Refugee Trail – my new novella that I rescued from oblivion

On November 15th, my new release Refugee Trail will be available worldwide.

It’s a fantasy novella of survival and magic.

It almost didn’t survive to reach publication.

I began writing it in 2014. I conceived of it as a new fantasy world set on a planet experiencing upheaval after the impact of a comet. After writing epic novels for many years, I wanted this project to focus on the shorter novella form. If I made it into a series, I wanted to build the series with tight, episodic adventures.

After writing six chapters in 2014, I became too ill to write and stopped working on it.

I stopped just about everything and lived off my savings for several months. I had collapsed from adrenal gland fatigue. My body was as trashed as my mind, and I could do very little.

I stopped writing and struggled to rebuild my health.

During the initial months of my recovery from adrenal gland fatigue, I questioned whether I would write fiction again. At some point, I deleted the files for Refugee Trail from my computer.

About a year later, I felt somewhat better and decided that I wanted to keep writing fiction. I began the novel Werewolf Castle (which I’m currently editing) and gave little thought to my abandoned novella.

Although the computer files for Refugee Trail were gone, I had printed my partial manuscript. Four years later, I started reading it, and I discovered that I liked it.

To revive the draft back into digital format, I first tried to scan my printed pages, but I had already put handwritten edits over most of the pages, and the scans would not translate to a word processor program in a usable manner.

I was forced finally to read the draft aloud and use voice-to-text software to return the manuscript to a workable state.

I then finished writing Refugee Trail and am pleased to announce the publication of my first new work of fiction in four years.

You can preorder it now at your preferred retail outlet for the November 15th release.

Only $0.99 at:

About the Novella:

Myles Rulong leads a band of survivors into unknown lands. They were driven from their ancestral home by the brutal Lashers waging a campaign to capture resources. A comet had hit their fair world of Deos, and the planetary disruption had brought cruel drought to a once bountiful continent.

Myles and his people are now bereft of their ancient Kadolia magic. Their Elders say that the magic came from their homeland and that it is gone forever. They are scrambling desperately through badlands to stay ahead of Lasher slave hunters when a faction of survivors wants to turn back and surrender. Myles struggles to keep his people united, but annihilation looms until he senses the return of his power.

Read this fantasy novella of survival and magic today.

You can preorder it now at your preferred retail outlet for the November 15th release.

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Expanded audiobook distribution for Union of Renegades epic fantasy

Earlier this summer, I announced that the Union of Renegades audiobook was available at Google Play and Scribd.

Now I’m happy to share that more listeners have access to this 19-hour epic at many more audiobook outlets. For people who like to download audio from their local libraries, be sure and search for Union of Renegades by Tracy Falbe at your library’s digital collection. It might be there too.

Where can I listen to audiobooks online?

Libro.fm

Kobo

Nook

eStories

Audiobooks.com

Playster

Scribd

Google Play

About the Fantasy Audiobook

The epic begins as Dreibrand Veta and the conquering Horde of the Atrophane Empire reach a mythic Wilderness that beckons with a magical call to glory. But Onja, Queen of the rys, a race far more powerful than the greatest human state, guards this land. She has the power to imprison souls and her genocidal rage is legendary. Everything is at risk for her desperate enemies, the union of renegades.

I also sell Union of Renegades as an mp3 audiobook worldwide right here.

Download the audiobook for only $8.95 today.

Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I AUDIOBOOK
19 hours of audio
mp3 files delivered in .zip file

$8.95

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The Goddess Queen fantasy novel now at many more Audiobook outlets

Why do people like audiobooks?

The audio format taps into the age-old experience of listening to stories. Storytelling began in the depths of prehistory as a spoken experience. People still naturally have the ability to process the spoken word and imagine new adventures alongside heroes and heroines.

The pervasive presence of smartphones and tablets makes audiobooks easy for people to download, store, and listen to anywhere. Headphones and earbuds grant privacy in public places so that people can reside safely in cocoons of audio content.

Busy lifestyles are increasingly motivating fiction lovers to choose audiobooks. If you don’t have the time to read the big novels that you used to enjoy, audiobooks are the answer.

Over the years, I’ve managed to produce two of my epic fantasies in audio. I’m hoping to release more audiobooks in the future.

