As an FYI my 18th-Century fantasy about a flesh golem and fairy who fight an evil necromancer, Heraclix and Pomp, will be released as a trade paperback by Resurrection House/Underland Press on August 11th, 2015. The hardcover is, however, still available and at a ridiculously low price at Amazon. Of course, I'd prefer that you support your local bookstore and buy it through them, but who am I to tell you how to spend your money? I have a few copies myself that I am willing to sign and sell direct at a discounted price, as well. Just email me at forrestjaguirre at gmail dot com, if you're interested (you will need to cover postage, though). Here's the blurb, which I've modified slightly for table-top RPG-speak, since so many of my G+ friends are gamers:
Heraclix was dead and Pomp was an immortal fairy. That was before Heraclix’s reanimation as a flesh golem (along with the sewn-together pieces and parts of many other dead people) and Pomp’s near murder at the hands of an evil necromancer. As they travel from Vienna to Prague to Istanbul and back again (with a side-trip to Hell), they struggle to understand who and what they are: Heraclix seeks to know the life he had before his death and rebirth, and Pomp wrestles with the language and meaning of mortality. As they journey across a land rife with revolution and unrest, they discover the evil necromancer they thought dead might not be so dead after all. In fact, he might be making a pact to ensure his own immortality . . .
Heraclix and Pomp is a richly textured and decadent read, filled with Baroque ideology and Byzantine political intrigue. Fans of fantasy and historical fiction alike will revel in Aguirre's layered prose and vivid characterizations. Heraclix and Pomp brings the surreal and the macabre to one of history's most violent eras.
For those that prefer Amazon, you can buy the book here.
Or, for those who prefer to buy local, look up your nearest independent bookseller here.
And if you're interested at all in the creative process behind the writing of this novel, I give a little peek into that right here.