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Wind and Words – Now Available!

I’m thrilled to announce that the second book in the Stone and String series is now available! (And 99 cents for a limited time!)

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Wind and Words

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YA Fantasy

Wind and Words is a novella, 23,000 words compared to “Stone and String’s” 8,000 words. I had a lot of fun exploring more of the Cantingen culture, word magic, and string magic. I hope you enjoy it, too. 🙂

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Life magic is not meant to be alone.

 

Everyone is born with two strings of magic. One strand is life, and the other is death.

 

When Edyli escaped the land of the dead after saving her sister, the goddess of death removed Edyli’s death magic. Without that string, Edyli is unbalanced, a “monster” who cannot sleep, cannot die, and without care, will slowly go mad.

 

Banished from her home for refusing to make amends with the goddess, Edyli is surprised to discover a child without life magic deep in the jungle—a child her remaining magic is drawn to, because those who are unbalanced are inexplicably drawn together.

 

Terrified of what might happen if the two of them touch, Edyli seeks answers about the mysterious child. If she can recover the child’s life magic, she might earn back the goddess’s favor and become whole again.

 

But one mistake, and Edyli could live forever in insanity.

You can grab your copy today for only 99 cents! (It’ll go back up to $2.99 in about a week).

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Add Wind and Words" to Goodreads

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(UPDATE: As of 6/2/2018, all the links should now be working. 🙂

Note: My apologies if you’re in the UK, India, or Germany, and use Amazon. I’m still waiting for them to create the page for Wind and Words there. However, all other links should be working).

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Here’s an excerpt:

A flash of movement caught Edyli’s eye. The hairs on her arms prickled under her wet sari. There were predators in the jungle, and though such creatures would not approach the nearby villages, they might attack a young human who was alone. Since it was night and the sky dark, the predator could be a tiger or other creature that she could not defend against without being able to see. She could, perhaps, use word magic to discern if the creature was a threat or not, and where it came from, but since she could only rest through meditation, she did not desire to use what focus she had.

 

But something about the creature was strange.

 

Normally she would have heard the rustle of leaves or the scratching of claws, or the snap of twigs under the creature’s weight. But what she heard was silence. Utter silence. It was deafening, as if the silence drowned out the sound of the wind.

 

“Who goes there?” she asked, forcing her voice to be loud. Perhaps, if she sounded threatening enough, then whatever was out there would not force her to use magic. “Reveal yourself!”

 

A tiny form stepped out from behind a scraggly tree.

 

Edyli blinked. “Akymi?”

 

The child was the same height and size as Edyli’s little sister, but her skin was a lighter shade of brown and her hair a straight, coarse black that fell below her shoulders. She wore a ragged, plain tunic, long enough to reach her ankles but clearly oversized, as if it had been lent to her. She stared at Edyli, her posture stiff, her hands at her side. Her dark eyes seemed to stare through Edyli, her expression dead. Her black hair fell across her face as she tilted her head, and then she turned her head again so that her hair cleared away.

 

The emptiness in Edyli’s chest ached, pulling her toward the girl as if something tugged at her, calling for her to move closer, to touch the girl’s tiny hands and to make her whole again. The girl raised her arm and stretched her fingers toward Edyli. A whimper sounded in her throat. Edyli tried to step back, fear mounting inside her, but she couldn’t move. The forest around her dimmed, centering on the child. She was the only thing in Edyli’s vision, and the rest of Edyli’s vision was a black, swirling mass, as if she had fallen into a seething whirlpool made from the night sky.

 

Shadikryl fa illdratethdruv shomagi drateth noram.

 

Life magic is not meant to be alone.

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Read Wind and Words today!

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Enjoy! 😀

Sican naketonia quisé das vegra.
(May the gods grant you good fortune. – A saying from the Cantingen Islands)

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Sisters of the Dawn’s Early Light Sci-Fi & Fantasy Release Party – Facebook Event

Today I’m going to be participating in a joint author event on Facebook: The Sisters of the Dawn’s Early Light Sci-Fi & Fantasy Release Party!

It starts at 12:05 PM (EST) today (5/29/2018), and ends at 9:15 PM (EST). Each hour, a different author will take the stage to talk about their books, run giveaways, and host general fun stuff. If you like sci-fi, fantasy, and dystopian books, stop by and see what’s going on. 🙂

I’ll be hosting a giveaway for an ebook copy of Distant Horizon and an ebook set of the Glitch saga around 5 PM (EST), so stop by and say hello!

Join the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/events/414267852349211/

Sisters of the Dawns Early Light - Sci-Fi and Fantasy Release Party

This is a cyber event featuring many special sci-fi and fantasy guest authors celebrating the release of Michael W Huard’s novella Sisters of the Dawn’s Early Light. Each hour a new guest will talk about cool books and offer prizes and fun stuff throughout the day. Please invite all your reader friends and Join us!

