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( Apr. 23rd, 2009 05:07 pm)
I love review of books, especially my clients books. And of course reviews of my clients books where the reviewer clearly loves my clients work, well that's almost as good as selling the book was in the first place.


So I'm going to do a contest that may be continued for other books but will give unpaid reviewers a chance to win free books. Who knows, maybe some day I'll even have a spiffy graphic to go with it.

So what inspired this contest? Well, a wonderful review on KingoftheNerds. It's a real readers review, it feels genuine, and get's exactly what's right about the book. Here is a highlight of the review;

"...Enge's clever writing really came to the fore as the novel moved on and turned it into something that was truly fantastic (::groan::). It's old school and new school, dark without ever being oppressive and yet somehow managed to keep an almost constant smile on my face. It's one of those novel that leaves you a bit crestfallen that it's over, not because the ending was disappointing (it wasn't!) but because you have to stop living in the world it crafted. The second book The Crooked Way looks like it'll be out in October and I for one can't wait to read more."

Great review, full of spoilers though so be careful.

Now, back to that contest.

I've decided to call it the Lunchpail Review Contest.
To enter:

  • Write a review of The Blood of Ambrose somewhere online
  • email the review, a link to it, and your contact info to: lunchpail@onyxhawke.com
  • Entries must be received by 7pm ET May 21st 2009
I will post links to each of the reviews here on my LJ between May 22 and May 30th (possibly sooner depending on the number of reviews) and will after each review has been up at least one day post a poll for three days allowing readers to vote on the reviews.

The winner will receive a copy of This Crooked Way.


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( Apr. 21st, 2009 12:25 pm)
The fine folks at Audible.com have gotten James Enge's The Blood of Ambrose up in audior formats. Go buy.

The masterful James Enge was interviewed by the incomparable Sara M. Harvey for SFScope. You can see the interview here, and keep up with both of their exploits: [livejournal.com profile] jamesenge & [personal profile] saraphina_marie  assuming of course that you aren't already reading both of them.

It seems like I can't go a single day without someone emailing me a link to something new on

James Enge's The Blood of Ambrose. Today is no different. I got a link to an interview on Tor.com with James.  Enjoy.

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( Apr. 6th, 2009 10:23 am)
For those who just won't buy a book without knowing what's inside the nice folks at Pyr have posted the first three chapters of The Blood of Ambrose to their website.
The Blood of Ambrose is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.






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( Mar. 30th, 2009 11:16 am)
For those of you who already know and love the writing of James Enge, there is now a new taste online at Pyr's website. For those who have yet to have the pleasure; first hit is free.
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( Mar. 26th, 2009 01:10 pm)
I'm told both Amazon & B&N have Blood of Ambrose in stock. I'm also told that the delivery gremlins are not horsing around in delivering author & contributor copies.
What you read was the blatant reminder to preorder if you haven't, the subtle one is below the cut. )
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( Mar. 12th, 2009 08:51 pm)
James Enge has sold a second sequel to the forthcoming The Blood Of Ambrose. April twenty first will be the first time you can get your hands on The Blood of Ambrose, and the recently turned in sequel This Crooked Way is due on shelves this October.

Pre-order and conquer!
(edited twice, once for a correction, ones to note the correction)
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( Mar. 7th, 2009 11:42 am)
My beloved clients [livejournal.com profile] davefreer & [livejournal.com profile] jamesenge  have both had fan pages started for them. Dave and James await your arrival.

As with most things Facebook you'll need to be signed in before you join.

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( Feb. 23rd, 2009 01:55 pm)
The cover artist for James Enge's forthcoming The Blood of Ambrose has posted it to his blog, with some commentary as well.

Dominic Harman

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( Feb. 19th, 2009 12:37 pm)


Finally! I saw the preview I wasn't allowed to share, and now, there is this cover final and one for all to look at. I tried to get a larger image into the post, but apparently Picsa, myself, and LiveJournal aren't a good mix.

Here's the Picsa link. And I'm sure you've all preordered already so I won't point out that large preorders make editors happy, and being happy makes them much more pliable when I twist their arms for additional books and better terms.



This is a banner provided by the nice folks as Pyr for James Enge's The Blood of Ambrose.

Anyone who wants a copy to post elsewhere who can't get this one to work post a comment with your email, I have screened them for this post.

edited to you know, screen the comments...

The nice folks at Audible have let me know that the audio version of James Enge's debut novel The Blood of Ambrose is scheduled to be released on April 21st.
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( Jan. 26th, 2009 04:27 pm)
James Enge has turned in the sequel to his soon to be best loved Blood Of Ambrose to Pyr. The sequel is currently titled This Crooked Way
It is your last chance to vote in the P&E polls.
Dave Freer & Eric Flint are ahead in the Best SF/F Novel and Dave is currently near the top of the best Author ranks. Go vote!

In the other categories, friends of mine that I'm told were nominated included Sarah Hoyt, James Enge (for a short), Toni Weiskopf, Eric Flint,  and a few others who's names escape my feeble mind.


And I got my Arisia schedule:

272 Making Tropes Interesting Paul Revere B Literature   Sat 5:00 PM Duration: 01:00
 
308 Mirror Neurons, Empathy, and "Theory of Mind" Paul Revere A Science   Sat 8:00 PM Duration: 01:00
635 Bad Contracts and Publishing Scams Room 201 Literature   Sun 12:00 PM Duration: 01:00
4 Bioethics in Theory and Practice BU Suite (Regency Club) Science   Sun 1:00 PM Duration: 01:00

506 Grok, Hobbit! Paul Revere A Literature   Mon 12:00 PM Duration: 01:00

The rest of the time i'll probably wander through the dealers areas, the bar, the con suite, the bar, the green room, the bar, the lobby, the bar, the room parites, and i may remember to sleep...




