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I wrote some books!


I’m back from holidays!  It’s been a while, so here’s a thing!

I’ve made mention of the fact that I’m having issues with my laptop.  So, to help me get a new laptop, here’s a thing!

I wrote two books!

The first is The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider, the story of two elven women as they travel together across the Union and the Confederacy.  Magic, monsters, gunslingers and more are wrapped up in this book.  Set during the time of the American Civil War, this book mixes high fantasy with the wild west.

Elven magic meets gunslinger grit. What happens when two elven travellers find themselves in the United States in the middle of the Civil War? The Adventures of Black Mask and Pale Rider tells the story of two elven women who’s curiosity gets the better of them.

The wild ride takes them from the Union to the Confederacy and back again. Along the way they make enemies and friends and learn a little bit about this world, and about themselves. An adventure of six guns and sorcery.

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The second is called Canyons of Steel.  Canyons of Steel is a modern day western that follows the decision of John T. Walker, a high ranking member of a militant organization that tries to keep power in certain hands throughout the world.  It also stars Maxwell Running Cloud and Naomi Simonson, brother and sister who take on the guises of Hawk’s Scream and Grey Kestrel.  Western, superhero and sci fi.

What happens when an old gun hand makes a decision to turn his life around and set a new course? In Canyons of Steel, Johnathon Tiberius Walker makes the choice of turning his back on the underground military of the Red Hand and try to make right his own sins. All because he wants his daughter to live in a better world than he does.

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The link above goes to my author page at lulu.com, and you can buy them in either dead tree format or in digital format.

Thanks so much in advance!

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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There’s Nothing In This World I Wouldn’t Do: Pt. 2


Last time, Shani and Pania, a pair of elves from the realm of Terkala, revealed themselves to Pyre Fierceshot, a charr with the Blood Legion.  They were the first elves to appear on Tyria.  Over 200 years have now passed, and the pair of elves have traveled on.

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Posted by on July 5, 2015 in Writing

 

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There’s Nothing In This World I Wouldn’t Do: Pt 1


The following is a story using my characters of Shani Wennemein, Pania Alow, Wren Wennemein, Abisayo Temi Lilu and Unia Wennemein, who appear in the book The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider.  That book, set in the 1860s of the American Civil War, showcases two elves who can tap into magic, and how they face the gunslinger culture of the American Mid West.  They’ve also appeared in the video games Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2, but had to be made as human.  This story examines what if elves did cross the planar gates and find Tyria.

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Posted by on July 4, 2015 in Writing

 

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The Way I See It


Okay, first off, yes I know, I’m a bit late to the party.

Secondly, yes, I’m aware that my podcasting skillz are not leet, but that’s not the point.  Can you hear me speaking when you hit play on the podcast?  Good, that’s important.

I now have a podcasting site.  Does that mean that I’m going to give up wordpress and tumblr?  Hell, no!  I need some places after all to do a long rant in text form.  Sometimes the ol’ throat gets a bit harsh.

I’m also going to be posting up something else on this new podcasting site.  Along with my own opinions and observations about culture, entertainment and media, I’ll be putting together the serialized audiobook of The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider.  Maybe, just maybe, as I read it it’ll give me the opportunity to edit it again and add the things I’ve been wanting to add.

I suppose it might be a good idea to put down a link so people can view this endeavor of mine.  The Way I See It is hosted on Podbean, because it’s free and I’m not made of money.  I have to save money for buying decent recording equipment.

Take a view, follow me on Podbean if you wish, and comment on my rants and raves and even the serial series I’ll be posting.  There’s one podcast up already, and it’s about coded language.  I may post the text version here and at tumblr as well.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Podcasts, randomness

 

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Shameless self promotion AND fancast


Several months ago I made an entry giving a fancast of the book I’d written and the series I’m rebooting which gave faces to the names of the four elven characters.  I’ve recently been told that my choices may be a bit too old (which is rubbish, each of those choices is around the same age or slightly younger than I am, so I kinda take offense to that).

However, because of such things I decided that it might be fun to update the list with younger actresses to play the roles of the four gunslinging elves.  In order of appearance:

Shani Wennemein

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My choice for the role of the bullish and often times stubborn gunslinger and shadow walker, is Cara Gee.  Cara Gee was born in Calgary and is no stranger to stage and screen.  She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her role in the film Empire of Dirt and this fall stars as Kat Loving in the CBC drama Strange Empire.  A western set on the Alberta/Montana border, Loving attempts to seek revenge against her husband’s killer.  Cara would fit in well as the elven gunslinger, Shani Wennemein, who has a pragmatic and straightforward ideal of right and wrong.

Pania Alow

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My choice for the swashbuckler and herald, Pania Alow, is Natalie Dormer.  A well known actress for such roles as Anne Boleyn in the series The Tudors, Irene Adler/Jamie Moriarty in Elementary, and Margaery Tyrell in the series Game of Thrones.  She also plays the role of Cressida in the Hunger Games movie series.  Having played several roles which involves an outward confidence and even sarcastic attitude, Natalie would pick up the role of Pania quite well.

