I’m so excited today to post the cover reveal for Of Fire and Ash, the next book by Gillian Bronte Adams! I LOVE her Songkeeper Chronicles, and I’m sure I’m going to love this one even more…after all, it features magical horses and their warrior riders!!!! How COOL is that!!!! Of Fire and Ash will be releasing from @enclavepublishing in December 2021. This is the first book in the YA fantasy trilogy, The Fireborn Epic, and is available to preorder in Limited-Edition Hardcover.
About the Book:
She rides a fireborn, a steed of fire and ash, trained for destruction.
Ceridwen tal Desmond dreams of ruling like her father over the nation of Soldonia, where warriors ride to battle on magical steeds—soaring on storm winds, vanishing in shadow, quaking the earth, and summoning the sea. After a tragic accident claims her twin brother, she is exiled and sworn to atonement by spending her life—or death—for her people.
But when invaders spill onto Soldonia’s shores and traitors seize upon the chaos to murder her father, Ceridwen claims the crown to keep the nation from splintering. Combatting overwhelming odds and looming civil war, she begins to wonder if the greatest threat to the kingdom may, in fact, be her.
With fire before her and ash in her wake, how can she hope to unite instead of destroy?
Ready to see the cover???? The illustrator is Darko Tomic, who illustrated Gillian’s other series.
Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday! Even in this crazy year, we all have so much to be thankful for (I know I do!) and Thanksgiving Day is a good time to stop, pause, and reflect on the year. Even if you don’t live in the United States, the end of the year is a good time to pause and reflect and be grateful, even if you aren’t celebrating a specific holiday.
So even though the rest of this post is going to be flooded with advertisements of books sales, those books sales are one of the things I’m grateful for this year. I’m grateful I get to write stories and share them with people. I’m thankful to have formed relationships with so many fellow authors who are writing amazing stories and sharing them with the world. I’m thankful for readers who are so voracious for stories that I’m forever getting asked for other books I recommend now that they have finished all of mine. So, thank you!
My books on sale!
All of my ebooks are currently on sale for $.99 each! Yes, that’s right. All NINE of my books are $.99 each right now! Except for Dare, which is FREE!
As per usual, I’m participating in an indie author Black Friday Sale. This year is our biggest year yet, and there are a LOT of Kindle indie books in a variety of genres for Free or $.99! If you want to stock up for fall and Christmas reading, this is definitely a sale you will want to explore!
To highlight a few of the books participating in this sale:
Once again, all these book sales and more can be found in one place: click here!
A few more sales!
Here are a few more books on sale who are not a part of the indie Black Friday Sale (even though these authors are also indie authors!)
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Lucy Tempest over this past year, and I adore her fairy tales! They have some violence and some mild language (mostly in the first three books) but they are otherwise clean!
I’ve had the pleasure of having Emily Hayse ride with me down to Realm Makers two years in a row, and we bonded over our shared love of horses and NASCAR. This past Realm Makers, her book Seventh City won Book of the Year. If you haven’t picked up her stories yet, they are amazing!
I’m sure there are plenty of other sales on Amazon today through Cyber Monday. If you know of any other good ebooks on sale today, feel free to share in the comments!
Interview and a Giveaway!
Finally, I participated in a group interview with over twenty other fantasy authors! This was a fun interview, and also includes a giveaway (which goes live on December 1!) If you have time, you’ll want to give this a read!
I’m not a part of the official blog tour for Moonscript by H.S.J. Williams, but I read this book last week and it is so amazing I just had to spotlight it anyway.
About the book:
“It is said that Darkness is empty and whatever vanishes into its depths is lost forever. I know this better than anyone. For I have suffered here in the shadows, and there are none who might find me.”
Seventy years. Seventy years the elven prince has been lost to the darkness, assumed dead by his people and endlessly broken for a book that connects to the hidden realm of his ancestors, a land untouched by evil.
And now a light in the shadows. A chance for freedom. But those willing to help him come from the unlikeliest of worlds.
