Long time no see…again. *Ahem* Well, I’m back from another trip, and hopefully life will be steady enough that I can return to more regular blog posts…hopefully. The good news is, radio silence on here does not mean I haven’t been working away. In fact, I’ve been pretty busy. 😉 For today, that translates to the exciting news that Aderes in Karkhana releases December 10th!!! It’s available for pre-order right now, and you can click here to get your book!
I’m trying something new this time: you can pre-order Aderes for 99 cents, but once it’s been out for about a week I’ll raise the price to $2.99. So grab it now!
Aderes in Karkhana is the first book in the Ashton Legacies, a series of roughly-standalone stories all following members of the Ashton family, guardians of the gateways and explorers of other worlds. The Ashton Legacies world is one in which gateways to other worlds appear around earth, and guardians protect these gateways, from normal citizens who have no idea what they’re stumbling into and from the people on the other side.
I’m super excited for this series. I love fantasy where unlikely heroes fall into other, strange worlds, but I’ve always wondered what it would be like for people who knew there were other worlds and knew some about the portals that take them there. What if the hero knew a little of what to expect? What if they could go back and forth between that other world and ours? Enter the Ashton family, adventurers and scholars of the worlds through the gateways. And enter Aderes, the first Ashton you all get to meet.
Here’s the Description:
As your blood mingles, may your lives be entwined…go forth as one.
Falling into another world was not on my list of life goals. Marrying a stranger in that world even less so. But these people don’t take no for an answer, and my only choice is accept marriage to a guard or…well, actually they didn’t give me another option.
The point is that I don’t want this, never have. The rest of my family are adventurers, explorers…they embrace our family’s legacy, but not me. All I want is to live beside them. All I want is my family.
But as much as I want to punish these people for taking that from me, I’m an Ashton, and Ashtons don’t wallow. If escape is out of the question, then it’s time to bear down and make a life here. Learn the world, make a new normal, and don’t tell them anything that would put my family in danger. As far as they know, I’m just Aderes: Gaiseric’s tearful foreign wife. I’m an abnormality, a spectacle, but harmless.
The trouble is, while their world is unfamiliar, the threats they face are not. I’m not quite the frail, ignorant girl I let them believe me to be, but will my knowledge of my family’s past be enough to save these people? …or will it condemn them instead?