The first four Spellmonger Series novels are available from Amazon, now! I thought I would provide a helpful link to direct you toward them, to spare you the labor of googling them, because I'm a helpful sort of fellow.
Spellmonger (US$20.83 ):
Knights Magi (US$19.95)
The fifth novel, High Mage, should be available in the next few days, as I'm contending with issues from Amazon's new Paperback capability (which ate CreateSpace, which means all of my previous books on CreateSpace had to be re-formatted).
Why are the books so pricey? It's not because I'm greedy. Its because I printed them on the 6"x9" format, and its a lot of words. Which means a lot of pages. Dead trees don't grow on trees, apparently. I tried to keep pricing as low as I could and remain consistent, but the fact is that a 500+ page 6x9 book, at Print-On-Demand prices, just costs that much. I'll be exploring less-expensive formats in the future, but I know enough people want to hold an honest book in their hands that I wanted to make this available.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
For you fans of the Spellmonger Cadet series (who are no doubt eagerly devouring the recently-released third installment, Sky Rider, in every free moment), no doubt you know that Hawkmaiden is already available in hard copy -- I went ahead and slashed the price on this as much as I possibly could, bringing it down to $13.50 (it the update isn't showing up on the page, yet, but should be reflected in your cart).
Additionally, in order to make the Yule of a couple of special fans, I've pushed ahead and contrived print copies of Books 2 and 3 of the series, providing a complete printed set in time for Christmas! More, I've released them at a special as-low-as-I-could-get-them introductory price!
Hawklady (US $10.50)
Sky Rider (US$11.00)
(I know - it's unusual for a series to get cheaper as you get through it. I'll work on that.)
That means you can get ALL THREE CADET NOVELS, the entire Hawkmaiden Trilogy, for just US$35.00! If there is a potential hawkmaiden or aspiring wizard's apprentice in your life, perhaps they might enjoy such a magnificent gift under the tree. Just sayin'.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! EXCLUSIVE!
Starting Saturday, December 7th, Gallery 71 in Hillsborough, NC will have a limited number of autographed copies for sale. I plan on having complete sets of both series, to the extant I can, available there exclusively. Purchasing a complete set also includes some small token of my gratitude in the way of what the kids call "merch". More details shortly. Go ahead and bring the stuff you need framed up for Christmas, too -- Lance is one of less than a hundred Certified Master Framers in the world, and if you want your stuff framed before the holidays, GET IT IN NOW! BONUS: mention that you're a Spellmonger fan and get FREE GLASS on your first frame job! Magelord's prerogative.
I don't know how many copies will be there, or how long they'll last. At this point we don't have a set-up for mail order, but I'm feverishly working on it. As soon as it's locked down I'll publicize it.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE ART:
If you will note, the very distinctive, lovely cover-art for the first two books of the Hawkmaiden Trilogy are by Giorgia Giotta. She was my first fan artist, and I promised printed copies of both books to her in exchange for using her beautiful artwork on my covers. It has taken me THIS LONG to get Hawklady into print, and for that I apologize -- long-promised copies of both works, along with some other trinkets and tokens of my gratitude, are being dispatched tomorrow. Despite its other advantages, CreateSpace just DID NOT want to print Hawklady's cover, no matter how many times I screwed with it. In the end, I had to use the new system, which did. Unfortunately, the art Giorgia provided for the rear cover is tiny, and doesn't do her justice. I am seeing what I can do to find a better way to present it (the original cover blank is over on the Discord server for your review) but for now I just wanted to book to get printed. To be honest, I did not feel right soliciting a third commission without satisfying the last, hence the temporary cover for Sky Rider.
Ditto my faithful superfan and beta reader Sir Aaron of Schwartz, who runs the semi-official Spellmonger fan site at Discord. He spotted several serious continuity issues with Sky Rider. While that forced a quick re-write, it also dramatically improved the book, and for that he has my gratitude.
Also, the release date for the audiobook of Enchanter has been set for January 8th. Mark your calendars and set your alarms.
LASTLY, while this year winds down to a delightful Yule, I am starting to plan my convention calendar for next year. Right now, it's mostly empty. If you are affiliated with a fantasy-oriented con and want me to appear, let's talk. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with CON REQUEST in the subject, and let's see if we can work something out. I can do panels, etc.
Thanks, and I'll be posting more news shortly. It's been a busy year.