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SHATTERED GLASS Glass Series #4 - A New Glass Series eNovella!
Yep, you read that right, I wrote an e-Novella about Opal. The story takes place between NIGHT STUDY and DAWN STUDY, making the perfect read while you're waiting for DAWN STUDY to be released in January 2017!
Here's a synopsis: While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a strangely worded letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal's immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably an ambush, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn't easy to trick, and with her two soldier friends, Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel down to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan with the hope of rescuing the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap.
The eNovella costs 0.99 US. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Araella, an 18 year old friend of my daughter who was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. :( The money will help her with medical and travel expenses as she undergoes extensive chemotherapy.
Read an excerpt from SHATTERED GLASS HERE
You can download a copy of SHATTERED GLASS online at these USA retailers:
You can download a copy of SHATTERED GLASS online at these international retailers:
Countdown to DAWN STUDY!
It won't be long before the exhilarating conclusion of the Study series is released. It doesn't matter what book number or series name DAWN STUDY is called, it is the final book for Yelena and Valek. After six books, they've been through so much--fights for their lives, kidnappings, assassination attempts, daring rescues, mother-in-laws, arrests, rogue magicians, betrayals, and Janco's campaigns against sand--that I think it's time for them to get a well deserved rest. :)
If you're new the the Study/Glass series and would like to see a definitive list of the books and short stories in the author preferred reading order, go HERE.
For those who have been with me since the very beginning (i.e. since POISON STUDY, this book once again alternates chapters between Yelena and Valek's POV, with short chapters from Leif, Janco and Heli the Stormdancer. It was a beast of a book to write since there was so much going on and many characters from the previous five books joined together to fight against the big bad. Warning: Be prepared for a very late night of reading (I give you permission to blame me when you're grumpy the next day ;). The publication date is January 31, 2017 in the US/Canada, 23 January 2017 in Australia/NZ, and 9 February 2017 the UK.
Here's the cover copy: Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond--and a family--that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.
Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall--and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.
With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician...and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.
Read an Excerpt from DAWN STUDY.
DAWN STUDY International Covers!
UK Cover / Australian Cover
You can pre-order DAWN STUDY online at these USA retailers:
For International pre-orders go to Book Depository Free International Shipping!
FIRE STUDY IN JAPAN!
FIRE STUDY was recently released in Japan with another gorgeous cover by Tae (my favorite of the 3), who also created the cover for the other Japanese Study books. My books have been getting great reviews from Japanese readers and have been selling well. POISON STUDY had reached #1 at one point over the last year. Yay! I really hope to visit Japan one day and do some book signings.
I checked on Amazon Japan and saw a couple 5 star reviews, but Google translate was unable to handle the translation (it made no sense - except I think the one reviewer really loved Kiki). For those who enjoy collecting the different editions of my books, you might be able to order a copy though Kinokuniya online (There are also stores in the USA and Australia).
Here's the book's ISBN #9784596550309 and here are a couple of links:
Poison Study / Magic Study
You can contact Maria at maria AT MariaVSnyder DOT com
Updated NOVEMBER 2016.