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Status Updates

Main Focus: Gush (Fantasy Action/Adventure) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)

Side Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Novella) = 20k out of 35k estimate (57%)

Side Focus #2: The Glassbreaker Goes Home (Post FM6 Novella) = 21k out of 40k estimate (52%)

Back Burner #1: FM7 School Story = 0k out of 80k estimate (0%)

Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project

Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates

The King Henry Tapes

My BIG BLEEPING SERIES.  Urban Fantasy, The King Henry Tapes are going to show you something new and characters the publishers would pooh pooh, or what's the point?

King Henry Price, yes that's his name, get off his ass about it, is our main character, the teller of our tales. Tales. Plural. One about his days at the Asylum...ehm...the Institution of Elements, Learning Academy, and Nature Camp. One about his days running his Artificer shop.

Expect cursing. Expect fighting. Expect teenagers being teenagers. Expect adults being adults.  Expect the PULPANORMAL.

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The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady


Synopsis
My name is King Henry Price. 
Yes, really. Don’t blame Mom, she was already a little Anima Mad by the time I was born. See, world ain’t as simple as you mundanes think it is. Whole lot more complicated, whole lot more messy, whole lot more foul. 
Got your Vampires, not the sparkly pretty boys you’re expecting from romance covers, but blood parasites living in a human shell. Just waiting to cut your skin open and suck you dry from the inside out. Got your Weres, not a hunk among them and gangsters and thugs every one, transform into whatever the idiot first made their Totem decided to sacrifice, be it coyote, wolf, tiger or even your momma’s Shih Tzu. 
Last, you got your mancers. That’s my group of misfits and malcontents. I first heard of the Mancy when I was fourteen. Smiling blond woman came to recruit me and I was insistent I was going nowhere. But when she walked on through my locked bedroom door like it wasn’t there, even a jaded, pugnacious, teenage punk like King Henry Price had to give the sales pitch a second thought. 
Got trained, seven years at the Institution of Elements, or the Asylum as the student body calls it. I’m a geomancer, special kind of geomancer called an Artificer even. After graduation I made a deal with that same recruiter and opened my own Artificer shop, making magical items of power for all comers, be they Were, Vampire, or Mancer. 
What I didn’t sign up for was a vampire named Annie B coming into my shop and kidnapping me. Never trust the pretty ones, especially the pretty ones want to eat on you.
The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady by Richard Raley on Amazon Kindle

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The Foul Mouth and the Cat Killing Coyotes


Synopsis
My name is King Henry Price. 
Yes, really. 
Family is gonna be the death of me. That or my foul mouth. Or my pugnacious personality. Or . . . well, okay, so I'm the kind of guy might get his mortal coil snuffed out from any number of directions. But family, family is the one I can't change, one that's stuck with me. 
The one I left behind. Or tried to at least, when I went to train at the Institution of Elements for seven years, learning to be an Artificer. Big deal in the magical world, being an Artificer, especially running the only free and self-owned Artificer shop in the Western Hemisphere. 
Left family behind, yes I did. Joined a whole new world. Joined it more than ever a few months back when I got kidnapped by a vampire, forced to work for her in solving some theft of a big bad magic item. Survived that somehow, even got a magic wand out of it, look at me! All big and tough, writing my name large on the wall of life! 
But family? Might not survive them. Might not survive finding one of my long lost sisters, especially seeing she's hanging with some Coyote Nation goons. Machine guns, even magic don't like machine guns. 
Jordan Josephine Price . . . found you at last.
The Foul Mouth and the Cat Killing Coyotes by Richard Raley on Amazon Kindle

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The Foul Mouth and the Troubled Boomworm




Synopsis
My name is King Henry Price. 
Yes, really. 
I never been one for love. Don't think I've said the word but a handful of times and was probably lying when it crossed my lips anyway. Or said it cuz that's what you're SUPPOSED to say. Not one for love, also not a SUPPOSED TO SAY kind of guy either. Say what's on my mind, no matter the consequences, no matter how much trouble it usually gets me into. 
If I did even come close to loving anyone though . . . be Valentine Ward. My old flame, heh. Never a phrase more apt, being she's a pyromancer. Flames and Valentine Ward go hand in hand. More than flames even. My star in the darkness, shining so bright. First time I met her I made her cry, but wasn't long after I made me laugh. Even called her "Boomworm" when she accidentally set the library on fire and what ya know? The name stuck. 
Boomworm. Val. Love of my life, maybe, if I knew what love was. Now she needs my help. Now she's got herself a stubborn sister don't want to go to the same school for the Mancy we did, the Asylum. Only there's a name that matters too. The Asylum. For all the crazy people doing crazy things. Magic. Only it's worse if you don't go. 
Don't go and it will control you. Don't learn to control it and the Mancy will drive you madder than all the rest. Drive you as mad as my Mom, untaught, forgotten, and left to rot. Named her kid King Henry of all things. 
There's a story I got to tell again. 
For my Boomworm I'd suffer a whole lot worse.

