New Terah Edun Store is LIVE

Hi All,

As I mentioned before I was working on setting up a store of branded Courtlight and Crown Service goodies. I’m very picky about the quality of the items I’m willing to sell and these passed the test with flying colors, so even if you don’t want to buy go check them out!

You can now see the store LIVE here: http://terahedun.com/store/

All items are a limited run and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. My next store goodie will be a Crown Service item. 🙂

 

Seeking Beta Readers for Sworn To Vengeance: Courtlight #7!

UPDATE 03/22/2015 – CLOSED

Thank you so much to everyone who reached out and applied. I didn’t expect to be so overwhelmed with applicants! I’ve chosen 5 Beta Readers and 2 Proofreaders for Sworn To Vengeance. You all will be getting an email from me soon. In addition, I’m going to pick 5 ARC (Advanced Readers Copy)  Readers to get review copies of the book before its released. Again big thank you to everyone!

Beta Readers: Kelly Boettcher, Ashley Marlow, Alexindrina*, Catherine Hall, Katie Johnson, Jason L.

Proofreaders: Audrey Suarez, Bonnie Kiner-Strachan, Mary Claire-Miller

ARC Readers: *Full List TBA* Jaime Radalyac, Geana Schroeder

*No email posted so an extra reader was added just in case I can’t get in touch.
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New call out for beta readers for Book Seven! If you’re interested in becoming a beta reader for me, read on!

I’m getting started on SWORN TO VENGEANCE and I would love reader feedback on the plot arc and character development. You can be any age, any experience level – all I ask is that you be enthusiastic about fantasy books. If you haven’t done this before – don’t worry about it. I’m looking for feedback as detailed as you want (i.e. Terah you missed a semicolon in the second line of paragraph four on page 87) or as broad as you want (i.e. I really didn’t like that Steve character – he’s too angry – change him ASAP).

If you’ve read Books One – Six in the Courtlight series, you’ll have a much easier time beta reading for me as well. You can download free copies of the first three books here.

What would be expected of you as a beta reader?
  • You would be emailed the manuscript/Word doc on Mon, March 23rd, and you’ll have approximately five days to provide feedback (I’d need it back by Fri, Mar. 27th).  Please only enter if you’re available during this timeframe.
  • You would be expected to give me your honest opinion about what you didn’t like, what you’d prefer to see changed (if anything), and basically just your overall thoughts. I’m not looking for unwarranted praise. Only your complete honesty can help me improve the story. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings. 🙂
  • Please agree to not share the story with anyone else.
If you are interested in reading Sworn to Vengeance and providing feedback which will help me revise, please answer the following questions in the comment section of this blog post (people reading this on Goodreads will need to visit my actual blog to comment – comments made on Goodreads will not be considered):

 

1) Your first name
2) Your email address
3) Is this your first time doing a beta read or book critique?
4) Favorite authors (just so I can get a feel for your general likes)
5) Have you read all six Courtlight series books?

 

I will post my list of beta readers on Sunday, March 22nd, so check back then!!!  Thanks so much!!!

 

Sworn To Vengeance Video Reveal

Welcome to the post about the next Courtlight series book – SWORN TO VENGEANCE: COURTLIGHT #7.

I’ll updating this post with an official release date, buy links and tidbits so check back often when you want to know the most up-to-date information on Sworn To Vengeance.

Today, 02/22/15, I’m revealing an awesome trailer. Catch it HERE or just below.

 

 

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What do you think? Tell me in the comments section! One random commenter will get automatic access to the first draft of Sworn To Vengeance as a BETA READER!

Now for the BLURB

Ciardis Weathervane is nothing if not resourceful but she and her friends are running out of time and options. They stand at the westernmost edge of the Algardis Empire with a mission from their emperor – bring home the collar that will stop a god in its tracks or die trying.

But nothing is ever that simple. In their way stands thousands of people trapped inside a walled city for half a century. With the souls of the living and the corpses of the damned, the denizens of Kifar have become the living undead.

