I have been a very neglectful blogger of late, but I wanted to drop in and let you all know that if you’re in a killer unicorn mood, I have some good news:
There are two free stories out there!
- “a harsh and poignant take on the unicorn myth” – Publisher’s Weekly
- “[A] deliciously dark tale of unlikely nuns and even more unlikely unicorns.” — Booklist
- “fine and engrossing.” – School Library Journal
In 18th century France, a noble family prepares to celebrate their daughter’s arranged marriage by holding a traditional unicorn hunt. But when an unusual nun arrives at the chateau with her beloved pet to help the rich girl train, nothing goes as expected. Starring hunters, fine ladies, fancy frocks, and killer unicorns. A 2010 Locus Recommended Read, “Errant” first appeared in the 2010 anthology collection, Kiss Me Deadly.
Flowers, vacation, baseball, prom…what does spring mean to you? From unicorn hunters and teenage exorcists to Egyptian princesses and aspiring ballerinas, this collection of thirteen stories by some of the most exciting authors in Young Adult fiction explores young love and new beginnings during the most beautiful time of the year.
My story, “On a Field, Sable” stars oft-maligned unicorn hunter Melissende Holtz. I really love Melissende, and feel that since the books focus on Astrid, and she and Melissende are so often at odds, you don’t always get to see where she’s coming from, and what drives her. This story is my attempt to remedy that (no pun intended). After the shocking events of Ascendant, what awaits Melissende on the mountaintop where she watched her comrades fall?
Eternal Spring is currently only available free on Smashwords, but it is available in all formats, so you can read it on your Kindle/Nook/etc. It should be going out to the other e-retailers soon soon soon. Check it out!