Category Archives: New books

Mage & Source Coming Soon

It’s been a long time since LCP had much to announce, but we finally have some news! Emily June Street’s fourth book in the Tales of Blood & Light series, Mage & Source, is coming out July 21, 2017!

You can pre-order the ebook here.

Contact us to pre-order the print version.

You can also add the book to your Goodreads shelf to show support.

Enjoy!

 

Sterling is Here!

Today marks the official publication date of Tales of Blood & Light, Book 3, STERLING, by Emily June Street. This is LCP’s latest offering, and we hope you will enjoy a lighter fantasy romance read for summer!

Get it now in print or ebook at Amazon.

Sterling

Life can change in an instant.
Shy, shunned Sterling Ricknagel never expected to become High Princess of Lethemia—or to be betrothed to the handsomest lord in the land. Though she fears rejection, she dutifully represents her House.

Every privilege comes with a cost.
When an unexpected tragedy throws the country back into civil war, Sterling flees for her life. Anchorless and alone, she knows she must restore her family’s crumbling honor.

Love can prevail over any obstacle.
Sterling’s only possible ally is the one man she cannot trust: her former fiancé, a notorious rake who harbors his own secrets.

Seeking redemption, Sterling sets out on an epic journey, facing despair, deceits, and danger to discover the truth about her family—and herself.

“Romantic and riveting!” Tamara Shoemaker, author, Guardian of the Vale and Heart of a Dragon series

Sterling is here in PRINT

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Sterling print copies came early, so those of you who prefer paperback versions can get an early copy at Flow Studio in Fairfax or you can order a print version now from Amazon.

If you’d like a signed copy to pick up at Flow–-or mailed to you–-please contact Emily directly. emily (at) luminouscreaturespress (dot) com

Ebooks will still be out on June 27. You can pre-order an ebook here.

And don’t forget! Starting on June 28th, LCP will be hosting a mini fantasy flash fiction contest. A print version of Sterling will be one of the prizes. We’re also planning a Goodreads giveaway starting Monday 6/13. Happy summer reading!

Sterling Cover Reveal & Pre-Order

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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.

The Cedna is Out Today!

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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.

Get Book One, The Gantean, here.

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.

Enjoy!

 

The Velocipede Races Featured on Kickstarter

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!

 

Summer of Super Short Stories 2 begins tomorrow!

LCP’s seasonal flash fiction contest begins tomorrow, July 2nd! We have planned eight weeks of exotic photo prompts and evocative line prompts drawn from Emily June Street’s latest novel, The Gantean.

Prompts post Thursday mornings, 7 am PST. There will be two forms of prompt, one, an image, and the other, a short phrase or sentence. Stories must be 350 words maximum; shorter stories accepted. Submit stories as replies to prompt post. Sumission deadline is the Saturday following the prompt Thursday at 6pm PST. Weekly winners get badges and stories featured on LCP site. Two contest-wide winners get signed copies of The Gantean. See here for more information.

Judging our first week, we have Emily June Street, author of the book that inspired the contest. Emily is one half of LCP’s team and an avid reader and writer of all varieties of fiction. Emily likes meaty stories with layers of meaning. You can follow her here:

blog: https://emilyjunestreet.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyJuneStreet

Her latest book is The Gantean, an epic fantasy of clashing cultures, identity, magic, and love:

TGCOVER

 

 

The Gantean is here!

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It’s here! It’s here! Today is the day! The Gantean is available!

You can get it in ebook form immediately on Amazon, and you can order print versions from either CreateSpace or Amazon. Local Marin readers can get exclusive signed and doodled copies at Flow Studio in Fairfax. Remember, books make great gifts, and you can even send ebooks as gifts via email.

Thank you to everyone who read versions and offered advance reviews. Feel inspired? Write a review on Amazon or Goodreads! Even reviews that aren’t complimentary generate interest and discussion. If you feel so inclined after reading, please head over to Amazon or Goodreads—or both—and leave a few lines about what you thought of The Gantean.

Learn more about The Gantean

LCP’s Emily and her epic fantasy, The Gantean, are featured on not one but TWO blogs today. Read either or both to discover important information such as Emily’s stranded in a life boat literary dream team or why Emily’s prefer writing novels to flash fiction.

Margaret Locke’s Blog Margaret is the author of the contemporary romance A Man of Character.

Tamara Shoemaker’s Blog Tamara is the author of the YA Fantasy Kindle the Flame.