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A Halloween Wish For You
(A new book and a surprise twist to end last week's story)
Before I get back to my story about my latest blunder, which I started in last week’s email, I need to give you some book news!
This week, we’re sending all the rewards to all the backers who backed our first Kickstarter project for a reward. It took a bit of clicking around to find the results of the surveys so we could find out where to send the rewards to.
But your favorite character (Ran, Sarn’s son from the Curse Breaker series) was on the job! I clicked everything until the information popped up. Sometimes my button pushing habit come in handy.
So I might have made up for my previous button-pushing problems and redeemed myself!
Yes, that’s right! We have a new book out.
You can get a copy of the ebook on:
The ebook version is still publishing and may not yet show up on Apple, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords yet. They’re taking a little longer than usual.
What’s the omnibus about?
When her daughter disappears without a trace, Robin embarks on a perilous quest to find her that tests her courage and determination in Robin of Larkspur Books 1-3. Join Robin on three thrilling adventures and risk it all to find her daughter.
Robin of Larkspur: Books 1-3 includes the following books:
It comes digitally signed by the author and
includes a black and white illustration of the Queen of All Trees
and a full color, glossy dust jacket and case laminate cover.
Why put this omnibus out now?
Well, Rogue Gods was supposed to be a standalone explanation for some inexplicable stuff that happens in Rogue Rescue, book 4 of the Robin of Larkspur series, but the characters in Rogue Gods book decided they needed a trilogy to show you all the things that led to those events.
And yes, I'm being cagey on purpose because I don't want to spoil the plot!
Melinda thinks the Rogue Gods trilogy, which is 60% written, is the craziest story she's written so far, but I don't agree. I submit to you, the judge, a story where our Scribe is kidnapped by an evil lady in a flying sleigh pulled by reindeer as proof we've gone on crazier adventures.
When did we do that? In Rogue Spells and you can read that right now. No need to wait since the book came out 2 years ago in October. It's not part of the Robin of Larkspur series even though it's title starts with the word rogue. There's a lot of rogue magic in the book, and Melinda likes to call things as she sees them.
And yes, I’m only bringing up this book because it’s almost entirely from my point of view. Shocking, I know. But I’m a fictional character who only exists when you read my story, so I have to plug my books. It’s in the contact.
Melinda wants me to tell you that she started a Halloween tale, but the characters in it decided it needed to be a full novel and maybe it should also retell the Cinderella story. So you’re supposed to blame that the story is not ready for Halloween.
Did I have anything to do with that?
I might have said something about full-length novels and how cool they are. I can’t really remember though because I was trying to cover up my mistake from last week.
And no, I haven't forgotten I left you hanging on a little cliff last week. The next part of that story doesn't reflect well on me so you’ll forgive me for putting off tell you it. I promise I’ll get to it before the newsletter ends!
I guess I should do that now. Okay here goes.
Last week, Furball and I had just untangled the curtains so we could escape them and survey the carnage. I mean the holes in the wall where nails that held the rod in place used to be.
Then Furball said, “we need a dragon,” and poof! he disappeared in a bright flash, leaving me alone in the bathroom with the downed shower rod and a lot of explaining to do if someone saw me. Since my family only lived in this nice apartment with Inari and her family for a few days, you can see how this was a big problem.
Papa was recuperating, so I couldn’t call him for help. And even if he was okay, I probably wouldn’t have called him because I’d have to explain how this happened, and he’d punish me by leaving me out of his adventures for a while. I couldn’t have that. But I also didn’t want to ruin Inari’s opinion of me.
I could have called for Uncle Miren, but that would have resulted in the same things I wanted to avoid. When Furball didn’t return quickly, I had to do something. But all I could do was wish this never happened since fixing it was beyond my skills.
So I wished with all my might that the rod reattached itself to the wall, and the curtain hung itself back up. A white flash blinded me a third time. I opened my eyes to check if my friend came back. Furball still didn’t return, but the curtain no longer lay on the floor.
Where did it go? I glanced around, then stared. The curtain hung nice and straight like it did before I accidentally yanked it down. And the rod was back where it was supposed to be.
This was all very confusing because I had no magic. All I did was make a wish, and that wish came true. I didn’t realize it then, but I did use magic when I wished for that. And you’ll get a chance to see my wish magic in action in the Rogue Gods trilogy.
Don’t forget to follow our Kickstarter for Rogue Gods to get notified when it launches so you can get copies of the new trilogy before anyone else.
Because weirdly enough, it’s my magical power. And that’s all for this week. I wish you a spooky and safe Halloween and a great week. I’ll try hard to make sure that wish comes true.
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