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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 authormkrose@gmail.com 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 Amazon.com and Amazon UK only. Riders of the Red Land,The Sea Dragons and Provocation are 99¢/£0.99 May 6-12 at Amazon.com and Amazon UK only.

Book Signing May 25-28 at Phoenix Comicon!

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
Purchase Tickets to Phoenix Comicon


The World of The Lion's Crown

Up until this point, I've primary written science fiction, but fantasy and science fiction are two genres that have become closely associated despite their apparent differences. This is because they are "speculative fiction," a term that encompasses any tale that takes place in a world that is not our own, whether that be a future in which technology has progressed beyond or to the limits of what is currently possible, a past in which things did not unfold as history describes, or a completely made-up fictional world.
The Lion's Crown (Amazon link), the first book of The Emberlyn Chronicles, takes place in the last of these settings, as does much "high" or "epic" fantasy. Today I'd like to share with you some details of that world without, I hope, revealing too many spoilers.
Let's begin with "Earth" as it exists in The Emberlyn Chronicles. What makes the setting unique is the presence of the Hobswood, a vast, nearly impenetrable …

The Lion's Crown: An Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from my new fantasy novel, The Lion's Crown (Amazon link). Sir William Carlyle and his companions have been tasked with exploring the mysterious Hobswood Forest. The party has crossed through the Bleaklands, the bog that rings the forest, and have made camp for their first night inside the wood.

* * * Wraith Smoke
Sir William let out a puzzled grunt. He reached forward to stoke the fire but paused. He was looking beyond it and beyond Sir Alfred, who was sitting opposite him. “A lurking shadow,” he whispered. “The wraith!” Everyone but Owen sprang to their feet. Swords were drawn, but William was at the pile of packs. He pulled out the torches and tossed them to the others. They lit the torches in the fire, but before anyone could act, the dark shape swept toward them. Sir Alfred yelled out as it whipped by him, but his torch was already lit. He lashed out, and the flame licked at the edge of the shadow. A scream like wind rushing through a cavern pierce…

New Release: The Lion's Crown

Hello, all. After writing twelve novels in the science fiction and paranormal genres, I am pleased to announce that my first fantasy novel, The Lion's Crown, is now available! I've wanted to write fantasy for a while now and have started and stopped a few projects. Those others aren't necessarily abandoned, this is just the first fantasy project to come to fruition.
I haven't given up with science fiction either, for those of you who prefer that genre. I have a couple of ideas swimming around and may even be collaborating on a project with an author friend. Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, I hope you'll check out The Lion's Crown. It's the first book of a trilogy called The Emberlyn Chronicles, and I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out. Thanks to Alexia Purdy for the great cover! Click here to order The Lion's Crown from Amazon.
It's just 99¢ through the end of the month!

For thousands of years, the Hobswood Forest has repelled all…