Narrator Andrew Wetmore’s rich voice did a lovely job on The Goddess Queen: The Rys Chronicles Book II.

About the novel:

The Kezanada agents of Queen Onja stalk Shan with enchanted weapons. Dreibrand Veta’s growing list of victories has increased his influence, but the rebellion proceeds slowly for Miranda whose children remain captive in Jingten. Shan’s armies will soon confront Onja, but she will tenaciously defend her throne, and Shan will discover that he does not know the powerful secrets of the Goddess Queen.

Now Available in Audio at Many Outlets!

Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/goddess-queen/348626

LibroFM: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781987110937-the-goddess-queen

eStories: https://www.estories.com/audiobook/230439/Tracy-Falbe/The-Goddess-Queen

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/384194896/The-Goddess-Queen

Playster: https://play.playster.com/audiobooks/1001800000000238600/the-goddess-queen-tracy-falbe

Nook: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/238600/goddess-queen-the

Downpour: https://www.downpour.com/the-goddess-queen?sp=276693

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Tracy_Falbe_The_Goddess_Queen?id=AQAAAECMQQoBlM

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Query=The+Goddess+Queen&fcmedia=Audiobook

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Special Sale on Journey of the Hunted till 9/21

The Werewolves in the Renaissance series continues in Journey of the Hunted. Enjoy a special exclusive discount at my website and get the ebook for only $1.99.

This ebook is available in Mobi (Kindle), Epub, and PDF ebook formats.

All formats will be made available to you for immediate download after purchase. Ebooks sold worldwide.

Ebook only $1.99 through September 21st.

About the novel:

Facing uncertain destinies, Thal and Altea must escape Bohemia. The Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand himself has signed the warrant for Thal’s capture on charges of shape shifting and the killing of Jesuits.

A hefty reward attracts countless bounty hunters into the heart of this 16th century Christian empire. Thal emerges from hiding with his young wife Altea who is barely recovered from torture at the hands of witch hunters. With his werewolf powers, he battles the bounty hunters and begins a daring journey across the Holy Roman Empire.

But more than men stalk him. Servants of Tekax, sorcerer to the Turks, have been unleashed upon his trail.

The werewolf Rotfeng covets the enchanted fur that lets Thal change form at will, regardless of the phase of the moon.

Worse yet comes Janfelter, an undying fext created in the dark fortress of Tekax.

These heartless killers are tasked with stopping Thal from reaching his father Sarputeen, the arch nemesis of Tekax. Thal’s only refuge awaits him in what is left of the Kingdom of Hungary after a Turkish conquest. In the remote castle Vlkbohveza the ancient sorcerer Sarputeen lives untouched despite widespread persecution of magic users and pagans.

Although Thal longs to be with his own kind, he worries about the reunion with his father. It was Sarputeen’s magic that made Thal a werelord, a master of wolves. But what shall the sorcerer require of his creation now that Tekax aims to settle an old score?

Ebook only $1.99 through September 21st.

Ebook also available for regular price at:

Smashwords

Google Play

Nook

Kindle

iBooks

Kobo

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Keep reading the fantasy series – Save 30% on Savage Storm till 9/21

Enjoy an exclusive 30 percent discount at my website on the sequel to Rys Rising, Savage Storm: Rys Rising Book II.

This ebook is available in Mobi (Kindle), Epub, and PDF ebook formats.

All formats will be made available to you for immediate download after purchase. Ebooks sold worldwide.

Only $3.49 through September 21st!

About the novel:

When Onja enthralls the savage Chatapaka people of the remote north and unleashes their brutal hordes upon vulnerable Nufalese settlements, the militia is overwhelmed. Cruce Chenomet and his comrades struggle to save the fleeing settlers. Cruce quickly loses hope but keeps his courage as he confronts the savage storm.

Also find Savage Storm at regular price at:

Smashwords

Google Play

Kindle

Nook

iBooks

Kobo

 

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The Goddess Queen – Save 30% on Ebook through September 21

Enjoy an exclusive 30 percent discount at my website on the sequel to Union of Renegades, The Goddess Queen: The Rys Chronicles Book II.

This ebook is available in Mobi (Kindle), Epub, and PDF ebook formats.

All formats will be made available to you for immediate download after purchase. Ebooks sold worldwide.

Only $3.49 through September 21st!

