Friday, March 7, 2014

Art Contest!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

Want to win a signed print copies of Falls the Shadow and Melody of the Dark? Join the contest!

Rules: Draw Ril's airship, the Sacred Hart, based off the following decription found in book one, Falls the Shadow (grab yourself a free ebook copy off Smashwords!):
"The Sacred Hart was by far one of the most impressive airships in all of Midgard. Sleek in design with smoothed edges, she bore a heartwarming resemblance to the long ships of old that once sailed the ocean waters. Built for speed, it wasn’t overly large in size. The Sacred Hart did not bear heavy masts with sails flapping in the wind, but instead had sails that would extend out from the sides of the airship like great wings, adding to her speed, and would fold in for maneuverability. Made primarily from the wood of an ash tree, runes were carved into the hull and keel, following a winding path that was laid with slivers of lumini stones which shimmered and glowed in the dark of night. A dragon head served as the prow and with each air current that caught the sails, the Sacred Hart creaked and groaned as one would expect of a sea-faring ship. Unlike ships of old, the steering of the Sacred Hart lay in the forecastle of the ship, encased within a room of curved glass walls and rich, polished wood floor. It did, indeed, offer the most spectacular view. Plain in design, the steering wheel was made of unflawed ash and stood upon an elevated platform. Stairs led down from the steering room, giving passage to the captain’s quarters and bunks for passengers, while a door in the back lead to the deck."
All art mediums are allowed, including photo-manipulations, but must resemble the description as close as possible. Signatures or website addresses are welcome, but keep it along an edge so that it doesn't interfere with your art. Limit two entries per person. All art must be new and original!

To enter: Send all entries to mmsasina@gmail.com by June 30,2014 (members of deviantART can send submit enty via comment or note to the finished entry: http://shiovra.deviantart.com/). All entries will be judged on a basis of creativity and likeliness. All skill levels welcome! Please be sure to include your e-mail address so you can be notified upon winning.

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Winner shall be chosen by how closely they airship drawing resembles the Scared Hart description.

Prizes!

First Place:
1 signed print copy of Falls the Shadow 
1 signed print copy of Melody of the Dark
1 signed 8x10 print of your choice from my art gallery: [link to deviantART]
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy
1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Second Place
1 free ebook copy of Melody of the Dark
1 signed 8x10 print of your choice from my art gallery: [link to deviantART]
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy
1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Third Place
1 free ebook copy of Melody of the Dark
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy
1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Honorable Mentions:
25% off Melody of the Dark on Smashwords
Signed bookmarks for The Chronicles of Midgard and The Priestess Trilogy1 feature on my website, my facebook author page, Tumblr account and on The Runaway Pen

Very old concept art of the Sacred Hart
  See artwork of The Chronicles of Midgard characters drawn by others here: [link to deviantART]

Monday, March 3, 2014

Help make "Defiance" and "Falls the Shadow" free on Kindle!

...and pick up your own copy while you're at it!

I want to be able to offer Defiance and  Falls the Shadow free on Amazon Kindle, but I need your help! Defiance and Falls the Shadow have already been marked for free on Smashwords, but I need your help to get Amazon to match that. The more people who report the free price, the more likely it is that they'll match it! It's just 3 easy steps:

1. Visit one of these pages on Amazon:  Falls the Shadow's Page  |   Defiance's Page
2. Scroll down to click on the "Tell us about a lower price" link under Product Details (it's a bright blue link, just above the reviews section)

3. In the pop up box, check "Website (Online)" for where the lower price is available. It will then let you enter the URL; just paste in me Smashwords link: Falls the Shadow (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/170070)   |    Defiance (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278433) Shipping and delivery costs are all zero, so just enter zeros on those lines, and hit "Submit feedback"

Done! (And huge thanks!) Then don't forget to pop over to Smashwords and pick up a copy for yourself. 

Please help share this event with your friends. Thank you all so much for your help!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Defiance Nominated!



Defiance has been nominated for Indie ReCon's 2014 Best Indie Novel Award! 

Voting will take place from 7:00 a.m. February 24th-7:00 p.m. February 27th
Winners will be announced February 28th at IndieReCon
You may only vote for Defiance once, so share it with family and friends!

VOTE HERE!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Free Bookmarks

With my son's school closed due to the weather, instead of writing (or gaming), I got into an artsy mood. Inspired by Intisar Khanani's new cover for her novel Thorn, as well as the paper cut out art done by Yutaan on deviantART, I created these digital "paper" bookmarks. The bookmarks feature Shiovra and her guardian warrior Odhran from my Priestess Trilogy, and Maeja and Ril'Hounithra from the Chronicles of Midgard. I will be getting them printed up soon to include in giveaways, but if you want a copy for yourself, feel free to download them from my deviantART account: Priestess Bookmark   |    Chronicles of Midgard Bookmark


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Thorn Cover Reveal

Author friend, Intisar, recently revealed the new cover for her book Thorn. It is a stunning and beautiful new look and there is also a giveaway! Be sure to enter!



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A New Year

Hello everyone! It's a fresh new year and the welcoming of many upcoming projects! Coming soon will be a collection of short stories based off fairy tales. This is a joint project between authors T.L. Shreffler, M.A. Bronson, Intisar Khanani, and myself. My short story is called Winterspell and is based of one of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales.

Also in the works is a stand along novel called Rogue's Dance, as well as the third Chronicles of Midgard book, Opening of Lost Doors. The final Priestess Trilogy book, Eclipse, will be re-released late this year. All release dates are TBA.

I really hope you look forward to reading them. Till then, please check out The Runaway Pen!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

BETRAYAL RELEASE!


I am a bit late posting this here, but Betrayal, Book Two of the Priestess Trilogy is no available! 
Follow one of the links below to get your copy today!


Amazon:  Kindle  |   Paperback
Barnes & Noble:    |  Nookbook
Smashwords:  Various ebook formats
CreateSpace: Paperback

Haven't read book one, Defiance, yet? You can enter to win one of two signed print copies!
There are several ways to enter and you aren't limited to just one!

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