Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rift of Askrah Series Now on Nook

You can now get books 1 and 2 in the Rift of Askrah series on the Barnes and Noble Nook website.

Book 1 (Free!):

Book 2 ($3.99):

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Expanded Distribution of the RoA Series

With the release of Shatter, book 2 in the Rift of Askrah series, I've decided to return to other venues outside of Amazon. Books 1 and 2 are now available on Smashwords, with distribution to other major retailers in the coming weeks.

Further good news, book 1 is now available for free! You will be able to download this book at no charge on all websites once distribution is finished, but you can get it free now at Smashwords. When Amazon decides to acknowledge the price change, it will also be free there.

Book 2 is also available on Smashwords for $3.99, as well as Amazon. Distribution will occur with other retailers in the coming weeks.

You can get them at the links below.

Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture -

Rift of Askrah Book 2: Shatter-

Rift of Askrah Book 2: Shatter Available 11/13/12!

I'm happy to announce that Rift of Askrah Book 2: Shatter was uploaded last night and is now available for purchase.

I'd like to apologize to those who have been waiting. It's been quite a long time between the first and second books.

Without further ado, here's the cover and blurb. You'll find the link to purchase below the Product Description..

Product Description

Shatter, Book 2 in the Rift of Askrah series, is the continuation of the events surrounding Nihlen Draven, heir to the throne of the nation of Draven. Having reached safety in the land of Elharlia, the Prince and his friends must begin planning to fight back against their enemies, which only seem to increase by the day.

Secrets are discovered, and new threats identified. The world they are only starting to understand is changing in front of them, showing everyone how little they truly know. The truths discovered about Askrah and abilities only lead to more questions, and more danger.

The age is turning, and the first steps will be taken toward an era unlike anything ever seen before. Who will be standing at the top when it is all over is impossible to say.
Grab your copy here:
Thanks in advance, and I hope you enjoy it! If you haven't read book 1 yet you can get it here:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rift of Askrah Book 1 On Sale for $2.99

I'm running a sale on Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture. Now you can get it for $2.99 (regularly $3.99). Go pick yourself up a copy! You can learn more about the book below, or by following the link to Amazon.

Product Description

Nihlen Draven lives what most would consider the perfect life of royalty. As heir to the throne of the nation of Draven, he has been groomed for his future since birth. But as he approaches adulthood, his heart yearns for the freedom to choose his own destiny.

In the neighboring nation of Rinh, a young street thief named Marina does her best to survive the mean streets of the city with her best friend Cal. When a questionable contact from their past offers them more gold than either of them can imagine for a simple kidnap and ransom of a foreign prince, Marina jumps at the opportunity to extract herself and her friend from the poverty of Rinh.

But as the kidnapping goes sour and Draven falls into the hands of Rinh, a strange ability surfaces in the young prince, and the shadows of a forgotten nation called Askrah leak into the world once more.

In Fracture, Book 1 of the Rift of Askrah series, join Nihlen as he unlocks the secrets of the Eye of Kings and embarks on an epic quest to regain his kingdom.

You can download it, read reviews, or learn more on Amazon.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Three Day Free Promotion For Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture

Take your chance to pick up the first book in this series for free! Available September 17th - 19th on Amazon.You can check out My Books Page to learn more about the book.

Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Covers and More for the Rift of Askrah Series

As I mentioned some time ago, there has been a cover change in place for the cover of Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture. I'm happy to announce I now have it. Without further ado, here it is:

In addition, I've also acquired the cover for book 2, which will be out very soon!

I hope you are all as excited about these new covers as I am. Keep an eye out for book two, which will be coming soon!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Several Updates on the Rift of Askrah Series

It's been a while since I updated on the status of this series. Starting with book 1. Yesterday I released an updated version of the book that corrects some errors and has some other small revisions. You're certainly welcome to rush off and get the updated version (You can get it for free if you've already downloaded it. Just contact Amazon). However, in preparation for the release of book 2 in the Rift of Askrah series, I've commissioned a new cover for book 1. When I last spoke with the artist it was nearly complete, so I hope to possibly have the updated cover up by the end of this week. I'll put out another blog post as soon as I have the new cover in my possession. I think readers will really like it, so feel free to wait a little while before getting the updated version. Here's a link to the page on Amazon in case you can't:

Book 2 is still in test reading (About halfway through. One of my readers has been ill, and hasn't been able to get it done as fast). Once I've received that feedback I'll put the finishing touches on the manuscript. I'll be working with the artist on the cover for book 2 as soon as book 1 is complete, so hopefully the manuscript will be ready by the time I have the cover, and I can get it out to those who have been waiting.

