I knew from the get-go that 2019 would be an exciting year, and so far it has not disappointed. We moved house and with it came the opportunity to design a new office space for my writing. Well, right now, the space is full of boxes and no writing has taken place in it, yet. But, soon, my desk will find its place and my reference books will go on their shelves and I will be back to writing the stories I hope you all love to read. The re-release of the Elemental Trilogy went really well and I have to thank my marketing mentor, Erika Bester, for all her help with this. She is absolutely amazing. So, as a celebration of all things fantasy, in this newsletter, I will be sharing a whole lot of fantasy authors, fantasy genres, fantasy freebies, and fantasy deals with you. Enjoy!
YES! They got new covers, too. And aren't they gorgeous? On Fire, Midnight Tales, and Jasmine In Love are already available on Amazon and FREE on KU with the new covers right now. The next short story, Luke, will release in April and will probably be available for pre-order from next month. I am trying to complete the set as quickly as I can (without compromising the quality of the stories), so I can finally offer you the box set. It is absolutely stunning!
I have another RAFFLECOPTER for you this month. Up for grabs? All three published Elemental Short Stories. On Fire, Midnight Tales, Jasmine In Love. The Rafflecopter will end on the 12th of February, so don't miss your chance to enter.
Looking for something new? Check out these new releases!
Featured author of the month - Carissa Andrews
Carissa Andrews is a Minnesota-based genre-bending author who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopia. When not writing her own books, she's busy reading them. Carissa's international bestselling trilogy, The Pendomus Chronicles, is now in digital, print, and audiobook formats. She has hit the scene as an up and coming speculative fiction author who uses a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, twisted in modern mythology and alternative history. Check out Oracle, The Final Five, and her 2019 anthology submission Trajectory: A Pendomus Chronicles Prequel, found exclusively in the On the Brink Dystopian Anthology. Carissa has big plans for 2019. Her post-apocalyptic supernatural thriller Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds is in the works, as is her new series, The Windhaven Legacy. Look for them coming mid-year! For more information on their release, visit Carissa Andrews' author website: www.carissandrews.com and sign up for her newsletter notifications. She lives in central Minnesota with her husband and brood of five kids. Carissa is also a freelance graphic designer, writer and content creator, social media manager, and marketing professional. She writes consistently on topics of science, technology, art, writing, photography, graphic design, health, self-improvement, and more. Her articles can be found published across the interwebs. Carissa is also a Top Rated Freelancer on Upwork and can be contacted for freelancing opportunities: http://bit.ly/UpworkCarissaAndrews
A witch, an angel, and an oracle. Three souls with one destiny: Find the Final Five. Who said finding the remaining five protectors was going to be easy? As it turns out, it's going take more than I ever thought possible. It's going to take an Oracle with some kickass gifts and a plan to even locate him or her. I just hope I can do it before its too late. *** The Final Five is a bridge novelette spanning across Carissa Andrews' fiction worlds of Oracle and the upcoming world from Awakening...bridging the two together. Awakening will be released in 2019. If you like mystery, magic, and a little bit of humor... you won't be disappointed with the Final Five.
One world. 12 possible futures. Get your copy of this limited edition collection of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction today! From the ashes of the world that was, a new dystopia will emerge... Join our gritty heroines and courageous heroes as they battle for freedom. Their societies are divided by politics and technology, devastated by war, climate change, toxins, and plague. Fighting for the future will mean conquering their pasts, but not everyone is who they seem. In these futuristic worlds, every day is a fight for survival. Discover 12 page-turning stories from bestselling and award-winning dystopian authors that will leave you shocked, fascinated, and entertained. Will hope prevail? Or is the darkness just too strong?
Audiobooks now also available!
The Pendomus Chronicles (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: A secret hidden in plain sight. A devastating attack. And a world hanging in the balance.
There are a lot of things I wish I’d known earlier—but three top my “wow, she was naïve” list.
First—there are others on Pendomus.
Second—a prophecy is in motion & I hold the key to the survival of literally everything.
Third—I'm being hunted by a madman who is desperately trying to wipe me from existence.
So yeah, no pressure.
If you like Maze Runner, or The Hunger Games, then you’ll love Carissa Andrews’ Pendomus Chronicles.
Boxed Set Feature
This includes stories by two author friends of mine: Sam Gregory & Kelly Parkinson
Mysterious strangers. Hidden abilities. Inescapable darkness… Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and more fight for survival. Cursed Lands will lead you through one doomed world after another in this haunting dystopian, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance boxed set. Inside, you'll find 22 exclusive, page-turning tales from today's bestselling and award-winning authors. Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?
Did you guys see Andy Peloquin's new release? Trial of Stone: Heirs of Destiny Book 1
A kingdom of death. A war for power and profit. Young heroes caught in the crossfire. Kodyn expected hardships along his journey to return a kidnapped girl to her father. Yet harsh deserts and cutthroat bandits prove far less lethal than the foes that await him in Shalandra, the City of the Dead. In the shadows of golden spires carved from mountain stone, currents of corruption and vice run deep. Priests of the god of death rule with an iron fist, imposing a rigid caste system that elevates some to a life of privilege and condemns others to miserable squalor. Together with Aisha, a fierce warrior from the north with the mystical ability to speak to the dead, Kodyn must survive the cesspool of high society deceit and betrayal. Polite smiles hide sharp knives. Killers, criminals, and bloodthirsty cultists lurk around every corner. Can these youths overcome impossible odds to save the realm?
Doomed Cases - Box Set
A missing royal. A love triangle. Can Maxine crack the case before her heart is ripped in two? Maxine Brodeur has spent the past year recovering from a devastating breakup with Prince Arthur -- the realm’s future king. She’s kept a low profile as a half-human/half-demon, spending her days running “Doomed Cases,” a private supernatural agency. After illegally revealing her powers to save a human girl from attack, she gets an ominous letter bearing the royal seal. Rather than being punished, Maxine is hired to find the young, kidnapped Prince George. Back in the secretive life of the royals, she must learn to work alongside sexy detective Zachary Quinton. Her new partner has no respect for the rules, and her ex-lover Arthur is doing everything he can to win her back. Will Maxine find the missing prince quickly or will she cause another royal scandal in the process?
Got your finger on that pre-order button? Sian B. Claven has an upcoming release; her very first Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel.
In a world where transport is the main control of the universe, one spacehiker is tasked with the unfortunate job of helping two refugees get across the civilised universe without being detected. The only problem is it sounds easier than it’s done. With no trust between them, Jasy must get Mark and Lizzie the hell out of dodge for a reason they won’t tell her. While Mark and Lizzie must place their safety, their lives, in the hands of someone who breaks the law on a daily basis. From award-winning author Sian B. Claven comes her first fantasy novel debut – Unlikely Hero: A spacehiker adventure
The Curse by Kristin Ping is currently on my bedside table. Why not add it to yours?
Dreamcatchers can't ward off nightmares if your nightmare is your reality? Moving to a small town is the last thing Melanie wanted, but her entire family, even her identical twin, Emily, assures her it's the best thing for her family. But Melanie knows it's just another form of punishment, because that's all her family does to her—punishes her. Emily just wants her sister back, wants to recover their twin bond after she broke her sister's trust. But something evil is waiting in their new house… When Melanie falls into the clutches of an ancient darkness, Emily is the only one who can save her. Will their bond be strong enough to break the curse? Or will Emily lose her sister forever?