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Demon Weapons: Winner!

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! This week’s giveaway was incredible and had the most responses of any yet. We had so many great entries, both clever and comical. Here are just a few of the great submissions we received:

“I’d go with a warded war hammer (wardhammer?). One end would be useful for piercing the armor of bigger demons, and the other could send the smaller ones flying. It would probably be somewhat unwieldy, but at least I’d go out in style.” -OldNile

“Well I would have use a ultra long hair that are in dreads with a ton of beads on them made out of electrum and engraved with runes.” -ahm

“I would use an onyx Figurine of Wondrous Power to call upon Guenhwyvar. To be summoned to the Prime Material Plane, emitting a gray mist which quickly solidified into the panther shape. A huge black panther. A weapon, yet also a true and loyal friend to accompany me through the long nights to follow.” -Florian D. Krijt

“A warded heavy cross bow with warded bolts that has a music box built into the crank. That way while you’re loading the shot it is simultaneously playing music to lull them. It basically provides you coverage while you reload.” -Bebarce

“A warded whip would sure be handy. (cool hat optional)” -Paul McKenna

These are all so cool and creative! I love how many different ways you all can come up with to fight demons. We also have to give Markus and Tressa honorable mentions for their humorous/inventive weapons:

“I would have to go for the most evil weapon imaginable… LEGOs. With them, I’d be invincible. They would all be warded. With them you could easily build walls to protect everyone. You can also easily build different types of weapons, like hammers, that would eventually get strengthened. If you wanted to, you could even go Renna style and throw the warded legos at the demons like she did with chestnuts. And of course, the most sinister and probably the most satisfying way to utilize them is to just throw a bunch of warded legos on the ground. Watch as the demons finally know true pain when they step on them and fall back.” -Markus Edwards

“Personally, I’m not one of those fighting types. Since I would consider Arlen a weapon, himself.. I’d throw him at them! Sic em Arlen! SIC EM!” -Tressa

Very cool. And the winner for this week’s contest is:

“I’d adapt the style of a retiarius – a Roman gladiator who used a net in battle. I’d weave my net from a strong rope and interlard it with weighted warded beads – perhaps made of lead.” -Dolly Fitzroy

Congratulations Dolly!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for our next Warded Wednesday!

You can grab a copy of The Warded Man hardcover online! Check it out on Amazon or Books-A-Million.

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Fan Art: Book Club Art!

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Hey everyone! Over the weekend, Claire Margetts let us know via Facebook about her amazing Sci-Fi bookclub! Every month, they choose a book to read and this month’s pick was none other than The Warded Man.

The Warded Man

We’re so happy to hear about this kind of thing. Book clubs are super fantastic and it’s exciting for Peat’s book to be chosen by one.

They even did some fanart! Introducing the newest band in The Demon Cycle:

Rock Demons

This is great! I love the expressions and postures. Good thing a microphone only needs one hand, huh? Rock on!

Here’s a picture of the amazing bookclub, all with their own copies of The Warded Man.


A big thank you to this club for their choice of monthly reading and to Claire Margetts for letting us know about it! 

You can grab your own copy of The Warded Man hardcover on Amazon or Books-A-Million.

Posted on August 31, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
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WPR: WatchPlayRead Interview

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Hey everyone! Recently, Peat teamed up with the reviewing team at WatchPlayRead to do an interview. We had tons of great questions and, after a short round of revisions, it’s finally up!

You can check the interview here and get Peat’s most recent answers about The Demon Cycle as well as his thoughts on Red Sonja and Hawkgirl! There are even some hints about his plans for the future…

WARNING: There are spoilers in this interview. Proceed with caution.


You can order your copy of The Skull Throne here!

Posted on August 28, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Warded Journal

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Hey everyone! One thing demons excel at is destruction. They wreck crops, houses, lives… well today Kemendy Júlia took back some of that power. Check out this awesome ‘wreck this journal’, now repurposed as a ‘ward this journal’!


This is such a stellar idea, Kemendy. The runes and pictures look amazing! Arlen would be proud. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

The Skull Throne is now on sale in the U.S./U.K.! Order the U.S. edition here or visit Waterstones or UK Amazon for the U.K. version.

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Giveaway: Demon Weapons!

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Hey everyone! Last week’s pun contest was amazing. We were blown away by everyone’s wit and it’s been one of my personal favorites so far. Now, once again, it’s time for our Warded Wednesday giveaway!


This week’s prize is a signed copy of the UK Daylight War trade paperback


In The Demon Cycle, everyone has their own style for fighting demons. People use fists, spears, axes, and everything in between. For a chance to win, please leave a response in the comments below answering this question:

What weapon would you use to fight demons?

Remember, we can only pick your answer if you respond to our post on the blog. Let us know what you would take with you to brave the naked night. We look forward to your answers!

Giveaway answers will be accepted until Monday. Winner will be announced Tuesday.

The Warded Man hardcover is now available online only! Check it out on Amazon or Books-A-Million.

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
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