Category Archives: Blog

Plans for Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse

Once in a while I get an email from a reader asking me all kinds of things about future plans for the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse-series. Yesterday someone asked me if the books would be bundled in omnibuses. So, for anybody who’s curious, what follows are my plans as I now see them.

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

Second excerpt from Gay Epic Fantasy & M/M-Romance Castling

While I’m still waiting for the cover art, I’d thought I give you both a second excerpt and an idea how the book will look on an actual device. The excerpt: Anaxantis has chosen two unlikely messengers to deliver an important message to his mother, the queen, and Sobrathi. The screenshots: The first three are […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

First excerpt from Gay Epic Fantasy & M/M-Romance Castling

This is a first excerpt from The Invisible Hands – Part 2: Castling.
I chose a lighthearted scene from Chapter 14, The Other One, featuring Rullio and Merw.
I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Some time ago Rullio has promised to buy Merw a silver flute. Now they are visiting the cultured city of Mezyrna…

Read full story · Comments { 6 }

Gay Epic Fantasy «Castling» finished

Last Sunday I finished the second volume, Castling, in the second trilogy, The Invisible Hands, of Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse.
At over 168k words it is the longest book I’ve ever written up until now.

Read full story · Comments { 5 }

Kobo: books in epub-format

I’ve uploaded all my books to the Canadian outfit Kobo. Up until now I was exclusive to Amazon. Although I offered my books in epub-format on this site, I thought it would be better to offer them through a major ebook-outlet as well. Kobo has recently made a program available for independent authors to upload […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

The dead end of DIY publishing?

Why “The dead end of DIY publishing” is a rather dumb piece by someone who has looked at only one side of the equation, has no real experience in self publishing and who draws ignorant and unwarranted conclusions.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Can writing make you afraid to read?

I wonder if I’m the only writer with this “problem?” A few casual remarks on some board of which I don’t remember the name intimated that there were some similarities between a serialized story called Captive Prince and my Dark Tales. Later I got questions about that in private conversations. Not that anybody even remotely […]

Read full story · Comments { 18 }

The Invisible Hands – Part1: Gambit published on Amazon

Gambit, Book IV of Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, and the first part of the new trilogy, The Invisible Hands, went live on Amazon today. (or will go live very soon, depending on where you live.) The books starts off six months after the events related in Book III. I have to admit I’m […]

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

The Cover Hunt – Part 4

Surprisingly fast the next draft arrived.       As you can see, the hovering head of the Other is back. My prince now has his coat of arms, «In sable, a dragon passant, on a field of gold», on his tunic. He looks awfully small though, all of a sudden. “Get rid of the […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

The Cover Hunt – Part 3

I had been waiting, not exactly with anxiety, but with some mild worry until my main character got his face. This was the first sketch Okita sent.   I was very pleased. I thought the artist had captured a degree of innocence, as well as cunning and resolve. I would have preferred to have his […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }