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NO GOOD DEED: Now in Paperback!

Click the cup to find the book!

Click the cup to find the book!

Hello, friends!

This is just my friendly reminder telling you to get out there and buy my book in paperback! Yessiree, NO GOOD DEED is now available as a real, actual book so you luddites out there can get your fill of Tyvian and his mischief while smelling the sweet aroma of bleached, tattooed tree carcass. You might even get a paper cut or something.

Not convinced? Well, how about this BLURB:

Cursed with a magic ring that forbids skullduggery, Tyvian Reldamar’s life of crime is sadly behind him. Now reduced to fencing moldy relics and wheedling favors from petty nobility, he’s pretty sure his life can’t get any worse.

That is until he hears that his old nemesis, Myreon Alafarr, has been framed for a crime she didn’t commit and turned to stone in a penitentiary garden. Somebody is trying to get his attention, and that somebody is playing a very high-stakes game that will draw Tyvian and his friends back to the city of his birth and right under the noses of the Defenders he’s been dodging for so long. And that isn’t even the worst part. The worst part is that the person pulling all the strings is none other than the most powerful sorceress in the West: Lyrelle Reldamar.

Tyvian’s own mother.

Eh? Ehhh?

Okay, okay – maybe you need a little more. For instance, perhaps you want me to scribble my name in your book and say something pithy. Fine. FINE – I will do that for you. On September 8th at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA I will be signing books and even doing a reading. Come on down to meet me in person and allow me to guilt you into purchasing a paperback. Last time was lots of fun so, with any luck, the streak will stay alive!

As for whether there is going to be a third book, well, time will tell. Stay tuned to this space (or follow me on Twitter or Facebook or Goodreads) and you’ll find out!

IT’S RELEASE DAY!

Hey there, Tyvian Reldamar fans! It’s time to delve back into Tyvian’s massively dysfunctional life as the second book in the Saga of the Redeemed, No Good Deed, has been released in e-format TODAY! Yes, today! Behold:NoGoodDeed_cover art

Cursed with a magic ring that forbids skullduggery, Tyvian Reldamar’s life of crime is sadly behind him. Now reduced to fencing moldy relics and wheedling favors from petty nobility, he’s pretty sure his life can’t get any worse.

That is until he hears that his old nemesis, Myreon Alafarr, has been framed for a crime she didn’t commit and turned to stone in a penitentiary garden. Somebody is trying to get his attention, and that somebody is playing a very high-stakes game that will draw Tyvian and his friends back to the city of his birth and right under the noses of the Defenders he’s been dodging for so long. And that isn’t even the worst part. The worst part is that the person pulling all the strings is none other than the most powerful sorceress in the West: Lyrelle Reldamar.

 

Tyvian’s own mother.

 

Still skeptical of the magnificence in store? Then read an excerpt of the book on Laura Bickle’s blog!

Want to know how I got to this magnificent turn of my fledgling writing career? Head over to Michelle4Laughs site and hear all about my journey to publication, with its twists, turns, and incredibly long wait!

“But Habershaw,” you say, “that’s about your first book! How was writing the second one different?” Well, as luck would have it, Teresa Frohock has a post by me describing that very thing! Check it out!

Over the course of the week I’m going to be making a lot of noise, here, but to give you a heads-up, here’s a handy-dandy overview of the blog tour I’ll be doing at 3 Partners in Shopping. The first feature over at VoodooPrincess is already up!

Let’s see…what else…oh, right! BUY LINKS:

Harper Collins

Amazon

B&N

Google Play

Apple

Go go go! Read! Also: Review! Thanks to all of you for your positivity and support, and here’s to more books in the future!

RELEASE DAY: The Oldest Trick!

Greetings intrepid Cybernauts and Internetians!

Today is the day! THE DAY! The day that you may own the first installment of my epic fantasy series, The Saga of the Redeemed, as it was intended to be read and enjoyed! Behold, The Oldest Trick!

Compiled for the first time, The Oldest Trick comprises The Iron Ring and Iron and Blood in the Saga of the Redeemed

Tyvian Reldamar gets betrayed by his longtime partner and left for dead in a freezing river. To add insult to injury, his mysterious rescuer took it upon himself to affix Tyvian with an iron ring that prevents the wearer from any evildoing.

Revenge just got complicated.

