Today and tomorrow only (March 19 and March 20, 2013) you can get the Kindle download of my novel WINDWALKERS for FREE!
So, if you’re at all curious, why not dive in and see what you’re missing? Just visit http://www.amazon.com/Windwalkers-ebook/dp/B0093DFMOO/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363729285&sr=1-1&keywords=windwalkers and pick up the electronic version! You only have about 24 hours left from the moment I publish this!
If you read it and like it, drop me a line!
If you enjoy my writing, why not have a look at my writing about writing? I’ve just posted my article on Conflict on the Articles Page of this website, so give it a look! My very well received article “Show vs. Tell” follows it. . .
In the meantime, don’t forget to visit http://www.amazon.com/Windwalkers-R-Michael-Burns/dp/0615666787/ref=la_B00AGOJUJ2_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362356658&sr=1-2 to get a FREE READ of the first few pages of Windwalkers and see the new cover art there…
If you’re at all curious, you can read the first few pages of Windwalkers — totally free — on Amazon.com — right here:
Check it out, let me know what you think, and think about picking up a copy!
Windwalkers is getting a face lift! Check out the brand-new cover art below. This should be available in the Kindle version already, and will be available in the paperback format within a few days of this post (February 16, 2013).
Who knows — maybe at some point the copies with the original cover art will be collector’s items…
Thanks to my friend in Japan, Miguel (yes, he lives in Japan, but as his name suggests, he’s French Canadian; no, I don’t get it, either) Gemma Vidal at JETWit has been kind enough to feature some of my work. JETWit is a website featuring news and information about those of us who have been participants on the Japan Exchange Teacher Programme. I was a JET from 2000 to 2003 and taught at a couple of junior high schools in my Japanese hometown of Fukaya, Saitama, just northwest of Tokyo. And — just in case it isn’t clear — none of the tales of Hokage the Samurai would exist had I not had this amazing opportunity to explore the Land of the Rising Sun and its culture and history.
Have a look at the JETWit page here: http://jetwit.com/wordpress/2013/02/08/new-to-the-jet-alum-author-beat-r-michael-burns/
Thanks Gemma and JETWit!
I’m thrilled to announce that I am the current Featured Artist on the websites of Midnight Syndicate and Legions of the Night. Check out the pages here: www.MidnightSyndicate.com, www.LegionsoftheNight.com, and www.Facebook.com/MidnightSyndicate
If you aren’t familiar with Midnight Syndicate, you ought to be. They create amazingly creepy and atmospheric music, and it’s no lie to say that I do some of my best writing with Midnight Syndicate to set the mood.
And I dare ya — yup, actually DARE — to read Windwalkers while listening to, say, Gates of Delirium or The 13th Hour. If that doesn’t inspire a nightmare or two, you’re made of some pretty tough stuff.
“Shadows and Hellfire” — the third tale of the samurai Hokage and his shape-shifting companion Sasa — is now up on Heroic Fantasy Quarterly!
You can jump straight to my tale by going here: http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?p=1293 — but do give the rest of the issue a look! And remember, you can find the previous tales by poking around in their archives, or by going to the page on my website devoted to the Hokage tales.
Very proud to announce that I will be appearing as a guest author at this year’s SWAMP CON right here in Gainesville, FL.
Swamp Con is a FREE con in its second year, and will be held at the Reitz Union on the campus of the University of Florida during the weekend of January 12 and 13.
You can see my smilin’ face and check out the other guest authors here: http://swampcon.com/guests/authors/
There will be panels on everything from the work of Joss Whedon to gaming to historical fiction. Should be great fun!
For more information, have a look here: http://swampcon.com/about/
Hope to see you there!
The Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group’s first anthology, An Uncommon Collection, is now available from Amazon.com!
The anthology revolves around a mysterious bookstore and its eccentric proprietor, Ezra Frinfrock.
The anthology features my tale “The Door, the Lock, the Key.”
Also featured are 14 other tales by other members of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group.
Or check it out at SmashWords:
Check out some of the other excellent contributors to the anthology here:
J. T. Evans — “A Poor Fellow Soldier” — An archaeology graduate student discovers a set of strange books and learns that the Knights Templar are not yet dead and gone. . . http://jtevans.net/
A.M. Burns — “A Dragon’s Tome” — Visit A. M. Burns’ page at www.amburns.com
Check out more about the CSFWG, the anthology, its contributors and editors, here: www.coloradospringsfictionwritersgroup.org
When a nightmarish blizzard drives college students Nick Bookman and Robin Kelley to take shelter in a small-town Minnesota church, they are forced to confront the intimate secret that is tearing their friendship apart. The appearance of another storm refugee, Alicia Morgan, an attractive high school senior and self-described witch, arouses Nick’s interest and threatens to strain the old friends’ relationship past the shattering point.
Then one of the men trapped in the church disappears in the deep of the night, and his young daughter stumbles in from the storm babbling
about monsters. Only Alicia recognizes the creature from the child’s tale for what it must be — a wendigo, an ancient spirit that embodies the hunger for human flesh.
Soon there’s no doubt — the windwalkers are on the hunt again, and the refugees discover that they must fight not only the menace that haunts the storm, but their own darkest desires. If they cannot control their hungers, their hungers will consume them — and they shall become wendigoes themselves. Only the strongest hearts among the strange band of storm refugees have any hope of surviving the long blizzard night…