One little story. Piece of cake. Right?.
The Foul Mouth and the Troubled Boomworm by Richard Raley on Amazon Kindle

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The Foul Mouth and the Headless Hunny



Synopsis
My name is King Henry Price. 
Yes, really. Still here. Still alive. Still running my Artificer shop. Got me a girlfriend now. Got a decent life for maybe the first time during my stay on this messed up little planet we call Earth. Better Earth than one of the other Realms I suppose . . . but that was last time around, wasn't it? 
This time around . . . well, got me kidnapped again. Annie B is back! Pulling all her old moves. Kidnapping me, trying to seduce me more than ever, especially since I got said girlfriend now and Annie does love breaking up a happy couple. Never trust the pretty ones and NEVER trust a vampire. 
Ain't sparkly like all them romance novels you read. Ain't even got fangs actually. Just blood parasites living in a human shell. All that pretty ain't alive, just a suit for them to wear and what you know, the most rich and power of them slide in and out of those body suits just like we humans do our Sunday best. 
Yeah, disgusting, that's why you don't trust them. Vampires always get more disgusting. More you know, worse it gets. This time with Annie, thinking I'm gonna learn a lot. Someone stole bodies from their Great Bank. Stole from a Blood God. A Divine. Vampire been around longer than humanity's recorded history. 
This is the kind of stuff they don't tell you at magic school . . . 
If they did, none of us would ever go out at night.
The Foul Mouth and the Headless Hunny by Richard Raley on Amazon Kindle

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The Foul Mouth and the Mancy Martial Artist


Synopsis


My name is King Henry Price. Yes, really. You'd think you'd be over that one by now. I'm the only freelance Artificer in the Western Hemisphere, crafting and experimenting to make objects of unique magical power. I'm also a geomancer, means I'm good at breaking metal, glass, and all the other important parts that keep that box-like house over your head and not crashing down on it.

Few months back I told my mentor and the money behind my Artificer shop to get lost. Told her I didn't need her any more. Some actions have unintended consequences. Got a new partner now, T-Bone I call him, even if he hates the nickname. Electromancer, makes him good with computers. Not sure what makes him good at business, probably being raised by an accountant.

Rebuilt my shop again. One little fire-bombing, no big deal, right? Doing things MY way this time around, rebuilt it as a comic shop. Even got us a geeky employee at the cashbox knows too much about pop-culture for her own good. But that's just the front, the fake, the illusion. Real work is in the back. Selling artifacts to all comers now. Vampires, shapeshifters, mancers, don't got no choice.

Can't complain. Business is booming. Life is good.

Except for those unintended consequences...

The Foul Mouth and the Martial Mancy Artist by Richard Raley on Amazon Kindle

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King Henry Short Pack One

This Short Pack was put together because some of the fans asked for all the currently released King Henry Shorts to be in one, easily readable place. Please understand that it contains no ‘new’ material, but instead combines the already published works of “Little King Henry”, “Conquering Hero”, “Friendship is Madness”, “Second Take”, “Griefing”, and “Meet the Bonnies.” The only reason you should purchase King Henry Short Pack One is because you're new to the series, you want this ease-of-use formatting, or because you’re a horrible, horrible, no-good long-time fan and have yet to purchase the shorts separately, in which case lucky you! King Henry Short Pack One is 50% off the price of buying the shorts separately! Now, this preface will be enough to forestall any reviews claiming the author is a horrible, double-dipping %@&!, right?

