Just released! The Sword and The Flame, The Purging, by @CPBialois

I’m very happy to say that I have CP Bialois on the blog today with the new release; The Sword and The Flame, The Purging.

A bit about CP Bialois:

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it’s only fair to say that CP Bialois isn’t my real name. It’s a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I’m just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves.

For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them.

I’d write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I’d just daydream about what I’d see myself as the hero of course. You can’t have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It’s just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick.

As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I’d read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics.

I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading “the cat fell down” really didn’t interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we’d go out he’d always spring for a couple of comic books for me.

While it wasn’t exactly the perfect beginning everything I’ve ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I’d like to share some of the ideas I’ve had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they’re always fun to write and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

An Excerpt:

The familiar forms of Galin and Berek moved through the shadows of the Guild’s castle. It’d been a long and exhausting day as they’d been assigned to be a part of a hunting detail. The fact neither of them could shoot a bow hadn’t made any difference. Galin believed that was why they were assigned to the hunting party. Someone had to carry the bounty back to the Guild Hall. He and Berek carried six full grown bucks on a pole between them. An impressive effort when you consider they hadn’t been given time to build a useable means of transport.

“I tell you lad, I don’t think this is for me. I’m a metal smith, a fighter, by the Gods I’d even choose to be called a Halfling lover, but I ain’t a damn sled.” Galin leaned against the wall and let out a few short breaths. He wasn’t a young Dwarf anymore.

Berek tried to smile but it turned into a grimace as he followed his friend’s example and leaned against the wall. The coolness of the rock felt good on his back. “I agree with you. I think I prefer the pit fights.”

Galin glanced at him, “I think one of those hooves hit you on the head.”

“Maybe they did.” Berek winced as he rubbed the tender spot on the back of his neck where the thick wooden pole rested until a few minutes earlier. “We definitely need a new line of work.”

“Aye. How long do you think it’ll take Ragnar to give us some?” Berek remained silent causing Galin to nod. “That’s what I thought.”

Find CP Bialois: 

Twitter: @ CPBialois

1 Comment

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One response to “Just released! The Sword and The Flame, The Purging, by @CPBialois

  1. Etheridge Lovett

    It flows very well. I will purchase copies of this book. I love when a story seems alive.

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