I am pleased to announce that the second book in The Gamayun Prophecies, Wings of Ash, will be released on Monday January 18 in paperback and ebook. In fact, if you would like to pre-order the ebook, you can do so already by clicking here. Unfortunately, Amazon does not allow you to pre-order the paperback.
Thanks again to Aria at Resplendent Media for a wonderful cover. I loved how she not only was able to give Alex blond highlights and hair with obvious product, but managed to have Galine flipping her hair in his face on the cover.
Here’s a little teaser of what the second book is about:
Galine Karsavina knew Alex was trouble from the moment she met him. Now the evil genius with his too handsome face and toothpaste commercial smile is scheming against her. Alex is whispering lies in the ears of her sister and best friend Harper. Unfortunately, Galine has been telling lies of her own for months to keep her identity as the Gamayun a secret. Who will Katja and Harper choose to believe?
Even more troubling, Galine is beginning to suspect there’s more to Alex than just his frat boy exterior. Why is everyone but her so drawn to him and eager to do what he says? Galine struggles to unravel the mystery of Alex alone, determined to keep her distance from Sasha. But in her effort to keep the man she loves safe, has she cut herself off from the one person who might be Alex’s match?
I am pleased to announce that I will be doing a blog tour for Call of Affliction Dec. 21-30 with Bewitching Blog Tours. I’ll be visiting a different blog each day interacting with readers. Sometimes the blog will just being doing their own feature about the book, sometimes they’ll be interviewing me, and a couple times I’m doing a guest post where I’m doing character profiles about Galine and Sasha. If you’d like to follow along, here’s where I’ll be on each date:
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
Apocalipstick: All things End of the World
Share My Destiny
CBY Book Club
Deal Sharing Aunt
Some of the most fun I had while writing Call of Affliction was developing Sasha’s personal history and the cabin where he lived. I spent a lot of time fleshing out who he was and what he had done before he met Galine. I also spent a great deal of time online on antiques sites furnishing every little nook and cranny of the place so I could see it all clearly in my mind. I wanted to make sure everything was historically accurate, too.
Today, I have another Pinterest board to share, this time of all those pictures I stored and saved to create the little corner of the Carolina mountains that is Sasha’s world. Enjoy!
For those of you reading Call of Affliction that might not be familiar with Durham or even North Carolina, I wanted help you picture the places and settings in the book. I’ve started a Pinterest account, and from time to time I’ll create new boards to help you visualize what I was seeing as I wrote the book. Sometimes they are taken straight from my vision boards and notes.
Today, we’re exploring Durham and the specific places in it that Galine visits. If you’d like to see the board, it can be found here: https://www.pinterest.com/lara6922/galines-durham/ If you haven’t read all of the book, I would consider the spoiler level to be low. You’ll learn a few things, but nothing major that I think would ruin your experience. If you can’t stand to know anything before it happens, though, then wait to explore the boards until after you’ve finished the book.
I am pleased to announce that both the paperback and ebook are now up and for sale at Amazon. If you’d like to check them out, click here. However, if you’d like a little taste of what the book is like, you can now read a PDF sneak peak of chapter 1. Enjoy!
I am very excited to be able to show you today the amazing cover for Call of Affliction. Special thanks to Aria at Resplendent Media for exceeding my expectations.
I also can tell you that the paperback will be available on Amazon this Sunday November 22. The Kindle version will be available two days later, Tuesday November 24. You may have to search for the particular version you want (paperback vs Kindle) for a few days until Amazon links them up.
I hope to eventually offer the series across multiple platforms (Apple books, Nook, etc.) and sellers (B&N, independent bookstores, libraries). However, starting exclusively with Amazon allows me to keep the starting price for both the paperback and ebook lower. In fact, until Christmas, the Kindle version will be just 99 cents! Also, for those with a Kindle and Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited, they can borrow Call of Affliction for free.
Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter before Thanksgiving so you can be entered to win a free copy.
You may have noticed on the right hand side of the webpage a link to sign up for my Author Newsletter. I wanted to explain what this is and isn’t. This mailing list is the way I will use in the future to first announce upcoming books, as well as fun giveaways, and even offer opportunities to read the book before it even comes out. It’s not something where I’ll spam you constantly. If I don’t have a project coming up, you won’t hear from me, and even then, I’ll try to get all the pertinent information in one or two emails. Secondly, I won’t ever give this information to anyone else. Also, I don’t ask for much: just your first name and email address.
Plus, if you sign up for the Newsletter mailing list before Thanksgiving, you’ll be entered into a giveaway to get a free copy of Call of Affliction. I’ll be giving away two paperback copies and five Kindle copies of the book. Even if you don’t have a Kindle (I don’t, much to my chagrin.), you can read ebooks on their ap for computers and smartphones.
You can sign up here or at my Facebook page. Speaking of which, if you haven’t already, check out my Facebook Author page. Feel free to Like it while you’re there 🙂
So, sign up and good luck!