My wonderful friend Angela B. Chrysler has a book release today. It’s called Dolor And Shadow. Here is what she has to say about it:
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After far too long, the final book in my trilogy is out. A New Dawning marks the end of an epic tale I started almost 14 years ago. Of course the first book, Fire At Dawn was my first attempt at writing and it was never published until it went through a dozen or more rewrites and edits. The second book, The Stormrider arrived in a timely fashion and kept the story going and reviews for both books were good.
Then came the dark times. We decided we had had enough of New York and its cost of living. Next stop was Miami and all the preparations were made. With just two days to go before departure, we found out we had no housing. In a panic we turned to an offer from friends to stay with them in North Carolina until we could get a place in Florida. The old adage about not knowing someone until you lived with them was never truer!
These people turned out to be crazy on the bat-shit level. Long story short, we ended up living in a motel for almost 8 months and the worst thing was an interruption to my writing schedule. Yes, I’m one of those people. I like to get up at the crack of dawn and write while the house is still. So, for 8 months my routine was smashed. I wrote when I could, sometimes at the job I had taken. Chapters were getting done at a snail’s pace.
Thankfully, Miami finally came and my routine was back! The chapters started pouring out again although, they had taken a much darker form. This was no doubt from my frustration leaking onto the characters. But even through this new darkness, we forged on and now the dream is reality. All three books are public and the epic story is finished.
My promo picture came from an extremely talented artist on Deviant Art named Alector Fencer ( http://alectorfencer.deviantart.com/ ). It seemed to show exactly what the theme of the book would be and thankfully he allowed me to use his images for the promos. As it says, The Chronicles of the Free People Trilogy is indeed an epic tale.
It spans more than 20 years in the lives of the main characters Hellion and his wife Fire. Theirs is a story of love, devotion and surrender in its purest form. This great romance is set amid three devastating wars that continually test the fortitude of the Clans they lead. Their character is tested at every turn as is their faith and their love.
Their world is beautiful beyond measure despite the turmoil that rages through it. From the golden sand of the beaches in the south to the majestic peaks of the Red Mountains in the north, their world is a mixture of beings. Men, Dwarves and the Free People live among the immortals. The Elven Lords, the Dragon Lords and the Vampire Clan share their worlds alongside the rest. The Hecaetans, the Chosen of Gaia are the magical bridge that joins these two worlds.
The Hecaetans are responsible for the Clans existence. From their magic, the first of the clansfolk emerged. They entered a hostile world that began with their savagery towards each other. Then came the Slavers, men who saw a profit in that savagery. This was when Hellion stepped forward and fought for his people. With Fire by his side they forged a new world in the Wilderlands, united the Clans and gave them the title of Free People.
The trilogy is finished now. Their story is available in each book or as a box set containing all three books. Their popularity has me thinking of at least one more book for them, a prequel that will tell the story I described in the previous paragraph in deeper depth. It will end at the weeks and days before the start of Fire At Dawn.
My hope is that you will enjoy their story. If you have been following them, I hope the wait for book three has been justified and if you are new to them, I hope that you’ll find them as beautiful as I see them. If you are a blogger and would like a free copy in exchange for your review, please drop a note to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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