I’m thrilled to announce that Whirl is now available as an audiobook!
Narrated by: Jaime Lamchick
AN IMPOSSIBLE WAR. AN EXPLOSIVE MAGIC. AN INESCAPABLE DESTINY.
– The World of Water Elementals –
Outspoken and independent, Kendra Irisavie has always played by her own rules.
She’s an ondine, a water elemental gifted with the powerful magic of Empath Virtue and trained to be a fighter. Pursued by Aquidae demons, she and her mother remain Rogue, hiding among humans to avoid becoming casualties in an ancient war.
Everything changes when violence erupts on Kendra’s seventeenth birthday. A dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past and stirring unexpected feelings in her fiercely guarded heart.
But as Kendra uncovers the truth about her heritage and future, she realizes just how deep the lies and deception run.
Now, in the face of unthinkable odds, she will need all her wits, skills, and magic to fulfill an extraordinary prophecy.
The first in a sweeping urban fantasy series, WHIRL is the beginning of a young woman’s exhilarating journey for survival, love, and hope as she fights for her place in a world where she doesn’t belong.
I’m giving away three copies of Whirl on Audible to celebrate the release! The contest is taking place on my Facebook page and will end on April 25, 2016.
– Giveaway now closed –
Introducing the Raveling Readers
The Raveling Readers is a casual, friendly Facebook group (with a café / coffee shop vibe) where I can hang out with you, my readers!
You can chat with me, ask me questions about my books or characters, and meet other readers who enjoy similar books! You’ll also get:
- Sneak peeks of works-in-progress and upcoming releases
- Exclusive giveaways
- Inside scoop on what I’m up to next
- Personal interaction with me
I’ll also be scouting for future members of Emma’s Elites (my amazing, top-notch street team) from those I meet in the Raveling Readers.
How to Join
The group is open to everyone – just go to the Facebook group and click “Join Group” to send us a request to join. Your request should be approved shortly. Please review the group rules before posting.
– GIVEAWAY –
I’m celebrating the opening of the group with an exclusive giveaway for Raveling Readers members (includes international readers)!
Enter to win a mug featuring the group logo and signed posters of the Ondine Quartet series, Breaking Measures, and the upcoming A Woven Silence!
I’m thrilled to announce my books are now available to international readers!
Translator: Elisa Pardini
Magia. Segreti. Destino.
Kendra Irisavie ha sempre fatto di testa sua.
È un’ondina, una creatura elementale dell’acqua con il dono della potente magia dell’Empatia, addestrata a essere una guerriera. Coinvolte in un’antica guerra contro i demoni Aquidi, lei e sua madre sono Solitarie e si nascondono tra gli umani per non diventare le ennesime vittime.
Tutto cambia quando, al diciassettesimo compleanno di Kendra, si scatena la violenza. Un oscuro sconosciuto compare, promettendo di darle risposte sul suo misterioso passato e risvegliando sentimenti inaspettati nel suo cuore apparentemente inespugnabile.
Ma quando Kendra scopre la verità sulla sua famiglia e sul suo futuro, si rende conto di quanto profonde siano le bugie e gli inganni attorno a lei.
Adesso, nonostante le mille difficoltà, avrà bisogno di tutta la sua intelligenza, delle sue capacità e della sua magia per compiere una straordinaria profezia.
Primo volume di una travolgente saga fantasy contemporanea, Whirl è l’inizio dell’emozionante viaggio di una giovane donna alla ricerca dell’amore e della speranza mentre combatte per il suo posto in un mondo cui non appartiene.
Una guerra impossibile. Una magia esplosiva. Un destino inesorabile.
WHIRL: Libro primo della Saga delle Ondine
Translator: Irma Pérez González
Una vida construida sobre mentiras…
En el camino rápido hacia el éxito internacional, la aclamada concertista de piano Leila Cates está cerca de cumplir sus sueños. Pero su trayectoria hacia el estrellato seguro llega a un inesperado final cuando el cadáver de su novio, un director de orquesta de fama mundial, es descubierto justo antes de su debut en Nueva York. Cuando los rumores sobre su relación salen a la luz, Leila se convierte de inmediato en la principal sospechosa.
Un pasado con el poder de destrozar el futuro…
Desesperada por limpiar su nombre, Leila se dispone a descubrir la verdad. Contando con la reluctante ayuda de Orion Frazier, el detective encargado del caso, su investigación pronto la atrapa en un mundo de secretos y mentiras.
Cuando todo está en juego, ¿podrá Leila encontrar la fuerza para enfrentarse a lo que descubre?
