Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's Here! It's Here! It's Here!

The second book in The Forest People series is here!  I had hoped it would be released at the same time as the first book, but it didn't work out that way.  In the end, I'm glad because truth be told managing a release for one book took a lot of energy as it was.  But now, for all those who have just finished the first book, you can now get the second.  And if you were lucky to get in on the 99 cent preorder deal at Windtree Press, you should be seeing emails with download links today.

The ebook is only $4.50 and available around the world now.  The print book is $14.00 and will be released next week.  You can get it online through Amazon & Barnes and Noble, as well as through most booksellers who purchase books through Ingrams or Baker & Taylor.

In both ebook and print, my motto is always BUY LOCAL.  Check with your local bookstore for availability.  Many local bookstores now also have ebook links too.

Just as a reminder, here's a look at Book 2 - Chameleon: The Choosing

Having survived the Kintala and liberated her father, Camryn knows two things: 1) her feelings about Ohar or Dagger can't be trusted; and 2) her newly found magical powers are darn scary and out of control. Though she has learned how to manage when she changes into other people, now she has the added burden of controlling her magic before she kills someone by accident. 

The first step is to bond with the most powerful creature in the universe, a thunder dragon. They are the only ones who can take her to the void. They are the only ones who can answer her questions about her gifts. They are the only ones who understand the burdens of life and death--of balance and control. The choosing is never easy, and only the worthy are chosen.
 
Camryn is committed to stopping the lichen mutations that are killing the Forest People. She knows that her gift as a Chameleon will allow her to discover why the Agnoses experiments are being escalated and how they use the lichen to enhance powers of both Forest People and Agnoses.

In her first battle of control, Camryn comes face-to-face with her own inner demons. What price is she willing to pay in order to save the Forest People? Camryn can see the war coming. Her gifts have the power to save both worlds, but in the process she may end up destroying everyone and everything she loves.

Enjoy!

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5 comments:

Jamie said...

Congratulations, Maggie. Looking forward to reading this weekend. See you soon!

Miss Viola said...

Congratulations Maggie! Woot!! ~Viola

Cathryn Cade said...

Congrats, Maggie! Beautiful cover, and can't wait to dive into this series. A reward for finishing my WIP, due July 15.

best,
cathryn

Maggie Faire said...

Thank you, Jamie, Viola, and Cathryn! The beautiful cover, as with Book 1, is by the incredible Christy Caughie. I am very fortunate in that she has told me she will stick with me for the entire series. That's a two year commitment so I'm truly grateful.

As I've said in the acknowledgments for both Book 1 and 2. This brgan as a single, longer (about 80K) novel. After my beta readers, particularly fifteen and sixteen year old teens, provided feedback I knew something drastic had to change. They loved the story and read it quickly. All three rated it a 4 out of 5. But I knew by their questions about the world and the relationships between the protagonist and the two boys in her life, that to get a 5 out of 5 something needed to change.

Fortunately for me, wonderful Elaura provided a great restructuring into two books. Unfortunately, it meant adding 20K words to the first book and 30K words to the second book.

As the creative muse would have it, 20K was heaven to write. But the other 10K, which were three chapters in the middle, were hell to get from my head to the page. So, getting this second book out was certainly a triumph of the discipline of butt-in-chair and a I-will-beat-myself-up-forever deadline over self-doubt and fear.

I missed my drop-dead deadline by two days, but I'm happy anyway and I hope my readers are too.:)

Jamie said...

I am thrilled to say I have read the second book and enjoyed watching Camryn develop her powers. You've built a complex heroine and put her in an unforgetable world. BRAVO!