Monday, February 25, 2013

Shout It Out Day

You know what I love most about being a part of this awesome blogging community? How we get to get the word out for some very incredible writers. So to help brighten your dreary Monday, I'd like to give a loud shout out to Alex J. Cavanaugh, Laura Eno, and Ciara Knight!

Cover Reveal!!!!

CassaStorm, by Alex J. Cavanaugh

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

Release date: September 17, 2013
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN 9781939844002
E-book ISBN 9781939844019

I'm behind on this series (along with everything else on my TBR pile). Just started reading CassaFire last week. I LOVED CassaStar! If you love good 'ol science fiction the way the gods intended, you need to check out this series.

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Cover Reveal #2!!!!

Jewel of Shaylar, by Laura Eno

Archaeologist David Alexander investigates the cave where his father disappeared and hurtles into another world, one filled with magic and bizarre creatures. The mad ravings in his father's journals of icemen and dragons may not be fantasies after all.

Convinced his father may still be alive, David begins a treacherous journey to find him and discover a way home. Along the way, he encounters a few unlikely friends. A Dreean warrior, a beautiful thief and a satyr join him as he searches.

David's arrival into this new world sets off an explosive chain reaction of events. Faced with powerful adversaries and few clues, he may not get the chance to rescue his father before disaster strikes, condemning both of them to death. Or worse.

Laura Eno
Find me on: Website - Blog - Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads
I'm a big Laura Eno fan. I find all of her writing so easy to read, filled with everything you could want: action, romance, and imagination. I have no idea what the hell a Dreean warrior is, but I can't wait to find out.

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Neumarian Uprising CONTEST!!!!

Weighted and Escapement by Ciara Knight

We need your help! Thanks to our spy, Ciara Knight, we are able to communicate with you today via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
The Neumarian uprising has begun. We are fighting for freedom and equality for all, but we need your help. Ciara informed us that you might want to know more about the uprising and why we ask you to risk your lives for our cause. To answer these questions I’ve agreed to let Ciara tell my sister’s, Raeth’s, story about her captivity. It will be free for you on a site called Amazon until March 1, 2013.
Weighted (prequel to the Neumarian Chronicles)
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.
You can help by simply downloading a free copy of Weighted
If you are intrigued and wish to follow our uprising, Escapement, book I of The Neumarian Chronicles, will be available for only $2.99 until March 1, 2013.
Escapement is told by Princess Semara...
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.

Be Bold.
Be Brave.
Be Free.
In the name of the rebellion,
Ryder Arteres
And check out the contest below!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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And really quick...I have a little update on my own stuff. I finished my first draft on a book I started during NaNoWriMo. It weighs in at 108,000 words. I've got a lot of work to do, so you might start seeing some posts about self-editing from me in the coming weeks.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on finishing the first draft!
Laura's cover rocks. Her covers are always top-notch.
Ready for the uprising! Excellent book.
And thanks for posting my cover. "The way the Gods intended" - that made my morning!

Brinda said...

Yay for all the new releases! That's one hefty first draft. I wish I could write 'long' like that.

Jay Noel said...

Alex: You're very welcome.

Brinda: I think my books are long because every chapter is a short story. Plus, a lot of stuff happens!

Laura Eno said...

Thank you so much for revealing my cover, Jay! I'm in some awesome company here. :)
I'm happy to hear you're looking forward to meeting my Dreean warrior. ;)
Excellent news, finishing the first draft! Woot.

Ciara said...

Congratulations on finishing that first draft!! That's awesome!

I LOVE both Alex's and Laura's covers.

Ryder wanted me to extend his thanks for posting about the uprising. He's busy organizing and training rebels right now.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Alex has such a fertile imagination. This last installment sounds like a great conclusion to an awesome space opera tale.

Samantha May said...

Congratulations on finishing the first draft! Those are all awesome covers :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Some amazing covers. Alex's has great detail.

Anonymous said...

Those are some gorgeous covers! All of them!

Yay on the first draft. I need a first draft. Wait...I have one. I need an edited draft. Oiy. to work I go.

Jay Noel said...

Laura: Looking forward to learning more about them.

Ciara: That sounds like a big job. I had a tough time just coaching a high school girls tennis team.

Michael: He's not the only one with a fertile imagination, sir.

Samantha: Thanks so much!

L. Diane: I agree.

Riann: Get it done so I can brag about you next.

michelle said...

Thanks for this triple treat Jay! (It reminds me of the triple chocolate dessert)
Those cover designs are a visual feast!

David P. King said...

Check those out! Glad to see CassaStorm, Escapement and Jewel of Shaylar up there. :)

The Desert Rocks said...

Wow you've been busy Jay. I've been scared to come back ever since the spiders. The covers are very nice.

Jay Noel said...

michelle: Thanks for stopping by.

David: Lots to brag about!

Eve: I wanted to continue the momentum from NaNo. Now I'm tired.

Cindy said...

Great news about finishing the first draft. That tends to be the biggest battle.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on finishing the first draft. :) And hooray for all the new releases. Such awesome reads!

nutschell said...

Acch!! Three awesome bloggy friends featured here. Congratulations to all you amazing writers. And i love love love all your book covers!

Matthew MacNish said...

I could've sworn I commented on this already. I guess not. These look like great books!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Laura, Ciara, and Alex!

Hope your day is going better since the coffee incident, Jay.

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Mr. Shife said...

Good luck with your book but congrats on cranking out 108,000 words. Awesome stuff. Also thanks for sharing your friend's book covers. They look great and good luck to them with their novels. Have a good one, Jay.

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Kelley Lynn said...

Congrats on your first draft!! Wahoo!!

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