Gearmeister Siege Released

Gearmeister Siege, Book 3 of The Siege Chronicles, is available now on Amazon.com.

Having survived another death-defying battle, Davrick hopes he might finally get a chance to rest easy. But word soon arrives of a major Resistance defeat at the hands of the Grand Imperium’s relentless legions. Those not killed have been taken to the enemy’s most notorious death camp—among them, Sid’s younger sister, the brilliant analytical engineer, Adara Voltelion. Setting off once more in their trusty ornithopter, Davrick, Sid, and Talyaana join up with the last remnants of the Resistance—a bedraggled logistics unit of absent-minded gearmeisters and war-weary soldiers.

But Sid and the other gearmeisters devise a plan not only to liberate the prisoners, but to steal the Imperium’s most vital military codes. Facing a legion of armored war-trolls, battle-trained sorcerers, and machine-augmented soldiers, Davrick wonders if any of them will escape the siege alive. And how is Sid even related to the gutsy girl leading the charge to capture the fortress’s thundering analytical engine?

Gearmeister Siege is the third novella of the six-part Siege Chronicles.

Gearmeister Siege / Aircruiser Siege Cover Art

I would like to share with you today the cover art for Gearmeiser Siege and Aircruiser Siege novellas. The covers art was created by Jean Paul Fiction (that’s not his last name, but what he prefers as his illustrator name). Jean Paul Fiction is a wonderful illustrator and concept artist for machines and vehicles, and especially of those with more fantastical or sci-fi elements, as is evident on his ArtStation portfolio. I encourage you to check out some of his other illustrations.

Gearmeister Siege and Aircruiser Siege will be available for Amazon Kindle soon, and can already be pre-ordered.

Mercenary Siege Released

Mercenary Siege, Book 2 of The Siege Chronicles, is available now on Amazon.com.

After escaping the battle-train in a stolen ornithopter, Davrick, Sid, and Talyaana are out of fuel and forced to land. Pursued by enemy search parties, the trio sets off across the scarred battlefields of a kingdom crushed by unrelenting war. Finding refuge with an old farmer and his wife, they soon learn of the rival mercenary companies quarreling over a valuable alchemical refinery—a refinery that might just have what they need to refuel their thopter and make their escape.

With an audacious plan to dupe the enemy mercs and snag the fuel, the team finds themselves caught in an all-out slugfest between sorcerous armies, elemental constructs, and juggernaut war machines. As their well-laid plans spiral into a free-for-all firefight through the heart of the perilous refinery, Davrick wonders at the wisdom of their dubious scheme. And was it really such a good idea to let a sell-spell sorcerer borrow the legendary Dragon Stone of Ethrasaur?

Mercenary Siege is the second novella of the six-part Siege Chronicles.

Battle-Train Siege Released

Battle-Train Siege, Book 1 of The Siege Chronicles, is available now on Amazon.com.

A bounty hunter with a price on his head, Davrick Caliburn must evade the sorcerous reach of the Grand Imperium. Never mind the fact that his new employer is a vampiric blood-baroness—she’s promised him a pocket full of coins and a one-way ticket out of the occupied city of Kardre. The only problem: that “ticket” is aboard an Imperium battle-train.

Joining forces with a dandy-dressed astral mage, a maladroit gearmeister, and an ill-tempered thief, the team will storm the battle-train to pilfer an ancient dragon stone powerful enough to turn the tide of war. But between the killer automatons, elite enemy troops, and the fiendish sorcerer who leads them, Davrick can only wonder what kind of a mess he’s gotten himself into this time. And what does a master vampire want with a mythical dragon stone anyway?

Battle-Train Siege is the first novella of the six-part Siege Chronicles.

Cover Art for “Battle-Train Siege”

Here’s the cover art for my upcoming book, Battle-Train Siege, Book 1 of the Siege Chronicles (sans the title and author name). The illustration was made by Alejandro Burdisio, a fantastic illustrator of dieselpunk and early 1920’s style sci-fi vehicles and machinery. Check out his portfolio on ArtStation–the colors, details, and style are amazing!

You can order Battle-Train Siege now for Amazon Kindle.

The Clockwork Horseman

My steampunk fantasy short story, The Clockwork Horseman, is published and available now on both Amazon and Lulu and it can be found in the anthology Devil’s Armory III. Alas, there does not appear to be an e-book version! Oh well. The story will one day be available in e-book form whenever I compile and release my collected short stories.

In the mean time, you can order the printed version of Devil’s Armory III from Amazon or Lulu.