A new LitRPG adventure!

Well met!

Few things are as exciting to an author as announcing the release of the first book in a new series, so here goes.

Announcing … [drum roll]

The Tomb of Angelus, the first book in my new Undying Lairs LitRPG series!

The Tomb of Angelus

For those of you unfamiliar with LitRPG, it’s a relatively new (but hot!) genre where the characters enter a fantasy or sci-fi world and use game mechanics to gain power and defeat monsters.

If you’ve ever played a table-top RPG like Dungeons & Dragons or a computer game like World of Warcraft, then you’ll feel right at home.

Here’s the cover blurb:


Nothing good slurps in the dark...

Chris Able is as risk-averse as they come after losing his job with the Atlanta PD and his recent divorce. So he looks forward to a weekend of safe, table-top gaming with his old college friends in the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

Instead, he’s pulled into a dank, monster-infested fantasy dungeon, where his survival depends on mastering the skills, magic, and personality of the player character he’s possessing. At least his friends are with him, but in the bodies of their own player characters. And none of them know how they got there.

Chris soon learns that to get home, he and his friends must do the impossible – defeat a god-like being at the center of the dungeon that knows far too much about their Earthly lives.

But can they do that when they’re also fighting against the wishes of the characters they inhabit?

It’s not the weekend a guy with anxiety issues needs.


So be sure to grab your ebook copy of The Tomb of Angelus today! And please consider leaving an honest review on Amazon, as that’s about the best thing you can do to support your favorite authors.

D&D for Kids

Monster SlayersI’m so excited — Wizards of the Coast is launching a new line of Dungeons & Dragons adventures for kids six and up called Heroes of Hesiod. It’s based on a new Wizards of the Coast novel for kids called Monster Slayers.

What better way to teach your children problem solving skills and creative thinking then by helping them hack up some monsters?

My daughter is almost four, so she’s got a ways to go before she could handle the mechanics of this adventure. By the time she’s six, however, I’m sure she’ll be ready to accept her geek heritage with pride. Or shame, whichever.

D&D Night!

It’s Dungeons & Dragons night tonight — or as my 3-year-old daughter calls it, “Candyland Fighting” — and I’m looking forward to continuing the indiscriminate slaughter of marauding giants and cave trolls. My two 11th level fighters — Sturm Endrang and Tim of Krod — are doing quite well, though Sturm took nasty a beating in our last battle with two fire giants and four hill giants. We got an high-level cleric in our party, though, so no biggie.

I plan on doing some live Tweeting during the action starting around 6:30-ish, or whenever we finish gorging ourselves on our customary junk food feast. If you want to see how true nerdy 30-somethings geek out, then by all means check in.