Amulet of the Fallen God coming Tuesday

Yes, Amulet of the Fallen God will be releasing on Tuesday in Kindle format and paperback. And it’s now up HERE for pre-order.

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Amulet of the Fallen God

By S. C. Mitchell

 

Allsa, battle-priestess of Thon, can only wonder at the circumstances that made her the leader of a rag-tag band of adventurers. But the old Human King is dead and the Elven King is mad, and it’s up to her and her stalwart group to save the northlands from the impending Zarrum invasion.

When an ancient artifact falls into the hands of a young, inexperienced sorceress, Allsa finds herself shepherding the young girl through a dangerous land, to find an ancient wizard from a tale she doesn’t even believe is true. Luckily, she has the help of a grumpy old dwarf, an obnoxious mercenary, an erudite elven wizard, and a new-wave minstrel.

Amulet of the Fallen God is an epic fantasy novel in the tradition of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

***Cool Update!!!***

Amazon surprised me and has the paperback up for sale right now.

Get it at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1493721895/

Cover Reveal: Amulet of the Fallen God

I am thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for the soon-to-be-released epic fantasy novel, Amulet of the Fallen God. This is a book I’ve been working on for over two decades and based in a world I created over forty years ago. This is the first in what I hope will be many novels set in the world of Harth. There are so many stories to tell.

But let’s get to that cover reveal:

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Amulet of the Fallen God

By S. C. Mitchell

 

Allsa, battle-priestess of Thon, can only wonder at the circumstances that made her the leader of a rag-tag band of adventurers. But the old Human King is dead and the Elven King is mad, and it’s up to her and her stalwart group to save the northlands from the impending Zarrum invasion.

When an ancient artifact falls into the hands of a young, inexperienced sorceress, Allsa finds herself shepherding the young girl through a dangerous land, to find an ancient wizard from a tale she doesn’t even believe is true. Luckily, she has the help of a grumpy old dwarf, an obnoxious mercenary, an erudite elven wizard, and a new-wave minstrel.

Amulet of the Fallen God is an epic fantasy novel in the tradition of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

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To celebrate the coming release of Amulet of the Fallen God, I’ve put Artificial Insanity up for #FREE for the next four days.

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Artificial Insanity

One dark and chaotic night, Eric Johnson must face the possibility that the artificial intelligence he designed for a secret government project might just be insane. And the truth could cost him his life.

A science fiction quick read adventure.

Get your free copy here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086H48W98

Read and stay safe,

Steve

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

So, it’s been a while since I posted. This is by design. Things are changing and I needed a break to retool and recharge. But, I am alive and working on some big changes.

1. The End of Romance.

I’ve never gotten the traction I was looking for in the romance genre and now, with the implosion of the Romance Writers of America, it feels like the right time to go back to my Science Fiction and Fantasy roots. The lackluster release of Triptych had me thinking this way anyway, so for right now, Xi Force and all my other Romance series are on hold.

2. The Demon Gate Chronicles.

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Okay, everything old is new again. This is my transition series. Three Romance novellas I wrote years ago as the Demons Rising Series (Currently out of print forever). The stories have been tweaked, the explicit sex scenes have been shoved behind closed doors, and the Romance elements toned down. Instead I’ve opted for a somewhat darker toned urban fantasy feel to the series. New titles, new covers, and new genres. And there will be new books coming out in the series to extend the story. If you’re interested, links to these books are in the sidebar. —>

3. Reinventing myself.

Did you note the new graphic at the top of the page? That’s the new me. A little darker, a little more mysterious. We will still be adventuring in fantastic realms, but with a little less romance and a little more adventure. You’ll also see the new look on my Facebook and Twitter pages. And over the next few weeks I will also be updating my web site.

4. A hint toward the future.

Very soon I will be announcing a new release, the first brand new novel to kick off my transition to the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre. Can you say Epic Fantasy?

 

Adventure on!

Everything old is new again…

My first series is now my latest. Today is release day for Awakening – Demon Gate Chronicles: Book 1.

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Awakening

Demon Gate Chronicles: Book 1

Demons among us…

Thousands of years ago, a portal opened between Earth and the demon dimension of Ballor. Since that time, demons have been crossing over to hide among us cloaked in illusion.

Jack Hughes is cursed. Each full moon, his body is taken over by a demonic force. He’s learned to cope by locking himself in a cell each night to keep the demon from breaking free. It’s a dark secret he’s not willing to share with anyone, until one night when the demon breaks out.

Sorceress Anna Brown is one of the leading experts on demons for the Arcanists. She knows Jack’s secret and how to help him, if he’ll let her. The local demons are after Anna. She has a power they want to control. Does she have enough magic to save Jack and keep the local Demon Lord at bay?

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*This book is a re-edit of a previously published book by the name There’s No Such Thing As Werewolves. The book has been updated and some elements changed, but the story is essentially the same.

Buy it now:

Kindle eBook: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YK2RV3Q/

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Demon-Gate-Chronicles-Mitchell/dp/1696269393/

I’m so happy to have taken the opportunity to re-imagine these tales, and I’m looking forward to expanding upon them.

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Up Next:

In just two weeks, I’m releasing book 2.

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Alliance

Demon Gate Chronicles: Book 2

A demon invasion…

Templar Knight Geoffrey le Court has been stuck in purgatory for over seven hundred years. Forsaken and forgotten until the sorcerer, Nathan Gray, releases him into the modern world. Now he must adjust to modern technology, as he continues the quest he started so many centuries before.

