Lisa Shearin, National Bestselling Author

Ruins & Revenge cover now, pre-order links soon!

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Ruins & Revenge — the follow-up to Treasure & Treason will be out on May 2, which is only two weeks away! This weekend, we finalized the cover and just now finalized the jacket copy. We’re in the final grammar edit on the manuscript, to be immediately followed by formatting.

The pre-order links will be up very soon. When I have them, I’ll send out another newsletter, plus post it on my blog and all my social media accounts, so you won’t be able to miss it.

Below is the jacket copy, and below that, Tam. (Nom, nom!)

An ancient power.
Beneath a mountain on an uninhabited continent is said to be a fabled city, a city occupied by an ancient goblin civilization founded for only one reason—to protect and defend the Heart of Nidaar, an artifact that can harness the forces of nature as a weapon.

An elite team of combat mages.
Chief mage and goblin duke Tamnais Nathrach must help the guardians keep the legendary power out of the hands of a malevolent goblin brotherhood and their otherworldly allies, whatever the cost. Together with his hand-picked team—which includes elf pirate (and team demolitions expert) Phaelan Benares—Tam descends into a vast subterranean world both wondrous and terrifying, a world laid with deadly traps and filled with apex predators from another age.

The countdown to the end of the world.
Some secrets are meant to stay buried. When the Heart of Nidaar is accidentally awakened, and aimed at the west coast of the Seven Kingdoms, Tam and his team are in a race against time to prevent the deaths of millions. To succeed, they must confront their deepest fears, unmask their darkest secrets, and reveal their shameful pasts, testing the bonds of friendship and beyond. To fail means death for them all—and the end of all life in the Seven Kingdoms.


Treasure & Treason ebook on sale for $0.99!

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I’m working on the edits to Ruins & Revenge (the followup to Treasure & Treason) now, and it’s due to be released in ebook and print-on-demand paperback on May 2! (Audiobook to follow later.) I’ll let you know when the pre-order links are up.

In anticipation of the release of Ruins & Revenge, the ebook version of Treasure & Treason is now on sale for only $0.99! So if you (or a friend) hasn’t read it yet, now’s the time to dig in. It’s available on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Google, and Kobo.

What’s coming next? After I put the Ruins & Revenge edits to bed, I’ll start writing the next SPI Files book — The Myth Manifestation. After that, I’ll be writing the first book in my new paranormal thriller series, to be followed by another Raine Benares book (this one picking up during/after the events of Ruins & Revenge, and told from Raine’s POV.  And. . . in the next few weeks, I’ll have the delicious Tam cover art for Ruins & Revenge — nom, nom.

SPI Files #1 — The Grendel Affair ebook for only $1.99!

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From today through Sunday, April 9, the ebook of first book in my SPI Files series — The Grendel Affair — is priced at a great introductory price of just $1.99! So if you haven’t begun reading that series yet, now’s the time. Or if you’ve been trying to get a friend hooked, let them know and forward them a link.

Get The Grendel Affair ebook for $1.99 now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, or Google.

Happy reading!


Update on a lot of writing/release/plotting stuff

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Ruins & Revenge: I finished writing Ruins & Revenge last Friday. It’s in editing now (content, then copy editing, then production), and will be released on May 2. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available for preorder.

The Ghoul Vendetta audio book: My agent contacted Audible, and they said The Ghoul Vendetta is in production. As to a release date, they said “less than three months.” As soon as I know something more definite, I’ll let you know.

New paranormal thriller series: While I wait for the content edits to come back on Ruins & Revenge, I’m plotting a brand new paranormal thriller series. It’s gonna be so freakin’ cool!

Three books a year/three series: Before anyone freaks out that the new series will bump any of your favs, rest assured that my three-books-a-year writing schedule will include one book each from Raine Benares, a SPI Files, and the new thriller series.

Next book I’ll be writing: I may be plotting a new series now, but the next book I’ll write will be another SPI Files, *then* I’ll do the first book in the new series. I want to allow enough time for the new cast of characters to come together in my head.

That’s it for now!


Snippet from Ruins & Revenge — Tam’s court manners

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Today is deadline day for Ruins & Revenge — except I’m not finished. Well, not quite. I’ll be sending my editor chapters 1-33, and the remaining two chapters and epilogue by Friday. It’s gonna be such a fun book, but I’m really looking forward to getting away from the 12-hour workdays for a while.

Here’s a little snippet that I wrote yesterday. Enjoy. . .

Karnia didn’t require a demonstration of how a Mal’Salin chief mage dealt with probable traitors. I was disappointed.

And highly suspicious.

That suspicion increased tenfold when he not only apologized to Princess Maralah, but to me as well, going so far as to welcome me as an honored guest.

That sealed it.

In goblin court parlance, that translated to, “You’ll be dead before sunrise. Enjoy the few remaining hours of your life.”

I graciously thanked Karnia for his apology in the true spirit in which it was given.

Translation: Bring it.