Our line up includes: (All Eastern times)
12:05 pm – Michael W. Huard
1:00 – CK Dawn
2:00 – Cordelia Castel
3:00- Emerald Dodge
4:00 – Chris Lowry
5:00 – Stephanie Flint
6:00 -Courtney Cannon
7:00 – Kathrin Hutson
8:00 – LC Champlin
9:00 – Michael W. Huard / wrap up!

Click here to go to the event!

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I hope to see you there! 😀

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

For this week’s book promotion highlight, I’m featuring the Secrets of the Stars giveaway, the Fantasy Extravaganza giveaway, and the Once Upon a Time giveaway!

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Looking for a mix of science fiction and mystery? Check out the Secrets of the Stars giveaway!

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How about fantasy books? Check out the huge selection in this Fantasy Extravaganza giveaway!

Fantasy Extravaganza Ebook Giveaway

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Prefer a bit of a fairy tale with your reading? Take a look at the Once Upon a Time giveaway!

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(Note: These giveaways are hosted through Instafreebie. Authors will usually ask for your email address, and in most cases, the author will collect these addresses for their newsletters. Instafreebie collects email addresses for their newsletter, as well.)

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I hope you find a good book to read. Let me know if you would like to see more of these posts.  🙂

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

For this week’s book promotion highlight, I’m featuring the Science Fiction giveaway, the Noir de Noir giveaway, and the Save the Dragons giveaway!

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Looking for a variety of science fiction ebooks to choose from? Take a gander at this giveaway to see if you can find what you’ve been looking for.

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Prefer stories with a dark, noir element? Try this giveaway.

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Do you want dragons in your literature? Check out this giveaway.

Save the Dragons Ebook Giveaway

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(Note: These giveaways are hosted through Instafreebie. Authors will usually ask for your email address, and in most cases, the author will collect these addresses for their newsletters. Instafreebie collects email addresses for their newsletter, as well.)

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I hope you find a good book to read. Let me know if you would like to see more of these posts.  🙂

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight

For this week’s book promotion highlight, I’m featuring the Secondary World Fantasy giveaway (which I curated), along with the Supernatural Spring Fling giveaway and the Urban Fantasy Instafreebie Giveaway!

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Looking for epic, secondary world fantasies? Look no further! This giveaway has a large selection of fantasy ebooks to choose from.

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Looking for a variety of books with a supernatural element? Take a look at the Supernatural Spring Fling giveaway!

Supernatural Spring Fling Ebook Giveaway

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If you enjoy urban fantasy, this giveaway has several books that might be what you’re looking for.

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(Note: These giveaways are hosted through Book Funnel and Instafreebie. Authors will usually ask for your email address, and in most cases, the author will collect these addresses for their newsletters. Instafreebie collects email addresses for their newsletter, as well.)

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I hope you find a good book to read. Let me know if you would like to see more of these posts.  🙂

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Weekly Book Promotion Highlight – (Psst… Magic’s Stealing is currently on sale for 99 cents)

For this week’s book promotion highlight, we have the Sweet Fantasy Giveaway and the For The Love of YA giveaway!

Not only that, but Magic’s Stealing on sale for a short time. Keep reading to find out more. 😉

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Check out a selection of free fantasy ebooks in the Sweet Fantasy Giveaway…

Sweet Fantasy Ebook Giveaway

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And find a wide variety of young adult reads in the For the Love of YA giveaway!

For The Love Of YA Ebook Giveaway

(Note: These giveaways are hosted through InstaFreebie. Both InstaFreebie and the authors will usually ask for your email address. In most cases, these addresses are collected for their newsletters.)

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In the meantime, don’t miss out!

Magic’s Stealing is on sale for 99 cents for a short time! I’m planning to start the process of raising the price back to $2.99 tomorrow, so now is the perfect time to grab a copy if you haven’t already.

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Spirits of a Glitch – Launch Day

Woot! Spirits of a Glitch is now available! 😀

This is the final book in Tim’s story, following what happens when a second terrifying airship made from shapeshifters and technology is created… only this one isn’t as obedient as the first.

With Spirits of a Glitch, the Glitch Saga is now complete, I’m off to work on other books in the Distant Horizon Universe. But, seeing as how those books still need editing before I can release them, why not check out Tim’s story in the meantime?

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Upper YA Science Fiction

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“We are legion. But you, Master Zaytsev, are only one…”

Nineteen-year-old council member, Tim Zaytsev, is tasked with removing glitches from the council’s newest living airship, the CLS Manticore. Like its predecessor, the Manticore is formed from living shapeshifters. Their minds were wiped and their memories erased, but the occasional “ghost” of their personalities remain.

Removing the “ghosts” should be simple after dealing with the first vessel. But the task descends into madness when the Manticore traps Tim within its fleshy walls and attempts to force him to join the shapeshifters who made the merge.

Determined to undermine the ship’s dangerous, telepathic games and convince the other council members that the ship is manipulating them, Tim must summon a courage he’s never had, the courage to stay and fight. But doing so would force him to confront the vessel alone—a path that can only end in his destruction.

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Buy now!

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Haven’t read the first book yet? Sign up for the Distant Horizon Universe newsletter to read the first book, Whispers in the Code, for free!

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Enjoy! 😀

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