Sunday, November 29, 2015

Get Free Ebooks for Holiday Reading During Cyber Week

While you're shopping for gift specials online during Cyber Week, it's easy to treat yourself to free ebooks at many online retailers. 

If you're at Amazon, go to the Kindle store and get my free fantasy books. I have three of them free in the United States. My free reads are also available worldwide at Google Play, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Nook, and Smashwords.

Get to know a little more about the three fantasy novels I offer as free downloads.

Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale



Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth. Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger. 

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Rys Rising: Book I



A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk. Indulge yourself and read this sumptuous epic told from many angles.

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Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I



The epic begins as Dreibrand Veta and the conquering Horde of the Atrophane Empire reach a mythic Wilderness that beckons with a magical call to glory. But Onja, Queen of the rys, a race far more powerful than the greatest human state, guards this land. She has the power to imprison souls and her genocidal rage is legendary. Everything is at risk for her desperate enemies, the union of renegades.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend Fantasy Box Set Giveaway




If you need a reason to avoid your relatives this holiday season, I suggest you sneak away and read books.

This Thanksgiving weekend I'm running an ebook giveaway. One lucky winner will win The Rys Chronicles Box Set. It's a complete epic fantasy series containing four full-length novels, and the box set sells regularly for $8.99. The winner will be get access to a free digital copy at Smashwords, which provides any ebook format you need.

Entries closed November 29th. If you're interested in the box set, see it at Smashwords.




About the Box Set

This value bundle brings together all four novels of The Rys Chronicles – Union of Renegades, The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and the stunning conclusion The Borderlands of Power.

The sprawling epic covers seven years in the lives of the main characters, whose charms and exploits have won Falbe fans around the world.

The story begins in Union of Renegades, when Dreibrand Veta, a disgruntled and disgraced officer in the Atrophane Horde, strikes out on his own into a mythic Wilderness. He partners with Miranda, an escaped slave, and they’re compelled to enter an empty land guarded by the ghosts of an ancient genocide.

Here, they enter the world of the rys, a magical race whose all-powerful Queen Onja subjugates a whole civilization. For thousands of years, she has reigned, but, when Miranda dares to defy her, the status quo disintegrates.

Through ambition and desperation, Dreibrand and Miranda trigger events that will change the world. One empire will be tested to its limits. Another civilization will erupt into rebellion and civil war. And ultimately the Wilderness will be reclaimed, and new visions will shine on the horizon.

For terror, triumph, and true feelings, The Rys Chronicles delivers on all fronts.

Readers of books by Tracy Falbe have counted her among their favorite authors, like Orson Scott Card, George R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, Terry Goodkind, Raymond E. Feist, Lee Child, Anne McCaffery, and Robin Hobb.

At the fan feedback page at her website, readers have declared:

“You have just passed George R. R. Martin and Anne McCaffrey as my favorite writer.”

“I cannot put your books down once I've started. Some of the greatest writers that I have read include Raymond E Feist, Lee Child, Clive Custler and Jenifer Fallon to name a few and to which I now add your name.”

“This series is one of the best that I have ever read! Your character creation is fantastic.”

“I am on the last novel in the The Rys Chronicles fantasy series. I have read the series non-stop since I purchased it.”

“I love your books! The human characters are so real, my heart really goes out to them. In good times and bad. The Rys are unlike any characters in any other fantasy books I've ever read, and believe me, I've read a few!”



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Black Friday Kindle sale for readers of Celtic historical fantasy



One of my author friends, Juli D. Revezzo, alerted me to her Black Friday sale for Passion's Sacred Dance, the first book of the Celtic Steward Chronicles. From now through November 28th, it's only $0.99 at Amazon Kindle.



Passion's Sacred Dance is available in paperback too.

If one book of magical Celtic romance and action is not going to be enough for you, then rejoice in the fact that the sequel, Druid Warrior's Heart, is also published in print and digital formats. 



About Druid Warrior's Heart

As the latest in her family’s long line of Stewards, Ruth Macken awaits the arrival of a warrior sworn to the Tuatha dé Danaan, the Celtic gods her family has served since the beginning of time. For on that day, a magical battle will erupt. A war between druids and an evil that will decide the fate of mankind.
Isaac Connel knows the battle is imminent, and is ready to fight, once again but from the moment he sees Ruth flitting around the sacred ground, he’s captivated by her fiery charms and a need to protect her.
Despite Isaac’s assurances and the dreams that guide her, what can Ruth and her lover do to drive off this evil? Despite everything, will the world end at the hands of an evil god?


Excerpt

from Chapter One

Ruth shivered and continued winding the green yarn she worked into a ball. The fiber slipped easily through her fingers. Skeins of newly dyed yarn hung drying on racks near the back door. The sweet scent of baking chicken filled the room as Mother stood in the kitchen ladling savory gallentyne sauce over their dinner. She hissed and paused to pull a stool closer.

“Are you not well, Mother?” Ruth said.

“My gout vexes me,” Mother said. Resting on a stool, she retrieved her ladle.

Cows mooed in the distance. Horse’s hooves clopped against new cobblestones. Ruth glanced out the window and narrowed her eyes at the fields. Four men paused before her fence, shading their eyes from the sun as they peered at her farm, first the field to this side of the road, then the half on the other.

Ruth set her yarn aside and opened the door to peek out.

