Welcome to Tales from Terramyr

Welcome to Tales from Terramyr! Terramyr is the world I created, and where my books and stories come from. Here you may browse upcoming releases, musings of my sporadic and highly distracted mind, or see what I have been up to lately.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Facebook groups and a BIG fantasy book giveaway!

I have a couple of things I thought you might be interested in. The first is a massive fantasy giveaway that includes 44 books by various authors. Click the link below and check them out if you like, but hurry because this giveaway will be over soon.

Check out all the different books by clicking here!

          Also, as many of you know, I am a competitive powerlifter-- a lot of people have been asking for me to set up a group on FB to share programs, tips, etc. And I finally did. If you want to be included in the group, just click the link below and answer the couple of questions (which are there to screen out lurkers and bots) and join us for some positive fun. Whether you like to compete, or are just interested in staying generally fit, this will be a great group to be involved with.

Click here to join the FB group.

          The last thing I wanted to talk with you about is a FB reader group. It's kind of like my street team where I offer books for free in exchange for your honest reviews-- but this would have more to it than that. I would like to chat about new ideas, existing projects, and other Terramyr topics that interest you so I can better understand which stories you guys like the best, and help adjust my writing schedule a bit. It all depends on interest though, so if you would be interested, then reply to sam_ferguson(at) email and send me a quick note -- you can even just say "yes" in the subject line to save time if you like, but I wanted to look for fun ways to engage with you all through something a little more interactive than emails and conventions.
          I'll be looking forward to seeing your responses :)   

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Special Giveaway for How to Train Your Dragon Fans

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   I have a fun giveaway contest that I am one of the sponsors for. If you like How to Train Your Dragon, or know someone who does, then this is the contest to enter this week. Click here to enter.

   Also, since some of you have asked for book recommendations-- I want to introduce a fun one to you by fellow author Andy Peloquin.

Click here for more info.

A kingdom of death. A war for power and profit. Young heroes caught in the crossfire.

Kodyn expected hardships along his journey to return a kidnapped girl to her father.  Yet harsh deserts and cutthroat bandits prove far less lethal than the foes that await him in Shalandra, the City of the Dead.
In the shadows of golden spires carved from mountain stone, currents of corruption and vice run deep. Priests of the god of death rule with an iron fist, imposing a rigid caste system that elevates some to a life of privilege and condemns others to miserable squalor.
Together with Aisha, a fierce warrior from the north with the mystical ability to speak to the dead, Kodyn must survive the cesspool of high society deceit and betrayal.
Polite smiles hide sharp knives. Killers, criminals, and bloodthirsty cultists lurk around every corner. Can these youths overcome impossible odds to save the realm?
Click now if you love action, intrigue, and heroic deeds that will set your heart racing! For fans of A.C. Cobble, Jeff Wheeler, and Robin Hobb, Heirs of Destiny is a thrill ride on epic fantasy’s darker side.
"If you like intricate world-building, vivid descriptions that transport you to another place, and heart-pounding, visceral fight scenes, then Heirs of Destiny is your book!" – A.C. Cobble, author of Benjamin Ashwood
"A masterfully woven story with wonderfully imagined characters you will not soon forget!" -- Stevie Collier, Author of The Dark Assassin Trilogy

In the Heirs of Destiny series:

Trial of Stone (Book 1) – Jan 22, 2019
Crucible of Fortune (Book 2) –Feb 5, 2019
Storm of Chaos (Book 3) – Feb 19, 2019
Secrets of Blood (Book 4) – Mar 19, 2019
Ascension of Death (Book 5) – Apr 16, 2019
The Renegade Apprentice (Book 6) May 14 <--Evren’s Prequel Novella

If you haven't tried any of Andy's books, definitely give this one a shot and let me know what you think about it.
In the meantime, I have been crunching on Dimwater's Door as usual, but I do have a few other projects in the works also.
   Until next time, keep smiling, keep reading... and make sure to take a big bite out of life. :)


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Some book recs and updates


Kyra is back! Book #4 in the Sorceress of Aspenwood series is penciled in for a tentative spring launch date.I have been working on this project for a while now trying to make this next installment as fun and exciting as possible. As any of you who read the other 3 books will know, we definitely have a few fun possibilities to explore. I'm hoping that I can send out a cover reveal and a teaser sample in the next couple of weeks too -- so keep an eye out for that.

In the meantime, the year is starting off well for the Ferguson clan. I'm only a few weeks away from my next powerlifting competition and hoping to set a couple of personal records there. I'm also expanding distribution of the Place Value Palace math video game, and have gotten some exciting feedback from students playing it so far.

Now, usually I post about my own books, but this week I want to present a couple of other authors and their work to you.

Happy reading!


Friday, January 4, 2019

Start the New Year with a Free book!


Good morning and Happy New Year!

I hope 2019 is filled with happiness, success, and a few good books for you. To that end, allow me to suggest snagging Dimwater's Dragon today for free.

Also, for those of you who enjoy this book -- you will be happy to hear that I am nearly ready to unveil the cover for the next Dimwater book. :)

Happy reading!


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Place Value Palace video game

I am very excited to reveal a special project that I have been working on over the last couple of months. At the request of my wife-- who also happens to be a teacher-- I designed a fantasy RPG-style math game for elementary students.

The game is aimed at 4th grade students to help them learn place values and reinforce some other math principles as well. Below I have posted a couple of screen shots as well as a brief intro video that I recorded this morning. --The video came out slower than the actual gameplay, but it gets the basic point across.

The feedback we have gotten from the test classes has been great, so if you know a 3rd-4th grader who likes games, this would be a great idea for them. The game is filled with puzzles, humor, and some good old fashioned RPG-style battles.

Right now we only have the PC version ready -- but the iOS and other operating system versions are coming soon.

I'm currently doing a soft release for only $4.99! And, that one-time purchase will not only get you the entire game, but if there are ever any updates, we will send out an email so you can download updated versions for free!

Take a look!

Here are some additional screenshots:

If you like it, be sure to snag it now for the special release price of $4.99!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A Land of Glass and Fire has officially launched!

A Land of Glass and Fire has officially launched! Woo-hoo! This is the fourth book in the Haymaker adventure series, but can be read as a stand alone, so if you haven't read the other three books you'd still enjoy this. (Although you will get more out of it having first read the others...)

I've been anxious to write another Jonathan Haymaker book for a while and this one was a lot of fun. I was able to play with his character in ways that I haven't done before and put him in some entirely new situations. (And no spoilers, but there are some really, really fun things that come out in this particular book!)

Still, despite my excitement, I have been disheartened to hear that there were some problems with some of the very first copies to go out. As far as I know, the problem isn't widespread, but I have heard of five instances where the book files didn't download properly and stopped the book at the end of chapter 12 (But randomly including the back matter like my bio at the end.). If you are one of these five people, rest assured that Dragon Scale Publishing is working with Amazon to handle it. The super short update is that DSP has fixed any upload issues on their end, and is now just waiting for Amazon to fix the affected readers' files, which should happen in the next little while. However, most people were not affected at all, and there have been no new issues reported since yesterday evening, meaning that anyone who purchases the book from here on out is guaranteed to get the book in its entirety. If you want to make sure you have the complete version, just make sure you have 15 chapters (technically 16 if you count the prologue as an additional chapter). You know what they say, whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger... so perhaps the book will be stronger somehow for having a glitch ;)

In any case, I am very excited to have this out for you and am anxious to see what you all think about A Land of Glass and Fire.

Click here to check it out!