Monday, 4 June 2018

Archguardians of Laceria Turns Two! [Giveaway]

   The Archguardians of Laceria, by very first published book, turns two today!!
   It might not seem like much, but having wanted to be a successful fantasy writer since I was 12, the anniversary of my first published piece is a huge deal to me! And it may not be a typical milestone like 1 year, 5 years, 10 and so on, but this is still very important to me. And all the more so since I sold more copies last month than I have in any other single month for a year and a half. And almost certainly to people I've never met or spoken to. And that is a very, very exciting thought.

   So, that said, just as I did for its first birthday, I'm holding another giveaway for a signed paperback copy of the book, an exclusive print of a map of Laceria, a book flower necklace (or keychain) made from the proof copy, an exclusive bottle necklace (or keychain) containing rakikik, a sticker of the book cover which I drew myself, and a jar of Alvetha's jasmine tea.
   To Enter, either:
•  Follow my twitter and retweet this tweet
•  Like and tag a friend on this Instagram post
   Doing both will double your chances! It's open worldwide until Sunday 10th June! 1 winner will be chosen from all entries.
   You can read the first two chapters for free right here, or purchase the ebook - Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks - for £1.99. In fact, if you purchase the book, email me the order number and you'll get two extra entries!

   I'm so excited, and I'm still in the process of making the cover image for my next book (which is unrelated to AGoL and set in a new world) which I hope to have out by mid-July!
   Writing fantasy is all I've ever wanted to do since seeing The Lord of the Rings when I was 12, and from that moment I've never not had a story on the go. Even during high school I'd have a notebook open next to me which I'd be scrawling in rather than listening to the teachers, and I started a little craze of writing stories at the time, too! And while that craze didn't last, my passion never once diminished. I don't need fame or fortune from my writing - in fact my ultimate goal has always been very clear in my mind: to make enough money from writing to be able to keep doing it. To be able to pay mortage, bills, groceries and the little luxuries in life (like new books and video games!) without having to give it up in favour of a 'real' job. Because for 15 years, fantasy writing has been my life, and it shows no signs at all of slowing down. And while my next-to-be-published piece is the first of a trilogy, I already know what I'm going to be working on when the trilogy's over - another new world, new magic, new plot. I've already got a thick binder of notes!

   Please do enter, please do read the free chapters below, and above all else, please enjoy it. I write the things I'd like to read, but I'll get nowhere unless you enjoy reading it, too!


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