Sunday, October 30, 2016

5 Day Excerpt - Ilfin of Arc

One hand continued to radiate, throwing a tiny circle of light upon her breast as Lyra held it raised in preparation. Preparation for what? Staring at her fingers, she concentrated. Now was the time for control, even a little of it. Gradually the glow spread and she saw beyond her feet. A shiny floor greeted her first step away from the doors. There was no dust. She expected dust in a space as old as this.
A lantern squatted on a square table directly before her, becoming visible as she took another step. As she closed in, an arc of yellow sparks hurtled from her fingers to the lantern, causing it to burst into brilliance.
A hefty tome rested beside the lantern. Was this the book of souls Sassen had referred to? The one containing the names of other supplicants?
Heaving, she jerked her hand in, closing it into a fist. Her fingers were cold, as if recently immersed in ice water. After the heat, it was beyond agony. There was no glow either.

Conflict or Challenge

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"... utterly transfixing to read!"

Due to Amazon's review nonsense, 3 of my reviews posted for Ilfin of Arc have been removed :(
Soooo ... here's one I haven't been able to share with the relevant link, but did receive for all of 5 minutes online. It's a good one!!

From the get go this novel grabs. I didn’t read the blurb at all, I just jumped in not knowing what to expect other than it’s fantasy / sci-fi. Wow! The characters are so real, it feels like you slip out of your skin and into someone else's, and the action is non stop. Lyra searches for her fiancĂ© because calamity is coming, speeding swiftly for Massin, but she is a simple country girl and now she’s in the city of Nomur looking for 1 man amidst thousands. The odds are not in her favour, and on top of that she has the curse of mismatched eyes. People don’t like her kind and she faces death if she looks for him in the wrong places. This tale is swift, it doesn’t loiter or slow, within pages she’s found him, her sweetheart who is now known as the Marsh Devil.

Danger is all around, the highborn are attacking the lowborn, flood is coming and the land and squatters are being washed away, they run for their lives through deluge and cold and rain and mud and sewer and tunnel, there are creatures hanging underneath bridges screaming awful sounds, all hell is breaking loose, and then you’re in the thick of this novel and you couldn’t stop reading if you tried. the pace is so fast it’s hard to put down, but you have to because it’s over 500 pages long and yet instead of the drama lulling for you to catch your breath it gets worse and more serve with every page consumed.

In a mass exodus from all across the planet people flee slavery and homes from marauders who enslave. Lyra goes home to rescue her brother but her entire town is dead. Every moment is full of shock and horror and all while the planet is about to suffer fatal impact. the only way to keep them safe is to get to the ARC. Lyra discovers she has talents that are miraculous, giving safe passage to thousands, and yet the danger never ceases. The ARC is not what it seems, nothing is at it seems. Armies fill the sky with technology never seen on Massin, and the true battle begins.

The story is personal, an ongoing unveiling of who Lyra really is, who her sweet marsh devil is, and who her brother is, and the repercussions are epic. This is an epic adventure tale, full of war and blood and ‘magic’, and it was utterly transfixing to read. I couldn’t put it down. Full stars!

Thank you, Mo!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

12 days left!

It's only 12 days until Ilfin of Arc is live! Please take a moment to support it by becoming part of the Thunderclap campaign - Ilfin needs your help :)

Alternatively, pop in and order your pre-order copy for only 99c!

Thank you so much :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1000 ILFIN

Hello! Ilfin of Arc's Thunderclap campaign has reached its target of 100 supporters! Thank you to everyone who took a few moments to click those support buttons! You are beyond wonderful!

Help me now to gather even greater exposure :) It will be beyond fantastic if we together can reach 1000, right? Right!! Please pop in, go on :)

Thank you!!

Lord of Silver Fountains

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Review: Lessons Learned Cleaning The Floor by Gratitude Girl

It is true that when we are engaged in menial tasks, such as washing dishes, our thoughts tend to roam. Usually our thoughts are about other tasks that need attending to or about our kids, even reminding ourselves to feed our furry children. Sometimes our thoughts move to wishes and dreams, the what-if, or we look ahead to an expected event.

Now, imagine washing the floor, a bleh task. It takes a chunk of time and therefore our thoughts are elsewhere for a fair period. Imagine opening up to the messages of love surrounding us all the time, messages we are often oblivious to. Imagine listening to those messages … and then understanding they are in fact lessons about ourselves.

This book is exactly that. Lessons about self. Who we are, where we fit in, how we are able to empower ourselves, and what makes us, each and every one of us, so special. It’s so easy to achieve awareness and yet we tend to remain oblivious; this book will give wings to your musings while washing the floor and lead you to knowing and believing that you are LOVE.

I was literally floored (ha!) and then I soared! I. Am. Love.

Read it NOW!