For all of you fans and supporters of digital reading, Demon's Blood is now available in eBook format via the Kobo bookstore!
Both Book I and Book II's original English editions as well as Book I's Portuguese edition are available for sale as of today. Follow the links below to get your digital copy!
Despite the bad news with which I'll open this post, anouncing the official closure of AMPL publishing, a small growing house based in Canada with whom I've had the pleasure of working and whose dedication was an integral part of Demon's Blood's evolution over the past years (my most sincere thanks and wishes of utmost luck in any and all future endeavours for Jamie and April), the reason for which I am posting is solely positive in nature!
It is with great pleasure that I announce my presence at this year's Dia Mais Geek (aka the Geek'est day xD), in the coming 27th of July, at Penacova (Agrupamento de Escolas de Penacova), where I'll be giving every visitor the opportunity to get to know Ryo, Michael, Karin, Nina and so many others' stories in Demon's Blood.
With me, I'll take a limited amount of copies for sale at a promotional price in celebration of the event, both of Demon's Blood (Books I and II) as well as the Portuguese edition of Book I (aka Herança de Sangue: Livro I), which will all, as expected, be autographed and personally dedicated.
Besides the author booth with free promotional material, there will also be a literature panel, which'll take place at around 12 o'clock, in which I'll be present, and accompanied by several other authors. As all of you, Pop Culture aficionados, should already be accustomed to, cosplay, videogames and in particular retro gaming as well as board games will undoubtedly be making an appearance.
Don't miss out, come see us!
Não obstante a má notícia com que irei começar este post, com o anúncio de encerramento oficial da editora AMPL, uma pequena casa em crescimento no Canadá com quem tive o prazer de trabalhar e cuja dedicação fez parte integrante da evolução da saga Demon's Blood nos passados anos (os meus mais sinceros agradecimentos e votos de boa sorte em futuros projectos para o Jamie e para a April), a razão pela qual o faço é, essa sim, de natureza unicamente positiva!
É com todo o prazer que confirmo a minha presença no Dia Mais Geek, no próximo dia 27 de Julho, no Agrupamento de Escolas de Penacova, onde irei dar a oportunidade a todos os visitantes de conhecer a história de Ryo, Michael, Karin, Nina e muitos outros em Herança de Sangue (aka Demon's Blood).
Comigo levarei uma quantidade limitada de exemplares para venda a preço reduzido afim de celebrar o evento, tanto da edição portuguesa de Herança de Sangue: Livro I, como das edições originais de Demon's Blood (Book I e Book II), com direito a dedicatória e autógrafo como de esperar seria.
Para além da banca de autor com material promocional gratuito, haverá também um painel de literatura, que terá lugar pelas 12h, no qual estarei presente, e acompanhado de diversos outros autores. Como já estarão, os aficionados da Pop Culture, habituados, não deixarão de marcar presença o cosplay, os jogos de vídeo e em particular o retro gaming, bem como os jogos de tabuleiro.
Não deixem de nos visitar!
First of all, happy new year, everyone!
With the release of Book I's Portuguese edition and my trip to Comic Con, we ended the year with a blast! December was a very full month, but a very good one as well. To start off the year, I've got a full overhaul of the website; hope it runs smoothly.
Check out below the trailer for my presence @ComicCon2017, as well as a few select photos with some amazing cosplayers that were kind enough to stop by (thank you so much!).
Goal for 2018: getting work done on having Book II's Portuguese edition ready for sale!
Greetings fellow readers and writers,
It's been a bit of a long silence, but I've got two great pieces of news:
- From the 14th to the 17th of December I'll be attending Comic Con Portugal 2017, promoting and selling autographed copies of Demon's Blood Book I and Book II. Be sure to drop by and check out this amazing event and everything it embodies: the exaltment of our beloved pop culture.
- Spiral of Deception is well underway to have a Portuguese edition. It's amazing to finally be able to outright anounce that the translated edition will be coming soon. Look forward to more news on the subject!
Very good news today!
I'm basically done with writing Book II: Penance By Fate. In about a week it'll go to print, and by December I'll have it ready for shipping!
I'll be having a book presentation at Fnac Coimbra by the 17th of December, see you all there!
Down below, check out a preview of the amazing book cover designed by Omar Diogo, at Veludo & Mentol!
Greetings and a very happy new year, everyone!
2015 is behind us, and with 2016 comes a new year resolution of having Book II - Penance by Fate finished and ready for publishing by the end of the year!
Writing has been coming along nicely and steadily and I can safely state that I'm officially past the middle point in the story.
Below, for your reading pleasure, you can find a small, Book II spoiler-free, excerpt from a chapter that I really enjoyed writing, with an intense conversation between two characters whose true identities will yet remain to be unveiled.
I have also updated the gallery with some new promotional material, so do check it out for some amazing character promos!
Happy 2k15 readers and writers alike!
After quite a bunch of hours spent in subbing work, the interview is ready for your viewing pleasure!
Check it out below ;)
And now, to get back to Book II, which has been missing me sorely!
After a couple weeks of time off, I'm signing in to say that Central Comics Fest went really well!
Despite not having an enormous crowd, the event was a breeze and I managed to sell most of the signed copies I had with me. But even more importantly, I believe I got some very interested readers acquainted with Demon's Blood, and I really hope everyone enjoyed the T-shirts and promotional material I handed out.
On other news, below is the interview I had with GeekFreak, for RUC, a few weeks ago. Check it out for some Q&A about Demon's Blood: Spiral of Deception! (English Subs should be up and running in a few days, sorry for the delay).
RUC - Entrevista com Emanuel Silva autor do livro Demon's Blood
The 2nd giveaway has ended, once again with over 1000 entrances, and the signed books are on their way to the two lucky winners!
On the first weekend of August, Central Comics Fest is taking place at Porto, Portugal, and I will be having a book presentation there, as well as a small booth to sell signed copies to interested readers and give out some promo material!
You can check out the event schedule right here.
On other news, as announced on the main page, I will be answering some questions from RUC's Geek Freak cast, on their show soon. You can catch the show at 16 o'clock, on the 28th of July, or you may also listen online at Geek Freak's mixcloud right here.
Lastly, I'll leave you with a sample of the promotional material I'll have with me for the convention. Thanks again to Tiago Meirinha for the amazing artwork!