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Goodreads Giveaway: The Sceptre of Morgulan

The Goodreads Giveaway has begun!

In celebration of the release of my latest novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan, I’m holding a giveaway on Goodreads from now through December 30th. The novel is Book II of my series, From the Ashes of Ruin. It was preceded by the prequel Drasmyr, and Book I The Children of Lubrochius. I will be giving away three free hardcover copies of the The Sceptre of Morgulan, one each to the three winners of the giveaway. Winners are determined randomly by Goodreads. For more information and to sign up for the giveaway, follow the link below:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Sceptre of Morgulan by Matthew D. Ryan

The Sceptre of Morgulan

by Matthew D. Ryan

Giveaway ends December 30, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Announcement: An Upcoming Redesigned Cover Reveal

I’ve been wanting to update the cover of my first novel, Drasmyr, for quite some time. I finally got around to it just a few weeks ago. I’ve been holding back on revealing it for a number of reasons. The main one was that I was quite busy and needed to launch my novel The Sceptre of Morgulan. Now, however, things have calmed down a bit and I can get back to my new cover for Drasmyr. So, with that in mind, I would like to announce that I will reveal the redesigned cover for Drasmyr on this site only on December 14th, 2015.

 

So, stay tuned. I really like the new pic. It’s not a complete abandonment of the original cover, but I believe it is an improvement. The reveal will include a twitter campaign at the same time—one of my own and one of Goddess Fish Promotions.

Upcoming Goodreads Giveaway

My cat, Confucius, is still in the line-up. You’ll hear from him next week. In the meantime, I wanted to inform everyone of my upcoming Goodreads Giveaway. It starts November 26th and lasts through December 30th. Three hardcover copies of “The Sceptre of Morgulan” are on the line; each winner will win just one. Here’s the code:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Sceptre of Morgulan by Matthew D. Ryan

The Sceptre of Morgulan

by Matthew D. Ryan

Giveaway ends December 30, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Guest Post on Cirsova: My Influences for My Fantasy Literature

Hi All,

Just a note to let you know I’m guest posting on Cirsova today. Just a few thoughts on some of my influences in fantasy literature and how they have affected me. I talk a lot about J.R.R. Tolkien. Check it out!

It’s Out! The Sceptre of Morgulan is Now Available!

The wait is over. The Sceptre of Morgulan is now available as an ebook and a pbook as of today. It can be found on-line at the following ebook retailers:

SceptreMorgulan_ebookcoverSmashwords (ebook)
Amazon (ebook)
Barnes and Noble (ebook)
Kobo (ebook)
Lulu.com (hardcover)

Yes, Book II in my series, From the Ashes of Ruin, is now available. Previously, you have borne witness to Drasmyr, the prequel, and The Children of Lubrochius, Bk. I. Now, I give you Bk. II, The Sceptre of Morgulan. Book II continues the story where Book I left off.

Dark Cults. Ruined Castles. And Ancient Magic: The ingredients of life in Athron. The ancient cult of demon worshipers known as the Children of Lubrochius has grown numerous and strong. Can they lay claim to the artifact their leader, the sorceress Korina, longs for: The dreaded Sceptre of Morgulan? Who can stop this devilish sorceress with her eye on the city, the sceptre, and more?

Regecon and Ambrisia fight to restore their guild. Coragan of Esperia is imprisoned and facing execution. Galladrin, Borak, and the others are caught up in a desperate game to prove Coragan’s innocence and bring down the ancient demonic cult that framed him. But all that is distraction and shadow. Even as each of the heroes struggles with his and her tasks, The Children make their move. And if they are successful, nothing will be able to stop them.

Reminder: Coming Soon: The Sceptre of Morgulan

Hi All,

Just a reminder about the 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, and Amazon. The hardcover should be available as well at Lulu at roughly the same time. May you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Before I forget …

Announcement:

I almost forgot to announce the winners for my comment contest and host contest for my Cover Reveal of “The Sceptre of Morgulan” on October 13th.

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The comment contest winner was a woman named Anne. She won a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

The host contest winner was http://madhoydenish.blogspot.com/. They won a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Congratulations to both our winners. And thanks to everyone for participating.

The Cover Reveal: The Sceptre of Morgulan

Here it is. The long awaited Cover Reveal from my latest novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan. It 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. Now, here is the cover (designed by Digital Donna):

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This Cover Reveal is hosted by GoddessFish. Today, 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 on each of the sites participating for the duration of that day. We will 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). The list below is a list of participating sites as it stands today (this site—A Toast To Dragons—is not considered a participant). We will be awarding a $10 Amazong Gift Card to one randomly selected host. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the event. The following list contains all participating sites.

1: Long and Short Reviews
2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
3: Independent Authors
4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
5: Full Moon Dreaming
6: Teatime and Books
7: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
8: Reviews By Crystal
9: Independent Authors
10: Coffee Books & Art
11: StarAngels Reviews
12: Dark Treasury
13: The Snarkology
14: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
15: Tina Donahue
16: The Voluptuous Book Diva
17: MAD Hoydenish
18: Unabridged Andra
19: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
20: Welcome to My World of Dreams
21: It’s Raining Books
22: VAMPYRELADYS FAVE BOOKS, REVIEWS & OTHER LOVES
23: Straight from the Library
24: Queen of All She Reads
25: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

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

Hi All,

This is a repost because our list of hosts has been updated. Please find the complete list of hosts below.

The date for the Cover Reveal for my next novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan, has been set. 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 on each of the sites participating for the duration of that day. We will 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). The list below is a list of participating sites as it stands today. We expect more to join between now and the actual Cover Reveal; so, stay-tuned. We will be awarding a $10 Amazong Gift Card to one randomly selected host: So, if you wish to host for the tour make sure to contact Goddess Fish to set that up. The book has an awesome cover (designed by Digital Donna); I’m sure you’ll enjoy the event.

1: Long and Short Reviews
2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
3: Independent Authors
4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
5: Full Moon Dreaming
6: Teatime and Books
7: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
8: Reviews By Crystal
9: Independent Authors
10: Coffee Books & Art
11: StarAngels Reviews
12: Dark Treasury
13: The Snarkology
14: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
15: Tina Donahue
16: The Voluptuous Book Diva
17: MAD Hoydenish
18: Unabridged Andra
19: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
20: Welcome to My World of Dreams
21: It’s Raining Books
22: VAMPYRELADYS FAVE BOOKS, REVIEWS & OTHER LOVES
23: Straight from the Library
24: Queen of All She Reads
25: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

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

The date for the Cover Reveal for my next novel, The Sceptre of Morgulan, has been set. 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 on each of the sites participating for the duration of that day. We will 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). The list below is a list of participating sites as it stands today. We expect more to join between now and the actual Cover Reveal; so, stay-tuned. We will be awarding a $10 Amazong Gift Card to one randomly selected host: So, if you wish to host for the tour make sure to contact Goddess Fish to set that up. The book has an awesome cover (designed by Digital Donna); I’m sure you’ll enjoy the event.

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3: Independent Authors
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