Booknest’s Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser!

Here is something I’m thrilled to be a part of.  Peter of Booknest.eu has put together a great raffle to raise money for Doctors Without Borders (aka Médecins Sans Frontières).  Every £1 (GBP) you donate gets you 1 ‘ticket’ in the raffle.  (Yes, that’s a £, but don’t worry the currency differences are handled through the site.) … More Booknest’s Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser!

how the hell does someone write a whole book in a month?

As many others are doing, right now, probably right this very second, I have accepted the challenge of NaNoWriMo.  You know the one, the crazy writing exercise that a few hundred thousand writers take on every November?  Write one book, 50 000 words, in 30 days.  Well, for the last 2 years I’ve watched November come … More how the hell does someone write a whole book in a month?

An Interview with Christopher Æsc Adams, Legacy of Ash Co-creator

Q – You and James have a world you co-created.  Can you tell us a bit about that process?  How do you decide who will take on what parts of the world, how is the Legacy divided? The world itself evolved quite organically, derived partially as the setting of a homebrew RPG, and partially from … More An Interview with Christopher Æsc Adams, Legacy of Ash Co-creator

Review: ‘Shadow Ops – Control Point’ by Myke Cole

An adrenaline-fueled ride through a darkly-imagined present or near-future setting in which anyone can manifest proscribed magical abilities. Myke Cole’s military and security contracting background serve as fertile ground for this opening novel in the Shadow Ops series, which follows an Army aviator whose budding magical talent pits him against a magic-averse military bureaucracy. Cole … More Review: ‘Shadow Ops – Control Point’ by Myke Cole

The Witch Ring – the latest Legacy of Ash tale

We’re happy to announce the release of ‘The Witch Ring’, a Legacy of Ash tale by Æsc Adams – gritty fantasy in the tradition of George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson and Joe Abercrombie. *** Mercenary commander Caidris ‘Legion’ Imbratha is no stranger to violence or intrigue. When one of his troopers goes missing in the … More The Witch Ring – the latest Legacy of Ash tale

James & Æsc featured in an author spotlight by TP Keane

Author Spotlight  In this weeks author spotlight I meet up with James Downe and Æsc Adams to discuss their novella, Grim Drifts of Sand & Fate, part of the Legacy of Ash, a Fantasy, Grimdark series by James Downe & Æsc Adams. What is your novella about? James – Well, Grim Drifts of Sand & … More James & Æsc featured in an author spotlight by TP Keane

Why I Love Stories

Stories are my myths.  They have helped form my belief system.  X-Men, Superman, Stars Wars, Dr Who, Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings, and He-Man.  All of it.   These are my legends, my myths.  Our myths. (Hang on.  Quick disclaimer.  This post is all James.  I’m not saying Chris is or is not of the … More Why I Love Stories