Rick Gualtieri's Blog

September 14, 2016

Author's note: The following story is from the viewpoint of Sally Sunset, as part of the Tome of Bill series. You can read more of Sally's story in Sunset Strip (A Tale From The Tome of Bill). It takes place prior to the events of Half A Prayer (The Tome of Bill 6). It is part of the special #HoldOnToTheLight blog event (see the bottom of this post for details).

Some days I'm really not sure of who I am, what I should be doing, or how I should act. I don't let the others see it. It wouldn't b...
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Published on September 14, 2016 16:59 • 25 views

August 31, 2016

So this past week I took the family down to Virginia for a little R&R. It had been a while since we got away for a few days. Besides, all work and no play make Rick less a dull boy and more a freaking nutcase.

Sanity is my middle nameYeah yeah, I know the drill ... back to writing, author monkey!

Don't worry. I'm hard at work finishing up The Last Coven (The Tome of Bill 8). For now, though, I thought I'd take a little mental break from all the death and destruction to talk about the thrill...
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Published on August 31, 2016 18:15 • 14 views

July 13, 2016

DorkYou might think by the title of this post that there's a big but coming after it.  Well there isn't (aside from my ass maybe ... I really need to put some more miles on the exercise bike).  It stands as it is.  No caveats. Feel free to mock my ethnicity, my geeky tendencies, my hairline ... all of it.  If what you say is clever, I'll laugh. If what you say isn't, I'll most likely mock you back for your lack of being able to string a coherent joke together. I can take i...
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Published on July 13, 2016 06:33 • 57 views

May 21, 2016

Are you ready for a walk on the wild side? Are you daring enough to enter a place where the shadows are long, things go bump in the night, and the hour of the wolf never ends?

MODERN MAGIC (Twelve Tales of Urban Fantasy)

Get ready for 12 complete works by the masters of dark urban fantasy. Featuring some of the best and the brightest of the genre - NY Times Best-Sellers, USA Today Best-Sellers, Bram Stoker Award Winners, Nominees, and Amazon Best-Sellers!

BEST YET, You don’t have to...
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Published on May 21, 2016 11:36 • 83 views

May 1, 2016

The Tome of Bill SeriesTHERE ARE REASONS WE FEAR THE NIGHT. HE'S NOT ONE OF THEM.Bill Ryder was a dateless geek, but then he met a girl to die for. So he did. Unfortunately for him, that was just the beginning of his troubles...

Through May 7th all of the individual books in the bestselling Tome of Bill urban fantasy series (including side stories) will be on sale for Kindle for ONLY $.99 apiece.


Still catching up? Been waiting for an excuse to dive in? Have som...
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Published on May 01, 2016 06:49 • 48 views

April 15, 2016

SHINING FURY (a Tome of Bill Series Companion) is coming April 29!

I am pleased to share both the cover and the teaser from this, the second companion piece in The Tome of Bill series.

Taking place concurrently with The Wicked Dead, Shining Fury follows Sheila O'Connell - the prophesied last defender of humanity.

Icons, legendary warriors empowered by pure faith and driven by their unerring belief in their own invincibility. For centuries they have stood against the undead as shining beacons of...
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Published on April 15, 2016 04:38 • 54 views

March 21, 2016

The Guardian published a rather click-baity editorial recently by one Ros Barber entitled  For Me, Traditional Publishing Means Poverty. But Self-Publish? No Way . Now, I don't know Ms. Barber from a hole in the wall. A quick Amazon search of her name , however, appears to show she's the author of at least four books ... three of which have covers which seem to have been puked out by a designer not quite qualified to advertise on fiverr. However, let's not start this article off on a judgme...
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Published on March 21, 2016 13:28 • 22 views

March 2, 2016

I am pleased to be a part of...

THE INDOMITABLE TEN - A Superhero/Supervillain Novella Anthology

Minotaurs. Nephilim. Demons. Mad scientists. Secret Societies. Superheroes. Supervillains.
What do these things have in common? They are all part of the Indomitable Ten: a tantalizing anthology of novellas that will take you on a wild ride through ten amazing worlds brought to you by science fiction and fantasy greats like:
J.R. Rain
Kris Carey
Jesse Baruffi
Richard Roberts
Karpov Kinrade
Jim Bernheimer
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Published on March 02, 2016 07:42 • 30 views

February 12, 2016

Do you love reading fantasy books? Who are we kidding? Of course you do! Otherwise, you'd be off posting what you had for breakfast to Facebook or Twitter.

This giveaway is just for you! 50 authors - including yours truly - have teamed up to bring you the ULTIMATE book-lover's giveaway -- a Kindle Fire loaded with 50 fantasy ebooks! Even better, this contest doesn't have just one winner, but SIX! One person wins the kindle, and an additional five people will be given one of the 50 ebooks list...
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Published on February 12, 2016 11:55 • 36 views

January 12, 2016

I am an online Methuselah. I've been here since there really was an online to be logged into. I've seen the rise and fall of the Prodigy empire, was a citizen of the city-state of Earthlink, explored the mysteries of the universe with Alta Vista. Yet for all of that, I begin to realize I've somehow managed to lead a blissfully sheltered online existence.

Recently, a few author friends of mine of the female persuasion have been sharing some of the extreme, but apparently all too common, posts t...
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Published on January 12, 2016 15:45 • 16 views