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Available for #Preorder #discount   1 comment

Book 4 of Transformation Project, Day’s End, is available for pre-order, to be launched in mid-November. If you buy it on Pre-order before November 10, you’ll get it $2 off. And watch for free days of Life As We Knew It and sales of Objects in View and A Threatening Fragility during this pre-launch month.

#ComingSoon & #Free #Book #Series #Sale   1 comment

Front Cover of Day's EndDay’s End is back from the editor and under final rewrite. I’ve a few things to tweak before I can start formatting, so it may be November before it’s published. In the meantime, Life As We Know It (first book in Transformation Project series) will be free tomorrow in celebration of moving into the final phase of book construction. I’ll also discount Objects in View and A Threatening Fragility for those who would like to read up before the new book comes out.

Watch for a preorder sale of Day’s End in coming weeks.

Posted October 2, 2018 by aurorawatcherak in book promotion, Uncategorized

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Daermad Cycle #99-cent #sale   Leave a comment

Willow Branch Ad Dec 2017Both books in my epic #fantasy #series are on 99-cent sale this week.

Last Sale Day   Leave a comment

mirklinwoodToday is the last day Mirklin Wood will be on 99-cent sale.

Get a great #fantasy at an awesome price. And since this is the second book in a #series, pick up The Willow Branch too. Amazon has 2-book sets.

And, by the way, I just had an awesome weekend in book sales. Thanks for all who have made that possible.

Posted January 8, 2018 by aurorawatcherak in book promotion, Uncategorized

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#Free This Week   3 comments

November 7-12

A Threatening Fragility Front CoverBook 3 of Transformation Project, A Threatening Fragility, is #free this week for its launch and the rest of my catalog is on 99-cent sale.

Amazon

I also have paperbacks for all my books. Available through Amazon or Createspace.

Great Fantasy Now in 2-Book Set   Leave a comment

Amazon makes shopping easy for you by combining Books 1 & 2 of Daermad Cycle into a 2-book set. It would be a great way to enjoy the books in preparation for the 3rd book in the series – Fount of Wraiths. Come on and learn why you really shouldn’t irritate a vengeful Celtic goddess.

The Willow Branch

The Daermad Cycle (2 Book Series) by  Lela MarkhamA healer must mend a fractured kingdom and bring two enemy races together before a greater enemy destroys them both.

Fate took Prince Maryn by surprise, leaving Celdrya to tear itself apart. A century later an army amasses against the warring remains of the kingdom as prophesy sends a half-elven healer on a journey to find the nameless True King. Padraig lacks the power to put the True King on the throne, yet compelled by forces greater than himself, Padraig contends with dark mages, Celtic goddesses, human factions and the ancient animosities of two peoples while seeking a myth. With all that distraction, a man might meet the True King and not recognize him.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071RYL9WZ/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Mirklin Wood

The Raven rises as the One’s Dragon falls

The Daermad Cycle (2 Book Series) by  Lela MarkhamPadraig’s quest to heal the fractured kingdom of Celdrya seems at an end as Tamys’s life hangs by a thread. Darkness obscures the One’s True King as the kingdom stands poised on the edge of destruction, torn by factions, manipulated by dark magicks, distrustful of natural allies, and unaware that a brutal army swells at her borders.

Mayhap the mantle of healing now passes to the Kin sorceress Ryanna, if she can battle herself free of the traps of court intrigue, the politics of mating and rising plague. Meanwhile, dragons and kings real and false stir and mage power changes hands as a kingdom that does not remember its past may be doomed to repeat it.

#bookpromotion, #series, #kindle, #fantasy, #epicfantasy, #dragons, #celtic, #goddesses

 

Interview with Nicole Sorrell   1 comment

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Nicole Sorrell, author of The Art of Going Home, book 1 of The Art of Living series.

 

Nicole, if you were in a box of crayons, which color would you be, and why?

Sorrell Nicole Author Pic.pngI’d have to say a blue-green, like the color of the ocean. That’s because you get green by mixing yellow, (a warm color) and blue (which is a cool color). Adding a little more blue gets teal. I’m introvert, which I associate with cool colors. But I do have my moments of gregariousness, which I think correlates to a warm color, like yellow sunshine. And I’m also drawn to water. It’s very peaceful and cleansing.

 

Tell us a little about yourself.

I currently live in a rural area of the mid-west in the United States. After living in various parts of the U.S. and traveling abroad, I recently moved into the very same home where I spent my first 18 years. I enjoy country living: ours is a small community and everyone knows everybody. I also appreciate the culture of the city: the shopping, dining, and the opera and ballet.

I love travelling, especially to other countries, and I speak Spanish. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature, and a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising. Home decorating is one of my favorite things. Of course I love to read, and I’m a published poet. I like baking pies. Oh, and I like playing cornhole, and I spend way more time than I should playing computer games.

My constant companion is a tiny Yorkshire terrier named Georgie Doodlebug. I call her GiGi.

 

Tell us about your series, The Art of Living.

