Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Song Caster

What better way to celebrate the end of finals, apologize for my absence during said finals, and kickstart summer than by introducing an absolutely FABULOUS new book?

Without further ado, I am excited to announce the fourth book in The Wilderhark Tales, by Danielle Shipley:

The dull doom of impending marriage at his back and a reticent royal at his side, remarkable minstrel Gant-o’-the-Lute is off in search of adventure, and you can be sure he finds it – complete with much music, magicked maidens, and a dangerous power so great, Lute might for once find himself outmatched.

The Song Caster
Book Four of The Wilderhark Tales

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An enchantress’s curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast; a princess’s pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell; bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp whisked down a giant beanstalk – all within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that’s seen it all.

You’ve heard the stories – of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist the tower-bound damsel; of gorgeous gowns appearing just in time for a midnight ball; of frog princes, and swan princes, and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea. Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love.

Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales. Know them now as Wilderhark’s.

And of course, we can't forget the lovely Ms. Shipley:

About the Author:

Danielle E. Shipley’s first novelettes told the everyday misadventures of wacky kids like herself. …Or so she thought. Unbeknownst to them all, half of her characters were actually closeted elves, dwarves, fairies, or some combination thereof. When it all came to light, Danielle did the sensible thing: Packed up and moved to Fantasy Land, where daily rent is the low, low price of her heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, firstborn child, sanity, and words; lots of them. She’s also been known to spend short bursts of time in the real-life Chicago area with the parents who home schooled her and the two little sisters who keep her humble. When she’s not living the highs and lows of writing young adult novels, she’s probably blogging about it at www.EverOnWord.wordpress.com. Her first novel, “Inspired”, is now available through J. Taylor Publishing.

I was fortunate enough to be offered an early read, so I can tell you with absolute surety that this is one of the best books I've read in years.  There's joy and pain, lessons and loss, and above all, love (because really, what fairy tale is complete without it?).  If you haven't read the first three, get with the program, people, because these books are great!  If you have, then you most absolutely must read this latest in Wilderhark adventures!  Book details are as follows:

 Full Title: “The Song Caster (Book Four of The Wilderhark Tales)
ISBN: 978-0-9891846-3-2
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale
Length: Novella (212 pages)
Release DateTuesday, June 24, 2014
Future availability: Paperback (Amazon.com) and eBook (Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com)

Also, if you like free stuff, you should check out Danielle's blog for updates on her launch week giveaway!  Always lots of fun! :)

Fare thee well, friend!

P.S. For those of you expecting a Book of Mormon story today, that will be up as soon as I regain the energy lost in the scramble of finals week. :) 

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