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Hawthorn Moon Tour 2020!

It’s time for the annual Hawthorn Moon blog tour!

The Hawthorn Moon is a festival in my Chronicles of the Necromancer series that coincides with the summer solstice, and it seemed like as good a reason as any to party back when I started that series, so here we are, still partying on!

With conventions cancelled and travel nixed for the foreseeable future, I’ve been doing a lot more online with video readings, guest blog posts and of course, ConTinual—the online ongoing multi-genre convention that never ends!

Here’s a one-stop place to find my most recent virtual appearances!

Quick Recap of 2020 new releases so far:

—Sellsword’s Oath audiobook

—Monster Mash (Spells Salt and Steel #7)

—Witch of the Woods (Wasteland Marshals #2)

—Black Sun (Joe Mack Adventures #2)

—Ghosts of the Past (Wasteland Marshals #3, coming in July)

Coming soon: Reckoning (Darkhurst #3), Legacy (Deadly Curiosities #5), CHARON (Night Vigil #2) plus more in the Spells Salt and Steel, Wasteland Marshals and Joe Mack series.

Now for the Tour! 

I Smell Sheep—My Obsession with Supernatural, and how it changed my writing

The Qwillery—SSS new season

Beauty in Ruins—Deadly Curiosities meets Witches, Warriors and Wise Women

RisingShadow—Coming soon—Reckoning: Darkhurst 3

Jean Rabe’s blog—Sneak Peek at Ghosts of the Past, Wasteland Marshals 3

Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster podcast—The Myths Of Overnight Success

Disquieting Visions—What’s new with Joe Mack

Jacey Bedford’s blog—Getting Things Done

All the Ups and Down—If I were a character in a fantasy novel

Lisa Betsarai’s blog—What I love about Worldbuilding

Andi’s Book Reviews—Crafting a world to go with the Story

Fabulous and Brunette—Why Connecting with Readers Matters (Plus an excerpt from Sellsword’s Oath)

Our Town Book Reviews—Q&A on Sellsword’s Oath

Dawn’s Reading Nook—Two Guys Who Can’t Play By the Rules

Lisa Haselton’s Reviews—Getting Inside my Head

Mythical Books reviews Sellsword’s Oath

TSStuff Blog—I spill my guts!

Amy Booksy BlogMore questions, more answers!

Kit N Kabookle—Why I Love Buddy Flick Epic Fantasy

Iron Canuck Reviews Sellsword’s Oath

Two Ends of the Pen—Everything you Wanted to Know (well, mostly)

The Reading Addict— Fusing Hobbies and Writing plus a review of Sellsword’s Oath

The Book Junkie reviews Sellsword’s Oath

Dab of Darkness—Epic Fantasy for Busy People (plus a review)

MelsWorld Reviews Sellsword’s Oath

If you can’t see me at a convention, you can still catch some readings here:

Reading an excerpt from our Weird Wild West anthology

Reading an excerpt of my story from the Across the Universe anthology

Reading an excerpt from Inheritance (Deadly Curiosities #4)

Reading an excerpt from Assassin’s Honor (Assassins of Landria #1)

Watch for more readings, coming soon!

Live conventions may be cancelled, but check out these virtual panels—and watch for more on ConTinual!

My writing inspirations on Falstaff Storytellers

A chat with the authors of the Witches, Warriors and Wise Women anthology:

Balancing Love and Magic—Paranormal Romance 

What you can expect from ConTinual

15 Years of Fighting Evil—A Supernatural Retrospective

Writing Short Stories and the Value of Persistence

Social Media for Authors While Social Distancing

Hot off the Press—Talking about new releases on ConTinual

There’ll Be Peace When You are Done (talking about the legacy of Supernatural and the book by the same name, edited by guest Lynn Zubernis, and including a chapter by me!)

Me on Falstaff Books’ Misfit Monday 

Hawthorn Moon Rafflecopter giveaway (ends midnight June 30)! Enter for a chance to win an ebook copy of one book—your choice of either Sellsword’s Oath or Inheritance!

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Fun Porch Reads for a Stay-at-Home Summer

Our summer plans may not exactly be unfolding the way we had expected, but a stack of books to be read is always your best friend!

