I don’t often use this blog to pimp my writing endeavors (beyond the link over there —>), but I’m doing a bit of a media blitz this weekend, so bear with me. (And if you make it to the bottom of the post, there is something dog-related. Really.)
If you read epic fantasy (with just a touch of romance), or even if you don’t but might like to try it, now is your chance to get my complete Darkness & Light Trilogy as one bundled e-book, complete with six, full-color illustrations, currently on sale on Amazon for $2.99. That’s right, all three e-books, one unbelievably low price.
Have you already read the books, or just want to whet your appetite? You can get access to a private gallery of the illustrations by signing up here. You will also receive a free, short story entitled A Brief Interlude.
What is the trilogy about? Glad you asked, here’s the blurb:
“You cannot have Light without Darkness any more than you can have day without night.”
FIRST OF HER KIND: For Ciara, learning how to control the two powers she possesses before they rip her apart and destroy all she holds dear won’t be easy. Especially when there are others who seek to lay claim to them. Others like Donovan, whose past is tightly interwoven with Ciara’s, and whose secrets could be her undoing. And then there’s Bolin, the man sworn to protect her. There’s no denying the growing attraction between them, but is it Ciara he wants, or her power?
EMERGENCE: As Ciara’s power grows stronger and more chaotic, the Emperor demands Bolin escort her to Nisair. It’s a journey made far more difficult with Donovan hounding their steps with his new allies, one of whom wields a dark magic that has literally gotten under Bolin’s skin. When Donovan makes a play for Ciara’s power, she must finally embrace all she is or lose everything, and Bolin faces a sacrifice that could well break him.
EDGE OF DARKNESS: In the aftermath of Donovan’s attack, Bolin struggles to find peace as he and the Emperor travel to the Greensward. Ciara is left to face the ire of the Council of Mages unless she can find a way to bring Donovan to justice. Darkness, however, has made itself known, and desires to claim all it once was. To do so, it needs to turn Bolin to its side. When Donovan seeks out Ciara, his insistence they need to work together against a common enemy forces her to place trust where she never believed she could.
THE DARKNESS & LIGHT TRILOGY: Loyalties will be tested and lives lost, as the lines between Darkness and Light blur.
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Okay, that’s the end of my sale’s pitch. If you’ve made it this far, I will now
reward entertain you with a short Dillon story.
It turns out Dillon likes ice cubes. He can keep himself occupied with one until it melts or he decimates it, whichever comes first. He’s gotten to the point where he’ll come stand by me as soon as I open the freezer, hoping I’ll grab a tray and pop an ice cube out for him.
Friday morning, as I was getting ready for work, Dillon was amusing himself with one of the seven tennis balls we found when we moved the couch. (Who put them there, I wonder?) As soon as I opened the freezer to get my ice pack, he bounced to my side, looking up expectantly for an ice cube.
“Not this morning, buddy,” says I.
A moment later I hear the hubs asking Dillon where his ball is. I’m not paying them much mind as more important things were claiming my attention. Namely, coffee. It wasn’t long before I got dragged into the mystery of where Dillon’s ball had gone to.
“He keeps looking at the fridge,” says the hubs.
I look at Dillon. Look at the fridge. Shrug. (I’m not the quickest before I’ve had a chance to marinate in caffeine. I’m sure the rest of you already know where the ball is.) The hubs kept up the search for the missing ball, and Dillon kept staring at the fridge, and finally it came to me.
Yup. Opened the freezer and there, in the bottom shelf of the door, one fuzzy, mauled, only slightly chilled tennis ball. Guess he thought he could trade it for an ice cube. Better luck next time, Dill.