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 almost time to reveal the cover to A Woven Silence!
The gorgeous cover, designed by Okay Creations, will be revealed to the public on August 31. But newsletter subscribers will get an exclusive early look at the cover three days earlier on August 28, when it’s sent out alongside the latest installment of Breaking Measures in next week’s newsletter.
If you want to see the cover before everyone else on the 28th, then be sure to sign up for the newsletter here.
And if you’re a blogger interested in sharing the cover on your blog on August 31, please sign up for the blogger mailing list here.
Can’t wait to share it with all of you!
The bonus post-Breaker short story (which takes place after Breaker ends) and other bonus scenes from the Ondine Quartet series are now available only as an extra for newsletter subscribers. Those who pre-ordered Breaker have already received and read the short story, but this is an extra for those who got the book after its release.
Info on how to access the post-Breaker short story as well as other previous bonus stories/scenes from the OQ series, will be going out in Friday’s newsletter, along with Chapter 2 of Breaking Measures.
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MUSIC. PASSION. MURDER.
In this taut suspense thriller of dark secrets and even darker ambitions set within New York’s glittering world of classical music, Emma Raveling offers a taste of what’s to come in her forthcoming novel, A Woven Silence.
Leila Cates is close to achieving her dreams. With the support of the most powerful music agency in the world, the acknowledgment of influential artists, and the backing of the country’s wealthiest patrons, her career as an acclaimed concert pianist is on the fast track to international success.
Her path to certain stardom comes to a crashing halt when the body of her boyfriend, a world renowned conductor, is discovered on the eve of her New York debut. Witness reports of infidelity, temperamental artistic clashes, and the couple’s public fight the day before his death quickly label Leila as the primary suspect in his murder.
Desperate to clear her name, she sets out to uncover the truth with the reluctant help of Orion Frazier, the detective assigned to the case. But as their investigation deepens, the shadows of her past rise up to challenge her and her musical career.
With everything on the line, Leila must venture into a darkness she has long avoided and discover if she has the strength to face what she finds.
Breaking Measures is a stand-alone prequel novella to Emma Raveling’s next novel, A Woven Silence.
NEWSLETTER EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Measures will be released as a free weekly serial throughout the summer. First installment begins June 26th!
Each chapter will be sent out only to newsletter subscribers every Friday! The completed novella will be released for sale to the public in the fall.
The free, serialized version of thie novella will only be available to newsletter subscribers, so if you want to read it this summer, be sure to sign up for my newsletter!
Were you able to guess the title from the puzzle pieces and hints? 🙂 Here are the answers to the three hints:
- Hint 1: 23rd, 2nd, 25th: This referred to the letters of the alphabet. “WBY”….or William Butler Yates (WB Yates)
- Hint 2: The Rose of Battle (one of Yates’ poems)
- Hint 3: 1st three on 13. A reference to the first three words of the poem on line 13 (which just so happens to be the title).
Here’s an excerpt of that poem:
Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World!
The tall thought-woven sails, that flap unfurled
Above the tide of hours, trouble the air,
And God’s bell buoyed to be the water’s care;
While hushed from fear, or loud with hope, a band
With blown, spray-dabbled hair gather at hand,
Turn if you may from battles never done,
I call, as they go by me one by one,
Danger no refuge holds, and war no peace,
For him who hears love sing and never cease,
Beside her clean-swept hearth, her quiet shade:
But gather all for whom no love hath made
A woven silence, or but came to cast
A song into the air, and singing passed
To smile on the pale dawn; and gather you
Who have sought more than is in rain or dew,
Or in the sun and moon, or on the earth,
Or sighs amid the wandering, starry mirth,
Or comes in laughter from the sea’s sad lips,
And wage God’s battles in the long grey ships.
The sad, the lonely, the insatiable,
To these Old Night shall all her mystery tell;
God’s bell has claimed them by the little cry
Of their sad hearts, that may not live nor die.
-William Butler Yates, “The Rose of Battle”
There were many wonderful guesses, but the first person to guess the full title correctly was Heather Villalvazo who wins a signed paperback copy of any one of my books!
Additional winner: Yash Levi was the very first person to almost get the title right by guessing “Woven Silence” (so close!), so I’ve decided to also award her a signed paperback.
Congrats Heather and Yash – please email my assistant [aeicha(at)emmaraveling(dot)com] within 48 hours to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone for your participation and clever responses!
Free Fiction in May!
Newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive, exciting lead-up to the release of my new work – new fiction for completely free!
More info will be sent out with the next newsletter.
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Can’t wait to begin sharing this story with you!
Here’s the final portion of the title reveal!
The full title will be revealed on Wednesday (April 22).
Once again, the hint is not a direct reference to the title. But in conjunction with the hints from the first and second posts, it does point to a clue that can help you get closer to it. 🙂
Leave a comment below (or on the Facebook or Instagram post ) with your best guess at the title! Whoever gets it first will receive a signed paperback of their choice from any one of my books.
- Giveaway is open international
- Please leave one comment for each guess. Multiple title guesses in a single comment will automatically be disqualified.
- You can enter as many times as you want. Just leave a comment for each separate guess.
- The giveaway will run from April 14 to April 22. Even if you get the right answer before the 22nd, I will NOT acknowledge the winner until the giveaway is complete.
- The winner will be announced on the day the full title is revealed (April 22). If several people left the same correct answer, the winner will be the person who posted first on any site (Facebook, Instagram, or my blog). I will go by the time/date stamp of the comment.
Can’t wait to see your answers…have fun!