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Breath of Stone Is Up!

Breath of Stone, the second novel of Desert Rising, is available now!

Bone returns to silt and sand,
Blood to salt and water,
Breath to wind and stone,
Soul to sun and storm.
The desert consumes us all.

522-BreathOfStone-cover - CopyFor an instant, the desert heeded Syrina’s call–sand and fire, wind and stone, igniting and attacking at her command. But the triumph killed ally and enemy alike, leaving her with a handful of survivors, broken expectations, and a dead man’s boots.

There is no time to mourn.

The desert longs to feed on any Velshaan, and Raskah is willing to trade his own soul to command the sands. With hostages to ransom and the desert itself as his thrall, he will demand Syrina’s surrender before surmounting the rest of their kin.

But Commander Pyrius rejects defeat and refuses surrender. Despite years of exile, his skill and honor is remembered by Blade and bloodkin alike, and he will risk everything in his past to forge hope for the future.

But none of then yet understand that what is gained cannot always be lost when one chooses, and what is possessed sometimes refuses to be abandoned.

Breath of Stone is currently available through Amazon.

Really and truly, my darlings, I’m so excited to see this novel finally make it to your hands, and look forward to hearing from you!  If you’re inclined to leave a review, or add it to your Goodreads list, I’d so appreciate it.

And if you’re a Patreon supporter at a higher tier, your copy of Breath of Stone will soon be on its way to you!

I can assure you the next novel is already underway–now partially written and charted out with the Magic Index Cards.

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I Want You To Love It

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I want you to love Sand of Bone.

Yes, of course I want folks to buy the book, but I want you to love it even more.

If you love it, you’ll stay up later than you should to read just one more chapter.  You’ll suck in a breath when the unexpected happens.  You’ll smile when one Blade tries, awkwardly, to flirt for the first time.  Your muscles will tense and your pulse will quicken when the fight begins.  You’ll let out a long breath of relief when someone at last understands.  You’ll feel joy and betrayal, anticipation and dread, satisfaction and hope.

You’ll finish the story and want more, and spend time thinking about what will happen next because the “more” isn’t available yet.

I’m working on that more right now, my darlings, because I love this story.  I want you to love it with me.  The greatest motivation is knowing others love it, too.

If you haven’t picked up Sand of Bone yet, you can now find it at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

And, of course, it’s also still available at Amazon and Smashwords.

 

 

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New Bits On SAND OF BONE

At last!

Sand of Bone is available for Nook through Barnes & Noble.

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There’s also a great review by Sherwood Smith at Goodreads.  (Cool news about her upcoming release can be found here.)

My favorite thing about the review?  She discusses her grimdark limits as a reader and where Sand of Bone falls on that continuum — information so important to readers choosing their story experience.

I want the folks who buy Sand of Bone to be GLAD they did so.  I don’t want readers surprised by a book that’s darker than — or not as dark as — their expectation.  As I’ve said before, my goal as a publisher is not to sell as many books as possible.  It’s to sell as many books as possible to readers who will enjoy them.

And folks have been buying Sand of Bone through Amazon and Smashwords!  Hooray and thank you!  (And it’s been nice to see Sword and Chant get a little bump as well.)  Now all you wonderful Nook readers can get in on the action.

 

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New Release: SAND OF BONE

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“Searingly vivid, and grittily realistic, Sand of Bone slams the reader into a harsh desert world full of complex people, tense moral dilemmas, and an exhilarating jet of the weird. Do not start this one late at night!” — Sherwood Smith

Amazon     Smashwords     iTunes

Barnes & Noble     Kobo

Syrina – descendent of the gods, one of the Velshaan who rule the deserts and deltas, cast out by her bloodkin for daring to reject their intrigues.

They thought exile to Salt Hold – surrounded by parched earth and outcast Blades who despise her – would end her defiance. But Salt is safer than the grand alcazar of home when she uncovers the secrets of commanding sand, fire, water, wind – the power mixed with ambition that nearly destroyed her bloodkin in generations past.

Pyrius was the desert’s most respected Blade Commander until the bloodkin sentenced him to Salt. But he finds a way to keep his Blade vows while still exacting revenge: serve the exiled Velshaan Syrina. When her bloodkin’s threats become actions, Pyrius sets a plan in motion that will either prevent the looming civil war simmering in the desert’s heat or see them all fed to the sands for sedition.

Because Syrina’s ability to touch the desert’s deepest elements is still fickle and raw – too weak to defeat her bloodkin, strong enough her bloodkin want her stopped before she learns more. The gods demand a soul in trade, and the fate of the living rests upon the redemption of the dead.

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Coming Soon:   Barnes & Noble     Kobo

Serpent Heart

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Less than a month ago, I discovered a novella I’d written — and thought lost forever — many years past.

By this weekend, I’ll start rolling it out through distributors.  It’ll show up at Smashwords first (since it takes a couple days for them to get it out to other sites), then Amazon and Nook.  As soon as it goes live, I’ll post the opening scene, too.

In the meantime…

Shiny cover!  And a blurb!

Azim, son of the deposed warrior-prince of Tirhaj, dreams of winged serpents commanding him to retake the city of his birth. But no one will fight beside an impoverished, untested seventeen-year-old until a wealthy patron sends Azim off with coin, warriors, and the assurance of victory. But Azim didn’t consider possible betrayal and contempt, and his sister Aaminah never expected to fight a battle of her own against the conqueror’s son.

Trapped by failure and weakened by treachery, bowing to defeat is their best hope. Yet still they hear the serpents call — in dreams, in visions, and in reality.

Seek, Hearts of Tirhaj. Seek, remember, return…