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Book Signings and Renaissance Faires

Who says Reno doesn’t have culture?

This Sunday, I’ll be signing books at the Nevada Opera Renaissance Faire, alongside local authors Jean Booth and Kurt Winans. Also available are books from award winning authors who write with a fantasy edge: A.D. Trosper, Hannah Steenbock, Katie Jennings, LaDonna ColeNatalie Gibson, and Sophie Moss.

Would you like free signed books? Read on to find the secret buzzwords!

Nevada Opera’s Renaissance Faire

An Artown Event

  • Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • 10am to 9pm
  • Wingfield Park (on the river)
Ren faire color

Banner by Blue Harvest Creative

An excerpt from Vassal, available September 20th, 2014:

Aislin marched arrow-first into the hall. The sun, now peeking full into the window, danced along the high points of the men’s faces. They reacted the same as all men did when facing Aislin’s bow. Their somber expressions became dubious, and they retreated a step.

Darrion demanded, “What do you want?”

The same husky voice rasped, “We seek wheat and rye.”

Immediately Darrion replied, “We have stores to share, if you are needy.”

Aislin’s arrow sagged. She didn’t often feed beggars, for she rarely had ample food for her own fief. “What do you—No, we don’t. We have to plant.”

“I’ll take care of this,” Darrion said.

“But we don’t—”

“I said—” He set a hand on her bare shoulder. “—I’ll take care of this.”

Shrugging his hand away, she lowered her bow.

The men stood patiently. One, blond with long hair tied back in a tail at the base of his neck, carried an axe slung on his belt. The other, with a mane of dark, scrubby wool on his face and his chin, carried a one-handed arming sword. They watched Aislin’s bow, but they did not approach.

“The grain is in the barn,” Darrion said. “Allow me to retrieve my boots, and I’ll fill a sack for your journey.” Passing by Aislin on his way back to the room, he whispered to her, “Try not to shoot them.”

Her mouth fell open, and her head turned to watch him leave. One of the intruders shuffled his feet. Aislin aimed her arrow at him and cocked her elbow back. “Don’t move,” she snarled.

Did you catch the buzz word? In case you didn’t:

I’ll be giving a swag bag to the first person who approaches our booth and proclaims, “I seek wheat and rye.” Within Vassal, those words promise trust within a secret and illegal organization. On Sunday, they might win you a signed copy of Minstrel, swords and tiaras for up to 5 children in your group, and a tote bag courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative.

Author Jean Booth is also offering a swag bag. Visit her website for her buzz words:

Please drop by the Renaissance Faire. Listen to amazing music. Visit vendors for some tantalizing food and unique wares. And come see us! We’re offering a free sword or tiara for every two books you purchase, and have many stories to suit your personal tastes.

“What do you like to read?”

My First Reading Challenge

Alright, it’s scheduled and it’s going to happen!  Our first reading challenge (of many.)  The first will take place during the month of May, with all entries due by midnight, Pacific time, on May 31st.

You may get an early start on your reading!  Just get your entry in by May 31st.  Our first book will be Edgar Wilde and the Lost Grimoire, by Paul Ramey!

(See that link?  It takes you straight to Amazon.com, where the book is only $1.99.  Or you can go to Nine Muse Press‘ site itself for a free sample chapter, and the book at the same price in Kindle and non-Kindle formats.)

Rules:

1. Read the book assigned, in whichever way is compatible with your lifestyle and e-reader.

2. Review your book on Amazon or Goodreads, or both!  An additional review on your personal blog earns you an additional entry.  (This can be a cut/paste review.  It just needs to be there.)  3 reviews posted… 3 entries.

3. Link to your reviews by the end date, so we can count your entry.  Post your link either on my Facebook author page, the Facebook event page, or in the comments to the contest post on this blog.

4. Refer the contest to friends.  If your friend posts a review, then messages me on my Facebook page saying, “‘Your Name’ sent me,” you get yet another entry for each friend referred!

Prizes: These will vary from contest to contest, but you can expect things like future e-reading material from other very worthy authors!

Ask all the questions you want!  If you would like an invite to the Facebook event, and a chance to win Edgar Wilde free to the first five people to respond, simply “Like” my Facebook page and type “EW Contest” on the wall.  You will then receive an invite, a day before the contest is underway.