Here it is! (Click on image to open Youtube file)
What do you think? It was certainly a fun project to put together.
Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the kingdom. But beneath her kingdom’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.
Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.
But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.
Also a special book trailer – Brent Week’s THE BLACK PRISM is my all-time favorite book trailer. What are yours?
UPDATE – Here’s the list of Beta Readers! I want to thank everyone who has agreed to help me out and make Sworn To Transfer the best book yet!
Hanyewi Sunkmanitu Tanka
If there is a star next to your name I DON’T HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! Please send me an email – subject ‘BETA READER’ with your contact email so I can send you the manuscript as promised. 🙂
Let’s do this. The draft for SWORN TO TRANSFER is almost done and I’d really like some reader feedback. I’m hoping to get a well-rounded group of beta readers composed of teens as well as adults. If you haven’t done this before – don’t worry about it. I’m looking for feedback as detailed as you want (i.e. Terah you missed a semicolon in the second line of paragraph four on page 87) or as broad as you want (i.e. I really didn’t like that Steve character – he’s too angry – change him ASAP).
What would be expected of you as a beta reader?
- You would be emailed the manuscript/Word doc by July 30th, and you’d have approximately fifteen days to provide feedback (I’d need it back by August 15th). Please only enter if you’re available during this timeframe.
- You would be expected to give me your honest opinion about what you didn’t like, what you’d prefer to see changed (if anything), and basically just your overall thoughts. I’m not looking for unwarranted praise. Only your complete honesty can help me improve the story. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings. 🙂
- Please agree to not share the story with anyone else.
In addition to my undying gratitude you’ll receive one of these bookmarks in the mail –
If you are interested in reading Sworn To Transfer and providing feedback which will help me revise, please answer the following questions in the comment section of this blog post (people reading this on Goodreads will need to visit my actual blog to comment – comments made on Goodreads will not be considered):
1) Your first name
2) Are you a teen or an adult (18+)?
3) Is this your first time doing a beta read or book critique?
4) Favorite authors (just so I can get a feel for your general likes)
I will post my list of beta readers on Monday July 22nd, so check back then!!! Thanks so much!!!
There’s all sorts of stuff going on right now, so sit back, grab some popcorn and let’s get cracking.
1. Sworn To Transfer
STT is almost ready and I’m giving away TWO brand new print copies of the latest book in the Courtlight series on Goodreads. The two (AUTOGRAPHED w/ a beautiful bookmark)
are listed here, and you can sign-up to win one if you’re interested.
2. Live Response
I’m on Twitter @TEdunWrites – tweeting reviews and answering questions whenever I get @ replies. I’m also back in the United States which will make my reply time more normal.
3. NetGalley ARCs of Sworn To Transfer
In addition to the print giveaway on Goodreads, copies of Sworn To Transfer will be available for review on NetGalley TEN DAYS before the release. Yes, you read that right bloggers – you’ll get it first. This time they’ll be up through my NetGalley Co-op All Night Reads. Watch my Blog and Twitter account for the announcement.
Yes, I’m working on some free goodies for all of my lovely readers. I’ll be giving away BOOKMARKS quite soon. What do you think of the design?
I leave you with a picture of my workspace.
Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. With the death of the Princess Heir, the Ameles forest – the home of the kith, is dying.
The inhabitants of the forest, magic-wielding non-humans, are defiant. They have not forgotten their long struggles nor are they content to watch as the last of their lands perish. As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.
With enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the city’s nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she’s given no choice when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question.
To keep the Companions’ Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court, Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she’s faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the family she never thought she had.
This second novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Raise.