Monday, November 26, 2018

Assassin's Honor VBT

Buddy flick epic fantasy! Joel Breckenridge and Garrett Kennard are King's Shadows, elite assassins serving the crown of Landria. When a shadowy itinerant holy man starts captivates the nobility with treasonous whispers, Ridge and Rett go rogue to stop the threat, save the kingdom and protect the king--while landing on the 'Most Wanted' list themselves.

He rolled the warrant up and tucked it into Destwiler’s bloody vest, a formality. Ridge bent down to search Destwiler’s pockets, curling his lip at the still-warm blood that soaked the shoulders and sleeves of the man’s coat. He found a parchment note tucked beneath the vest and took it to read later, figuring that anything Destwiler found important enough to carry on his person bore looking at closely.

“Are you stealing from him?” Kelvin asked, still eying Ridge with a mixture of fear and awe.

Ridge replied without looking up. “I’m trying to find the keys to those manacles, because I sure as hell don’t want to have to carry you and them out of here, and we need to leave.” He took the iron key off the strap and then stood and crossed the distance to where Kelvin huddled against the wall.

He stared at Ridge in wide-eyed apprehension, unsure what to make of his terrifying rescuer. His wrists were badly bruised from the weight of the iron, and the mark on his cheek suggested Destwiler or his guard had backhanded the child at least once.

“I’m here to take you back to your father,” Ridge said quietly, approaching Kelvin as he would a spooked horse. “I’m not going to hurt you.”

“Are you a Shadow Killer?” Kelvin’s tone shifted, still frightened but clearly intrigued. Ridge had always hated that term—he argued that it made it sound like they killed shadows.

 Gail, thanks so much for stopping by. How did you get started writing?
I realized when I was 14 that people weren’t born writers, they became authors. That’s when I decided that I wanted to become an author and write books that made people happy.

What was the inspiration for your book?
I wanted to write a buddy flick epic fantasy with humor and action, and create an epic fantasy feel to the story without epic fantasy length.

What’s a genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
I’d like to do a cozy mystery series and a horror novel. I’ve got things in mind, just need to clear time in the calendar.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
It all depends on the story idea. I’ve written eight non-fiction books, and in fiction I’ve written epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk/alternate history and comedic horror. I’ve written dozens of short stories and novellas. And as Morgan Brice, I write urban fantasy MM paranormal romance. So it really comes down to falling in love with a story that needs to be told.

What are you up to now? Do you have any releases planned, or are you still writing?
I’m working on novellas in two new series for 2019, one is post-apocalyptic, and the other is 1920s urban fantasy. Then I’ll be writing another Morgan Brice novel, the second Badlands book, and a novella to finish off my Ascendant Kingdoms series. That should take me up to the beginning of 2019! We’ll have a lot of new releases, and several new series, coming out next year!

Alright, now for some random, fun questions. Favorite color?

Favorite movie?    
The Princess Bride or Fifth Element

Book that inspired you to become an author?
There wasn’t just one book. It was all the books I read, and thinking about all the stories I wanted to write.

You have one superpower. What is it?
Fitting more hours into a day!

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
Harry Potter, Harry Dresden, and Gandalf. Because I want to pick their brains about magic!

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
There’s a little bit of me in all my characters, if you know where to look. That said, I probably identify most with Jonmarc Vahanian, from my Chronicles of the Necromancer books. He gets knocked down, and keeps getting back up again.

Don’t forget to visit the other stops on the tour.

Author Bio and Links:
Gail Z. Martin writes epic fantasy, urban fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Vengeance is the second in the new Darkhurst epic fantasy series. Also new is The Dark Road, the second in the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures series, and Assassin’s Honor (coming, October 2018), the first in the new Assassins of Landria series.

Her Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC has a new novel, Tangled Web, and two new collections, Trifles & Folly, and Trifles & Folly 2.

Other work includes the Chronicles Of The Necromancer series, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms series, and the alternate history novel Iron & Blood and the Storm & Fury collection (co-authored with Larry N. Martin) She is also the co-author (with Larry) of the Mark Wojcik monster hunter series (Spells, Salt and Steel) and the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Cauldron/Secret Council series from Falstaff Books.

As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance. New and upcoming books include Witchbane, Burn, Dark Rivers, Badlands, and Lucky Town.

Find her at, on Twitter, on Facebook, at blog, and on Goodreads. She is also the organizer of the #HoldOnToTheLight campaign. Join her email update and never miss a new release—plus get great free stories just for signing up! 

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