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I will be attending the Salt Lake Comic Convention FanXperience this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 17th-19th in Salt Lake City. I’m not on panels, but I will be sharing a little bit of booth space with the awesome Dave Butler, where you can pick up paperback copies of my stories Maladaptive Bind and Blood Oath: An Orc Love Story along with Orc Love greeting cards like the ones I sold at LTUE. There will also be books by a number of cool authors at that table, so come check it out. If you’re planning on going to FanX, come find me and my awesome friends at booth R5!

Other summer plans include attendeing Westercon67, where I will definitely have booth space, selling books. I’m still looking into participating on panels at Westercon, but so far I’ve not heard back from the people I’ve tried to contact about programming so I’m not sure at this point how likely it is that I’ll be on panels there. We’ll see.

I’m also thinking about attending the Salt City Steamfest. That would be a new event for me, and I’m curious to check it out. Seeing how my general life schedule goes. I also have a steampunk short story/novella involving paleontology and time travel that’s slow-cooking on one of my back burners right now while I work through the beginning my next novel, and if I manage to finish the steampunk in time I’d love to bring it to this event.

Blood Oath: An Orc Love story ebook and paperback editions are now officially available on Amazon!

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Get it from CreateSpace here (paperback)
Or from Amazon here (ebook and paperback)
(The paperback and ebook editions should be linked on Amazon within about a week).

If you like what you read (or you don’t…that’s cool too ;-), go back to Amazon and/or Goodreads and leave a review! Reviews are a really helpful way to spread the word about my books, and helpful to other potential readers deciding whether to read or not to read.

Also, I highly recommend getting the paperback. Why? The full cover wrap is gorgeous, and there’s nothing quite like the crisp feel of paper in your hands. Plus, if you purchase a copy and bring it to FanX in two weeks, I can sign it!

Another reason to get the paperback: I’ve set up Blood Oath in a Kindle MatchBook deal, so if you buy the paperback on Amazon, you can get the ebook for free. I know, I know, unless you have AmazonPrime, one paperback will probably cost as much as three ebooks combined after shipping…BUT, if you’re a fan of hard copies, I want to make it super easy for you to get a digital copy in addition at no extra cost. Another idea: get the paperback as a gift and keep the free digital copy for yourself.

MatchBook, baby: buy Blood Oath in paperback, get the ebook free! (**It’ll probably take Amazon about a week to link the ebook and paperback editions. Matchbook works retroactively, however, so you can get the paperback now and your free ebook later.)

Want more information?

Here’s the story synopsis:

On a perilous journey to hide a sacred and powerful stone, the young orc Ripliancum comes across his betrothed, Zehra, wounded on the battlefield. After being mauled by a scavenger dragon, Zehra has only hours left to live—unless Ripliancum can get her to the sage enclave in time to counter the dragon’s venom.

Ripliancum hasn’t seen Zehra in three years. While he loves Zehra with all his heart, he knows that the war ravaging their world has changed them both. As Ripliancum races against time to save his beloved, he must wrestle with the demons of his own past and decide whether to be true to his heart or true to his oath to protect the amulet.

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Genre: Fantasy
Available as of April 3rd, 2014 in ebook and paperback exclusively on Amazon and CreateSpace.

An acquaintance of mine, James Waymore, is releasing two new books later this year: Salvation and Exacting Essence. I’m lucky enough to share the beautiful covers for these two books here on my blog today. Have a look at these stories, and be sure to stop by James’ author site as well as his social media pages (links are at the bottom of this post).

Salvation

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Release Date: May 16, 2014

A man wakes on a frozen battlefield when a scavenging couple finds him among the dead. As they nurse him back to health, he is struck with the horrible realization he can’t remember who he is or anything about his past. Taken in by the kind pair, he begins helping with their farm. Sheeven takes him to meet her family, especially her single sister. The ideal life offered in the high mountains of Winigh is shattered when he sees a transport bringing enemy monsters to the shores below. Cut off by high snow on the pass, their fate will soon be the same as the town his company failed to protect in the last battle, if this estranged soldier cannot help them fight off the next wave of invaders. Even worse, the people of the town don’t trust this Selene soldier. He has a strange resistance to their folk magic which some say make him as dangerous as the enemies preparing to destroy them.

Exacting Essence

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Release Date: June 12. 2014

Remember waking up late in the night after a nightmare?  Your mother holding you tight and whispering everything would be all right?  She lied.

Evil clowns haunted Megan’s dreams for years.  Even though nobody ever said she was crazy, she knew they were all thinking it.  With her life falling apart, she turns suicidal until a new therapist suggests the impossible: dreams are real.  Nightmares are living, breathing predators, feeding off dreamer’s fears by exacting essence.

Most, of course, forget theirs as soon as they wake up.  Megan is not so lucky.  She is also not so powerless.

But is even a power nurtured in her dreams enough to fight off the horrors lurking just beyond the veil of sleep?

Author Bio:

On a lifelong search for fantastic worlds hiding just out of sight, James Wymore writes to explore.  With three books and six short stories in print after just one year, he continues to push the boundaries of imagination.  Journey with him at http://jameswymore.wordpress.com
Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/JamesWymore
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/JasWymore
Amazon Author Page:http://www.amazon.com/James-Wymore/e/B00BI1FZI2/

Adrienne Monson is an author friend of mine from Utah who is writing a series of vampire novels, published through Jolly Fish Press. The second book, Defiance, is coming out early next year. Check out her series; check out the second book; and, should you feel so inclined, read the first book, Dissension, while you’re waiting for the second book to come out.

Defiance

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Release Date: February 24, 2015

Leisha and Samantha barely survived the vampires and immortals six months ago. Now, an explosive battle between the two races seems imminent.

It’s more important than ever before that the prophecy child is found, but there’s a problem—Leisha has lost her powers. She seems like nothing more than a human. Her newfound humanity is further complicated when Tafari, her old lover, appears with a desire for reconciliation.

Can Leisha lock up the past to save those she loves? Or will fate tear everything from her once again?

To learn more about Adrienne and her fiction, find her on social media:
http://www.adriennemonson.com/
https://twitter.com/adriennemonson
https://www.amazon.com/author/adriennemonson

I haven’t done a lot of cross-promotion with other authors on the blog up to this point. I’ve written a couple of book reviews, but I’ve kept the content pretty self-contained. After revealing the cover for Blood Oath: An Orc Love Story a few days ago, I discovered that a couple author friends of mine have revealed or are getting ready to reveal covers for their own books. I thought it might be fun to promote these authors as I draw closer to releasing my novelette (which will probably come out sometime between Wednesday and Friday this week). I enjoy these authors, and I’m excited to share their books.

Check back tomorrow in the next few days for a peek at Adrienne Monson’s title, and Friday, April 4th, for James Wymore’s double cover reveal. It’s going to be a party! :-)

Events

Events

-ComicCon FanX: April 17th-19th
I'll be sharing a booth, selling books.

-Westercon 67: July 4th-6th
I'll be sharing a booth, selling books. Looking into panels

About Sarah

About Sarah

Sarah E. Seeley is a speculative fiction writer who worked with dead sauropods and ancient odonates while acquiring her BS degree in geology from Brigham Young University. She hopes to study more dead things in the future and contribute to scientific discussions about what makes life on Earth so amazing. In the meantime, she explores the bright side of being human by writing dark fiction.

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