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Welcome to Tales from Terramyr! Terramyr is the world I created, and where my books and stories come from. Here you may browse currently available stories and get updates on new novels or stories. You can also sign up for email updates.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Ramping up for SLC Comic Con


Work on the new house is coming along fairly nicely -- despite a few unexpected repairs and a gas leak-- so I should be getting back to my writing schedule pretty soon. I have not, however, been totally neglectful of my books. I have carved away a couple hours each day to continue working on the urban fantasy project I started a few months back. I am happy to say that I should be able to do the cover reveal next week. I haven't seen any sketches yet, so I am a bit nervous, but I am pretty excited to see it. The book itself has been a ton of fun to write as I get to merge fantasy monsters and realistic settings... and modern firearms :)

In this book I am also playing with a different narrative voice. Instead of using the third person, I am using first person, which is a huuuuge game changer when it comes to writing. Even third-person limited (where the narrator doesn't know everything in each character's head) is soooo much wider in scope than first person, so it is a big shift for me. Instead of cutting away to see things from other viewpoints, I am sticking with the MC the whole way through, and working on techniques to make that exciting for the reader. I'll try to give a bit of a teaser with the cover reveal next week so you can get a sneak peek.

In the meantime, I'm also working on Comic Con preparations. This will be the first year that I bring the illustrated children's books with me so I am looking forward to sharing those with those of you able to come to the Con. (Not sure I am going to wear the chainmail this time though... I'm a big dude, but that stuff gets pretty hot and uncomfortable after a while.)

Anyway, I gotta run and get back to work. We have projects scattered throughout the house -- just this morning my six year old son helped me reroute the internet cable from an obscure point in the basement up to my upstairs office, so the whole family is getting into the action and it is quite fun, but I will be happy when it's finished!

Happy reading everyone!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New house under way

So we are sort of moved in to our new house. Meaning that while we are doing the renovations we essentially have one bedroom, one bathroom, and a living room. So it's like camping, except the tent walls are a bit thicker ;)

The repairs and construction have cut into my writing time, but I am still actively working on a few projects. One is the follow up to Dark Sahale, but the other is a fun urban fantasy project I have been working on for a while. It's very different playing with fantasy characters in a real or semi-real setting, but has proven to be very fun so far. Hopefully you will like it as well.

In the meantime, production on the audio book version of Dimwater's Demons has finished. If you haven't checked it out yet, go ahead and click here to give it a listen. It's a fun story, and I think Alexander Doddy has done a fantastic job of bringing it to life.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Don't miss these great giveaways!

Check out all of my cool give-aways, and don't miss your chance to grab a free copy as the give-away ends July 4th.Scroll down for a complete list:

In the middle of his arduous training in Kuldiga Academy, Erik Lokton discovers that he is destined to become more than a mere knight. His inexperienced eyes are forced open as demons and evil creatures that had previously only haunted his nightmares awaken, and old feuds boil to the surface once more. However, Erik lacks the discipline of a seasoned knight and despite his growing knowledge of the dark forces at work in his world his curiosity and headstrong ways get him into trouble. With the help of a master swordsman and a few friends, he must learn to balance his duty to family with his destiny and responsibility to his kingdom. Yet, not all friends are true, and old debts are coming due. Erik must choose between rescuing his family, and extinguishing the crimson tide of darkness that threatens to swallow the whole realm.

Learn about the origins of the Dwarves who reside in the Middle Kingdom in the most exciting way possible, through a comic book! You will meet Persais, the first King of Roegudok Hall, and discover how he and his kin were carved from the Black Mountain. You will also learn about the dwarves' connection with the Ancients, and the young dragon prince who grew up in the halls of the dwarves, as no other dragon could do.

Young Kyra is destined for four years of sorcery training at Kuldiga Academy. After that she will be wed to the man her father has chosen for her and embark upon the perfectly respectable and confining life of a noblewoman in the Middle Kingdom, something she never wanted.

But, when Kyra’s mother is murdered by strange creatures, she is thrust into a world of demons and magic before she is ready. More dangerous still, she finds a dragon egg. Though wisdom would suggest she destroy it before it hatches and wreaks havoc on the land, she realizes that it needs her to survive, for there is a terrible curse threatening to destroy it.

As their relationship grows, she comes to understand that she needs the dragon just as much, if not more so, if she is to survive the creatures that killed her mother and are now tracking her.

Olveric is a bit of a layabout for an elf, preferring to play his gittern by the river and let the days slowly pass him by. When a magic wand comes unexpectedly into his life, he discovers that the dark talisman has bound itself to him. He learns that the ancient Álfarin high city, Balatāme Jorām, had been destroyed a thousand years earlier by an elf of mixed blood who wielded this very wand. Now the future of the great power this wand holds rests solely in Olveric's hands, and he has no way to disentangle himself from the energies that tie this fell item to Empyrean, the world of the Dark Gods.

The Elder Council sends Olveric upon a journey to uncover the mysteries of the past. Together with his friends, a fox and a kobold, he will brave dangers he had never imagined in an attempt to reclaim a heritage lost to the Álfarin for one thousand years.


