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It’s Release Day!

Today is the big day! Get your copy of Gateways and start reading!

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3 Weeks to Go!

We’re only 3 weeks away from the Gateways release date! Make sure you’ve pre-ordered the novel, and check out a couple of early reviews on Goodreads. More will be coming.

In the meantime, you can read this week’s sample chapter, where we learn a little bit more about Caryn’s backstory … much as Caryn herself tries to hide it.

Amazon Kindle Readers: You can pre-order Gateways!

Less than a month ago, Amazon started supporting pre-orders for self-published Kindle books! If you are a Kindle user, you can now pre-order Gateways, the new historical fantasy novel inspired by the World War I and surrounding politics, and combining diplomacy with plots, counterplots and magic.

You can check out sample chapters of Gateways here, and if you like them, pre-order Gateways for your Kindle (or for other devices). The October 20 release date is only a few weeks away!

The Pre-Order Frenzy: First Free Chapter is Up

Gateways is starting, very slowly, to enter the real world.

Every Monday evening from now until the release date (October 20), I will be releasing a chapter or half-chapter at the Sample Chapters page of this site. All told, you can read the first six chapters free, right here.

I am pleased to announce that Chapter 1, Part A has been posted! It’s one of the most important pieces of the entire novel (aren’t introductions always like that?) Read it here.

And now for another special request for my friends and supporters:

Pre-orders are very important, and this release of chapters is going to be the major push. My goal is to have people coming back week after week to read these chapters, hopefully building anticipation for the actual release. But I can’t do that alone. Please tell your friends to check out the sample chapters and share a link to Chapter 1, Part A on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. I don’t ask you to try to convince anyone to actually buy the book — I’m confident enough in Gateways to believe the chapters themselves will do that — but if you have a moment, please do point your friends in my direction. With all of your support, this launch can become something truly incredible.

Thank you so much, with all my heart.

Brian

New Release Date and Sample Chapters

A column of shimmering white light burst from the ground inches from where Jayla was standing, and she jumped backward, startled. She heard Brenner let out a whoop of joy, and then she saw him, bathed in another column of purple light. New columns started bursting up all around them, red and green and orange and silver. He passed through two of the columns and they seemed to explode into fountains, streams of coloured light cascading down like the tails of fireworks. It was the most beautiful sight Jayla had ever seen.

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Friends, gather round.  You seek adventure. You seek light. You seek magic. You have come to the right place.

Two pieces of big news today. First, that which you seek can be yours three weeks earlier than originally planned. The new release date for Gateways will be October 20, 2014 — up from the original date of November 10, 2014.

Second, to help you make up your mind on whether Gateways is the book for you (hint: it is), I am going to be releasing sample chapters or half-chapters every Monday from now until then. Go to the new Sample Chapters page to see the release schedule!

And if you like the sample chapters, please consider pre-ordering your copy of the full novel.

Thank you so much, once again, for all of your support. I am so excited that Gateways is that much closer to being released into the world.

Nook Pre-Orders are Up!

We’re at 3 for 3! Click here to pre-order Gateways for your Nook.

Full pre-order information can be found here.

I’ll be in Chicago for the long weekend for a very good friend’s wedding. At some point next week I hope to announce a decision on whether or not to move forward the November 10 release date (i.e., I hope to have actually made a decision by then!).