. All three have been very enthusiastic about the tale and for two of them it was a first time read of any Crowley stories. I am delighted. It seems I might have gotten this one right.

Another story of mine is coming out soon, a tale called "Mister Whisper," which should be showing up in Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar. The book is scheduled for June or so.

More news soon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Angry Robot seems oddly pleased....

I am, of course, delighted!
Here's the formal press release from Angry Robot about Seven Forges: http://angryrobotbooks.com/2013/04/announcing-angry-robots-latest-signing-james-a-moore/
I have always been less-than-fond of writing back cover text for a story of mine, and I remain confused as to how to talk about my books in summary. Happily, the folks at Angry Robot don't have that problem, so here's the first teaser about what lies in wait inside the pages of Seven Forges as told by the PR folks at Angry Robot: 

"The Seven Forges of the title are a range of impassable mountains, far to the north of the settled lands of Fellein. From time to time explorers venture up beyond the Blasted Lands in search of a way over them and the promise of legendary riches, but without success. Now Captain Merros Dulver has found a path, and encountered, at last, the half-forgotten people who dwell there. And it would appear they were expecting him."

They said it better than me.