What’s worse than confronting the undead? Learning that those poor souls blame the imperial family for their predicament. Now the city and its people want retribution and the only thing they will accept is the sacrifice of the empire’s most famous son – Sebastian Athanos Algardis.

He will stand trial for the crimes of his bloodline and it will take more than diplomacy for Ciardis to win his freedom, before a reign of fire comes down from the wyvern and the dragon to burn them all.

FIERCE: Sixteen Authors Of Fantasy Cover & Blurb Reveal

Very excited to present the cover for the forthcoming multi-author bundle, FIERCE: Sixteen Authors Of Fantasy. Click on the iBooks EXCLUSIVE Pre-Order below to reserve your copy today. On sale on all retailers March 10, 2015. We hope everyone will be looking forward to this!FIERCE, Sixteen Authors Of Fantasy

For a limited time only!

Join epic fantasy legend Mercedes Lackey and fifteen additional New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors on the adventure of a lifetime!

Over one million words and sixteen realms of fantasy brought together for your reading pleasure. Discover courageous characters fighting for justice and order, journey between kingdoms of dragons and lands of anarchy as tales of magic and mayhem unfold.

Grab it today, before it’s gone!

FIERCE: Sixteen Authors Of Fantasy pre-orders are available exclusively through iBooks.

Hurry and get a copy for $0.99!

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D About the Authors and Titles:

Mercedes Lackey – Moving Targets

Stuck watching over four Herald trainees on circuit, Elyn is at her wits’ end—and that’s before a town asks for help with a ghostly infestation.

Michael G. Manning – The Blacksmith’s Son

A journey to discover the secrets of his past reveals a magical heritage and embroils Mordecai in a deadly battle for the future of mankind.

K.F. Breene – Chosen

Prophecy has foretold that when war threatens the world, the Chosen will appear to help the Shadow Warriors reclaim their stolen freedom and lead them out of the Land of Mist.

Morgan Rice – A Quest of Heroes

Thorgin, an outsider and a dreamer, fights to become a warrior in an epic quest that finds him at the center of a maelstrom of royal plots and counterplots that threaten him and everyone he loves.

Michael James Ploof – Whill of Agora

When Whill learns the truth of his lineage, he sets out to face his father’s murderer, but what he learns along the way will change his life—and the realm—forever.

Daniel Arenson – Requiem’s Song

Weredragons, men call them. Monsters. Cursed ones. People who can turn into beastly reptiles. Together they will forge a nation.

Kate Sparkes – Bound

When a young woman accidentally saves the life of an enemy Sorcerer, she finds herself drawn into a world of magic that’s more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever imagined.

David Adams – The Pariahs

Two sellswords—a half-elf and a half-orc—find their war over before it even begins. But trouble is stirring on the home front, conflict which threatens more than just their lives.

Amy Raby – The Fire Seer
Taya must use her fire visions to investigate a series of murders, but the Coalition of Mages has partnered her with her old nemesis, the man who used to bully her when they were young.

C. Greenwood – Magic of Thieves & Betrayal of Thieves

In a province where magic is forbidden, young Ilan, born with the powerful gift of her ancestors, has only one hope for survival—concealment.

David Dalglish – The Weight of Blood

When half-bloods Harruq and Qurrah Tun pledged their lives to a death prophet, they only sought escape from their squalid beginnings. Instead, they become his greatest disciples, charged with leading his army of undead.

K.J. Colt – Bear Heart

In the savage lands of Ruxdor, young Klawdia must fight the champions of four rival clans to defend her future as the first female chieftain.

Shae Ford – Poison

A bandit girl is taken from her home and thrust into a complex world of lords and ladies, where she learns that she must kill to survive.

Endi Webb – The Maskmaker’s Apprentice

Masks of legend. Masks of power. Those who dare to wear them trifle with the old powers and risk ruin and mayhem. But a young apprentice maskmaker cannot contain his curiosity, and accidentally unleashes a deadly terror upon an unsuspecting world.

Michael Wallace – The Dark Citadel

A slave boy and a young queen lead an alliance of spies, servants, and merchants to stave off the encroaching armies of a dark wizard.