Ghosts of the Past is the third Wasteland Marshals novella, coming soon from Falstaff Books. Shane Collins and Lucas Maddox head for the mountains of West Virginia, where they’ll deal with roadside attractions leveraging major mojo, scholars trying to save essential archives, a werewolf that likes to play Frisbee, creepy cultists, grim ghosts, a snarly yow, and Schröedinger’s hotel (sometimes it’s there, sometimes it isn’t.)

The new anthology Witches, Warriors, & Wise Women (Prospective Press) has a Deadly Curiosities original story—“Heap of Trouble.” A woman Cassidy has never heard of wills her house to Trifles and Folly. Cassidy doesn’t know why—but she is pretty certain trouble is on the way. You can find it on Amazon Here

We’re working on the next (sixth) Spells, Salt, & Steel book, and Gail is still working on Reckoning, a Darkhurst novel, the third and final book in that series.

Balticon and ConCarolinas may have cancelled their in-person events, but Larry and I have been busy on Zoom panels bringing all kinds of convention shenanigans your way! So watch those web sites and Facebook/YouTube pages to see all the fun stuff!

Gail is one of the con-runners for ConTinual—the ongoing, online multi-genre convention that never ends. That’s kept us both plenty busy recording panels and doing interviews with other authors.  Here are just a few to get you started!

What is ConTinual? https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConTinual/permalink/590423444903565/

Social media for authors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConTinual/permalink/595831097696133/

Writing short stories: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConTinual/permalink/607641316515111/

Gail interviews Lynn Zubernis, author of There’ll Be Peace When You Are Done https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConTinual/permalink/598814627397780/

Although it may be a while before we can see you in person again, we love connecting in the Shadow Alliance reader group on Facebook, on Twitter, and in ConTinual. Stay safe, and we’ll see you online!

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Welcome to the 2019 Hawthorn Moon Blog Tour

If you’re looking for some summer reading, you’ve come to the right place! My Hawthorn Moon blog tour is a great time to catch up on the latest titles, find out what’s coming soon, and get a behind-the-scenes peak at the characters and the series. Come check out what’s new and have a look at the coming attractions!

The Splintered Crown is the first in a brand new series by Larry N. Martin. Come along for the adventure as a group of down-at-the-heels friends are sent by a demigoddess on a dangerous quest in hopes of making their fortune and being able to escape the hardships of their lives in the city.  If you love portal fantasy and quest adventures, this is a perfect summer read!

Convicts & Exiles is the prequel to Ice Forged in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and is the final work planned for this post-apocalyptic medieval epic fantasy series. This book fills in the six year ‘gap’ at the beginning of Ice Forged, telling the story of Blaine McFadden’s years in Velant Prison and as a colonist on Edgeland, and shows how he and his friends—Kestel, Piran, Verran and Dawe—came together as found family to save the kingdom.

Then there’s our newest audiobook, Spells Salt and Steel: Season One. Catch the adventures of snarky monster hunter Mark Wojcik as he battles monsters, vengeful ghosts and creepy cryptids. He’s got a grenade launcher full of salted holy water, and he’s not afraid to use it!

We’ve also got Deadly Curiosities stories in two new anthologies—Release the Virgins, published by Fantastic Books, and Tales from the Old Black Ambulance, from Prospective Press.

Follow the Hawthorn Moon blog tour guest posts for all the hottest scoop! You can find the inside intel and a tour-exclusive giveaway at these host blogs:

Beauty In Ruins
RisingShadow
Qwillery
WeGeekGirls
Jacey Bedford’s blog
SFBok
Dave Brenden deBurgh’s blog
Disquieting Visions
I Smell Sheep blog

Check back and we’ll update with links as the posts go live!

Join our Shadow Alliance street team so you never miss a new release! Get all the scoop first + giveaways + fun stuff! Also where I get my beta readers and Launch Team! https://www.facebook.com/groups/435812789942761

Bonus goodies!

Read a copy of my Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy short story Catspaw for free: https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/UAjd6 and check out my epic fantasy Ascendant Kingdoms short story Reconciling Memory here for free: https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/JQorl

Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Splintered Crown and Convicts and Exiles http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9751c04221/?

New Prolific Works giveaways!

