RJ’s Scribbles


While I talk about writing a lot, I also do even more of my own writing. This is where you'll find everything dealing with my writing, including upcoming and current novels and serial projects.

RJ's Novels

The Eye of God

EyeOfGodCover - Current VersionBlaise tries to act like a good human, but someone always manages to ruin things for him. When the Emperor's most powerful weapon is stolen and its human vessel is kidnapped from the Arena, Blaise must choose between meddling in the affairs of mortals or remaining true to his duty.

To make matters worse, the Archbishop has betrayed the church and God by giving the Emperor the second piece of the Triad, the Heart of God. Should Blaise stand idle and leave the mortals to their own devices, the people of Erelith won't just lose their lives: Their souls will be destroyed by a power that was never meant to fall into mortal hands.

If Blaise can find the Eye of God, he might be able to save the humans from themselves. Unfortunately, his only hope for success lies in the hands of a slave who wants nothing more than to die. If Blaise can't save Terin and enlist his help, the Erelith Empire will fall.

The Eye of God is a traditional fantasy novel.

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Cover art by Chris Howard.

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Release Date: July 2013

Storm Without End

RJ Blain - Storm without EndKalen’s throne is his saddle, his crown is the dirt on his brow, and his right to rule is sealed in the blood that stains his hand. Few know the truth about the one-armed Rift King, and he prefers it that way. When people get too close to him, they either betray him or die. The Rift he rules cares nothing for the weak. More often than not, even the strong fail to survive.

His abduction could easily destroy his home, his people, and start a hopeless and bloody war. There are many who desire his death, and few who hope for his survival. With peace in the Six Kingdoms quickly crumbling, it falls to him to try to stop the conflict swiftly taking the entire continent by storm.

But something even more terrifying than the machinations of men has returned to the lands:  The skreed. They haven’t been seen for a thousand years, and even the true power of the Rift King might not be enough to save his people — and the world — from destruction.

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Cover art by Chris Howard.

Coming Soon…

RoyalSlaves_RLBlain_rev52Royal Slaves, Book 2 of the Fall of Erelith (June 2014). Terin and Blaise are back, and their problems are only getting worse. Adapting to life as a noble is wearing young Terin down, who has to break all of his habits as a slave — and fast. When Aurora and Aria are taken into the city beneath the streets of Upper Erelith, they'll find out that the Hand and the Eye of God are the least of their concerns. Blaise has another problem, and one that could easily spell the end of the immortality he has enjoyed for so very long…

Cover art by Chris Howard.

Storm Surge, Book 2 of Requiem for the Rift King (December 2014)Kalen has survived the incident at Morinvale, but at a heavy price. Just as he starts to think things are looking up, the illusion of security shatters. Discord is brewing between the kingdoms, setting a course for war on a tide that can't be stopped. Worse yet, the skreed aren't just growing stronger.

They're breeding.

Inquisitor, An Urban Fantasy (A Standalone Novel)(November 2014)When Allison is accused of a string of murders on the East Coast, she has to find the killer and quick, or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. The only problem? The victims are all werewolves.

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book of corpses…

The City of Clocks (A Standalone Novel) (October 2014) :  When the Great Clock doesn't ring in the new year, Aerrik's life is turned upside down. He's separated from Mya, a fellow escapee from the Duke's usurpation of the Arasoran throne. His clock is broken, and without it, he faces the purge. Someone wants him dead or alive.

Worse still, his past comes back to haunt him.

Without Aerrik, however, Arasanor is doomed to fall. However, with the very land itself turning on the struggling island, saving them from the Duke's reign may become the least of his troubles…