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Old 12-14-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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The Narun - A contemporary fantasy series by G. M. Worboys

Dryad (The Narun - Book One) is now available in e-book and print editions.



John Caldor, tormented by grief after his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident, feels his mind break; he can feel the cold breeze blowing through the crack that has opened deep inside his head. It is no huge surprise then, when John meets a beautiful woman that no one else can see: Asha, the imaginary friend of his lost daughter.

Asha shows John her world, the world of the forest. She tells John that she is a narun, a being made of prana – the stuff of life. Her people are the aaranya – dryads. She shows him that she can merge with the trees and share their life. She tries to teach John that he is not broken, that his mind has opened so that he, too, can now sense the life of the forest around them. To John this is a world beyond belief, but he wants it to be real, he wants Asha to be real.

They argue and Asha leaves. John quickly realises that, whatever his doubts, he is not ready to be parted from Asha, and he enters the forest to try and find her. He finds more of her people and discovers that Asha has disappeared, and her people fear that a new conflict is erupting between the narun peoples. To save Asha, and help the aaranya, John must overcome his doubts. His path leads back to the human world where he finds that he is not the only human that knows of the narun, and John’s own rare gift, the ability to sense life, now puts him in danger.
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This post is a sort of grand unveiling. Not only of my first book, but also of me. Previously only known here as gmw, I have taken off my mask. If you follow the link to my website you can discover what the "G" stands for (hereby demonstrating my writing skills by leaving a mystery for you to discover by reading further ).

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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Naiad (The Narun - Book Two) is now available in e-book and print editions.



So this is what it feels like, John thought to himself, to crack open the door back to his normal life, the one he had abandoned in his search for Asha. But John Caldor’s life can never return to normal, it is now inextricably linked to the aaranya, the narun of the forest. And though they do not realise it yet, all of them are caught up in something bigger than they can imagine.

Asha’s talent for healing is not enough to save the one that is so precious to the both of them. The search for a cure will lead John and Asha and their friends away from everything they know, but the hazards of their journey will not be enough to prepare them for the treachery that lurks in waiting.

Tracey thinks she has the easy job, minding John’s house while he is away. A new boyfriend, a caring mother and an amazing best friend, life should be good. But the danger lurks here too, and the consequences will tear her life asunder.
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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Nereid (The Narun - Book Three) is now available in e-book and print editions.



Whatever time John has left, he has dedicated it to finding Asha. Without that driving force he would still be sitting next to his corpse, waiting for death to catch up. But his friends will pay a high price for trying to help him.

Asha had placed herself under the control of the brothers, but she hadn't understood just how complete that control would be. They have taken her away from everyone and everything she knew, and stolen any last chance she may have had to heal Ellie. As she watches the power plays between narun and human, Asha finds she is a prisoner of her own nature, and in that she is not alone.

In protective custody, Tracey's life is no longer her own. Her past relationships are used against her, and carry her and her protectors into the middle of a war between the narun peoples, a war in which humans have become unwitting collaborators.

Events will draw them all together in a struggle for their lives, in this compelling conclusion to The Narun.
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This book concludes the series, The Narun. If you're curious, the first book (Dryad) can be read on its own without feeling compelled to continue (although, obviously, I hope you will).
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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale!

For the entire month of July many e-books are available at Smashwords at big discounts, and this includes all three of my books. Until July 31st you can get the e-book edition of Dryad for FREE, and the e-book editions of Naiad and Nereid for 50% off. Just click on the links below and follow the instructions on the Smashwords site to claim your discounts.

Dryad – FREE
Naiad – 50% off
Nereid – 50% off

Enjoy!

P.S. Note that the first book (Dryad) can be read on its own without feeling compelled to continue (although, obviously, I hope you will). So there is absolutely no reason not to get it now!
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Only two more weeks to go on the Smashwords July sale:

Dryad – FREE
Naiad – 50% off
Nereid – 50% off

Not nearly enough people have taken advantage of this offer yet.

Could it be because Smashwords only have the epub versions? (These are carefully hand-crafted epubs, not done through the meatgrinder, and in such cases Smashwords is unable to offer all the other formats or preview - but you can read the first few chapters via the Amazon links offered above.) If you need a copy for your Kindle there are many here on MobileRead that can tell you how to convert it, or you can use Amazon's own KindleGen or Kindle Previewer.


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Thanks, gmw. Downloaded Dryad and added it to my "to-read" list.
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