So, ICYMI, in the midst of Atheism for Lent, COVID, and a secondary viral infection, I somehow managed to publish another book.
No, I don’t know how. The past 50ish days are mostly a blur to me. Interspersed with the occasional moment of mostly miserable clarity. So I really have no clue what magic I worked to make both the book and the AfL blogging happen. The only thing I can come up with is undiagnosed-ADHD hyperfixation.
ANYWAY. The book in question is MALEFACTORS AND OTHER BLOODLINES OF THE LIGHT-WAKERS, my latest collection of short stories. They’re all set in, adjacent to, or somehow connected with my Light-Walkers universe. Some of them are high fantasy, some are sci-fi, and some are spec fic (or, as I like to say, simply pretty damn weird).
No matter what genre they call home, though, all of these stories are about the baddies.
The outlaws, the troublemakers, the outright dastardly villains. Sometimes, you get the perspective of the “good guys” — but in some of these, I put you squarely into Evil’s head. Good luck with that, if you dare try them out.
Even if you haven’t read any of my other Light-Walkers books (here, here and here), you can still read Malefactors without getting too confused. I’ve included maps, family trees, glossaries, and a universe timeline to help you out. Because I nerd out bigly over such things, and I’m hoping you do too.
Malefactors is a project of loving experimentation. These stories are near and dear to my heart, and I’m using them to test the boundaries of how far readers will follow me. I’d love to hear your feedback on them — what works and what doesn’t — and if you can leave a favorable review on all the book-selling platforms, I will adore you forever.
Speaking of platforms…there are a lot of them. I get my books out mostly via Draft2Digital; therefore, because I am also terrible at the business side of writing, I don’t actually know the names of all the platforms D2D distributes to at this time. But it’s A LOT. Whichever platform is your favorite, you can most likely find my books there. If you can’t, message me and we’ll see what we can do to rectify the situation.
Most accessible for me is Malefactors at Amazon, where you can currently buy it for $9.99 on Kindle or $15.99 in paperback. Happy reading!