About the novel:

The Kezanada agents of Queen Onja stalk Shan with enchanted weapons. Dreibrand Veta’s growing list of victories has increased his influence, but the rebellion proceeds slowly for Miranda whose children remain captive in Jingten. Shan’s armies will soon confront Onja, but she will tenaciously defend her throne, and Shan will discover that he does not know the powerful secrets of the Goddess Queen.

Get The Rys Chronicles Complete Series right now for additional savings.

The every day discount on the series bundle gives you all 4 novels (Union of Renegades, The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and The Borderlands of Power) for only $8.99.

Complete 4-ebook series only $8.99 every day!

Readers of books by Tracy Falbe have counted her among their favorite authors, like Orson Scott Card, George R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, Terry Goodkind, Raymond E. Feist, Lee Child, Anne McCaffery, and Robin Hobb.

Readers have declared:

“You have just passed George R. R. Martin and Anne McCaffrey as my favorite writer.”

“I cannot put your books down once I’ve started. Some of the greatest writers that I have read include Raymond E Feist, Lee Child, Clive Custler and Jenifer Fallon to name a few and to which I now add your name.”

“This series is one of the best that I have ever read! Your character creation is fantastic.”

“I am on the last novel in the The Rys Chronicles fantasy series. I have read the series non-stop since I purchased it.”

“I love your books! The human characters are so real, my heart really goes out to them. In good times and bad. The Rys are unlike any characters in any other fantasy books I’ve ever read, and believe me, I’ve read a few!”

Continue the series….

The Goddess Queen, only $3.49 through September 21st

Or get the whole series for only $8.99

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Union of Renegades Audiobook now at Google Play and Scribd

People who like epic fantasy but don’t have time to read great big adventures can turn to audiobooks. Fill those tedious hours of commuting, washing the dishes, and sweating on the treadmill with magical wars and unforgettable characters.

I’ve recently had an opportunity to expand my distribution of audiobooks beyond Audible and iTunes. Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I can now be downloaded from Google Play and Scribd. It should also be available to many library patrons as well, so be sure to look for it at your library’s digital collection. If you can’t find it, ask for it.

The good news about my new distribution venues is that I get to control pricing. So Union of Renegades is $8.99 at the new outlets just like here at Brave Luck Books.

If you like to get your media entertainment from Google Play or Scribd, then you have the option of diving into The Rys Chronicles. The next book, The Goddess Queen, will be appearing at these channels in a few weeks.

You can also easily purchase the mp3 audiobook right here too.

Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I AUDIOBOOK
19 hours of audio
mp3 files delivered in .zip file

$8.95

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Good News! Manuscript for Werewolf Castle completed

On July 3rd, I completed the manuscript for Werewolf Castle. I know it took me way too long to get this one written. Readers of the Werewolves in the Renaissance series have been waiting for it.

The next phases of editing, rewriting, editing, and proofreading will begin soon. Getting a manuscript ready for publication will take months, but at least I’m in the home stretch.

To be honest, writing this novel was a tough slog. Tougher than usual for me, but I had health problems that overwhelmed me in 2014 and significantly delayed the project. I am feeling better, but I have to be careful not to overwork myself going forward.

I thank my readers for their patience, and I look forward to publishing my next novel as soon as possible.

If you’re interested in my experiences as a writer, read What It Feels Like to Finish Writing a Novel that I published on Medium this weekend.

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Journey of the Hunted ebook only 99 cents entire month of May

It’s time for a 99-cents sale, and this one is going to last the whole month of May. If you’ve enjoyed reading Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale, dive into the next part of the story in Journey of the Hunted. The ebook is only $0.99 for a limited time.

Journey of the Hunted: Werewolves in the Renaissance 2

Ebook instant download only $0.99 till the end of May. (Regularly $2.99)

Check out with credit card or PayPal. Multiple currencies accepted. Choice of 3 digital formats (PDF, Kindle Mobi, or Epub).

Ebook also available globally at these retailers:

Smashwords

Google Play

Nook

Kindle

iBooks

Kobo

Facing uncertain destinies, Thal and Altea must escape Bohemia. The Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand himself has signed the warrant for Thal’s capture on charges of shape shifting and the killing of Jesuits.