“Good day, Lord Macken,” one man called.

In the road ahead, her father nudged his horse around to stand between the men and his gate as he spoke with them. “Good day.”

“Might we have a word with you?” the man asked. He wore a plaid cloak over a fine yellow surcoat and wool shirt. His companion was well-dressed in a dark coat hemmed with gold thread, a frilly shirt, fine pants, and tooled-leather boots. He kept his shoulder-length red hair away from his face by means of a strip of suede. He must be rich enough to buy the whole town, Ruth thought, to afford all that finery.

Ruth stepped onto the porch to see and hear better.

Why were they here?

Her father repositioned his grip on the horse’s reins. “What can I do for you?”

“Know you the date?” the stranger asked.

Ruth’s father nodded. “Aye. What of it?”

“We need to speak of your land,” said the fine man’s companion. “What’s to be done with it in the immediate future.”

“The land belongs to my family,” her father said. “And we have plans for it. None that concern strangers.”

His answer rang in Ruth’s ears. Her family had held the land as far back as their oldest stories recalled. Her father oversaw it now and it would go to her brother—or her, if Mother had her way.

Yet, she knew what her father referred to: the sacred battle. On some days, she expected it. On others, she hoped it was no more than a fairy tale.

“We are hardly strangers, sir.” The man curled his palm around the hilt of the blade hanging from his belt. “Father Ciaran sent us. Said yours is the ideal spot for our—” He paused, glancing at his companion. “—venture.”

“What venture would that be?” her father asked.

The man’s companion hooked a thumb into his belt. His money pouch twitched, drawing her father’s attention.

Father would never be so stupid to turn over their land for mere money, would he? Though the travelers they put up sometimes tendered payment, and the income from Lonan’s shop provided, her family would never refuse more. Depending on who offered. But if these men had come from Father Ciaran perhaps they were worthy?

Yet, something tickled along her nerves. Something dark.

Ruth narrowed her eyes at the two men. Something struck her as off about them. The mere fact that they asked for her land wasn’t enough to account for her wariness. Something else was…wrong.

Ruth peered toward the hearth to see Mother basting the succulent fowl that roasted over the fire. “Mother, I’m going out. You should stay here.”

Mother blinked her green eyes. “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing,” Ruth lied, securing the door latches. Before she asked more questions Ruth ran to the back door and, outside, made her way to the barn. A roan mare waited there and Ruth saddled her and led her quietly from her stall.

In the distance she heard Mother now speaking to the strangers.

No. Go back inside! she mentally warned her mother and hoped the gods sent her words to her.

“Come on, girl,” Ruth muttered and angled the mare into the thorn grove. She brushed against the vines as she entered and they parted silently, opening a pathway. Even the ducks along her river dipped under the water, as if fearing a foe.

Through the thorn grove’s rough vines, Ruth spied the men still talking, and she hoped she could keep out of sight. The men kept their attention on her parents; even her horse’s steps went unnoticed, and Ruth wondered. Perhaps the stories about the protective power of their grove were true, after all.

She hoped she was wrong about the strangers. Maybe they weren’t here to use her land for anything more than an extension of the marketplace or whatever such venture they had in mind. Maybe they were telling the truth. Maybe the priest had sent them.

No. Her gut said otherwise. She always had a sense about people, good or bad. Why would it fail her now? She bit the inside of her mouth. Best not to tell anyone about that sense. No matter how much her family tithed to the church every week the priest would never understand.

Witchcraft was something of which she would never be absolved.

Even if it saved the world.

She took in little of the town as her horse raced along, but the warm stone façade of the town church soon loomed before her. Some brown-clad student priests milled in the yard feeding chickens and shivering in the chill breeze. Ruth dismounted and one priest offered to take the horse’s reins. “I seek Father Ciaran,” she said.

He directed her inside and she moved through the grounds, avoiding poultry, and any slippery spot. She didn’t need to break her neck now. Not before she told someone what bothered her. Father Ciaran would know what to do. Even if she didn’t tell him exactly what frightened her about the men, the fact remained he would notice the signs, wouldn’t he?

People didn’t usually ask to use their land. Not even Father Ciaran.

She pushed open the heavy oak doors and ran through the tiny church, ignoring the marble baptismal font, the stern and staring statues of Jesus. There was only one man she sought here. “Father Ciaran!” Where was he?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Google Play Books sale - Get Savage Storm for only 99 cents



I just realized it's been over 2 months since I ran a sale at the Google Play Store.

If you're a fan of epic fantasy, or want to try something new and exciting, this 80 percent off sale is a great opportunity to dive into the Rys Rising series. Savage Storm is the second book in the series. It's normally $4.99, but you can buy it for $0.99 or the foreign currency equivalent now through November 22. The first part, Rys Rising: Book I, is always a free ebook at the Play store.

Get Savage Storm for $0.99 and save 80 percent off list price.

(You can download 60 pages of it free to check out the story first if you want.)

About the novel:

When Onja enthralls the savage Chatapaka people of the remote north and unleashes their brutal hordes upon vulnerable Nufalese settlements, the militia is overwhelmed. Cruce Chenomet and his comrades struggle to save the fleeing settlers. Cruce quickly loses hope but keeps his courage as he confronts the savage storm.


Get Savage Storm for $0.99 and save 80 percent off list price.


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