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BIG DEALS… -and- FREE BOOKS!

For those of you who are Darby Karchut fans, Kelly Hashway fans, or Aurelio Voltaire fans (and if you’re a reader of this blog, you probably are), have I got some news for you!!

04242014 - Big Deals COTJDAurelio Voltaire’s debut novel, Call of the Jersey Devil will be an Amazon Big Deal from today, April 25 until Sunday, May 11.

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey are a wasteland – well, even more so than the rest of the state. Few people can live there, businesses certainly don’t thrive, and other than the trees that cast an impenetrable darkness over the sugar sand, not a lot of things flourish in the unusual landscape.

Except for the Jersey Devil. Hellspawn of folklore and legend.

Which makes it the perfect place for a Goth festival!

Or, at least that’s what brings five disenfranchised mall rats and a washed up Goth musician to a particular, lonely cabin in this wasteland. Where they’re about to find out that it really is true: New Jersey is an entrance to Hell.

With the help of a lone witch, this small group must face off against their deepest fears and the most unholy monsters in a battle where their very souls, the world they live in, and any chance of returning to Hot Topic is at stake!

Buy Call of the Jersey Devil now!

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And Darby Karchut has TWO specials. Right now Gideon’s Spear, the sequel to Finn Finnegan is also an Amazon Big Deal from today, April 25, until Sunday, May 8!

For Finn, it’s time to Irish up.

When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.

Buy Gideon’s Spear now!

 

 

 

On top of the Amazon Big Deal, Darby also is doing a Goodreads Giveaway of an autographed Finn Finnegan! You can enter it here. 🙂

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And finally, there’s a great Goodreads Giveaway for Kelly Hashway’s Monster Within going on until June 30. 🙂 Go enter it now!

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SILENT STARSONG is Available to Pre-Order!!

silentstarsongfrontcoverI know, I know… all my blogs for 2014 have fallen under “self-promotional.”  But…but…but… all these things are rocking my world and my dreams are coming true!!

Sooo… if you’ll indulge me…

SILENT STARSONG…written even before THE KELPIE, who some of you have been fans of long before you met the MacArthurs…is FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!

Here it is on Amazon!! (Already discounted!)

Here it is on Barnes & Noble!

And Friends with Stores – you can pre-order your stock, too, at wholesale prices through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, or directly through the SHP distributor, Midpoint.

Here are the details!

Title: Silent Starsong

Author: T.J. Woolridge

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.com) ISBN: 9781939392930

Release Date: July 15, 2014

Formats: Paperback, e-book

If the stars were singing your future, what would you do to hear it?

Eleven-year-old Kyra Starbard has proud family legacy of interpreting the future from the stars’ songs.  But her deafness, incurable by the best medics, breaks her mother’s heart and pushes her father to try anything—including the expensive purchase of a telepathic alien servant to help Kyra communicate on a planet inhospitable to disability.

Marne’s telepathy is too weak for his Naratsset culture, so he is sold into slavery and expects to die at the hands of cruel owners—until he meets a human child who begs her father to “save” him.  Her kindness introduces Marne to a new world—one where he would risk his life to save a human from her own people’s abuse and the stars’ songs can touch even a deaf girl and a defective telepath.

But there are forces that believe Starbards, whether they can hear the stars are not, should be utterly destroyed. Can the two friends, not good enough for either of their cultures or families, manage to keep each other safe when several different worlds threaten their lives?

A SILENT STARSONG! My cover! Yep, that’s how I’m starting 2014 blog posts…

silentstarsongfrontcoverI can’t tell you how excited I am about this!!  I wrote Kyra’s adventures long before I even thought about Heather and the MacArthur family.  The Husband-of-Awesome has been a fan of Kyra and Marne for years and years; they’re his favorite of my literary “children.”

AND THEY’RE FINALLY REAL!!

The fabulous Veronica V. Jones is the artist for this cover, and she made them EXACTLY how I picture them in my head.

E-X-A-C-T-L-Y!!!!

So, I’m thrilled to pieces to finally share this with you!

 

Here are the deets for this baby:

 

Title: Silent Starsong

Author: T.J. Woolridge

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.com) Please feel free to use any images, text. Links, etc. from our website.

ISBN: 9781939392930

Release Date: July 15, 2014

Formats: Paperback, e-book

If the stars were singing your future, what would you do to hear it?

Eleven-year-old Kyra Starbard has proud family legacy of interpreting the future from the stars’ songs.  But her deafness, incurable by the best medics, breaks her mother’s heart and pushes her father to try anything—including the expensive purchase of a telepathic alien servant to help Kyra communicate on a planet inhospitable to disability.

Marne’s telepathy is too weak for his Naratsset culture, so he is sold into slavery and expects to die at the hands of cruel owners—until he meets a human child who begs her father to “save” him.  Her kindness introduces Marne to a new world—one where he would risk his life to save a human from her own people’s abuse and the stars’ songs can touch even a deaf girl and a defective telepath.

But there are forces that believe Starbards, whether they can hear the stars are not, should be utterly destroyed. Can the two friends, not good enough for either of their cultures or families, manage to keep each other safe when several different worlds threaten their lives?

If you’d like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website (http://www.spencerhillpress.com/reviewers.html). ARC’s will ship in February/March 2014.

Below is the wraparound. There have been a few tweaks to the lettering/wording, but you HAVE to see how gorgeous the whole thing is!  Veronica has outdone herself!!

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RELEASE THE KELPIE!!

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As is life, there is a mixed basket of news on this.

First, the pre-orders for the book have been great!  I’m so thrilled… and thank you to everyone who has already ordered a copy!! Seriously, pre-orders are a HUGE help to authors. It makes us stand out to vendors and suppliers…so if you still plan on getting a copy, please feel free to order it from whoever your favorite vendor is.

Less fortunately, we had to change printers to meet the demands for THE KELPIE, so the official release date had to be pushed back until December 17. Which, considering I’ve long had the release party set for December 7th and other events happening before the 17th, it could have been a disaster.

But because Kate Kaynak and SHP are awesome, I’m getting a very limited early run that I’m able to use for the release party, all local events pre-December 17, and to supply the local vendors who I promised stuff to for the original release.  Also, for those of you who were absolutely depending on the book pre-December 17, let me know and I’ll do my best to set aside one of these limited print run books for you.

Most importantly, though, THANK YOU again, to everyone who has been supporting me through getting my very first novel out there and around!