Thursday, June 23, 2022

Coming Soon!


Keep an eye out because starting in July, I'm going to have a lot of stuff coming involving my upcoming book Sweet Vendetta Blues. This is a companion story set in the same universe as New Emperor's Concerto and set in America. 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Dìlseachd - A Stolen Crown COVER REVEAL!


A forgotten princess

A stolen crown

One chance to reclaim the kingdom

I'm back with another cover reveal, this time for the first book in Cheyenne van Langevelde's new series, Princess of the Highlands.

Book One--Dìlseachd - A Stolen  Crown -- will be releasing on September 23rd 2022 but today we get to see the cover for the first time, and it looks so beautiful! I for one am definitely excited since I love Scottish history and fantasy.


Six years since the Danes invaded Scotland, slaying her finest men. 

Five since the Highland King married one of the enemy, betraying his countrymen and losing the Lowlanders’ support. 

Three since the king died and the Danes imprisoned the remaining blood heir to the throne.

Her crown stolen, her country desolated, Fiona McCurragh now faces the looming threat of execution. 

The Lowlanders, weary of enemy rule, seek to free their stolen homeland. With the aid of a blind harper, they attempt to rescue their Highland princess when the Danes ride in on Lowlander territory, shattering the fragile peace. The Scots are left with no choice except to launch a war in the face of the coming winter. If they do not attack now, the Scots—and their princess—may not live to see the spring. 

In the face of despair, Fiona McCurragh finds courage in friendship with two chief’s sons. Yet conflict lies on more than one side, and for some of the Scots and their allies, loyalty no longer has any meaning.

You can now preorder the book and submit your proof of purchase to THIS FORM for preorder goodies!

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“Men donnae die fer something they donnae believe in. Because we risk it, then it must be worth it in the end. Should that no’ give us hope?”

Sunday, May 15, 2022



A man born for war. A bastard raised in contempt. Only together can they protect their tribe from slaughter.

We're back again with a cover reveal for C. M. Banschbach for her upcoming book Greywolf's Heart

Look at how gorgeous this is! 

A man born for war. A bastard raised in contempt. Only together can they defend their tribe from slaughter.

Fierce-hearted Comran is the chief’s son and the favored choice to be the next leader. Then his father chooses Comran’s half-brother Etran for the role, straining the loyalties of the tribe and reinforcing the distance between the two men. When Comran is offered the role of battlewolf, he is ready to do his duty—but expects no friendship in return.

Steady Etran has long been shunned as the chief’s bastard. Becoming the chief brings even more hostility, so he offers Comran the title of battlewolf to maintain tribal unity. But can he trust this reckless warrior as his general when Comran has never stood by his side?

As tensions mount within the tribe, a traitorous act leads to war. Comran and Etran must overcome their inner demons and fight for their brotherhood before the Greywolves fall to their worst enemies. 

C.M. Banschbach is a native Texan and would make an excellent hobbit if she wasn’t so tall. She’s an overall dork, pizza addict, and fangirl. When not writing fantasy stories packed full of adventure and snark, she works as a pediatric Physical Therapist where she happily embraces the fact that she never actually has to grow up.

She writes clean YA/MG fantasy-adventure as Claire M. Banschbach.

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Greywolf's Heart will be out June 14th! You can pre-order it now from the links below!

Kindle | Amazon Paperback | Barnes & Noble

There is also preorder swag for you to claim! You can find the link to the form HERE Provide proof of purchase and claim your swag.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

There Comes a Drifter COVER REVEAL!

 I'm so exited to be back hosting another cover reveal for Claire and her new upcoming book Then Comes a Drifter!

Without further ado, let's check out this lovely cover!

Isn't this a beautiful cover???! I am obsessed with the colors and so excited to get to finally read this one.

Laramie was born to ride the desert wilds. And she won’t let anything stop her, even a fearsome warlord who wants her captive–or dead. 


A genius mechanic–and a rare descendant of the once-magical Itan–Laramie drifts from dusty town to dusty town in search of the family that was taken from her.


But her rambling desert journey becomes a game of survival when Laramie crosses a ruthless warlord’s territory. Taken prisoner by one of the warlord’s biker gangs, she befriends a quiet, dangerous man named Gered. After surviving hellish circumstances Gered is tired of fighting for a better life. 