36 FREE short fantasy stories in Summer Shorties giveaway @Prolific_Works w full Catspaw story Ends 6/30  https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/GGtdu1r3KsQ6dm8NXvV4

19 FREE stories in Addictive Military and Sci-Fi giveaway @Prolific_Works w excerpt from Salvage Rat Ends 6/30 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/nSPT2KT5jyCwCKCldNv3

29 FREE stories in Kickass Heroines giveaway @Prolific_Works w full Catspaw story Ends 6/24 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/4X2FxNr9zyy7TMqs2Roh

170 FREE reads in My Summer Reading List giveaway @Prolific_Works w excerpts from Sons of Darkness and Spells Salt & Steel Ends 9/30 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/UhHDxf9Shil0H0BZ1ru3

106 FREE sci-fi/fantasy reads in Discover New Series giveaway @Prolific_Works w full Reconciling Memory and The Last Mile stories + excerpt from Salvage Rat Ends 12/31/19 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/LXvGYAaAlhqYVuDmiBaH

155 FREE sci-fi/fantasy reads in Fantastical SF giveaway @Prolific_Works w full The Last Mile story + excerpt from Salvage Rat Ends 12/31/19 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/NzQXkP23yQLrLYlM62dA

 

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Winter Updates…

I hope you’re surviving the cold winter temperatures—the best way is to curl up with a hot beverage, a comfy couch, and a good book!

New on Audio!

Trifles and Folly is now on audio, and Trifles and Folly2 just came out on 1/29! Now you can get all of the Deadly Curiosities stories and books for your listening pleasure!

In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it, Sons of Darkness (the first in the new Night Vigil urban fantasy series) and Spells Salt and Steel: Season One (the collection of the first four Mark Wojcik monster hunter novellas) came out at the end of 2018! Season One is available in ebook, print and hard cover, and the audiobook edition is in the works!

Coming Soon!

Cauldron: A Joe Mack/Shadow Council novella (Falstaff Books) kicks off a brand new series set in the Roaring Twenties, featuring supernatural vigilante Joe Mack—the immortal champion also known to steelworkers as Joe Magarac.

Convicts & Exiles—a prequel to the Ascendant Kingdoms, telling the story of Blaine and his friends before their return to Donderath.

We’re also working on a couple more brand new series, so stay tuned!

Freebies—SciFi and Fantasy giveaways on Prolific Works including our stories!

37 FREE Fantasy and paranormal creature stories in Magical Monsters giveaway w our full story Catspaw Ends 3/15
https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/w9BYVdm1O8864kY0nbgn

37 FREE sci-fi reads in Area 51 giveaway with excerpts from Salvage Rat and Grave Voices Ends 3/26 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/qzsEPFgdT67egJRS88uz

45 FREE fantasy reads in the Magic Rises giveaway with the full Catspaw Deadly Curiosities story! Ends 3/30 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/TLKsMXwC72K992e734nr

Book lovers! Enter for a chance to win free books, gift cards, ebook bundle & a Kindle Fire! March 7 – 26 https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Love-Is-In-The-Air-2019-by-Night-Owl-Romance

155 FREE Fantasy/Sci-Fi reads in Fantastical SF giveaway including an excerpt from Salvage Rat and complete short story The Last Mile Ends 4/30 https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/NzQXkP23yQLrLYlM62dA

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Happy Thanksgiving! New Books and Free Stories

Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m thankful for books, authors and readers. Books have gotten me through dark places, taught me about the world, shaped my perspectives, and given me forever fictional friends. Most of my social circle now consists of other authors, and I am so grateful for their friendship and guidance. And of course, I’m thankful for readers because you make all the books possible!

There’s lot of new stuff, just in time for the holidays, and perfect for cozying up with a good book!

Sons of Darkness, my new urban fantasy, is now available in ebook and print! Demon-hunting former priest Travis Dominick works with the misfit psychics of the Night Vigil to fight supernatural creatures and malicious paranormal activity. When a series of disappearances, suicides and vengeful spirits cause havoc and death along a remote interstate highway, Travis teams up with former special ops soldier and monster-hunter Brent Lawson to end the problem with extreme prejudice. Check out all the cool blog posts and interviews, plus giveaway on the book tour!