Kelly Grant is a powerful Arcanist sorceress. She has vital information Geoffrey needs to complete his quest and liberate his soul. There’s only one slight problem. The Arcanists and the Templars hate each other. They’ve been at war for thousands of years. There is no way Kelly would ever work with Geoffrey.

At the center of their war is the Demon Gate. Created in Atlantis at the dawn of recorded time, this portal to another dimension is at the heart of humanity’s worst problems. Only by working together can Geoffrey and Kelly hope to destroy the Demon Gate. But can they put aside their differences in time to stop a flood of demons poised to invade our world?

*This book is a re-edit of a previously published book by the name The Forsaken Templar. The book has been updated and some elements changed, but the story is essentially the same.

Alliance Releases Dec. 13th and is now available for pre-order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081ZJ97FF/

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Coming soon:

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Annihilation – Demon Gate Chronicles: Book 3 will be releasing December 27th. (Pre-order link coming soon.)

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Atonement – Demon Gate Chronicles: Book 4, the first all new book in the series, hits the shelves just as soon as it’s ready.

It looks to be a big month for me. Oh, yeah, and there’s also that Christmas/New Years thing happening, I guess.

Happy Holidays and happy reading.

Steve

 

The more things change…

I’m at the start of an exciting new transition in my writing life, and I’m excited to share it with you, my readers.

For a while now, I’ve been considering transitioning out of romance and into my first love, pure science fiction and fantasy. And I think now is the time. I’ve made some headway in the romance genre and won a few awards, but I haven’t found any real traction. And by that, I mean sales. I can’t seem to find much of an audience for my books. And I think it’s because I tend to be listed in the wrong genre.

So, I’ve decided to change gears…

Moving forward, I’m planning some new projects that will not be considered romance. Sure, there will probably be some romantic elements, but they will definitely be more fantastic adventures, without the assurance of a “happy ever after” ending.

And that brings me to my first project: The Demon Gate Chronicles.

A little over seven years ago, I published my second book, There’s No Such Thing As Werewolves, which evolved into my Demon’s Rising series. I’ve always meant to revisit this world and continue/conclude the story I began with these first three books.

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Over the past couple of months, I’ve taken these stories, re-titled, re-edited, revised, and re-imagined them, and I plan to release them soon. The romance elements have been softened. I’ve removed explicit sex scenes, and I’ve upped the dark urban fantasy elements to move them into a different genre. While the stories remain essentially the same, there will be some differences. So, to that end, the above books will soon be going away.

Forever!

I’ve reduced the pricing on the Kindle ebook versions of these three books to just 99¢ in case anyone wants to read them in their original form. But they will only be available for the next couple of weeks.

You can find them here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074C9F59Q

(But if it was me, I’d wait for the new versions, coming soon.)

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new/old series.

Wylde – Cover reveal.

The story is done and in to my editor. No release date yet but i wanted to share the amazing cover from my publisher:

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Part human, part wolf, he walks on the Wylde side.

Wylde

Xi Force Book 3

By S. C. Mitchell

Forced to undergo experimental procedures that grafted wolf DNA into his own and then given super healing powers, Jonathan Wylde wants nothing to do with civilization, preferring instead to run with his wolf pack. A reluctant member of the Xi Force super team, he keeps to himself unless is talents are needed.
Dove Locklear returns home after spending exciting and adventurous weeks with the Xi Force super team, and reconnecting with her childhood friend, John Wylde. But danger lurks in her father’s genetics lab. An agent of Red Guard, with nefarious plans, whisks her away at gunpoint to a secret Russian facility.
When his closest friend, Dove Locklear, is kidnapped, Wylde needs to learn to work with his team if he wants to save her. He knows where they took her, and the danger she’s in. He’ll do whatever it takes to rescue to her, even if that means confronting the man who created him—his father.

 

Romance Writers Weekly – The First Time…

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Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.

You can join us daily on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RomanceWritersWeekly/

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Lyra Parish’s wonderful blog, welcome.

Today I provided our topic – Think back to that day you first decided you were going to write a book/story. Tell us about what led you to start putting those first words on the page.

I came up with this topic because I was remembering back to that time I first decided to write a book. I was completely naive about what it took, but I had this story rattling around in my head.

June, 1980: Yup, 36 years I’ve been at this, and I’ve got the rejections to prove it.

Anyway, I was a new father, and a few days after my son and wife came home from the hospital, we’d just put the baby down for his afternoon nap. I grabbed up my old manual typewriter (no computer back then) and just started typing. IMG_0389Yes, I still have that typewriter. I can’t seem to let it go.

Anyway, the story was a fantasy inspired by Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings and Terry Brooks’ Shannara series. I typed for days, every free moment I could find. And it was pretty bad. My spelling, grammar, sentence structure – complete crap.

But I still think the story is pretty good. It took me over 10 years to finish. And by finish I mean just barely begin. I had a very rough, rough draft, but I didn’t know that at the time. I packaged it up and sent it off (with the mandatory Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) and waited for the money to start rolling in. When it came back, it included my first official rejection.

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Dear Author? Oh, that can’t be good.

The novel is still a piece of crap, though I have taken it out to work on from time to time. Maybe…someday…until then it’s hidden safely away from the world, in a drawer full of my early writings.

So, what inspired Leslie Hachtel to put pen to paper? Find out, as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: https://lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com/

Check out Emma's Dance by Leslie Hachtel.