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Fred on the Head

Tomorrow my wife is going to have her head examined.  I don’t know what took the doctors so long.  I’ve been telling her she needs to have her head examined for years.  Of course, this is a CT scan to check her sinuses (or so they say).  I’m thinking I’ll go along and slip them a fiver to look a little deeper.  No one in their right mind chooses cleaning over cooking, or eats Brussels sprouts voluntarily (Or lives with me for as long as she has).  I’m guessing they’ll find a few screws loose.

Of course, I wouldn’t dare let them look inside my head.  I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t let me back out of the hospital.  Luckily, if you really want to know what’s floating around up in my noggin it’s easier and cheaper than a CT scan.  Just head over to Amazon where The Eastern Factor is being released today.



Words are so interesting.  Why do we “release” a book?  Is it a wild slavering thing that must be tamed before we dare release it into the wider world?  Actually, that does make sense.

So if you want a peek inside my head, go get yourself a copy.  I can’t guarantee the book is completely tame, but I’ve tried my best to housebreak it (Sort of).

Also, you can still get a free copy of The Order of the Wolf as part of the Secret Worlds— Fantasy Giveaway.

Also also, I’m giving away 5 copies as part of my Book Blitz today.



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Reserve your Copy!




The Eastern Factor: Kingdom of Haven book 3 is now available for pre-order on Amazon.  Go ahead and reserve a copy.

And if you need more reading material, The Order of the Wolf (Book 1) is still available as part of the Secret Worlds – Fantasy Giveaway along with 61 other fantasy titles.

It’s snowing here in Charlotte today and in this part of the country we roll up the sidewalks and hunker down with just the rumor of snow (and don’t forget to buy all the bread and milk you can carry).  What better day to curl up under a warm blanket with a bunch of e-books to keep you company?  It beats scraping your car windows and shoveling the driveway.

You might as well make some nice french toast with all that bread and milk you have hoarded up too.

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All Good Tours Come to an End

Today is the last day of my blog tour for the Kingdom of Haven series hosted by SAGE’s BLOG TOURS.  The last stop is a book spotlight and review on Hogwash.  The review is for the first book in the series The Order of the Wolf.

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You can still get your free copy of The Order of the Wolf here along with 60+ other fantasy novels in the Secret Worlds – Fantasy Giveaway going on until February 10th.

Don’t forget to get your copy of The Eastern Factor: Kingdom of Haven Book 3 when it’s released on January 30th (Like you’re going to forget when I keep reminding you).




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Broadswords and Blasters

Broadswords and Blasters

Today my short story “Granny May Saves the Day” is out in Broadswords and Blasters magazine.  The story is about a grandma who ain’t afraid of nothin’, and her side-kick grandson who coerces the townsfolk for sweets to keep her out of their hair.  They had a great racket going until them alien critters showed up.

Also, my blog tour rolls on with my Kingdom of Haven series being showcased on the Bound 2 Escape book blog.

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Tour This!

Check out the next stop on my blog tour promoting the Kingdom of Haven series.  It’s posted at Ramblings of a Book Nerd.

I finished the book file for The Eastern Factor the other day, and am finishing the paperback book cover design today.  Correction, my friend Don is designing the paperback cover today.  I’m just being a pain to him with my “Can you….” questions.

Luckily, he can and I really like the cover design.



Reality is finally setting in that book three is on the way.  Book ARC anyone?



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Kingdom of Havan — jbronderbookreviews

Check out my author interview on jbronderbookreviews.

Kingdom of Haven Series By Freddie Silva Genre: Fantasy The Order of the Wolf: Kingdom of Haven Book 1 The Order of the Wolf is set in the Seven Kingdoms, where the rulers are greedy and mercenary companies known as the Free Orders are paid to settle their disputes. As a member of The Order of the […]

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Rolling Along

Day two of my book blog tour is at Mello & June.  It’s a cool website with nice graphics and lots of energy.  Check out the promo.

Today I’m working on putting my book files together in preparation for the January 30th release of The Eastern Factor.


The process of writing a book is much more complicated than I thought so many years ago when I first started out.  Writing, revision, editing, book covers, book files, marketing. . . the list goes on.

I’ve heard it compared to giving birth.  While I have children, luckily I don’t know the pain of childbirth (besides my wife squeezing my hand hard enough to stop the blood flow).  I thought this wasn’t a great example, but maybe it really is.

Just like I can’t understand the pain of childbirth, a person who hasn’t written a book can’t grasp the work involved.  They see the finished product, and whether it’s a pretty or ugly baby, it’s still a baby.  They say silly things like, “Wow, that came out of you?” Luckily most people have enough tact to refrain from commenting upon how ugly your baby is (Not so much your book though, huh).

Now that I’ve had an epiphany on the baby/book analogy, I think I’ll go tell my wife that I totally understand what she went through in childbirth.  Any bets on what her response will be?  I’m pretty sure I know, but that’s half the fun.

I’m betting on an eye roll.  After living with me for thirty years, she’s become somewhat immune to my foolish ways.




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