Assassin’s Honor is now available in audio, as well as ebook and print! Imagine Butch and Sundance as medieval assassins…. Joel Breckenridge and Garrett Kennard are King’s Shadows, elite assassins serving the crown of Landria. When a shadowy itinerant holy man starts captivates the nobility with treasonous whispers, Ridge and Rett go rogue to stop the threat, save the kingdom and protect the king–while landing on the ‘Most Wanted’ list themselves? Look for a new virtual book tour with reviews, giveaways and exclusive content starting Nov. 26!

Also new in audio—Salvage Rat, Tangled Web, Vengeance, Trifles and Folly, Trifles and Folly 2 and Storm and Fury!

Free books and stories to chase away the winter chill!

Grab my Deadly Curiosities story Catspaw and 105 more tales in the Magic and Fantasy giveaway! https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/uvcNm5ECQkKQOkIR6NGg

Then check out the Sci-Fi Fantasy Holiday Giveaway, with the full Grave Voices (Storm & Fury) novella and an excerpt from Salvage Rat, and 198 other stories! Get it here: https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/cfLapD7gYQqJbCWNvCwB

Starting November 19, grab Grave Voices, Restless Nights, and an excerpt from Lucky Town  in the Fireside Fantasy giveaway, with over 70 other full books, short stories, novellas and previews! https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/Cwu31fB47gT2f2K8x1ys

Starting November 22, you can get an excerpt from Salvage Rat and more than 21 other stories about Future Warriors in the Lethal Weapons giveaway!

 

 

What’s new with Morgan Brice!

Lucky Town, the new Christmas Badlands novella, is perfect for the holidays! Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his boyfriend, Myrtle Beach homicide detective Vic D’Amato, find that the only thing more frightening than murder might be navigating their first holiday season as a couple. 

A trip back to Pittsburgh to spend Thanksgiving with Vic’s large, exuberant family means dodging old frenemies and a bitter ex-boyfriend. A cold case comes back to haunt Vic when the murdered man’s ghost begs Simon for justice. Then a new murder back in Myrtle Beach looks suspiciously familiar, and the dead woman’s ghost isn’t playing nice. When Simon gets a vision of the next victim before the crime occurs, he realizes that all the murders are supernaturally linked. Catching the murderer will take his psychic sleuthing skills along with Vic’s street smarts to avert a tragedy. Can they do right by ghosts past, present and yet-to-come without ending up in the crosshairs of a killer for Christmas?  Lucky Town is now available in ebook and print.

Audio, coming soon! I’ve just done a contract with Tantor audio to have Witchbane, Burn, Dark Rivers, Badlands, Lucky Town and the upcoming novel The Rising done in audiobook, narrated by the talented Kale Williams! Stay tuned to find out when the audiobooks will go live!

Morgan Brice fans, you can get my complete Restless Nights story (not on Amazon!) and 50 other stories FREE in the Christmas Romance giveaway here: https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/waV8KtjwH0F4f6G5JOcw

Starting November 19, check out the Holiday Paranormal Romance giveaway, which includes previews of Lucky Town and Witchbane, the complete Restless nights short story, and over 40 other full books, short stories, novellas and previews! https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/3Dm7BakWeWyoW2Gxek7N

Check out the Winter Wonderland online scavenger hunt for a chance to win a copy of Lucky Town and other books, plus a Kindle HD Fire, Amazon gift cards, and other cool prizes! 

https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Winter-Wonderland-2018-by-Night-Owl-Romance

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Welcome to the 2018 Days of the Dead Tour

Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve….when better to celebrate books about magic, necromancers, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night?

We’ve got plenty of new ‘treats’ in our Trick-or-Treat lineup this year: Vengeance, Tangled Web, The Dark Road, Salvage Rat, Assassin’s Honor, Sons of Darkness, and Close Encounters. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the books came about and what the heck we were thinking with the guest blog posts and author Q&As.

Sign up for a chance to win a Kindle prize pack with an ebook of Tangled Web, Salvage Rat, Assassin’s Honor, The Dark Road, and Sons of Darkness!

