Thursday, December 29, 2016

And Chapter Three of THE LAST SACRIFICE

After this, if you're interested, you might just have to buy the book, but here's the link to CHAPTER THREE.
And of course, you can find the book right HERE.




Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Look at what I got!



Remember that GOODREADS is giving away copies of all four of the SEVEN FORGES books, and THEN they'll be giving away copies of THE LAST SACRIFICE.

I, however, do not have to wait. Why? Because I wrote it. :)

If YOU would like to have a copy, you can pre-order it right here. 

n the meantime I will be over here, doing the happy father dance. (This is as close as I've come to having kids. Added bonus: No college tuition!)


Friday, December 9, 2016

BOOKSWRAITHS and THE LAST SACRIFICE

Git a nice review from BOOKWRAITHS.COM for THE LAST SACRIFICE.

"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.  So good in fact, any reader, whatever genre they prefer, can’t go wrong with picking this novel up and letting themselves be swept up in this epic struggle."

There's more to it, of course. But you can read the rest of it at the link provided above. :)

I am pleased. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Reminder: there are free books to be won!

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. 


The Haverhill Public Library Holiday Bookfear

There's a new event in Haverhill and it'll be here this Saturday. The River City Writers proudly present The Haverhill Public Library Holiday BookFear. Thirty
plus authors gathered together to do readings, meet and greet, hawk wares and eat pastries. 







Here's the list of attending writers, artists, and filmmakers.: 


A River City Writers presentation.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

What better way to ring in the holidays? 
Join us at the Haverhill Public Library!
Meet more than 30 local authors, buy their books (they make great gifts) and support the HPL! 
Win prizes!
Participants:
Brendan DuBois
Christopher Golden

James Moore
Thomas Sniegoski
E.J. Stevens
Paul Tremblay
Matt Bechtel
Daniel Braum
Dana Cameron
Tom Deady
Kristen Dearborn
Jeff Deck
Barr Leey DeJasu
Karen Dent
Roxanne Dent
Duncan Eagleson
Amber Fallon
Dan Foley
Craig Shaw Gardner
Scott Goudsward
Catherine Grant
Nate Kenyon
Patrick Lacey
Izzy Lee
Bracken Macleod
John McIlveen
Philip Perron
Doug Rinaldi
Rob Smales
Abraham Evensen Tena
Tony Tremblay
Douglas Wynne


There will be a few prizes to be had, too, including a chance to die horribly in a short story or book! Why? Because we care about your bloody deaths. 

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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A few quotes that make me Happy.

So, being a writer type, I have sent out a call to my fellow writers and asked for their opinions on the next novel coming up. 

The responses so far please me, in much the same way that the Grand canyon is sort of a deep hole in the ground. 




“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


And also

“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



I am grinning ear-to-ear.



Monday, October 24, 2016

Faith Hunter's Soulwood: CURSE ON THE LAND Blog Tiour


Faith Hunter’s Soulwood series continues with the release of CURSE ON THE LAND, the sequel to BLOOD OF THE EARTH! Swing by the tour stops below for reviews, excerpts, Q&As, and giveaways!

TOUR STOPS

10/17: Tome Tender (review), Bad Bird Reads (review + giveaway)
10/18: Gizmo’s Reviews (review + excerpt), Vampire Book Club (review + Q&A)
10/19: Book Junkiez (review + excerpt)
10/20: The Book Nympho (review + Q&A)
10/21: Urban Fantasy Investigations (Q&A + giveaway), The Genre Minx Book Reviews (review + excerpt)
10/22: Literary Treasure Chest (review + giveaway), Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (excerpt + giveaway)
10/23: Mother Morgan, May I? (review + excerpt)
10/24: The Reading Addict (review + excerpt)
10/25: Romance Junkies (review)
10/26: The Irresponsible Reader (review + Q&A)
10/27: The Book Crumb Trail (review + Q&A)
10/28: One Book Two (review + giveaway)
10/29: drey’s library (review + Q&A + giveaway)
10/31: The Urban Paranormal Book Blog (Q&A + excerpt)
11/1: Bambi Unbridled (review + Q&A), Slippery Words (review + Q&A + excerpt)
11/2: Will Read for Feels (review + giveaway)
11/3: I Smell Sheep (review)
11/4: Books That Hook (review + excerpt)

curse on the landAbout CURSE ON THE LAND:

Before Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she had no one to rely on, finding strength only in her arcane connection to the dark woods around her. But now she has friends in the newly formed PsyLED team to keep her grounded — even if being part of the agency responsible for policing paranormals comes with dangers of its own…
After training at the PsyLED academy, Nell returns home to her woods to find the land feeling sick and restless. And that sickness is spreading. With the help of her team, under the leadership of agent Rick LaFleur, Nell tries to determine the cause. But nothing can prepare them for the evil that awaits: an entity that feeds on death itself. And it wants more…
CURSE ON THE LAND (Nell Ingram #2) | Faith Hunter | Roc Mass Market Paperback | $7.99 | 352 pages | November 1, 2016 | ISBN: 9780451473325 | Goodreads
Purchase at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo
faith hunter

About Faith Hunter:

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series: the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)
Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.
Hunter writes full-time, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.
Find Faith online at her website FaithHunter.net, her blog, on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

Just when you thought it was safe to come out and look at a computer screen, I've been filmed for a small commercial for the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival.

Here I am reading from BLOODSTAINED OZ.


