Chamber Press – Guest Bloggers and Mega Update

Hey Everyone!

Long time, no see! I know I’ve been M.I.A. for a lot of months (because I suck at blogging, among other things). But I have good reason! I’ve been working to start my own press, which is something that I have always wanted to do. So as of the end of this month I am going to be launching Chamber Press, with our first release coming out April 4th!

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Our official website is going to be launching in a few weeks, and I wanted to go ahead and reach out and see if any of you would be interested in guest blogging and having your post featured on our website. You can talk about anything you want as long as it’s writing related! Also, if you want to include a link to your book or blog, we will post it on our Facebook Page (and also link to it on the website’s blog post that day, etc).

If you’re interested email me at contact @ chamber-press.com !

BUT THERE IS MORE!

We’re also opening ourselves up for submissions in March. We haven’t announced it yet, but if you are interested then sign up for our email list and be the first to know when we open up our mailbox! We will also send you a link to the website submission guidelines, etc, so don’t worry. Chamber Press is focused on publishing science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We also accept submissions for artists, but no interior illustrations at this time please.

We welcome first-time writers as well as writers who have previously been self-published!

We also have a page where you can donate to our start-up costs. We don’t have an official GoFundMe or anything like that, but we DO have a list of incentives!

Anyone who donates at least $50 gets a signed print copy of our first release, Swallow You Whole.

Anyone who donates at least $75 gets a signed print copy as well as an ebook copy in any format (.MOBI, .EPUB, .PDF, etc)

Anyone who donates at least $100 gets both the print and ebook copy, as well as a packet of fun goodies.

Anyone who donates at least $150 gets all of the above and an 8k story commission.

$250+ gets you all of the above, and a signed print copy of whatever our second release will be as well.

Thanks for putting up with my giant post – I hope to hear from you guys soon!!

NEW COVER for WIP

Short update -new cover design for a work in progress – a look at the sequel to “Venom” by Skyler Kane, this one entitled “Lust”. A reminder that if you want to get in touch with me about covers, email me at cyrusnarcissusfaust@gmail.com ! Will publish a preview of my refurbished “Netherearth” cover very soon, as well.

 

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WIP Update 001 – Netherearth

I had to take a break from the Mahtradors, I just had to. Smack in the middle of the Bitch King I just decided I need a break. Then the question begged – “Well then, what the hell do I do?”

The answer, of course, was “demons”.

Don’t get me wrong, I am still writing for the Mahtradors and The Age of Waking Death series is NOT on an indefinite hiatus. Alongside this WIP I have continued writing the Bitch King but my inspiration well was running dry. I did not want to finish it just for the sake of it being done. I want the damn thing to actually be good.

I have found my salvation in my latest WIP entitled “Netherearth”. My story content has returned with renewed richness, my characters feel alive again, and I might actually have a plot to this one. (LE GASP).

There are a few things about this story that I feel my faithful readers will connect to instantly. For instance…

  • It takes place in Dragoloth
  • There is a Mahtrador character (a brand new one)
  • It is as dark and intricate as my former works, just served up in a new way
  • It features some characters you have met / will meet in The Hollow Living / The Bitch King / Baron of Blood.
  • There is, of course, all of the gay relationships.

In other words, the territory is not entirely unfamiliar. This is not another one of my alien, standalone projects. It is relevant to the Age of Waking Death timeline and to Dragoloths’s history.

What I think will appeal to both faithful and new readers alike…

  • You see a different side of Dragoloth (I actually ventured out of the castle for this one)
  • Almost none of the characters are noble or royal (only 2 so far, I believe), a brand new experience for me in this universe.
  • Only one of the characters is Verian. There is much more racial variety amongst this cast (faeries, elves, humans, demons, etc…)
  • At least three characters so far are transgender. While I myself identify as trans*, this is the first time I have ever written for trans* characters in Dragoloth so explicitly.
  • It is full of surreal dreamscapes and hellscapes, something I’ve never before explored my full potential for.
  • DEMONS!
  • As I have ventured from royalty in this book, I have also ventured from the mainstream pantheon. Saldon, Morre, and Azrael have brief mention in this work. But there is more mention of minor more folklorish gods (i.e. Tieres, the god of the sea).

So there you have it. I will try to keep better progress updates about this story here, since I haven’t had a lot to talk about lately and I’m completely obsessed with this story now that I’m nearly past that initial first 20,000 word hump. By the way, I feel it worth mentioning that I have been maintaining a consistent writing pace through an elaborate (not really) connection between my computer word documents, Dropbox, and Jotterpad on my phone. So once again, if you’re an especially busy author (or you’re just like me and you don’t feel like toting your computer around the house or juggling it while feeding a baby) then consider Jotterpad for your phone or tablet.

It may sound like a joke but I have seriously clocked in 1,000 words on my little Android phone in a sitting, so it’s a legitimate tool for making serious progress.

AND BEFORE I FORGET you can keep track of my progress further by reading all of my chapter updates for free on Wattpad . I will be updating it at least once a week if not more often. Cheers!

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NEW RELEASE – Venom by Skyler Kane

Hello my darlings! Dropping by to inform you of a new release that just hit Amazon’s markets. One of my friends put out their first novel and I designed the cover artwork. I’ve read it, and it’s pretty great, so if you’ve had a chance then check it out!

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If you want to commission a book cover from me, use my contact form or email cyrusnarcissusfaust@gmail.com . My covers usually range from $20-$30 paid through PayPal.

COVER REVEAL – The Queen of Nothing!

I know I just announced the pending pre-order status of “The Bitch King” about…. ten minutes ago… but it’s never too early to do another cover reveal! Especially since the covers for books #5 and #6 are already complete. Because they are special puppies however, they get their own reveal posts. Want a sneak peek of Queen of Nothing content? Don’t stop here – keep scrolling!

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Queen of Nothing sample – Copyright © C.N. Faust 2014-2015

It had to have been fate, Anthony reasoned. There was no way that a woman as rare and lovely as this had just fallen into his lap by chance.

After his conversation with Pheseus had started to turn sour, Anthony had decided to step out into the garden in hopes that the fresh air would cleanse his palate. It eased his mind, but not his nerves. The past few days’ worth of apprehension was not so easily shrugged off his shoulders. Roses could only accomplish so much.

Of course, that was before he saw them – a pair of fine girls like decorative songbirds hardly a leap away, and she the prettiest of them. Their skin was the color of roasted almonds. Their necks were long and they had the same delicate, slender fingers. Yet it was there that their similarities halted. The one had admired had hair the color of cobalt, and rather than fine it was coarse like a horse’s mane. Her eyes were a deep, dark brown – almost black. The other girl, who he could only assume to be her sister, was the exact opposite. Her hair was the color of pale morning sunlight and her eyes were bright, dewy green. Neither girl spoke very much. That, he liked.

“Your pardon, my ladies,” he greeted them as he approached. “What a sight for sore eyes you are. Here I was, about to compliment my gardener on his exquisite taste in decoration. You must imagine how pleased I am to see that you are not painted statues – but flesh and bone nymphs. And I am endlessly enchanted.”