Quick Update

Just a quick update-
I’ve been going through and doing some general housekeeping tasks on the website. All URLs leading to The Eight Rune have been updated to reflect the book title. If anyone was keeping permalinks to those pages, you will need to update your bookmarks. I’ve also removed all date markers from those chapters, so if anyone finds any mistakes, please let me know so that those errors can be corrected.

I’ve re-released Chapter 7 from The Bathrobe Knight Volume 2. It’s now available here for reading.

I’ve added a few small bits of new material to Chapter 10 from The Eighth Rune. Sorry for the wait!

A new book from The Bathrobe Knight series is already in the works. Look for posts to begin on a regular basis starting Monday, June 27th. I don’t want to give away too much, but I will say that Mr. Dean is straying away from Darwin as the main protagonist for this one. We’re going to see a small jump forward in time, and it looks like he’s planning on exploring some completely new concepts within the world of Tiqpa. That means new areas, new cities, new people, and (most importantly) new loot! So hang on and get ready for some gritty, grimy, old-fashioned grinding.

The Eighth Rune is on AMAZON!

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There are three main differences between the book online and the web version.
1. The pre-chapter posts. Not very long, just a paragraph or two before each chapter written from the perspective of Edgard’s Mother. They help shape the frame of the story and give context to the story that might be missed due to the bias point of view that the story is told from (Edgard doesn’t know everything, and can’t reason out who is / isn’t lying about what, as those who have made it through several chapters already know.)

2. Higher quality editing. We often spend a week or two re-editing each chapter, fixing up small details, cetera so that the book on Kindle will feel like a better quality product than the one

3. The Author’s eternal gratitude. Seriously, while I do love bringing a product to the table that I hope most people enjoy, I often must lament that bills are a very strong motive for me posting on Amazon. =P Thank you greatly in advance if you purchase or just thanks in general.

Ps. Did you like the cover? =D

The May Agenda

Time to break all the quiet. I cant deal with all the quiet!

It’s long past time for me to drop an update and let you guys know what’s going on. Sorry for the radio silence, but, eh, life.

So, first things first: We’ve also started the process of creating an audio edition of The Bathrobe Knight. Kinda cool, huh? This is a whole new realm for us, so I’ll definitely keep you updated as progress continues.

In addition, we’re working on bringing a couple of additional authors on board for the website. These guys have a whole new host of work to offer (unrelated to our own, of course) and some cool new worlds to explore. What can I say, I’m a firm believer that you guys need more reading material for your morning coffee breaks!

For those of you who are reading daily, I’m sure you’re aware updates have been somewhat sporadic for the past week. This is largely my fault as I was working to both finish them and keep them as up-to-date editing wise as possible. So sorry. I’m a bad person. But that should be fixed soon! I just posted an additional 7 days of material from the new project, The Eighth Rune, as well as an additional two chapters from The Bathrobe Knight Vol. II. Honestly, the TBK drop has been somewhat overdue for a while now. We intended to space it out somewhat, but it’s been difficult to gauge exactly when to drop the sections. Hopefully, going forward, I can find a steady rhythm on when to release it.

In other news, Mr. Dean has finished a majority of the content from The Eighth Rune, and we’ve set a tentative release date of May 15th for the Amazon release. That means it’s my turn to tuck in and destroy as much of as possible before then. I mean, seriously, a book where everyone dies? All the time? I’m definitely on board with this one. Honestly, I’m a bit excited about this book . . . Moreso now than I have been throughout the entire process. The Eight Rune gave us a fantastic opportunity to pull off some amazing character development and thematic concepts that just wasn’t possible in The Bathrobe Knight. This was a story that Mr. Dean had kicking around in his head for quite some time, and I know he’s had fun writing it. I can’t even begin to explain the number of 2AM phone calls I received that started with, “Hey, I just had a great idea!”

Speaking of which, I can now finally answer at least one of the lingering questions we’ve received about the next TBK book. I can finally say that Mr. Dean has started work on the next volume (he actually did this months ago) and there will definitely be a TBK4. Now that The Eighth Rune has largely reached completion, he’s able to give it his full attention. We’ve kicked around a ton of ideas for what we want to do, where we want to go, and how we want that story to develop. As always, the process and story line will continue to grow and develop as it’s written, but I think we have some really interesting ideas on the slate for this one.

The Name + April Fools

So, we put the name up, and I hope you guys like it. Thanks for your constant support. By the way, I didn’t get a single April Fools joke pulled on me this year! It really made me sad =*( I love April Fools jokes. Could you guys share some of the best pranks you’ve been a part of (have done/had done to you)?

