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From the creator of Elmoryn, and the author of the smash hit horror epic Adrian's Undead Diary...

Welcome to Tesser: A Dragon Among Us, the first Reemergence Novel.

"Vibrant storytelling, with an unusual protagonist..." -Georgina Parfitt, Towerbabel.com

Imagine for a moment that you are a Dragon. A creature of unimaginable power, unending intelligence and strength, and you've just woken from ten thousand years of slumber. Worse yet, you've awoken underneath a city; Boston, an alien and strange place that defies everything you've ever known.

Your last memories were of primordial forests, erupting volcanoes sculpting a developing world, faeries, witches, vampires, krakens, and monsters that feared where you turned your eyes.

But all that is gone. Humans, only barely coming into their own in the world from your memory, have taken over. They have erected cities made of stone and steel erupting from the earth like stalagmites reaching for the high blue sky, and developed sciences that have overshadowed even the glory of old magic.

This was not the way it was supposed to be.

Meet Tesser, the Dragon. He who walks in any form, and flies the skies free of fear.

A Dragon Among Us is Tesser's story. Walk with him as he learns the human way, and discovers the dark truth about why magic has really faded from the world he calls home.

And just maybe, humanity will remember why dragons were most noble, and most savage creatures again.

Welcome to The Reemergence.

Tesser: A Dragon Among Us is a mythical journey into urban fantasy. Set in the modern day but filled with elements of wonder and magic, it is sure to please enthusiasts of both action, adventure, and romance.

Tesser is on sale today for just 99 cents.  It's already in the top ten of three different Amazon categories, and you can snag a copy for yourself and learn why it's been there since its release!


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I had this posted about three years ago when AUD was a Kindle blog subscription, but I've recently re-launched the series, and I wanted to share some of the links here again.

For the first time, the internet phenomenon is now in print!

Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead.

Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors.  Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.  He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom.  Pretty successful, all things considered.

Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian's own story of how he survived after "That Day."  Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named 'Mr. Journal," and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil.  Adrian's Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn't think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason.

On it's initial day of launch, Dark recollections reached #800 on Amazon, and received over 30 five star reviews from fans who read it as a blog.  It is currently #9 amongst all highly rated new releases in the last 30 days.

Here is the video trailer for AUD:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFJgMu3fdP8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFJgMu3fdP8</a>

And here is a link if you want to pick up the book.


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The Book Bazaar / The Wrath of the Orphans - Dark Fantasy/horror
« on: September 11, 2013, 10:25:03 PM »
Hi, I'm Chris.

If any of you have heard of me, chances are you know my name from my pretty successful post apocalyptic zombie series, Adrian's Undead Diary.  But, I'm not here to talk about AUD.  (but you should check it out.  many thousands of folks have, and enjoyed it)

I'm here for my dark fantasy series set in my world, Elmoryn.

The Wrath of the Orphans is the first book in The Kinless Trilogy.  Here's the brief synopsis from the back cover:

Malwynn and his twin sister Umaryn live in a small town in Northern Varrland. In New Picknell, nearly nothing happens, and when their day to day routine is interrupted by a skirmish between an invading patrol of the dead and a defending force from Varrland, their world begins to come undone.

With international war looming on the horizon, New Picknell becomes the center of quite unwanted attention. Though the twins' small world has been shattered, they find strength in a growing mastery of the mystical energies of The Way. With nothing left to lose, they set out on a mission of vengeance that will take them to places they'd never dreamed of visiting, and revealing dark knowledges best left undiscovered.

The Wrath of the Orphans is book one of the sprawling Kinless Trilogy, set in the dark fantasy world of Elmoryn, created by author and game developer Chris Philbrook. Elmoryn is a world of The Way, where magic maintained steam powered locomotives cross a vast continent covered in the ruins of a long dead civilization, where the spirits of the dead live on forever, and the dead come back to savage the living.

Wrath has been compared to many major fantasy stories.  The Mistborn series, LotR (laughably, in my opinion that I'm in that category), The Icewind Dale trilogy, and others.  I'm a gamer, and I wrote it to entertain people with my sensibilities, as well as for people interested in a deep, believable world that has hundreds of years of history, and realism you can sink your teeth into.

