Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Release Day! Weighted, by Ciara Knight

Ciara, who is a great writer and blogger buddy, is celebrating the release of her newest work: Weighted, a prequel novelette for her upcoming series, The Neumarian Chronicles. You can grab a copy any number of ways. Check it:

Smashwords
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
And if you get your ebooks elsewhere like iBoostore and Kobo, don't fret - it'll be there soon.

You can also put it in your "to read" shelf on Goodreads.

So what is Weighted about? Here's a blurb for your viewing pleasure:

I see spy a steampunk clock!!!

The Great War of 2185 is over, but my nightmare has just begun. I am being held captive in the Queen’s ship awaiting interrogation. My only possible ally is the princess, but I’m unsure if she is really my friend or a trap set by the Queen to fool me into sharing the secret of my gift. A gift I keep hidden even from myself. It swirls inside my body begging for release, but it is the one thing the Queen can never discover. Will I have the strength to keep the secret? I’ll know the answer soon. If the stories are true about the interrogators, I’ll either be dead or a traitor to my people by morning.

Wow! Dang. Looks like our young protagonist, Raeth Arteres is in a bit of a pickle. She's taking on the Queen of Earth? This book sounds like it's got some science fiction, futuristic apocolypticalations goin' on, and some cool paranormal stuff in there too.

Look at that cover! You all know I'm a big steampunk fan. That giant clock has got steampunk written all over it. If you want to read an actual excerpt from Weighted, click HERE.

Technology is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I think one interesting evolution in the publishing world is how authors are able to get short stories and novelettes out there to a hungry audience. It's a great way to get a short piece out there to satisfy readers, and build that audience for the upcoming books tied into that introductory piece.

Ms. Knight's The Neumarian Chronicles will encompass the following books:

Escapement (Book I) Early 2013
Pendulum (Book II) Mid 2013
Balance (Book III) Early 2014

Ciara is one busy writer. She also has another series out right now. Her Battle of Souls Series consists of:
Love's Long Shadow (a novelette)
Fall from Grace (Book II)
Ascension of Evil (Book III) - coming in October!

So why should you read Ciara Knight's incredible books? Because she got ME to read, finish, and really enjoy a book with romance in it. That's a tall order! Ciara's style has such an effortless flow, and she pulls you in immediately with all kinds of dramatic tension.

What's also great about much of Ciara's work is that you can't easily pigeonhole her stories. Yeah, you could put The Neumarian Chronicles in the YA paranormal shelf, but there's so much other stuff in there for everyone to love. You're going to get adventure, action, a little gore (the Queen love to torture for goodnessakes!), fantasy, and science fiction...all rolled into one.





14 comments:

Ciara said...

Thank you so much, Jay. I greatly appreciate your support for Weighted's release!

DEZMOND said...

wonder what our Ciara eats that gives her energy to write so many books :)

The Golden Eagle said...

It's great to see Ciara's books in the blogosphere today! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Ciara is on everyone's radar today!

M Pax said...

Woot woot! Great job today, Ciara.

Cindy said...

I saw this on Mike's blog too. Looks great!

Emily R. King said...

I have her book on my to-read list on Goodreads. Can't wait to read it!

Christine Rains said...

Woo-hoo for Ciara!

Matthew MacNish said...

Wow. This sounds pretty awesome.

Laura Eno said...

Cheering for Ciara!

Jay Noel said...

Ciara: You are welcome!

Dez: I wish I had that kind of energy.

Eagle: Gives me some hope.

Carol: It's a lesson on how to promote in the blogosphere.

Mary: Thanks for stopping by.

Jay Noel said...

Cindy: I agree, it does look great.

Emily: I'm with you!

Christine: Thanks for visiting.

Matthew: Looking forward to reading it.

Laura: Hopefully she's going to sell a ton!

nutschell said...

Ciara has overtaken the blogosphere, and I couldn't be happier ! :)

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jay Noel said...

Thanks Nutty!

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