I would like to sincerely apologize for how long it has taken to get the second book out. Some personal stuff in my life has a way of getting in the way, and sometimes it can't be avoided.

The good news is book 3 is over halfway complete. Should the universe smile upon me, the remaining books in this series will be out faster.

That about wraps it up for updates on this series for now. Thank you readers, I hope you enjoy these works.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Update - Rift of Askrah Book 2: Shatter Status

I just wanted to put a post out to update on the status of the second book in the Rift of Askrah series. The good news is, the book is very close to being complete! At this stage, I'm wrapping up the final rounds of editing, and working out what the cover art will be. I will make the announcement of a release date when I debut the cover, so look forward to that.

I've also got a good head start now on writing the rest of the series, and hope to produce the remaining books at a quicker pace. Thanks to all who have read so far!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Socialpunk By Monica Leonelle

Today I'm posting about Socialpunk, a new book by author Monica Leonelle. This is book 1 of 3, with the final two books being released throughout this year. I hope you enjoy it! The author is also running a giveaway in honor of the release, and is offering some pretty great prizes. You can find the information in the widget at the bottom of the post.

Product Description

Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.


After playing God for six years with the world he created, he couldn’t control any of his subjects, none at all. Over the years, he had watched them evolve and become the sum of their own choices rather than the sum of his; and for that, he regretted ever giving them life.

A small, blinking red light from just inside his eyelid reminded him of the news they sent him earlier that morning. The company had cancelled his funding and would shut down his project within three months. According to them, the project cost too much and took up too much space, and the inconclusive results couldn’t be published reputably, now or in the future.

Six years of his work, tens of thousands of lives at stake—and he could do nothing to save any of it. He bowed his head, letting his chin rest on the rim of his breakfast smoothie. The smoothie reeked of powder—crushed pills—but he supposed he had better get used to it. He wouldn’t be able to afford the luxury of real food after they canned him.

He closed his eyes and called up the camera view of one of his favorites, number 3281. She fascinated him; he couldn’t deny it. When he had designed her, her pre-teen rebelliousness lit fire in her eyes. A survivor, he’d thought. He’d meant for her to have it all—to grow up, to get married to the love of her life, and to have a beautiful family of her own someday.

But he had only given her sadness so far. Instead of creating a strict father, he had given her an abusive one. Instead of creating a loving boyfriend, he had given her a friend who could never love her. And instead of creating a strong, proud mother, he had given her a meek one, who watched the whole thing unfold and did nothing about it.

He looked at his last and final creation sitting in the chair across from him—his own son, not awakened yet. The law forbade him to have any children of his own, so this boy would substitute.

But he had done the unthinkable with this creation—he had bestowed on it his own thoughts, emotions, and decision-making processes. He’d given the boy his own mind, his own physical characteristics, his own wants and desires.

He had never done so with any of the others because of the dangers of investing too heavily in any one of his subjects. But who could he kid? He had not stayed objective thus far, watching some of his subjects more closely than others, wishing for the happiness of some at the expense of others. He had become an abomination, a monster of his own doing, who had created subjects only to watch them suffer.

He couldn’t forgive himself; not now, not ever. His eyes lingered on the vial that sat next to his breakfast smoothie, that he’d stowed away for the day when they destroyed all his work, his entire world. He would save it, tuck it away for now, for as long as he could protect them. When things spun out of his control, he would drink it and end himself the way he had ended them.

In the ancient stories, gods frequently gave their sons as gifts. Now, he would give his son as a gift to her, number 3281. So she could be happy in her last months on earth, before they destroyed her with the rest of them.
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About the Author

Monica Leonelle is a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire ( and shares her writing and social media knowledge with other bloggers and authors through her Free Writer Toolkit (