The Volume 2 book tour has begun!

The next book tour has begun! This is our last one for six months, we promise. The featured book is Volume 2, which just came out about a month ago …

 

March 25th
Oh, The Books You’ll Read! – Review
Cover2CoverBlog – Review
Inside BJ’s Head – Review
Sher A Hart: Writing Art – Guest Post

March 26th
Living a Goddess Life – Spotlight
Peace from Pieces – Guest Post

March 27th
Fade Into Fantasy – Tens List
An Avid Reader’s Musings – Review
Bunny’s Review – Spotlight
A Backward’s Story – Review

March 28th
Free Ebook Daily – Tens List
Bookshelf – Review
The Crafty Book Nerd – Review

March 29th
Curling Up with a Good Book – Guest Post
Fictitious Musings – Review & Tens List
Books and their Worldly Realm – Spotlight
Fae Books – Spotlight
Why Not? Because I Said So!! – Review

Book 5 is on Kindle now!

Split your lungs on blood and thunder! Book 5 of The Grimm Chronicles is out now! Click the picture to buy it for 99 cents!

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The Grimm Chronicles Q&A

OK, we’ve compiled some questions asked by readers for our first Q&A. Perfect timing, too … the next book will be out in a week, and we’re incredibly excited moving forward!

Question 1: Do you guys have a plan for the entire 12-book series?

Yup! We’ve plotted out all 12 books. We don’t want to give away too much at this point, but readers can definitely expect things to get weirder and weirder.

Question 2: Do you have any advice for someone who wants to be a writer?

Sure. Two pieces of advice, actually:

First, make sure you’re good at something else. Not because you shouldn’t write, though! The reason you should be good at something else is it will open up new possibilities in your writing. If you’re really, really good at chemistry, you can write stories that deal with chemistry. Same goes with physics or biology or hunting or raising dogs. These experiences will help your writing.

Second, try to avoid doing whatever is popular at the moment. There are a LOT of stories out there now that are about a young girl who has to choose between two boys. Avoid it. Young Adult readers should have heroes who are complex.

Question 3: Where did you get the idea for Br’er Rabbit?

Ken: I grew up in a public school in Milwaukee, and I had a teacher who read us Br’er Rabbit stories and then we talked about the lessons we could take from them. It’s quite literally the only class I remember from elementary school. OK, that’s not entirely true. But it’s the most vivid class I remember. And I love the stories because they’re so interconnected with American culture. The Br’er Rabbit stories were told by black slaves, and the character of Br’er Rabbit is inspired by Native American tricksters, and the stories themselves were recorded by white writers.

Question 4: Any plans to do a book tour?

Not yet! But we ARE going to branch out soon to see if there’s any interest in getting a REAL print edition out there. We also had the opportunity to “pitch” the story to a TV network but alas, it was not in the cards. Maybe in a few years!

Question 5: Is it hard to write one of the stories?

Sometimes. Sometimes, it’s really easy. They all balance out in the end!

The Orphanage of Doom is out now!

Download Book 4 of The Grimm Chronicles right now! Do it do it do it! … What? You need a link? No prob!

Here ya go!

Recommended soundtrack: “Drumming Song” by Florence and the Machine.

Senior year of high school has begun. For most students that means settling into classes, doing homework and maybe working part-time over the weekend.

For Alice Goodenough, it means navigating the tricky cliques of her high school, staying on top of her studies and making new friends … in addition to experiencing more nightmares, more sword training and more doing battle with the Corrupted.

After facing off with the dreaded dwarf named Sam Grayle, Alice finds her dreams plagued by two separate visions. In one, she’s floating through a massive mansion filled with old, dusty furniture and drafty windows. Shadows dance across the wall. Children cry out in terror. A mysterious animal growl echoes through the halls.

In her second dream, a terrible smoke-like creature roams the streets of Minneapolis, feeding off human victims while it plots a terrible revenge that threatens to have far-reaching consequences. Alice must decide which dream to pursue: does she foil the smoke-creature’s plot or try to rescue the children from an unseen evil?

 

Book 4 is done!

Book 4, The Orphanage of Doom, is finished. We’ll be sending out review copies this week, and then we’ll put it on Kindle early next week. What can you expect in the next 3 books? Well …
– A high school bully!

- A mysterious secret cult

- A terrifying lizard

- A pirate ship full of surprises

- New friendships

- More fencing!

Want a few more hints about the new book? Here’s one of the fairy tales we used: The Miser in the Bush.

A Working Title

While Ken sips his Alterra coffee and puts the finishing touches on the first draft of book 5, a thought has come to him. An idea for a title, actually:

Blood and Thunder.

Another review (and another update!)

Our virtual book tour is coming to a close, but not before we post another review of Volume 1. This part’s our favorite:

“Alice is a freaking awesome female character. I love the fact that she is a strong one. Literature today in the YA genre tends to let the girls fall by the side of the road and wait for some jerk in a Benz to come and save them. Not Alice. Or Grace for that matter. Oh, and of course there is the loveable sidekick Briar rabbit!”

Click here to read the full review, courtesy of Jesse Kimmel-Freeman.

Brew City Press sent out a bunch of Kindle and print copies for review to more book bloggers, but since this happened over the course of the last month, we don’t expect those to pop up until later in the year. Such is the way of the book world: no matter how many voracious readers start up book blogs, most of them will always be backed up with requests. And so we wait.

Patiently. For the most part.

Another update, time time on book 5: We’re incorporating a little bit of Moby-Dick for this one, so you can expect a scary ship to pop up at some point in the story.

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