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Stories of the Raksura GoodReads Giveaway

There is a GoodReads giveaway for Stories of the Raksura: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud running from today until about two weeks from now.

The book will be available in ebook, trade paperback, and audiobook on September 2. (ETA: Just found out the pub date has been changed to September 16.)

The two novellas are:
"The Falling World" (39,000 words) Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult.

"The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" (25,000 words) This novella explores the history of the Indigo Cloud Court, long before Moon was born. In the distant past, Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight. But in doing so, the reigning Queen Cerise and Indigo are now poised for a conflict that could spark war throughout all the courts of the Reaches.

It's also got two previously published short stories in it ("Adaptation" and "The Forest Boy") but the juicy new parts are the two novellas.

The second volume (Stories of the Raksura: The Dead City & The Dark Earth Below) will be out on April 15.

If you want more Raksura after that, it would really really help to preorder or order the first book or to ask your local library to get it. (And many libraries can also get it in ebook if they have that set up.) If you can't do that, even telling your friends about it and talking about it helps too.

And I know I'm mostly preaching to the choir here, but it does really help to review books or even to just add them to your lists on GoodReads and LibraryThing etc. Word of mouth is the only advertising this book is going to get, and every little bit helps.

Here's the page on my site for the book.


The second volume in April 2015 will have:
"The Dead City"
This is a tale of Moon before he came to the Indigo Court. As Moon is fleeing the ruins of Saraseil, a groundling city destroyed by the Fell, he flies right into another potential disaster when a friendly caravanserai finds itself under attack by a strange force.

"The Dark Earth Below"
As Moon tries to prepare for impending fatherhood, members of the Kek village in the colony tree's roots go missing, and searching for them only leads to more mysteries as the court is stalked by an unknown enemy.

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New Raksura book coming out!

User esteefee referenced to your post from New Raksura book coming out! saying: [...] The ebook will be available as early as Sept. 2nd, with more coming in April. More details here [...]

This is so exciting! Thank you for the update.

Do you happen to have any word if DRM-free copies may be available? I try to support that option whenever possible.

You're welcome!

I'm not sure if there will be DRM-free copies yet. The original publisher was bought by another publisher last year, and the company now doing the ebooks has a different distributor. I'll have to wait a bit to check because my agent is on her yearly vacation this week.

It's very kind of you to look into it, and it's very much appreciated!

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