Friday, September 12, 2014

Interview with fellow author Blakely Benett

Please check out my interview with Blakely Bennett at
as we discuss The Death Wizard Chronicles, my six-book epic fantasy. Blakely and her husband Dana are both novelists who write sensual and historical romance, as well as suspense novels. Blakely regularly interviews fellow authors on her popular site, which is always an awesome thing to do! Please check out her books, as well.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Check out this excellent contemporary romance

We authors stick together, and Jill Prand is an great example of this. She is the first to unselfishly promote another author's work, while remaining humble about her own. So it's time for one author to return the favor to another. If you are into contemporary romance, please check out two of Jill Prand's excellent books: "Watch Me Walk Away" and "Walk Into Me." Both are on sale through Sunday for 99 cents. So, truly, at that price, what do you have to lose? Go to and The writing, by the way, is excellent.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Watch my interview on Mr. Media!

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on Mr. Media, a podcast site that is the brainchild of longtime friend Bob Andelman. Bob is the author of a slew of best-selling books. But that is only one of his many talents. As Mr. Media, he has interviewed more than a thousand celebrities, including actors, musicians, athletes and writers. And now ... me. Please watch my lively video interview with Bob about The Death Wizard Chronicles, my six-book epic fantasy. Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and go to You can even buy my books straight off his site. I had a lot of fun doing the interview and I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun watching it. And please share on Facebook and elsewhere. :) Thanks so much.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Newly released Book 5 (Blinded in Power) has been reduced to $4.39. The first four books are $1.99 each. This might be the best bargain in the WORLD! :) The Death Wizard Chronicles, a six-book epic fantasy, for mature audiences. Monsters, magic and mayhem -- and sexy too. The finale of the series, Book 6 (Healed by Hope), should be out by fall. Please share!!!!! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Listen to my interview on ETV Radio

Today  I appeared on Your Day to discuss "The Death Wizard Chronicles" during an interview with Anna Simon. For those of you who might not know, Your Day is a statewide (and very popular) program aired by South Carolina ETV Radio. 

Listen to the podcast HERE. And visit Your Day HERE.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Listen to my Your Day radio interview live!

On Monday (June 23) some time between noon and 1 p.m. (ET), I will appear on Your Day to discuss "The Death Wizard Chronicles" during an interview with Anna Simon. For those of you who might not know, Your Day is a statewide (and very popular) program aired by South Carolina ETV Radio. For more information, visit

The interview can be heard on the following stations, and for those who miss it, I'll post a podcast link:

ETV Radio Stations:
WRJA-FM/88.1 Sumter
WNSC-FM/88.9 Rock Hill
WLJK-FM/89.1 Aiken
WJWJ-FM/89.9 Beaufort
WHMC-FM/90.1 Conway
WSCI-FM/89.3 Charleston
WEPR-FM/90.1 Greenville
WLTR-FM/91.3 Columbia

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bhayatupa The Great is slowly coming to life

I'm now 12,000 words into "Bhayatupa The Great: The Dragon Wars," a prequel to The Death Wizard Chronicles that occurs 30,000 years in the past. It stars Bhayatupa, the most magnificent dragon who has ever lived but who is haunted (in a larger than life way ... get the symbolism? wink, wink) by the fear of death. It also will contain many of DW's most popular and long-lived characters: Vedana the demon, Izumo the dracool, Slag the Stone-Eater, Urbana the vampire, Chal the Warlish witch, etc. And even the snow giants and cave monkeys. But it will be written in a way that it will be able to be read as a standalone, so that you won't have to have read DW to read this book. I'm still uncertain whether this will be a single book or a series. If a single book, it will be quite long, because I have a lot of ideas and a lot of area to cover. I'm aiming to be finished before the end of the year.


The Death Wizard Chronicles is a sexy, action-packed six-book epic fantasy series: Book One (Forged by Death), Book Two (Chained by Fear), Book Three (Eve of War), Book Four (World on Fire), Book Five (Sun God), Book Six (Death-Know).

The DW Chronicles is not for children and teenagers -- or the faint of heart. But if you like graphic fantasy that is bursting with excitement yet still has a lot going on between the lines, I think you'll love my series.

In a groundbreaking paradox, the Death Wizard, a champion of good, derives his power from a source traditionally seen as negative -- death. His nemesis, an evil sorcerer, derives his power from the sun, the benevolent source of all life. Their struggle to control the fate of the planet Triken will take your breath away.

In an original twist never before seen in this genre, the Death Wizard is able to enter the realm of death during a "temporary suicide." Through intense concentration, he stops his heartbeat and feeds on death energy, which provides him with an array of magical powers.

The series also is a love triangle involving two desperate characters attempting to come together despite the machinations of an all-powerful psychopath with incestuous cravings.

Graphic and action-packed, spanning a millennium of turmoil, The DW Chronicles carries readers on a journey they will never forget.

Do you fear death? The Death Wizard does not. Find out why.

-- Please go to for more details.

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Clemson, SC, United States
I was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. I graduated from the University of South Florida (Tampa) in 1979 with a B.A. in Journalism. I now live in South Carolina near the Blue Ridge Mountains, a pleasant setting for writing, to say the least. I was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years and I currently work at the Charlotte Observer. I am married with five daughters.

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Jim Melvin, a veteran journalist, debuts as novelist.