12/11/12

Check out WORDPRENEUR’S feature on my novels:

Wordpreneur did a nice write up on my publishing history:

When he was between jobs several years back, Matt started researching pirates in great detail and decided to write a dark and realistic pirate novel. He had always been fascinated with pirates, and like everyone is a huge fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland ride. He finished a rough draft, let a few friends read it, and then forgot all about it after landing a new job.

He did not revisit the book until 2011, when he noticed the ebook industry was booming. He quickly began polishing the novel, adding detail where he felt it moved too quickly, and wrote a few more chapters. “It was helpful to have a fresh perspective on it after so many years,” he says. Later that year, he published The Devil’s Fire on the Amazon Kindle platform and watched it gradually build momentum in sales. It wasn’t long before enthusiastic readers were demanding a sequel!

Click here to read the entire article, and see my advice to future indie authors!

12/6/12

Booksliced.com: Matt Tomerlin’s Dream Cast for The Devil’s Fire

I had the opportunity to sit down with Booksliced.com and discuss my ideal cast for The Devil’s Fire:

The heroine, Katherine Lindsay would require a young, fearless actress who is able to effectively portray the character’s emotional journey and evolution. At the end of the story, Katherine is barely recognizable from the timid girl in the first chapter. A daring, versatile actress like Emilia Clarke, who currently plays Daenerys on Game of Thrones, would be best. Another great choice would be Lyndsy Fonseca, who is demonstrating a lot of range on Nikita.

Several readers have told me they picture Daniel Craig as Captain Jonathan Griffith, and I can’t argue with that one. Griffith is commanding, charming, deadly, and sometimes vulnerable. I think Craig has effectively conveyed all of these qualities in his various roles.

Visit Booksliced.com to find out my ideal choices for Nathan, Livingston, and Annabelle!

08/26/12

Read a chapter from The Devil’s Horizon!

LANCASTER

An impenetrable black plume of smoke lifted from the center of Ranger’s deck into the clear morning sky. The pirate sloop had come to rest in a yawning inlet carved in the center of an island shaped like a horseshoe. The lake sat just beyond a long narrow channel that was flanked by treacherous rocky hills sloping in a steep, uneven V into the water. Apart from a white beach that lined the outer rim, and a few scattered coconut trees, the island was mostly barren rock.

James Lancaster surmised his wounded prey from the quarterdeck of HMS Advance, the tails of his standard issue blue coat flapping in the wind. He lifted his tricorn hat long enough to adjust the stubborn white wig beneath it, and then fitted the hat back in place. The curled locks were heavy with sweat, nudging his powdered cheeks every time he turned his head. The sun was particularly merciless today, especially for early February, and it was only three hours after dawn. Continue reading

07/19/12

Book 2 “THE DEVIL’S TIDE” is NOW AVAILABLE on Kindle!

2_DEVILSTIDE_NEWBook 2 is now available!

Hostage-turned-pirate Katherine Lindsay returns in this action-packed followup to The Devil’s Fire, and the last thing she wants is to go back to her mundane life in London. A young pirate narrowly avoids the gallows when the governor of the Bahamas enlists his aid in bringing Lindsay to justice. A pirate hunter returns to his old ways, with the demons of his past swiftly following his trail. A beautiful strumpet falls in league with Blackbeard, witnessing his despicable crimes firsthand, before she becomes a pawn in his schemes.Colorful new characters are introduced, survivors of the first book return, and a few real historical pirates appear, such as Benjamin Hornigold, Charles Vane, and the infamous Edward Teach, AKA Blackbeard. The Devil’s Tide is teeming with adventure, romance, humor, and no shortage of action. As all sides spiral toward a fiery climax, nothing is at it seems, and the odds are in favor of death.

06/29/12

“The Devil’s Tide” will arrive on Amazon Kindle no later than July 31st…

2_DEVILSTIDE_NEWThe final manuscript has been turned in and is currently being edited. “The Devil’s Tide: Devil’s Fire Book 2” will be available on Amazon Kindle by July 31st.

Official synopsis:

A young pirate narrowly avoids the gallows when the governor of the Bahamas enlists his aid in bringing hostage-turned-pirate Katherine Lindsay to justice. A pirate hunter returns to his old ways, with the demons of his past swiftly following his trail. A beautiful strumpet falls in league with Blackbeard, witnessing his despicable crimes firsthand, before she becomes a pawn in his schemes. As all sides spiral toward a fiery climax, the odds are in favor of death, and those few who survive will never be the same.

 

05/18/12

Big changes to the “Devil’s Fire” series

1_DEVILSFIRE_NEWThe “Pirate’s Bane” series title has been altered to simply, “Devil’s Fire”. The books are now titled “The Devil’s Fire (Devil’s Fire #1)” and “The Devil’s Tide (Devil’s Fire #2)”, to help folks easily find the second book. “The Devil’s Fire” cover has been updated with a pulpier look, to give readers a better grasp of what a bloody violent book this is!

“The Devil’s Fire” is currently available on Amazon and “The Devil’s Tide” will be available soon!

In the meantime, be sure to add the “Devil’s Fire” series on Goodreads!

04/23/12

Louise James and Matt Tomerlin discuss The Devil’s Fire and The Devil’s Tide!

“Arr Maties, welcome aboard the pirate ship of Captain Jonathon Griffith. Don’t touch anything and beware of the captain; he might make us walk the plank. Author Matt Tomerlin is our guide this weekend. We’ll stay close to him since he is in good ranks with the crew. Matt is going to tell us about his new release and how he weaved his tale.”

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