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Hello visitors. On my blog I'm talking about my books, but also about what I'm currently working on and, maybe, some other stuff. Browse through my posts and don't forget to check out my older posts in the archives. If you are interested in my books, please, visit my website Fictitious Tales for more information and a few excerpts. You'll find more excerpts in my old website Herbert's World. Also, take a look at my second blog Herbert Grosshans, where I talk about fun-stuff and things that concern me.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Outpost Epsilon

My book ‘Outpost Epsilon’ was originally published 2008. It was the forerunner to my trilogy ‘Lizard World’. I never really cared much for the cover.
I always loved that story and the character Terrex Stonewall, and so I wrote a trilogy following ‘Outpost Epsilon’. The trilogy was published as ‘Lizard World’. It seemed appropriate, because the planet Epsilon is populated with giant lizards, dinosaurs.
We’ve made some changes to Outpost and the rest of the series.  My publisher Melange Books decided to release ‘Outpost Epsilon’ as the prequel to the trilogy, with a beautiful new cover. We’ve also changed the series title. The whole series will be called ‘The Stonewall Chronicles’, which includes ‘Outpost Epsilon’.
The first book in the trilogy will be re-released in January 2019 with a new title ‘A New Dawn’. The second book will be ‘Epsilon City’, which actually is the old title, but all books will have new covers. And Book Three in the trilogy will be ‘Mysteries of Epsilon’.
Who knows, I may decide to write another novel in the series ‘The Stonewall Chronicles’, featuring Scout Terrex Stonewall. Right now, I’m busy with another project and once I’m done with that I want to write Book Three in the series ‘Operation Stargate’. I’ve already written down a few outlines and ideas, but it’ll have to wait.
With that same Universe I created in Outpost Epsilon as the background I started another series ‘Operation Stargate’. Book One ‘Codename Salamander’ was released in 2016 and is available from Melange Books and many outlets on line, including Amazon.
Book Two in that series, ‘Savanna’, will be released in the near future.

Outpost Epsilon is scheduled to be released October 16, but it will be available possibly already tomorrow at certain places. I will post the links as soon as I get them from my publisher.

Here is the picture:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Matter of Justice

Well, it finally is here. A Matter of Justice is on the sites. It is only available for pre-order only. It won't be available for about a couple of weeks when it will be published officially, including in print, but how can you beat $2.99 (actually $3.01 from Amazon - go figure). I enjoyed writing the book. People tell me a have a sense of humor (my wife doesn't really see that 😕 ) so I tried to put some humor into the story. I think it's funny but hopefully I'm not the only one. I hope my readers laugh as much I did when I wrote it. Actually, I still have to chuckle when I read certain parts. So go ahead and order a copy and find out if it is funny.

When PI Lews Canon takes on a new client, he is drawn into a dangerous situation that threatens his life and the life of the woman he loves. Accused of murder, he is forced to take the law into his own hands to bring the real killers to justice.

A Matter of Justice is a mystery novel, but it is not quite a serious as it sounds. Plenty of action and plenty of humor. It is available now for the introductory presale price of $2.99 for a few days only. Printed copies will also be available in a couple of weeks.
 Available from these outlets on line:
Published by Melange Books.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Clouds of Maridaan available

My 'Sword and Sorcery' novel #Clouds over Maridaan is available now for a short time for $2.99 from these online stores:

The story features a barbarian by the name of Rhodar. If you like swashbuckling savage heroes and magic then you may like this book. I had lots of fun writing it and I hope my readers will enjoy it as much as I did. When I was still reading a lot, before I decided to spend my time writing my own stories, I read all the Conan books by Robert E. Howard, books by Lin Carter, Miachel Moorcock, Roger Zelazny, and all the other numerous great writers. I lost myself in the worlds of  Edgar Rice Burroughs, like Carson of Venus and his John Carter of Mars series, even Tarzan.

I have to admit, Rhodar is patterned after all these heroes, but Rhodar is my creation and he has his own character and the world he lives in is his world. So if you dare to enter the world of Rhodar buy Clouds over Maridaan. 

The price of $2.99 will change to $4.99 after February 27 when it will also be available in print from Lulu.