Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Best Laid Plans cover art

Here's the finished cover art for Shader book 2: Best Laid Plans. The typography should be ready in the next few days and the book will be released in early October.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Best Laid Plans

There's an excerpt from Shader book 2, Best Laid Plans on my Goodreads blog:

The Death of Dalglish - excerpt from Best Laid Plans

The cover art should be ready this week. There are still a few editing stages to go through, but I anticipate being finished in 2-3 weeks.

Meanwhile, September is a month of Cadman's Gambit giveaways on Goodreads, Back of the Book Reviews, and Indie Book Blog.

Goodreads Cadman's Gambit giveaway

Back of the Book Reviews

Indie Book Blog

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Readers Favorite awards Cadman's Gambit 5 stars

Readers Favorite Review

Reviewed by Molly E. for Readers Favorite

This author has some major talent. I've never read anything by him before, and I am quite surprised at how well I enjoyed this story. Prior has a unique style about him that really can draw the reader in. While fantasy novels are not my first choice of reading genre, there are ones like this that can really draw me in. This particular novel has all the great aspects of a fantastic fantasy: action, evil, good, laughter and futuristic elements.

First, I want to say that the cover itself is outstanding. I love a good cover on a novel and this one, well, it is really awesome. It's eye catching and totally in sync with the novel itself. Second, all the characters of this novel are fantastic. It was like watching a movie, I totally love that feeling. 

The action that fills this novel is stunning. The magic that's woven in is breathtaking. I loved it. Which is quite surprising for me. The characters come to terms with themselves as the Gods battle in this fantastic story of good vs. evil. 

I highly recommend this novel to everyone out there. And, even if you are like me and not a fantasy genre lover, I still suggest you give this a try. This author has mad talent and will grip each new reader and take them on a journey into the unknown Abyss, leaving you hungry for more. I can't wait to read the next one.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Cadman's Gambit giveaways

I'll be giving away 10 paperback copies of Cadman's Gambit on Goodreads from 1st to 7th September, and then Back of the Book Reviews will be giving away 5 paperbacks and 20 Kindle versions throughout September.

Cadman's Gambit has already netted my highest royalties to date, and that's within three weeks of its release.

Goodreads giveaway

Back of the Book Reviews

Friday, 19 August 2011

Best Laid Plans

Book 2 of the Shader series, Best Laid Plans will be released soon. It's just undergoing final edits and I'm waiting on the cover art. What I've seen so far is stunning.

The paperback of Cadman's Gambit has now been released. It benefits from the excellent formatting of T.M. Roy and features a double-page map of the world.

There will be a paperback giveaway of Cadman's Gambit on Goodreads next month. In the meantime, if you are a reviewer living in the US and would like a paperback copy, please email me at derekprior[at]

Here's a glimpse of the cover for Best Laid Plans:

Thursday, 4 August 2011

FREE copy of Cadman's Gambit

If you previously bought The Resurrection of Deacon Shader, I'd like to send you a free copy of Cadman's Gambit (mobi or epub) as a token of my appreciation. Cadman's Gambit is a reworking of the original Shader story and I'd love to get your feedback on the differences. There are some huge changes in all respects.

Either message me here or email me at derekprior [at]


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Kindle version now available

"Cadman's Gambit" is now available for Amazon Kindle at $2.99. Please follow the links below or on the side bar.