Hey Floridians! Next week you can catch me in Miami at Paradise City Comic Con. The dates are January 12th-14th. I will be at Bard's Tower, booth #613, for the weekend. You can find my full panel schedule by following the above link. Hope to see you there!
It's time for the annual Cyber Monday Signed Book Sale! As in previous years, some author friends and I have gotten together to offer holiday prices on signed books directly from our websites. This means you can get signed books at a discount, and also send a little more money toward your favorite authors during this holiday season. *My sale ends Wednesday, 12/13*
As for my own books, here's what I have for sale this year:
- 25% off Promise of Blood hardcover
- 25% off Crimson Campaign hardcover
- 15% off The Autumn Republic hardcover
- 30% off The Powder Mage Trilogy hardcover bundle
- 15% off The Powder Mage Trilogy trade paperback bundle
- 20% off the Powder Mage novella hardcover bundle
- 20% off the Powder Mage short story collection hardcover
- 20% off the Powder Mage short story collection ebook
- 40% off the Powder Mage novella collection ebook
- 10% off the Unbound hardcover
- 10% off the Adran Flag pendant
People have been asking me for quite a while where they can get their hands on Siege of Tilpur, a Powder Mage story that has previously only been published in the UNBOUND Anthology. Well here's a little surprise for you: get it free, now! More details below.
Siege of Tilpur will be free for the next couple of weeks, after which you can pick it up on the usual channels for $2.99. It's a short story of about 11K words that takes place decades before Promise of Blood and follows one of Tamas's adventures during the Gurlish Wars while he was just a sergeant.
For those curious about my website store: you don't have to input any credit card info to pick up the free item (and you can enter a fake address if you want). I do it this way so that people have the chance to opt-in to my newsletter, which feels like a pretty good deal for a free short story. Hope you all enjoy!
Hello! Later this month, I'm giving away a signed trade paperback of Sins of Empire to two lucky winners! To enter, all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter using this link by Wednesday, November 22nd, and then keep an eye on your inbox or check back here to see who was announced as the winner.
Hey friends! Just dropping in to let you know that The Mad Lancers is now available in audio format. It comes in at 3.5 hours and is narrated by Julie Hoverson. Click below to pick it up!
You can also pre-order the Mad Lancers hardcover, which will ship on November 21st.
Have a Happy Halloween everyone!
I've been getting a lot of questions about book two lately, and I can finally give you all a bit more of an official answer! I'm pleased to announce that Wrath of Empire will be in stores on March 6th, 2018. Here is the cover copy, pre-order links, and finally the damned awesome cover!
The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not.
Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michael may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine.
Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for.
Hello everyone! This week is Salt Lake Comic Con, which is my biggest convention of the year! I'm foregoing my usual individual booth this time for a spot at Bard's Tower. You'll be able to find me hanging out there (booth 301) for most of the weekend. The full convention schedule can be found here. Otherwise, here's my dedicated schedule:
- 2PM - Signing at Bard's Tower at Booth 301
- 4PM - Signing at Badali Jewelry at Booth 720
- 7PM - Writing Advice I Can Give My Best Friend in Room 151D
- 2:30PM - Signing at Bard's Tower at Booth 301
- 4PM-8PM - Worldbuilder's Party, ticket required
Hey guys! Lost track of time again, so here's the winners for the newsletter drawing for the last two months. I just doubled up, so there are two winners of a signed hardcover of Sins of Empire.
The winners have been notified, and you can keep an eye out for the next drawing in October. To enter, all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter here!
The Mad Lancers, the latest addition to the Powder Mage Universe, is now out in ebook! Head on over to your favorite ebook vendor and give it a look!
Pre-orders are also open for the hardcover version, which will ship November 7th, 2017.
*If you backed the Powder Mage RPG Kickstarter, please check this update before purchasing The Mad Lancers*
Looking forward to the new Powder Mage novella based around a young Ben Styke? It'll be out for general release on September 6th... OR you can pick it up right now by buying direct from my website! Your download will come with an epub, mobi, and PDF file of the new novella.
For those curious why you should buy direct, here's a breakdown of where your money goes depending on where you purchase a $2.99 novella:
- My Website: $2.60 goes to me, $.39 goes to store fees
- Amazon: $2.06 goes to me, $.93 goes to Amazon
- Nook: $1.94 goes to me, $1.05 goes to Nook
- Apple: $1.78 goes to me, $1.21 goes to Apple and Draft2Digital
A difference of $.54-$.82 doesn't sound like much, but it adds up to a lot of Chipotle over a few thousand sales!
After a long wait, the next Powder Mage novella is almost here! The Mad Lancers is the story of a young colonial lancer named Ben Styke. It will be released September 6th, 2017. You can pre-order now!
Here's the cover copy:
In the colonial cities and towns of Fatrasta, peace has never been easy. Immigrants fight amongst themselves or turn on the native population, while the governing power of the Kez Army steps in only to enforce the will of apathetic local governors assigned by a distant crown.
Young war hero Ben Styke commands a colonial garrison in a sleepy frontier suburb. When the governor’s cruel brother stops for the night, rising continental tensions force Styke to protect the people of his town in a brutal escalation that threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—he has fought for.
Occurs twelve years before the events in Sins of Empire.
Hey all! This is last call on the Powder Mage RPG. If you'd like to pre-order the book (or add extras to your current order), you need to do so by by this Thursday, August 10th, at 2PM EST, at which time the orders will be locked in to Backerkit. Here is the link to put in orders. Thanks!
Hey Florida friends! I'll be in Tampa Bay this weekend (July 28th-30th) for Comic Con. I'll spend most of my time hanging out at Bard's Tower where I'll hawk my books, chat with fans, and sign infants.
I just have one panel at the convention:
Sunday, 12:30-1:30 in room 5, ACROSS THE UNIVERSES AND HOW TO CONSTRUCT THEM.
Hope to see you there!
This month's newsletter drawing is finished, and I have a winner who will receive a silver powder keg pin from Badali Jewelry. I've sent you an email, so make sure you check your spam folders. The winner is:
As for the rest of you, I'll do another drawing next month! If you haven't signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do so on the sidebar of the website or by clicking HERE.
It's been a long time since a newsletter drawing, so let's get back at it, shall we? Later next week, I'm going to give away one of these silver Riflejack pins from Badali Jewelry to a lucky winner! To enter, all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter using this link by Wednesday, July 19th and then keep an eye on your inbox or check back here to see who was announced as the winner.
Polish fans! I will be at Fantasy Days 2017 this weekend. This is my first trip to Poland, and I'm super excited to come out and meet all the fans there. If you're in the area, be sure to drop by!
Here is the program for the whole convention, and below is my schedule for the weekend:
- fr 3 pm - Brian McClellan - spotkanie (meeting). Moderatorka: Agnieszka Hałas
- fr 4 pm - Brian McClellan - signing
- fr 6 pm (2h) - Fantasy without limits (Lazare Gvimradze, Brian McClellan, Angus Watson, Graham Masterton, Agnieszka Hałas)
- st 1 pm - My wonderful fantasy world (Lazare Gvimradze, Brian McClellan, Graham Masterton,Angus Watson)
- st 2 pm - Brian McClellan - signing
- st 8 pm - Kill`am all - how to kill the hero? (Brian McClellan, Angus Watson, Graham Masterton, Agnieszka Hałas)
- sun 11 am - Bringing a magic world to life with Brian McClellan (Brian McClellan)
- sun 12 pm - Brian McClellan - signing
Also, my publisher Fabryka Słów has posted the cover for the Powder Mage short fiction collection, to be released in Polish on August 30th. Check it out!