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Remedy is New Apple’s 2017 Solo Medallist in Fantasy!

I am really pleased to announce that Remedy, book three in The Forgotten Legacies series, has been chosen as the Solo Medallist in Fantasy for the New Apple Book awards 2017!

I found out on the 15th February and I’ve been grinning ever since. To my shame it has Remedy Book Cover with lightingtaken me this long to announce it.

Last year was such an amazing year for my writing, Darrienia was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book awards, The Severaine received a Readers Favorite 2017 award for dystopian fiction, was a finalist in the Independent Author Network book for the year awards for two categories, fantasy and action/adventure, and was an Official Selection in the New Apple Awards, and now Remedy has joined the award winning ranks as the Solo Medallist for fantasy in the New Apple Award for Excellence.

I honestly can’t even begin to express how amazing it feels. When I first started writing I never dreamt I would receive an award, and now, if you include the 2016 Independent Author book of the year award for ‘Outstanding Fantasy’, Darrienia received, I have won a staggering five, not to mention that each book in the series has been awarded 5 Stars by Readers’ Favorite, I’m really blown away, and honoured, by it all.

I really want to take this moment to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me. I am grateful to all of you, my followers, readers, friends, and family. Without you I would never have had the confidence to see this through.

On that note, I am currently revising the final book in the Forgotten Legacies series tetralogy, which is aimed for release in early 2019. It’s a larger undertaking than I initially anticipated since I decided I could do better and scrapped everything after the first few chapters. I really hope that I can continue to live up to the promise I made when I released my first book. Thank you all again, your continued support and encouragement humbles me.

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Remedy, insight and information.

September 1st is quickly approaching and that can only mean one thing, the next book in The Forgotten Legacies series will soon be out.

Instead of bombarding you with several posts containing cover work and promotional images, I thought I would condense it all into one. Although I do have some more amazing pictures on the way, and a fantastic trailer, I’m not ready to release them yet, but I assure you, you will not be disappointed.

Like all the books preceding it, Remedy will read as a stand alone story, and will also be donating  10% of the author royalties to The DMWS. You’ll see their donate button on the side of my page, feel free to stop by and show the real heroes your support.

Cover reveal:

This year I have gone for something a little different, a separate cover for eBook and paperback. I am absolutely thrilled with how they have turned out, so I hope you like them too.

Synopsis:

Before there were legends there was war.
Before fables came twisted truth and distorted tales.
Things deemed too dangerous were sealed, and bound for all eternity.
Or so it was believed.

Whispers from an ancient realm threaten the peace, drawing a lone adventurer into The Depths of Acheron.
He seeks something from within this sealed domain, and those banished want something in return.
Something belonging to them.

There was a prophecy forged of rebirth and death.
But knowing what is to come can change what will be.
And there is one who seeks to do just that.
He intends to use every tool at his disposal, every distraction and manipulation, to ensure the future will be his.

The time has come for the forgotten to be unveiled, and for the sealed to be unbound. Only then will the world know true fear.

The first taster of promotional images:

Have I got your attention?

If you like the look of Remedy, it is now avialable for pre-order

Remedy on Amazon.com

Remedy on Amazon.co.uk

Like my other titles, it will also be free on Kindle Unlimited.

As a KU subscriber myself, I often lean towards reading KU titles, so I hope if you’re a subscriber this will tempt you too.

What’s next?

For my die hard fans out there, be warned, the final book in the series is not expected to be released until September 2019, but as the finale, you can bet everything that has occurred throughout the series comes in one glorious climax. Fear not, it is already written, but needs to undergo extensive revisions. After that, you can look forward to the series prequel, The Grimoire, which will be released as a stand alone, single book.

Last but not least:

I want to take this opportunity to thank you, the reader, and my supporters for being with me on this amazing journey. Writing has always been my dream, and thanks to your support it has been a successful one. I am honoured and humbled that you have chosen to read my work, and you will always have my heart-felt thanks.

Wishing you all an amazing day!

KS the Dreamer x

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On the 2nd day of advent K.J. recommends to me….

Every day on the run up to Christmas I am going to recommend a book that I truly enjoyed reading.

On the 2nd day of Christmas K.J’s advent recommends;

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Displaced by Stephen Drake (Twitter @sldrakemt )

Humanity at its best and worst laid bare for all to see in this brilliant fantasy sci-fi .

Buy it here.

Support my choice of today’s book by using my pre-scripted tweet:

On the 2nd day of advent K.J recommends to me… Displaced by @sldrakemt https://www.amazon.com/Displaced-Drake-Stephen-ebook/dp/B01LZKB1EX/ #KJsAdvent #MustRead #Bookboost

 

Please note: this is something I am doing in recognition of the books I have enjoyed. The authors do not know they have been selected, and have in no way asked to participate. I receive no form of profit from these recommendations.

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On the 1st day of advent K.J. recommends to me….

Every day on the run up to Christmas I am going to recommend a book that I truly enjoyed reading.

On the 1st day of Christmas K.J’s advent recommends;

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Angel’s Blood by Sallyann Phillips (Twitter @_SallyannP)

For a fast past engaging read. Amazing characters and a fascinating werewolf creation myth.

Buy it here.

Support my choice of today’s book by using my pre-scripted tweet:

On the 1st day of advent K.J recommends to me…
Angel’s Blood by @_SallyannP

#KJsAdvent #MustRead #Bookboost

Please note: this is something I am doing in recognition of the books I have enjoyed. The authors do not know they have been selected, and have in no way asked to participate. I receive no form of profit from these recommendations.

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Author interview: Stephen Drake

It is with great pleasure I welcome the author of the Displaced series, Stephen Drake. I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading the pre-release version of Civilization, it was so brilliant I’ve since purchased book one. If you love vivid characters, brilliant dialect and an engrossing plot you’ll love this author.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

steveauthor1High School, Tech School, Military.

I’ve worked all kinds of jobs before.

I’m a retired computer programmer of 20+ years.

What are your hobbies?

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Bow hunting, Karate and Knitting

Which writers inspire you?

Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert (Frank & Brian), John Scalzi, Karen Gray, K.J. Simmill, Kelly Michele Baker, Alex Grove Continue reading “Author interview: Stephen Drake”

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The Severaine, teaser 3

Hi all, it is Wednesday, only 8 days until The Severaine is released! It is my pleasure to present the next teaser:

Severain Attacking Ship One

I have to say I really love the artwork, and want to once more thank my wonderful, yet modest, artist. Your talents never fail to amaze me, and I am beyond grateful for your continued support.

Don’t forget, The Severaine is now available for pre-order for Kindle and other e-reader formats.

Amazon link: The Severaine

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Camels and Cake: Tea for Three

Camels and Cake is a collection of flash fiction from authors across the globe, uniting together to raise money for a global aid charity. 100% of al51eL-qhNCDL__SX327_BO1,204,203,200_l money from this project is donated directly to the charity.

You will recognise some of the author’s names from books I have reviewed in the past, and I must say, it has been a great honour to work with every one of these people.

The authors involved in Camels and Cake are as follows:

Nicole Wilson 
Jason Byrne
Jennifer Stone 
Bernard Stacey 
K.G. Christopher    
Chase Gamwell
K.J. Simmill 
David Parkland
Karen Gray

Again it has been an honour, thank you for including me in this wonderful project.