Entries in ronald coleborn (3)

Thursday
Jan312013

And We're Back . . .

After a brief break from the hectic publishing schedule of last year, we decided to give our authors a break and allow them to catch up on outstanding material. Well the break is over folks, and we've got a lot of good stuff coming this year. Age of the Sigil will see a double-season launch (that's 2 mega omnibuses to replace the single-episode we've ceased doling out as of last year). Also look for Roger Vallon's third Kill Factor entry titled Death Strike, and offerings from a couple new authors we've signed. Ronald Coleborn's Legends of the Dread Realm saga also continues with Dragon's Tyranny. Phoenix Earth Season two will come on the heals of the season one omnibus release, and Order of 5ive and Mafiosi both get new seasons this year, but you won't have to wait week after week to read the eps., 'cause we're launching them Netflix style. So let the fun begin folks.

Saturday
May262012

HBO's Game of Thrones

I think HBO is doing wonders for the fantasy genre. Not only have they taken source material and lifted the possibilities of the storytelling to new heights, but they've done so through the medium of television, perhaps eclipsing what has been done on the big screen (my apologies, Peter Jackson). Game of Thrones is high art in my view. The show manages to capture the essence of George R. R. Martin's books while adding a unique flavor to the mix each week. Characters are a bit different in the show and chart a slightly different course than their literary counterparts but ultimately they share the same fate, thus far anyway. We're nearing the end of season two and it is getting HOT!!!

I love Tyrion and the loyal and fearless Brienne; Arya is a rare treat and Daenerys is wonderfully portrayed, but her blasted dragons aren't in the show enough (blame it on the budget). For those who haven't read the books (I have yet to complete the newest books myself) you're in for major surprises and more shocking deaths, but I say, bring 'em on!

I gotta tell you too, this show has me pining for Ronald Coleborn's Legends of the Dread Realm series, which launches in August, supposedly. I've only read bits and pieces of it thus far, thanks to monthly meetings, but what I've seen has surely whetted my appetite.

You can tell by now that, though a sci-fi writer I am, I have a strong affinity for fantasy. Love the stuff!

Saturday
Feb182012

What to Expect From 711 Press for 2012

KILL FACTOR: SERPENT HEAD
April, 2012 

Kill Factor returns with the second installment in the edge-of-your-seat espionage-thriller series. Author Roger Vallon takes his rogue agent to Geneva, in an attempt to uncover the hidden players behind Redrum. Meanwhile Magenta, the newest recruit, is dispatched to exquisite Monte Carlo, where she attempts to finagle intel from one of Redrum's elite while immersing herself in the pampered Monaco lifestyle. This is the sexiest Kill Factor entry so far, and it has to be with Magenta at the center of the story. We also meet a new sleeper with a standard Principate call sign and color code, Trajan Cobalt, and a lot is revealed in short order before all is said and done.

 

 

 

KILL FACTOR: DEATH STRIKE
November, 2012 

And look for the explosive conclusion to the unofficial Redrum trilogy that is comprised of the first three books in the Kill Factor series. The series will head in a new direction with book four, titled White Russian, but we wrap things up for the first epic story with a major bang, and the fate of Redrum is decided, and the aim of the Kill Factor Organization is made clear. This is one series entry you won't want to miss, so mark your calendar!


D.N.A. DAVID NOBLE, ALIEN
May, 2012 

Directly on the heels of Jami Lynn Saunders' successful Werecat Saga (Feral, Rabid, Nocturnal) comes a new type of adventure. David Noble, an introverted teenager since the death of his father, discovers he's not alone when an overnight stay in the hills near his home puts him face to face with a being from another world. Little did he know the being came to Earth with the sole purpose of finding him. Thinking it was just a dream, David discovers the truth when his own DNA begins to evolve and he becomes the target of government forces. If you like I am Number Four, you will love D.N.A. DAVID NOBLE, ALIEN.

LEGENDS OF THE DREAD REALM
August, October, December, 2012 


Set in a time that follows the events of Age of the Sigil, this epic fantasy series from Ronald Coleborn recounts the age of heroes and legends; valient knights, dread dark lords, and vanquished princesses, each bearing a wondrous tale. In a divided realm, where a king lies dying, and ruthless armies and mercinaries form an aliance as they march toward the realm's High Court, a small band of warriors must defend the throne against an enemy that seeks to sweep terror across the lands. The Legends of the Dread Realm will launch in August, and the high fantasy series will introduce fans of the genre to a new adult-themed saga that is sure to please.

PHOENIX EARTH
April, 2012 

And entering the fray this year is Phoenix Earth, our inaugural, full-on space opera/sci-fi entry. With this series, 711 Press goes beyond the usual frontiers, reaching out to bold new territory with an intriguing, politically-charged, action-packed, and entertaining TV book series that is sure to delight fans of the genre. If you loved Battlestar Galactica as we did, you'll wanna catch this show in April--but don't look for Cylons in this series. We're talkin' alien planet and future Earth. 'Nuff said!

 

 

 

ORDER OF 5IVE
July, 2012 

Order of 5ive returns this year with an explosive season 2 that picks up right where season 1 left off. The landscape may have changed somewhat (along with a few enemies) but the quirky, charming, and fun-loving teen heroes are back with a vengeance, as they are pitted against more hairy, mythological monsters and wild creatures of the night. The conspiracies deepen as well, and old enemies evolve into even greater threats as they amass power, raising the stakes for election year 2012!

 

 

 

MAFIOSI
October, 2012 

The mob goes Hollywood when Vincenzo, Paul, and Antoinette head out West, where the sun-drenched streets of LA run rampant with crime, and an undercurrent of violence swells the Hills. Tinsel Town isn't ready for the Paranzanos, but they're getting a couple of them anyway. Season two of this landmark series takes the saga in a new and exciting direction, and fans of classic mob epics won't be disappointed once they come along for the ride.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg, folks, as there's plenty more to come. We haven't even mentioned the season one omibuses for Oder of 5ive and Mafiosi, or two projects from James LaFleur & Gordon Massie, or Drusilla Winters' one-off horror effort. Also, there are two new non-fiction books on the way from 711 Press co-founders Daniel Middleton and Jaime Vendera. But we'll save those for another day.