Three weeks ‘til the launch of “The Surrogate Sea (Book Six of The Wilderhark Tales)”! Also known as, a perfect day to show off a little Wilderhark swag, a quickie peek at a related snippet from the book, and – oh, yeah – let you know that, this week only, in honor of the upcoming release of Book Six, you can get the Kindle e-book of Book Three for just 99 cents!
That’s right – “The Seventh Spell” Kindle e-book can be yours (or your friends’, or their friends’…!) at a delightfully discounted $0.99. Because while Book Six can absolutely be enjoyed on its own, the series is best experienced from start to end. ^_^ Spread the word!
And now, brought to you by the talented hand of Wilderhark Artist Yana Naumova, here’s the dreamy Crown Prince of Denebdeor, Ionquin Wyle!
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The sky was still the pearly gray of predawn when the prince stepped beneath the canopy of leaves. Almost at once, a sense of calm began to settle over him, the undercurrent of unrest carried within him for what felt like a lifetime now melting into the shadows. After a period of unhurried walking, Ionquin simply stood, head tipped back and eyes closed, content to breathe in the air saturated with quiet and stillness and that near-inexpressible essence of the woods – what he’d come to refer to as “the time of the trees”.
When his eyes opened, they were met by those of an even deeper, greener hue than their own, gazing from a face which seemed somehow both older and younger than it looked. Ionquin recognized the man right away – if a man he could rightly be called – and greeted him politely. “A good morning to you, Wilderhark.”
“And to you, Prince Ionquin,” the forest replied, his voice like the rustle of the leaves inside of him. He stepped closer, towering a full head taller than Ionquin (who was by no means short), those ancient eyes scrutinizing the young man’s face. “What unhappiness brings you here?”
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“The Surrogate Sea” in its entirety launches Tuesday, March 24. In the meantime, who’d like to win a bookmark with the Ionquin portrait shown here? There are three ways to enter the giveaway:
1) Add “The Surrogate Sea” to your Goodreads shelf and comment here with the word, “Added!”
And/or 2) Order your 99-cent Kindle e-copy of “The Seventh Spell” (or, if you already own the e-book, gift one to somebody! Or both! Still just 99 cents!), and comment here with, “Just bought Book 3!”
And/or 3) Comment here with your answer to the question, “Where is your happy place?”
One winner will be selected at random and contacted over the weekend. Best of luck to all entrants!
The Sea’s storm brought them together, and the Sea’s rules will keep them apart, unless the mute but melodious Muirigan can find another to take her place, freeing her to pursue the human man she loves. But when her plan collides with the schemes of the sly South Wind, a princess’s agenda to look for love in all the most fantastic places, and a prince whose head and heart have been long years at war, the result is a tragedy of errors from which the world might never recover.
The Surrogate Sea (Book Six of The Wilderhark Tales)
“As usual, Ms. Shipley has spun a tale that kept me riveted and on the edge of my seat. … If you haven’t read this spectacular series, I suggest you start from the beginning and give yourself the gift of [the] Wilderhark Tales.” – early praise from reader Kim Matura