On his quest to get even, Tyvian navigates dark conspiracies, dodges midnight assassins, and uncovers the plans of the ruthless wizard Banric Sahand. Tyvian will need to use every dirty trick in the book to avoid a painful and ignominious end, even as he learns to work with—and rely on—his motley crew of accomplices, including an adolescent pickpocket, an obese secret-monger, and a fearsome gnoll.

Before we go any further, some buy links:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

GooglePlay

iTunes

Harper Collins

There! Go forth and contribute to e-commerce, my minions! Okay, so not ‘minions,’ exactly. Pals? Associates? Mildly benevolent strangers?

Oh, and for those of you awaiting a physical copy, that is coming soon – a few weeks, I’m told.

Anyway, here’s the story of why my first two books are in one volume with a different title. This is the definitive version, so in the future I’ll just link back to here. Here we go:

Many moons ago, when Habershaw was even more enthusiastic and naive than he is currently, he was offered a 3-book deal from Harper Voyager – the culmination of a life-long dream. The catch? The first two books would in actuality, be the first book of the series split into two – The Oldest Trick, parts 1 and 2. Me, having no agent (and not for lack of trying) and having no guarantee such an opportunity would come around again, took the deal. Thus, The Iron Ring and Iron and Blood were born, to the confusion of people everywhere. I began to run into people who would ask:

What the hell, Habershaw? This book ends in the middle! Don’t you know how to tell a story?

and reviews that said:

I like this book, but then it stopped in the middle, so I’m knocking off a bunch of stars because screw this guy for leaving me hanging.

In the House of Habershaw, truly there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. But lo! My editor, in her wisdom, convinced the Powers That Be to release an omnibus edition of the two half-books, also known as a single book, and give it the original title. This, dear friends, is that book – a labor of love some five years in the making and the waiting, at last in one single volume.

I am stoked.

Now, if you’ve already read the first two books (and bless you, by the way. Were you here right now, I’d give you a big slobbery wet kiss. Unless that would be weird, in which case I would shake your hand heartily and slap your back in true man-fashion), then you’ve already read this book. No need to buy it again, really – book 3 is on the way, I promise. HOWEVER, now is an ideal time to recommend this book to others. I cannot get the word out alone, my friends! Go forth! Recommend my work to those who like swords, sorcery, derring-do, and snarky anti-heroes. And giant man-eating gnolls.

If you haven’t read it yet, then buy this one. Save the dollar, read the whole thing, love it, leave a review. Let’s get the word out, folks! I think my book is awesome, and I want other people to know it is awesome, too. Let’s do this. Later, when it’s a hit, there’ll be a big party at my house. Big slobbery kisses for everyone.

Unless that’s weird.

The Oldest Trick RELEASE DATE CHANGE

So, funny story:

The other day I was stalking myself on Amazon (like you do) and I checked out the entry for my upcoming novel, The Oldest Trick, an omnibus of the first two books of The Saga of the Redeemed. If you haven’t read the books yet, this is a great way to start and will save you a whole dollar.

Anyway, there I was looking at the book and how it’s ranking at the moment and so on when I noticed that the release date, which had been July 14th, had been changed to August 11th.

Nobody had told me this, so I shot my editor an e-mail and, lo and behold, turns out that is, in fact, true – they changed the release date on me. This also means the (long awaited) paperback version is also pushed back a few more weeks. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a problem, but:

  1. Tor.com has me listed as of Monday with the old release date.
  2. I just promised some nice people signed copies of the book once it is released in paperback, which seems like it will take another two months or so.

So, I feel that apologies are in order: I’m sorry, internet, for the release date changing and me only telling you about it now. I didn’t know.

Four more weeks? Grrrr!

Four more weeks? Grrrr!

What I’m not sorry for is how awesome the book is and how much you will love it. You just have to wait a few more weeks to get it all in one volume. Can’t wait? Well you can buy Part 1 and Part 2 right now anywhere fine e-books are sold!

And, in the meantime, I leave you with a picture of this adorable, somewhat annoyed little puppy.

It’s RELEASE DAY!

Yes! Finally, Blood and Iron, Part 2 of the Saga of the Redeemed, is released today!

Do you know how hard it is living with all these spoilers in my head? It’s really hard. Every time somebody would walk up to me and start talking about what they hope/think will happen to Tyvian, Artus, Hool, and so on, it was all I could do to keep from yelling “NO! THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENS AT ALL!” or “HOW DID YOU GET INSIDE MY BRAIN, YOU FIEND?”

Now you can all buy it and see for yourself. Please do!