Wren Wennemein

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For the role of Wren, my choice is Tonantzin Carmelo.  A graduate of UC Irvine, her acclaimed stage roles include Anita in Exmagare, Christina Khalo/Paula in Frida Khalo, and multiple characters in Malinche. She is in national commercials and starred in the feature film King Rikki with Jon Seda and Mario López.  She is an Emerging Voice with the California Indian Storytellers Association and a mentor for the Native Voices Youth Playwright Project. She has recently provided her likeness and voice for the character Kendra Daniels in EA’s survival horror video game Dead Space.  Her likeness would also fit what I envision for Shani’s calm and placid sister, the Consoler and Healer, Wren.

Abisayo Temililou

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For the role of the paladin vowing to free her human cousins from slavery, my choice is Nicole Beharie.  Nicole is known for her roles in American Violet, The Express, Sins of the Mother, My Last Day Without You, Apartment 4E, and the Steve McQueen film Shame, where she starred opposite Michael Fassbender.  In 2013 she starred as Rachel Robinson, the wife of Jackie Robinson, in the historical baseball film 42.  That same year she began her role as Abbie Mills, a police officer from the small town of Sleep Hollow.  Nicole would be do well in the role of Abisayo, the oldest daughter of the chieftan of a Yoruba nation and a paladin and protector of her people, who would eventually become the lover of Pania Alow.

Those are some of my choices to play roles in the series I’m writing based on the book I’ve published, The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider, which is still available in print.

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Lulu.com

Tim Holtorf Author Spotlight the front page store for my books on lulu.com.

Amazon.com (both in paperback and in kindle versions)

The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider

Amazon.co.uk (both in paperback and in kindle versions)

The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook)

The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider

iTunes iBook store

The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Black Mask and Pale Rider, Fun, Writing

 

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Tales of Six Gun & Sorcery : Shameless Self Promotion


Tales of Six Gun & Sorcery : Shameless Self Promotion.

It’s time for another round of shameless self promotion.  There’s nothing wrong with it, after all.  I didn’t write a book to be humble about it.  I’m humbled by the process, but not be the result.

From time to time I’ll post up information about the first book I’ve written, called the Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider.  Here’s a little synopsis about the book, which is a western/fantasy.

Elven magic meets gunslinger grit. What happens when two elven travellers find themselves in the United States in the middle of the Civil War? The Adventures of Black Mask and Pale Rider tells the story of two elven women who’s curiosity gets the better of them.

The wild ride takes them from the Union to the Confederacy and back again. Along the way they make enemies and friends and learn a little bit about this world, and about themselves. An adventure of six guns and sorcery.

The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider isn’t the only book I’ve written, Canyons of Steel is also available.  Here’s a quick synopsis.

What happens when an old gun hand makes a decision to turn his life around and set a new course? In Canyons of Steel, Johnathon Tiberius Walker makes the choice of turning his back on the underground military of the Red Hand and try to make right his own sins. All because he wants his daughter to live in a better world than he does.

Both my first book, Black Mask & Pale Rider, and my second book, Canyons of Steel, are available for purchase online through many different online book sellers.

Lulu.com (where both books were published)

  1. Tim Holtorf Author Spotlight the front page store for my books on lulu.com.

Amazon.com (both in paperback and in kindle versions)

  1. The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider
  2. Canyons of Steel

Amazon.co.uk (both in paperback and in kindle versions)

  1. The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider
  2. Canyons of Steel

Amazon.ca (price not listed and currently out of stock)

  1. Canyons of Steel

Barnes & Noble (for the Nook)

  1. The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider

iTunes iBook store

  1. The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider

Also, I have a tumblr dedicated completely to the adventures of the gunslinging elves.  Click the link and follow it above.

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Black Mask and Pale Rider, Writing

 

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The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider at Goodreads


The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider at Goodreads

Rinna
Rinna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Dec 20, 2013

Callum Muir
Callum Muir rated it 4 of 5 stars
Nov 05, 2012

There’s been two ratings on Goodreads for Black Mask & Pale Rider (which sits at 3.5 stars out of 5), and it looks as though there are two more people who have it marked as to-read.

I love getting ratings on the book, but I’d love to even read a review. What did the reader like, what did they not like… that kind of thing. Ratings are awesome, but they don’t really matter if there’s not a review. Yes, I do know that often times readers can’t put into words how a book made them feel (even I’m lazy that way, and I need to do a review of a book I recently finished).

If you’ve read (by you, I mean all of my followers) The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider, please give it a review. Either at the site where you bought it, at goodreads, on my about page at wordpress, or send me an ask here. I appreciate any feedback that’s well crafted and considerate.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Black Mask and Pale Rider, Fun, randomness, Writing

 

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