Monday, 16 December 2013

Cover Reveal and Free Give-Away: The Wrath of Siren

I am so massively excited to reveal the cover to my new book, The Wrath of Siren. This is book two in the Truth Teller series and will be ready for release some time in January. I haven't got an official release date just yet. I have had this cover for some time now and have been dying to show it off to the world! It was created by the amazing cover artist, DawneDominique, who also created my award-winning cover for Truth Teller, book one. I am always in awe at her work. I love the contrast between the light and the dark aspects of these covers and the details that went into their design. Dawne has been a wonderful friend of mine since I started out on my writing journey many years ago, encouraging me and guiding me through pitfalls of becoming an author from the very birth of this series. I can never thank you enough for your amazing support and for these beautiful covers.


The Wrath of Siren
Book Two




Elderfield accepts a Gateway into another realm in a desperate bid to protect the human child, Charlotte, from the Dark Druid. He soon discovers what a massive burden this has placed on him. His good intentions go horribly wrong, threatening the destruction of all his people and condemning, Charlotte, the Truth Teller, to a life she can never escape.

Charlotte returns to an unfamiliar world ravished by a spreading evil. Forced to seek help from a dubious dwarf thief,  she is captured and taken to Siren's underground kingdom. When she is faced with the Dark Druid himself, the true horror of events is unveiled.

A final battle at a mountain fortress is the last stand against an unstoppable evil. The key to their survival rests on a ten-year-old girl and an ancient folklore legend.


Truth Teller
Book One



How can ten-year-old Charlotte ever envisage that magic really exists? The place for other realms belongs in a child’s fairy tale. Or so she thinks, until she discovers the strange shopkeeper and begins an adventure that changes her life forever.
                           
Discovered alone in a faraway forest, Charlotte embarks on a journey encountering heart-stopping dangers and real life monsters, but a far greater threat shadows her every move. Even the strength and skill of her new companions cannot protect her against a ruthless druid assassin.
                                                                              
But in this realm, Charlotte is not the vulnerable little girl she thought she was.







Free Giveaway

To celebrate the up-and-coming release of The Wrath of Siren, I am offering every reader of this blog a free e-book copy of book one, Truth Teller. Use the above Smashwords link to download a copy in any format of your choice using this free coupon code:

Coupon Code: LJ38X
Promotional price: $0.00
Expires: March 15, 2014

Happy reading!

You can connect with the author at:

Author’s web page http://kurtchambers.net/


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Cover Reveal: An Unstill Life by Kate Larkindale

Available January 3rd, 2014



An Unstill Life



Things at home are rough for fifteen-year-old Livvie Quinn. Jules, her beloved older sister is sick again after being cancer free for almost ten years.  Her mom becomes more frantic and unapproachable every day. School isn’t much better.  Just when she needs them most, her closest friends get boyfriends and have little time for Livvie – except to set her up on a series of disastrous blind dates.

Livvie seeks refuge in the art room and finds Bianca, the school ‘freak’.  Free-spirited and confident, Bianca is everything Livvie isn’t. Shaken by her mom’s desperation, her sister’s deteriorating condition, and abandoned by her friends, Livvie finds comfort and an attraction she never felt before with Bianca.

When their relationship is discovered, Livvie and Bianca become victims of persecution and bullying. School authorities won’t help and even forbid the pair to attend the Winter Formal as a couple. If Livvie defies them and goes, she risks expulsion and further ridicule from her classmates. At home, her mother’s behavior escalates to new levels of crazy and Jules is begging for help to end the pain once and for all.

While searching for the strength to make her life her own, Livvie must decide how far she’s willing to go for the people she loves.

GLTB YA

Publisher: Musa Publishing http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=24


(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18979066-an-unstill-life)


About The Author

Having spent a lifetime travelling the globe, Kate Larkindale is currently residing in Wellington, New Zealand. A cinema manager, film reviewer and mother, she’s surprised she finds any time to write, but doesn’t sleep much.  As a result, she can usually be found hanging out near the espresso machine.

Her short stories have appeared in Halfway Down The Stairs, A Fly in Amber, Daily Flash Anthology, The Barrier Islands Review, Everyday Fiction, Death Rattle, Drastic Measures, Cutlass & Musket and Residential Aliens, among others.

She has written eight contemporary YA novels, five of which other people are allowed to see.  She has also written one very bad historical romance.  She is currently working on a new YA novel that is still looking for a title other than its Twitter hashtag, #juvvielesbian.

Author Links:

Website: http://katelarkindale.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vampyr14
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4086706.Kate_Larkindale