The orphan girl, yearning for a loving family, and the boy who won’t leave her side. A healer maiden given an unexpected chance for a life beyond narrowed expectations. A grieving creature flown far from home.
They all search for something and now their fates are tied to his. If their quest for life can pull him from the dark mire in which his soul drowns, then perhaps he can be saved.
Or else he will drag them all down to a fate worse than death.
The beginning of an epic saga, MOONSCRIPT is a journey of innocence, despair, and redemption.
I have been in a mood for books with elves lately, and it is hard to find good clean books with elves, for some reason. Moonscript hit my reader mood perfectly and then some. Lord of the Rings style elves with deep allegorical themes.
I knew this book was going to be amazing, but even with my high expectations, it still managed to blow me away! It has been several days since I read this book, and I STILL can’t stop thinking about it. The characters, the world, the themes all wrapped me up and touched my heart so deeply. I can’t even express how much.
Errance, oh Errance. If you like tortured heroes, he is definitely one. Tortured for 70 years in the most horrible darkness, this elf prince has a long way to go in finding love and redemption. But when it happens…I don’t often tear up in books, and usually only over a character’s death. But I was tearing up at the end of this book by the depth of his heart and redemption.
Tellie makes a great POV character to balance out what would otherwise be a very dark book. She’s optimistic and giving and loving and will stop at nothing to help the scarred elf prince find his way back home even as she searched for a home of her own.
Kelm, Tryss, Coren, Zizain, the Daisha…all of them play a crucial role and touch the heart. The fact that I even remember the character names (I am so bad with names) just goes to show how real they all are. While there is an expansive world, the author manages to keep the cast of characters small enough to make each one count.
This is the type of book to re-read again and again.
If you like stories about elves, tortured heroes, redemption, and Christian fantasy at its finest, than pick this book up. You won’t regret it!
Thankfully, this book functions as a standalone with a complete plot, but it is the first book in a series. I can’t wait for more books about these characters! This world has so much room for growth and more stories!
This book is definitely going to be one of my favorite reads of the whole year, that’s for sure!
Today I have cover reveals from two fellow fairy tale retelling authors Kirsten Fichter and Kendra E. Ardnek.
Tagline: Is the safety of a country worth the sacrifice of one girl – even if she is the daughter of blood and misfortune?
A Twist of Adventure #4 The day she was born, her kingdom fell, and so she was branded the daughter of blood and misfortune and locked away. Now a dragon plagues the land and her curse may be the only thing that stops it.
Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she’s frequently known to act before she thinks. Find her online at: Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Newsletter || Instagram || Amazon
Tagline: This time, Rapunzel’s not the one stuck in the tower, but the secrets he brings with him may cost her own life.
Once Upon a Twist #3
Diamond leads a quiet life with the woman she calls Mother. There isn’t much to pass the time save for excursions in the forest and one-sided conversations with her pet rabbit, Hobie. Men are cruel beings who care only for themselves and must be avoided at any cost. After all, Diamond’s own father gambled her away once. What other terrible fates might await her if people knew she existed?
Seth Stendahl is an alchemist with a middling proficiency in the Rohesian tongue. After growing up with and surviving six sisters, there shouldn’t be anything too difficult for him to master – except maybe breaking his leg and being locked in the top of a ruined watchtower.
This is Rapunzel with a twist like you’ve never seen it before.
Kirsten Fichter is a twenty-something Christian writer who loves being the wife to her favorite person ever, mommy to two precious blessings, a piano enthusiast, a dragon buff, a serious bookworm, and an INFP synesthete. Fairytales have always fascinated her, and she has made it her goal to rewrite as many as possible and become known as the “Grimm Dickens” (i.e. mixing Grimm fairytales with a Dickens style). Diamond: A Rapunzel Story is her third published fairytale retelling. You can find out more about her on her blog, A Synesthete Writer.
Looking for a clean romantic read? Check Jaye Elliot’s newly released book, No Chance Meeting. You can read all about it below, and don’t forget to enter the giveaways!
