Published December 17, 2017 | By Shawna
Feeling pretty seasonal at the moment listening to Whitethorn Crossing rehearse holiday carols and sipping hot, spiced cider laced with whiskey underneath light-up solstice ravens. (Yes, the ravens are my fault and yes, they started out as Halloween decorations.) Anyway, my friends will be occupied with making music for a while, so it felt like a good time to write my holiday newsletter.
I’ve been working hard at getting the next in the Werewolves and Gaslight Mysteries series done. My stretch goal is to have it out for you by late Spring. For those of you he missed the Here Be Magic multi-author boxed set, the novella Raven’s Song will be available as a stand-alone as soon as the cover artist gets me the cover. (We’re tentatively talking February.)
The website www.Shawna-Reppert.com has been given a small facelift. Under the Ravensblood tab there is now a page title Ravensblood Miscellany were you will find links to vignettes, letters, etc., written in that universe, sometimes as guest blogs on other sites.
Meanwhile, in keeping with my tradition of holiday gifts for my readers. I am giving away a two-pack of flash (short-short) fiction in the Ravensblood universe. Duet for Ravens is available through instafreebie at https://instafreebie.com/free/YRQtt It will ask you to sign up for the newsletter, but don’t worry. You can ‘sign up’ even if you’re already on the list, and the list automatically filters so you won’t get two newsletters to the same email address.
Also, for those of you who have not yet read Ravensblood, the Kindle version will be free on Amazon from solstice through Christmas (12/21 through 12/25). If you already have Ravensblood, this is a great opportunity to introduce your friends to the series. Remember that good word-of-mouth is the best gift you can give a writer!
Finally, because I love to search out bargains for readers, here is another multi-author bonanza featuring free science fiction and fantasy fiction plus a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate!
The bonanza is officially over on 12/17, but the links will be active through the end of the month.
Stay warm, enjoy lots of good food and drink, and if you have a holiday this time of year, may it be a merry one!
P.S. for local (Portland, OR) folks: The awesome new Celtic/classical fusion band Whitethorn Crossing will be playing carols at the Pittock Mansion from 2-4 P.M. on 12/17 and 12/27. The mansion will be decorated beautifully for the holidays and music is free with admission. The band includes Mike and Julie Zamudio, who locals may have heard playing my book launch parties.