Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

The Nullification Engine #WinningPooh

Apparently this is a thing on Twitter.

In any case, one of the lucky winners of a recent Goodreads giveaway I ran posted this nice picture of the book she’d won alongside Pooh the Bear. What’s not to like?

#WinningPooh

Happy reading. #WinningPooh

Thief’s Gambit is officially released

Thief’s Gambit, the next, fifth, and longest Assassin Without a Name story to date, is officially released!

It’s great getting this one out there. I love the direction the story is going in and I love the characters.

I did an interview for GG Collins a couple of weeks ago in which she asked me what Thief’s Gambit was all about. Here’s my answer:

Thief’s Gambit is a rip-roaring escapade where readers find out why the Assassin Without a Name, well, doesn’t have a name. It’s much more revealing about the character than any of the previous stories, and it moves the overall storyline along nicely as we find out that the Warders, who have seemed benign up to this point, may not have the good people of Alchester’s best interests at heart after all. Elizabeth West, the title character’s love interest and the thief referred to in the title, is back, leveling insults at my main character while making sure he doesn’t get himself killed. The series has been a lot of fun to write and this story, I think, is the best yet.

Thief’s Gambit continues the story, but it’s by no means over. The next story is “in process” now, going through initial editing. It’s titled “Assassin’s Justice” and should be out soon.

Get your copy of Thief’s Gambit today!

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Some Goodreads Giveaways Worth Checking Out

I'm running a Goodreads Giveaway for the first novel in The Alchemancer series, The Five Elements. So far, about 330 people in the US and Canada have entered to win. The last time I ran a giveaway for this book, which was several years ago, the giveaway finished with about 750 entrees, so I’m happy with the results so far considering we’re only a week into this one.

But, as the title of this post suggests, my giveaway isn’t the only one out there worth considering. I’m a voracious reader myself, so occasionally I’ll take a look at the latest giveaways to see if anything catches my interest. Below are a few of those. If you’re a Goodreads user (and if you aren’t, why not?), then you might find these interesting as well.

 

First up is mine, of course. If you’re looking for a rip-roaring tale of adventure and tragedy, where great destinies are realized and dark plots revealed, take a look at The Five Elements. Keep your eyes open for another giveaway coming very soon for the second book in the series, The Nullification Engine.

Michael Sullivan’s First Empire series isn’t scheduled to start coming out until next year, but he’s running a giveaway for two limited edition, advanced reader copies of Rhune, the first novel in the series. This is going to be a series to watch, so why not get an early look?

John Kerry is an unread author for me, so when I saw the graphic to the right featured as part of his giveaway of two copies of Eden at the Edge of Midnight and gave the blurb a read, I knew I had to enter. Eden at the Edge of Midnight

Blackbeard? Seafaring adventure? Set in the “Golden Age” of piracy? No need to read further for me. I entered McLean’s giveaway for one copy of Blackbeard’s Freedom without hesitation. 24949085

Fantasy StoryBundle approaching a close

The StoryBundle of which The Five Elements and seven other wonderful fantasy tales is involved in comes to a close in:

StoryBundle ends in...

If you’re considering buying the bundle, don’t wait too much longer!

Here’s the line-up if you need a refresher and see below for more info on each author in the bundle:

Fantasy StoryBundle

The authors of the bundle did a round-table of interviews. Check out each for more insights into each novel.

  • Talking Writing with Francesca Forrest
  • Interview with the Author of Sand of Bone!
  • Engineer, Technologist, Alchemist
  • Talking Writing With Brad Beaulieu
  • Five Questions with Author C.J. Brightley
  • Lhind the Thief: a conversation with Sherwood Smith
  • Writing: Where history, fantasy, and science fiction intersect
  • Interview with MCA Hogarth