Tag Archives: Middle Ages

Happy Book Birthday Avelynn: The Edge of Faith!

I am thrilled to announce the official release of Avelynn: The Edge of Faith. A brand new stand-alone historical romance, and book two in the Avelynn series!

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You can grab a copy of this awesome new book online at your favorite retailers!

Amazon Canada

Amazon US

Barnes and Noble

Chapters Indigo

Right now, there’s a wicked deal on the ebook! It’s  a limited time offer, so grab your copy today!

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And to help build the excitement, here’s a little teaser to whet the appetite for more. 😀

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Happy reading!

In gratitude,

Marissa xo

Avelynn: The Edge of Faith Pre-Orders 4 Kindle

So…. this happened. 😀

Pre-order for Kindle… yep, she’s ready.
Avelynn: The Edge of Faith on Amazon.com

Here’s the link for my Canadian Peeps!
Avelynn: The Edge of Faith on Amazon.ca

Print book pre-orders will be available soon… 🙂

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In gratitude,
Marissa xo

Breaking Avelynn2 News!

BREAKING NEWS!

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!

CONTEST ALERT!

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:

EXCLUSIVE TEASER!

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 info@marissacampbell.com!
Contest closes July 30th, 2016. If no title is picked, all entries will be entered into a random drawing for the prizes listed above.

Good luck!

Avelynn2 Coming Fall 2016

Viking Glass and Avelynn2

An excerpt from #Aveynn2. Perhaps Avelynn would drink from a vessel such as these.

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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.

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My photos from the #Viking Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History #Ottawa

In gratitude,

Marissa xo

The Good Martyr Edmund

New Historical Fiction

In my debut historical fiction, AVELYNN, we learn about a terrible Viking attack on East Anglia and the vicious killing of king Edmund. Here’s an excerpt:

Aelfgar cleared his throat and spoke louder. “Our king was seized from his hall and dragged behind the pagan’s horse to the forest’s edge. He was tied to a tree, stripped, beaten, and whipped until his back was flayed open.”

Whispers of outrage quivered through the room.

“Ivar then brought forth his best archers. He told them to make their mark anywhere as long as they did not inflict a fatal wound. Our goodly king was entirely covered with arrows, like the bristles of a hedgehog, yet he still lived.”

It would appear the good Martyr Edmund hadn’t quite forgiven the Vikings for his death if #3 Sweyn Forkbeard is any indication. 🙂

Have a peek at the Medievalists’ list of the shortest reigns of the middle ages.

In gratitude,

Marissa xo