Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Editorial reviews of THE LAST SACRIFICE


“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

“With The Last Sacrifice, James A. Moore has triumphed yet again, delivering a modern sword and sorcery tale to delight old and new fans of the genre.  With its intriguing premise, stellar cast of characters, and flavorful horror elements, this is damn good stuff.”
– Bookwraiths
“This was a very good read.”
– Purple Owl Reviews
“Epic fantasy at its best.”
– Amanda J Spedding
“Grimdark as fuck!  So in a word “’GREAT’”.
– The Blogin’ Hobgoblin
“I liked The Last Sacrifice a great deal.  I’ve always enjoyed Moore’s work and don’t see that changing anytime soon.  He just keeps getting better.  Check this one out and see.”
– Adventures Fantastic
“What’s Moore to say? People fighting Gods? Bring it! This is a great addition to James A. Moore’s line up.”
– The Book Plank
“I love it. This is a story that turns the genre story arc on its head, mixes up the motives of heroes and villains, and muddies the waters of divine intervention. A fantastic, surprising start to a major new series.”
– Beauty in Ruins
The Last Sacrifice is a solid start to the sordid grim-dark tale documenting the end of a bleak violent world.”
– Smorgasbord Fantasia
“I found The Last Sacrifice to be highly engaging, magical with a distinct grimdark feel and the world herein is richly imagined and cleverly wrought and brought to life. I can’t wait to read the sequel and I am now also eager to check out the other works by this author. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of fantasy.”
– Cover 2 Cover
“I’d recommend this and I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next one. More evil Grakhul/He-Kisshi action please Mr Moore!”
– Ribaldry’s Books
“I was just turning pages as fast as my eyes could devour the words.”
– On A Dark Stormy Review
“Moore has laid the groundwork for a trilogy that promises to be loaded with terrifically grim fantasy storytelling. I might even call it epic. There is a lot of swift, merciless violence in this book, mingled with an undercurrent of very welcome, if very dark, humor. All of it together takes me back to what made me giddy about epic fantasy way back when. I’d say I’m happy to be back, but I’m not sure that’s quite the right word for a book packed with this much violent incident. Let’s say instead that I’m bloody satisfied.”
– Rich Rosell for the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“Fast-paced fantasy that you simply can’t put down. Great action adventure.”
– Morpheus Tales
The Last Sacrifice is an enthralling fast-paced book with ass-kicking characters who could only grow stronger as the series progresses.”
– Zirev
“James A Moore throws in elements of horror, dark fantasy, low magic and some amazing world-building into this boiling mix that somehow seems to work. Spinning off the staid old genre story-lines into a new direction with this epic take on God versus Man, The Last Sacrifice is a solid start to the sordid grim-dark tale documenting the end of a bleak violent world.”
– Fantasy Smorgasbord
The Last Sacrifice will tickle the fancy of any fans of grimdark fantasy, with its large cast of characters and earth-shattering consequences.”
– The Warbler Books

“Fantasy lovers will enjoy this book, and while an emphasis on gritty storytelling and horror elements elevates this from more standard magical creatures or hocus-pocus, it is still an absolute page-turner.”
– LeftLion
The Last Sacrifice is dark and violent with no punches pulled. The worldbuilding is epic in scope but focuses on a select few individuals to flesh out the story.” 4.5/5 stars
– San Franciso Book Review

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FALLEN GODS coming January 2nd


First glimpse of FALLEN GODS by @JamesAMoore, sequel to The Last Sacrifice. That Alejandro Colucci cover! The gods are threatening apocalypse, and the only man who can save the world is the one who ignited their ire… Hits the bookshelves on January 2. http://ow.ly/muwX30haRO2


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Series review: THE TIDES OF WAR BOOKS ONE AND TWO

THE LAST SACRIFICE is reviewed HERE.




FALLEN GODS is reviewed HERE.


Just one of those things

I work at Starbucks when I'm not writing. Bills to pay, medical insurance needed, you know the drill. 
So Starbucks has a loyalty program (like most restaurants and retailers seem to have these days). The notion is that for every sixty or so dollars ($62.50, actually) you spend you get one free food or drink item. The cheapest freebie is around $2.00 dollars. the most expensive I've seen is $7.50.
Cool enough. When you have the Starbucks App it tells you exactly how many stars you have and how many freebies. When you just use the card it does not. So I tend, when I see someone using the card, to check and let them know. I mean you have MONTHS before they expire but they DO expire and I hate losing out on free stuff, so I do this.
Yesterday I ran across a lady who had 1,800 stars on her account. That means she literally has 14 free drink or food items.
She was pleasantly surprised and use two of those to handle both of her drinks. Still leaves her with 12 freebies. More power to her.
After the transaction is done, she pulls a new Starbucks card and asks me to put $15.00 on it. Sure, 'tis the season, after all. When we are done she tops and says. "Can you add $60.00 more?" Well, by God, somebody is getting a nice Christmas gift.
When the transaction is done for the second time she gives the card to me and asks that I buy customers drinks until the card runs out. Again, 'Tis the season. I'ver personally seen a run of 17 "pay it forwards,"at the drive-thru at Starbucks before, that's when someone buys the drink or drinks for the next person in line. Sometimes it's one person MOST times it one person, but the longest I've seen is 17.
I made sure to buy ONE drink for each person who was coming through. If a family came in and bought four drinks, the most expensive came off the gift card. That way it went around longer.
One gentleman who got a free drink came back and bought a $25.00 card and asked me to continue the trend.
It took me a while to blow through the two cards but I eventually did. Several people left with unexpected smiles.
That sort of thing is why I retain my faith in humanity (even if I don't have much faith in the current Republican party.) A small gesture of kindness that move on through others for over an hour.
Good people are out there. They just get hidden by all the bad news.