It’s launch day for my new book, The Illuminator Rising! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to introduce this new book. As the third (but not the last!) in the Voyages of the Legend series, it involves some of the characters I’ve written with before, but each and every book teaches me new things–and this book taught me a lot. And threw me more than a few surprises!
Here’s a sneak peek!
Jariel tapped out the rhythm with her foot. “I like fast dances.”
“Then you should dance,” Ellie said.
“Nah. You need a partner for this one.”
“So? Find one,” said Connor, rejoining the group.
“What? You volunteering?” Jariel rolled her eyes.
“Sure? You don’t even know how to dance!”
“I do too.”
“Then why haven’t I ever seen you?”
“Maybe I didn’t want to.”
“Then dance with me.” Connor cocked an eyebrow. “I dare you. Or are you too scared?”
“I am not scared.” Jariel stood up, dusting herself off. “Hurry up, slowpoke.”
Ellie watched as Jariel and Connor joined a reel on the dance floor. They fumbled awkwardly to find each other’s hands and perform the first set of spins. But then they seemed to find a rhythm. Both of them were strong and athletic, and they both had a good sense for the music. They began to clap in time and skipped down the line with energy. Their movements fell into practiced unison, as if they were working together to trim a sail or polish a deck.
“Do you…like to dance?” Kai asked Korrina.
Korrina gave a fierce laugh. “I like to fight.”
Kai nodded briskly. “Yes. Fighting is better. At least you know if you’re winning or losing.”
You can find The Illuminator Rising right now on Amazon as an e-book and paperback! (Amazon hasn’t yet linked the two together, but both are listed on my author page.)
If you’re local to the SF Bay Area and looking for a signed copy, you’re invited to my launch party on Saturday, June 25, at Village House of Books! There will be a reading, kid-friendly activities, snacks, and even a drawing for a free paperback copy of The Illuminator Rising!
If you can’t make the launch party, check out my News and Events page for other stops on this summer’s book release tour!
To celebrate this book’s launch day, I’m doing an e-book giveaway right here on the blog! Entering is easy!
Step 1: Subscribe to my e-mail newsletter. (The newsletter only includes book-related news and only comes once every few months! Since nobody likes spam. If you’re already subscribed, you can skip this step.)
Step 2: Leave a comment on this post, including 1) your name (first and last) and 2) one reason you’re excited to read The Illuminator Rising.
On Monday, 6/13, I’ll draw a name from the comments and send a free e-book to the e-mail address you used to subscribe!
As always, I can’t do this without you! Please like, share, retweet, and leave an Amazon review to help launch this book! 🙂
3 thoughts on “Book Launch Day: The Illuminator Rising!!!”
Joshua Grasso (fellow FSFN author): though I somehow missed your previous books, I have two sons in the 9-14 age range, and I’m always looking for smart, exciting novels that aren’t written down to kids, thinking that they only watch cartoons and eat sugar 24/7. My kids love reading and are picky about books that sound too “kiddish.” This might really fit the bill for them and I look forward to reading it as well.
Thanks for stopping by! I, too, really dislike books that write down to kids. Kids are some of the smartest people out there. I’m thrilled to hear your boys love reading, and I hope they enjoy the series!
Congratulations to Joshua Grasso, winner of the free e-book! Happy reading!