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New cover for The Eynan!

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Things are progressing with the re-release of my fantasy novel, The Eynan, through its new publisher.

I am working through the final edits and have just received the new cover!  I like it:)

I now need to update my website….

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With apologies for being quiet so long!

We shall read on the beaches, we shall read in the fields and in the streets, we shall read in the hills... - Photo: sxc.huYeah, I’m sorry it’s been months since I last posted on this blog. I can say the beginning of the year came with something of a shock as I learned that my publisher was having difficulties and Amber Quill Press was set to close its doors at the end of March, 2016.

It also means that my books are no longer available to purchase (well, unless you’re prepared to pay a ridiculous price for a paperback!).

It also proved there was some truth in the saying about not having all your eggs in one basket! Seeing as I had published my three novels with the same publisher I needed to find a new publisher for each of my publications. I admit that I originally approached Amber Quill as I also published gay romance books with them under a separate pen name (Stevie Woods) – and I admit I found it considerably easier to find other publishing deals for those books as I also worked with other publishers for that genre and those publishers were happy to accept my books for republication.

I have approached other publishers for my L.S. Gibson novels, so far, sadly, without any luck.

I have two other options: trying to get an Agent, or self-publishing. I’m still undecided as to which is the better avenue to pursue. I have done some self-publishing under my other pen name but only for short stories.

I think I’ll approach a couple of agents to see what response I might get, holding the self-publication in reserve for the time being.

I’ll let folk know when I have some more news.

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25% reduction through ARe Summer Blast!

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That’s right! You can get lots of books at 25% off from All Romance Ebooks today! Check out QUESTOR, THE EYNAN and EYNAN 2: GARILEON

Excerpt from Fantasy novel, The Eynan

TheEynan_medHere’s an excerpt from early on in my Fantasy novel, The Eynan. Helps set the scene from what is to follow.

BLURB:
When his dreams of marrying his beloved Gallia crumble to ash, Jhond of the House of Reeve knows he must leave home. Having grown up among the old legends of the time of magistry, he decides to follow the clues to find the fabled Temple of the Magi. On his journey there he meets up with Ninian who knows more than it first seems. Together they investigate the Temple and Ninian helps Jhond to realize the truth of his ability. Magistry is not simply a long past myth, it exists. Ninian is a mage – and so is Jhond.

It is only the beginning of their epic journey. They make new friends and dangerous enemies, become embroiled in a war of empires, encounter old loves and learn the value of forgiveness, , while all the time Jhond is refining his skills as a mage.

Gradually all the pieces begin to draw together and Jhond learns he may be more than a simple mage, he might just be the answer to everyone’s prayers. He might be the much vaunted Eynan of long forgotten legend.

EXCERPT:
Lord Girau felt his world swim around him. He should have been proud that the Royal family would accept the hand of a member of his family. Instead, he felt only dizzy and wondered if the scene would ever settle before his eyes. He had hoped and prayed this day would never come; he had come firmly to believe his guilt was long past and well buried. But it had come back to haunt him, and how.

Would they ever forgive them, forgive him? Here he was being selfish again, thinking only of himself, only of his pain. What of his son, what of that pretty child? What had he done to them?

He thought of the cruel fate, that fate which had at the time seemed sweet, but was only really waiting, like a snake in the grass, to make him pay for his crime. When the duke had asked his friends, the Lord and Lady Girau of Reeve to take the young, newly-motherless, girl under their wing together with their own large family, it had seemed fate played a kind hand to him. A kind hand!

He glanced over to his youngest son who stood at the wide window overlooking the gardens. They were in full bloom, the flowers and shrubs waving slightly in the afternoon breeze, and they usually helped him to relax after a busy day. This day they only helped to remind him of how lonely he felt. He brought his gaze back to Jhond, leaning both his hands and his forehead on the cool glass. His handsome son, tall and strong; with eyes of deep blue that could somehow look violet in certain lights, and light blond hair. Girau was sure his son wasn’t really seeing the beautiful garden; he was seeing another vision, a vision of his lovely lady. What Girau had to say would only hurt his beloved son. However, it would do no-one any good to delay the inevitable. He gathered his courage around him like a shield. He would need it. He swallowed and rose slowly to his feet. He moved quietly to stand a few feet behind his son.

“Jhond,” he said quietly. For a moment Girau thought perhaps his son hadn’t heard.

Then Jhond turned around. There was an odd look in his eye, as if he suspected his father had more to tell him. Girau swallowed again, and straightened his shoulders. “I’m sorry but you can’t marry Gallia. She is… she is.” His courage failed him, until he saw the look of consternation in his son’s eyes. He took a deep breath and began again. “It’s forbidden by the laws of the secular and the religious for any man to marry his blood.”

“What?” Whatever Jhond had expected it had obviously not been that. “My blood?” he asked, looking utterly perplexed.

“Gallia is the daughter of the Duchess, but she is also my daughter. You can’t marry your own half-sister,” Girau finished, his voice husky and breaking.

For a moment it looked as if Jhond hadn’t understood, then his face went whiter than the thrice-bleached curtains draping the window behind him.

Available in ebook and print from Amber Quill Press:

http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1803-The-Eynan.aspx

and from Amazon

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50% off my book prices!

For three days only, Amber Quill Press has all genre fiction on sale for a total of 50% off the normal price! From November 19-21 you can stock up on some great science fiction, fantasy, western, historical, romance and mystery novels.
Three of my books are included:
Fantasy novel: THE EYNAN
A young man goes on a mission of discovery after losing the woman he loves. Along the way, he finds much more than he could possibly have imagined…
Fantasy novel, sequel: THE EYNAN 2: GARILEON
Two separate visions draw Jhond and his fellow mage Ninian to the icy wastes and a crumbling abandoned nunnery—one of a pretty mage, and the other of an evil entity…
Science Fiction novel: QUESTOR
Lost in the depths of space, desperately low on supplies, the crew of the spaceship Questor discovers two inhabited worlds, but the price of help may be way too high.
Go to my publisher’s website to get this great deal on my books:

Globalized links for Amazon!

Amazonkindle-logoI discovered a way to post globalized links on my website for the purchase of my books from Amazon. In other words, when you want to purchase my novels from Amazon, from wherever you are in the world, when you click the Amazon Kindle link on my website you will transferred to your nearest Amazon site!

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AQP Special sales: $0.99 Books & Bundles!

That’s right, Amber Quill Press has just introduced a new feature on their website! Each week AQP will be featuring a new set of ten titles, or sometimes book bundles, for only $0.99!

The sales will commence on a Friday and end the following Thursday! The intent is to start with books that have been with AQP since the publisher opened its doors way back in 2002!  An excellent opportunity to find some new authors, or perhaps read the older books of a favorite author.

Have a look at the first page: http://www.amberquill.com/store/c/413-Special-99-Books-Bundles.aspx

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