Friday, October 14, 2016

The Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival



Just in case anyone hasn't seen the awesome layout for the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book festival as yet: 
River City Writers Present:
Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival 2016
Saturday, October 22nd 10am to 4:30pm
at Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA
Join us as we celebrate books this Halloween season! 36 Authors and Artists gather to present panel discussions on New England horror traditions, ghost stories, why scary stories are good for kids, and much more! Authors will be selling and autographing their books. This event is sponsored by River City Writers and Jabberwocky Bookshop!
This event is FREE and open to the public!!!
Please share!!
Our lineup of participating authors, artists, and filmmakers includes:
Christopher Golden
Brian Keene
James A. Moore
Thomas E. Sniegoski
Josh Malerman
Paul Tremblay
Leigh Perry
Craig Shaw Gardner
John Langan
Kat Howard
Nicholas Kaufmann
Rio Youers
Toni LP Kelner
John M. McIlveen
Glenn Chadbourne
Jack Haringa
Jason Ciaramella
Hillary Monahan
EJ Stevens
Bracken MacLeod
Errick Nunnally
Kristin Dearborn
Douglas Wynne
Christopher Irvin
Izzy Lee
Scott Goudsward
Tony Tremblay
Gardner Goldsmith
Jan Kozlowski
Daniel Braum
Gregory Bastianelli
Amber Fallon
Dan Padavona
Asher Ellis
Trisha Wooldridge
Philip Perron
Liza Gardner Walsh
Please note that most of our authors are planning to be set up for the entire event. The following authors will be signing for a limited time, as noted below:
Christopher Irvin (12-1)
Douglas Wynne (10-1)
Errick Nunnally (1-3)
John Langan (12-1)
Josh Malerman (1-3)
Kat Howard (1- 3)
Nicholas Kaufmann (10-12)
Paul Tremblay (1-3)
Rio Youers (1-3)
Also, please note that (obviously) authors signing all day will be absent from their tables during their scheduled panels.
The preliminary schedule of panels at this year's Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival is right here! Don't miss a moment!
10 – 11 a.m.
A Haunted Legacy: 100 Years of Shirley Jackson
Paul Tremblay, John Langan (M), Toni L.P. Kelner, Leigh Perry, Jack Haringa
In her brief life, Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) produced some of the most enduring horror novels and short stories of the 20th century, including “The Lottery,” “The Summer People,” We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and The Haunting of Hill House. Her work has recently been reissued and re-examined, there is a literary award named for her, and writers from Joyce Carol Oates to Stephen King have spoken of her influence. What makes her work so enduring and so powerful? How does she still influence the writers of today?
11 – 12 a.m.
Fear in Four Colors: Horror Comics from Past to Present
Jason Ciaramella, Christopher Irvin (M), Brian Keene, Amber Fallon, Glenn Chadbourne
Since comic books first hit the stands in the 1930s, horror tropes have been an essential part of the art form, providing villains and settings for the stories that filled those pulp pages. In the 1950s, the success of horror comics nearly brought the industry down, but the creepy, eerie, and monstrous made a return just a decade or so later and its been around ever since. How does the medium lend itself to the horror genre? What are the essential horror comics to read, from both the past and today? Readers and creators discuss how the oldest type of story fits with the original American art form.
12 – 1 p.m.
21st Century Frights: New Millennium Monsters in Fiction and Film
Daniel Braum, Izzy Lee, Josh Malerman, Rio Youers, Bracken MacLeod (M)
Each century brings us its new monsters and frights, either inventing them from whole cloth or refining folklore into literary and cinematic forms. What new creatures stalk the horror landscape in these media, and what might they say about our world and ourselves? Panelists will discuss both their own work and that of their contemporaries.
1 – 2 p.m.
How to Slay a Demon: Lessons from Growing Up with Horror
Thomas E. Sniegoski, Gardner Goldsmith, Christopher Golden, Hillary Monahan, James A. Moore, Craig Shaw Gardner (M)
Neil Gaiman famously wrote, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Horror novels and films hold lessons for children, too, both inspirational and cautionary. Panelists will discuss their childhood experiences with horror stories and suggest works for a variety of ages.
2 – 3 p.m.
Quaint Little Terrors: Small-Town New England and the Horror Tradition
Scott Goudsward, Kristin Dearborn, Gregory Bastianelli, John M. McIlveen, Tony Tremblay (M)
From H.P. Lovecraft’s Dunwich, Massachusetts, to Stephen King’s Derry, Maine, to John Carpenter’s Hobb’s End, New Hampshire, the small town in New England has been portrayed as a repository, generator, or magnet for the sinister and horrific. Native New Englanders and horror writers all, the panelists will discuss just why those little towns are such perfect settings for horror stories large and small.
3 – 4 p.m.
Some of my Best Friends Are Vampires: Diversity in Urban Fantasy
Kat Howard, Errick Nunnally, Nicholas Kaufmann (M), Douglas Wynne, E.J. Stevens
Much of the first wave of urban fantasy and paranormal mysteries didn’t contain many characters that reflected the diverse nature of the real world. They tended to be white, middle class, and North American in both setting and population. A new wave of writers in these subgenres are exploring cities and characters that are more inclusive. Panelists will discuss approaches to broader perspectives, challenges they face, and the best works of urban fantasy that embrace the multicultural nature of our world.
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Parking update--
There is parking at the library and on both sides of Summer Street (just north of the library).
There is parking at Central Plaza (where the Market Basket is on the corner of Main Street (125) and Water Street.
There is street parking on Bailey Blvd., off of Main Street (125). There is also a parking deck behind the police station and the Pentucket Medical Building on Bailey Blvd.
There is parking in the lot on Merrimack Street (off Main Street-125).
It is advisable to carpool if possible.




Oh and you can get a copy of THIS IS HALLOWEEN  and a few other surprises while you're there. :)