Welcome to the 2013 Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek of Reign of Ash!

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It’s time for the Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek on June 21—and you’re invited!

Get a look at Reign of Ash, plus new short stories, book giveaways and more!

Reign of Ash

Reign of FINALReign of Ash won’t be out in bookstores until April, but you can get a first look at the cover and read four different excerpts, enter to win free copies of my books, plus plenty of other free downloadable fun like interviews and blog posts in my Hawthorn Moon Sneak Peek event June 21!

Disgraced lord Blaine McFadden returned from exile to restore magic after a mage war devastated his homeland of Donderath. The king is dead, the army is scattered, and the once-powerful kingdom has been reduced to chaos and rubble.  Blaine may be the only one who can bring back the magic, so it’s up to Blaine and his small group of ex-convicts to save the kingdom, but the price might be their lives.

Reign of Ash is Book One in my Ascendant Kingdoms Saga.  Reign of Ash will be available in stores and online world-wide in April of 2014.  But you can read an excerpt here, plus get exclusive Q&A, interviews and other online goodies by visiting the partner sites, which are listed on my web page.

Monthly Excitement with New Short Stories on Kindle, Kobo and Nook

Each month, I bring out a new .99 short story on Kindle, Kobo and Nook.  You’ve got two different series to choose from, and plenty of exciting entertainment!

The Deadly Curiosities Adventures

This series of adventures spans over 500 years, from the 1500s to modern day as a small cabal of vampires and their human helpers battle supernatural enemies to find and destroy dangerous magical items and keep the world safe from dark forces.

Vanities—Jewel thief and newly-turned vampire Sorren sets out to steal a priceless brooch possessed by an ancient evil before it sets the Black Dragon loose in medieval Antwerp.

The Wild Hunt–When a strange relic shows up in town and people start dying, Sorren and Dietger battle dark forces and the hounds of Hell.

Coming July 1—Dark Legacy—Sorren and Dietger follow a series of cryptic clues to discover the dangerous secret of a Viking chalice, and fight a powerful supernatural enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Steer a Pale Course—Two young fishermen in post-Revolutionary America are forced to retrieve a deadly object from an ancient burial mound or face the vengeance of raiders who have taken their village hostage.

The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures

Soldier. Fight slave. Smuggler. Warrior. Brigand lord.  If you’ve met Jonmarc Vahanian in the Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings Cycle books, you don’t really know him until you take his journey.

Raiders’ Curse—The legend begins.  When sea raiders threaten the villages along the Margolan coast, young Jonmarc Vahanian risks everything to save his family.

Caves of the Dead—To make ends meet, Jonmarc Vahanian sold a few odd items from ancient graves. When a stranger offers him gold for a particular relic,  it could be a lucky break…or the beginning of a nightmare.

Storm Surge—When the caravan is beset by danger and a black beast stalks the shadows, Jonmarc Vahanian fears he is being stalked by a blood mage with a dangerous vendetta.

Bounty Hunter—Three bounty hunters come prowling around the caravan.  Are they after Jonmarc, or does one of his fellow travelers hide an even darker secret?

During the Hawthorn Moon event, you can find never-before-released excerpts, interviews, audio, and other goodies on a variety of great fantasy sites that have agreed to be part of this debut party.

Here’s where to find the goodies:

@GailZMartin Book Giveaway on Twitter—Every day from June 21 – June 28 I’ll be choosing someone at random from my Twitter followers to win a free signed book.  Invite your friends to follow me—for every new 200 followers I gain between 6/21 – 6/28, I’ll give away an additional book, up to 20 books!

OrbitBooks.net—First look at the cover art for Reign of Ash plus an original guest blog post Q&A on the new books and the future for the Ascendant Kingdoms. Plus exclusive excerpt #1

Goodreads—Book giveaway of Ice Forged! http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway

SolarisBooks.com—All-new guest blog post!

http://www.tonivsweeney.com/—Guest post on Settings that Feel Real

SFSignal.com—Exclusive guest blog post on Digging Deeper Into Chaos and a book giveaway!

MagicalWords.net— Guest blog post on Writing for an Ensemble Cast posting on 6/25

WriterFunZone.com–Exclusive guest blog post on Surviving the Publishing Apocalypse

http://SandraSaidak.com/ — Read my exclusive blog post on The Line between Fantasy and Mythology. Plus Excerpt #3

www.thewriterslens.com—Catch my new blog post on Promoting Your Book with Podcasts and Trailers

ecambrose.wordpress.com—New blog post on History Vs. Fantasy (Posting July 11)

http://maggie-secara.com—Guest blog post on Why We Can’t Get Enough of Medieval Magic (posting on 6/26)

http://nickvalentino.blogspot.com/—More Exclusive Q&A for a Behind The Scenes Look at Reign of Ash

http://sitwritebleed.blogspot.com/—10 Answers You Won’t Find Anywhere Else!

http://erosesabin.wordpress.com/– Exclusive Q&A plus excerpt #4

The Book Whisperer—A Romanian interviewer  digs into what to expect from Blaine McFadden’s world at http://www.bo0kwhispere.blogspot.ro

http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/—Take a look at my all-new blog post on What Comes First, Plot or Character? Posting on 6/25.

TheFutureAndYou.com—Watch for a live interview with me at ConCarolinas with host Stephen Euin Cobb.

Facebook.com/WinterKingdoms—(Please “like” the page while you’re there!) Audio readings and excerpts from short stories Vanities and Steer a Pale Course and the upcoming Dark Legacy.

DisquietingVisions.com—Audio readings and excerpts from short stories Raiders’ Curse, Caves of the Dead and Storm Surge.

GhostInTheMachinePodcast.com—Brand new audio of me reading an excerpt from Reign of Ash plus new short stories Wild Hunt and Bounty Hunter!

MySpace (GailZMartin) and my ChroniclesOfTheNecromancer newsletter will also have all the details and updates.

Excerpt #2 http://www.4shared.com/office/dF6YbEPP/Reign_of_Ash_excerpt_2.html

Thank you for checking out my Hawthorn Moon sneak peek party.  Enjoy!