New winners and new news!

First, I need to catch up on old business. (Surprise!) I want to congratulate Lucinda from Surrey in England on winning our first paperback giveaway on She finished “A Balance Broken” in less time than it took to ship there from Illinois. Her review is already up on Goodreads, and I was shocked and honored by her kind words.

Also, I wanted to congratulate Preston from Norfolk, VA on winning the second giveaway, just finished at midnight last night. His book is already in the mail. I hope he enjoys it as much as Lucinda.

To all those who have not won, please check out our free download of the first 5 chapters at It might make you love it enough to buy it right there. Otherwise, don’t worry. We will be doing one more giveaway before the end of the year.

In other news, I’ve begun touring for book signings. I’m working my way out from my home base, but if you have somewhere you’d like me to come, please drop me a note. I’m visiting book stores, libraries, schools, and gaming shops.

Book 2 is well on its way. I’ve officially moved the progress meter up to 25%. “A Darkness Unleashed” is going to be a little shorter, but it picks right up with a lot of action. For those who felt the first few chapters of “A Balance Broken” moved a little slow, I promise you will not be disappointed with the pace of book 2.

So that’s it for now. I have to get back to writing the book so all those nervous fans out there are made happy by a new release this coming summer.

And if you’ve already read “A Balance Broken” and its prequel short story on Amazon “A Healer’s Lesson”, be sure to keep your eyes open for the next Dragonsoul short story, “A Thief’s Discovery”, coming soon to an electronic reader near you.


About jthartke

It is well known that J. T. slew several dragons in the pasture near the farm where he grew up. Many other quests, often borne from the classic books of fantasy literature, confounded his days and long nights. Those journeys sprang forth from the pages of Tolkien, Feist, Jordan, and Eddings. J. T. kept his flashlight well hidden under a tent of blankets and pillows, for fear that an ogre might see the light after bedtime. After a long dark quest through a much feared land known as "Q'orp'orate Qubicle", he was cast out to find his own way. He spent some time cooking for an insane master. J. T. then took it upon himself to create his own quest -- and thus was born The Dragonsoul Saga.
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