Review Drive + An Appreciation Giveaway

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you might know that I have a stack of print copies from SWORN TO TRANSFER and eARCs of SWORN TO CONFLICT.

I want to give one of each to you. A great idea for the holidays, yes?

That means it’s time for one of my favorite kinds of giveaways — the Reviewer Appreciation Giveaway! What does this entail? I’m so glad you asked!

1. Read SWORN TO RAISE OR SWORN TO TRANSFER.

2. Write a review for SWORN TO RAISE or SWORN TO TRANSFER.* (Let’s call anything that’s more than the Amazon requirement of twenty words a review.)

3. Post that review everywhere: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your blog. If you have an account with international bookstores (like Amazon.uk or .ca), post it there, too. It’ll count!

4. Keep links of the places you post your review.

5. Fill out the Rafflecopter. (Some like B&N don’t let you direct link. It’s okay. Just tell me your name there + the date of the review.) (Note: To enter this giveaway, you must leave a link for a review in the first option. Consider it a freebie. Also you can duplicate reviews by cross-posting them on different sites. You can enter to win with each duplicate. Post as many times as you like.)

7. This will run from October 16th – November 16th.

8. Yes, this is international.

9. Bloggers are welcome to join in.

Alright? Ready? Then post and click on the Rafflecopter giveaway below to enter.

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Courtlight #3 Cover Reveal – Sworn To Conflict

I want to thank all of you for the enthusiasm you’ve shown for the Courtlight series! I could never have imagined it being so well received and I hope you love Book Three as much as One and Two.

TITLE: Sworn To Conflict
SERIES: Book 3 of the Courtlight Series
AUTHOR: Terah Edun
GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2013

Sworn To Conflict Cover

What do you think???

It’s my favorite since I got a lovely email from my cover artist with SWORN TO TRANSFER attached! When I saw that blue dress and the model I KNEW she was perfect for the character she is supposed to portray. I can’t tell you who it is until Book Three is out, but like all of my characters each woman on the cover is a Companion (current or former) and a central character in Ciardis Weathervane’s life. Sworn To Raise of course was Ciardis herself. Sworn To Transfer was Stephanie (the copy/transfer Companion).

And you know what that means? *omnibus time is almost here!*

Courtlight Small Boxed Set

It’ll be a couple of weeks (projecting Dec. 6th) before the third novel is ready to publish, but if you’d like to win a free copy, all you have to do is leave a comment below and say you’re interested. Make sure to use an email address you check on occasion. I’ll select a few people at random and send mobi and epub files a couple of days before I upload the ebook to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes etc

Thank you to the dozens of bloggers who have joined me in revealing this cover today!

Be sure enter into the cover reveal rafflecopter for an ebook copy of the three books here:

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=729728630390053&set=a.528490377180547.136976.526599797369605&type=1&theater

SWORN TO CONFLICT

Ciardis Weathervane fought for the living dead and won. But worse than taking on a mass murderer, was her discovery that she had been deceived by her friends. Now she needs to not only fight a war in the North and survive, but also decide where she stands in the midst of competing sides.

A threat to all she holds dear lies in the North and her heart is not the only thing she might lose. A massive army awaits in the mountain pass, surging closer to the gates of the southern lands. Nothing the Algardis army has done so far has dissuaded their march forward and Ciardis finds out that her powers to enhance are needed now more than ever.

As she faces her greatest fears on the battlefields and her heart is torn between her love of Sebastian and loyalty to her family, Ciardis must choose her fate carefully. For in her path, lies the destiny of the empire.

This third novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Transfer.

SWORN TO CONFLICT released on December 6, 2013 

on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Join my NEW RELEASE mailing list for the .99c 48-hour only sale

Seeking BETA READERS for Sworn To Conflict

10/21 UPDATE  – Here’s the list of Beta Readers! I want to thank everyone who has agreed to help me out and make Sworn To Conflict an amazing book in this busy time of the year!

Sam Backus

Kai.

Archit Goel

Regina

Stacie

Cecilie B.

I’ll be sending you emails next Tuesday!! O.O So excited and can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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New call out for beta readers for Book Three! If you beta read Book Two, Sworn To Transfer, I’ll be sending an email out to see if you’re interested in reading Book Three. For NEW beta readers – read on.

SWORN TO CONFLICT is almost done and I would love reader feedback on the plot arc and character development. You can be any age, any experience level – all I ask is that you be enthusiastic about fantasy books. 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 on Tues, Oct. 29th, and you’d have approximately five days to provide feedback (I’d need it back by Sat, Nov. 2nd).  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.
If you are interested in reading Sworn To Conflict 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) Your email address
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 Mon, October 21st, so check back then!!!  Thanks so much!!!

Bookmarks All Around The World

One of the little pleasures of my week is to ship my bookmarks all around the world. Remember when I posted I had goodies for you all?

Well, the response has been spectacular and I’ve sent bookmarks as far away as Singapore, across the U.S. to California and across the pond to the U.K. As long as you keep sending me your mailing addresses (details here), I’ll keep sending the bookmarks out.

Now that winter is here, I’m sending out bookmarks for Sworn To Transfer, Sworn To Conflict and Courtlight Series postcards! Pins + bookmarks for Sworn To Secrecy to come.

