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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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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:

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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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The Severaine, available for pre-order

Hi all, it is with great pleasure I announce that the second book in The Forgotten Legacies Series, The Severaine, is now available for pre-order

10% of the royalties from this title with be going to:

The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) who provide practical and emotional support to military personnel, their families and other entitled civilians when they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres and support patients from all three services, wherever they serve.

Cover:

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Synopsis:

Civilisations rise and fall leaving only dust and legend in their wake. Kingdoms were lost, and races forgotten. Across the countless span of time one threat rises, heralding the end of man’s rule, and laying to waste those who defiled its mistress. It is known as the Severaine, a power that in vengeance could bring even the Gods themselves to their knees. Each era overcame this peril so a new world could rise from the ashes of old. Lost within such wisdom could be the answers our heroes seek, a means to stop the threat before a new cycle is born.

But legends can lie and history can be mistaken.

There is another tale, a fable on the lips of few, it speaks of the means to force this power into submission, and there are those who would seek to bend this devastating might to their will.

Creatures rise, guardians wake, and sometimes even the meddling hands of man can turn divine plans awry. The prophesies of old were reforged by death and whisper now a chilling truth. If this path continues unobstructed there is only one conclusion. The end of man and god alike.

But there are some secrets that should never be uncovered and paths which mortals must fear to tread.

When revenge knows no boundaries there are some bonds even death cannot destroy.

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Whilst only the e-book is available for pre-order I would like to remind my readers that if you buy the paperback of any of my books: Herbal Lore, Darrienia, and The Severaine, through Amazon as it is enrolled in the Kindle Matchbook program you will can get the kindle edition for free.

Book links:

UK The Severaine

US The Severaine

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The Severaine, teaser two

Good morning all,

Given the favourable response to the first teaser I posted on social media I’ve decided to post my teasers here now as well until The Severaine is released in September

Without further ado, here is teaser two 🙂

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Progress update: The final polishing of The Severaine is underway and I am receiving positive feedback from my beta readers, thank you to those of you out there honouring me with this favour 🙂

I am still working on the synopsis, I find it the most difficult part to write. It is almost right now, it just needs a little tweaking.

I hope you all have an amazing week, I’ll be back soon with my latest book review. Take care.

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Darrienia – Cover Reveal

It is with great pleasure that I finally reveal the all new cover for my upcoming book Darrienia, book one in The Forgotten Legacies Series

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This cover was selected from a number that were specifically designed based on topics/ items found or covered within the book. I finally opted on this one as I found it the most unique, and to be honest, from the moment I saw it, I fell I love with it.

Thanks for stopping by to see the cover, I hope to see you again soon. Don’t forget to stop by on August 1st, when I will be revealing the cover and details for my second book, a non-fiction work, titled Herbal Lore.

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My book, my charity.

Good morning all,

I have received most of my promo items now for my book Darrienia 🙂 the plan is to open an online donation for the University Hospital of North Staffs’s (aka city general) neonatal ward.  I still need to look into how t go about this.  Then when my book Darrienia comes out, possibly the end of March this year I am doing 2 events.

The first will be an online event, hosted through social media, where the book and promo items such as pens, a bag, a notebook, and maybe some other things money permitting will be up for grabs.   After a timescale yet to be determined, the winner will be selected from the names of donors on the fundraising site, announced, and I will announce the winner on social media and request they contact me so I can post out the goodies to them and anything raised will go to the neonatal ward.

The second will be held in Hanley, I have yet to approach the book shop so I can’t say for certain they will go for it, but it operates on the same principal, donation for a raffle ticket, raffle drawn for the winner and all proceeds to go to the neonatal unit.

In addition 10% of any author royalties received will be donated to the charity.  I may sell very few, but even a few pence or pounds is better than nothing.

I have  total of 4 books, (although only one is ready at the moment) so as each one is released over the next few years I will be doing the same thing, with a different charity for each one.

Well I will leave you now with a picture of my book’s front cover 🙂

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