Saturday, February 25, 2023

Title, Cover, and Description Reveal for Ghost Star 2

As promised, I bring you the title, cover, and description reveal for the sequel to my YA sci-fi adventure, Ghost Star

(drum roll or kazoo blast, please)

Title: WRAITH WORLD (Ghost Star Adventures Book 2) 

From Dictionary.com: A wraith is "a visible incorporeal spirit, especially one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition." The operative term being "especially one of a terrifying nature."

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Cover: 


Isn't it cool? I just love it. Eagle-eyed readers will see it's the same spacecraft on the cover of both books, different angle and locale, of course. How could this possibly happen? Only my talented cover designer Keith Robinson and I will ever know!

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Description:

“Impossible odds? Impending doom? I’m in.”

The clock is ticking. The Imps, the most powerful military force in the Rex Cloud, are returning with literally everything they have, including a massive space fleet filled with battle-tested marines and every weapon of devastation in the known galaxy.

Everything.

After the destruction of the Ghost Star, all Galen has left is a single fighter craft, a captured troop carrier, and the undeniable courage of his people. He knows that’s not enough, but there’s no way he’ll ever bend a knee to the malevolent Imperium.

Extinction event or not, he’d rather go down fighting for his family and his people than surrender to the coming darkness.

WRAITH WORLD is a bigger and far more dangerous sequel to GHOST STAR, the fast-paced YA space opera epic in the spirit of Ender's Game, Star Wars, and Firefly.

(cymbal crash)

Let's just say this one is a fun, thrilling, and action-packed adventure...and leave it at that. 

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The plan is to publish Wraith World in early to mid March of 2023. I still have some editing to do, but I think that's a realistic goal. I'll keep you posted. Thanks to all my Ghost Star readers for your support and patience, especially those who sent me notes over the past few years wondering when (and if) there'd  be a sequel. 

Hang tight. It's almost here! 😊

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Roger Eschbacher lives in Los Angeles with his awesome family, a hilarious Border Terrier, and a
grumpy Russian tortoise. In addition to writing fantasy and sci-fi adventure novels, he writes TV animation for Warner Bros., Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hasbro Studios and more. Roger’s YA space opera Ghost Star is a winner of the Kindle Scout competition and received a publishing contract from Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint.

Ghost Star and other books by Roger are listed on his Amazon Author Page.


  

#wraithworld #ghoststar #YA #scifi  #action #adventure #spacemarines #aliens #militarySF

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

GHOST STAR: The February 2023 Kindle Book Deal!


My YA space opera, Ghost Star, received a Teen & Young Adult Kindle Book Deal for the month of February. Yay! 

Kindle Book Deals are one of the best Amazon promotions, imho, so I'm always excited when Kindle Press decides to do one.

The promotion starts (Wed) 2/1/2023 and runs through (Tues) 2/28/2023. 

Ghost Star will be offered at $0.99 in the US marketplace. Nice deal!

Here's a brief description of my book:

He'd battle an empire to save his family!

When his father and crewmates are attacked and killed by a ruthless alien commander, young Galen Bray becomes the new captain of the GHOST STAR, a notorious smuggling vessel. Barely escaping capture, Galen sets out to rescue the only other survivor of the vicious attack, his sister Trem. Along the way, he discovers a mysterious people thought wiped out long ago, his family's surprising origins, and a destiny he never imagined . . .

To check out the promotion, go HERE.

Thanks! .....🚀

Roger Eschbacher lives in Los Angeles with his awesome family, a hilarious Border Terrier, and a grumpy Russian tortoise.

In addition to writing fantasy and sci-fi adventure novels, he writes TV animation for Warner Bros., Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hasbro Studios and more.

Roger’s YA space opera Ghost Star is a winner of the Kindle Scout competition and received a publishing contract from Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint.

#ghoststar #YA #scifi #spaceopera #novel #amazon #kindlepress

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Thanks for the Book Trailer!

My friend, Tom, was practicing with some editing software, and unknown to me, came up with this cool book trailer...for MY books! 

I think it's amazing! It's also short and sweet, so please check it out and let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks, Tom!

#rogereschbacherbooks #booktrailer #sff #scifi #scifibooks #fantasy #fantasybooks #thankstom!

