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Writing Update, August 2018

Well, it has been a while, hasn't it? I know, I know... I've missed you too!
Anyway, I've been working a bit slowly lately, but I haven't been idle. I'm in the revision process on a new science fiction novel that will be the first part of a series. However, I want each book to be a stand-alone story, and I think book one has a conclusion that will be satisfying enough while also leaving readers wanting more. I guess you all will be the ultimate deciders when it comes to that!
Aside from the novel, I'm working on short stories again. I've just finished one, in fact. I'm going to begin submitting to the fiction markets once more to try and get my work in front of new eyes. My goal is to write at least two short stories a month while also working on my novels. It'll mean a lot of hard but hopefully satisfying work. Maybe one day I'll even get accepted by one of the "Big Ones" like those pictured! That would be the fulfillment of a dream …
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New Release: The Lion's Court!

The Lion's Court, the third and final book of The Emberlyn Chronicles, is now available for your Kindle! If you haven't yet read the first two books of the series, you'll find all the links below.
Time is running out for Penny Blackmoor and her allies. As Lord Dourok continues to spread his corruption beyond the Great Forest, Penny must convince the king of Emberlyn to send his troops west and stop Dourok from destroying Queen Anneli’s beleaguered army.
But Dourok has discovered a forgotten magical relic hidden in the treasure vaults of Mehrkohst Castle, and it may give him the power he needs to defeat his ancient enemy once and for all. As the final battle approaches, Penny knows that she must face Dourok in single combat before the ultimate fate of the world can be known.
Get your Kindle copies of The Emberlyn Chronicles here: The Lion's Crown (Book I) The Lion's Crypt (Book II) The Lion's Court (Book III)

Read-to-Review Opportunities

Hello, everyone! I've started a Facebook group for those interested in read-to-review opportunities from me. If you don't know what that is, it basically means I'll offer free review copies (ebook format) of my books in exchange for honest reviews.
The group is also open to those who want more in-depth news about my books. I do post general updates on social media already, but those in this group will have access to more detailed thoughts and updates about my writing process. My hope is that it will give you some insight into my books, so you can see where they come from and how they develop.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, feel free to join. All are welcome! Click here to join Michael K. Rose's News and Review Group

Post-Comicon Book Sale!

Hello, all! Phoenix Comicon is over, and I had a great time! Thank you to all those who came by the booth to say hello and check out our books.
I have some stock left over, so to clear out space I'm offering my books at a special price to my online friends and fans. Check out the titles below, and if you'd like signed copies of any of them, send me an email at to place your order.
$15.00 each (Regular Amazon Price $21.99):
A Plague of Dragons (A Dragon Anthology). Signed by authors Alexia Purdy, David Jones, Katie Salidas, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson and Michael K. Rose. Quantities are very limited!
$8.00 each (Regular Amazon Price $9.99):
Sullivan's War (Book 1 of The Sullivan Saga), 3rd (Current) Edition The City Beyond the Sands (Book I of The Strange Lands Saga) The Lion's Crown (Book I of The Emberlyn Chronicles) Provocation
$6.00 each:
Darkridge Hall (Regular Amazon Price, $7.99). Quantities limited. Short Stories, 1st Edition. This book received a full…

Phoenix Comicon Book Signing (May 25-28)

Authors Alexia Purdy, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, Katie Salidas, David Jones and I will be attending Phoenix Comicon! Come by and say hello; we'll be giving away prizes and signing books all weekend long! Find us at Booth #696 on the main exhibitor floor.Facebook Event Page
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Character-Naming Contest

Hello, all! I'm about to begin writing The Lion's Crypt, the second book of The Emberlyn Chronicles, and I'm looking for some great character names! It's a fantasy series, so keep that in mind.
The rules: 1. Names must end with either a "c," a "k," or a "ck." They are intended to be male names. 2. They shouldn't sound too Vulcan; after I came up with my loose rules for the language, I realized that Vulcan names generally end in "c" or "k," so I've been trying to avoid anything that sounds too similar. 3. You may submit up to three names. I need some evil-sounding names among them.
Here are some names used in The Lion's Crown, to give you a feel for what I'm looking for: Faric, Braedok, Karak, Lanioc, Dourok.
The Prize: If I use one of your names, it will appear in The Lion's Crypt and/or the third book of the series, The Lion's Court. You will also receive an ebook copy of the book(s) your name …

Sale & Free Books, May 6-12!

Beginning on May 6, I'm having a sale on eight of my titles! Three of them will be completely free, and the others five will be just 99 cents! Click on any title below to get your ebook copies from Amazon.
FREE: Sullivan's War (The Sullivan Saga Book 1)
99¢: Sullivan's Wrath (The Sullivan Saga Book 2)
99¢: Sullivan's Watch (The Sullivan Saga Book 3)
FREE: Sullivan's Blood (The Sullivan Saga Book 4) FREE: The City Beyond the Sands (The Strange Lands Saga Book 1)
99¢: Riders of the Red Land (The Strange Lands Saga Book 2)
99¢: The Sea Dragons (The Strange Lands Saga Book 3) 99¢: Provocation Sale details: Sullivan's War, Sullivan's Blood andThe City Beyond the Sands are free May 6-10.Sullivan's Wrath and Sullivan's Watch are99¢/£0.99 May 6-10 at and Amazon UK only. Riders of the Red Land,The Sea Dragons and Provocation are 99¢/£0.99 May 6-12 at and Amazon UK only.