About the Book
Alex Jennings is done with life. After losing her brother in Afghanistan, everything has collapsed around her. Getting laid off from her day job and failing in her art career, she has nowhere left to turn. She once had faith to believe that all things would work together for good, but that faith died with her brother. Now she just wants the pain to end.
Riley Conrad served thirteen years in the military until three bullets sent him home. After a year and a half of physical therapy and scraping together a living, all he wants is to live a simple life and perhaps even open the coffee shop he dreams about. However, the weight of failing his parents’ expectations doesn’t make it easy, and working as a bartender isn’t getting him anywhere fast.
Could a “chance” meeting between Alex and Riley set them both on the path God always intended?
Jaye Elliot is an award-winning author, country girl, and hopeless romantic at heart. She loves a good hero and will always sigh happily during the lights scene in Tangled. She writes from her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, which she shares with three cats she considers her kids. When not writing romance novels, she pens fantasy and adventure stories as Jaye L. Knight. WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterest
I normally don’t read contemporary Christian romance. It just isn’t my thing. But Jaye L. Knight’s fantasy stories are some of my favorite books, so I decided to take a chance on reading her books under her contemporary pen name.
I’m glad I did! I loved this book so much and couldn’t put it down. I loved all the details, from a main guy who drives an old truck to the main girl’s intense soul-searching.
This is not just a fluffy, feel-good romance. It deals with deep topics, from suicide to depression. Much of the book takes place in a bar. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But it is very real and raw and beautiful in its healing.
Still, there are plenty of swoony scenes and sigh-worthy romance, even if it stays on the clean end of things.
I can’t recommend this author enough, and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!
To celebrate the release of No Chance Meeting, Jaye is giving away a reader bundle that includes a signed copy of NCM, a hand-painted watercolor bookmark, a coffee mug, and a bag of Dove chocolates! Enter using the form below. U.S. entries only. Not open internationally.
A week ago, one of my most highly anticipated 2020 releases finally released! I was so excited to read the final book in the Ravenwood Saga by Morgan Busse, and the book didn’t disappoint!
As War Looms, Will Her Power Be Enough to Save the Ones She Loves?
Lady Selene Ravenwood has come into her full power as a dreamwalker–a power greater than any in history. She embraces her new role as Nightwatcher, able to intercede for her people in the dream world, but the dark shadow of war draws ever closer.
Working together, the Great Houses come up with a plan to secure the borders from the approaching Dominia Empire. But dissension, conflict, and suspicion threaten to destroy their tenuous treaty, and as the empire burns a path across their lands, Damien Maris starts to lose his ability to raise the waters, leaving the lands vulnerable to the empire’s attacks.
The only one who can keep the Great Houses unified and restore her husband’s power is Selene. But it will require that she venture deep into the dream world to confront the enemies of her past who will do anything to stop her power. Will it be enough, or will both worlds fall under the empire’s might?
In this book, Selene really comes into her own. In the first two books, Damien has to be the rock for both of them since she is still struggling with her past and coming to the Light.
In this one, both of them still have struggles, but Selene is strong enough that Damien can lean on her just as much as she leans on him. It makes for a beautiful relationship and a wonderful example of what marriage should look like.
This book really starts to put the pieces together from the previous two books. There were a lot of threads from book one that were wrapped up in this book. Things that seemed to be side tangents in that book became important in this book. So well done!
The worldbuilding came to full force in this book, and I could see all the ways the author had been carefully building for this book in the previous ones. It was so cool to see the way Selene learned to use her dreamwalking at full strength and what she was able to do with it.
There is so much I could say about this book! The ending is amazing and so tense! The audiobook is well done, and I couldn’t stop listening!
I have been friends with Laura A. Grace online for a while now, and I’m so excited that she is releasing a non-fiction writing book! It is especially geared towards writers, and I am so excited to read it!
About the Book
Think your words might not matter? Think again.
