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Manly Hero Kirkus Review Published!

Manly Hero

Our Kirkus Review was published yesterday! And we really like these two lines. 🙂

“Rood nicely imagines this fantasy world, and the story’s banter and wordplay are consistently witty…A fun fairy-tale fantasy that should please fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Manly Hero Book 2 Update

writing is an adventure

So, you’re probably wondering if those ‘crazy, tea-drinking, author people’ are going to be finishing Manly Hero book two ever????

And we don’t blame you. It has been a longer process than we first anticipated as well.

But fear not, Adventurers…

…The Short of It: We are still working on book 2 and hope to release it… as soon as it is finished. 😉

…The Long of It: If you are still reading and want to know why we are taking our sweet ass time to finish this story, well, here you go. Simply put, and not so simply lived, this is our first series. We took on a rather big process — what we always knew would be a five or six book series —for our first publication(s). And, because we’re picky and invested, the time up until now has been spent in a mixture of writing and outlining the entire story. We don’t want to drop any of our story threads or lead you astray. Hence, we’re taking the time to make this story as fun, cohesive, and understandably twisty as possible.

So, a big thank you to all of you who are still out there recommending Book 1, and waiting for and showing interest in Manly Hero book two. We are very excited about finishing it. And we are very excited to let you read it.

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From Us to You! (Boxing Day Giveaway)


Gifts, giving Gifts gifts. 🙂 – Photo Courtesy of William Warby via flickr

Hello! We hope you had are having a fabulous holiday season. 🙂 We are pleasantly stuffed, gifted, and companied.

We’ve felt especially blessed these last two years to have such supportive and awesome readers of our book, so we wanted to give you something in return. And here it is. Continue reading

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Manly May 2.0

image credit: vectorportal

Wow, did April fly by quickly. And we all know that April showers (wind storms, snow storms, random hot days) bring Manly May! 🙂

We are keeping it simple again this time around. Manly Hero: A Small Tale, is now on sale for $0.99 on amazon (Only the Kindle version is on sale, the paperback is still regular price). So if you haven’t read it yet, there is still time before we finish Manly Hero book two. And let me tell you, some crazy stuff is going down in book two. Crazy. Stuff.

However, next year we want to make Manly May a little more, well, Manly? Let’s just say we’d like to mix it up. So we’d love to hear your ideas for what we can do next year to make Manly May more fun. Contests? Special book covers? T-shirts? Feel free to drop us a comment with your great idea for Manly May 2014 and we will put it into the mix.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already purchased a copy, grab it for now. Or later. Later is good, too. We’d just love you to read it. 🙂

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Manly Hero in Paperback! (and other news)

Do Manly proud and enjoy a good cup of tea while reading. :)

Do Manly proud and enjoy a good cup of tea while reading. 🙂

It’s finally here! The real, page edges can cut you, paper edition of our book! 🙂 And I’m pretty excited about it. Of course, last year I was also very excited about the ebook version of it being finished, but there is something about having a physical copy of it. Manly Hero, my book, sitting on my shelf, reminding me daily of both what I have accomplished and why I need to keep working on book two. That magic makes the paperback copy special. So, if you too are a lover of paperback books, check it out here.

In other news, you may notice in the next few days that the name of our blog is changing. This is just us trying to clean up all our social media and make it easier to use and keep track of. We’ve decided to use our pen name for our social media. So, Adrastus Rood will be the name of this blog, our twitter account, and our facebook page. (We’ve still got the Manly Hero facebook page up and running as well.) We’re also hoping that this is the year we fancy up our websites. But, with as busy as we’ve been, I’m not holding my breath. 😉

Lastly, we’ve got a new writing project that we are going to announce in the new year. Very excited about it. More info to come soon.

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