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Kal’s April 2019 Forecast

Hey everyone, this year is just flying along, isn’t it?

If you missed it, last week I released Valor’s Stand, the fifth and final book of the Children of Valor series.  While the YA series is done, the stories of the characters will continue later this year with the War of Valor series.  If you’ve already read it, please leave me a review.  If you haven’t read it, well, why not?

I’m trying to get Stolen Valor finished and ready for publishing here in April.  Unfortunately there’s a lot going on in my life (seriously, if the powers that be would ease up a little, that would be nice), so I may not make it.  I’m also working on A Cold Day in Hades, the next Argonauts book with the 4HU.  If all goes well, I’ll be sending that to the publisher around the end of the month and depending on their schedule, you should see that soon(ish).

Writing projects on the deck after that is a return to the Eoriel Saga.  It’s been far too long, but I’ve got the next 3 books plotted and I want to get the 4th book finished and released in the next couple of months.  Moving on from there, I plan to close out the 7th book of the Shadow Space Chronicles.

The audiobook of Valor’s Child has been sitting in the review process for a while, so I’m hoping it will be approved soon and released to Audible in the next week or so.  The narrator, Honey Wirth, did an absolutely fantastic job and she’s already started in on Valor’s Calling.

This has been a busy year so far, but I’ve managed two releases in three months.  Here’s looking at turning that into 3 releases in 4 months!

That’s all for now.  Thanks for reading!

 

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Kal’s October Forecast

Hey everyone, October is here!  I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, so here’s what you can expect:

I’m happy to announce that I plan to release the first book from my post-apocalyptic series, Dead Train: All Aboard.  This series follows the adventures of a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse, who are travelling by train as they seek safety.  You can expect Dead Train: All Aboard on October 12th.

I’m currently mostly done with my latest work in progress, which is titled Lost Valor.  Lost Valor is the first book of the spin-off series Forsaken Valor, which is a spin-off of the Children of Valor series.  Those of you who read Valor’s Cost can probably guess the identity of the main character.  My goal is to finish it up and publish it 26 October.  I’m really excited to get this one out, because it’s a very different story-line and set of experiences from the Children of Valor series but just as action-packed.  I’m hoping you all will enjoy it just as much as I have writing it.

Finishing off the month, I’m putting the finishing touches on book three of the Rising Wolf series.  Yes, I’m finally getting back to Melanie and Fenris.  This third book closes out the initial story arc and brings their initial arc to a close.

What I’m working towards with all three of these series (Children of Valor, Forsaken Valor, and Rising Wolf) is to set the stage for the greater conflict that’s been brewing in the Periphery.  I hope to tie all three series to a close and then start a series I’m currently labeling The Colonial War, which will cover a greater conflict involving Drakkus, the Star Guard, Century and other systems.  That in turn sets the stage for more events yet to come.  Suffice it to say, there’s lots of exploding space-ships in the future of the Star Portal Universe.

Closing out October, I plan to start the second Argos book, the sequel to The Colchis Job, to be published with Chris Kennedy Publishing.  I expect to finish it sometime in November, so ideally you can expect it late November to early December.  After that, it’s the fifth book of the Children of Valor series and the second book of Forsaken Valor.  I’ve got a very full plate at the moment, but I also intend to get the seventh book of the Shadow Space Chronicles out as well as to finish the fourth book of the Eoriel Saga.

Did I mention I’ve got a lot on my plate?

 

Kal’s October 2017 Forecast

October is here and with it, a new book published.  That’s right, in case you missed it, I just released Valor’s Calling, the second book of the Children of Valor series.  The feedback I’ve received from my alpha and beta readers has been really great, and I think you all are going to like it a lot.  In case you’re not reading the series, Valor’s Child (the first book) has been on the top 20 of its category for the past three months.

So what’s next?  Well, I’m putting together the next Shadow Space Chronicles book, but I’ve also had something else on my mind… or in my brain, possibly.  In fitting with the time of year, I’ve been stuck on zombies.  I’ve got the first book done and I’m shopping it around to a couple of publishers.  If they like it, you may see it sooner than you expect.

Coming at the end of the month, you can expect to see Prisoner of the Mind.  If you’re a fan of movies like Push, Carrie, and Firestarter, then you may well enjoy this story.  It’s a near-future setting in the Shadow Space universe that covers the origins of a variety of powerful psychic/psionic characters in the universe.  I’ll be publishing it near Halloween (Expect it around the 28th of October).

In the near future, I’m outlining the third Fenris book, and I plan to deliver that to the publisher before the end of the year.  I’m way behind on that one, but expect to see more from Mel and Fenris before too much longer.