Una tensa novela de suspense de secretos oscuros y ambiciones incluso más oscuras, Rompiendo el compás es una novela hipnotizante sobre la traición que puede ocultar el amor.
We’re putting the final finishing touches on the first Ondine Quartet audiobook – I know many of you have been waiting for this for a long time. 🙂
Jaime Lamchick is a marvelous narrator and I can’t wait for all of you to “hear” Kendra. The release will be coming soon (within the next two weeks) and I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
October 15: Boise Book Fest
I’ll be signing at the event and also joining authors Jodi Meadows, Rachel van Dyken, and Devri Walls for a panel discussion on writing villains (The Dangerous, the Devious, and the Irresistible Heroes, aka Villains).
Hope to see you there!
It’s hard to believe 2015 is already drawing to a close. This has been a whirlwind year, one brimming with artistic satisfaction and fulfillment, and all of you have played an instrumental role. Thank you for reading my books, for your messages and words of support and encouragement. They have truly meant the world to me.
As a holiday surprise, I’m sharing the very first sneak peek of my next novel, A WOVEN SILENCE. 🙂
I hope you enjoy this tidbit of what’s to come. Thank you for an amazing year and I wish you and yours a holidays season filled with much warmth, love, and joy.
A WOVEN SILENCE
In a small, forgotten town at the foothills of Blue Mountain, three children decide to take the future into their hands, changing the course of their lives forever…
Despite the unraveling of her personal life, concert pianist Leila Cates returns to a world she thought she’d left behind and is pulled into a murder investigation that stretches from New York’s glittering stages to the belly of the criminal underworld.
Leila teams up again with NYPD Detective Orion Frazier and what begins with the death of a prominent businessman quickly turns into a twisted maze of deception and betrayal.
Struggling with a violence spanning over two decades, Leila and Orion discover long-buried secrets that set off a dangerous chain of events. How far would people go to protect those they love?
An unnerving psychological thriller, A Woven Silence is a riveting novel of love and loyalty, retribution and atonement, in which four individuals confront their darkest truths and a past that will not die.
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A Woven Silence: Sneak Peek 1
Mama always returned to the thread.
When her beautiful fingers trembled with fear and her dreams threatened to crumble beneath the walls of her prison, she would disappear behind the sewing machine and drown herself in its mind-numbing rattle.
These threads, she said, were born from this town, from our collective tears and blood, sweat and screams, rage and desperation. Our lives imbued each stitch with power, our entwined experiences strengthening the fabric that clothed countless strangers.
I remember her hands every time I dress. With each stroke of silk or cotton, I wonder whose calloused fingers – whose pain – had given birth to my day’s identity.
Something inevitable was created all those years ago, a connection as tight and intricate as Mama’s stitching.
It was easier then to believe a predetermined force had brought us together. A destiny or fate, the same simplistic explanation behind why the bad lived and the good died, and some sailed through life with barely a scratch while others clawed for every breath they took.
But now I believe differently.
That year had been nothing more than a sequence of chances, one landing right after the other in the same way the needle met fabric. All those circumstances had neatly aligned to sew together a tapestry far greater than us.
That’s all that night ever was.
Weaving life out of separate threads.
THREE HOURS AFTER
Excerpts from transcripts, night of December 12.
Silver Birch Township, Carbon County, PA
Officer Ned Ratliff, Head of Silver Birch Police Department
Officer Ratliff : [coughs] Anne, do you know why you’re here?
Officer Ratliff: What’s that?
Anne: I want my mom. Can I call her?
Officer Ratliff: Did you see what happened on the ridge today?
Officer Ratliff: I’m sorry, Anne, but your mother’s gone.
Officer Ratliff: [clears throat] Now don’t worry about anything. We’ll help you —
Anne: You’re wrong. Today wasn’t her day to be there.
Officer Ratliff: We found her —
Anne: No. [Chair scratching across floor] She doesn’t work on Thursdays.
Officer Ratliff: We’re trying to figure out why she was there. I’m so sorry —
Anne: You’re lying. Why are you lying?
David: You can’t hold me.
Officer Ratliff: We’re not holding you —
David: Then why’d you pull me in?
Officer Ratliff: Do you know what happened tonight?
David: I ain’t blind.
Officer Ratliff: Know how it happened?
David: Why would I know that?
Officer Ratliff: Do you know where your uncle is?
David: [muffled]…he don’t tell me where he goes.
Officer Ratliff: He was there. When it happened.
Officer Ratliff: Gonna have to speak up —
David: Is he dead?
Officer Ratliff: Yes.
Officer Ratliff: I’m sorry, son.
