Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Books: Charming (Pax Arcana) by Elliott James

Charming (Pax Arcana) by Elliott James will be released on September 24th. This book, slated to be a series, plays with the Prince Charming fairy tale tropes and is being promoted with several supporting novellas which I will list below.

Book description for Charming (Pax Arcana):

John Charming isn't your average Prince...

He comes from a line of Charmings -- an illustrious family of dragon slayers, witch-finders and killers dating back to before the fall of Rome. Trained by a modern day version of the Knights Templar, monster hunters who have updated their methods from chain mail and crossbows to Kevlar and shotguns, John Charming was one of the best--until a curse made him one of the abominations the Knights were sworn to hunt.

That was a lifetime ago. Now, John tends bar under an assumed name in rural Virginia and leads a peaceful, quiet life. That is, until a vampire and a blonde walked into his bar...

Description for Charmed I'm Sure which is $.99 and available now:

This is the first in a series of short stories by debut author Elliott James. The first of his novels, Charming, will be out in September 2013.

When Tom Morris encounters a naked man walking along the interstate with no memory of how he got there, the smart thing to do is drive away. The only problem is, Tom Morris has secrets of his own. Like the fact that he comes from a long line of witch finders, monster slayers, and enchantment breakers, or that his real name is Charming. John Charming.

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls is also $.99, will be released 9/17, and draws some plotting from Snow White (And I'm sorry if the title gives you an earworm--it gave one to me!):

This is the second in a series of short stories by debut author Elliott James. Nothing with the Cunning Folk is ever free. When John Charming goes to Sarah White for help with a minor ghost problem, he soon finds himself dealing with a restless spirit on a completely different scale. And the last thing you want to be when hunting a water spirit is out of your depth...

Pushing Luck is $1.99 and will be released October 15th:

This is the third in a series of short stories by debut author Elliott James. Trying to make money off the grid, John Charming discovers an underground poker tournament where the hors d'oeuvres are made of human flesh and the players are gambling with much more than their money. All bets are off.

The final two releases do not have cover images yet. The next will be Surreal Estate for $1.99 released on January 14th:

The line between reality and dream is never entirely clear under the best of circumstances...and when John Charming finds himself being hunted through a nightmare house, it is far from the best of circumstances.

Finally, Dog-Gone will be released February 18th for $1.99:

Somewhere in Alaska a locked house full of ripped apart bodies and one teacup poodle covered in blood. Somewhere in Alaska, the voice of a dead woman speaks through a car radio. And somewhere in Alaska, the last surviving descendant of one of John Charming's only friends is being pursued by nightmare hounds. The dog days have begun.

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