Sorrell Art of Going Home Cover.pngThe series is a duology. Book 1 is called The Art of Going Home, and book 2 is titled The Art of Retribution. The novels are equal parts contemporary romance and mystery. They’re about the personal journey of a young woman named Maddie Chandler. The story begins when she must return to her small home town due to the untimely death of her surrogate mother, “Aunt” Ceci. To deal with her overwhelming grief she finds herself relying on her high school crush, local attorney Zac Redondo. Though she scolds herself for depending on him so much, she can’t seem to find the strength to resist their mutual attraction.

During her visit, Maddie is haunted by childhood memories of her twin sister Angeline, who was killed five days after their tenth birthday. She is persuaded to investigate the unsolved murder only because she fears refusal will threaten her sanity. Her mother eventually succumbed to mental illness after Angeline’s death, and Maddie is terrified she will also slide into madness. Her inquiries into the case uncover years of deceptions that were maintained to safeguard her from the brutal truth. Not only are lives threatened by her pursuit of justice for her twin, it ultimately causes her world to shatter.

Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Maddie struggles to face her vulnerabilities and to accept the love of a man who holds the key to her future happiness. And while coping with the hostility of her estranged father, she discovers the true meaning of family from a boisterous clan that is not linked to her by blood and unwittingly strengthens the fragile bond with the one relative she was determined to say goodbye to forever.

 

What was the inspiration for this book?

I can’t point to one particular thing that inspired it. Since I was fifteen I’ve wanted to write novels. But I never could dream up a plot line. Then one day, this idea struck. It’s completely fictitious, not based on any experience I’ve had in my life.

The more I thought about the storyline, the more I details I added. And the novel took shape. Why it took so many years to come up with an idea, I can’t say. I guess I’m just a late bloomer!

 

Besides the hero and heroine, who’s your favorite character in The Art of Going Home, and why?

It would have to be the Madisen’s best friend, Tabitha. She plays an important role in The Art of Going Home because she has always been there to provide emotional support for Madisen. Tabs, as her friends call her, grew up in Alabama until the age of ten. She has a pronounced drawl, and often uses sayings common to the south.

Here’s a short excerpt from the book. Madisen is talking to Zac about the first time she met Tabs:

 

     “It was the first day of fifth grade, and she’d recently moved to town. We were in the bathroom, washing up for lunch. Elaine had her cornered, trying to monopolize the new girl. You know how she liked to have minions to lead around by the nose? Elaine pointed at me and told Tabs, ‘Watch out for that one. She murdered her twin sister during summer vacation. Held her under the water until she drowned.’

     “Tabs inspected me carefully. She told Elaine she didn’t believe it. Said I was too scrawny to be able to hold anyone under water ‘til they drowned. I was astonished that anyone would stand up to Elaine like that. She turned her back on her, walked up to me, and said, ‘My name is Tabitha Lynn Strayer, but I’ll let you call me Tabs.’

     Telling her my name was the first word I spoke since…” I stopped and lowered my chin.

     “Since Angeline died?” Zac said softly. I nodded, not correcting his assumption that her death was the reason I’d stopped talking. In reality, it was because I’d been blamed for it. I quickly swallowed the traitorous tears that formed.

     “She took my hand,” I said, staring at my lap. “And we left the bathroom together. I guess you could say that, in a way, she hasn’t let go of my hand ever since.”

 

What is your favorite scene in your new release?

One of my favorites is the scene where Maddie has drunk too much wine when she’s having dinner at Tabitha’s house. Zac, the guy who wants to be her boyfriend is driving her to her hotel. When he drops her off, he tells her she needs to get used to the idea that they’re going to be lovers. Because she’s tipsy, she’s too slow to protest before he lays a big kiss on her. Then when he . . . well, if I say anymore, I’ll give too much away.

 

What is your favorite motivational phrase?

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”–Mahatma Gandhi

I like it because it’s about getting an education, which is invaluable. Its importance is never underestimated. An education is not confined to the classroom. Be a student of the world. Don’t stop learning, and don’t limit yourself to the point of view you agree with. Weighing all sides of an issue is required for growth and wisdom.

 

What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

The first one is travel the world.

The second would be to travel more.

Third would be to travel to all the places I haven’t seen yet!

 

So you just want to do a bunch of traveling! That’s cool. How can readers find and your work?

Here’s my links:

 

Website: https://www.nicolesorrell.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Sorrell/e/B00QVRHZD6
Amazon Book Links:

US: http://www.amazon.com/Art-Going-Home-Living-Book-ebook/dp/B01AAXOWCS/

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Going-Home-Living-Book-ebook/dp/B01AAXOWCS/

Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/Art-Going-Home-Living-Book-ebook/dp/B01AAXOWCS/

Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Art-Going-Home-Living-Book-ebook/dp/B01AAXOWCS/
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-art-of-going-home-nicole-sorrell/1120863991

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-art-of-going-home/id1072843544

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10220384.Nicole_Sorrell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicole-Sorrell/738100142937466
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cnicolesorrell

 

 

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