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Elkadanu

15 May, 2022

It’s here! You can now read Elkadanu at iTunes, Kobo and Nook as well as on Kindle!

Tari held the divining rod in her hands, feeling the peeled bark beneath her fingers. She walked slowly up and down on the short turf, all her senses open to the slightest quiver in her hands. Nothing.

As she walked, she imagined she was Undine, priestess of Aqua, who had been her protector, confidant and guide for nearly a year. Undine had been tall and slender and serene. Tari was not tall and was curvy, rather than slim and, until recently, hadn’t felt serene at all. However, the treu-priestess had learnt, that by just pretending to be Undine, she could feel calm and confident, and that, in turn, encouraged other people to think she was serene.

This was especially important in the Cathair on Kiros where everyone looked at Tari all the time. Her relationship with the Queen was secure but Tari couldn’t afford to let anyone else know how terrified she was of this role that Lored, the taku-kevir had thrust upon her.

Tari paused at the edge of the hill and set the forked hazel stick on the ground, releasing her fingers, flexing her wrists. She stared out over the land and sea, looking down at the Cathair below. From here, the castle looked small; the tops of grey walls and slate roofs were dull beneath the clouded sky. A pale road wound through the town below the Cathair, ending at the harbour with toy-size boats and ships at anchor. The ocean appeared flat and grey and stretched out in a large curve towards the far horizon. To the west, green, wooded hills cast shadows towards the castle, and, to the east, farmland gave way to a distant darkness that Tari assumed was the Wild Wood.

Above is a short extract from Elkadanu, which is being launched TODAY! It’s available at a multitude of book stores, including iTunes, Nook & Kobo and is also available on Kindle at ALL marketplaces.

Watch the Book Trailer HERE!

If you have a Spotify account you can listen to my playlist for Elkadanu HERE!

“This is a fantastic read. The characters are all well drawn and the landscape through which the characters move is just right – familiar and easily imaginable, yet quite magical as well.” W Thomas

Clippings – Spring 2022

20 March, 2022

Mega thanks to Gwen Plano for publishing such a beautiful review of my poetry collection, Insides. Check it out HERE! If you haven’t got a Bookbub account, you can read the review below…

Thank you to Spillwords for publishing my poem, I, Vampire back in December 2021!

Thank you to Tigershark for publishing two of my poems in #30 in December last year as well! (It’s a FREE download!)

Thank you also to Luna for publishing my two of my poems so far this year! Check out Spite and Permission!

And thank you too to David ben Alexander at The Skeptic’s Kaddish for his wonderful collaborative poetry using words from my poem, Black Dust…

And a huge thank you to everyone who bought my latest book, Fair Wind, when it was launched in January. If you haven’t yet got your copy, it’s available on Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobo and other online sites. Find out all about it HERE and watch the book trailer on YouTube. (If you like the book trailer, please share!) And, I’d love to know what you guys think of my latest volume in The Kaerling series…

Just reminder that I’m taking part in a Fantasy E-Book Giveaway at World of Fantasy. My book, Olin Heon, is one of the 37 books you can download for FREE up until 31st March – don’t delay, grab it (and other novels) today! Follow @BookCaveDirect for more free deals on Twitter!

Over at Pure Haiku my guests and I have been exploring the theme of Ghostlight, inspired by the amazing fractal by Troi David Loy. You can read all the haiku for this theme starting HERE.

And over on Patreon, my supporters have been treated to three new stories about Dracomagan of Dragonscale Leggings. They’ve also received 3 unique postcards painted and designed by me with my very own Iendu Kimol verses on them! And they’ve been able to listen to the music for my playlist for volume 9 of The Kaerling as well as understanding WHY I chose the music for it. And, today, they have received a character study on Lored, the Taku-kevir who plays such a central role in The Kaerling series… Sign up today to get goodies like these and more!

Don’t forget that my poetry collection, Insides, is still just 99c until 31st March! Watch the book trailer HERE and download your copy at Kindle and other online stores! “I’ve always liked Freya’s poetry, but due to the subject content, this work really resonated with me because my wife was diagnosed with cancer around about the same time. It was a different form of cancer, however, the emotional distress is the same. It was a really tough year for us both, and this work brings to life the thoughts, the emotions, and the reality that such a traumatic experience can have in one’s life.” Kevin Cooper

I’m taking a few weeks break from blogging, but will be back online in early May! Thank you for reading my posts and I look forward to catching up with you all again soon!

Bladesong

6 November, 2021

A huge thank you to Swords and Sorcery Magazine for publishing my short story, Bladesong, on their site!

Check it out HERE and #PleaseShare if you enjoy it! This is a #FreeRead!

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!

Please help me spread the word and re-blog and share this post! And, if you love paperbacks, please remember to buy your copy!


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