This weekend only, Hadley Rille Books is opening the doors to its very own Love Shack, offering all of its Kindle short stories free, and reducing prices on many of its novels. Eolyn and High Maga are available for $0.99 in their ebook editions, and the short story Creatures of Light can be downloaded free of charge.
If you aren’t familiar with these works, I’m providing brief descriptions below. Now is a great time to dive into Eolyn’s world, as the third and final book of the series, Daughter of Aithne, will be available within a year.
Heiress to a forbidden tradition of magic, Eolyn struggles to define her own path in a world largely ruled by men. Her journey celebrates the sacred feminine and calls into question the patriarchal structures of her world. The stories are written in the tradition of epic fantasy, but they take many of the tropes of the genre and turn them on their heads. In the first two books of the series, Eolyn achieves great triumphs and suffers tremendous losses. Where will book three leave her and the people she has come to love? You will have to start reading to find out.
Check out Eolyn and High Maga. This is a great bargain, and it will only last this weekend. If $0.99 is beyond your budget, by all means at least download Creatures of Light and the other free stories from Hadley Rille Books.
To get everyone in a lovin’ sort of mood, I’ve embedded the video “Love is Free” by one of my favorite modern magas, Sheryl Crow, at the end of this post. Wishing all of you a great Valentine’s Day Weekend!
Sole heiress to a forbidden craft, Eolyn lives in a world where women of her kind are tortured and burned. When she meets Akmael, destined to assume the throne of this violent realm, she embarks upon a path of adventure, friendship, betrayal and war. Bound by magic, driven apart by destiny, Eolyn and the Mage King confront each other in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of a millennial tradition of magic.
“Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes will satisfy fans of traditional epic fantasy, with a romantic thread.” – Publishers Weekly
“Magnificently written.” –Kindle Book Review
War strikes at the heart of women’s magic in Moisehén. Eolyn’s fledgling community of magas is destroyed; its members killed, captured or scattered. Devastated yet undaunted, Eolyn seeks to escape the occupied province and deliver to King Akmael a weapon that might secure their victory. But even a High Maga cannot survive this enemy alone. Aided by the enigmatic Mage Corey, Eolyn battles the darkest forces of the Underworld, only to discover she is a mere path to the magic that most ignites their hunger.
“War propels the book forward, and the characters are at their best when the events engulfing them are at their worst.” –Publishers Weekly
Meet Selenia, a brilliant and ruthless woman scientist, and her lover Nicolas, intrepid explorer of uncharted lands. Together, they bring a world of wonder to the port of Talagna, but not without exacting a price. Dare to follow this unconventional romance in a brutal and gaudy age. Available as a Kindle short story or as part of the Hadley Rille Books anthology World Jumping.
“Beautiful. Rich. Ruthless.” -Amazon Customer Review