Check out upcoming posts from

RisingShadow—Heroes in Dark Places
Qwillery—Monsters and Mayhem in the Modern World
I Smell Sheep—Excerpt of Assassin’s Honor
We Geek Girls—Assassins and Salvage Rats (includes a Salvage Rat excerpt)
Beauty in Ruins—Assassins, Honor and Vengeance
SciFi Chick—Epic vs. Urban: Writing Both Sides of Fantasy (includes a Tangled Web excerpt)
Bookloons—Excerpts from Salvage Rat and Assassin’s Honor
Dave Brendon deBurgh—Excerpt and Review of Assassin’s Honor
Fantasy Book Critic—Dangerous Truths
SFF World—Outlaws and Rogues are Always in Style
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist—Space, Spells and Spooks

I Smell Sheep—Somewhere I Wouldn’t Want to Be After Dark
http://www.ismellsheep.com/2018/10/fantasy-author-gail-z-martin-somewhere.html

CatsLuvCoffeez—Review of Tangled Web
https://catsluvcoffeez.blogspot.com/2018/10/review-of-tangled-web.html

CreativelyGreen—Writing and Family
https://creativelygreen.blogspot.com/2018/10/writing-and-family-with-gail-z-martin.html

TSStuff—Author Q&A on Tangled Web
https://www.tsstuff.net/2018/10/tangled-web-by-gail-z-martin.html

TheBookJunkieReads—-Author interview on Tangled Web
https://thebookjunkiereadspromos.blogspot.com/2018/10/spotlight-winterview-tangled-web-deadly.html

Mythical Books—Guest post by Larry N. Martin on Salvage Rat
http://mythicalbooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-adventure-begins-salvage-rat-by.html

Celtic Lady Reviews—Interview with Larry N. Martin on Salvage RAt
https://celticladysreviews.blogspot.com/2018/10/salvage-rat-by-larry-n-martin-book.html

Geri Reads—Outlaw Monster Hunter Survival Tips
https://gerireads.com/guest-post-outlaw-monster-hunter-survival-tips-by-gail-z-martin/

The Million Words Blog—Co-Writing Without Homicide
http://themillionwords.net/2018/10/21/gail-z-martins-scourge-and-vengeance-blog-tour/

Anne Barwell—Juggling Worlds (Writing in Multiple Series)
https://annebarwell.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/scourge-and-vengeance-by-gail-z-martin/

Slippery Words—Epic Fantasy without Epic Length
https://www.slipperywords.com/2018/10/can-gail-martin-write-an-epic-fantasy-that-isnt-epic-length/

Momma Says to Read or Not to Read—Making History and Fantasy for Fun
https://mommasaystoreadornottoread.blogspot.com/2018/10/virtual-book-tour-tangled-web-by-gail-z.html

Margaret McGraw—Finding the Writer’s Spark
https://margaretsmcgraw.blogspot.com/2018/10/guest-interview-gail-z-martin-talks.html?spref=fb&fbclid=IwAR3AgYahs-elPxrqvLe7TVmZjCdf1AW8TToVkJzNkvmayfxAtn84E7o1eRM

Enter my Rafflecopter giveaway to win a Kindle Prize Package with a free copy EACH of — Tangled Web, Assassin’s Honor, Salvage Rat, The Dark Road and Sons of Darkness! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9751c04215/?

Let me give a shout-out for #HoldOnToTheLight 2018, back for more with new authors and fantastic new posts! 150+ genre authors blogging about their personal struggles with depression, PTSD, anxiety, suicide and self-harm, candid posts by some of your favorite authors on how mental health issues have impacted their lives and books. Read the stories, share the stories, change a life. Find out more at www.HoldOnToTheLight.com

Don’t forget Morgan Brice
Morgan Brice is my pen name for writing urban fantasy, male/male paranormal romance, and I’ve got a great short story freebie with 22 authors here:

And you can enter this fun online scavenger hunt for a chance to win free books, a copy of my novel, Witchbane, and a Kindle Fire HD! https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Hallowpalooza-2018

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Happy Fall—Lots of New Stuff!

Things haven’t slowed down yet around here—we’re just in pumpkin spice overdrive.

New Stuff

Salvage Rat, by Larry N. Martin, is now live! Think, Bonnie and Clyde meet V for Vendetta in a Firefly-esque universe.

