Saturday, January 2, 2021
(All new video trailer for Journey-1)
Happy New Year, one and all!
For weeks I’ve been giving hints and making little shout-outs for a new serial/series, but uncertain of when I would be ready. The day is finally here. Presenting Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak!
Dead of Winter will be a serial/series available through Amazon. (Maybe other sites as well, for the anti-Amazon among us. If those sites cooperate, that is. I have little patience for their shenanigans).
I call the installments Journeys, because the characters travel across the complex world I built, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. These journeys will publish approximately monthly. Length will range from 30 to 60 pages, or so.
Here’s the Blurb
Dead of Winter takes place in a fantasy world that resembles some countries in the past of our own world. In this monthly series we travel through many lands, each with a distinct culture. The series begins in the Flowing Lands at Forlorn Peak (Journey 1).
The Brethren are fanatics who gradually took over the Flowing Lands. They say all beliefs but theirs are heresy. Women are little more than property. Emlyn is only twelve, but to the Brethren she is an abomination. Why? She can see ghosts and other entities. That’s a secret she can admit only to her teacher, Osabide.
The stronger Emlyn’s ability gets, the harder it is for her to hide it. Now she has also gotten a supernatural warning that she knows is not about the weather, “Winter is coming!”
As the veil separating the world of the living from the realm of the dead deteriorates, the danger accelerates. Journey with Emlyn as she explores her world and its many cultures in Dead of Winter.
Universal Purchase Links
Some of you have seen this video with me narrating the prologue, and thank you so much for listening. It took half a bottle of throat spray, but I did it. The recording lasts fewer than three minutes and there are lovely images to entertain you. If you haven’t already, then I hope you will stop to listen.
Saddle Up & Name Your Horse!
High fantasy novels tend to be filled with names — names for characters, countries, traditions, even the horses have names! Dead of Winter is no exception. What would you name your fantasy horse? Leave a comment and introduce your brilliant steed.
My fantasy horse is a Clydesdale named Raspberry. No, she is not in the story. The name isn’t for fanciful coloring, it’s because she has a bad attitude, and tends to blow a raspberry when she doesn’t want to do something. Although Raspberry weighs-in at 1,900 pounds, so she’s able to carry me. Raspberry has an inner-compass. We won’t stay lost for long, because she can always manage to find the nearest tavern. The horse has a distinct fondness for ale. She has a secret crush on a horse named, of course, Clyde.
Although the horses don’t come into the series until after Journey 1, Forlorn Peak, I invite you to saddle up and visit the wonderful author/bloggers who generously volunteered to help with the launch. You’ll see posts from them at various times during this month. Giddy-up — let’s go! New journeys await.
Pat Alderman at e-Quips — January 2nd. Thank you Pat.
D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror January 6th
Dan Antion at No Facilities January 14th
Olga Núñez Miret at Author Translator Olga January 12th
Mark Bierman at Adventures on Writing January 12th
“The Delta Pearl” is on a brief break, but the steampunk riverboat will return!
2021 has barely begun, so I bid you Happy New Year!
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