The book is on sale for 99 cents at an introductory price but it will go up within 24 hours to $3.99.
Where the story shines best is in two areas: the adventure and action scenes and when Stella is on her own. For example, the confrontations with the Shades were very thrilling and compelling.
Our resourceful heroine is a person of color - something I think we need more representation in our fantasy.
In the description of the book is the word community and this promise is really what the book is truly about. While Bianca's situation drives the action of the narrative, the story gets you to care about the large and diverse family of beings.
You can tell from the very first chapter you are in safe hands when it comes to the characters, the plotting, and the overall story.
The Dark Wood by Sydney Mann Darkwood by Sydney Mann Stella lives in Noctum, land of eternal night. In Noctum, the stars shine so bright it feels like you can pluck them from the sky, festivals are held for special moons, and the Northern Lights are worshiped every wintertide. But the darkness hides many sins. [...]
How I'm showing appreciation for my beta readers
One person loved my introductory line - another person hated it. They had some comments on my grammar. I took it like a Big Girl. Some of it I agreed with, some made me angry, and some I didn't do.
The last week or so I've been working on making a book trailer series for my short story collection The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other fairytales. Here I'll share some of the process.
If you have some budding gamers in your household who love fantasy, this is a fresh and exciting story concept - readers get to participate and shape the story as it is being written in installments.