The Elmoryn website (weirdly enough, it's www.elmoryn.com) has been the source of the story for over a year now, and I've decided to self publish it.  It is currently available on the Kindle, similarly to my other series, and will shortly be available in hardcopy as well.  If he readers here on Kboards would be so kind, I'd highly appreciate it if you were to give my book a share, or a read, and a review if you can spare the time.  Here's the youtube trailer for the Elmoryn setting.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHUJ_BV44qk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHUJ_BV44qk</a>

I'd be grateful, and you'd help to bolster my burgeoning career as an author.  If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me here, on any of websites, or on any of my Facebook pages.


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Writers' Cafe / Authors.. who are your cover artists?
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:12:21 PM »
I'm in the market for a cover artist for a few projects, and I'd like to hear who you all have used.

If you can post some names here, and perhaps their websites, I'd be eternally grateful!

Thanks so much.

-Chris

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I've had a few of my readers complain that they don't always get their updates when they're supposed to.  Sometimes it takes 12-24 hours to get an update on thier Kindle versus when I post the entry to the story.

Is anyone else having a delay issue like this?  My readers say there hasn't been a problem before, but there is now.

I'm curious what the lag time other folks are having on other blog subscriptions.

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The Book Bazaar / Adrian's Undead Diary
« on: January 18, 2011, 02:03:44 AM »
Ladies and Gentlemen.....   hi.

I'm Chris, and I'm the Author of Adrian's Undead Diary.  Most of my fans simply refer to it as AUD. 

AUD is a fairly new reading experience that combines the execution of blog fiction with the addition of short stories posted that intersect the main story.  The basic premise of AUD is that the world has come to a sudden end at the hand of a plague of undead.  At the center of our story is a fairly normal middle aged man, Adrian Ring.  Poor Adrian writes in his diary as he attempts to survive the perils of life after the end, and as you read the updates on AUD, you are reading his diary.

Along the line at AUD I post additional short stories that fill in details that Adrian is unaware of.  Some stories follow the fates of people that cross Adrian's path, or explain how certain situations came to be.  Some of the stories even foreshadow upcoming events in the Diary that Adrian is unaware of.

AUD is written realistically, simply, and is spoken in the man's voice.  Adrian makes mistakes, gets hurt, laughs and cries, and most of all, tries to be the Hero the world needs.

Right now AUD is getting about 225 daily readers or so, and feedback has been overwhelming positive.  If you are interested in scary, creepy, or gory books, then you will probably enjoy AUD.  If you are interested in books about survival, living on your own, and dealing with insane situations, there's a good chance you'll like AUD.  And also, if you like stories that have a humorous main character, and stories that you don't want to share with your mom at the dinner table, then AUD is definitely for you.

AUD can be read for free.  All you need to do is register on the site, and everything is free.  If you are wanting a Kindle version of the site, you can get a Kindle subscription and everytime Adrian updates his diary... ba-zing!  You get it right on your Kindle, wherever it is you are.  You can also purchase the collected months of the Diary so you can catch up as well the short stories.  Prices are reasonable. (I think)


You can also help support AUD by subscribing as a premium user on the site, which costs $2 and gets you several neat perks.

I am looking for new readers, feedback, and obviously, a little bit of money along the way.  I'll update this thread as things change on the site, and I look forward to hearing from new readers, or folks with questions.

http://www.adriansundeaddiary.com/

Thank you so much!

-Chris

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Introductions & Welcomes / Jeellllooooo!
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:38:45 AM »
Hi there!  Having just registered here on the Kindle Boards I thought I'd stop in and say hello to everyone, and sort of introduce myself.

I'm Chris.  I work in the mental health field, and I am writing an ongoing series of horror/survival fiction that I've made available on the Kindle.  I've been looking for a good place online to get better information about the Kindle, and after a few weeks of trolling the depths of the internet, this looks like a good place to start.

I'm married to a wonderful wife of 13 years, and I have a boneheaded cat. I am a voracious reader, as well as a former game developer.  One of my co-workers twisted my arm into listing all of my writing on the Kindle so I can get a little bit of money, and hopefully a lot of exposure.

I look forward to meeting some people here, and hopefully learning a lot more about how to use the Kindle, as well as market my writing on the Kindle.  Thanks so much everyone.                   

If anyone would like to check out my writing, there's a link in my signature.  Have at!

-Chris

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