Hi, folks! Dane here, and today I wanted to share some exciting news from a client of mine. J. V. Hilliard is a fantasy author who I’ve been working with over the last couple of years in the role of both editor and marketing advisor.

He’s in the process of creating a fantasy series based upon his years of experience running Dungeons & Dragons campaigns in his fictional realm, and we’re finally at the stage at which the first book in the series is gearing up for release.

The Last Keeper is available for pre-order now and is being published by Gwen Gades and Dragon Moon Press. Gwen is a fellow Booktrope alumnus that I’ve known for several years, and she was kind enough to pick up my first book, No Rest for the Wicked, after Booktrope folded.

I introduced her to Joe and told her about the Warminster series, and she saw the same potential that I did and agreed to publish it. The rest is history! Here’s a little more about J. V. Hilliard and The Last Keeper.

About The Last Keeper

The Last Keeper, Book One of the Warminster Series

A young boy’s prophetic visions. A terrifying force of evil. Will chaos reign supreme?   

Blind since birth, Daemus Alaric is blessed with the gift of Sight by a visiting stranger. When his prophetic visions come to pass, he leaves his noble home to join the fabled Keepers of the Forbidden, wielders of vast arcane knowledge who serve leaders throughout the realm of Warminster.

But Daemus’ ideal life is short-lived as a recurring nightmare takes hold, threatening to catapult him into a terrifying struggle that will leave the fate of the Keepers hanging in the balance. In his fight to save the realm, Daemus and his allies set out to face the menace that threatens their very existence. Can they defeat the forces of evil before it’s too late?

The Last Keeper is the first book in The Warminster Series. If you like fantasy told with gripping action and heart-pounding adventure, you’ll love this new adventure series.



About J. V. Hilliard

Born of steel ,fire and black wind, J.V. Hilliard was raised as a highlander in the foothills of a once-great mountain chain on the confluence of the three mighty rivers that forged his realm’s wealth and power for generations.

His father, a peasant dwarf, toiled away in industries of honest labor and instilled in him a work ethic that would shape his destiny. His mother, a local healer, cared for his elders and his warrior uncle, who helped to raise him during his formative years. His genius brother, whose wizardly prowess allowed him to master the art of the abacus and his own quill, trained with him for battles on fields of green and sheets of ice.

Hilliard’s earliest education took place in his warrior uncle’s tower, where he recovered from grievous wounds that were suffered in a forgotten war. He learned his first words there, and his uncle, who’d sacrificed so much both for him and for others, helped him to learn the basics of life – and, most importantly, creative writing.

After years of education at the hands of the highlanders and at the great cathedral, Hilliard ventured to a place of wonderment in the capitol of all capitols, where he trained to defend his homeland and help his people.

It was then that he met his lady, a Ranger of the Diamond, and over the chords of an orchestra, he fell in love with her. Once his time serving the kings and queens of his Camelot had come to an end, he returned home to gather his own band of merry men. Together, they served the underserved – those without a voice – and rode to Camelot, fighting for those who couldn’t defend themselves. 

The Last Keeper is available for pre-order now, and more books are coming soon. Click here to check out The Last Keeper and be sure to follow J. V. Hilliard on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more.