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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 upcoming releases, musings of my sporadic and highly distracted mind, or see what I have been up to lately.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Dimwater's Door Launches at Midnight!


Dimwater's Door is launching at Midnight!

What better way to launch a book about a sorceress than to have it set for a midnight release? Well, that's what's happening. If you want your copy at midnight (or slightly before or after depending on your specific time zone) then hurry and go to the link now to grab it! It's going to be a fun, action-packed ride!

Click here to snag your copy!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Son of the Dragon is out today!

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Good morning!

          Today is going to be a very fun day for me as it is the release date for Son of the Dragon. It's 820 pages of awesome action. If you like anti-heroes and assassins, then this one is for you. There is also an all-star cast of heroes, rogues, and everything in between to keep up your interests! Plus... for those of you that have read The Dragon's Champion series, you are going to see Jaleal make an appearance here. You won't want to miss the dragon-slaying gnome take on the baddies in this book!
          Let's show Son of the Dragon some love. Snag a copy now if you haven't already, and pass it around to friends and family who would enjoy a good adventure!

 
          Also, check out these fun box sets from some amazing authors!





Until next time, keep smiling, keep reading... and make sure to take a big bite out of life. :)


 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Dragon's Champion turns 6 today!

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Good morning!

         
          Today is a very important day for me -- and for anyone who enjoys my books. Today, The Dragon's Champion turns six years old, and so does my career as a writer! I chose this day back in 2013 because it also coincides with my wife's birthday. I thought it would give me a bit of luck, not to mention the fact that without her support, the story never would have seen the light of day. Six years in and it is still going strong, with sequels behind it and a whole world filled with different adventures. The writing journey started with me writing at home or on my lunch hours at the embassy, but now I have an office in my home and do this full time. It's an incredible thing to look back and see just how far we have come.

          It isn't always easy, of course. There are the occasional negative reviews, or book launches that don't go quite as planned. There are the odd months where sales cycle down far enough that I question my sanity for continuing to write. However, there are some really great times too. It's always been a passion of mine, and I love to share my imagination with others, but that is only what gets the ball rolling. It certainly doesn't keep the sails filled with the days are rough. But, there are many other times that remind me why this isn't just entertainment, it's good work. I'll get an email or letter from someone, or sometimes they find me in person to tell me about how my books affected them.

          Some are looking for an escape, and find it in my world of Terramyr.
         
          Others are kids who hated to read, but after trying my books can't get enough.
         
          My own children, who each have tried to read far above their grade level just so they can enjoy "Daddy's stories."
         
          Or the colleague or friend who comes up sheepishly, explaining why they put off reading my books only to find out that they really liked them later on.
        
The list goes on, but each of them are the reasons I like to write.
         
          I continue to write for the kid who hates reading, because I was that kid. (Thanks R.A. Salvatore for changing that with The Crystal Shard!)
         
          I write for the person who needs escape, because I certainly have been there many times.
       
          I write for my kids, so they can see the value of hard work and dedication -- as well as develop their literacy.

          And, I write for that colleague or friend, because I like seeing the smile on their face when they realize that my books are more fun than they had dared admit.

        So, for these reasons, and many more-- let's show The Dragon's Champion some love. Pass it around to friends and family who would enjoy a good adventure, and let's make it a spectacular 6th birthday for this fun book!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Free books and a Harry Potter Giveaway!

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Good morning!

          Spring feels like it is well under way now. Over the weekend my wife and I worked in our garden with our five sons -- we're hoping we'll get a few more mammoth sunflowers like last year. The kids all worked their tails off, planting vegetables, fruits, and flowers. It was a fun time for sure. In terms of writing, I am still working on the Phinean and Jaleal books, and I have started a couple new projects that I am hoping to give you a sneak peek at in the next couple of months.
          Preparations are also underway for SLC FanX -- so if you're in the area, be sure to drop by table TEAL 1 (TE1) in artist alley and say hi. I may also be attending Supercon in Florida this year-- I'll know for sure in the next few weeks whether I can make that work with my schedule, and what panels I might end up on.
          Otherwise, I thought you might be interested in looking at Fantasy Portal's giveaway for April -- lots of Free fantasy books to choose from -- check it out:

          And below I have a few book suggestions you might like as well. Dimwater's Door is available for pre-order now! The release date is June 18, so I hope you are ready to continue Kyra's adventures. This one is going to be an exciting ride.

Click here to snag your copy!
         
          That's not all though. I just finished working on a really cool project. Some of you have seen it before, but for most of you this will be new. Son of the Dragon is an omnibus version of a trilogy I wrote. That means for the price of one book you get over 300 thousand words worth of action and adventure. The relaunch is up now for pre-order and is set to hit your inbox on April 30th. Don't miss it!
Click here to order your copy!
         
          Now, I'm not sure this next one will interest all of you, but I want to mention it because the author, Greg Shaffer, is a good friend of mine. In a past life when I worked for the government, he and I served in the U.S. Embassy in Hungary together. He is a very smart individual, and has a vast wealth of experience from his career as a member of the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team. Please take a look and check out Greg's book.
Click here to order ebook or paperback.
         
          Also, if you like epic adventures, check this one out!
Click here.
          
          And here is the Harry Potter Giveaway I was talking about -- check out all the amazing loot!
Click here to see giveaway details.

Monday, April 1, 2019

April updates and a giveaway!


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          April is here and Spring is finally starting to come to my neck of the woods. But, before I go out and start gardening with my kids, I thought I would give you updates on projects because I have some exciting news! Also, I have a giveaway announcement at the bottom of this post.
       
          For those of you looking forward to Phinean and Jaleal, we have a tentative time frame of May-July for book 1, so that is coming up pretty quick. Once I have a final date nailed down I will let you know. Also, I am going to be running a booth at SLC FanX, so if you're in the neighborhood April 19th and 20th, be sure to drop on by and I can sign your books and chat with you for a bit.
       
          But I am really excited about this next part...
       
          Drum roll please!
       
          Dimwater's Door is available for pre-order now! The release date is June 18, so I hope you are ready to continue Kyra's adventures. This one is going to be an exciting ride.

Click here to snag your copy!
       


          That's not all though. I just finished working on a really cool project. Some of you have seen it before, but for most of you this will be new. Son of the Dragon is an omnibus version of a trilogy I wrote. That means for the price of one book you get over 300 thousand words worth of action and adventure. The relaunch is up now for pre-order and is set to hit your inbox on April 30th. Don't miss it!
Click here to order your copy!
       


          I want to mention this book because the author, Greg Shaffer, is a good friend of mine. In a past life when I worked for the government, he and I served in the U.S. Embassy in Hungary together. He is a very smart individual, and has a vast wealth of experience from his career as a member of the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team. Please take a look and check out Greg's book.
Click here to order ebook or paperback.
   


    Also, if you like TJ Muir, then be sure to check out this book while it's on sale for $0.99!
Click here.
       


   And here is the Harry Potter Giveaway I was talking about -- check out all the amazing loot!
Click here to see giveaway details.

       
 
 


 

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)talesfromterramyr.com 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
AND BONUS:
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!
--Sam
   

 
 

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!
--Sam