Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Authors Not-So-Anonymous Week #1

Welcome everyone to the first Authors Not-So-Anonymous weekly meeting!! This *new* series will be about authors from Twitter and Facebook!  This week, I would like to introduce S.M. Boyce into Authors Not-So-Anonymous!

S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal, indie novelist who also likes to dabble in contemporary fiction and comedy.  She has a B.A. in creative writing and began writing at the age of five.  "My first novel came at the age of five, when I wrote about a lonely pickle that was trapped in the fridge, the last in the jar.  I write fantasy and paranormal fiction because there's too much magic in the world for what we see to be all that it is."

"Tolkien and Neil Gaiman are my heores, and The Hobbit is my favorite book ever.  I like to think that my favorite book is a children's book because I'm really just an over-grown five-year old.  Gaiman's urban fantasy novels have inspired me to see more of the magical in the mundane, and to appreciate how surreal life can be.  His novel Neverwhere is possibly my favorite of his works." 

Check out her debut novel for a fresh story that combines the adventure of an epic fantasy with the surrealism of urban fantasy! Here's the teaser to wet your appetite:

The Grimoire Lichgates
Book One in the Grimoire Trilogy
Read the first chapter for free here.

The Grimoire is a book that turns its own pages and can answer any question asked of it, so Kara Magari has no idea what she's getting herself into when she stumbles across the old book while hiking a hidden trail.

Once she opens it, she's thrown into Ourea: a beautiful world full of terrifying things that all want the Grimoire's secrets. The problem is that only she can use the book's magic, since she was the one who opened it. Most of the creatures she meets want to control her, but everyone and everything in this new world is trying to find her.
There is no escape, and she is completely alone. There’s no going back now.

The remaining two novels in the series are due out within the next two years. She even offered a discount! Snag your own ebook copy of book one Lichgates from Smashwords for 25% off by using the discount code TR99R at check out!! The code is valid until March 1, 2012. You can buy your own copy by going to any one of these sites: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Createspace.

Please stop by and say hello to her and check out her novel!  Find S.M. Boyce and her novels on: Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Author Blog, Createspace, Book Blog, Facebook, or her Website.

Have an author to nominate? Send me a message via Twitter, email or leave a comment with the author(s) name and Twitter name. I'd love to add new members! Happy Reading!


S.M. Boyce said...

Thanks for this, Bee! This is an awesome way to feature authors. You rock!

-S.M. Boyce
Author of The Grimoire: Lichgates
When Kara opens the Grimoire, she’s thrown into a beautiful world full of terrifying things. There is no going back.
Click here to read the first chapter for free.

Connie Keller said...

The book looks great!

I'd nominate Melissa Pearl, @MelissaPearlG.

HilyBee said...

S.M. Boyce - Glad you like it! :D
Connie - I will message her and ask! Thank you for the nomination!! :D

S.M. Boyce said...

Thank you!

Emma said...

This book sounds really cool, and different to a lot of the paranormal fiction out at the moment. Love the Author Not-So-Anonymous idea also!

HilyBee said...

Thank you! I think her novel sounds great too. You're right, it is different from the rest of paranormal fiction right now and that's such a breath of fresh air!

Anonymous said...

Love that you link to the first chapter. What a great way to explore a book.

HilyBee said...

It is a great way. I love that feature! I wish more book sites offered it.