Star Force pilot and hero Wyatt McCoy left his medals and career behind after the Rim Wars, disillusioned and bitter when he learns the truths behind the conflict. He takes his converted gunship, the Nellie B, and heads to the Near Fringe, salvaging derelict ships and abandoned stations and mining colonies. Dr. Beth Parker is a space archeologist, documenting the history of planetary expansion and colonization for Kalok Enterprises and the Interplanetary Mining Group. A piece of alien technology embeds itself in Beth’s arm, giving her the ability to see the energy impressions of long ago people and events. When Beth uncovers proof of genocide that could bring down the big mining companies, she’s the target of assassins. Wyatt makes a split-second decision to intervene, launching them both into a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with some of the most powerful organizations in the system. They can prove Kalok and Interplan killed millions—but can they live long enough to tell their story? Read it here in ebook, print and audiobook: http://a.co/d/92ucYLi

Close Encounters, the newest Mark Wojcik monster hunter (New Templars) novella is out from Falstaff Books!

There’s a drunk werewolf passed out on his porch, a monster mistaken for a mammoth stalking the nearby woods, zombies at an abandoned sanitarium, and his niece has been kidnapped by a haunted hotel that makes the Overlook resemble the Waldorf Astoria. For Mark Wojcik, it’s just another week in the wild backwoods of Pennsylvania. Grab it here in print and ebook: http://a.co/d/iY2mnhm

The Dark Road, the second Jonmarc Vahanian Adventure collection, is also live!

Jonmarc Vahanian fled from the raiders and monsters that killed his family, but when danger dogs his steps once again, he leaves the traveling caravan that gave him shelter to become a mercenary in nearby Principality. His fighting skills help him rise through the ranks, and draw the attention of a Nargi general—and the general’s undead mage. An old, unsettled score turns deadly, trapping Jonmarc in dangerous intrigue. He can save himself—and betray everything he holds dear—or die a hero as the raider’s curse holds true. Get it in ebook and print: http://a.co/d/5NPD2Q9

Coming Attractions:

Coming Soon: Watch for Sons of Darkness, the first book in my new Night Vigil dark urban fantasy series, to show up in October! Also, Assassin’s Honor, first in the new Assassins of Landria series, will be released in print, ebook and audiobook on October 23!

I’ll be at the West Virginia Book Festival October 26-28, so come on by if you’re in the area, catch up on reading material for the winter, and say hello!

Watch for these upcoming blog tours with all-new Q&A, guest blog posts and giveaways!

New #HoldOnToTheLight

Watch for new #HoldOnToTheLight posts from David and Sharon Weber, Faith Hunter, Kat Richardson, Lucienne Diver, Christine Amsden, Samantha Dunaway Bryant, and Chris Shrewsbury, plus articles about the campaign from Space And Time Magazine and the Winchester Family Business blog! Watch for forthcoming posts from Jody Lynn Nye, Cat Rambo, Faith Hunter, Jeanne Adams, Darin Kennedy, Jean Marie Ward, Kat Richardson, Jay Requard, Melissa Gilbert, Tally Johnson, Candice Carpenter, Jaym Gates, James MacArthur, Rich Gaultieri, Lynn Zubernis, Laurena Aker, and more!

What’s New With Morgan Brice?

Morgan Brice is my pen name for writing urban fantasy MM paranormal romance. I’ll have my Morgan Brice books with me at WV Book Festival, but I’m also a Featured Author at RomCon in Richmond, VA Oct 5-8 and at GRL in Portsmouth, VA Oct 16-21. 

Burn (Witchbane 1.5) is out! It picks up right after the events in Witchbane and serves as a bridge to Dark Rivers (Witchbane 2) which will be out in October! One hundred years ago, a sheriff’s posse killed dark warlock Rhyfel Gremory, but his witch-disciples escaped, and their magic made them nearly immortal. Seth uncovers a cycle of ritual murders that feed the witch-disciples’ power, and he saves Evan Malone, one of the warlock’s potential victims. Neither Seth nor Evan expected to fall in love, but when the dust settles, they find themselves on the run and on the road together, tracking the next killer. Fate and danger threw them together. But once the adrenaline fades, will love last?

And new for Halloween, a giveaway for free books, awesome prizes and a grand prize of a Kindle HD Fire! https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Hallowpalooza-2018

Stay Tuned for another October Treat featuring an all-new Badlands Halloween story, coming soon!

