Thursday, October 13, 2011

Indie Writer News -- Dragons and Rockstars

Joseph Robert Lewis is getting to be downright prolific.

This week he sent me an announcement for his latest work The Dragon and the Lotus.

About the book:

As a child in Kathmandu, Asha was bitten by a dragon and gained the ability to hear the souls of all living things. Years later in India, she uses her strange gift and her training as an herbalist to save people possessed by ghosts, poisoned by legendary beasts, and tortured by the cruel doctors of Ming. And to fight the occasional bear or tiger, of course.

With the help of a beautiful blind nun and a sleepy little mongoose, Asha confronts both victims and predators, including the man who stole her childhood and killed her lover. But when she journeys into the west, Asha discovers that there are fates worse than death and there are human monsters that can only be defeated by a woman with the strength of a dragon.

Series: The Dragon and the Lotus is a part of The Other Earth series. This story spans several years and ends shortly after the conclusion of the Halcyon Trilogy.

Genre: historical fantasy, mystery, adventure, India, Persia

Length: 80,000 words

Web: http://josephrobertlewis.wordpress.com/books/the-dragon-and-the-lotus/

Go backstage at Indie Author Rockstar

Every month the Indie Author Rockstar blog randomly chooses 5 titles from its growing list of approved submissions and tries to bring them some extra love and attention from readers.

After the blog members vote, a "rockstar" will be selected from this month's batch of nominees and that esteemed title will continue to receive extra promotion.

October's rockstar nominees are:

MAD GODS - REVELATION: CANCELLED ? by Athanasios


THE CURSE GIRL by Kate Avery Ellison


THE COMPANY OF FELLOWS by Dan Holloway


THE HERO ALWAYS WINS by Robert Eaton


ISABEAU by N. Gemini Sasson


ANOMALY by Thea Atkinson


IMPEDING JUSTICE by Mel Comley


See full descriptions of these novels at Indie Author Rockstar and good luck to the nominees.

I'd also like to add that I submitted my latest novel Rys Rising: Book I to the Rockstar program. My novel made it into the contestant pool from which random nominees are drawn, so I'm hoping I'll get picked someday. Until then I will languish in obscurity as usual.

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