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July 6, 2015

I published the first installment of my story Lee-Lack's Gold on my site.

There is also a General Introduction .

The stories are set in the world of Anaxantis. They run parallel to the events related in the trilogy The Invisible Chains and the sequel quadrilogy The Invisible Hands.

These are the tales of some characters who have left the main story line as told in the first seven books. It isn’t strictly necessary to have read those, but if you haven’t, you might miss some subtle references. I tried to make these stories stand on their own. That means that if you have read the first seven books, some events will be familiar to you, though they will be told from a different perspective.

The installments will be regularly published and are free to read. You can check the website, or, on the landing page, subscribe to the blog posts (fourth box down in the right column) to receive email notification when a new installment is published. Each email contains an unsubscribe link.
When the story is finished it will stay up for a few weeks, then it will be published as an ebook.

I hope you'll enjoy Lee-Lack's Gold.
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Published on July 06, 2015 12:35 • 43 views • Tags: announcement, free-story, lee-lack-s-gold, pirates-of-the-ronicerian-isles, web-serial

June 25, 2015

I've been working on a new story, or rather a new line of stories — plural.

They'll be shorter tales about characters who, at one time or another, left the main story line of Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse. The drawback is that those who have read all seven books will recognize certain events, though now told from another perspective. There will be new stuff as well, of course.

The good news is that I will publish them — for free — in regular installments on my website, Ximerion , where you can read more about this…
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Published on June 25, 2015 11:54 • 39 views • Tags: announcement, free-story, lee-lack-s-gold, pirates-of-the-ronicerian-isles, web-serial

June 2, 2015

My novel Mate was nominated for the eFestival of Words – Best of the Independent eBook Awards 2015 : http://goo.gl/5FCka4
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Published on June 02, 2015 06:44 • 14 views • Tags: awards, the-invisible-hands-part-4-mate

May 19, 2015

This is the second time I participated in the Hop Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia 2015.

You can find my post here, about how hatemongering and public appeals for physical violence against gays turned against the Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri.


Scroll down to the bottom of my post and you'll find 119 writer participating in the blog hop. Most of them — myself included — give away books, ebooks or swag.

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Published on May 19, 2015 04:46 • 36 views • Tags: biphobia, blog-hop, hahabt, homophobia, tamar-iveri, transphobia

December 22, 2014

Cover Anthology Stories on the Go

Stories on the Go is an anthology of 101 Very Short Stories by 101 Authors.

The idea was launched by Hugh Howey of WOOL-fame on Kboards, a forum for kindle readers with an active — well, turbulent — community of indie writers. It is a collection of very short stories, thousand words or less, by very different authors who write in many genres. There is, besides the usual Table of Contents, and Index by Author and an Index by Genre. There are a few gay/m-m stories besides my own.

Somehow I ended up coordinating this project which aims to give you an idea of recent indie writing.


Oh… and you can download the ebook for free on several vendors.


Amazon (in most regions — Attention: every Amazon site can put the book free or not at their own discretion)
Apple iTunes (everywhere)
Barnes&Noble (everywhere)
Kobo (everywhere)
Inktera (everywhere)
Scribd (everywhere)
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Published on December 22, 2014 13:05 • 47 views • Tags: anthology, free-ebook

November 8, 2014

The Invisible Hands - Part 4 Mate (Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse, #7) by Andrew AshlingMy latest Epic Fantasy Gay Romance book, Mate , part four of The Invisible Hands, the seventh volume in the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series is now live on all vendors.


These are the links:
Amazon (azw & azw3)
All Romance ebooks (ARe) (epub & mobi)
Apple iBooks or Itunes (epub)
Barnes & Noble (epub)
Inktera (epub)
Scribd (epub)
Kobo (epub)
and, of course, on my own site in the eShop (epub & mobi).
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Published on November 08, 2014 14:31 • 115 views • Tags: release, the-invisible-hands-part-4-mate

November 4, 2014

I’m almost finished with the final preparations for the release of my latest Gay Epic Fantasy book, Mate, part four of The Invisible Hands, the seventh volume in the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series.

This means you can expect publication by Thursday or Friday this week.

I still need to write the blurb and I want to give the book a final once-over, but that should be it.

That means it’s time for a cover reveal .

Limited introductory offer at reduced price: For notification by email, subscribe to my New Releases Newsletter on this page .
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Published on November 04, 2014 12:34 • 47 views • Tags: cover-reveal, the-invisible-hands-part-4-mate

October 28, 2014

I’m almost finished editing my gay Epic Fantasy Mate, the seventh book in the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series, and the fourth and last part of The Invisible Hands.

I still need a few days, though. My earlier estimates are off by about a week. Release will be begin November, but not later than the first week.

I will announce the release of Mate first by mail to the subscribers of my New Releases Newsletter, when the book will still be offered at a lower, temporary introduction price. A few days later I will announce the release by a regular blog post, like this one.

If you’re not already subscribed to my New Releases Newsletter, you can do so here if you want.

Meanwhile, to tide you over, you can read a longer excerpt featuring Ehandar, which should please his fan club. It is taken from the penultimate Chapter 15: Serpents in the Grass.

You can read it here .
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Published on October 28, 2014 16:27 • 47 views • Tags: excerpt, the-invisible-hands-part-4-mate

October 4, 2014

I’m about one quarter to a third through editing my gay Epic Fantasy novel, Mate, the seventh book in the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse series, and the fourth and last part of The Invisible Hands.

So, it's time for an excerpt.

You'll find it here on my website.

If you want notification when Mate is published and take advantage of the reduced launch price, please subscribe to my New Releases Newsletter .
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Published on October 04, 2014 13:37 • 67 views • Tags: excerpt, the-invisible-hands-part-4-mate

August 24, 2014

The winners of eFestival of Words 2014 Awards were announced today.

In other news: some people are very kind.

I bloggged about it on my website, Ximerion
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Published on August 24, 2014 13:13 • 50 views • Tags: awards, nominations, self-publishing