Screenwriting and Deep Fantasy Novels with Eldon Thompson on the Podcast

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 100 with Eldon Thompson .

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This podcast is exactly what the title says it is, a show focused on everything in fantasy books.

From Epic Fantasy, to Urban Fantasy, to Sword and Sorcery, and everything in between, expect to find the best and brightest authors from all the various corners of the fantasy book world. Plus we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.

Kicking off things this week, I’ll start with my author update. Having finished my first draft work on book 4 in the Huntress Clan Saga series, I am deep into editing it before sending off to the editor and proofreader. I can’t wait to share it with you and all of my readers. If you haven’t picked up the first three books in the series, now’s the time to do that. Check out the entire series over on Amazon starting with Huntress Initiate, the first book in the Huntress Clan Saga.

You can check out more information on what I’m up to, including sneak peeks of upcoming covers, special giveaways, and more, by visiting my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and over at my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Moving on to our author this week, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Eldon Thompson. Eldon is a lifelong epic fantasy enthusiast with two childhood dreams: play quarterback in the NFL, and become a published fantasy author. He says though he’s fallen well short of the first goal, he did sell his epic fantasy trilogy THE LEGEND OF ASAHIEL to HarperCollins in 2003. The first book in that series, THE CRIMSON SWORD, debuted in hardcover on May 3, 2005, the same day as Brandon Sanderson’s ELANTRIS.

He later became involved in Hollywood screenwriting, selling a feature-length adaptation of Terry Brooks’s THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA (his favorite book as a kid) to Warner Bros in 2007. Alas, the film version was never made, but he continued to write for Hollywood until 2013, when he contributed the short story “Unbowed” to Shawn Speakman’s UNFETTERED anthology. Reception to that story was strong enough that he finally prioritized on writing the WARDER trilogy, featuring fan-favorite character Kylac Kronus, which published in late 2018.

Check out my interview with Eldon.

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COVER REVEAL: The Renegade Within by Mark Johnson

A forbidden research experiment kills hundreds. Four dangerous survivors. A growing darkness with the power to destroy the gods themselves.

All Terese Saarg wants is to hide her participation in a disastrous experiment. Her redemption demands she abandon her daughter to hunt down and exterminate the infected survivors. But when she find them, she discovers they’re more powerful than she was told, and that she’s in more danger than ever. And the survivors are the least of her worries.

Sara has no memory of her childhood. Or how she can weave a secret, unknown energy. When she encounters the four escaped renegades in battle, she discovers they have common secrets. If they learn to trust one another, they can find how to conquer the darkness advancing toward their people.

But one person stands at the center of Sarra’s quest to recover her lost identity: Terese Saarg.

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Gangster Noir Fantasy with Patricia Loofbourrow on the Podcast

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 99 with Patricia Loofbourrow .

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This podcast is exactly what the title says it is, a show focused on everything in fantasy books.

From Epic Fantasy, to Urban Fantasy, to Sword and Sorcery, and everything in between, expect to find the best and brightest authors from all the various corners of the fantasy book world. Plus we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.

Kicking off things this week, I’ll start with my author update. I finished my first draft work on book 4 in the Huntress Clan Saga series. I will be deep into editing that book this week. I can’t wait to share it with you and all of my readers. If you haven’t picked up the first three books in the series, now’s the time to do that. Check out the entire series over on Amazon starting with Huntress Initiate, the first book in the Huntress Clan Saga.

You can check out more information on what I’m up to, including sneak peeks of upcoming covers, special giveaways, and more, by visiting my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and over at my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

For today’s show, I have an interview with Patricia Loofbourrow. Patty is the NY Times and USA Today best selling author of the Red Dog Conspiracy steampunk noir crime fiction series. She has been a professional blogger, author, and editor since 2000 and began writing novels in 2005. Her first published novel, The Jacq of Spades, released in 2015 and has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide.

A native of southern California, she has lived in Moore, Oklahoma since 2005. You can see all her books at pattyloof.com. Check out her books and this episode of the podcast.

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COVER REVEAL: Fate of Wizardoms Box Set 1-3 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

Power. The ambitious thirst for it. But when a power-hungry wizard lord seeks to expand his rule, he triggers a series of events unforeseen.