David: I ain’t your son.
Officer Ratliff: If there’s something we can do —
David: Who did it?
David: Who did it?
Officer Ratliff: That’s a matter for the authorities. This is an official investigation —
David: You tellin’ me my uncle’s dead and I wanna know who did it!
Officer Ratliff: Why?
David: So I know who needs to pay.
Officer Ratliff: I’m real sorry, Sally.
Sally: [words slurred] But… [inaudible]…what we gonna do about money? Will paid for the food —
Aaron: We’ll figure something out —
Sally: What’s everyone gonna do? The town —
Officer Ratliff: Now, you don’t have to worry about that now. Go on home with Aaron and take care of yourself. Someone will come down and make sure Silver Birch is all right.
Sally: But —
Aaron: Ma, let’s go home.
Sally: Ned, please. If Will’s gone, I can’t…[Hiccup. Inaudible.]…promise you’ll make sure we’re all right. You’ll take care of us.
Officer Ratliff: ‘Course I’ll do everything I can. But you know I can’t promise —
Aaron: I will. [Shuffling sound] I promise I’ll take of you. You don’t have to worry about Will.
Sally: [inaudible]…what we gonna do, baby?
[A clatter. Sound of sliding chairs.]
Officer Ratliff: Here. Let me help…
Aaron: Come on. Put your arm around me. There. [soft grunt]. Okay, hold on.
Sally: [mumbles]…said he wouldn’t leave and now he ain’t comin’ back—
Aaron: But I’m here. No, no, door’s that way…[inaudible] Hold on tight. I won’t leave you.
Sally: Someone took him away, baby…[inaudible]…took that place away.
Aaron: I know —
Officer Ratliff: I’ll get to the bottom of it. Don’t you worry about that.
Aaron: We’ll all help find who did this. To you, to me, to this town.
Sally: [whispers] You’re so good to me, baby…[inaudible]…such a good boy.
Aaron: Don’t worry, Ma. Don’t worry. We’ll find ‘em.
I’m celebrating the holidays with 7 days of giveaways! YuleRave starts Wednesday, December 9.
Here’s how to participate:
A few of my friends are helping me out by tweeting a new clue each day. You do not need a Twitter account to participate. Simply go to http://search.twitter.com every day and search for @emmaraveling #YuleRave. You’ll find the tweet containing that day’s clue. The tweets should look like this:
7 days of #YuleRave: #Win a Kindle Fire & more from @emmaraveling! Join the fun: http://smarturl.it/YuleRave CLUE 3: PEPPERMINT #giveaway
Come back here and enter the daily clue in the Rafflecopter. There are a bunch of other entries you can do to also help your chances of winning. In addition to the grand prize, there will also be a daily prize given away each day!
A Kindle Fire loaded with all of my books.
Every person who RETWEETS the clue of the day and FOLLOWS the person tweeting the clue will automatically be entered to win an e-book of their choice! Book must be USD $3.99 or less and winner must also be following my twitter account.
Giveaway ends December 15, 2015. Grand prize winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond before forfeiting the prize. Daily prize winners will be notified via Twitter. Grand prize giveaway is open only to US readers. Daily giveaway is open internationally. I am not responsible for lost or damaged prizes.
Come back here on December 9th to join in the fun – good luck!
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A surprise release just in time for the holidays!
The complete Ondine Quartet series is now available in one special collector’s edition for a limited time!
This box set contains over 2000 pages: 4 novels, 3 novellas, and bonus content.
- Ondine (Series prequel)
- Whirl (Book 1)
- Billow (Book 2)
- Chevalier (Book #2.2: Julian’s point of view)
- Warrior Prince (Book #2.5: Tristan’s point of view)
- Crest (Book 3)
- Breaker (Book 4)
- The Gift (Ondine Quartet #2.1: short story)
- Extra scenes featuring characters from the series:
- A Son’s Return (Elena’s point of view)
- The Appointment (Jeeves’ point of view)
- Thick as Thieves (Julian’s point of view)
- The Cave (Tristan’s point of view)
- One Day (a post-Breaker short story)
What Readers are Saying:
“YA fantasy at its very best.” – Bookworm Coalition
“A brilliant urban fantasy with magical writing.” – Reading Nook NZ
“A stunning read.” – 21st Century Once Upon a Time
“An action-packed, emotional rollercoaster ride of a read that will grip you from the very beginning and leave you begging for more.” – Paromantasy
“Exhilarating, suspenseful, and thrilling…so many engaging scenes that leave you sitting on the edge of your seat and by the end of this book you’ll only be wanting more!” – Book Passion for Life
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