I’m also working on a couple of other projects, including a steampunk novel, the next Renegades book, and the next Eoriel Saga book, and the third Children of Valor book.

Thanks for reading!

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 December 2016 Forecast

December is here!  Happy Holidays to those who celebrate.

I’ve finished The Temple of Light, fifth book of the Shadow Space Chronicles.  I’m putting the finishing touches on the first round of edits and hope to have it to my beta readers soon.  With the holidays, that means it probably won’t be ready to publish until early January.

I’m really excited to get this book out.  It’s got a fantastic cover coming, tons of action, and I think everyone’s going to love it.  I’m going to create a launch page on Facebook, and I’ll link that here as soon as I do.

Speaking of the Shadow Space Chronicles, I’m reviewing the audiobook narration for The Prodigal Emperor, the third book of the series.  I’m hoping to have that reviewed this week and that means it’ll hopefully be released before Christmas, so perfect timing for listening to spaceships exploding over the holidays.

As far as writing, I’m currently working on Heir to the Fallen Duchy, book four of the Eoriel Saga.  This is going to be a big book.  As the quest to repair the Starblade begins, the main characters will face all new threats (and some old enemies we love to hate).   I’m having a blast writing it and I can’t wait to finish it and get it out to all of you.

That’s all for now.   I hope to have some book and movie reviews for everyone soon.  Thanks for reading!

Free Stories July 8-12

For those of you who haven’t read Look to the Stars or The Freeport Mutineers, both short stories will be available for free this weekend.  Feel free to pick up a free copy and please leave reviews!

The Freeport Mutineers

The Freeport Mutineers, by Kal Spriggs
The Freeport Mutineers, by Kal Spriggs

Young Midshipman Wachter is about to face the rope.

Troubled by the rumors spread throughout the Southern Fleet, the young officer turned to the Marines and Sailors under his command… yet he and they were betrayed, arrested, and convicted of mutiny, all under the orders of the ambitious Lord Admiral Hennings.

Faced with the prospect of not only his own death, but that of the men under his command, Wachter must somehow find a way to do the right thing. Yet there is little hope with he and his men jailed, weaponless, and condemned, while the town of Freeport lies under martial law and the threat of dark sorcery.

Only one course lays open to him, to break his oaths and to swear allegiance to the cause of another, to become exactly what his enemies have accused him of being: a mutineer.

Look to the Stars

Look to the Stars, a short story by Kal Spriggs
Look to the Stars, a short story by Kal Spriggs

Sometimes it’s hard not to kill anyone.

Mason McGann is a smuggler, a liar, and a cheat. With his ship impounded by customs, he figures he has no choice left but to auction off information about the lost Dreyfus Fleet. But things are never what they seem when you hold information that can change the course of history.    All Mason wants is to buy his ship back, but he might have already set greater events in motion than he realizes.

Mason has to deal with a rogue military commander who is willing to kill for the power to conquer entire star systems.  Worse, he’s going to have to face his own past… 

There’s nothing in it for him, just his own stubbornness and the knowledge that if he doesn’t take a stand, millions could die. 

Look to the Stars is a short story in the Shadow Space Universe

Fate of the Tyrant is Live!

Fate of the Tyrant by Kal Spriggs
Fate of the Tyrant by Kal Spriggs

Fate of the Tyrant is now live!  Get your copy just in time to enjoy over 4th of July weekend right here.  (I promise there’s plenty of explosions)

The Tyrant’s time has come.

Winter has come to the Five Duchies, a time of bitter cold when noblemen scheme and commoners wonder how to feed themselves through the long, dark months.

In the far north, the Warlord Tarjak Rusk stirs his forces, guided by the wizard Xavien, Herald to the dark spirit Andoral Elhonas.  Xavien knows that the time has come when the Five Duchies are vulnerable… and with the might of his master behind him, Xavien could conquer the civilized lands as an undisputed tyrant.

In the Duchy of Masov, Duke Hector the Usurper faces a civil war, brought on by the survival of Lady Katarina.  If he doesn’t squash this rebellion with the coming spring, he’ll face a war on two fronts.  Yet even if he wins victory, it will be a hard fought one against his own people, leaving scars that might never heal or even shattering the Duchy into splinters.

The fate of the Five Duchies might well be decided in Masov, but if Hector and Katarina cannot resolve their differences, then they’ll only be the first to fall to the raiders from the north.  Only if they can unite against him can they seal the fate of the tyrant.

You can get Fate of the Tyrant from Amazon as paperback and ebook.