On Thursday, October 6th, 2016, I held the launch of Avelynn: The Edge of Faith at Coffee Culture in my hometown. It was an awesome night. I had so many friends and fans come out to support the second book in the Avelynn series, I was blown away. Honestly, I am still in shock and so incredibly grateful. <3
I know some people wanted to hear a reading from the book, but it was a very busy night, and I just didn’t get the chance. So, I decided to record one instead. That way, even those who couldn’t make the launch could still enjoy listening to/watching me read the first chapter!
Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a reading from Avelynn: The Edge of Faith! Enjoy. 😀
I am thrilled to share the brand new cover design for the highly anticipated sequel to Avelynn!
In a struggle that forces Avelynn to question her faith, her hope, and her future, Avelynn and Alrik are thrust into the world of ninth century Wales and must navigate magic, greed, and betrayal while the iron hands of fate threaten to tear them apart.
Are you guys ready for your first sneak peek at a TINY section of the cover for Avelynn2? 😀 I played this game last time with Avelynn…
For the next 10 days over in the Facebook Event’s Page (see link below for details), I’m going to post a photo with a word hidden somewhere in the image. Collect all 10 words and then PM me your list or email to email@example.com to qualify for the draw for a FREE eBook of Avelynn2! Good luck. 😀 xo
For all the party details, pop into the Facebook Event! There will be ten days of contests, fun, and shenanigans all leading up to the official reveal of the title and cover for Avelynn2!
Here’s the first contest image, to whet your appetite for more. 😀
Up for grabs… A signed copy of the original manuscript, a limited edition promotional poster, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Get those entries in by July 30th! *If no title is picked, a random draw will be made from all entries. 😀 Good Luck <3 xo
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a fall 2016 release date for Avelynn 2!
St. Martin’s Press has opted not to exercise their first rights of refusal on the second book in the Avelynn series, and rather than shopping it out to smaller presses, I have decided to self publish the remaining titles in the series!
The publication team is full steam ahead, and we are working towards cover design and final edits to get Avelynn 2 out this fall!BUT I don’t have a title!
I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a signed copy of the original manuscript, and an awesome printed poster to the winning entry (picked by moi). So, get those ideas jumping.
Up for grabs! A signed copy of the original manuscript!
To help you in your quest for the best new title in the Avelynn series, here for the first time ever is the thrilling cover copy for this exciting new book:
It’s the year 871. Charges of treason, murder, and witchcraft follow Avelynn into exile as she flees England with Alrik. Arriving in Wales, they find refuge among Alrik’s friends in the Welsh nobility. Cast out by his half-brothers, Alrik seeks to regain his honor and earn favor with the gods. When war threatens, Alrik embraces gold and the opportunity for his crew to become mercenaries, aiding the Southern Welsh kings in their fight against Rhodri the Great.
Desperate to return home, Avelynn seeks to find a way to prove her innocence, pitting her against Alrik as their desires for the future clash. With battle looming, Avelynn’s faith in their relationship is further tested through a bitter struggle with Marared, a jealous lover from Alrik’s past. Marared’s threats turn deadly, and Avelynn runs afoul of magic and sorcery, causing her to question her beliefs and role as priestess.
When the very friends Avelynn and Alrik had come to trust betray them, Avelynn is captured and Alrik is charged with regicide. The two become separated, a chasm of greed, deceit, and ambition driving them apart. In an act of harrowing faith, Avelynn will stop at nothing to find her way back to Alrik and break them both free from Wales’ bloodthirsty grasp.
Ready to give me your title ideas?
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Contest closes July 30th, 2016. If no title is picked, all entries will be entered into a random drawing for the prizes listed above.
An excerpt from #Aveynn2. Perhaps Avelynn would drink from a vessel such as these.
The smell of meat and broth filled the cottage with a warm robust scent, and my stomach growled. Over the hearth, a heavy iron cauldron rested on its tripod, a brew of thick bubbling stew simmered within. A platter of bread trenchers sat on the table. A jug of wine and two fine glass beakers had been set beside them. I smiled at Angharad’s thoughtfulness. I’d eaten little since I broke my fast this morning at St. Dogmael’s.
My photos from the #Viking Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History #Ottawa