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This weekend only, THE RAVEN on sale

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

For this weekend only, The Raven is on sale for $5.99.

Click here to buy!

SORROW on sale for $1.99!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Sorrow and all other Drollerie Press books on sale for $1.99 or less at midnight and going through the 17th. If you’ve never tried an ebook, now is a good time (the pdf is probably the best way to go in that case), and if you’ve tried them …but haven’t read one from DP, now is definitely the time to check us out (especially mine!).

THE RAVEN special sale price!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

My publisher is offering a special sale price for The Raven!


Offer is good until Friday, July 24!

WITCH EMBER awarded the Golden Quill Award for 2008

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

The American Author’s Association has awarded Witch Ember their 2008 Golden Quill Award for the Fantasy Genre.

Tres cool!

I’ll hang it next to my 2007 P&E Reader’s Poll Finalist badge for The Raven:

And all TEN of my Odyssey Reviews medallions:

Witch Ember

The Raven

Yeah, baby!

SORROW launches w/ two terrific reviews!

Friday, March 13th, 2009

My new book, Sorrow, is now on sale through Drollerie Press, and it has already received two terrific reviews!

“It’s a dark tale, a magical tale, a treacherous and murderous tale and it’s everything that I love in a novel. So smartly and deftly written that it truly blew me away at times and left me gasping for breath…seriously, I had to remember to breathe sometimes.”
Chris Howard, Stuff as Dreams Are Made On

“I enjoyed John Lawson’s Witch Ember a lot, but I think I enjoyed Sorrow even more. The plot was tighter, the characters were just as interesting if not more, and the writing was more elegant. Most of all, I liked the fact that even though Sorrow tells a dark and sometimes quite violent story, it also has a very sweet side.”
Ana Silva, Things Mean a Lot

Thanks, Chris and Ana!

SORROW glossary now available!

Friday, February 13th, 2009

In preparation for the upcoming release of Sorrow by Drollerie Press, I’ve posted a glossary on the Sorrow page. Anyone who’s familiar with my work knows that keeping the glossary handy is probably a good idea.

There will be a test afterwards.  😉

Coming soon from Drollerie Press: SORROW

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Return to Lawson’s world of Witch Ember with a new tale of darkness, intrigue, and violence. A tale of Sorrow.

A new killer stalks the palaces of the EroBernd Empire, striking down prominent members of the gentry and clergy, seemingly at will. No amount of security is an impediment, no number of bodyguards a deterrent. This killer enters unseen and departs untouched, leaving behind scenes of butchery and blood.

Duke Valven of EroBernd decides to send his chief assassin, Count Hashii, to the boutique province of Vestiga Gæsi to resolve the matter before it can cause any further embarrassment. Locals have already contrived a name for this assassin, based on descriptions from victims who lived long enough to tell the tale: wraith of shadow–a countenance of immeasurable remorse–and eyes that wept black tears.

It is a contest of assassins. One discreet and renowned, an artist tempered by years of service–the other a savage neophyte, ephemeral and unstoppable–both ruthless and deadly. Can the infamous Lord Ash stop the bloodshed and discover the identity of the assassin known as Sorrow?

Drollerie Press

Preditors & Editors 2007 Readers Poll Results

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Preditors & Editors 2007 Readers Poll is complete, and The Raven scored 9th for Best Science Fiction Fantasy Novel.

Not too shabby considering this was from among 135 other books!

Of course, it was more of an Internet popularity contest (as evidenced by the fact that the winner was something called The Next Adventures of Guy… more wackiness, which isn’t even capitalized correctly for a book title, and that a book called Mind Fuck and two porn ebooks ranked higher than mine), but I’ll take it!

Thanks to everyone who voted for my book, and thanks to everyone who asked their friends to vote for me too!

(Now if everyone who voted would actually READ it…)

Here is the complete list.

THE RAVEN awarded 5/5 medallions from Odyssey Reviews!

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Odyssey Reviews specializes in self-published and POD-published books. They have given The Raven 5 out of 5 medallions!  (I already have them mounted on black velvet and hanging in my living room, right next to Witch Ember‘s.)

I can only start by saying that I am floored. In my mind, there is no reason why this author should not be published through a major publisher. His work is without a doubt on my part, beyond exceptional. The scope of his imagination surpasses most of the commercial Fantasy books I’ve read.

High praise, and I very much appreciate it.  My favorite line in the review was:

The visuals the writing produces sometimes make you wonder what the heck could possibly be going on inside the author’s head.

Ha ha, if she only knew!  You can see the full review here.

You can see their review of Witch Ember here.

Thanks Odyssey Reviews!

Breeni’s best books of 2007

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Breeni of BreeniBooks has named Witch Ember one of the top 13 books of 2007!

You can see the rest of her list here.

You can view her insightful and obviously brilliant review of Witch Ember here! 😉

Thanks Breeni!