Among the Tarthun peoples of Terramyr, there is a myth which tells of a special friendship between a boy whose heart was big enough to share his home with everyone, and a dragon who was so brave, he was able to break through the dark curtain of night to bring light back to the boy's world when a strange darkness fell over the land. The story of Boba the skyte and Aiden the young Tarthun boy is retold for you so that you may know to look for the Moon Dragon each night, and understand where he has gone when the moon goes dark.


Jonathan is not the strongest young man in his home village. That would be his older brother Jason. He isn't the tallest, best looking, or funniest either. Again, that would be Jason. He is better than most in the village at archery, though. He is an excellent hunter, and can perform more trick shots than anyone else with amazing accuracy. Well, he is almost better than anyone else. Jason has him beat there too. Jonathan doesn't mind though, he and his older brother share a deep bond that connects them more fully than their differences could separate them. They work together in their family fields, go swimming at the fishing hole, and sometimes they play tricks on other farmers in the village. Whatever they do, for good or ill, they do together.

On Jonathan's sixteenth birthday though, officers come to the village asking for volunteers. Trolls have invaded during the heaviest monsoon season ever known, and the wet conditions have given the trolls enhanced abilities. Jason is the first to step forward, and is eagerly accepted for his height and strength. Though he also volunteers, Jonathan is told he is too young, and not strong enough for the rigors of war with the trolls in the Murkle Quags.

When letters stop arriving from Jason after two years of war, and Jonathan still finds himself denied acceptance to the army due to his small stature, he does what any good brother would do. Jonathan Haymaker takes his bow and leaves his home. They said it couldn't be done. The journey was too far, the dangers too great, and the war too fierce for a boy like him. Perhaps they were right, but he knew Jason was alive somewhere, and he was not about to let his brother be alone.





Talon, a cold, calculating assassin has been double-crossed by his partners. Having barely escaped their trap for him, he returns their treachery with his blade and continues to seek the Tomni’Tai Scroll –the one artifact that will grant him incredible power and enable him to finally put his oldest enemies to rest. A well-renowned elf sage sits near the top of Talon’s list, but that isn’t all. Talon seeks even to slay Basei, the demigod of battle. As Talon’s power grows, only one man stands a chance of stopping Talon from unleashing his ultimate, unbridled wrath upon the realm. Kai, a disgraced ranger, crosses the trail of destruction Talon has left behind him, and discovers that it falls to him to halt Talon before the Netherworld Gate can be opened.

Click here for your free copy!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

More give-away titles!

All right- I have some cool give-aways coming up starting today and ending on July 4th and 5th. I'll be giving several e-books out so keep your eyes open for more announcements.

Today's free e-books are:


Among the Tarthun peoples of Terramyr, there is a myth which tells of a special friendship between a boy whose heart was big enough to share his home with everyone, and a dragon who was so brave, he was able to break through the dark curtain of night to bring light back to the boy's world when a strange darkness fell over the land. The story of Boba the skyte and Aiden the young Tarthun boy is retold for you so that you may know to look for the Moon Dragon each night, and understand where he has gone when the moon goes dark.

 Plus, Jonathan Haymaker is free this weekend only!
Jonathan is not the strongest young man in his home village. That would be his older brother Jason. He isn't the tallest, best looking, or funniest either. Again, that would be Jason. He is better than most in the village at archery, though. He is an excellent hunter, and can perform more trick shots than anyone else with amazing accuracy. Well, he is almost better than anyone else. Jason has him beat there too. Jonathan doesn't mind though, he and his older brother share a deep bond that connects them more fully than their differences could separate them. They work together in their family fields, go swimming at the fishing hole, and sometimes they play tricks on other farmers in the village. Whatever they do, for good or ill, they do together.

On Jonathan's sixteenth birthday though, officers come to the village asking for volunteers. Trolls have invaded during the heaviest monsoon season ever known, and the wet conditions have given the trolls enhanced abilities. Jason is the first to step forward, and is eagerly accepted for his height and strength. Though he also volunteers, Jonathan is told he is too young, and not strong enough for the rigors of war with the trolls in the Murkle Quags.

When letters stop arriving from Jason after two years of war, and Jonathan still finds himself denied acceptance to the army due to his small stature, he does what any good brother would do. Jonathan Haymaker takes his bow and leaves his home. They said it couldn't be done. The journey was too far, the dangers too great, and the war too fierce for a boy like him. Perhaps they were right, but he knew Jason was alive somewhere, and he was not about to let his brother be alone.



  And this one is still free through the weekend as well:


Talon, a cold, calculating assassin has been double-crossed by his partners. Having barely escaped their trap for him, he returns their treachery with his blade and continues to seek the Tomni’Tai Scroll –the one artifact that will grant him incredible power and enable him to finally put his oldest enemies to rest. A well-renowned elf sage sits near the top of Talon’s list, but that isn’t all. Talon seeks even to slay Basei, the demigod of battle. As Talon’s power grows, only one man stands a chance of stopping Talon from unleashing his ultimate, unbridled wrath upon the realm. Kai, a disgraced ranger, crosses the trail of destruction Talon has left behind him, and discovers that it falls to him to halt Talon before the Netherworld Gate can be opened.

