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Mar.20.2014
The Death Wizard Chronicles has been on a wild ride lately. Book 1 (Forged in Death) of the six-book series became an Amazon best-seller on March 9. Books 2 (Chained by Fear), 3 (Shadowed by Demons) and 4 (Torn by War) also have been selling well, on a variety of venues. Book 5 (Blinded by Power)...
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Mar.20.2014
The Death Wizard Chronicles has been on a wild ride lately. Book 1 (Forged in Death) of the six-book series became an Amazon best-seller on March 9. Books 2 (Chained by Fear), 3 (Shadowed by Demons) and 4 (Torn by War) also have been selling well, on a variety of venues. Book 5 (Blinded by Power)...
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Mar.08.2014
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The first four books of my six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles are available for $1.99 each as part of Amazon's Daily Deals today, March 9. Book 5 will be released by the end of April and Book 6 by late summer. Hope you can check it out on Sunday. All four books for under $8...
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Mar.08.2014
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The first four books of my six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles will be available for $1.99 each as part of Amazon's Daily Deals on March 9 (Sunday/Pacific time). Book 5 will be released by the end of April and Book 6 by late summer. Hope you can check it out on Sunday. All four books...
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Mar.08.2014
Forged In Death - screen.jpg
The first four books of my six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles will be available for $1.99 each as part of Amazon's Daily Deals on March 9 (Sunday/Pacific time). Book 5 will be released by the end of April and Book 6 by late summer. Hope you can check it out on Sunday. All four books...
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Dec.29.2013
For a short time only, Books 1-4 of my ground-breaking six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles will be available at severely reduced e-book prices on Amazon and other online venues: Book 1/Forged in Death (99 cents), Book 2/Chained by Fear ($1.99), Book 3/Shadowed by Demons ($2.99) and...
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Dec.29.2013
For a short time only, Books 1-4 of my ground-breaking six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles will be available at severely reduced e-book prices on Amazon and other online venues: Book 1/Forged in Death (99 cents), Book 2/Chained by Fear ($1.99), Book 3/Shadowed by Demons ($2.99) and...
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Jun.07.2013
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Shadowed by Demons, Book 3 of The Death Wizard Chronicles, a six-book epic fantasy, is now available! Please check it out here.
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Apr.08.2013
Now available for FREE download, another short tale from "The Death Wizard Chronicles" titled "The Black Fortress." Praise for Jim Melvin’s The Death Wizard Chronicles from the Charlotte Observer: “. . . a masterful new fantasy writer . . ." In "The Black Fortress," Torg, the Death Wizard, faces...
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Apr.07.2013
Now available for FREE download, another short tale from "The Death Wizard Chronicles" titled "The Black Fortress." Praise for Jim Melvin’s The Death Wizard Chronicles from the Charlotte Observer: “. . . a masterful new fantasy writer . . ." In "The Black Fortress," Torg, the Death Wizard, faces...
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Oct.27.2012
It has been an eventful past few weeks for both me personally and my fantasy series professionally. This past weekend, I went to St. Petersburg and appeared on Saturday (Oct. 20) at the Times Festival of Reading, where I gave a talk/reading/signing which by all accounts went really well. Just...
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Sep.15.2012
One of the great things about the ebook explosion is that it has revived hope for thousands of authors who until recently could not attain much success unless they were able to sign with one of the mega-giant publishing houses. Ebooks have evened the playing field and made it possible for new...
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Aug.07.2012
Thirty-eight years ago, I began to envision a novel about a wizard who could will himself to die and then return to live engorged with magical powers. His name would be Torg, and the book would be titled Death-Know. A lot of time passed, and I did a lot more envisioning, but very little writing...
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May.08.2012
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I recently did something that we all have to do on occasion: straighten up my bookshelf (which of course has far more books on it than the designer of this piece of furniture ever intended it to hold, hence the bowing shelves). As you might imagine, my bookshelf is heavily dominated by fantasy...
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Feb.29.2012
The long wait (for most of us) to finally get published is tortorous, to say the least. But the long wait once you've signed the contract until the book actually comes out is a sort of torture of its own. Yes, there's plenty to do: editing, covers, proofing, etc. But that doesn't stop it from...
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