The adventure continues beyond the Edgelands, as Lorelei, Mad Finn the Reckless and Brendolowyn Ravenstorm journey northeast, through the Alvarii underground and toward Great Sorrow’s Peak, where the horns of a god await to be reclaimed and the spirits of the half-U’lfer of Dunvarak to be woken. Struggling with emotions he should never have been given in the first place, Bren must come to terms with his dislike for Finn, and swallow his jealousy as he watches the most arrogant man in the world fall in love with the woman Bren still believes should be his. Left behind to discover a purpose all his own, Vilnjar travels north to learn the fate of his people and find the sister he left behind, but far more awaits him in the Edgelands than he ever dreamed would be his to claim.
Narrated by the incredibly talented Veronica Giguere, the audiobook version of Sorrow Peak, Serpent of Time Book 2 is now available on select retailers.
If audiobooks aren’t your thing, you can grab the ebook version of Sorrow’s Peak from Amazon
Or you can pick up a paperback copy from Amazon.com
As my excitement for Dragon Age: Inquisition continues to rise, my word counts seem to fall. I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this video game, and since it releases at midnight on 11/18, I’ve been gearing myself up for it. There’s a part of me that’s a little worried, not that I’ll get sucked down the rabbit hole of distraction… I wrote a lot of words already this month, and a couple of zero word days aren’t going to destroy me. No, the reason I’m worried is because the fantasy setting of a world I love so much is really going to make me want to work on epic fantasy projects. My NaNo project is urban fantasy, a story I want desperately to finish, so I’m going to have to really keep myself on task to get this book finished before the wings of epic dragons carry me away.
Inspiration points are a huge deal for writers. Playing almost a thousand hours of Skyrim inspired me to write Edgelanders, just as playing Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 helped me finish Sorrow’s Peak.Playing Dragon Age: Inquisition is going to gear me up for epic battles, war, fighting… Something I’m excited to get back to. It’s a good thing to indulge in those inspirations.
But the distraction leading up to this game has left me feeling like a six year old waiting on the steps while the Christmas tree lights flicker. Santa is coming. I know him! I KNOW HIM! I’m so crazy, bouncing up and down for the last three months, even more over the last three days, and more or less driving everyone I know insane.
I did manage to put some words to the page on Day Sixteen. Not many, but enough to feel like I at least swallowed my cuckoo and made the effort. Day Seventeen doesn’t promise anything at all, and Day Eighteen… well, I’ve already resigned myself to a zero word day. Who knows, maybe I’ll surprise myself and write anyway. Stranger acts of self-discipline have been known to happen.
Totals: Day Sixteen total: 1549, Month to date total: 55,309
If you happened to pick up your free copy that weekend I’ve got good news! You can grab the second book in the series this weekend absolutely free no matter where you live. As long as you’ve got access to an online Amazon retailer in your region, all you need to do is log into your account, visit the page for Sorrow’s Peak and download your free copy.
About Sorrow’s Peak:
Once a princess of Leithe, Lorelei was exiled from her homeland and led to the city of Dunvarak in the tundra of Rimian. The people of Dunvarak call her Light of Madra, and nearly every one of them has a story about the white hand of light who saved them from death during the War of Silence.
She is their savior, and being a savior is no small task.
Charged with retrieving the fractured horns of the U’lfer god, Llorveth, from a long-dead dragon’s treasure hoard in the belly of Great Sorrow’s Peak, the half-bred U’lfer believe with the horns in hand they will finally be able to embrace the dormant wolf, and rise to stand beside their full-blooded brethren in the coming war with men.
But there is more to Lorelei’s plight than simply retrieving the mystical horns of a silent god. She and her companions, Finn, an U’lfer warrior she shares a mate bond with, and a half-Alvarii mage named Brendolowyn, have made this journey before, and unless they can figure out where they went wrong in past cycles, time threatens to repeat itself for eternity.
If you’ve already got a copy, tell a friend! If you’re new to this series, you can snag the first book, Edgelanders, for just $4.99 on Amazon. If you’ve got Amazon Prime (and you haven’t used your book borrow this month,) or Kindle Unlimited, you can grab a copy of Edgelanders absolutely FREE!
I took a break from the Serpent of Time series to work on Siren after I wrapped up Sorrow’s Peak, but with November just around the corner and NaNoWriMo launching in a little over two weeks, it’s time to start planning the third book. I love NaNoWriMo. When I’m not bogged down with work writing a short novel (or a minimum of 50,000 words,) in a month isn’t so difficult, but there is a lot going on in November. Holidays, editing work, Dragon Age: Inquisition… It’s going to be a challenge to stay focused, but I will do it.
As I’ve said over the last couple of weeks here on the site, I don’t like to talk too much about what I’m working on, but NaNoWriMo is different. I may post some samples* throughout the process of writing that novel, and will try to update on my progress every day of the month.
To give you a little taste of what I have planned, the third book is tentatively titled Serpent Rising. If you look under the “Books” tab at the top of the site, you’ll see it now has its very own page in the Serpent of Time series section with a brief description. Here’s the description for those of you interested:
It rose from the eastern sea, the writhing serpent of flame intent on devouring time and returning the people of Vennakrand to a time before both the gods and their creations lost their way.
In the streets doomsayers cry, “Nigh, the end is night!” Panic threatens to tear nations apart and war is born from the ashes of despair. Lorelei and Finn must get back to Dunvarak with the Horns of Llorveth to stand with her people, against the coming war with men.
Grappling with her newly awakened wolf spirit, plagued by guilt over the happenings at Great Sorrow’s Peak and coming to terms with her growing feelings for Finn, Lorelei struggles to find her way in a world prophets claim only she can save.
I am getting excited about returning to Vennakrand, and I hope you are too.
If you’re not familiar with the Serpent of Time series you can check out books one and two, Edgelanders and Sorrow’s Peak, available exclusively on Amazon in eBook format. That means if you have Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited, you can borrow both books absolutely free! Both books are also available in paperback from Amazon and direct from me here on the site. Just drop by the page for that particular book for details on how to order. If audiobooks are more your thing, Edgelanders, narrated by the incredibly talented Veronica Giguere, is available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.
*all samples subject to change before the final draft.
Edgelanders, the first book in the Serpent of Time series, launches an epic fantasy romance adventure that will spirit you away to another world.
When Princess Lorelei of Leithe overhears her fiancé’s plot to murder her on the way to their wedding, she does the only smart thing: she runs.
Into the Edgelands, the savage, woodland home of the legendary U’lfer, a race of fierce wolves who walk as men, she knows she is as good as dead, but she would rather be torn apart by werewolves than die by Trystay’s hand.
A young U’lfer warrior named Finn catches her scent on the wind and finds himself possessed by an unnatural desire to shield and protect her from that which hunts her. From the moment he first sees her, Finn knows she is his. He feels her heartbeat, knows her soul, and he will do anything, even suffer exile from the Edgelands to be with her.
But there is more to Lorelei than meets the eye. She is like Finn; there is U’lfer blood in her veins, a beast beneath her skin she never knew was there. The answers she seeks lie south, in the frozen tundra of Rimian, where a village of people just like her have been waiting for Lorelei to come and save them since before she was even born.
You can grab a copy FREE this weekend from Amazon worldwide! Amazon, Amazon Australia, Amazon UK, Amazon Brazil, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon India, Amazon Italy, Amazon Spain, Amazon Japan, Amazon Mexico
And if you’ve got Amazon Prime, or Kindle Unlimited, you can borrow the second book in the series, Sorrow’s Peak, absolutely free!
I hope you’ll help me spread the word!