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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Isle of Fire...Are You Ready?

Isle of Fire (Final Cover Image Below) will be released in the U.S. the first week of September, and I am stoked about it. If feels like forever since I finished the last edits--very different from previous books which came out three months after edits.

Isle of Fire is going to turn the whole pirate genre on its head. You'll meet a new villain who would frighten even Bartholomew Thorne (if he still lived, that is). Ancient pirates will return from legend to wreak havoc on the seas. And young Cat will face a war within.


And, if you thought the Isle of Swords Treasure Hunt was a blast, just wait until I announce the Isle of Fire Treasure Hunt.

Tons of prizes and an adventure your not soon to forget!

Oh, and remember that announcement I promised a month ago? Well, check back often. I have HUGE news!

35 comments:

Christian_Fantasy_Adict said...

Ready for the anouncements!

The Writer said...

I'm ready. My BLOG is ready.

Let's do this.

Daniel said...

I look forward to the Isle of Fire! Bring it on. A preview would be nice. A sneak peek? First chapter?

S. J. Deal said...

Well come on already Wayne! The suspense is killing me. *dies* *thud sound"

Shyeloh said...

(screams in high pitched girly voice) I can't wait! September? That long? Yes, a preview would be nice.

I didn't get to participate in the last treasure hunt, so hopefully I can do this one.

HUGE news? I need to know!

Haley said...

Oh I can't wait for the book to come out! There's going to be ANOTHER treasure hunt!? I can't wait for that either! AND you have huge news to tell us all?! I don't think I can take all of this excitement! *faints* lol

Robert Treskillard said...

Great cover, Wayne! Looks like a winner!

I'll be waiting for that huge news!

Congrats!

Auberne' Rose Ancalimon said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! IT SOUNDS SOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!! GO PIRATES!!!!!! LOL! WHAT NEWS!?!? I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE CUZ OF THE SUSPENSE! AAAHHHH! (Thud)! ^-^

Auberne' Ancalimon @-`---

Kayla said...

I almost think it's hilarious that the words 'Huge News' spark more interst than a sweet cover. It deffinitly looks like the isle of fire. Nice job.

Shyeloh said...

Oh, yeah. I forgot to say how much I loved the cover. Too much excitment for my brain...Yep, it definitly looks like the Isle of Fire. Good job!

The Writer said...

Oh, yeah. Great cover, too.

OnTheStraightAndNarrow said...

The cover looks AWESOME! I'm ready for the announcement (I think I know what it is!), and if it's what I think it is my blog readers will hear about it!

everlastingscribe said...

Hmm, should I throw chum on the all ready churning waters? I see dorsal fins and the sleek circling forms of fans .. .ah why not ;)

Isle of Fire is better than Isle of Swords, I can say that and mean it because. . . I've read it.

There's more action

more adventure
more drama
more danger
more ships

...as well as old friends and new enemies.

Add to that enough twists and turns through the plot to make your head spin and your heart lurch and you have one explosive read that will leave you panting as you turn the final page.

If you like Treasure Island and Captain Blood you are going to adore this book. And if you've never read Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson or Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini this summer would be a grand time to brush up on pirate lore, and then get ready for a rip-roaring ride in Isle of Fire.

fire phoenix said...

HUGE NEWS??
Wow, and a new book out in September! Sweet!
HUGE NEWS??

Anonymous said...

I can't wait!!!! There's another treasure hunt?! Yaya! I didn't get to do the other one, so I'm really lookin' forward to this one!

Alassiel said...

I wasn't here for the last treasure hunt, so I have no idea what it is, but I am excited anyway! Now I just need to get my hands on a copy of Isle of Swords, since I haven't read that yet...

The lion hearted said...

Woo hoo! Isle of Fire is almost here!! What is the big news?! Tell me, pleeeeease!! ;-)

marissa said...

i'll be checking in all the time!!!!!!

Christian_Fantasy_Adict said...

Guys, I think I know what his anouncement is, and it's not the movie. Does anybody want me to tell?

Arysta said...

The cover is awesome. I like the colors a lot......By the way...what is the HUGE NEWS announcement? I thought my times of anxiety were over, but no, somebody always have to throw more wood on the dying flames. O well, such is life.

Araken said...

I can't wait! (how many times has that been said?)

joshjlowe said...

I can't wait for Isle of Fire! And what is this announcement you've been talking about? The suspence is driving me batty! =P

Anonymous said...

christian fantasy adict: don't tell! let's allow all these anxious people learn the virtue of patience. lol
~a fellow writer

Christian_Fantasy_Adict said...

Lol. Okay.

Anonymous said...

can't wait!!! I loved Isle of Swords and being a huge POTC fan anything "pirate" sparks my interest, so Isle of Fire is on my list of "have to get" for September. (That's a l-o-n-g time away though.) and HUGE NEWS? Can't wait to hear that too!

- cover looks amazing by the way

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Looks amazing! And why must you torture us so with these hints towards your announcement? lol

Paris said...

I can't wait for this HUGE news much longer!!!

bookworm4god said...

hey there... i just started reading The Door Within Trilogy and it was amazing!!!! i'm glad i found your blog!! lOl.... can't wait to read your other books!! :D

*dissappears in thin air****(for a little while tho... i'll be back)

Katie G. said...

Hi Mr. Batson! I just finished your first book, "The Door Within". I just wanted to tell you that I thought it was amazing! I am really looking forward to reading the rest of your books!

erevir said...

cant wait! i wonder what the big news is...hopefully the movie! please quit torturing us!! lol.

Alassiel said...

Please hurry up and post the news!!! You said to check back often, so I've been checking several times a day every day!!!!! Please post it!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh ho!
Now THIS is what I like to see!

I had commented a while back on your original cover. I believe the article was on 'Book Covers' and which one was our favorite.

I had recommended a higher sense of danger, as it seemed a bit flat. (The old cover that is. You know, the one with the houses on fire. Woohoo.) I recall saying,
'This is the Isle of Fire no?'

You sure amped it up with the battle in the sea between (I assume.) the new enemy and our old heroes. (Maybe our old foes in there too, hmm?) The sheer sense of A) fire and B) peril sure exclaims itself.

In midst of all the positive, I have one knawing gripe. The fire right below the title seems a bit... how do I put this... cartoonish? (In a bad way i'm afraid...) Now I haven't viewed it at full screen, (Slow internet is INFURIATING!) but it just annoys me off a bit.

But by all means, this is a great cover. Door Within still beats it, (Nothing's good as the first. Well as far as front covers are concerned.) but the marked improvements are there.

Great Job! (By the way, I'm a bit late in posting. So I'll just say... get to work on that new fantasy novel! Write 2,000, not 1,000! Nah, i'm kidding. Take your time. A work rushed is a work spoiled! ;) )

~The Critical Critic

Pais Charos said...

My birthday is in the first week of September! How cool! :P

Anonymous said...

I agree with daniel, a first chapter would be nice, oh please Mr. B!! Oh, and by the way, I love the cover as well, it's amazing!!

cameron said...

my name is cameron and i would lke to join your treasure hunt.

p.s. i have sent the requeired informatio9n.