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SURPRISE! Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter sale!

Found out today that the first two books of the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy are on SALE. Valor of the Healer has been punted down to 99 cents, and Vengeance of the Hunter is currently selling at $1.24 (or at least on iBooks, $1.99).

These prices are showing up on all major ebook vendors, AND on CarinaPress.com itself.

EDITING TO ADD: Valor and Vengeance are both still on sale, but as of 4/8 the sale price for each is $1.49 on major ebook vendors. On Carina Press’s own site, however, the 99 cents price still applies for Valor, and the $1.24 price still applies for Vengeance.

EDITING TO ADD 6/1/2016: The prices have been adjusted again! Valor of the Healer is currently selling for $1.49, and Vengeance is selling for $2.49. So not as big of a sale, but still a sale compared to the usual $2.99 price point!

So right now you can read the entire trilogy for just over about five bucks on your favorite ereader! Snap it up fast if you haven’t already, because I will not be informed how long these prices will last. And do spread the word, won’t you?

Here’s a roundup of all the major places you can buy these books!

Valor: Carina Press | Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

Vengeance: Carina Press | Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

And as always, do remember that the Rebels of Adalonia novels are not standalones, so you need to read all three to get the entire story. The reading order is Valor of the Healer, Vengeance of the Hunter, Victory of the Hawk.

ETA: Where should you buy the book? I get slightly more money if you buy directly from Carina, but really, you should buy from wherever you find it easiest. If that means one of the other ebook vendors, go for it!

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood, Valor of the Healer, Vengeance of the Hunter, Victory of the Hawk

Wednesday news!

Today’s top story: screw Black Friday, we’re releasing the first single from the forthcoming Bone Walker soundtrack NOW! Because we CAN!

Dara’s got her post up about it right over here, in which you can stream the premaster mix of “Something’s Coming” right off of Bandcamp. If you’re inclined, you can buy that single. AND you can preorder the album!

If you backed the Kickstarter, you of course don’t need to actually buy it because we will be sending it to you. But DO spread the word! And check out the previews of the other tracks that’ll be coming!

We’ll be doing the official release for this thing at the next Conflikt in January, along with the release for the actual Bone Walker novel! SO EXCITING. Stand by for more on this as it happens!

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As I think I’ve mentioned before, Dara and I are fans of the Doctor Who Podcast, one of the many Doctor-themed podcasts available for your listening pleasure. In addition to reviewing new episodes when they come out, they have extensive knowledge of the Classic-era series as well as the Big Finish audio range, and all of their presenters are just generally fun to listen to.

One of the things we find particularly charming about them is the jingle they wrote for whenever they review a Big Finish release! It goes like this:

Big Finish with Ian! And Michelle from across the Atlantic Ocean!
Ian from UK, and Michelle from the United States!
Reviewing Big Finish, sorting out the wheat from the chaff and nonsense
Saving you money on the ones that are not so good!

It’s insidiously catchy, enough that every time we hear it show up in an episode of the podcast, we start singing along. Hell, THEY’VE even songvirused themselves with it.

So the other night I said to Dara, “I wonder if this thing would work as a round!” And the fun thing about having a spouse with her own music studio? She can FIND OUT.

Behold! Dara’s round edition of the Doctor Who Podcast Big Finish Review Theme!

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And while we’re on the topic of things you should signalboost, don’t forget, Faerie Blood is ON SALE for $2.99 until this coming Monday! All the details are right over here!

I will also honor the sale price for anyone who wants to buy the ebook directly from me in the format of their choice!

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Last but DEFINITELY not least, Victory of the Hawk is now available for preorder as well AND has shown up on Goodreads. So if you’d like to get in some preorder love on Book 3 of the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy, NOW IS THE TIME! Links are on the Victory of the Hawk page!

And if you haven’t read Valor or Vengeance yet, now would also be a VERY good time to get caught up on those. If you haven’t read anything of my writing at all yet, or if you’ve just read Faerie Blood and aren’t sure whether you’d like my high fantasy, you can even see some shiny samples that’ll let you read up to 10 percent of each book, provided courtesy of Overdrive! The samples are available on the Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter pages!

Faerie Blood, Valor of the Healer, Vengeance of the Hunter

How to gift my books

And speaking of gifting, let’s talk a bit about how to give any of my books as gifts! Because as you might guess, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. ๐Ÿ˜€

Faerie Blood’s print edition

I will be happy to mail a copy of Faerie Blood‘s print edition anywhere in North America, either to you or to an address of your choosing, and I will totally sign it as well.

Overseas folks, please be advised that the cost of mailing an individual copy of the book is more than I actually ask for the book, so I’d recommend against that unless you REALLY want to pay the shipping charges. *^_^*;;

Regardless, contact me by email or the various social networks I’m on if you’d like to make arrangements.

All of my ebook editions

Faerie Blood, Valor of the Healer, and Vengeance of the Hunter are all available via the major ebook vendors. So if you want to give any of them as gifts to people, you should go to the ebook vendor of your choice and use its available functionality for giving gifts. (Note: Carina Press’s own site does not have gifting functionality, so if you’d like to give Valor or Vengeance as a gift, you should do so via one of the major ebook vendor sites.)

Instructions for how to gift a book on the Kindle are here.

Instructions on how to gift a book on the Nook are here.

Kobo apparently USED to have the ability to gift ebooks, but doesn’t currently now, given what I’m seeing poking around the site. So if your target gift recipient is a Kobo user, you’re probably going to be best off giving a gift card.

If you want to give one of my books as a gift on the iBooks store, search for that book in iTunes or iBooks, and click on the dropdown arrow next to the price. You should see a menu that includes an option to “Gift this book”.

