Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pub day for INK MAGE

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Guys, I hope you will all give my new epic fantasy novel INK MAGE a chance.  This is me, hat in hand, sincerely asking you to buy it and give it a read.  Often when pimping on this blog, I simply make you aware of the new thing I've just published, I put it out there and you can pick it up or not as you see fit.  No big whoop.

This is different.  INK MAGE is my first novel of epic fantasy, and that's something I've wanted to try all my life.  Yes, I've published seven other novels, but not like this.  My first aborted attempts at writing a novel (back when I was a super nerdy teen) were stabs at a fantasy novel.  And now ... decades later ... I've finally written the novel I've always wanted to write. (And for the record I am now a super nerdy adult!)

The cool folks at 47North (the Amazon imprint for science fiction and fantasy) are publishing the novel in serial form for a 1.99.  just to be clear, you get ALL 8 episodes for 1.99 ... it's NOT 1.99 for each episode.  Each episode will be delivered automatically to your kindle -- no fuss.  Super easy.  And when all 8 episodes are complete, it will be collected into a "regular" novel, BUT the price will go up a bit, so really, now is the time to pull the trigger on this baby.  (But please don't pull the trigger on babies.)

Ahem.  I digress.

So yeah, today is exciting and nervous for me.  I sincerely and humbly ask you give INK MAGE a try by clicking right here.  I believe I've pulled off the nice trick of making INK MAGE a complete story all on it's own while also leaving it open for two more books -- I mean, these things are supposed to be trilogies, right?  But for that to happen, I need you awesome people to pick up the first one.  I hope you do.

Thanks.

14 comments:

Gerard said...

And when all 8 episodes are complete, it will be collected into a "regular" novel

I'm going to have to wait until then. I still prefer print.

Victor Gischler said...



Understood, Gerard! I made sure that option was available to folks when I went into the deal.

Randy Johnson said...

Mine hit my Kindle for PC this morning.

deerinheadlights said...

Got it today on my Kindle. So far it is a fairly entertaining read. I mostly and only read epic fantasy and am very picky. :)

Victor Gischler said...

Randy,

Awesome. Hope you dig it.

Deerinheadlights,

Thanks for giving it a try. That's all I can ask.

Gerard said...

There are maps, right?

Beau A said...

Got it yesterday for Kindle PC. It's sitting in my Library right next to "Big Stupid". Haven't started either yet, but they're next in line. Looking forward to reading them!

Victor Gischler said...


Gerard,

Yes, 2 maps. Because state and federal laws mandate all fantasy novels must have maps.

Beau,

Thanks for giving my stuff a try. You da man!

Beau A said...

How can I possibly be the man when you da man?

Also, been hooked on your books since Go Go Girls of the Apocalypse. Not gonna let these two new ones pass me by.

Victor Gischler said...


Beau,

Thanks! That's very kind of you.

And if I can be a little forward, please consider going on Amazon and leaving a review if you find the first installment of INK MAGE entertaining. I don't usually harass readers for reviews, but we're playing the Amazon game here. It's my understanding that reader feedback is an important part of the equation.

Beau A said...

As soon as I catch up on my reading, that review and rating is yours. I warn you, it might be a week or so.

I figure it's the least I can do being as I didn't donate to the "Go Go Girls 2" kickstart campaign.

Victor Gischler said...

Beau,

Thanks man. If you do it's over and above the call of duty. I'm just grateful to anyone who gives the book a try.

Beau A said...

Done. Took a look at it last night, next thing I knew it was finished. Now I'm thinking I should have waited like Gerard. As the Temptations sang, "A taste of honey is worse than none at all..."

Reading "Big Stupid" now.

Victor Gischler said...


Beau,

Thanks! I also noticed you hit me with some stars for BIG STUPID. You da man!