Tales of Blood & Light, Book Three, STERLING, is on its way! The official publication date is June 27th, 2016, one year after THE GANTEAN (Book One).
Sterling is a lighter, romantic story that tracks events in Lethemia after the conclusions of THE GANTEAN and THE CEDNA (Book Two). Readers of the series may recognize Sterling for her supporting roles in both earlier books–she is the younger daughter of House Ricknagel who has been shunned by most of Lethemian high society because of a sprawling birthmark covering half her face. Learn more about the book here or here.
You may be interested to know this tidbit about all the ToB&L covers: each one has a dominant color, which is the color of the narrator’s aetherlight. Readers will know that aetherlight is sort of like one’s aura, the essential energy that feeds a person in the layer of magic. Each print edition of the book also has a tag line on its back cover that reveals an element or substance that was a guiding principle in the creation of the lead character.
You can pre-order the ebook now from Amazon. If you want to pre-order a print edition (to know what Sterling’s guiding element is!) please contact LCP or Emily directly.
Also, adding the book to your “want to read shelf” on Goodreads is a great, no-commitment way to help it get a little visibility before it is out.
Today marks the release of our second offering of the year, The Cedna, by Emily June Street. The Cedna is the second book in the Tales of Blood & Light fantasy series. Get it today at Amazon, or special order a signed print version directly through LCP.
Every Cedna is born to die, paying the balance that keeps magic alive. One Cedna desires a different path, free from the pain that comes with the sacred duty. As Gante faces destruction at the hands of Lethemian raiders, she fights against her fate as a ritual sacrifice. Though dangers loom on every side, the Cedna travels south in a desperate diplomatic bid to protect the island. Ethnic prejudices, old animosities, and a handsome stranger who pulls on her with a magical bond quickly overturn her plans, leading the Cedna on a world-shattering adventure of love, heartbreak, and war.
Every choice is final.
Check our blog in the upcoming week for Emily’s in-depth look at the lead character of The Cedna and more information about The Tales of Blood & Light series.
Beth and I had a long overdue LCP meeting today at the Hummingbird Cafe in Fairfax, where we ate delicious Cajun food.
Beth is busy drafting Regency Magic Book Three and working on short stories. I may have convinced her to return to some detective fiction she was working on a few years ago, too.
I’m wrapping up the final touches on The Cedna, Tales of Blood & Light Book Two, which will be available December 27th, 2015. I’m also revising STERLING, ToB&L Book Three, and I’m hoping to get it out to some fresh readers in the new year. Next I’m fiddling around with some drafts that have been stewing on the desktop and maybe be ready for the next layer of work.
Most importantly, our annual winter flash fiction contest–Winter of Whimsey & Wyrdness–will begin in January 2016. The theme is REBIRTH. Stayed tuned for further details about the contest structure and prompts.
If you’ve been anxious after the cliffhanger ending of The Gantean, your wait is almost up! The Cedna arrives December 27, 2015, and you can pre-order the e-book version now!
In a world governed by magic, blood, and light, a rebellious woman selected by her people to serve as a sacrifice desperately seeks a different solution to save her waning culture.
Beautiful, captivating, with scenes of enormous power—The Cedna is a fantasy tour de force. —Beth Deitchman, author, Regency Magic Series
“Intense and riveting, The Cedna hits every point on the emotional spectrum. Fantastic world, and deeply soul-moving. Street has woven another masterpiece.” –Tamara Shoemaker, author, Kindle the Flame and Mark of Four
Emily’s book, The Velocipede Races, is the featured publishing project today on Kickstarter! This all new version of the book is being published by Elly Blue/Microcosm Publishing, provided it gets funded by November 28th. Take a look at the cool project and its many fun rewards, and please support it if you feel inspired!
We had a grand total of five overall winners for Summer of Super Short Stories 2. Emily just returned from the post office to mail copies of The Gantean to Mark A. King, Nancy Chenier, Steph Ellis, F.E. Clark, and A.V. Laidlaw. Congratulations all!
We’d like to offer a special thanks to our guest judges: Tiffany Aldrich MacBain, Tamara Shoemaker, Margaret Locke, Nancy Chenier, Holly Geely, and Kristen Falso-Capaldi. Their time and feedback was much appreciated.
Thanks also to everyone who submitted stories for our summer contest. We’ll be back in the dark of winter for Winter of Wyrdness and Whimsy 2, with a new twist.