I am overjoyed to announce that I have another novella available on Amazon!
You Made My Heart a Hunter is an unusual work for me in that it’s not written for humor, but has a more spiritual and anthropological bent. Without spoiling anything, I’ll say it’s about magic, and nature, and faith, and society and the individual, and friendship, and change – in other words, all of the good things that most stories are about. But most of all it’s about an old friend of mine, a somewhat difficult sorceress by the name of Lhennuen, and how she came to be who she is….
You Made My Heart a Hunter
She has the power to change the course of a river with a few lines of song, but she couldn’t save her own husband from his fate. Lhennuen Damaiud, sorceress and priestess, leaves her temple for the northern forest in order to escape from humanity and figure out her life’s purpose.
Yet as it turns out, escaping from humanity is harder than she expected. And escaping the designs of God…well, she should have known that was impossible.
Of all the things I’ve ever written, I’m the most excited to get YMMHAH out to readers because it’s my first published work to take place in the universe I’ve been writing stories in since I was fourteen; and it’s also the prequel to the novel I’m currently working on, which should be finished this year.
Because I can’t wait to hear what people think, I’m doing a promotion. On this April 5th-7th (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) “You Made My Heart a Hunter” will be FREE to download. Yes, free! You can read it on your computer or on any smartphone or tablet that can run the Kindle app – which is, as far as I know, all of them. There’s also an option to give copies as gifts, so while it’s free why not take advantage of that, and share with any of your friends who like to read!
My hope is that you’ll check it out and then leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Reviews are very very important for authors; you as a reader have way more power than you think! And even if you don’t like it, I want your honest opinion – how else am I supposed to grow as a writer without feedback?
It has one great review so far from Ann Hunter (who writes pretty fabulous fairytale retellings herself; Moonlight is my favorite). She compared it to the works of Marion Zimmer Bradley (best known for The Mists of Avalon) which is, well, absolutely the nicest compliment I’ve ever gotten.
As a fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s work, I felt like I was reading Priestess of Avalon or Forest House again and was in love.
(And for what it’s worth, though I do know Ann and asked for her private feedback, I didn’t solicit a review. What a wonderful surprise!)
When in doubt as to what God’s asking, she thought, say “yes.” It might go horribly wrong, but at least you’ll have gotten into trouble honestly.
—You Made My Heart a Hunter
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