Laramie will always fight. And she’ll stop at nothing to win their freedom.


Enjoy this pulse-pounding motorcycle adventure in a post-apocalyptic western setting with found family and being brave in brutal circumstances.

About the Author

C.M. Banschbach is a native Texan and would make an excellent hobbit if she wasn’t so tall. She’s an overall dork, pizza addict, and fangirl. When not writing fantasy stories packed full of adventure and snark, she works as a pediatric Physical Therapist where she happily embraces the fact that she never actually has to grow up.

She writes clean YA/MG fantasy-adventure as Claire M. Banschbach.

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If you want to grab a copy of this book, it will be out on February 24th!

You can also now preorder Then Comes a Drifter through the links below:

Claire is also offering preorder swag! If you would like to get your own, all you have to do is fill out this form with your proof of purchase 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The New Emperor's Concerto First Book Birthday!


It's now officially been one year since Concerto was published. I can't believe it's been that long, but here we are lol.

Anyway, to celebrate, I'm running a sale this week on the book!

The Ebook is only $2.99 and the Paperback is $5 off at $12.00 so Grab a copy now!

Also, because Amazon is annoying about making books free, if you want a free copy of the prequel short story 'The Butler's Story' then just shoot me an email ( and I'll send you either a kindle copy or a PDF :) 

Also, come join us on Instagram where I'm running a fun Q&A with Flynn, Lysander and Sinclair so come ask them some questions! @modern_bard67


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Live Q&A + Artstream Tonight!


Come visit with Claire and I on our Instagram livestream tonight! I'll be doing art for Come Marching Home and we'll be chatting about books and writing and probably a lot of random stuff. Don't miss out!

Sunday, October 11, 2020



Welcome to the blog tour for Come Marching Home! I'm very excited to share this book with you and finally, tomorrow (Tuesday Oct 13th) it will be out!

Official Schedule

October 12th (Monday)

Excerpt/Highlight at Sadie's Spotlight

Review at The Labyrinth 


October 13th (Tuesday)

*Release Day*

*Live Art and Q&A livestream with Hazel (Feat. Claire Banschbach) on Instagram 8:30 PM EST*

Excerpt/highlight at E. Paige Burks' Blog

Excerpt/highlight at Worlds of Fiction


October 14th (Wednesday)

Author interview/character interview at Haunting Ghost Town


October 15th (Thursday)

Review at Rose Print Publishing

Interview at The Labyrinth 


October 16th (Friday)

Excerpt/highlight at Not Unworthy 

Excerpt/highlight at The Page Dreamer 

Excerpt/highlight on M. H. Elrich's Instagram


Title: Come Marching Home

Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis: After being away for over a year, Alfonse Keller has returned from the trenches on Teuton’s western front, fighting in the war that’s broken out against the Steppes. He should feel relieved now that’s he’s back in his own village in the care of his brother Ernst, but he’s not. It seems like nothing has changed except for him, like he’s a traveler from a different world.


When Alfonse left to join the army, he was a natural magician making a name for himself, but after a tragic incident resulting in the death of his friend, and his own crippling injury, he no longer has the ability to use magic. 


Suffering from constant nightmares and revisited trauma, Alfonse can’t get the trenches out of his head. Ernst tries to help, but he doesn’t really understand either. How can he, when Alfonse doesn’t really understand himself? He feels like a phantom, standing on the outskirts of a life he’ll never live again. 


As Ernst tries to do everything he can for his brother, he can’t help but feel like Alfonse is slipping away, that maybe part of him never left the trenches at all. But how can he save his brother when Alf refuses to let anyone in?

Add to your Goodreads shelf

Want This Swag Pack? Order the book before the end of the month!


What's in it?

A bookmark with the lovely cover art by C.B. Cook
A Sticker with adorable chibi art by H.S.J. Williams
A playlist curated by myself to listen to while you read the book
And if you buy the paperback, you'll also get a signed bookplate!

How to get your goodies:

Simply buy the book in any format before the end of October
Email proof of purchase to
And I will have your goodie pack in the mail :)



** I will be doing a live art-stream and Q&A on Instagram (@modern_bard67) with Claire Banschbach (@cmbanschbach) on Tuesday night (October 13th) to celebrate the release! Join us for randomness while I try to draw and answer questions at the same time.


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