For those who don’t read from within the US, is April Fools a common thing where you’re from? I wonder, which countries make a big deal of it? And which countries ignore it altogether?

Anyway, I hope you’re still enjoying the story!

The Author’s Idea for a Name

So, I’m going to start off by saying that I actually loved a lot of the suggestions for book names. Many of them felt cool, some funny, some awesome. The problem is, I’m looking for something that, when I say it, it just “feels” right. Ya know? I don’t know if you know what that is like. A name that, when you tell someone, they say, “I want to pick up that book and look at the back just because.”

So, with that in mind, I was thinking of: The Eighth Rune.
How does that sound for a name? Any thoughts?

Ps. Don’t tell the editor I’m posting on the main site, he gets finicky when I make posts =D.

Name this thing!

Hokay. So. We’ve been tossing around names for this new project for over three months now, and we still haven’t been able to decide and a agree on a single one yet. As such, we’re asking you readers to weigh in with your opinions and ideas. We want the name to feel like a real book title, be eye-catching, and make you want to open the cover and read more. Below is a list of names we’ve kicked around. Feel free to either pick which one you like best or suggest your own. If you suggest a different name, and it’s the one we end up choosing, I’ll personally send you a free copy via Amazon when the book is released. Get creative!

So far we have:

Fate Rerolled
Fate Rewritten
Second Chance
The Die is Cast
Timely Recast
Infinite Hope
Life Re-Lived
Tomorrow Today

Thank me later


I have finally convinced the benevolent Mr. Dean to relinquish his stranglehold on the material for the new book. As such, I will now be posting double the release of material as we have been thus far (upping the posted daily word count from 500 to 1000 words). I hope this encourages our author to focus and work harder. I also hope this encourages you guys (hello reader) to comment more frequently. Remember: We thrive on your feedback.

In order to kick it off, I am retroactively beginning this with yesterday’s material. Enjoy =)

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Update & Feedback


I thought Id take the time to throw out a post since we seem to be lacking in the update department. We’re continuing work on the new project, and it seems moving a nice pace so far. For once, I’m happy to say that we are finally ahead of the daily posts that are going. I’m hoping that we will be able to release this as a shorter feature, and complete it, sometime within the next month and a half. Its an absurd pace compared to what we’ve done in the past, but if we can keep up the speed we’re currently working at, it should be more than possible to achieve.

As for the new website and layout, it may still undergo a few changes, but we’ve hit a bit of a standstill. We seem to be lacking in the graphics department, and that will certainly have to change in the future. I have hopes of at least getting a title banner and a side-bar navigation. There are certain limitations to WordPress that we weren’t aware of, and as of yet, I’ve been unable to overcome the stylistic limitations of working with someone else’s template and layout. Almost all of the old information has been back-loaded, and we will continue rolling out a chapter per day until the old series are hosted here. I hope that we’ve at least picked up some new (and hopefully old) readers that were unable to finish the series on the old site.

For anyone following the new story, I think we’re far enough in to start asking a few questions: How are you liking it? Is the direction we’re taking it obvious yet? Is it lacking in some area? We’ve talked a lot about what we want to do, and what we want to achieve, but some of those wont be fleshed out until the final version is polished out. We seemed to have agreed, for example, that it needs a stronger hook in the beginning and possibly a prologue to help set things up. The biggest question for now, however: Is it enjoyable? Do you want to keep coming back for more? We’ve been a bit concerned about the 500-odd words per day roll out as well. Was easier to read when we were releasing block sections on TBK on a weekly, rather than daily, basis?

Give us some feedback!



Did you guys think we’d never make a post? Okay, so here’s the update.You all will still be getting daily releases from the new series (I’m talking to one of the editors about possibly doing a large dump of chapter 1 just to get it moving), but we’re also working on a TBK 4

We’d like some weigh in on that. What are you all looking for from the new series? If we did new MC instead of Darwin, would that be too upsetting?

Ahead of Schedule

So, I’ve just updated the “New Projects” section, but I’m not seeing love =(

How about this, we may release a bonus section (250 to 500 extra words) on Sunday if we can get active discussions going on the new work. I know it’s too early to start, but I’m looking forward to it. See you guys more in the future!

[Ps. Let me know how the anchor tags work. You can check by the end of each day, Midnight EST, to see a day’s post. Some will come early, some will come late. They will all make it.]

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