Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Forgotten King Release Date

The official release date for The Forgotten King has been set:

May 10, 2013.

Yes, it's a little later than planned, but the extra time will be put into making sure it's the best I can make it.  I anticipate having the 2nd ed. of The Dragon Gem ready by then as well.  I'll have the progress on both updated on here frequently.

Starting March 1, 2013, I will post chapters from both, alternating between the two each Friday until the May 10 release.  That means that by the release date, I'll have the first 5 chapters of both posted.  The trailer for The Forgotten King is about done, and I'll have it posted here soon as well.  I also hope to post a giveaway before the release date for physical copies of both books.

To any anticipating The Forgotten King, sorry that the wait will be a little longer, but I'll do my best to make it worth it.  May 10 is set in stone for The Forgotten King, though, so no more delays(barring some kind of ridiculous disaster).

Have a great week, everyone!

Brian Beam

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Influences and Red Ink

Here's a couple pics I'd posted to Facebook.  The first represents two major events for me.  First, it represents the conclusion to a series I've been reading for about a decade and a half: The Wheel of Time.  Second, it represents that I'm going to meet not only my favorite author, but one of my biggest influences in writing: Brandon Sanderson.

The second is just a random page I was editing earlier tonight.  There's a lot of red on it...

Editing is going fairly well.  If I can keep up my current pace, a dual release(The Dragon Gem 2nd ed. and The Forgotten King) in April may be doable. Well, back to it!

Brian Beam

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Forgotten King Cover Reveal

So, with the Forgotten King's targeted release being mid to late April, there's still over three months until its release.  However, I just got the final cover art in today and am too excited to keep it to myself.  It was done by the amazing Janette Ramos and really blew me away!

As I continue revising The Forgotten King, new cover art for the 2nd ed. of The Dragon Gem will be in progress.  I'm really looking forward to reworking The Dragon Gem and getting it out along with The Forgotten King.  Again, The 2nd ed. of The Dragon Gem will be a free upgrade for those who have purchased the ebook copy already and hopefully a better experience for new readers.  I just hope I can pull it off by April.

Check out the cover art below and let me know what you think!

Brian Beam