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Summer Update and a Fun Contest

Vengeance is out! It’s the sequel to Scourge (which won the Manly Wade Wellman award for NC spec fic), and Corran, Rigan and their outlaw friends have fled beyond the walls of Ravenwood City, hunting monsters and trying to stay out of the clutches of the guards! They thought they stopped new monsters from coming through, only to discover that there’s a much bigger conspiracy and they’re in way over their heads!

Tangled Web is the third Deadly Curiosities novel, and it’s action-packed! When a malicious weaver-witch awakens the spirit of an ancient Norse seoir warlock and calls to the Wild Hunt, Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren—and all their supernatural allies—will need magic, cunning, and the help of a Viking demi-goddess to survive the battle and keep Charleston—and the whole East Coast—from becoming the prey of the Master of the Hunt.

Deep Trouble is the third Mark Wojcik Monster Hunter novella (in the Spells, Salt and Steel universe). Mark Wojcik fights a dragon, has a battle of wits with the ghost of Mad Anthony Wayne, and even takes on the infamous Pig People of Radio Tower Hill, but when the angry spirits from a bloody mine disaster come looking for vengeance, Mark knows he’s in deep trouble.

Coming soon! 

Sons of Darkness, a new dark urban fantasy series set in Pittsburgh. Demon-hunting former priest Travis Dominick works with the misfit psychics of the Night Vigil to fight supernatural creatures and malicious paranormal activity. When a series of disappearances, suicides and vengeful spirits cause havoc and death along a remote interstate highway, Travis teams up with former special ops soldier and monster-hunter Brent Lawson to end the problem with extreme prejudice. (September)

Salvage Rat, a new space opera by Larry N. Martin! Think Bonnie and Clyde meet V for Vendetta in a Firefly-esque universe. (September)

Also, Assassin’s Honor, my new buddy flick epic fantasy. Imagine Butch and Sundance as medieval assassins! (October)

New from my alter-ego, Morgan Brice!

As Morgan Brice, I write Urban Fantasy MM Paranormal Romance. Here’s what’s new!

Witchbane: Seth Tanner uncovers a cycle of ritual killings that feeds the power of a dark warlock, and he’s hell bent on stopping Jackson Malone from becoming the next victim. He’s used to risking his neck. He never intended to risk his heart.

Badlands: Medium and clairvoyant Simon Kincaide owns a Myrtle Beach boardwalk shop where he runs ghost tours, holds seances, and offers private psychic readings, making a fresh start after his abilities cost him his lover and his job as a folklore professor. Jaded cop Vic D’Amato saw something supernatural he couldn’t explain during a shootout several years ago in Pittsburgh and relocated to Myrtle Beach to leave the past behind, still skeptical about the paranormal.  But when the search for a serial killer hits a dead end, Vic battles his skepticism to ask Simon for help. As the body count rises, Simon’s involvement makes him a target, and a suspect. But Simon can’t say no, even if it costs him his life and heart

Check out the Cupcakes and Books Scavenger Hunt—Ready to win Amazon cards, romance books and other prizes? I’m one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Romance CUPCAKES & BOOKS Scavenger Hunt.

During this event I’m going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check my featured title out along the way. Enter now by clicking on the picture! Contest runs August 16-September 6!

Come see me at a convention!

I’ll be at DragonCon in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend on a lot of panels, and then in October, I’ll be a Featured Author at RomCon in Richmond and a Supporting Author at GRL in Portsmouth, VA! Come say hello!

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Welcome to the Hawthorn Moon 2018!


The annual blog tour began to celebrate the summer solstice, called the Hawthorn Moon in my novel The Summoner (the first book in my Chronicles of the Necromancer series). And for eleven years, we’ve kept on celebrating the solstice with new books, guest blog posts, giveaways and more!  

Here’s what’s in store this year!

Enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate in my Hawthorn Moon Blog Tour giveaway! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9751c04211/?

I’m a guest blogger on the following sites, sharing details about new, upcoming and continuing series, as well as some sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes details you won’t find anywhere else!

WeGeekGirls.com — I talk about indie publishing and why indie or hybrid careers make sense for a growing number of authors

ISmellSheep.com —I spill the beans on the upcoming new dark urban fantasy Sons of Darkness!

