Sunday, December 29, 2013

Big promotion for the DW Chronicles!

For a short time only, Books 1-4 of my ground-breaking six-book epic fantasy The Death Wizard Chronicles will be available at severely reduced e-book prices on Amazon and other online venues: Book 1/Forged in Death (99 cents), Book 2/Chained by Fear ($1.99), Book 3/Shadowed by Demons ($2.99) and Book 4/Torn by War ($3.99). Never a better time to buy all four. Do it fast before the prices leap back up into the $10 range apiece! This is a complicated, controversial, adult-oriented, sensual and sexual, deep-minded series with plenty of monsters, magic and mayhem  but also with a lot going on between the lines. DW will make you laugh, cry and also pause to re-examine the ultimate mysteries of life. The final two books, 5 and 6, will be out by the summer. Please give what I have to say a chance. I've poured my heart into it and pulled no punches. You won't regret it. I promise.


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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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.

The author

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Jim Melvin, a veteran journalist, debuts as novelist.