*Waves hi to all the readers with the bookmarks! I hope you’re enjoying them. :)*

Singapore (2)

Los Angeles, CA

Jamestown, OH

Long Beach, CA

Pensacola, FL

Columbia, MO

Taylorsville, GA

Croatia

Italy

Newport, NH

Moorpark, CA

Taiwan (2)

India

Macedonia

Canada (3)

Maplesville, AL

Romania

United Kingdom

Covington, LA

Philippines (3)

Greece

San Diego, CA

Brazil

South Africa

Taylorsville, GA

Springfield, MO

Victorville, CA

Springdale, AZ

Sacramento, CA

Bellefonte, PA

Sparta, TN

Schenectady, NY

Youngsville, LA

Kissimmee, FL

Gaston, SC

Sioux Falls, SD

Minersville, PA

Phelan, CA

Spain

Litchfield, ME

Surfside Beach, CA

Australia (3)

Jay, Oklahoma

Greece (2)

Florissant, MO

Ocala, FL

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Demotte, Indiana

Meridian, Idaho

Memphis, TN

The Colony, TX

A Printed Sworn To Transfer

The print copies of Sworn To Transfer (Courtlight #2) are officially here AT MY HOUSE as well as available on Amazon and Createspace.

I can’t believe that they’ve finally arrived! When I opened the box and pulled out the copies they were so HUGE! Twice the size of Sworn To Raise and just as beautiful.

CS Books A

I love them – they’re simply gorgeous. Each book is 409 pages long with cream paper, stylized chapter headings and cute swirlies.

cs Books C

Now I’m working on signing these to send off for the September Blitz Rafflecopter and Goodreads Giveaway winners.

CS Books EBeautiful design courtesy of Streetlight Graphics.

CS Books DSpoiler ALERT – the end. 😀

CS Books B

Don’t forget to come back to the blog on Wednesday, October 16th! I’m revealing the cover for Sworn To Conflict – Courtlight Book #3.

Add it to your To-Reads today!

Warm & Fuzzy Reviews – THE MAD REVIEWER on Sworn To Transfer

See the Full Review Here

some authors never improve, but Terah Edun is not one of them.  Instead, in Sworn to Transfer she fixed pretty much everything that was wrong with the last book.  The pacing was much better because everything was slowed down to a manageable but interesting speed and the villain wasn’t such a caricature as in Sworn to Raise.

What I liked the most about Sworn to Transfer is how Ciardis’ character has developed over time.  You can tell that although she keeps getting in trouble with the Companions’ Guild for breaking protocol, overall she’s far more sure of herself and her powers.  At the same time, things are a little more awkward between Ciardis and Sebastien.  You can tell they’re starting to develop feelings for each other, but they’re still not sure just how to express them.  At least they’re not falling in Insta-Love, but rather their love is growing organically.

What I really liked were the plot twists.  The huge jaw-dropping twist at the end was completely unexpected but made sense.  In addition to that shocker, there were several little turns of events that kept me reading late into the night.  I don’t want to give anything away so let’s just say that every character has their secrets and they aren’t exactly eager to share them with Ciardis, the wild card in the Imperial Court.

If you enjoyed Sworn to Raise you’ll love Sworn to Transfer even more.  The extended world-building, the character development and the evenly paced plot make it a huge improvement over the last book.  And although there are some moments where the plot drags, when you finish the book you’ll be begging for the next one to come out.

I give this book 4.5/5 stars.

Thank you to The Mad Reviewer for such an amazing review. A writer’s ability to improve their story and draw in readers is always key and I’m so glad that Book Two achieved that for you.

To my lovely readers you can grab a copy here today:

Amazon US http://amzn.to/18uDDDj

Amazon UK http://amzn.to/19beXRm

Amazon CA http://amzn.to/185ubdx

Amazon DE http://amzn.to/15APNxT

Amazon FR http://amzn.to/14fJ4IP

Amazon IT http://amzn.to/153YVHO

Amazon ES http://amzn.to/16cjGQI

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/1bp5zQ8

Works In Progress: Moving Ahead

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Sworn To Conflict: Courtlight Book #3

This book is being prepped for a December 6, 2013 debut. I’ll be sending out requests for beta readers soon. Cover reveal in just nine days! Revealed first on my newsletter (10/14) and second on my blog (10/16). In the meantime do me a favor and leave reviews for Book #2 on Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble? It would really help – especially if I can see what you’re most looking forward to as I continue writing this series. 

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F8PIH0W

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940148397472

Sekret Project Book #1

This book is looking really promising for a February 2014 debut. I’m pretty sure you can bet on it. I’ll be doing a cover vote contest so you can help me choose the best look! And here’s a hint about this project: it’s set in the back alleys of Sandrin. 🙂

Other Happenings:

– The 21 winners of the huge September Blitz Giveaway have been announced here: https://www.facebook.com/TerahEdunAuthor/posts/709135475782702

– The first newsletter subscriber only giveaway winner of a SWAG pack + copies of books was announced here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=707128715983378&set=a.528490377180547.136976.526599797369605&type=1&theater

– New contest: Add SWORN TO CONFLICT (Courtlight Book #3) to your Goodreads to-reads & get a new bookmark design: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=707842752578641&set=a.528490377180547.136976.526599797369605&type=1&theater