Saturday, August 20, 2011

Update - Rift of Askrah Book 2

I'm hard at work on the second book in the Rift of Askrah series. Currently, the first manuscript is sitting at about 30,000 words. I had the luxury of being able to write the first book while I was unemployed, so the going is a little slower this time. It's coming along though, and I'm pleased with the progress so far.

This far out, I don't have a target release date yet, but keep your eyes on my blog for all future updates. If you haven't yet, you can pick up the first book of this series, Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture at many ebook retailers, such as amazon, b&n, etc., for just 99 cents! You can follow the links from my blog home page or under the Rift of Askrah page to purchase.

Thanks for reading! There will be more updates about the book 2 release in the future, so check back often!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture - First Review

I am excited to announce my book, Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture has received its first review! You can read the review below.

By S. J. Wist
4/5 Stars
"An enjoyable epic fantasy with strong characters."

Nihlen starts in what I was easily drawn into as the ideal, next to perfect life of a Prince. He has trained and studied hard to be the best he can be and he has a great family. Next to the heavy weight of responsibility that is due to be placed on his shoulders, and having to marry without the fairy tale of a romance, his complaints are few and far between. But just as you fall into his comfortable lifestyle, along comes a thief to mess that all up.

Marina has lived the opposite kind of life. Accustomed to stealing coins and living on the streets with her best friend, Cal, she raises the stakes by taking the Prince for ransom. But her plans are about to be ruined too, when it all turns out to be a rather dangerous setup that nearly gets them all killed. Now they have to run for their lives.

And that is just the start to their problems when Nihlen realizes that the ceremony they kidnapped him from was set to keep his eye of power in check. Now he has to find a way to control his Eye of Kings before he loses his friends, family and kingdom forever to the enemy. But he won't be the only one to discover he has a unique ability.

Rift of Askrah is a lighter, easy to follow epic fantasy. Though it's not heavy on action, it keeps to a quick pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the strong energy between the characters that pulled them all closer together, despite their differences. I look forward to reading the sequel and seeing what lies in store for these heroes in the lands of Elharlia.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Interview With 1st Author Interviews

Check out my interview with 1st Author Interviews about me, and my book, Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture. You can check out their homepage here for interviews with other authors, plus other great information.