Ladies and gentlemen, royals and commoners, friends and strangers we’ll assume to be friends pending strong evidence to the contrary, welcome to Launch Day of my author’s newest novella, “The Stone Kingdom (Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales)”!
For those of you without a clue as to who is speaking to you right now, I’m Edgwyn Wyle, co-MC (that’s “main character”, you know) of “The Stone Kingdom”, as well as the one chosen to act as MC (meaning “master of ceremonies”, this time) for this announcement post, because Danielle likes to watch me do… just about anything, really.
But never mind about me – let me show you where to get the brand new book!
*clears throat and launches into the largely scripted spiel*
Get the Epub for your Nook HERE, only $2.99!
Get the Mobi for your Kindle HERE, also $2.99! OR – (are you ready for this? Because it’s very exciting) – as a Special Launch Week Promotional Offer, get the paperback and Kindle file together, and we’ll chop two dollars off the price! …Well, I mean, we won’t. I have nothing to do with it. Danielle, on the other hand, is giving Amazon’s new Kindle Matchbook bundle deal a try, which means a chance for you to Buy One, Get One for a mere 99 cents!
Didn’t I tell you? Isn’t that thrilling? So what are you waiting for?
Buy copies for you, for your fairytale-loving friends, to donate to your local libraries!
Facebook about it! Tweet about it! Blog about! Phone a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while and catch up with each other, maybe plan to go out together for coffee or something… oh, and mention the book!
And let the world know that NOW is the best time to buy, because in addition to that Special Launch Week Promotional Offer I mentioned, each purchase earns up to 7 chances to win exclusive prizes in Danielle’s “Stone Kingdom” Launch Week Giveaway! Just leave a comment below stating how you’ve participated in all the “Stone Kingdom” ballyhoo (else Danielle might not know of your contribution and would therefore be unable to extend proper thanks, which would be sad), and into the raffle your name goes! (A recap of the giveaway rules and prizes here. Links providing evidence of your actions are not mandatory, but appreciated. We’re fond of the honor system).
Let’s see… I’ve not forgotten anything, have I? Apart from a “please” or two to go with all the ordering about you’ve been most gracious to put up with? X) …Ah, here we are – just a couple of ending notes:
Once you’ve finished your read-through of the tale, do please be so kind as to leave reviews all over the place (Goodreads, Amazon and B&N.com, your blog, if you’ve got one…) letting the world know how much you liked it. Come back here tomorrow for the start of another Launch Week treat – a “Stone Kingdom” Scavenger Hunt! – and on Monday, when Danielle will announce the first three giveaway winners!
There. *pockets script* That’s all she wrote.
That, and an enchanting novella. 😉
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“Love and prince,
Both true, wed rose of white in realm of stone;
For blood begins,
But naught can be put right by blood alone.”
One thoughtless act is all it takes to bring the curse threatened on Rosalba’s christening day to pass. Now the princess must combine her desperate determination with the service of benevolent tailor Edgwyn Wyle to find the second half of the key to her kingdom’s restoration.
The Stone Kingdom
Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales
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An enchantress’s curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast;
A princess’s pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell;
Bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp whisked down a giant beanstalk –
All within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that’s seen it all.
You’ve heard the stories –
of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist the tower-bound damsel;
of gorgeous gowns appearing just in time for a midnight ball;
of frog princes, and swan princes,
and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea.
Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love.
Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales. Know them now as Wilderhark’s.
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“A charming and excellent read.”
“Wry wit, clever twists, and, of course, dashing love interests.”
“Not only fun and funny, but relevant and wise.”
“A highly vivid, carefully formulated story … [Shipley] has a style all her own, and it’s lovely.”