This one doesn't end with a "To Be Continued." I promise. (Oh, and Book 3 comes out in the fall)

This one doesn’t end with a “To Be Continued.” I promise. (Oh, and Book 3 comes out in the fall)

Found wherever fine e-books are sold!

Amazon

Barnes and Nobel

Kobo

Harper Collins

Oh, and if you haven’t read The Iron Ring, please go do that first – it will all make waaaay more sense then.

IRON AND BLOOD: Thrilling Conclusion to THE IRON RING, Releases Tuesday!

Haven't read it yet? Now has never been a better time!

Haven’t read it yet? Now has never been a better time!

THE IRON RING introduced you to a world of industrialized magic, sorcerous enlightenment, and a seedy underworld of smuggled monsters, alchemical narcotics, and mirror-armored wizard/cops. You met Tyvian Reldamar – criminal mastermind, smuggler, and impeccable dresser – and watched him writhe in frustration as some fool’s idea of an external moral compass in the form of a plain iron ring was bolted to his hand. Struggling through the desolate winter countryside, a street urchin and a vengeful mother gnoll in tow, he tried to evade capture from the Defenders and secure vengeance upon the partner who betrayed him – that wretched, ink-thralled mercenary, Zazlar Hendrieux.

And then the book ended…

Frustrating, I know. If it’s any consolation, I was frustrated too – my publisher wanted it that way – but now, oh boy, do I have good news for you!!

IRON AND BLOOD, Book 2 of the Saga of the Redeemed, is releasing on June 2nd and (checks watch) that’s only four days away, friends!

Yup, in only four (4) days you’ll get to find out what happens!

(WARNING: Mild spoilers below if you haven’t read Book 1) 

Pre-order now! It's almost here!

Pre-order now! It’s almost here!

Will Hool be reunited with her lost pups?

Has Artus survived the night?

Will Myreon manage her escape?

Will Tyvian realize Carlo’s betrayal in time?

What horrible plan does Sahand have cooking, anyway?

Can Tyvian juggle all the threats that surround him to achieve revenge?

 

Is the ring actually making him a better person AND can he ever get it off?

Well, you folks have only four days to wait until you can find out.

I’m really excited! Are you really excited? I hope so! Finally, after a long, long wait, everybody will finally get to see this story wrapped up as I intended it to be.

Oh, yeah, and there will be third book coming out soon, too.


In Other News

I will be signing books at the Prudential Center Barnes and Nobel tomorrow, Saturday May 30th, from 2-4pm. Most of my family and many of my friends came to the last one, so I’m relying on people I don’t know personally to come and keep me company. I promise I’m nice. And not entirely unattractive. No, seriously. I mean, I could stand to lose a few pounds and I haven’t hit the gym too often recently, but still. I’ll shave, okay? Deodorant, decent shirt, the whole nine yards.

Anyway, see you there, okay? I’ll sign your book. Maybe it will be worth money someday. Or maybe you’ll be able to trade it for something useful in a post-apocalyptic scenario of your choice. You never know, right?

Prepare Thyself for the Blog-Tempest!

You heard me: NO EXCUSES!

You heard me: NO EXCUSES!

Hey! YOU! You in the back! Guess what?

MY NOVEL RELEASE DAY IS TUESDAY!

<cue party horns>

That’s right, kiddos! THE IRON RING – book one in the Saga of the Redeemed – is coming to an Amazon.com near you! Even better, it’s an e-book exclusive release, which means no matter how much snow is on the ground, you can still buy my book, curl up with it, and read until summer (at which point there will be ANOTHER BOOK!). As you can see, I’ve literally thought of everything.

Blog Tour Away!

Also, beginning on Tuesday, I will be going on a virtual tour of the inter-tubes, sharing my writing wisdom and pithy observations with the virtual world at large. Of course you, dear readers and closest allies, will be able to read it all from the comfort of this familiar website, since I will link all said blogs

Just imagine this, but with a head.

Just imagine this, but with a head.

and interviews to this very place. So, if you aren’t tired of me jabbering yet, I will see if two weeks of non-stop yammering about myself will cure you of that particular malady.

Anyway, I stand to be super-extra-fancy busy over the next few weeks, so those interviews and blog-posts are all you’re likely to see of me. So, until I check in again: buy my book! Read it! LOVE IT!

Wish me luck, folks – this is it! I’ve been waiting for this moment my entire life, so here’s hoping I don’t screw it up now!