Saturday, March 17, 2012
Today am pleased to announce the release of my first full-length novel, Emerald City Dreamer, on Amazon Kindle. I am twice as pleased that the timing, by chance, brought it up right after midnight on St. Patrick's Day. I love synchronicities, and the past 24 hours has shown me several. Every new epoch of my life is peppered with synchronicistic events, and the fact that St. Patrick's Day is America's celebration of the Emerald Isle is a nice twist. While my novel contains no leprechauns, there are korrigans, lutins, and one Irish-Japanese elf.
Emerald City Dreamer will show you the world of the fae from the perspective of both faerie hunters and faeries alike, revealing the conflict between iron vs. rain, science vs. art, facts vs. imagination, and the potential of dreams vs. unforgiving facts of cold-hard reality.
The main character, Jina, is a rock star, who exudes dream-energy, or toradh, that the faeries crave. Little do they know she is also hell-bent on destroying them.
Emerald City Dreamer is Book One in a series, Dreams by Streetlight. My novella, Make Willing the Prey, is a prequel, Book Zero, which covers Sandy and Jina's traumatic backstory. It doesn't really matter which order you read them in, although the writing in ECD is better. I wrote ECD intending it to be read first, so if you're not sure, start there.
(Note, Make Willing the Prey leans a little closer to the horror genre than urban fantasy -- i.e. it is scary.)
Emerald City Dreamer is available on KDP Select aka Amazon Lending Library, which means if you have Amazon Prime, you can read it for free. I also have tentative plans for a print version in the near-future. Also, if you're new to the ebook "thing", you can download Kindle software to just about any device - including smart phones and PCs. My favorite Kindle platform is my Android phone.
It was over a year and a half when I first began my notes and outline on this project. What a long journey. This week I've worked every waking moment to get it out on time. Last night I shed tears of joy and sat stunned in disbelief as I finally clicked the "Done" button on Kindle Desktop Publishing.
For all the people who helped and supported me, I wrote a long list of acknowledgements in the back pages of the novel. I'd like to again thank my family, the Cloud City Wordslingers, my beta readers, and of course my readers. No gratitude is ever enough, although I guess there's such a thing as "annoyingly too much". :)
What will I do to celebrate this accomplishment? I will force myself to stop working, just for today, and take a much-needed sanity break. I plan to play RoboTek HD on my newly inherited iPad (I told you there were synchronicities) for the rest of the day.
Please enjoy reading my book. If you like it, please tell your friends. And feel free to review me on Amazon, Good Reads, your blog, and anywhere else.
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