JaceyBedford.WordPress.com —Everything you ever wanted to know about writing series and sequels

RisingShadow.net — Behind the scenes with Vengeance, the newest book in the Darkhurst epic fantasy series!

Beauty-In-Ruins.Blogspot.com  — A sneak peek at Tangled Web, the brand new novel in the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series.

SFBok.se  — Catch up on The Dark Road and the upcoming Legacy of the Necromancer new series!

qwillery.Blogspot.com  — Monster hunters, demon-hunting ex-priests and agents from the Department of Supernatural Investigations.

bookwraiths.com —New scoop on both what’s next for Jonmarc Vahanian, and the next chapter in the Valmonde brothers’ medieval monster hunting!

Morgan Brice has been busy, too!

As you may know, I’ve started writing urban fantasy MM paranormal romance under the pen name Morgan Brice. Witchbane, the first book in one series, came out in March, and Badlands, the first in another series, comes out at the end of June.

The Witchbane Book Blast coincides with the Hawthorn Moon, and Badlands will kick off its own tour right after the July 4 holiday. Here’s where you can find out more!

Be sure to look for me at a convention near you!

June 29 – July 1  LibertyCon, Chattanooga, TN
July 13 – 15        ConGregate, High Point, NC
July 27-29          Raleigh SuperCon, Raleigh, NC
Aug 1-5              GenCon, Indianapolis, IN
Aug 31 – Sept 3  DragonCon, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 5-7              RomCon, Williamsburg, VA (as Morgan Brice)
Oct. 18 -21         GRL, Portsmouth, VA (as Morgan Brice)
Oct. 26-27          WV Festival of the Book, Charleston, WV

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Happy Spring!

Awesomecon and Ravencon were wonderful, and now that I’m home, we’re back to getting more books out to satisfy story-hungry readers!

Watch for Tangled Web (Deadly Curiosities novel #3) to come out very soon, in ebook/print and in audiobook! When a malicious weaver-witch awakens the spirit of an ancient Norse seoir warlock and calls to the Wild Hunt, Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren—and all their supernatural allies—will need magic, cunning, and the help of a Viking demi-goddess to survive the battle and keep Charleston—and the whole East Coast—from becoming the prey of the Master of the Hunt.

Vengeance (Darkhurst book #3) is also due later this spring, continuing the adventures of undertaker brothers Corran and Rigan Valmonde and their outlaw friends as they battle the monsters and uncover a conspiracy much larger than they ever imagined.

Also coming soon from Falstaff Books is Deep Trouble, our third Spells, Salt, and Steel Mark Wojcik monster hunter adventure. Mark’s gone up against plenty of big bad creatures and cryptids, but never like this! Mark Wojcik fights a dragon, has a battle of wits with the ghost of Mad Anthony Wayne, and even takes on the infamous Pig People of Radio Tower Hill, but when the angry spirits from a bloody mine disaster come looking for vengeance, Mark knows he’s in deep trouble!

We’re working on plenty of other stuff behind the scenes, so expect plenty of new stuff yet to be revealed—we’ve got your summer reading covered!

Under my Morgan Brice pen name (urban fantasy MM paranormal romance), I’m working on the first book in a new series, Badlands, set in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I hope to have it out in May, so stay tuned to find out more!

Witchbane, the first Morgan Brice release, is racking up 4 and 5 star reviews! The Witchbane blog tour includes excerpts, a Q&A, a post from me on Paths to Publication, and musings about the inspiration for the new series and the addition of a new name and a new sub-genre! Plus a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! Here’s the master page—visit the participating blogs and enter the Rafflecopter drawing from their sites! http://www.ltpromos.com/2018/04/23/morgan-brices-witchbane-tour-and-giveaway-2/

Supernatural fans—I’m going to the #SPNNC convention in Charlotte in August. I’d love to meet up with you there! Here’s the link to the con group I started to help attendees find each other https://www.facebook.com/groups/169524930423807/

Come see me at a convention, follow me on Twitter @GailZMartin (and @MorganBriceBook), join the Shadow Alliance street team or The Worlds of Morgan Brice free Facebook groups, or check out my Pinterest boards www.Pinterest.com/Gzmartin (includes a Morgan Brice board, as well as abandoned buildings, cute animals, nostalgia and Supernatural).

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