Beautiful Corpse (A Jubal Van Zandt Novel Book 2)

BeautifulCorpseHey folks, I know I just announced a book release yesterday, but our Publishing Company, Shadow Alley Press, released another amazing title today: Beautiful Corpse, A Jubal Van Zandt Novel by the awesomely-talented eden Hudson. This is the follow-up title to Revenge of the Bloodslinger (with another book, Soul Jar, coming out in about a month). It is wickedly good and if you haven’t started the series you should—I serious cannot recommend it highly enough.


The best thief in the history of the Revived Earth is back, and this time it’s personal.

A deadly plague is ravaging the world’s population and threatening to kill the only person Jubal Van Zandt cares about—himself. If he doesn’t find a cure soon, he’s dead.

The most promising lead is buried in the ruins of an ancient sunken city stalked by savage predators, cunning parasites, and the twisted souls of long-dead mages. It would take an army to get Jubal inside … or just one of the most renowned knights in Guild history. The one Jubal betrayed and left for dead eighteen months ago.

First Jubal has to convince her not to kill him. Then he has to convince her to help save him.

“Jubal Van Zandt is a terrible person—dark, arrogant, and narcissistic to his soul—yet you also can’t help but love him. And likewise, his story is a dark and often painful thing, but sprinkled with occasional glimpses of hope and maybe even redemption.”
–James A. Hunter, Author of the Yancy Lazarus Series and Viridian Gate Online

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Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord

ViridianGate3_v2Yep, that’s right folks—it’s finally here: Release Day! You can now pick up Viridian Gate Online book 3 on Amazon. Hope you dig it!


November, 2042

It’s been a busy month for thirty-two-year-old Jack Mitchel:

Three weeks ago, he died.

Two weeks ago, he founded the first Faction in the ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online.

A week and a half ago the world ended, destroyed by a cataclysmic asteroid.

Seven days ago, he conquered the Imperial city of Rowanheath, bringing all of Eldgard to the brink of war.

Though Jack’s Faction, the Crimson Alliance, has a tenuous truce with tech genius and Imperial lord, Robert Osmark, Jack knows it can’t last. Osmark is devious and power hungry, and it’s only a matter of time before he sends his forces to wipe Jack and his underdog crew off the map for good.

If Jack hopes to survive another month inside of VGO, he must find a way to beat Osmark and his army of bloodthirsty thugs, and a new quest—the Path of the Jade Lord—may be just the ticket. But this quest will be far harder than anything Jack’s faced before, pushing him to his mental, physical, and moral limits. And if Jack isn’t careful, his quest to defeat Osmark and the Empire may end up turning him into the despot he’s been fighting against.

Pick it up here: Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord

Dragon Award Nominations


Hey everyone! So this year, I’ll be attending DragonCon in Atlanta which is gonna be so, so awesome. And right now, DragonCon is accepting nominations for the second annual Dragon Award—a fan-based award to recognize excellence in all things Science Fiction and Fantasy. So, if you’re a fan and dig what I do, consider taking a few minutes to nominate one of my books—Savage Prophet (Lazarus 4), Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm, and Viridian Gate Online: Crimson Alliance are all eligible. Every fan anywhere is welcome and encouraged to both nominate their choice and vote again on the final Dragon Award Ballot, it costs nothing, and it’s a phenomenal way to support authors you love. Thanks everyone and good reading!

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Revenge of the Bloodslinger Cover Reveal

Hey all. So aside from ink-slinging like a champ, I also run a small Imprint—Shadow Alley Press—that publishes a few select authors. One of those authors, uber-talented eden Hudson, is preparing to release her second Jubal Van Zandt novel—a gritty, dystopian, cyberpunk/urban fantasy mash-up, which rocks more than actual rocks. In honor of that upcoming release, we commissioned a new cover for book one, Revenge of the Bloodslinger! If you haven’t read the book, you should absolutely check it out. I seriously cannot recommend it highly enough!

Get it Here: Revenge of the Bloodslinger


Starfest 2017

StarFest 2017Hey folks, just a real quick update.

I’ll be at Denver Starfest—April 21-23, 2017 at the Marriott and Hilton DTC Convention Hotels—selling books, signing books, and doing some awesome panels including: Brainstorming and Unblocking, Cyberpunk VS the SOA Genre, Politics, Religion and the Military – Worldbuilding Blocks, and Writing Supporting Casts and Creatures. It’s gonna be a rocking, nerdtastic good time, so if you’re in the area please stop on by and see me. I’ll sign books, we can talk, maybe even grab lunch.

Here’s a link to the website if you need more details: Starfest 

2016 Standout Awards

I love the ladies at One Book Two, and I’m flattered and thrilled that MudMan was mentioned for this year’s Standout Awards. Though it’s probably my least-read book, it is maybe my favorite, so this really means a lot. If you haven’t checked out Levi’s strange story, you should take a little looksee, it’s definitely worth the time. Thanks again, One Book Two, please keep up the great work.

One Book Two

2016-standout-award-badge-smallHello and welcome to the Second Annual Standout Awards by One Book Two! What are these awards, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

One Book Two Standout Awards are given out by One Book Two reviewers to honor titles and artists that created a stand-out experience for us as readers. At the end of the year, reviewers select—from among the reviews they’ve published during the year—the books, series, authors, audiobooks, narrators, cover artists, etc. that left the biggest impression.

We’ll add the Standout Award badge to those reviews and list all the winners on a page on our website. Authors can also display the award badge on their websites should they so choose. This is a way to highlight those books that really amazed us during the year.

So, without further ado, we’re delighted to present our 2016 Standout Awards!

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News and Releases

viridian-gate-coverHey folks, this is James Hunter, author of the Yancy Lazarus series. I’ve got a couple of exciting things to share on the book-writing front. First, Lazarus episode five is currently in the works—there’s certainly a lot yet to be done, but it’s coming along. No title yet, but this one should be a wild ride: lots of battles, plenty of demons, a good dose of Hell, and some sweet, sweet revenge. In other pen-monkey news, I’m also releasing the first book in a new series today! Viridian Gate Online (V.G.O.) is the pilot episode of a new high-fantasy (litRPG) series.

In 2042, the world finds itself on the verge of mass annihilation, due to an incoming extinction-level asteroid. Our hero, Jack Mitchel—a thirty-two-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment—takes a radical leap of faith in order to save his life: he uploads his mind into the brand-new, ultra-immersive, virtual reality game, Viridian Gate Online. Taking that leap of faith, though, means permanently trapping his mind in the fantasy game world, killing his body in the process.

Worse, one in six die during the transition, and even if Jack beats the odds, he’ll have to navigate a fantastical world that’s home to vicious monsters, domineering AIs, and cutthroat players. If Jack can’t game the system, he’s going to be trading in a quick death for a long, brutal one …

If you dig high-fantasy, RPGs, or just good ol fashion monster mayhem with lots of action and explosions, this might be up your alley. You can get it here: Viridian Gate Online