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Old 08-17-2012, 11:50 PM   #2186
C.M. Skiera
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Crimson & Cream


Crimson & Cream (The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy) - $2.99 debut epic fantasy novel is available on Amazon & iTunes. Or get it for FREE at Smashwords with this coupon code JH88U (good through 8/26/12).

I started writing this coming-of-age novel in 1999, and after lots of twists and turns, 13 drafts, and the advent of online self-publishing, it's now here. Please take a peek, if you'd be so kind. Here's a little teaser:

Crimson & Cream recounts an unlucky orphan boy's adventurous tale of flight and discovery as he unravels his tortured past while securing his tenuous future. Hounded by watchmen, trolls, goblins, and a relentless bounty hunter, Jetsam begins running for his life, and dreams of a day when the deadly race will end.

In the magnificent mountain city of Dwim-Halloe, Eadriel and Elvar were born identical twin brothers to teachers at the city's revered School of Magic. In Dwim-Halloe, a new king declared magic evil, and outlawed its practice. This decree spawned a revolt by the resident spellcasters, which led to a bloody rebellion. With brutal force, the new ruler crushed the uprising. The twins parents' murder forfeited the boys' birthright to learn the art of magic, and sent them fleeing for their lives.

Rescued by an orphan gang, the twins were nicknamed Flotsam and Jetsam. The clan introduced them to their underbelly lair, where they live in hiding. To survive, the fugitive urchins sneak up to town nightly to scavenge and pilfer.

During their last risky foray, a castle sentry spotted the youthful intruders and the brothers fled into an unfamiliar cavern. Lost deep underground, they encountered a strange beast that changed their lives forever and started a harrowing journey for survival.

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