A hefty reward attracts countless bounty hunters into the heart of this 16th century Christian empire. Thal emerges from hiding with his young wife Altea who is barely recovered from torture at the hands of witch hunters. With his werewolf powers, he battles the bounty hunters and begins a daring journey across the Holy Roman Empire.

But more than men stalk him. Servants of Tekax, sorcerer to the Turks, have been unleashed upon his trail.

The werewolf Rotfeng covets the enchanted fur that lets Thal change form at will, regardless of the phase of the moon.

Worse yet comes Janfelter, an undying fext created in the dark fortress of Tekax.

These heartless killers are tasked with stopping Thal from reaching his father Sarputeen, the arch nemesis of Tekax. Thal’s only refuge awaits him in what is left of the Kingdom of Hungary after a Turkish conquest. In the remote castle Vlkbohveza the ancient sorcerer Sarputeen lives untouched despite widespread persecution of magic users and pagans.

Although Thal longs to be with his own kind, he worries about the reunion with his father. It was Sarputeen’s magic that made Thal a werelord, a master of wolves. But what shall the sorcerer require of his creation now that Tekax aims to settle an old score?

Ebook instant download only $0.99 till the end of May. (Regularly $2.99)

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New Cover Art for Journey of the Hunted Ebook

Although the original cover of Journey of the Hunted actually looked quite compelling in person on a paperback, I never liked its digital presentation online. Ebook images are generally quite small at retail sites, so I created a bolder look for the ebook version of Journey of the Hunted that might stand out better when people scan images online.

Journey of the Hunted continues the story of Thal and Altea that began in Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale.

About the novel:

The folklore beliefs of the 16th century Renaissance come wildly to life in the werewolf hero Thal. Created by the infamous sorcerer Sarputeen, Thal now battles the dark servants of Tekax, wizard to the Turks and nemesis of Sarputeen. While escaping the Holy Roman Empire, Thal discovers more about his werewolf powers as he struggles to reach a refuge shrouded in mystery.

Excerpt:

They drew closer to the cultivated lands, homesteads, and little villages at the outskirts of the city. Hugging a big bend in the river, Pardubice was busy with trade by land and water. Locals paid little attention to the little group of travelers wandering out of the logging area. Thal joined the traffic of peddlers and citizens bound for one of the city’s gates.

Men-at-arms wearing red surcoats emblazoned with a silver horse watched the gate. They were talking among themselves and appeared to be paying little attention to the people coming and going. Their number concerned Thal. A full dozen men seemed a heavy force at a gate on a peaceful afternoon.

Thal avoided eye contact and made an effort to slink by. His companions adopted the same demeanor. They hung close to a wagon creaking along with a fluffy load of hay, but just before they entered the gateway, a man-at-arms stepped in front of Thal. His helmet was embellished with silver accents, denoting some rank, and he slapped a hand on Thal’s chest.

“I haven’t seen this lot before,” the captain declared. His eleven men spread quickly around Thal’s group.

Thal resisted batting away the hand and remained outwardly calm.

“Are you going to speak?” the captain demanded.

Thal cleared his throat. “We’re a traveling troupe of entertainers. May I introduce three fine musicians of Venice, a songstress of Prague, and a magician worthy of the court of kings,” he said. Mileko glared at Thal because he disliked being labeled as some mere performer.

“Oh!” the captain said. He looked to his closest man for an opinion.

“A squirrely lot of tramps I see. Have the look of ne’er-do-wells that’ve been spending too much time eating mushrooms in the forest,” the other man-at-arms declared.

The captain nodded, well pleased with the assessment. “Off to the circus camp with them,” he said.

The gang of men-at-arms prodded everyone off the road.

“Where are you sending us?” Thal demanded.

“The other side of the city where performers stay,” the captain said.

“We can find our own way,” Thal insisted.

“I think you need an escort,” the captain said as if he won this same argument every day.

“Why can we not just go through the city?” Thal asked and gestured to the open gate where others were still passing through.

“Because this gate isn’t for beggar musicians and magicians now is it?” the captain said.

A raven settled on top of the wall and screeched down at Thal. He recognized the bird and sniffed the place suspiciously.

“Very well. Show us the way,” Thal said, suddenly meek.

You can purchase and immediately download the complete novel from this website or get it from your preferred ebook retailer.

Ebook only $2.99

3 formats available: PDF, Ebub, and Kindle Mobi

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