Fresh from the academy, ambitious Galaktipol officer Vera Staven has been transferred to the only human settlement on the ice planet Paralan. Aside from smuggling, crimes are rare and the suicide rate is high. But something at the latest find nags at Vera, although no clues indicate it’s anything but a suicide.
When native Galaktipol officer Joloran Durim Brunàhgan meets the mother of his wee-ones for the yearly egg-opening feast, he doesn’t know he’s facing the worst case of his career. The next morning, fifteen Paralan wee-ones went missing, girls only. A catastrophe for the natives. Joloran hurls himself into the investigation, but he can’t get the murder of two wee-ones out of his mind that he couldn’t solve many years ago.
Paralan and humans harbor prejudices, making it hard for Joloran to follow all clues. Against his will, his superior requests support from the humans. POK Vera Staven is assigned to him, the only woman in the human Galaktipol station on Paralan. And time is running out. With every passing day, the probability of finding the wee-ones alive shrinks. But only as a team, Joloran and Vera might have a chance. Can they overcome their prejudices and cooperate, or will they find these children disemboweled in the icy wilderness of the planet’s far side too?
On the World’s Day of the Book, more than one thousand German authors and book bloggers host give-aways for books. I am participating too. I have been planning that for quite a while but nearly forgot. Luckily, you guys overseas wake up much later than we do in Germany. 😉
Now, for my giveaway. I will give one copy of my YA Fantasy eBook “Amadi, the Phoenix, the Sphinx and the Djinn” to anyone who leaves a comment on this post AND who likes my Facebook fan page before midnight today. Amadi is a Trilogy of short adventure books set in a fairytale world resembling the Arabian Nights.
Alternatively, you can get an eBook of Scotland’s Guardians, Ann Angel’s Freedom or Victor’s Rage. Please tell me in your comment which eBook you’d like and which format you need.
Here it is, the long awaited print edition of “Scotland’s Guardians“. I know there still are some readers who prefer the printed word to the digitalized ones. Unfortunately, createspace found a couple of bugs and as hard as I tried to make it, they won’t ship the books to Amazon for another 5-7 days. Argh. I’m so annoyed. Still, it is officially published and available on createspace and should be on Amazon in a few days too. Sorry for the delay.
I got the idea to this story during one of my numerous visits in Scotland. Beside the unbelievably beautiful nature, this country has much to offer particularly one thing: the supernatural. Every region has its own mythical creature and every Scotsman knows at least one haunted house or monster of a loch. No matter if on the mountains, at the coast or in the valleys, there are as many stories about Brownies, Boobries and Kelpies as there are grains of sand by the sea. Fascinated, I decided to put at least some of these creatures into a novel but it only took form after a woman appeared in my mind whose eyes mirrored the Scottish moors and not the garden she looked at.
Since Bryanna grows up in Scotland, she is familiar with hobgoblins, selkies and kelpies from the tales of her mother country. But she is very surprised when she starts seeing these creatures one day. Is she hallucinating? Before she can ask her father’s advice, he is kidnapped by a woman whose scent seems awfully familiar. Instead of calling the police, Bryanna follows the kidnapper and lands smack-dab in the middle of the adventure of her life. It’s just as well she knows the old legends and myths well. The world she lands in is murderously dangerous. And even if she survives the journey, she is fated to kill her father.
Now, for the surprise
Of course it will only be good for those who want to own the eBook too. From midnight tomorrow the eBook version will be available on Amazon for free for FIVE DAYS. Tell all your friends. Everyone can download a copy. The more the merrier.
Spring Equinox (20th to 22nd March) and Diana Wynne Jones Giveaway
Diana Wynne Jones has always been my favorite author aside from Astrid Lindgren. When she passed away, we lost one of the most imaginative fantasy story tellers of our time. In her honor, fans of her dedicate this March to her. Those that are authors (like me), decide to give away an array of books. Since I mangled the Raffle from the Spring Equinox Giveaway (*blush*), I rolled the two into one. I hope you’re all going to participate.
For three days from now on, a plethora of authors discounted their books to less than $5 or are giving them away for free. In combination, readers can win an incredible bunch of eBooks or even printed books from participating authors. In addition to that, many authors are hosting additional giveaways. In that regard, welcome to my site.
If you Like my Facebook page and leave a comment on my site with your facebook name (so I can verify your like), you get the chance to win a printed copy or one of three eBooks of “Scotland’s Guardians”. Additional points are awarded for following me on Twitter or for tweeting this giveaway. Entries from all over the world are welcome. I will send the winning copy of the print book as soon as I get it (publishing date will be the 5th of April).
P.S.: OK, I botched it, so what? It was my first try at Rafflecopter and I didn’t realize there would be timezone-differences. To make it up for you, I extended the deadline. Sorry for the inconvenience.