Merchant of Alyss, book 2 in my Legends of the Realm epic fantasy series, is releasing today, January 5. What an exciting way to kick off 2016!
This series is published under my pen name, Thomas Locke. (Here’s an explanation of why I’m using a pseudonym).
I’m giving away copies of BOTH BOOKS in the series throughout January. My first giveaway is today and tomorrow on my @TLockeBooks Facebook page. Here’s the direct link to the contest: http://on.fb.me/1Rd5hkD
How to enter:
Go to http://on.fb.me/1Rd5hkD (it’ll be the first post on my page) and like the picture. Get a bonus entry by leaving a comment. That’s it!
I’ll announce 5 winners – who will each get a 2-pack of books – on my @TLockeBooks Facebook page Wednesday, January 6 after 6PM PST. Be sure to stop by the page that evening to see if you won.
Here is a link to the Official Rules: http://statictab.com/jbsttgr
Would you help me promote the giveaway?
Here’s a tweet-length update I’d love for you to share Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan 5 and 6):
You could win EMISSARY and MERCHANT OF ALYSS. Enter at http://on.fb.me/1Rd5hkD by 1/6 at 6PM PST.
Reviewers are Saying…
Early reviews of Merchant of Alyss are pouring in. Here are excerpts from several reader-reviewers (click their name to read their full review):
“What fun to share in an honorable quest with characters I’d like to know; as real and vibrant as friends. Dragons, witches, elves, ancient spells and lore entwine in an adventure that spun me into their space and time. A test of endurance, the purity of love and loyalty meshed in an Ursula Le Guin-type adventure.” 5 Stars
“What does it mean to love, to be loyal, to be a true friend, to seek one’s purpose in life? Through a complex but spellbinding plot, Locke explores these truly real and human concepts in the realm of fantasy. So while there is plenty of action and fantastical scenes that unfold almost cinematographically in your mind, there is depth here too.”
“Locke’s writing captivates the reader. The landscape descriptions are vivid, and the action scenes move the story along with clarity. I particularly enjoyed the storyline involving the dragons.” 5 Stars
“… My genre of choice is not fantasy but as of late I’ve found myself drawn into the world created by authors who captivate my imagination like no other. Thomas Locke is one of those authors. I was pulled in by Hyam’s struggle to overcome his new handicap (no spoilers here!) and the challenge to save not only his wife but his home from the threat of potential war. Mr. Locke pours enough detail into Hyam’s companions that they are no mere secondary sidekicks but rather characters who leap from the page begging me to ask, “What’s their story?” Thankfully, Mr. Locke provides.”