Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Behold! Book One of The Death Wizard Chronicles officially is available at rainbooks.com and amazon.com. The Pit begins my epic fantasy. It is by far the shortest of the six books (only 290 pages), so it's an easy introduction to the much-larger saga.

If you like action-packed fantasy with a sexy tone, you'll love my series.

If you have any interest in Asian spiritual philosophy (especially meditation), you'll love my series.

If you like reading literature with a lot going on between the lines, you'll love my series.

If Harry Potter scared the dickens out of you, you probably won't like my series -- because it's a whole lot scarier than that.

I sure hope fantasy fans will give it a try. I give you my word that it will be worth your time and expense -- and then some.

May all beings be well, happy, and peaceful.

-- Jim

6 comments:

bunnygirl said...

You forgot to add, "If you like really cool, neat-o cover designs..."

Congrats!

Jim Melvin said...

Ha!

How kind of you to say. Thanks so much for the congrats!

Eric Lizotte said...

Awesome! That cover does look pretty slick, I agree. Heh. Harry Potter didn't scare me either ;)

Jim Melvin said...

Thanks! It's simple and elegant. At least in my opinion.

Decaf, please said...

Congrats. Above you (or someone) said that the book isn't for teenagers. Is it that graphic? (I'm not a teenager by the way.)

(moonslice from aw)

Jim Melvin said...

I would say it's a mixture of Stephen's King's descriptions of violence and John Updike's descriptions of sex. Most people 18 or above shouldn't have much of a problem with it, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 18 (the kids would probably love it, but their parents wouldn't. Ha!).

And thanks for the congrats!

Synopsis

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 www.jim-melvin.com for more details.

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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.