Wednesday, May 16, 2018

HARK! THE HERALD AGELS SCREAM!

It's May, so, of course, now is the time to pimp the new Christmas anthology I'm in later this year with, well, a ridiculous number of talented authors!

This one is called Hark! The Herald Angels Scream! and it's got a mighty fine line up. 

Absinthe & Angels by Kelley Armstrong

Christmas in Barcelona by Scott Smith 

Fresh as the New-Fallen Snow by Seanan McGuire

Love Me by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Not Just for Christmas by Sarah Lotz

Tenets by Josh Malerman

Good Deeds by Jeff Strand

It’s a Wonderful Knife by Christopher Golden

Mistletoe and Holly by James A. Moore

Snake’s Tail by Sarah Langan

The Second Floor of the Christmas Hotel by Joe R. Lansdale

Farrow Street by Elizabeth Hand

Doctor Velocity: A Story of the Fire Zone by Jonathan Maberry

Yankee Swap by John M. McIlveen

Honor Thy Mother by Angela Slatter

Home by Tim Lebbon

Hiking Through by Michael Koryta

The Hangman’s Bride by Sarah Pinborough




This bad boy will be debuting at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival this October 13th!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Sixth Kingdom

Because I often find myself with extra pieces of story that will never be used - kind of like extras on a blu-ray, I guess--I have decided to offer one here. This is "The Sixth Kingdom," a story of the Five Kingdoms, which is the setting for THE TIDES OF WAR. Once upon a time there six kingdoms and then...

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

The third book is coming soon!







“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 Francisco Book Review
“James A Moore dove into the new series with his unique sense of characters, and built up the story to achieve new concepts while taking elements from some other subgenres to enrich the experience for his readers.”
 Fantasy Faction
“4 out of 5 stars”
 I Hate Critics