Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Fall of Ventaris

Dan and I are excited to announce the release of The Fall of Ventaris, the second in a series of novels set in the fog-shrouded City of Rodaas. The story brings back the redoubtable Duchess, fresh to the secret society known as the Grey and up to even more mischief. This book took a good bit longer to finish than we hoped, mostly because it's a longer and much more complicated story to tell, and to write. We're delighted with the results, and we hope you will be too.

The book is available in print or in electronic form, and you can find links to both at Peccable Productions. You'll also find free sample chapters, so you can try before you buy.

As with most things, The Fall of Ventaris is the work of many hands, and not just those that wrote it. First of all, we'd like to thank our test readers: Rosemary Auge, Mark Fabrizi, Daniel Linehan, Sean McGarry and Suzanne Onesti. These are the folks who catch all our errors and inconsistencies, and keep us from thinking we're just absolutely brilliant!

No less essential was the contribution of the amazing Amy Houser, with whom we were once again privileged to work. Amy "gets" our vision, and as always she brought it to life in a way we would never have considered. You seriously need to check out her Web site.

We'd also like to recognize the reviewers who were open-minded enough to give a couple of unknown indie authors a try. There are many, but I'd like to mention Beauty in Ruins, Bibliophila Please, Melody and Words, and Pauline's FantasyReviews. You were an essential part of getting out the word, and your kindness will not be forgotten. A special shout-out to Jane Wiedlin, who agreed to read and review our previous novel, The Duchess of the Shallows. I've spent decades appreciating her writing, and it was an honor to have her recognize ours.

Finally, we have to take time to thank the (literally) thousands of people who bought our first novel, whether as part of a story bundle or directly from us. You took a chance on a couple of indie authors who believe that readers are more adventurous than the publishing industry cares to think. Thanks for proving us right.



Blogger Rachel Cotterill said...

I very much enjoyed the first in your series, so I'm pleased to hear the sequel is now available, and I'll get to it just as soon as I finish the dozen other books I'm currently in the middle of reading!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Neil McGarry said...

Hey, thanks! I hope you enjoy it.

9:59 PM  

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