King Henry Short Pack One by Richard Raley on Amazon Kindle

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King Henry and the Three Little Trips (FM5.5)


Synopsis

What started life as a small "vacation" project for Richard Raley became something more in the writing. Telling three interconnected stories taking place on the same day, two weeks after events in "The Foul Mouth and the Mancy Martial Artist" this novel is a can't miss for fans of THE KING HENRY TAPES. Spending equal time with Tyson Bonnie, Eva Reti, and King Henry Price himself, KING HENRY AND THE THREE LITTLE TRIPS shows the fallout from the Days of Supernatural Exhibit in both the personal cost for our characters and the political cost for supernatural organizations worldwide as fear of the Curator spreads to even the Asylum itself.

Read as Tyson Bonnie escorts Vicky Welf to the Coyote Nation compound, find out if Eva Reti can survive the anima experiment inflicted upon her, and follow King Henry as he returns to the Asylum seeking Plutarch's help.

The queue for the "Foul Mouth and the Pit of No Return" roller-coaster begins here!

King Henry and the Three Little Trips by Richard Raley on Amazon Kindle

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The Foul Mouth and the Pit of No Return


Synopsis
My name is King Henry Price. 
I'm tired of the lies I have to tell to others. Lies that I haven't walked through another Realm separate from this Earth. Lies I don't have in my possession a World-Breaker that can make any city on this globe go crack. 
My name is King Henry Price. 
I'm tired of the lies I tell myself. Lies I don't miss my mentor's advice. Lies I don't love a woman named Valentine. Lies about how I can do this all alone. 
My name is King Henry Price. 
I'm tired of the lies they tell us all. Lies that this world ain't run by blood gods. Lies about how dragons have gone extinct. Lies to make us weak. Lies to cover up a great war. Lies, lies, too many lies to count. 
My name is King Henry Price and I am the Foul Mouth. I am the Dirt King. I am the Glassbreaker. 
What I ain't . . . is lying no more. 
It's time to steal some truth. 
It's time for the Pit of No Return.
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Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (novella coming late 2017)

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The Glassbreaker Goes Home (novella coming early 2018)

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The Foul Mouth and the Runaway Rumble (FM7)(Estimate = Very Late 2018/Early 2019)

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The Foul Mouth and the Black Bird Bash (FM8)

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The Foul Mouth and the Six Realm Drop (FM9)

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The Foul Mouth and the Last True Dale (FM10)

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The Foul Mouth and the Queen's Revenge (FM11)

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The Foul Mouth and the Asylum Ascendant (FM12)

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Series Information


The Mancy 
Mancy Type – Element (Ultra Title) 
Necromancy – Death (Bonegrinder)
Pyromancy – Fire (Firestarter)
Geomancy – Earth (Artificer)
Aeromancy – Air (Winddancer)
Hydromancy – Water (Riftwalker)
Electromancy – Lightning (Stormcaller)
Cryomancy – Ice (Winterwarden)
Sciomancy – Shadow (Shadeshifter)
Spectromancy – Light (Beaconkeeper)
Floromancy – Plant (Forestplanter)
Faunamancy – Animal (Beasttalker)
Mentimancy – Mind (Mindmaster)
Corpusmancy – Body (Facechanger)

Ultra Class 2009


Student's Name (Mancy Type)
King Henry Price (Geomancer)
Heinrich Welf (Necromancer)
Valentine “Boomworm” Ward (Pyromancer)
Asa Kayode (Hydromancer)
Miranda Daniels (Aeromancer)
Estefan Ramirez (Electromancer)
Debra Diaz (Electromancer)
Curt Chambers (Spectromancer)
Malaya Mabanaagan (Spectromancer)
Quinn Walden (Spectromancer)
Ronaldo Silva (Cryomancer)
Raj Malik (Cryomancer)
Hope Hunting (Cryomancer)
Miles Hun Pak (Sciomancer)
Eva Reti (Sciomancer)
Naomi Gullick (Floromancer)
Preston “Pocket” Landry (Floromancer)
Timeeko Lewis (Floromancer)
Nicholas Hanson (Floromancer)
Sandra Kemp (Floromancer)
Patrick “Rick” Brown (Faunamancer)
Jesus Valencia (Faunamancer)
Jessica Edwards (Faunamancer)
Robin White (Faunamancer)
Athir Al-Qasimi (Mentimancer)
Isabel Soto (Corpusmancer)
Samuel Bird (Corpusmancer)
Yvette Reynolds (Corpusmancer)
Jason Jackson (Corpusmancer)
Nizhoni Sherman (Corpusmancer)