The balance of magic is altered, races of old return, and beasts of legend stalk the land.

Follow a compelling and memorable cast including ruthless wizards who vie for thrones able to grant the power of a god.

How can one defeat a god?

Fate of Wizardoms is a reimagining of classic epic fantasy, told in a fast-paced style and filled with beloved genre tropes twisted in an uncommon fashion, perfect for fans of The Witcher, Kingkiller Chronicles, or Wheel of Time.

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The Power of Conviction and Catrin Russell’s Fantasy Series The Prime

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 98 with Catrin Russell .

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This podcast is exactly what the title says it is, a show focused on everything in fantasy books.

From Epic Fantasy, to Urban Fantasy, to Sword and Sorcery, and everything in between, expect to find the best and brightest authors from all the various corners of the fantasy book world. Plus we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.

Kicking off things this week, I’ll start with my author update. I’m almost finished my first draft work on book 4 in the Huntress Clan Saga series. I plan to wrap up the first draft this week. I can’t wait to share it with my readers. If you haven’t picked up the first three books in the series, now’s the time to do that. Check out the entire series over on Amazon starting with Huntress Initiate, the first book in the Huntress Clan Saga.

You can check out more information on what I’m up to, including sneak peeks of upcoming covers, special giveaways, and more, by visiting my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and over at my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

On today’s show I interview Catrin Russell. Catrin is a 31-year-old writer from Sweden. She has two kids and a third on the way. Her primary job is as a nurse but she counts herself very lucky to be able to combine her love of writing with a way to make some extra money at home.

Catrin writes epic medieval fantasy stories with a hint of romance and intriguing and heartfelt characters. Check out my interview with Catrin right now. Also go get her book The Power of Conviction.

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Using Fantasy to Explore Mythology with Author Matt Larkin

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 97 with Matt Larkin.

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This podcast is exactly what the title says it is, a show focused on everything in fantasy books.

This show will cover everything to do with fantasy books. From Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, and everything in between, expect to find the best and brightest authors from all the various corners of the fantasy book world. Plus we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.

Kicking off things this week, I’ll start with my author update. I’m still plugging away at the first draft of book 4 in the Huntress Clan Saga series. I plan to wrap up the first draft early next week. I can’t wait to share this one with my readers. There are so many great twists and characters I’ve added to this one for you. If you haven’t picked up the first three books in the series, now’s the time to do that. Check out the entire series over on Amazon starting with Huntress Initiate, the first book in the Huntress Clan Saga.

Huntress Cadet Marketing Quote "Tell him the Huntress who nearly killed him wants to finish the job."

You can check out more information on what I’m up to, including sneak peeks of upcoming covers, special giveaways, and more, by visiting my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and over at my website and blog, JamieDavisBooks.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

On today’s show I interview my friend, author Matt Larkin. Matt’s fantasy books are intense, gritty, and dark. They’re based on his interpretation and retelling of various ancient mythologies, beginning with Norse myths. He strives to combine gut-wrenching action with thought-provoking ideas and culturally resonant stories. Check out his Gods of the Ragnarok Era series and my interview coming up with Matt right now.

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COVER REVEAL: Orcs of the Southern Front by James Jakins

Broken Redemption Series

The half-orc girl, Mikaia Goretusk has been torn from her world and thrown into one full of untold dangers. Her only protector is Arthur Shield, knight of the dead god Saban, once sword to kill everyone she has ever cared for.

The two will journey through Domhan, a world of magic and dark gods, through lands filled with heroes and villains. All to get the girl home.

And while they may never find an end to their journey, together they may find a form of redemption.

Orcs of the Southern Front

Arthur Shield and Mikaia Goretusk are no strangers to trouble and both may be out of their element when Arthur attempts to fill the shoes of an ambassador.

The two of them are caught in the middle of a centuries long war between the empire of Aanfang and the orcs of the Howling Desert.

From the jungles of the Southern Continent to the dunes of the Desert itself they will face enemies, old and new, as loyalties are tested and blood debts paid.

Arthur and Miki will be forced to pick sides in a war that both know should just end, but when they find a means to end the conflict for good, will they make the right choice?

