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The old News, Updates, and New Release announcements.

Sorceress Cover

Sorceress… coming… coming… Live!

Whew! So, it's been a long wait. Or, not so long given it's only been a couple of months since Avenger went live, but it feels like it's been a long wait. August seemed to move at a disabled centenarian snail's pace, one with a mac-mansion on its back instead of the usual shell. There's been so much to get ready, and for the longest time, I didn't think I'd get it all done. But I did. And now Sorceress is Live! It's Alive!!!! Bruhahahaha! (That was supposed to be an evil laugh.) :) Yeah. I know. Anyway, what that means is that I get to actually crawl away from my desk for a day or two, get reacquainted with my family, get to feel what a bed actually feels like, perhaps pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly. Then it's back to work to get Monstrous finished. There might be another short coming after that, prequel to the Undying Saga, but I'm not going to decide before I've kissed my wife and gotten at least one good night's rest. Oh, almost forgot. You can pick up Sorceress HERE, if you're interested, and I hope you are.

Reaper Hawk Swag Available

I just set up a page over at Society6 for people to get swag, mostly, of course, because I wanted it myself. I just ordered the 15oz coffee mug because, hey, writer, we pour blood on the page and replace it with coffee. At the moment the only things available use the Reaper Hawk logo, but there will be others coming soon. Probably some stuff with the BSB logo (because I really like it) and then with covers. If there's anything you particularly want to see, leave a comment, or email me, to let me know, and I'll see what I can do.  

Summer Crunch

I'm spending my summer vacation in a local coffee shop trying to get the first draft of Monstrous finished. It keeps getting longer because each point of view character keeps finding new things to say. I'm hoping to have it done within the next few days so that I can slot it into the publishing schedule and get it out in late November, but we'll see.

Sorceress Cover

New Release

Reaper Hawk: Sorceress, the first book in the Undying Saga, a Reaper Hawk sub-series is coming out on September first. The cover art is by Eli Navarro and it's now available for pre-order.


Battle Pits of D'nur just re-released with an updated cover and a new title to match the style of the other books.

New Covers

Avenger just got released with a new cover, same art but new typography to fit it in with the other books in the series.

New Releases

There's a new book coming out on June 1st. It's the second book in the Reaper Hawk series. The title is Avenger. Click on the image below to get a sneak preview of chapter one.               To coincide with this release, Battle Pits of D'nur is getting a new cover and a complete interior over-hall. The text is still 99% the same (a couple of typos have been fixed) but it now sports a beautiful new look.

Book Release Announcement

Black Stump Books is proud to announce the release of Derek Chamberlain’s fantasy novella, Reaper Hawk: Battle Pits of D’nur, on August 15. Reaper Hawk: Battle Pits of D’nur is a fresh take on heroic Sword and Sorcery. It is a story of courage, commitment, betrayal, and revenge. A young barbarian warrior leaves his home in search of a name and on a quest for his vanished friends and clan mates. His search for the truth takes him into the Battle-Pits of D'nur where he is forced to fight humans and beasts. His quest leads him into conflict with some of the Empire's most powerful people who are determined to see him dead. Betrayal is met with rough justice, corruption with cleansing fire. Told as a tale to a troublesome minstrel, the clear voice and tight prose of this novella bring some much needed humility and humour to the grim business of being a youthful hero. Look for the cover reveal here on August 1st.