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Announcing: Skyblade’s Gambit!

The last four weeks, I’ve been working on and hinting at a secret project. At last, I’ve gotten the all-clear to announce it, so here goes…

Coming December 1, an all-new novella, with new characters and adventures…

Skyblade’s Gambit.

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Captain Annabel Skyblade commands the Peregrine, the most feared pirate airship to sail the skies of Aldarre, plundering the rich and powerful. The rulers of the sky realms have had enough of her, and the kingdom of Cerindel has enlisted top Navy intelligence agent Victorie Brassfeld to capture the pirate, using a lure too strong to resist – a valuable, beautiful sapphire amulet.

But the amulet hides a great secret, and when it is stolen by sinister forces, Annabel and Victorie must join together to retrieve it. And as they face danger and adventure, they also have to face their feelings for each other, feelings they have never had before, when they discover…

Hearts can be stolen too.

I was honored to be asked to be part of this project – Skyblade’s Gambit is part of The Plundered Chronicles, the very first LGBT-themed Kindle Worlds, with stories inspired by the novels of Alex Westmore. My fellow writers and I are taking things in new directions, with adventure, romance, time travel, steampunk, dystopia…and airship pirates!

(Note that as a Kindle Worlds story, Skyblade’s Gambit will only be available through Amazon, and only as an ebook.)

There’ll be official previews and much coming up over the next few days, so stay tuned! I have a load of fun writing Skyblade’s Gambit, and I hope you have fun reading it…and that you’ll want more of Annabel and Victorie!

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The Crown Of Kylthena: Out At Last!

Yes! The wait is over! The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, is out at last! Get Michiko and Beth’s newest adventure at Amazon, or find other buying links and more after the cut! Continue reading

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The Crown Of Kylthena: Coming Friday!

Yes! You read that correctly! The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, will be published this Friday, October 14! Many, many thanks to Keri Knutson, and to Jason and Marina Anderson with Polgarus Studios, for getting things fixed in a hurry and allowing me to bump up the publication date! (And thanks to Willow, who is awesome!) Here’s the corrected cover, and if you missed the preview of the first two chapters, click here! See you on Friday, when the buying links are ready!

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The Crown Of Kylthena: Publication Delay Alert

Due to an unfortunate complication, I’ve had to push back the publication date for The Crown Of Kylthena until next Tuesday, October 18. The reason why? Short answer: I screwed up. Long answer? After the cut! Continue reading

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from the end of the world to your blog

The Sunday catchup returns, with this announcement: The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, will be published this coming Tuesday, October 11!

“Whatever it takes to rescue Beth, I’ll do it.”

The Crown of Kylthena is a legendary relic from the Lost Lands of Earth. The stories say it brings great power to its wearer. Michiko Koyama, the hero known as the Monkey Queen, is sent to retrieve the crown along with her girlfriend and partner in adventure Beth McGill, only to find that it’s been stolen. They’ll have to hop from world to world and team up with the enigmatic wizard Alasdair Sterling to get it back…but can he be trusted?

And even if they find the crown, the secrets it holds could tear Beth away from Michiko…or lead to their doom.

Come back Tuesday for buying links, and click here in case you missed Friday’s preview of the first two chapters of Michiko and Beth’s newest adventure! More after the cut! Continue reading

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Willow Wednesdays: The Crown Of Kylthena!

Welcome to Willow Wednesdays! Featuring art by Willow, the cover artist for the Monkey Queen series, with her kind permission! Read on after the cut for more! Continue reading

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Your Crown Of Kylthena update

It’s good news…and bad.

The good is that the final draft is almost done. I need to expand one or two scenes, and then nitpick the draft from first page to last, but when that’s finished the book will almost be good to go.

The bad is that Willow’s tendinitis is taking longer than expected to heal, and work on her thesis is taking up a lot of her time anyway. At this point, I’m going to have to assume she won’t be able to complete the cover until September, which means that the book won’t be out until this fall.

I hope you’ll forgive me for this delay. Sometimes, life does get in the way. All I can do is make The Crown Of Kylthena the best book I can, take the extra time to improve it and make it worth the wait…and I will.

Thanks for your patience, your understanding and your support.

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We have first draft sign!

The first draft of the sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, is finally done!

Don’t get too excited yet. There’s still at least one round of editing and revising to come, and we need to wait for Willow to recover from her wrist tendinitis before she can finish the cover. It’ll still be a while before The Crown Of Kylthena is published.

But if you want to get a bit excited, be my guest. I am!

Especially since I’m getting some great ideas going for the seventh book…

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Welcome!

To those of you dropping by for the first time: Hi! I’m Robert Dahlen, the author of the Monkey Queen novel series, in which Michiko (teenage hero with a wisecracking streak) and Beth (fangirl college student) team up to “save the world” (they’re starting small). It’s fantasy adventure with heroines, humor and heart, and a friendship that may be leading to something more. The first book, Of Introductions And Abductions, is on sale for just 99 cents US/CA/AU, £0.99, and €0,99 now through May 31! You can find all the sale links, and learn more about Michiko and Beth, after the cut!

Monkey Queen May Sale!(4) Continue reading

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Brazilian and Portuguese Monkey Queen fans: A request (updated)

If you’re a Portuguese speaker and a fan of Michiko and Beth, I could use your help with a publishing matter. I want to keep things confidential for now, so please contact me by email or using the contact form. Thanks! (3/15: I’ve had someone contact me, so help is no longer needed for now. Thanks.)

For the rest of you, here’s a penguin video. Because penguins.

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