‘Shattered Sword’ Release Date and Cover Reveal!

I am beyond excited to announce the upcoming release of Shattered Sword, book 2 in the Darkened Destiny Saga! Get ready for the fast-paced, epic sequel to Broken Arrow! 

Release Date: May 26, 2019

The past month has been spent with editing and cover design. I still have a ways to go with the editing, but I’m pretty excited to show the result of what me and my design team have been working on.

*drumroll*

Ta da!

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Isn’t it perty???

 

Shattered Sword Synopsis: 

Murder and treachery abound in the glorious city of Twylaun!

Can a secret half-breed prince seize control and change the course of fate?

Two years have passed since the death of King Leonel. Whispers of dissension are stirring as the dark lord Zeldek gathers his forces in the north to wage war on Theara. Only the young king Hamish of Valamette stands in his way of controlling all four kingdoms.

When Bellator is captured and tragedy strikes Valamette, Ealdred must come out of exile to their aid. But he’s hardly prepared for the dangers lurking in the world he enters. And when a prediction by a witch sets his only ally against him, Ealdred finds himself completely alone in a game of power as the King of Zandelba’s puppet.

Yet even within the walls of Twylaun, deceit roams freely, and Ealdred is forced to play a role he’s hard put to win. Can he fool the King of Zandelba for long enough to ascend the throne and stop a war between the kingdoms? Or is there a deeper threat laying in wait that neither side expects?

AND THE EBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

US Link: https://amzn.to/2YdalvU

CA Link:  https://amzn.to/2URMxvq

 

In the next month I’ll be finishing the final edits, proofreads, etc. to get Shattered Sword to your shelves! Then, in May, the fun begins… *drumroll* Launch month!

 

Comment below and let me know what you think!

Review: The Heirs of Lydin (The Ap’Lydin Chronicles #1)

Title: The Heirs of Lydin (The Ap’Lydin Chronicles #1)

Author: Aidan Hennessy

Genre: Fantasy

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Synopsis:

Ever since the brutal murder of his parents at the hands of a cult, Bellaydin Ap’Lydin has spent his entire life as the only human in a land of elves. Here, he and his half-sister Polnygar are barely tolerated, especially by the arrogant Spellweaver Lord Ivellios with his dreams of a purified elven kingdom. But after Polnygar stows away on a visiting envoy’s ship, and Bellaydin is accused of murder, their whole world changes. Continue reading “Review: The Heirs of Lydin (The Ap’Lydin Chronicles #1)”

Writing, Reading, and Reviewing Resolutions in 2019

As 2019 drew closer, I got to thinking about New Years Resolutions. I’ve never really put much stock in them because I hate putting things off to a date in the future. If I’m committed to doing something, I’d rather make changes now or I know I never will end up making those changes. But this year is a little different. I have a lot of changes I’ve been putting off anyways, so I thought I might as well consider trying one out this year. Continue reading “Writing, Reading, and Reviewing Resolutions in 2019”

What is my “Why”?

Last weekend I attended a conference for budding entrepreneurs, and the subject most talked about was on finding your “why”. Some of you may have heard this term before. I know I had in my endless hours of research on the subject.  But I hadn’t really thought much about it being important.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, it is the idea that one doesn’t reach for success by learning /what/ to do, but /why/ they are doing what they’re doing to begin with.

It is the art of discovering one’s purpose, and in essence what will motivate you as you pursue your career.

This being a pretty common theme among the speakers, I started to think about why I was doing what I was doing. What was it that drove me to write Broken Arrow and stay at it until completion?

What was my purpose?

I had a lot of ideas at the time I started writing.  I wanted to make something of myself. I wanted my story to be among the greats.  I wanted fanart. I wanted to help my parents build their dream home. I wanted to have money to buy what I want. I wanted to be important. I wanted to stay out of the day-to-day system of menial later most people have to go through. I wanted to be a full time writer by the time I was twenty.

While these are all still pretty legit goals of mine, they are just that: goals. They aren’t /why/ I chose to write. They aren’t my purpose.

To discover my purpose, I must dig deeper.

Through all of this, my biggest fear is that my book won’t mean anything. I am afraid that it won’t make any sort of difference in the whole scheme of things or even in a few people’s lives. I have poured everything I have into Broken Arrow; my happy and sad moments, all of my childish hopes and dreams, and everything I wanted to do or be. It was the way I expressed myself in my teen years.  Picture me sitting up in my room, on the top of my bunk bed, pouring my heart into this project that only my family really knew much about. When other people asked, I never knew what to say. It wasn’t just a young adult fantasy novel; it was my passion.

In light of this, I believe my purpose, as it stands today, is to make my mark on the world in a positive and healing way. Entertainment is a powerful influence, and there is so much of it in the world today. But of those, there are few stories that /truly/ matter to very many people. And I want this story to be one of them.

What is /your/ purpose?

Fire and Blood (Bellator’s Story)

A flicker of torchlight spread across the floor of the cold cell, almost reaching the small form that huddled in the shadowy corner. All that could be seen was the edge of a tattered cloak partially blanketing a pair of small, dirty feet. Footsteps echoed in the foul-smelling air, which – upon first breathing in, stung the nose – but one could get numb to it over time. The shadow of a man blocked the light, before the bars of the cell, his golden hair outlined in the light. Continue reading “Fire and Blood (Bellator’s Story)”