Click here for your free copy!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Weekend Give-aways!

All right- I have some cool give-aways coming up starting today and ending on July 4th and 5th. I'll be giving several e-books out so keep your eyes open for more announcements.

Today's free e-book is:

Talon, a cold, calculating assassin has been double-crossed by his partners. Having barely escaped their trap for him, he returns their treachery with his blade and continues to seek the Tomni’Tai Scroll –the one artifact that will grant him incredible power and enable him to finally put his oldest enemies to rest. A well-renowned elf sage sits near the top of Talon’s list, but that isn’t all. Talon seeks even to slay Basei, the demigod of battle. As Talon’s power grows, only one man stands a chance of stopping Talon from unleashing his ultimate, unbridled wrath upon the realm. Kai, a disgraced ranger, crosses the trail of destruction Talon has left behind him, and discovers that it falls to him to halt Talon before the Netherworld Gate can be opened. 

Click here for your free copy!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sold my home and working out of my car...

Okay so not really entirely out of my car. We have some camping trips planned and then we have some relatives that will put up with us for a bit while we wait to close on our next home, but I thought the title would be funny.

In any case, I am working on edits for The Crystal Spire, the sequel to Dark Sahale, and I am having a ton of fun. I know I said that last time, but in The Crystal Spire I get to play around with Allun'Rha, and he is an interesting character. A bit mischievous, somewhat tainted by Nagar's blight... and perhaps a bit hardened by the harsh reality of what he has seen and done over the last several centuries of his life. Putting that up against Erik is a fun, intriguing task, as they have somewhat similar experiences, but are approaching life from slightly different angles.

If you haven't taken a look at Dark Sahale yet, be sure to click on the link below. If you enjoyed The Dragon's Champion series, then this should be a fun ride for you!

Click here to preview Dark Sahale

In other news, I am happy to announce that I will be at SLC Comic Con Sept. 21-23. I had a tremendous amount of fun last year, and am looking forward to meeting with a bunch of you again this year! I don't have a booth announcement yet, but once I know my location I will be sure to let you know! Until then, hope everyone has a great summer!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

200 Free copies up for grabs! (Dragon's Champion and DOK: Ascension)

I have taken two of my earlier works and entered them into a contest of sorts. As part of the contest, one hundred copies of each book will be available for download on a first-come-first-served basis. If you haven't read these two books yet, now is your chance to not only read them, but also leave valuable feedback for me that will help shape my future writing efforts.

If you want to check out The Dragon's Champion for free, click here.






If you want to read DOK: Ascension, then click here.




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Prepping for a book blast

Three of my books have been picked up for a book blast. Take a peek at the details if you are interested, there are some other Dragon Scale authors participating as well so it should be fun.

https://www.2tigersllc.com/book-blast/

http://bit.ly/2qUVl42 #kindle #qotd #bookblogger #BookBlast2TigersLLC #read #bookworm #RT #bibliophile #booklover #amreading

In the meantime, Dark Sahale has received some good feedback so far. It's hit the top 10 in the U.S. and top 3 in the U.K. so hopefully that means people are enjoying it. (I'm always nervous until a few reviews roll in... so help me assuage my anxiousness by sending in your thoughts and posting nice reviews on amazon... or just let me suffer, never knowing whether you enjoyed it or not...)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Erik Lokton is back in an all new adventure!


I have been working on this project for a long time, but today is finally the day that Dark Sahale is available for you to read! I am super excited to bring Erik Lokton back for a new adventure that promises a few surprising twists and turns as we kick off a new series.

It has been so much fun to work with Erik again after completing other projects. It has been challenging and rewarding to find new ways in which to stretch Erik as a character, especially given all that he has already accomplished within The Dragon's Champion series. I am definitely looking forward to seeing how you all like it. This book starts out about seven years after Return of the Dragon, at a time when someone has murdered more than a dozen sahale...

Grab your copy of Dark Sahale here!

Here's the blurb and cover art details:
Haunted by the ghosts of war, Erik Lokton has spent years traveling alone in the Southlands, hunting for answers to the nature of his identity as a Sahale, a dragon kin. Visited by visions of a fiery wrath that is one day to be brought upon the world, Erik also seeks to unravel the mystery of the Four Horsemen, enforcers of a mysterious Cosmic Counsel which is, by all accounts, unstoppable. When a series of murders in the Middle Kingdom call him home to help avert hostilities between dragon kind and the races of men, Erik is reunited with a beautiful woman from his past, the elven ranger Lady Arkyn. Together they must race to uncover the identity of the murderer. Erik will be faced with questions about his heritage and his past, and will find some unexpected answers.






Preview the first chapter here!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's Almost here... Erik Lokton returns!


So I have dropped a few hints, and even thrown out a cover a few weeks ago. I am super excited about each of the projects I am working on right now, but I think I am most stoked to be bringing Erik back!

I don't have a release date yet, but I do have the initial cover sketch for the next book. Hope you like it.

Keep checking back as I will put updates and a release date as soon as I have it!


For those of you who haven't read through Erik's previous adventures, be sure to check them out! (Although it isn't necessary if you want to start with Dark Sahale... your choice.)