Terah Edun – Blades of Magic

As an unstoppable war breaks out, a young girl enlists in the military to unravel the secrets surrounding her father’s execution.

A BIG THANK YOU AND SOME NEWS

I want to thank you all for your patience and being supportive readers. I received dozens of a messages a week asking me where the next book is. I didn’t answer all of them immediately but I did read every one and now that Sworn To Ascension: Courtlight #6 has released I’ve taken the time to personally respond to everyone who emailed or Facebook messaged me or commented. I knew you wanted the next book and wanted it now. That’s my goal in 2015. To keep producing what you want and do it timely.

To keep in touch, I’ve joined forces with another fantasy author, K.J. Colt of kjcolt.com,  to put together an awesome private group for readers. I will share with you there updates on my manuscripts, new cover art, my publishing process and answer questions as I can. My lovely assistant, Rachel, will also be there to share exclusive teasers from in-progress manuscripts before release day.

Sounds good? Then join here -> THE GUILD

Now for the NEWS:

  • I’m super elated to announce that I have signed with Nancy Yost Literary Agency. I’m really excited about this partnership.
  • I also want you to know that I have a collaboration project releasing in March 2015 that will BLOW your mind. The cover will be revealed VERY SOON, so check back and take a peek. You won’t be disappointed!
  • I should have the cover for Sworn To Vengeance up on the website within the next week but I won’t be announcing a release date just yet. However in order to prepare the book for release I will be asking for beta readers in THE GUILD. 😀 So if you want to join my team, get ready.
  • I’m going to be convening a special X-group of readers for the re-writes for Blades Of Illusion. Instead of sending them the full finished book as I do my betas, we’ll be working with every five chapters to completely re-write Crown Service #2 and make it better than before. Applications for the X-group will be announced soon.

That’s about all.

Birthday Celebration w/ a Kindle Fire HD 6 Giveaway LIVE

Update 03/31/15/:

All 130+ copies of the free audiobook of BLADES OF MAGIC have gone out. SWORN TO RAISE copies will be distributed in mid-to-late April.
Update 03/17/15:

The first 50 copies of the free audiobook of BLADES OF MAGIC have gone out. 70 more to go then the copies of SWORN TO RAISE will be distributed.

Update 03/05/15:

BIG CONGRATS to Chelsea Cosmark! The winner of my Kindle Fire HD Giveaway! 😀 Everyone give @allonsychelsea a round of applause!

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Update 03/04/15: Rachel, my assistant, is now working on sending out all of the audiobook copies of BLADES OF MAGIC: CROWN SERVICE #1. Give her some time to get them out but everyone should have their copy by the end of March. Sworn To Raise: Courtlight #1 audio copies will follow. Kindle Fire WINNER to be announced in less than 24 hours!

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January 29th is my birthday! In celebration of all my fabulous fans support throughout the year, I’m giving away an All New Kindle Fire HD 6″. To enter fill out the Rafflecopter below and may the best reader win. 😉

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Sworn To Ascension: Courtlight #6 is LIVE!!

Courtlight Teaser

Now available on all retail sites.

Ciardis Weathervane is officially engaged to one man and bonded to a second. She should be planning the wedding ceremony, bearding the nobles of the imperial court in their dens, and exposing an imposter emperor. Instead she’s spending her engagement on the lawless road to the western lands.

Now with the help of a guide from a tribe of seers, Ciardis is traveling to the ancient city of Kifar. Rumored to hold the only device capable of stopping the blutgott, Ciardis, Sebastian and Thanar must break a half-century’s old quarantine in order to enter the fabled city.

But the collar of Diamis is not the only thing they seek. The princess heir’s pet wyvern lurks in wait for them and the emperor, who has done everything short of challenging the new triad of Algardis outright, wants its head on a platter upon their return.

If the unscrupulous bandits don’t make short work of them, Ciardis knows that when they return she and Sebastian will have to a face and unmask the man who has stolen the imperial throne. The only question that remains…will that be before or after they’re forced to battle a god?