P.S.
Reading a good submission by someone I'm not familiar with take waaaay more time than reading a published novel by someone I'm not familiar with.

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( Jan. 11th, 2009 09:09 pm)
I'm merrily slushing again now that i have a working computer to do it with.
Rumor has it that James Enge is closing in on the end of sequel to Blood of Ambrose. Dave Freer has said that he has finished the construction of Dragons Ring and will be turning it in soon.

He also at my piteous begging for something I could pass off as content passed me this section cut from the WIP:


Here is a bit I have cut and replaced from:
Original
Meb's morning began with a thunderous knocking. She had barely sat up in bed when the scowling innkeeper burst in... with the daughter who had waited on them and run Meb's bath. He appeared to holding her by the ear. She was in tears.

Meb hadn't actually had enough experience of waking up in inns to be absolutely sure that this wasn't the normal way you were roused, if Finn hadn't woken you and had you slip out in the darness. But it did seem odd.

Díleas -- whose experience of beds, let alone inns, had to be less than hers, let her know he thought so too. He growled, sounding, for a half-grown pup, quite alarming.

It wasn't enough to make an impression on the Innkeeper. "Boy, where is your master?" he demanded.

She blinked. "In his bed, I should think."

"Ha! It's not been slept in!" said the Innkeeper damningly.

Meb gaped at him, and piled out of bed herself, pushed past him and ran to see, Díleas at her heels, bouncing in delight.

The bed had plainly not even been sat on. And the window was open. It was bitterly cold in there. The larger bag he carried was still there, leaning against the wall. Looking at it Meb found the only relief to scavenged from the neatly made and turned down bed.

"Where is he?" she demanded fiercely of the Innkeeper. "What have you done with my master? Tell me!"

"Me?" The innkeeper was plainly rocked in his tracks by the savagery of her demand. "I've done nothing with him. It's what you've done my innocent young daughter, you serpent!"

"Your daughter! I've done nothing to your daughter." Behind her father's back the pretty apple-cheeked young woman looked at her imploringly.

"Oh yes you have, you vile deciever. She's admitted the whole of it to me. Her mother and I found her bed with a bolster in it and we were waiting for her when she came sneaking in. She tried to put the blame on your master first to protect you! That's when we discovered he was missing and the whole truth came out. You seduced her with lies and promises when she took you up to your bath."

"What!?"

"This wicked girl admits she spent the night with you, and that you satisfied your carnal lusts on her, having beguiled her with your promises," said the Innkeeper triumphantly. "You'll have to marry her and make an honest women of her now. You offered her that! I'll see you make it good, you young limb."

_______

Meb's morning began with a thunderous knocking. She had barely sat up in bed when the scowling innkeeper burst in... with the daughter who had waited on them and run Meb's bath. He appeared to holding her by the ear. She was in tears.

Meb hadn't actually had enough experience of waking up in inns to be absolutely sure that this wasn't the normal way you were roused, if Finn hadn't woken you and had you slip out in the darness. But it did seem odd.

Díleas -- whose experience of beds, let alone inns, had to be less than hers, let her know he thought so too. He growled, sounding, for a half-grown pup, quite alarming.

It wasn't enough to make an impression on the Innkeeper. "Boy, where is your master?" he demanded.

She blinked. "In his bed, I should think."

"Ha! It's not been slept in!" said the Innkeeper damningly.

Meb gaped at him, and piled out of bed herself, pushed past him and ran to see, Díleas at her heels, bouncing in delight.

The bed had plainly not even been sat on. And the window was open. It was bitterly cold in there. The larger of the bags he carried was still there, leaning against the wall. Looking at it Meb found the only relief to be scavenged from the room with its neatly made and turned down bed.

"Where is he?" she demanded fiercely of the Innkeeper. "What have you done with my master? Tell me!"

"Me?" The innkeeper was plainly rocked in his tracks by the savagery of her demand. "I've not seen him since last night. It's what you've done my innocent young daughter, you serpent!"

"Your daughter! But... I've done nothing to your daughter." Behind her father's back the pretty apple-cheeked young woman looked at her imploringly.

The innkeeper sneered at her scornfully. "Oh yes you have, you vile deciever. She's admitted the whole of it to me. Her mother and I found her bed with a bolster in it and we were waiting for her when she came sneaking in, just before dawn. She tried to put the blame on your master first to protect you! That's when we discovered he was missing and the whole wicked truth came out. You seduced her with lies and promises when she took you up to your bath."

"What!?" Meb could scarely believe that this was not just another strange dragon-dream.

"This wicked girl admits she spent the night with you, and that you satisfied your carnal lusts on her, having beguiled her with your promises," said the Innkeeper triumphantly. "You'll have to marry her and make an honest women of her now. You offered her that! I'll see you make it good, you young limb."

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( Dec. 31st, 2008 12:45 pm)
For those of you who won't be satisfied with buying twenty or thirty printed copies of James Enge's Blood of Ambrose, it will be available from Audible as well. I'll let you know when it is available.
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( Dec. 3rd, 2008 02:54 am)
I now have my hotel rooms booked for Arisia and Lunacon. Y'all recall that Lunacon will have the redoubtable Dave Freer in town for his first appearance in the U.S. in almost five years? And that James Enge will be in the building to tantilize you with the book y'all have just preordered having seen the cover.
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( Nov. 25th, 2008 05:53 pm)


This should work better...

Y'all should have hundreds of copies preordered.

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