Sunday, November 27, 2016

A very small excerpt from THE LAST SACRIFICE.

I'm working on the sequel, which means I have to reread sections of THE LAST SACRIFICE. I read this part and decided I like enough to offer it up without any context.

“We are have come to warn you. Your father sent us. He says if you do not change your path, you will die here soon. Die, or worse.”
“My father is dead.” Beron smiled, pleased to have caught the man in a lie so early on.
“Yes, I know.” The man nodded. “That does not mean he does not look out for his son.”
Superstitious nonsense. Still, a chill walked through Beron’s body.
“You have given your warning. Was there anything else?”
“You misunderstand. He means now. Physically. You should change your path or you will suffer greatly.”
“My path is chosen. I have a great distance left to travel and diverting would only make the challenge of arriving at my destination greater.”
The lean man sighed. “I have offered the warning. May the gods be with you.”
“So far, of late, they have not been.”

The Revenge of the Blurbs!

I  have a few new quotes from lovely, lovely authors who have taken the time to read THE LAST SACRIFICE. I will, of course, post them here. :)

James A. Moore’s, The Last Sacrifice, the 1st book in The Tides of War series, delivers on every level.  A pulse quickening dark fantasy ripe with fascinating, multifaceted heroes and villains, and a vein of the horrific that barely hides, squirming just below the surface of it all.  I can’t wait to see where this goes in Book 2.

Thomas E. Sniegoski – New York Times Best Selling author of The Fallen series, and the Remy Chandler books. 

"You emerge from any Moore novel feeling like you've spent some time in that world––traumatised, beaten up, bloodied from battle––and The Last Sacrifice is no exception.  Brilliantly imaginative, intricately drawn, this is a novel and an experience you won't forget in a hurry." - Tim Lebbon, author of The Silence and Relics

“THE LAST SACRIFICE is brilliant, devious, dark and compelling. This is epic fantasy at its very best. Highly recommended!” –Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of KILL SWITCH and MARS ONE

“Gripping, horrific, and unique, James Moore continues to be a winner, whatever genre he’s writing in. Well worth your time.”
– Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the InCryptid and Toby Daye series

“James A. Moore is the new prince of grimdark fantasy. His work is full of dark philosophy and savage violence, desperate warriors and capricious gods. This is fantasy for people who like to wander nighttime forests and scream at the moon. Exhilarating as hell."
—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND and ARARAT

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mosaic Novel: INDIGO

Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she’s become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories.
Nora’s parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal…a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?
In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley ArmstrongJonathan MaberryKat RichardsonSeanan McGuireTim Lebbon, Cherie Cherie PriestJames A. Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you’ve never read before.

Friday, November 18, 2016

So, according to knowledgeable sources....Goodreads!

So here's the thing. According to my source at Angry Robot, my Robot Overlords have been planning a little publicity. 

What sort of publicity? Giveaways. 

That's right. Giveaways. 

When and what? Well, that's the interesting part. Here's the official breakdown. 

12-1/12-8  Seven Forges

12-8/12-15 Blasted Lands

12-15/12-22 City of Wonders

12-22/12-29 Silent Army

On those dates you will officially have a chance to win the book listed. Obviously you'll have to go to my Goodreads Page to enter.  Or possibly Angry Robot's Goodreads page, but you get the idea. 

Here's the cool part. What you actually have a chance to win each time is a full set of all four books. That's four chances to win the entire series so far (remember, there are more books planned for the series).

Then, after those four weeks of giveaways, you'll have a chance to win THE LAST SACRIFICE.

Why? Because the Robot Overlords may be overlords, but they are also kind of awesome. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Can You Hear That?

So it's official: THE LAST SACRIFICE is going to get the full Audible treatment. That is to say it's being done as an audiobook by the fine folks at Audible, with narration by Adam Sims.

THE LAST SACRIFICE comes out on January 5th, 2017.

In the UK you can pre-order HERE

In the US you can pre-order right HERE.

As a nice added bonus, I got a lovely quote from Jonathan Maberry today. he was nice enough to give the manuscript for THE LAST SACRIFICE a read over and he said,

“THE LAST SACRIFICE is brilliant, devious, dark and compelling. This is epic fantasy at its very best. Highly recommended!” –Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of KILL SWITCH and MARS ONE

Naturally, I am extremely pleased. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Be a good person. The rest will sort itself out.

It's exactly this simple: Lead by example. Be the person you want to be. Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be optimistic in the face of your dread. Hatred solves nothing. Fear is the tool of terrorists, and I will not live in its shadow. Hatred weakens us all. 
Don't fall victim to the tools you find offensive. 
Don't use those tools in an effort to strengthen yourself. 
But, also, be ready to defend yourself if you have to, and to defend those who are hurt or weakened. Do not tolerate bullies.
Be a good person. In the end that is all we have.