Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My once in a blue moon Promotion Pitch!

I have a new book coming out tomorrow!
Llewellyn's Song
It's an erotic fantasy set in the magical world of Hivernia.

Llewellyn goes to the far north, seeking Frostbone, the ice-demon king in order to save his people. But on the way he finds a wounded Dark T'uath, one of the women warriors of the hidden valley. Proud, untamed, these women have no use for men...but Tamara finds herself falling in love with the tall, one-eyed elf who resued her.
Tamara and Llewellyn have to learn acceptance of each others' beliefs in order to join forces and warn Hivernia of impending war. Acceptance soon turns to love, and love to searing passion. But separation looms for the lovers as both accept the responsibilities thrust upon them by their leaders.


Llewellyn's Song
from Ellora's Cave
www.ellorascave.com

Excerpt:

Agony unlike anything he’d ever felt tore through his body. Everything shook—his hands, his legs, and even his teeth chattered uncontrollably. Darkness crushed him like a physical thing and he tried to push it away, but it pressed down, harder and harder. Confusion followed the shock and pain, and then little bits of memory trickled back. Visions flashed across his mind, bringing with them more terror and pain.
Dragons with dull, iron-gray scales and rusty armor stalking next to hordes of enemy soldiers. The Mouse King, a shape-shifter with a talent for controlling dragons, riding the mightiest dragon, his scepter held aloft. Prince Branagh, in a last, desperate try to stop him, knocking him off the dragon and fighting him in vicious hand-to-hand combat. And he and his brother facing the enraged dragon on their own.
They’d succeeded, killing it when all hope seemed to have fled. But the beast had lashed out one last time, catching his brother across the chest and belly with its razor-sharp claws. Elloran had died in his arms, his pain first washing over Llewellyn then slowly ebbing into cold and darkness.
“No!” An agonized scream echoed in his ears and Llewellyn shot up in his bed, arms outstretched as if to ward off blows. His breathing whistled in his throat as he fought to control his racing heart. Icy sweat trickled down his back and chest. No dragons faced him, no screams assailed his ears, only the silence of the night and his heart pounding in his ears. Slowly he pulled the covers up over his shoulder with hands that still shook from the nightmare.
He wanted to die, for surely death would take away the anguish. He wanted to die, because each day he lived, each minute, every hour, his brother’s last minutes came to him as a torture. He rubbed his forehead and a sigh shuddered from him. Elloran had been his twin, and everything he’d felt, Llewellyn had felt, from joy to love…to excruciating death. Sometimes he feared to open his one good eye after the nightmare, sure to find his sheets drenched with blood. His other eye was nothing but a memory, and an ache sometimes when the weather turned. One battle had cost him an eye and his twin. Some days are better not lived.

15 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Oh, sounds interesting.

I better start a second TBR pile, the other has reached the ceiling. :)

Sam said...

LOL - thanks Gabriele!
Mine too has reached epic proportions. Luckily half of it consists of e-books - and they don't take much place.

Bonita said...

Congratulations! It sounds like a fantastic book.

Daisy Mae said...

Oh I like it, I like it alot! It drew me in and hooked me by the 2nd paragraph just the way a good book should. You're good!

Do you know what book stores will be carrying it?

Daisy Mae said...

By the way, I love your site design. Isn't it new? I swear it didn't look like this when I was on here a few days ago.

Sam said...

Thanks Bonita and Daisy Mae!
I did change my blog look, I hope it's easy to read. I tried to find one that was not too fancy, but not as plain as my old one.
Daisy Mae, the book will be out at Ellora's Cave (www.ellorascave.com)
it's an e-book, so it won't take up too much space on the shelf, lol!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Big congrats on the release of Llewellyn's Song, Sam! This story sounds absolutely sensational. So imaginative and intriguing. Just from the small amount you’ve included here, the characters and storyline come across as very appealing. It’s definitely being added to my growing Sam-TBR list. :-D

Also, I love the new look of your blog. It’s got a wonderful clean, fresh feel to it.

Sam said...

Thank you Daisy!
:-)
I can't believe I'm still so excited about new releases.
I should be blasé.
Ha.
I checked the EC website sixteen times this morning, lol!

December Quinn said...

Sounds great, Sam! And I love the new look!

Bernita said...

Any title with "song" in it immediately attracts me.

Kay Richardson said...

Yes. Well done. When my pimping money comes through, I shall buy it and return here to let you know my thoughts.

Doug Hoffman said...

Frostbone made me snicker, but only because I used to read transcripts from Middle Ages witchcraft trials. It was common for people to report that Satan's "member" was cold as ice.

See why you keep me around?

Sam said...

Oh Doug - what would I do without you?
LOL!!
Thank you Bernita and December! I hope it does well -
and Kay - pinmp money? I bet it's more than what I make...LOL.

Doug Hoffman said...

Oh, I suspect your Frostbone would get all warm and mushy :)

Wynn Bexton said...

Intriguing. And excellent writing too! Congratulations on another winner.