 
 

Roger Eschbacher lives in Los Angeles with his awesome family, a hilarious Border Terrier, and a grumpy Russian tortoise.

In addition to writing fantasy and sci-fi adventure novels, he writes TV animation for Warner Bros., Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hasbro Studios and more. Roger’s YA space opera Ghost Star is a winner of the Kindle Scout competition and received a publishing contract from Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint.

Ghost Star and other books by Roger are listed on his Amazon Author Page which can be found HERE.



Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Writing Goals for 2023

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Writing Goals for 2023


2022 was a busy year for me. For the first time in too long, I scored an amazing animation writing gig. Huzzah! I’m currently freelancing on “Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery Pups” for Warner Bros Animation and loving every minute of it. It’s a preschool show that doesn’t talk down to the little ones, so don’t worry, parents, guardians, and animation-loving adults, you won’t have to leave the room when it comes on. There’s a huge lead time in animation, so SDMP won’t start streaming until in 2024 (HBO Max/Cartoonito).

In other 2022 news, the editing on WW (Ghost Star Adventures Book 2), working title, is nearly complete—so close that I’ve taken the step of commissioning eBook and print covers for this fun, action-packed sequel to my YA space opera, Ghost Star. I received a preliminary/test cover yesterday that blew my mind thanks to cover coolness overload. WW will be published in early January of next year. General announcement and cover/title reveal to come.

Speaking of 2023, I have a few author/writer goals lined up…

1.      1) I solemnly swear I’ll finish the novel-length version of Undrastormur (A Viking Fantasy Adventure). As mentioned last year, I’m updating and combining the first two shorts with an all-new third adventure. The end result will be a stand-alone middle grade, fantasy adventure novel set in the fascinating world(s) of Norse mythology. I’m so close to being finished and just have to knuckle down and get it done.

2.      2) I’ve had a mockumentary-style spec screenplay percolating for a while. 2023 is the year to do it.

3.      3) A Dragonfriend omnibus.

4.      4) Lots and lots of novel and short story ideas (thinking about giving Vella a try) that I’ve made note of but won’t even begin to entertain starting until I complete goals 1-3.

That’s all for now. Happy 2023 reading, everyone!

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Roger Eschbacher lives in Los Angeles with his awesome family, a hilarious Border Terrier, and a grumpy Russian tortoise.

In addition to writing fantasy and sci-fi adventure novels, he writes TV animation for Warner Bros., Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hasbro Studios and more. Roger’s YA space opera Ghost Star is a winner of the Kindle Scout competition and received a publishing contract from Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint.

Ghost Star and other books by Roger are listed on his Amazon Author Page which can be found HERE.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Dragonfriend Giveaway!


Dragonfriend: A book for the young Arthurian legend-reader in all of us. On the ninth day of great reading, a sample from one of the books you could win in BestSelling Reads 12 Days of Great Reading giveaway. 

Follow the link below to read an excerpt and enter the drawing for your chance to win Dragonfriend!

#YA #MG #fantasy #adventure #dragons #Arthurian #swordandsorcery🐲⚔️🧙‍♂️

https://bestsellingreads.com/ninth-day-dragonfriend/

Saturday, October 1, 2022

DRAGONFRIEND $0.99 in October!


I'm happy to announce DRAGONFRIEND (Kindle Edition) is available for $0.99 during the month of October! 

It's an epic #YA fantasy adventure in the spirit of Excalibur, The Princess Bride, and The Sword in the Stone.

Description: If you think it's all good deeds and stuffy politeness over at Camelot, you're wrong! Most people don't know this, but things are pretty bad right now. King Arthur's in jail, Merlin's gone missing, and there's a cruel demon in charge. Seriously! Now it's up to young Leonard, a page to a poor but kind knight, to set things right—even if that means going on a dangerous quest, outsmarting hungry monsters, or risking his life to make friends with a bunch of grumpy dragons.

Purchase DRAGONFRIEND here:
https://amzn.to/2MKNouI 

Thanks!

#fantasy #novels #dragons #wizard #monsters #swordandsorcery #pleaseshare 

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New Writer Bio for Roger Eschbacher

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