Words have the power to change lives, especially when they are used to create meaningful stories. In this collection of letters, bookish fangirl Laura A. Grace addresses topics related to every writer’s journey. From “character conversations,” to embracing one’s unique writing style, to celebrating a release day—there is a letter for every author no matter where they may be in sharing their story with others.
“Dear Author” includes six illustrations by Hannah S.J. Williams.
Laura A. Grace had a lifelong dream of getting to know authors behind the covers of her favorite reads. Little did she know that one day she would become an author too! Now an avid book blogger at Unicorn Quester and writer of clean, Christian manga, Laura creatively balances her passions of supporting indie authors and feeding her readers new stories. In between, she wields plastic lightsabers with her children and binge-watches anime with her husband. Join her quest to find wandering unicorns for your favorite authors at unicornquester.com!
After five years since publication, the first book of Jaye L. Knight’s fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles, is now available on audiobook! Enjoy this epic adventure through the voice of narrator Lance Rasmussen. Find out more and listen to the sample below. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You can see the other tour posts here.
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I ADORE audiobooks. I do most of my reading via audiobook, so I am beyond excited that Resistance is now on Audible where I can convince my dad and brothers to FINALLY listen to it!
About the Book
“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”
Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape.
Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God.
Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance.
(click on the Audible link above to listen to a preview)
Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? Find out more at the official Ilyon Chronicles website!
Now is the perfect time to get into the series! Starting Friday, November 29th, all books from Ilyon Chronicles will be discounted. You can even get the prequel novella for free! So be sure to check them out on Amazon.
About the Author
Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning
author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for
Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure,
Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in
the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been
penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of
Lance Rasmussen is an audiobook narrator and actor based in Denver, CO. A
graduate with a BFA in Acting from Utah State University, and an MFA in
Acting from Louisiana State University, he now narrates and produces
audiobooks from his home studio while working at various regional
theaters across the country. More information can be found at www.lanceras.com. Follow him on Instagram at @LCRasmus.
Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win one
of 3 copies of the Resistance audiobook! Winners will receive a free download
code to use on Audible. Open internationally!
This cover reveal was supposed to be on Tuesday. It should probably tell you something about how busy life has been lately that this is posting on Friday. Um, yeah. Only a few days late. Better late than never, right?
Anyway, I am happy to reveal the cover to The Merchant of Menace by Kendra E. Ardnek. This is book 6 in The Bookania Quests series, a fun, fantasy filled adventure series that mashes multiple fairy tales and legends all within a vast, zany world. If you are looking for a light and funny read, this series is just what you are looking for!
Book 1 Sew, It’s a Quest is free on ebook through today yet! Snap it up while you can!
I am so excited to host the cover reveal for Jill Williamson’s upcoming book Thirst!
If you have followed me for a while, you know I LOVE Jill Williamson’s books. Her Blood of Kings trilogy was what introduced me to the whole world of Christian Fantasy I didn’t know existed and inspired me to write The Blades of Acktar.
You can find Jill Williamson on plenty of social media sites, including:
Writing Tips Website (seriously, if you are a writer even if you are no longer a teen, check out this blog!): https://goteenwriters.com/
Here is the beautiful cover!!!!!!!!!!!
Is the suspense killing you yet?
About the Book
The end of the world is only the beginning.A waterborne disease has contaminated the world’s fresh water, decimating the human race. Seventeen-year-old Eli McShane and his friends flee the chaos and violence in Phoenix and journey north toward the rumored location of a safe water source. They add several to their number, including the mysterious Hannah, who is being hunted by a dangerous man. Desperation brings our the worst in many of the travelers, infecting even those closest to Eli. When division comes, will he be able to hold his group together or will each fall victim to their own thirst for survival?
Join some old friends from Glenrock and Jack’s Peak in this thrilling first book of the Thirst Duology. Best-selling author Jill Williamson has brought back the breathtaking suspense of the The Safe Lands series in this chilling prequel that will leave readers panting for the next installment.