Thursday, November 1, 2012

Top 100 for November! And purchased nationally by Barnes and Noble

Forged in Death is one of Amazon’s top 100 books for November and will be heavily discounted, so now’s a great time to buy it. Click HERE! for a great deal. Book 1 has also been purchased nationally by Barnes and Noble and will be available in national stores! Forged in Death is also in numerous venues. E-book and/or paperback editions can be purchased at BellebooksAmazon, Barnes&NobleAlibris, KoboBooks, TowerBooksGoogleBooks, NetGalley, iBookStoreRedroom, BetterWorldBooks, WHSmith, BookByte, Overdrive, AbeBooksBetterWorldBooks, IndieBound, Powell’s and SonyBooks, among others. 

Book 2 (Chained by Fear) will debut in late November. Check back for details.


Alex Humphrey said...

Congratulations, Jim! That is huge!!!

Jim Melvin said...

Thanks, Alex! You've been great from the get-go.

T.Pittman said...

I love the covers! Great job, Jim. Congrats on your well earned success. :) -nightflyer

Jim Melvin said...

Thanks, Tracy! So nice of you to say.


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.

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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.