Friday, January 17, 2014

Check out my new book!

Maybe it's detrimental to success in any line of work that I do, because of the lack of focus, but I am a jack of all trades. I bore easily, so when I get bored, I do something else.  My inspiration for art has been low for a year or two now, so I decided to finish an old project that was part of  my "previous" life as a writer.  Once a writer, you can never quit being a writer.  It just goes in cycles.  Anyway, here is my latest epic, and it is an epic!  Trials of Hallion, Two of Swords, book One is the first in a trilogy.  The idea for this story came to me in 1995, and it has gradually evolved into a long story.  It took me years to finish since I was a world class procrastinator!  But, I had a lot of fun with it, and also the very tedious work of getting the manuscript into shape for publication.  I probably had to read and revise the manuscript fifteen times!   When it comes to writing, you have to be a perfectionist to get the respect of your readers.  I decided to make it into an ebook since that is the future of publishing.  About the cover:  I found a big tree in my back yard, a live oak, and borrowed a sword from a friend who has everything.  My friend/artist Photoshop wizard, Karen Heidler, helped me with the design, and this is the end product:


Through a dimensional rift, stuck inside a tarot card spread, and trying to solve the mystery why her aunt stole something that could spell the end of an entire continent, modern New Yorker Kate McKnight has to face the fact that she has landed in a different world. Totally unprepared, she is plunged into a war where evil is moving toward resounding victory. As she is forced to develop skills she never knew she had, she struggles to reconcile what is real in her life and what is a dream, all her beliefs put to the test.

Jamie Kirkland attempts to right the wrongs of his father who perpetrated the rift, only to be told he is facing a useless death. Even if his efforts will not make a difference to saving Hallion, he has to support Kate in her struggle to discover the clues of their mission, a race against time that will take them to the heart of evil. They have to recover the six items that will give them the power to restore Hallion, but they have to face all of their own inner weaknesses to succeed, and a dark force that permeates everything.

Kindle edition:  click here
Smashwords edition.  Smashwords distributes to most other ebook outlets:  click here


jinxxxygirl said...

Congratulations on your book Maria! Fantastic! I'm afraid i'm still old school....... i still only read books i can hold in my hand and physically turn the pages. The day i HAVE to go digital is probably the day i will stop reading. :)

Wish you the best of luck. Hugs! deb

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Looks like a cool read, Maria ~ way to go!

I've got it bookmarked on Amazon to return to once some of my current books are released from my reading queue!

Orsini's Angels said...

Congratulations Maria! I am enjoying reading your new book.