Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Check it Out: Marc Johnson & Val Gunn

Hi everyone! Today's Check it Out authors are Marc Johnson & Val Gunn. They're both writers of fantasy, so if you're a fan of the genre you'll have to check them out!

First up is Marc Johnson, author of Catalyst: The Passage of Hellsfire. This is the first book in an ongoing series & I have to say, I was pretty impressed when I read an excerpt of it. While I love fantasy I'm more of a fan of stuff along the lines of Kim Harrison. This is just an expertly penned novel that I'm honestly surprised hasn't been snapped up by a publisher yet. His advice for new authors is to save up for the professional editors & cover art. He admits that it's expensive, but well worth it. I have to say that his excerpts definitely back up what he says- this looks to be one fantastic book!

For centuries, the kingdom of Alexandria has protected Northern Shala from the monstrous creatures lurking in the Wastelands. Now, a dark force threatens that fragile peace. A young villager named Hellsfire rescues Alexandria’s princess, alone and unarmed. His fear and fury unleash an uncontrollable magical force that grants him the power to save the princess—and change the world.

You can find Marc's work on the kindle as well as on smashwords.

Next up is Val Gunn, author of the fantasy novel In the Shadow of Swords. It's a fantasy tale full of murder, magic, & adventure. Val is a fan of both sports as well as the written word. He's not only penned a novel but he's also had a career in football & coaching!

When the assassin Ciris Sarn, murders Hiril Altaïr, he unwittingly leaves behind the legendary Books of Promise. They come into the hands of Hiril's vengeful widow, Marin, and she becomes a target even as she hunts for her husband's murderer. Meanwhile, Fajeer Dassai, a brutal kingmaker, plots to retrieve the fabled treasure to make himself wealthy beyond imagination. His only obstacle is Pavanan Munif, a capable, but drug-addicted tracker. Soon assassins, sheikhs, spies, and viziers are all embroiled in a potentially world-shattering conspiracy racing to an inevitable showdown where violence and murder is the only path to true redemption.

Val's book is currently published via Errant Press & you can purchase a copy of this book on amazon! (Click on the book picture to be taken there.)


Don't forget to check out our ebook contest to win one of Jim Bernheimer's books! (Click here for more info.)

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