In hopes of offering more entertainment options for a home-bound public, my women-centered fantasy novel, Eolyn, is now available for free download.
You can find Eolyn on Google Books, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo, as well as on Smashwords in both epub and mobi format. Amazon wouldn’t let me set the price below 99 cents, but if you’re counting pennies and have a Kindle, the mobi format on Smashwords should work on your device.
Offer good indefinitely. Please share widely. Enjoy the magic, and stay healthy.
EOLYN (Book One of the Silver Web)
In a land ravaged by civil war, the Mage King Kedehen initiates a ruthless purge of women practitioners of magic. Eolyn, sole heiress to the forbidden craft, escapes slaughter by fleeing into the South Woods. There, she is adopted by the hermit Ghemena, last guardian of a sacred path.
When the mysterious boy Akmael appears in her woodland refuge, Eolyn unknowingly befriends a dangerous prince, heir to the man who destroyed her family. Confident the young mage will help restore the lost tradition of her dead sisters, Eolyn embarks on a path of hope and innocence that will end in betrayal, heartbreak and war against a man she once loved.
As a child, Corey of East Selen witnessed the massacre of his clan. His cousin, Briana, saved Corey’s life through a desperate bargain: by marrying the Mage King who slaughtered their family and giving him a son, Akmael.
Corey has since honed bitter cynicism into a tool for survival. When one day he meets a woman named Eolyn in a far-flung province, Corey considers burning the last maga to advance his status. But Eolyn has something that compels Corey more than her magic: She wears a jewel that once belonged to Briana of East Selen. Discovering how Eolyn acquired the heirloom leads Corey down a path of intrigue and vengeance at any cost.
In Book One of The Silver Web, Briana’s lingering magic weaves together the fates of those who survived a great purge in a tapestry of conflict, love, revenge, and renewal. Eolyn, last daughter of the magas, challenges a realm of powerful wizards and brutal deceptions in a desperate bid to revive women’s magic against the will and ambitions of men.
“Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes, with a romantic thread.” – Publishers Weekly
A “dreamlike, fairy-tale ambiance…immersive political machinations and grand-scale battles.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Headstrong, hopeful, and fiercely loyal to her roots, Eolyn is a character you can’t help but stand behind.” –Apex Reviews
“Magnificently written.” –Kindle Book Review