If you want to give the book as a gift on Google Play, to the best of my knowledge, it can’t be done–you have to give gift credit to the Google Play store via a gift card.

Smashwords has a “Give as a Gift” button on Faerie Blood‘s page here.

ALSO: I can’t hand-sell you my Carina titles, but I can and will hand-sell Faerie Blood as a gift to anyone in electronic form as well as print! I have EPUB, MOBI, and PDF all available, and can even make arrangements to bundle them up onto a gift CD for a recipient if so desired. As with the print edition, talk to me if you’d like to make arrangements.

Valor of the Healer’s audio edition

Don’t forget, either–Valor of the Healer is available in audio as well as ebook, so that’s a potential gift option too!

You should be able to use Amazon’s, Audible’s, or iTunes’s ability to gift audiobooks on any of those platforms.

Questions?

Talk to me! And if you choose to buy any of my stuff as gifts for your loved ones, thank you in advance for your support!

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New samples for Valor and Vengeance!

Harlequin alerted us authors at Carina to a Nifty Thing: namely, that you can sample our books before committing to buying them, courtesy of functionality up on Overdrive.com!

I have therefore elected to add the Overdrive samples for both Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter to their respective pages! Go to the Valor page or the Vengeance page and look for the “Read an excerpt” links. You should see the Overdrive sample come up in a popup window (note: this only works if you have Javascript active).

If you’d like to go directly over to the Overdrive pages for each book and see the samples there, you can do that here and here.

All hail the folks at Harlequin for making this available to its authors!

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Vengeance of the Hunter is now available!

Y’all will have seen me enthusing about this on the social networks, but for the record, here’s the announcement post here too. Vengeance of the Hunter has SHIPPED! And here’s a roundup of related promo for your entertainment!

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First up, my peeps at Here Be Magic are doing a Healer-themed week, and my post is today, all about the influences that led into Faanshi being a healer. Namely, Elfquest, Star Trek, and the novels of Gael Baudino. C’mon over to check out my post, and stick around for the other healer-themed posts this week! The starting post for the week was here.

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Secondly, I’m hosted by the extremely awesome Mary Robinette Kowal, yes, THAT Mary Robinette Kowal, in her My Favorite Bit feature today! The post is here, in which I talk about one of my favorite parts of Vengeance. If you haven’t read Valor of the Healer yet, fear not, the bit I chose is reasonably spoiler-free.

Go check the post out, and while you’re there, check out Kowal’s own release this week–Valour and Vanity, book 4 of her Glamourist series! Which, I am pleased to say, showed up in my Kobo account today. Since I pre-ordered it and all. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Last but not least, and this is exciting: I have been reviewed on the RT Book Reviews site! The post is here, and right now the full review is only available to subscribers to the magazine. However, I have been forwarded the full review. They gave me three stars and a perfectly lovely review, including this money quote:

Highland has crafted characters who are fully developed and three-dimensional, and her worldbuilding is thoughtfully complex.

Yeah, I’ll TOTALLY take that. And I think I may need to make a point of buying that issue of the zine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I have gone around the site and updated all the bits that talked about Vengeance, to make sure that everything’s labelled now to show that the book is indeed available. All the places I know about where you can buy it are now on its official page!

I haven’t heard yet if there will be an audio version of this book like there was with Valor, but rest assured, if I hear that’s happening, you’ll hear too. For now, many thanks to all who have pre-ordered the ebook, or who are buying it now that it’s available!

Stand by, too, because I’ll be having a post go up on Carina Press’ own site tomorrow!

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Vengeance of the Hunter Release Day events!

Hey Internet! If you’re on some of the various social networks I am, you may be interested in knowing that I’ve set up a few release day events for the coming of Vengeance of the Hunter! Please feel free to mark any of these on your calendars, and share ’em with anybody who you feel might enjoy my books.

Facebook event

Google+ event

Goodreads event

The Facebook and Google+ events also include direct links as to where to pre-order the book. But I also have those right on the official page for the book! Vengeance IS available for pre-order as we speak, so if you’re so inclined, go and buy! It’s like Present You giving a gift to Future You!

Also, just in case Present You hasn’t read Valor of the Healer yet, I strongly and I mean STRONGLY encourage you to read that one first. All pertinent links to where to buy it are on its official page, including the audio edition!

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Just for the record, Vengeance of the Hunter is not a romance novel

This is kind of exciting–I’m actually seeing Vengeance of the Hunter showing up in fiction roundups on a couple of fairly high-profile sites. Namely, tor.com and Heroes and Heartbreakers! Wow. ๐Ÿ™‚

However, both of these roundup posts are mistaking me for writing romance. I’m not, despite the fact that I’ve got me a shirtless Julian on my cover for Vengeance of the Hunter. I do have a love story building in this trilogy, but it’s not actually the A plot. I’m better quantified as “fantasy with romantic elements” than outright romance or even romantic fantasy. Think Doranna Durgin before she started writing paranormal romance, or Tanya Huff’s fantasy novels, or early Esther Friesner. That’s the kind of flavor I aim for in my writing.

This, folks, is a side effect of my publisher for this trilogy targeting a lot of its marketing towards a romance-heavy audience. And I’m okay with that–the covers Carina has given me so far are a good compromise between their aiming towards the majority of Carina readers, and what I’m actually writing.

I just want to make sure that if you want to check out my stuff, you’re not confused by what’s on the cover!

Last but most assuredly not least, SF Signal has me in an April roundup post right over here. Scroll down to the V’s and you’ll see THIS.

REALLY Good Company

REALLY Good Company

I… WOW. I’m next to Tanya Huff and Mary Robinette Kowal. *^_^*;; Gosh. Makes me feel like a Real Writer!