Franklin: The Promise – FREE short story

In time for the eight year anniversary of Shades of Gray, comes Franklin, the story of the attack on Oren’s coven, from the Executioners’ eyes.

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After one hundred years of silence, The Hand of Death is on the radar again – and Franklin is assigned to deal with the situation. Part of a team, they discover it’s not just Jorick who’s involved, but also the Tormentor, Kateesha. In a battle against legends, what can go wrong? Celebrate Shades of Gray’s eighth anniversary and read the attack on Oren’s den through the Executioner’s point of view.

WARNING: This story contains spoilers for the novel Shades of Gray. Not recommended as a stand alone.

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It’s Been Eight Years…

Eight years ago I published Shades of Gray. One reviewer noted that, though the book was listed as Book 1 in a series, there was no evidence of any more books coming. How things have changed since then! With nine novels, a prequel, and forty-eight short stories to date, the Amaranthine universe is rolling along nicely.

To celebrate eight years, the newest Tales of the Executioners takes place during Shades of Gray!

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After one hundred years of silence, The Hand of Death is on the radar again – and Franklin is assigned to deal with the situation. Part of a team, they discover it’s not just Jorick who’s involved, but also the Tormentor, Kateesha. In a battle against legends, what can go wrong? Celebrate the eight year anniversary of Shades of Gray and read the attack on Oren’s den through the Executioner’s point of view.

WARNING: This story contains spoilers for the novel Shades of Gray. Not recommended as a stand alone.

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Byrn – Now Available at Amazon

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Part of a collection called Tales of the Executioners about the vampires in the elite “police force”. It’s 1755. With The Guild in it’s infancy, there are only so many Executioners, so when a report of mass killings rolls in at Christmas time, Byrn is sent to sort it out. He’d better do something special to appease his wife.

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Dismas now FREE at ebook retailers

We may have a weird video situation going on, but life continues and Dismas: Prayers of the Damned is now free everywhere:

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In 1893, Dismas is still a greater guard – or was before he joined Kateesha’s revolt. Regretful, he wants to go back to The Guild, but can he get there – and obtain forgiveness – before Kateesha or the Executioners kill him?

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Dismas is on his way…

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You’ve heard of Kateesha’s revolt against The Guild. Find out what happened from one of the participants.

Soon to be free at all major ebook retailers!

What Executioner story do you want to see next?

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Bren: In the Dark now FREE on Amazon

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Bren has a simple assignment – to deal with a coven who’s killed too many locals. When he takes a victim’s phone as a trophy, he becomes fascinated with the story of her death – almost too fascinated.

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Lisiantha Now Free on Amazon!

The holiday romance everyone (okay a few people) asked for is now free on Amazon! Hurray!

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Lisiantha runs away from her rural coven, but fifty years later, after a nasty breakup, she comes crawling back, her fledgling in tow. Dreading a run in with her ex, Josh, she soon has more important things to worry about. Her master made a mistake and now a warring coven wants her blood. Can she find a way to save her – and maybe save herself in the process? Even vampires enjoy a Hallmark-style Christmas special.

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Beldren on Amazon

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Beldren: What We Deserve is now available FREE on Amazon & Google Play, as well as Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple iBooks.

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The year is 1687 in the fourth Tale of the Executioners. Beldren, a former indentured servant, suffers the same fate as many others of his kind – the promised land and money never materialized, despite having done their time. When Matthias suggest they take their due, Beldren is skeptical, but what else does he have to do? It’s a choice he may live to regret.

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Have you missed the other Tales of the Executioners? Catch up for FREE!

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New Covers – 2.5

A few months ago I redid the covers to the Executioner short stories because 1) I didn’t like the old ones and 2) I don’t have all the Executioners drawn, so it was getting a bit sticky about putting non-existent drawings on covers. Anyway, the new covers had a new font (because I might love Optimus Princeps, but…) and photo images. A couple of people (okay, Jonathan and my brother) complained about them (“They don’t match the others!”) and while I initially chalked it up to whiny syndrome (I can say that because Jonathan is my non-biological twin and the brother is my biological brother), I have since decided that maybe they’re right about the new font. (But I still like Lemon Tuesday…) and I admit the fact that the covers have no color in common have bugged me to the point where I was considering adding a colored filter to them already…

Anyway, here is the new effort:

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I need to upload them to Smashwords still, and then I’m going to get the stories formatted for Pronoun (who will publish them to Amazon as FREE stories – yay!)

Of course, this week also marks the beginning of a year of short stories. I’m working on Cyprus, another Tales of the Executioners short.

So what do you think of the new covers? Did you like the old ones better? Or the old-old ones (That also had a different font, BTW, one I like a lot less than Lemon Tuesday)?

Verchiel’s New Cover

Yes, it’s here, the last of the new Tales of the Executioner covers!

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(I know his hair is not long enough, but as I preach to other authors, a cover doesn’t need to be perfect. it’s a representation, not an exact re-creation)

FREE on Smashwords!

Verchiel wakes up in an unfamiliar room with a busty woman standing over him. He can’t recall who she is – or even who he is – let alone how he’s become an immortal blood drinker. As he tries to discover the answers, he must also learn to control his blood lust or fight an entire village of panicked people.

And to answer the burning question: When will there be new Tales of the Executioners? I’m planning to spend the next year writing short stories (Starting in May) so stay tuned to the blog for updates!

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