Category Archives: Writing

Coming Soon: Valor’s Calling

Valor’s Calling, sequel to Valor’s Child, is coming soon!  The second book of the Children of Valor series covers Jiden’s first full year at the Century Military Academy.

The past calls you back.

Jiden made the decision to join the Century Military Academy after her attempt at a normal school ended in disaster.  She’s embraced this new chapter in her life and she’s ready to do her best.

Jiden’s best may not be good enough.  Her relationships with her friends have changed since she’s been away, her classes are harder than she expected, and things aren’t quite what they seem.  Jiden made enemies when she chose to return to the Academy, and those enemies will settle for nothing less than her death.

Jiden must fight with everything she has, not just to succeed, but to stay alive.  Jiden will prove that she isn’t afraid of the challenge, because the military life isn’t just a simple decision, the military is her calling.

Valor’s Calling will be released on the 30th of September.

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Last Chance For Prisoner of the Mind!

My campaign on Kindle Scout is coming up on it’s last few days.  Prisoner of the Mind is a book set in the Shadow Space universe, which is set during the last days of Amalgamated Worlds, during a time when people with enhanced mental abilities are hunted and feared.

Why nominate it?  Well, if I get enough nominations, then I’m more likely to be picked up by Kindle Scout, which helps me out.  Also, if it gets picked up, then everyone who nominated it gets a free copy when they release the book.  If it doesn’t get picked up, then everyone who nominated it will be notified when I publish it.  So while nominating it doesn’t guarantee you’ll get a free copy, it does make it more likely.

How do you know right from wrong if every memory, every thought in your head was put there by your enemies?

In a near-future, when humanity has begun to spread throughout the stars.  In the process, they’ve awakened abilities hidden within their own DNA.  Psychics have begun to appear at ever-increasing rates with abilities that range from mental manipulation to mass destruction and beyond.  Empowered by public hysteria and fear of psychics, Amalgamated Worlds has taken over.  Their powerful combination of military and security forces, control of media and communications, and manipulation of internal threats has created a police state that spans all of human space.

Shaden Kirroy is a product of that police state.  Designed to be a weapon for use against his fellow psychics as well as any civilians who step out of line, he is an artificially enhanced psychic.  He is a blank slate, his past erased and replaced with engineered loyalty to Amalgamated Worlds.
Yet Shaden realizes that something is terribly wrong.  As his world begins to unravel, as he realizes the horrors of what was done to him, Shaden must find a way to free himself, to unlock the prison of his own mind.

Kal’s September 2017 Forecast

Hey everyone.  In case you missed it, I just released Ghost Star, Book 6 of The Shadow Space Chronicles.  So what else is new?

Well, I finished Valor’s Calling, the sequel to Valor’s Child last month.  It’s out with my alpha readers now.  I’m hoping to have it edited and ready to go on the 30th.

What am I working on now?  A super-secret project that I’m hoping to have done and sent out soon.  It may or may not involve hordes of ravening undead.  My writing progress on it is going well and I’m hoping to have it done within the next few days.

My next project after that is The Lost Heir, Book 7 of The Shadow Space Chronicles.  Expect lots of explosions and weapons fire.  If all goes well, I’ll have that one done by the end of the month.

In my queue after that, I owe my readers the fourth book of The Eoriel Saga, the third book of the Fenris series, and the fourth book of The Renegades series.  I’ve got another mystery project I’m working on after all of that.  Over the past two months I’ve written three books and I hope to make good progress through the rest of the year.  I can’t promise that I’ll get all four books out over the next few months, but I promise I’m working on them and they’ll be out just as soon as they’re done and I feel they’re ready.

Thanks for reading!

Kal’s August 2017 Forecast

Hi everyone, it’s August.  Things are about to get really busy around here.  I’ve got a novel coming out just about every month from the 1st of September onwards and believe me, I’m writing as fast and much as I can right now.

Up first, Ghost Star, Book 6 of the Shadow Space Chronicles.  That will be available September 1st.  Shortly after that, I’ll have Valor’s Calling, Book 2 of the Children of Valor series, which my goal is to have out by the 30th of September.

For Renegades fans, I hope to have the next Renegades book, Renegades: Royal Pains, out in October.  That’s still a ways out, but it looks good so far.

I’m also starting a Kindle Scout campaign for Prisoner of the Mind (Please check it out and nominate it, if you would.  All it requires is an Amazon account).  Prisoner of the Mind is set around a century before the events of The Fallen Race and for those of you curious about the universe, this story fills out a lot of the details that you might have questions about.

As far as writing, I’m working on finishing Valor’s Child, outlining and writing the next Renegades, and then finishing Heir to the Fallen Duchy.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!

Kal’s July 2017 Forecast

July is here, the Fourth was a blast (pun intended) and I had the pleasure of attending an awesome fireworks display up in Grand Lake, Colorado.

I also attended Liberty Con in Chattanooga, TN.  That was equally epic.  I did a short FB post about it, but I haven’t had time to do a full post.

July is midway through, already.  I’ve been pretty darned busy.  Lots of traveling, between the convention and the 4th, I feel almost as if I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the past couple of weeks.

I’ve basically finished work on Ghost Star (Shadow Space Chronicles VI) and I’m making good progress on Valor’s Calling (Children of Valor II).  My next project after that is to clear some of my backlog of works in progress.  I’ve got something like five books at various states of completion.

That’s all for now, I hope to have more for you all in the near future. Thanks for reading!

 

Valor’s Child

Valor’s Child by Kal Spriggs

Valor’s Child is now live on Amazon!  Valor’s Child is the first book of my YA series, Valor’s Children.  The second book of the series, Valor’s Calling, is nearly complete and I hope to have it out  near the end of August.

This is a quick, fast, fun set of stories and I hope you all will enjoy reading them as much as I have writing them!

Life isn’t fair.

Jiden’s parents barely scrape out a living on the dry, dusty world of Century. Jiden wants more for herself and she is ready to step into a bright future, one which may lead her far from the frontier world of her birth.

She’s just got one obstacle: five months of military school. She’ll be away from her friends, subjected to long hours and a crushing work load. Yet as the challenges mount, she finds that there may be more to life besides comfort and security… things like duty and service.

You can get your copy from Amazon.  And in case you’d like to learn more about my writing process and why I wrote Valor’s Child, sign up for the Century Military Academy.

Kal’s April 2017 Forecast

It’s April!  I’m a bit behind in my writing between breaking my foot (yay, the first bone I’ve broken!) and moving to a new house.   However, I’m also writing as much as I can in order to keep up.  The blog posts being sparse is a product of that, I’m afraid.

The good news is that I’m on track to finish the next Shadow Space Chronicles book within the next week.  Ghost Star, Book Six of the Shadow Space Chronicles, should be ready for publishing sometime in May.  I’ve already outlined and started on my next book, the third installment of the Rising Wolf series (Fenris Unchained).  My working title for that is Jormungandr’s Venom and I hope to have it done by the end of April.

All this week I’ve got Echo of the High Kings available for free on Amazon.  Yes, free.  So if you haven’t got a copy, yet or if you want to recommend it to friends, get your copy here!

I’ve got a lot of writing planned for May, too, with the next book of the Eoriel Saga, Heir to the Fallen Duchy to be completed to get it ready to publish in July.

In the near future, you should see Ghost Star (May), Jormungandr’s Venom (June), Valor’s Child (June) and Heir to the Fallen Duchy (July).  Four books published over the next three months.  I’m working hard to make it and I hope everyone is looking forward to these books as much as I am.  Thanks for reading!