Steamborn has officially released on iBooks! It's only $0.99 until 12/01/2015, so pick it up today and save a few bucks.


In case that wasn't enough awesomeness, the fourth Vesik book, This Broken World, released on Audible


I've been blown away by the support so many of you have already shown, and I can't thank you enough.


Steamborn will be available on all other platforms 12/01/2015.

It's finally here! I'm so happy to be sharing the covers for all three Steamborn books. For a limited time, you can pre-order the first book on iBooks at the exclusive discounted price of only 99¢.

Young Adult \ Teen Steampunk

Cover Artist: Enggar Adirasa

Typography: IndieSolutions by Murphy Rae

SteambornBook One

Jacob, a tinker's apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy.

A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob's closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city's elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.

Exclusive iBooks release date of November 19th and special 99¢ pre-order price:

 Releases on all other platforms on December 1st.

SteamforgedBook Two

There are old wounds in the forgotten places of the world, and some are soaked in blood.

Jacob and his allies flee into the Deadlands after the fall of Ancora. Charles, the enigmatic smith, hopes to find answers in the desert city of Bollwerk that could prevent a war.

Their enemies are many, and here Jacob will learn the cost of life in the Deadlands.

Exclusive iBooks release date of January 19th, 2016. Pre-order:

Release on all other platforms

The journey home from ‪‎GLBB‬ is past. The ring has been cast into the fires of Mount Doom. I'm half dead from spending yesterday evening with the likes of Stacey Rourke and Julie Cassar and a slew of hilariously intoxicated authors, but it was a good half-death. Sadly, no eagles came to carry us home. We had to drive today.

The last convention of the year is DONE. Fourteen may have been a little over the top.

Some highlights:

Lisa from Penny for My Thoughts Book Blog scared up some local bourbon and brought me a bottle. WE ARE THE BESTEST OF FRIENDS NOW.

I finally met Toni from My Book Addiction in real life. She's awesome. So glad she 

Spent some time at Archon‬ today. It's a fantastic SF/F convention just outside Saint Louis.

I lucked out and caught a Harlan Ellison panel, of which one of my author friends, Van Allen Plexico, was on as well. Harlan has no problems whatsoever speaking his mind, and it made for quite an entertaining hour. After that I had the opportunity to meet Glen Cook and pick up some of his work.

Had a blast talking to some local authors too including T.W. Fendley, Brad Cook, Elizabeth Donald, Jim Gillentine, Jay Noel, and several more.

I bought more books because my TBR wasn't insane enough already ...

We had a great panel on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but sadly neglected Rocket and Groot until the end. The day wrapped up at a Forever panel. I loved Forever, as did the surprising number of folks attending our late Monday panel.

I spent much of the day stalking other panels and saying goodbye to some truly awesome people.

I felt like a stranger to everyone when I walked into DragonCon, but by the end of it, I felt like I'd gained a new family.


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Days Gone Bad

My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I've faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and... damn, I need a vacation.


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