Monthly Archives: September 2015

Notice: I’m Looking for Book Reviewers

Hi All,

This is an open request to any fantasy fans out there. I have previously published two novels: “Drasmyr” and “The Children of Lubrochius.” “Drasmyr” is the prequel to my series “From the Ashes of Ruin,” and “The Children of Lubrochius” is Book I in that same series. I’ve completed the final draft of Book II “The Sceptre of Morgulan” and I’m looking for reviewers. If you have read the prequel and Book I, great, I’m hoping you will consider reading Book II and reviewing it for me in exchange for a free PDF copy (ebook only). If you have not read any of my books, I’d like to recruit you to review all three: “Drasmyr,” “The Children of Lubrochius,” and “The Sceptre of Morgulan.” I know that’s a lot of books and they are all 100k+ words in length, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy the series and it will be worth your while. The deal will be the same as above: free ebooks (all 3) in exchange for an honest review of each (although “Drasmyr” is free for everyone). If you start reading the series and decide you don’t wish to continue, let me know and I will drop your name from my list of reviewers. No hard feelings.

Just for your information, although a vampire has a major role in this series it is not a romantic role. The vampire in this series is evil; he’s kind of my sinister alter-ego. It is nothing like “Twilight.” The series as a whole could best be described as a cross between “Dracula” and “The Lord of the Rings,” or perhaps an AD&D style story. Additionally, you should be informed that I am planning two more books for this series, so that in the end it’ll be a four book series with a prequel, or five books in all.

I would ask that all reviewers post a review on Amazon and on Smashwords. Especially Smashwords.

If you are interested, send me a DM on Twitter: @MatthewDRyan1. Then we can exchange e-mails and go from there.

Thanks in advance.

Matthew D. Ryan
Author of “Drasmyr,” “The Children of Lubrochius,” and “The Sceptre of Morgulan.”

Reminder: Coming Soon: The Sceptre of Morgulan: The Cover Reveal

Hi All,

Just a reminder: we’ve set a date for the Cover Reveal for my next novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan. The Sceptre of Morgulan is the second book in my series From the Ashes of Ruin. It was preceded by Bk. I: The Children of Lubrochius, and the prequel: Drasmyr.

The Cover Reveal will be hosted by GoddessFish and it is scheduled for October 13th, 2015. On that day, we will be visiting a large number of blogs on the web, each of which will be sharing a graphic of the cover. We will be responding to comments and inquiries. We will also award a $20 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly selected commenter on the tour (that’s one for the entire tour, NOT one per site). We will also be posting a list of participating sites on this page when that list becomes available. So, stay-tuned; the book has an awesome cover (designed by Digital Donna); I’m sure you’ll enjoy the event.

Confucius Speaks …

Confucius

Look at me! I’m a cat! I am wise, wily, and wicked. I’m an avid fantasy reader who has agreed to post on Mr. Ryan’s blog. I’ve read Mr. Ryan’s books. They’re all great, except for one flaw: No cats! What is the problem? He had rats! But no cats. I’ll be contacting PETA soon unless you include a cat in the next book. Be warned, Mr. Ryan. Overlooking a class of animal as prevalent as we are is tantamount to deliberate oppression. You have not heard the last of me. And if PETA doesn’t respond, it’ll be the Labor Department. I’ll take you to court and sue you for as many cat treats as your 401k can provide.

 

Unless, um … um … you rub my ears and fluff my pillow and let me rub my body against your calves. Don’t step on me! Just let me revel in my silken loveliness!

 

Reader Poll: What Length Fantasy eBook Do You Like To Read?

Hi, all,

I’ve decided to run a reading poll. It’s very brief, but the code may be a little twitchy. Anyway,

What is your preferred book length for a fantasy ebook?

Take the poll here.

Announcement: The Sceptre of Morgulan is Now Available for Pre-Order

Hi All,

Just an announcement to let you know that The Sceptre of Morgulan, which is the second book in my series From the Ashes of Ruin is now available for pre-order at Smashwords.com and shortly Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. The link is: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/574196

Just click on it and set up your pre-order for the novel. The pre-order is good for ebooks only. However, the pre-ordered book is at a reduced price: just $1.99, from now until the release of the book. The release is scheduled for November 10, 2015.

Announcement: Coming Soon: The Sceptre of Morgulan: The Cover Reveal

Hi All,

Just an announcement to let you know we’ve set a date for the Cover Reveal for my next novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan. The Sceptre of Morgulan is the second book in my series From the Ashes of Ruin. It was preceded by Bk. I: The Children of Lubrochius, and the prequel: Drasmyr.

The Cover Reveal will be hosted by GoddessFish and it is scheduled for October 13th, 2015. Stay-tuned; the book has an awesome cover (designed by Digital Donna).

Announcement: Coming Soon: The Sceptre of Morgulan

Hi All,

Just an announcement to let you know we’ve decided on a release date for the next book in my series From the Ashes of Ruin. Previously, you have borne witness to Drasmyr, the prequel, and The Children of Lubrochius, Bk. I. Now, I am pleased to announce the coming release of Bk. II, The Sceptre of Morgulan. It continues the adventures of Coragan of Esperia and his struggles with the vampire Lucian val Drasmyr and the evil witch Korina the Black. The ebook is scheduled for release on November 10, 2015 at Smashwords, Amazon, and Lulu. May you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.