Website: www.JamesJakins.com

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COVER REVEAL: Trials of Eschals by J.T. Williams

Every plan has fallen apart. The Blood grasps the Shadowlands. Can any defeat the Great Seer?

More importantly, can they stand against what she creates?

Kealin can no longer be in the sunlight. Weakned and broken, he embraces the guidance of a Vampire Lord and has gained a new furry companion with a penchant for a magic he’s never seen. If he is to help the others, he must learn to control his new powers but the goblins swarming his new master’s lands will complicate that and his Master has his own secrets…

Aeveam has been bitten. In the blackness if the land beneath Mandurlaku, her only hope is in an anxious half-elf that at least is good with a bow. But how long does she have until she becomes like Kealin?

Evurn and Elie are sailing for Eliadel. Evurn is done hiding. If any will openly face the Great Seer and her thralls, it is a few brave shadow elves and their blades. But even this old wizard wonders of what awaits them.

With so many working against them in the already precarious Shadowlands, how can they all possibly defy the odds and piece together the shambles that is the old Empire of the Shadow Elves?

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COVER REVEAL: The Weapon Takers Sage BOX SET 1-4 by Jamie Edmundson

COMING LATE 2020!

Dive in to the epic fantasy series where a motley group of heroes must recover a stolen relic.

Twins Belwynn and Soren can communicate telepathically. They must lead a team of mercenaries, priests and exiles on a mission that becomes far darker and more important than they had bargained for. Perfect for fans of multi-character epics like LOTR & A Game of Thrones.

Praise for this series from readers:

★★★★★ “If you’re a fan of great characters and plenty of action set in a well-developed fantasy world then this is your series.”

★★★★★ “With interesting, well-fleshed out characters and a genuinely enthralling plot, this one really stood out for me.”

★★★★★ “Usually the author’s writing links out a little for the next book or two, but not this guy, it stays right up there. You really need to get the rest of this series, you deserve it.”

Comprising all four books of The Weapon Takers Saga, this box set follows an epic quest for the seven weapons of Madria.

Soren, an ambitious wizard

Belwynn, his twin sister, who shares a telepathic link with him

Rabigar, an exile of the Krykker race

Elana, a mysterious priestess

Moneva, a killer with a dark past

And a host of mercenaries, sorcerers, knights, dukes, kings and strange new races.

Who will lay claim to the weapons? Who can be trusted? And as war comes to Dalriya, who will take a stand against the dark forces that have been unleashed on the land?

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COVER REVEAL: The Flowers of Belhame by Justin Fike

The Farshore Chronicles Series

The Farshore Chronicles is an epic fantasy adventure inspired by the colorful, swashbuckling action of Dungeons and Dragons, and the 90’s fantasy greats like R.A Salvatore, Raymond Feist, and Mercedes Lackey. Magic, monsters, epic duels, cursed cities, bonds forged, friends lost, romance, demon armies, and (quite possibly) the end of the world await.

The Flowers Of Belhame

I’m dying. But in Danaan, the cure can be far more dangerous than the disease…

Saving the world from a horde of ravenous Undergloom horrors ought to entitle a girl to one decent day of rest. But that’s not much of an option when an ancient curse is dragging you closer to death with every passing day.

My only chance at a cure is a dangerous and untested ritual, and the only wizards powerful enough to make it work are a council of elves so arrogant they make Emperor Quintus himself look like a humble Vestan novice in comparison.

Convincing them to help means playing nice, and playing nice means dressing up, bowing low, and staying on their good side until all this is over. That would be hard enough in the best of times, but I’m quickly learning that court intrigue and hidden motives can be more dangerous than any blade, especially in a city under siege.

Because Tyrial is back, and this time he has an army of bloodthirsty monsters prowling outside the elven capital, watching and waiting for their chance to feast.

I rode to Shirael Caredis to save myself, but now it looks like my friends and I are the only ones who can recover the secret of the city’s ancient wards in time to save everyone in side. The elves will pay a horrible price if we fail, but they’ll only be the first to fall as Tyrial’s war of vengeance consumes the world in blood, fire, and death.

Series Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZL1R54Z

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