I don’t know about you, but on my end, March 2023 was a one heck of a busy month.
Family birthdays, writing, day-job workhours, book tours to come, and exciting news in the Brands of Taelgir series…
The blurb for Carved Amidst the Shadows has been revamped, and therefore a new paperback edition is out. This paperback edition also has a full two-page spread of Taelgir’s map and a new chapter header for Andreiyes’ chapters.
I got bookmarks and artwork done by some very talented designers/illustrators. You’ll find some of the artwork visible on the ‘Maps & Artwork’ tab. This one happens to be my favorite.
Plus by end of March, I’m 130k words into Marked for the Pyre.
Marked for the Pyre
Book 2 in the Brands of Taelgir series
Planned for July/August 2023
I’m really excited about getting to share this one with you. Stephanie from Seventhstar Art truly outdid herself on this one. This cover says so much about the novel, especially that tree. 😉
For the dragon lovers out there, there are sightings in this book. This book will also be much more plot heavy than book 1 with the same three point-of-view characters.
As of January 2023, I’m just over halfway through writing this novel.
Available for pre-order!
Carved Amidst the Shadows
Book 1 in the Brands of Taelgir Series
My journey with this series began back in 2018. I had just watched season 1 of Outlander, which reminded me of a novel I had started writing back in my tweens. Back then, I had been forced to put aside writing due to certain life events and hadn’t picked it back up. Watching that series made me realize how much I missed it.
I had never figured out exactly what career I wanted. Nothing seemed to be the right fit. In the end, I settled for what was available and provided best for my young family. That was until I started writing again. It was like finding myself once more. It was a way to vent my frustrations, develop hopes, and realize my dreams all in one. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.
Back between 2018 to 2020, I wrote a novel that figures much later in this series (with certain changes) and tried to present it to agents. It wasn’t accepted. The storytelling wasn’t great, to be honest, and I needed more time and practice to get better. So here we are.
My debut novel is now published, available in online stores and on Kindle Unlimited since August 30th, 2022.
So what is it about? Well, it’s an epic fantasy series following three point-of-views with dark elements, set in a primarily medieval time period with swords and sorcery, princes, and rebels. There is some romance, but it’s a subplot. There’s mystery and deceit, skirmishes and adventure. Book 1 relies heavily on the found family trope with immersive characters.
Please be careful with the trigger warnings. Certain material may be sensitive to some, especially an event that occurs in chapter 2.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved writing it!
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