Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dragonfly, Hallowe'en Blog Hop - Trick or Treat, Happy Halloween Haunting:, Weekend Follies

Very Cool Cover Art!
Dragonfly Warrior Blurb: The Mechanica Wars: Savage Machines Are Afoot...
At the age of twenty, Kanze Zenjiro's bloody footprints mark the bodies of those who stood in his way to protect the throne of Nihon. Now, the tyrannical Iberian Empire is bent on destroying his kingdom, and they send their steam-powered giants and iron spiders against him.
Zen embarks on a quest that takes him on the most dangerous journey of his life. To succeed, Zen must live up to his nickname, the Dragonfly Warrior, and kill all his enemies with only a sword and a pair of six-guns. He is called upon to somehow survive a test of faith and loyalty in a world so cruel and merciless, it borders on madness.
Book Information: Dragonfly Warrior is a steampunk adventure like no other. It's a dynamic mix of Asian and European mythology, the Wild West, martial arts, traditional fantasy, and high powered steam action that will keep you turning the pages.
Dragonfly Warrior is the first book of The Mechanica Wars, and will debut on January 6, 2014.
Author Bio: After doing some freelance writing and editing for more than a dozen years, Jay decided to stop procrastinating and pursue his dream of being a novelist. He's been blogging for over eight years, and even had a comedy podcast syndicated all over the internet. All of that was fun, but all the steampunk-inspired stories in his head just wouldn't leave him alone. Jay spends his days working in medical sales, but he can be found toiling over his laptop late at night when all is quiet.
He draws inspiration from all over: H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, and Isaac Asimov.
And Jay loves cookies.
Hallowe'en Blog Hop - Trick or Treat (giveaway) Sponsored by Francine Howarth at Romancing The Blog. The objective, leave a comment if you want a “TREAT” which will be An Advanced Review Copy (ARC) of ESCALATION.
Happy Halloween Haunting: Brought to you by Debise Covey at Write … Edit … Publish. The objective, WRITE a story, fiction or non-fiction, a poem, find some scary photos -- (you could write your story in pics!) OR any form you like -- your choice!
Scary Story: I was to finish my book by today. Almost there. But this week sucked the time out of me like a Dementor sucking the soul out of a prisoner of Azkaban. Scary!. Spooky! Terrifying! But I’m shutting everything down this weekend and will finish!

Weekend Follies: I love this video. Classic! Enjoy!


  1. That's a dynamite blurb Jay has there! The first line is a great hook and then it keeps getting better. I wish him huge success with his steampunk mash-up novel! Good luck finishing your story, Stephen. Like you, I'm trying to devote time to writing this weekend too. Good luck to both of us! :-)

  2. Looks awesome, Jay!
    Hunker down and finish, Stephen. The world is waiting...

  3. Looks very good Jay, Wonderful post Stephen.

  4. Video was funny! he just wanted to warm his fur.

    Jay's cover is very dynamic.

  5. Yay for Jay! Cheering him on with his book sales.

  6. Thanks everyone! And thanks Stephen for helping me with my cover reveal.

  7. Cool cover reveal...but missed the Halloween story!