Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Book Feature: Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon
Halloween is almost here, and with APA's permission I'm doing a final home-stretch Book Blitz for my upcoming novel, Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon. It debuts on Halloween, and is currently available for pre-order through Amazon. The Limited Edition is available only through my website, and it will never be sold in stores. What's unique about this book? First, it holds a secret chapter that will never be reprinted. The cover is a dedication to this chapter, and to my former home of Salem, Mass. Each hardback copy will be personalized and signed, and the price includes shipping and handling.
It's only a few days before trick-or-treaters line the streets, and the much-anticipated launch of Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon by new author D. VonThaer. The first question asked seems to always be, "What is your book about?" The natural response would be 'mythology' but somehow that doesn't seem to cover all of the bases. It doesn't even quite get to first. Imagine asking Frank L. Baum [The Wonderful Wizard of Oz] the same question and receiving this for an answer, "Witches."
Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon is the first in the Tuatha series, and the story begins on Halloween, where a full moon lights the way for trick-or-treaters. The Seven Sisters Constellation meets the moon at midnight, paving the way for sleeping legends of the past to awaken. The story begins with the Tuatha De Danann [The People of Danu] of ancient Ireland mythology, and what happens when the stars, literally, align.
What's particularly goose-bump producing is the modern take on the story, and the real-life events that have been woven into the story. For example, every ancient culture believed the Seven Sisters Constellation is synonymous with catastrophe. A full moon on Halloween? It doesn't happen as often as you'd think. In fact, the last time this happened was in 2001. Is your skin tingling yet?
The twenty-three chapter 418 page tome is packed with emotion, friendship, love, and devastation. It's very clear this volume is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg in the Tuatha series. It sets you up for things to come, and leaves you wanting more. It's thought producing prose and graphic imagery allows you to sink your reading teeth into vivid scenery, and open your heart to the characters drawing you in page after page.
The paperback edition is available for pre-order through Amazon and will be hitting other retailers next week. The limited edition is ONLY available through the website while supplies last. There will never be a re-printing. The secret chapter will never be published in any other format.
Pick up a copy of this limited edition and hold onto a literary gem that will be a collector's item in a few short years. Once they're gone, they really are just that: gone. Every copy will come with a matching bookmark, and anyone who participates in this Book Blitz will receive free promotion back as a grateful thank-you. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Orders for this edition had been closed, but I have opened it again for several reasons: people asking me if it's still available, and to highlight the launch of the book on Halloween. Please visit my website, or the publisher's website for more information.
*To participate in this book blitz, simply copy and paste the URL to this blog and share it wherever you can: blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, as often as you can. Would you like me to contribute to your website or blog? I'd love to! Just drop me an e-mail, I am all about reciprocation and helping my fellow artists.For those who participate all weekend, I have special promo that I'm offering. Please e-mail me for details. email@example.com