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Round up – July 2021

5 July, 2021

Due to selling the business and moving house earlier this year, I haven’t done as much writing as I would have liked to do. And I’ve only just started sending out my poems and stories to magazines, having taken a 6 month break in order to deal with solicitors, agents, utilities companies etc.

If you’d like to know more about where I’m currently living, I talk about my new abode and the area where I’m now based in my Patreon Support only posts. If you’ve signed up to donate monthly on my Patreon Profile, you’ll have access to these posts!

In my Newsletter I’ve started a new story – Resurrection, which is illustrated by Elisa Ang. This will be the last Dragon Slayer story for a while as next year I have something different planned!

Thank you to Luna for publishing my butterfly cinquain, Dark Rock at her blog over at Pen to paper!

And thank you also to Lucy for publishing my poem, Whisper at Lucy’s Works!

Thank you too, to Spillwords for publishing my poem Bleached Shadows!

As you’ll remember, I published another paperback, Fire Daughter, in May! If you’ve not yet ordered your copy, you can buy it direct from all Amazon marketplaces!

And finally, my collection The Rusalka Ritual & other stories is currently reduced to just 99c/99p until 21st July 2021. Grab it now before it returns to full price. It’s available at Kindle (all marketplaces), Kobo, Nook and Apple. “The stories range from atmospheric and tantalizingly fragmented (“Echo Peak”), to creepily fey (“The Rusalka Ritual”), to zanily off-the-wall (“A Picnic at Knole”).” E.P. Clark

Fire Daughter – it’s here!

15 May, 2021

Other figures issued from the western exit bearing torches. Lored caught sight of a green robe and his heart beat faster with expectation. Surely that was Antti the Kansler come to tell him the klanchiefs’ agreement.

As he hurried back down the path, the sun disappeared and darkness swooped across the island. With a murmured word, Lored caused a faint light to glow from the carved merlin’s head at the top of his staff. He drew near the main roadway and wondered why the Kansler had brought so many soldiers with him. He smiled in welcome at his friend. Antti did not smile back and unease stirred in Lored’s stomach.

“You have news for me?” Lored came to a halt before the Kansler and the soldiers.

There was genuine regret in Antti’s heavy-browed eyes. “I am placing you under arrest, Lored, taku-kevir of Falnaboldu. Until further notice, you will remain in the holding cells.”

The Kansler gestured with one large gnarled hand and the soldier nearest to Lored seized him by the shoulders. The man was so taken aback that speech failed him and another soldier snatched the staff from his hands. The glowing light from the merlin’s head vanished at once and the soldier shivered.

The above is an excerpt from Fire Daughter which is available now in Paperback form at Amazon!

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Not into paper books? Not a problem! Fire Daughter is available as 3 separate e-books: Olin Heon, Hidden Lands and Aura Vere!

Watch the book trailer HERE!

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Aura Vere – on sale TODAY!

15 January, 2021

It’s available right now!

As she spoke, the stable door swung silently inwards and the noise of the carts increased in volume. A moment later a solid clunk sounded as the door closed and the sounds outside became a muffled, constant irritation.

Is that him? Erl stared at the man in black.

Otta nodded, swallowing hard. She found she was trembling from a mixture of fear and desire. Jas was even more handsome in the flesh than she had imagined. His face was lean and drawn. His black hair curled over the collar of his leather jerkin and he had several days’ growth of stubble on his jaw.

Without a word, Jas walked towards the twins. With the light behind him, he appeared as a threatening shadow. As he drew nearer, Otta could see his cold blue eyes and ice clamped down on her vitals. Erl seemed bewildered.

What does he want?

Me.

Why?

He’s going to kill me.

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This is a short extract from one of the early chapters of Aura Vere! Find out what happens next when you purchase your copy of the book at: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Kobo, Nook, iTunes and other online stores! It’s just 99c / 99p until 11th February 2021!

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Day 2: Finger of Light — Sarah writes poems

3 December, 2020

A huge thank you to Sarah Connor at Sarah writes poems for featuring “Finger of Light” yesterday as part of her poetry advent calendar! Check out the different images for each day HERE!

iron earth so coldsugar-touched rusted brackenfrosted grass splinters reel towards the sun once moredraw light into darkened vales foreshadowed healingsacred flesh, innocent blooddivinity’s touch belief and faith glow prayer-likecandle flame searing the night grey stone archway framesarrow-like finger of lightpiercing this dark heart © Freya Pickard 2020 Freya Pickard is the Author of The Kaerling series, […]

Day 2: Finger of Light — Sarah writes poems

July 2020 catch up!

26 July, 2020

Thank you to Bard of the Isles for publishing my short story, “Nya”. You can read it HERE! Click on Short Stories and scroll down to Nya by Freya Pickard.

Thank you also, to Spillwords for their pairing of my poem Stuck in the Middle with the perfect picture!

Thank you to the 1226 people in June who downloaded Silver Fire for FREE on Kindle. And thank you too to the people who also downloaded Silver Fire for FREE on Nook, Kobo and Apple. (I’m still waiting for the stats to come through to discover exactly how many downloads there were for each seller!)

If you’ve not read it yet, Silver Fire is the first volume of my fantastical series, The Kaerling. Reading the first book of any series for free is an excellent way of getting into the series – go on, try it! It’s on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo, Apple, Nook and other stores…

And don’t forget that I managed to get my cover for The Butterfly Tree into yet another Book Cover Award contest, this time over at Alternative Read. If you have two minutes, please vote for The Butterfly Tree! The deadline is 31st July 2020! Thank you!


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