Author Archives: Joshua K Johnson
The Hydra Offensive has a release date!
You can pre-order immediately at the links below:
Keep your eyes open for the cover reveal for The Hydra Offensive as well!
So I’ve got the cover for The Hydra Offensive sitting in my email inbox, just waiting for the reveal, so stay tuned for that.
But with the new artist for the cover came a new set of typography. Trevor over at trevorsmithart.com did the cover for Hydra and gave me some ideas for typography, which my lovely wife was kind of enough to use to update the cover for The Cerberus Rebrellion
So here’s The Cerberus Rebellion with new typography.
Tell me what you think.
And let me know if you’d like to receive an Advanced Review Copy of The Hydra Offensive. It’s coming soon!
An excellent interview.
by A.M. Justice
About eight years ago, my husband came home from work and announced that his coworker Peter had given notice so he could become a full-time fantasy author. Curious and skeptical, I bought the coworker’s book, thinking, “Let’s see what this guy’s got.” I quickly learned he had the right stuff. From the opening lines about a community gathering together in the wake of a strange fire, New York Times Bestseller The Warded Man hooked me, and I’ve been a loyal follower of Arlen, Lessa, Roger, Renna, Ahmann, and Inevera since. My copy of The Skull Throne, Book Four of The Demon Cycle, published by Del Rey, will be delivered to my Kindle today, and I look forward to reading it on an upcoming family vacation.
I admire Peter’s tight prose, inventive storytelling, and nuanced characterizations. Arlen is one of my all-time favorite fantasy heroes, and…
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So as I’m sure I’ve made clear before, I am a fountain of new ideas and new worlds.
Usually, I can jot down the basics of my ideas and store them away for later, when I have time to develop them fully.
Well, once in a great while that just doesn’t work. Such is the case now.
I actually had the basis for this idea some time ago, and it was behaving nicely in my Google Keep, just hanging out in the list where it belongs. Except I made the mistake of choosing a muse for the main character, and from there the idea started growing at an alarming pace.
And so, now I’m going to attempt to work on two series more or less concurrently.
Wish me luck!
Oh and an update, I should have The Hydra Offensive back from my editor for line edits this week and then I’m just waiting for the cover art to get it rolling!
If anyone is interested in doing a review to be posted on Goodreads or Amazon, let me know. If you haven’t read The Cerberus Rebellion, I’d be more than happy to send you a copy.
So I’ve selected an editor for The Hydra Offensive and it’s off!
Now I can focus on getting The Centaur Incursion going.
I’m also looking for readers to do a launch review for Hydra. If you haven’t read The Cerberus Rebellion yet, I can send you a copy so you can get caught up, and I can send a copy of Hydra.
All I ask is for a review posted to Goodreads and Amazon, and permission to use the review for advertising purposes.
Just in time for the start of the new school semester, I’ve completed my third and final round of self-edits on The Hydra Offensive and am looking for an editor to give it a professional pass.
In other news, Gunpowder Fantasy has over 9,000 Views! Thanks everyone for your views and I look forward to the next milestone!
The Hydra Offensive is nearly ready for prime time, so in the mean time I’ve put The Cerberus Rebellion on Sale for $0.99! If you haven’t already, head on over to your favorite e-book retailer and pick up your copy!
While getting ready for work this morning I had an idea for a new series set within the Griffins and Gunpowder universe, though about 5,000+ years in the past. Here’s the bit that wandered through my head and demanded attention:
“We are the last of our kind, hunted to the edge of extinction by those who would have this power all to themselves. They call us abominations against magic. They burn our brothers and sisters at the stake, and entice our neighbors to surrender us to our fates. But we are not alone. The power of dragons flows within our veins and the Broods stand with us.”
That makes 6 (I think) different series that are set within this world. That’s a lot of writing, I guess I should get to it!