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She’s got a blog that tells about everybody’s past

Putting this up early with a last reminder: Later today is my Q&A chat at the  eFestival of Words (8:30 AM Pacific / 11:30 AM Eastern / 5:30 PM CET), and then Michiko will be part of the Heroes Vs. Villains panel (11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern / 8:00 PM CET)! And as a thank-you, we’ve marked down Of Introductions And Abductions, the first Monkey Queen book, to 99 cents through Monday! More after the cut.

Speaking of 99 cents, that will also get you Awakened, the first book in the Dakota Shepherd series from Shei Darksbane with Darksbane Books! And the second, Hunted, has just come out! Good urban fantasy adventure, with a snarky but lovable main character, and a new favorite here at Monkey Queen Books!

D23 is this weekend, and there may be a new Disney Infinity post this coming week, as they’re due to announce three more figures on Sunday. This year’s expo has been all about the Star Wars, at least to most people, but I was most intrigued by the announced sequel to The Incredibles. It’s been reported for a while, but it’s good to have confirmation from Pixar, and with Brad Bird returning, we can hope that it’s as good as the first was. But I suppose I should be concerned about the fact that Pixar announced or confirmed five films, and only one of them isn’t a sequel…

And finally, in case you somehow missed this earlier this week: Whoa.

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The Hunt Is On

Last month, we told you about the debut novel by Shei Darksbane with Darksbane Books, Awakened. Well, she’s just released the second book in the series…Hunted. Dakota Shepherd’s adventures continue in this gripping urban fantasy, when a mysterious threat stalks her and those closest to her. Grab Hunted here! And if you haven’t read Awakened, it’s just 99 cents US for a very limited time! Go! Read!

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The King of Zor, he blogged for a war, and the King of Zam reposted

Sunday catchup time! First, we’ve been forgetting to mention this, but this coming weekend, August 14-16, is the annual eFestival of Worlds, an online book fair and convention! We’re still waiting on word about a planned Q&A session, but on Sunday at 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern / 8:00 PM CET, you can attend the “Heroes vs. Villains” panel. Three heroes and three villains, answering questions “Family Feud” style, and Michiko will be there, dazzling the other heroes with her brilliance and baffling the villains with her cuteness and snark! Get more info here. More after the cut! Continue reading

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The time has come for you to be…Awakened

It’s here! It’s here! You can now buy Awakened, the first book in Shei Darksbane and Annathesa Nikola Darksbane’s exciting new urban fantasy series, Auralight Codex! Look for this great cover!

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Geeky lesbian Dakota Shepherd was just a bored night security guard, working at a museum in Knoxville, Tennessee until one fateful encounter changed it all. 

A rogue wizard. A demonic ritual. A silver chalice. 

Dakota Awakened, Hellfire blazing from her hands. 

Dakota’s powers are a danger to herself and everyone around her, and she has to learn to control them quickly or risk losing her one chance to finally fulfill a lifelong dream.

While coming to terms with her new reality, she stumbles upon a secret that changed the course of her life. 

Now she wants to know who is responsible for the holes in her memory, the blocks that hold back her powers, and all the years she spent alone.

Who put her back to sleep when she Awakened years before?

 And as long as you’re at Amazon, don’t forget that you can still get the second Monkey Queen book, The Brigadoon Boondoggle, for just 99 cents! This sale will end at 11:59 PM PST on July 22. If you shop at any Amazon store other than Amazon.com, check back on July 31 for some great news!

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Second hands that minds have slowed are blogging even faster

We start our Sunday catchup by reminding you that you can still get the second Monkey Queen book, The Brigadoon Boondoggle, for just 99 cents at Amazon.com! This sale will end at 11:59 PM PST on July 22. If you shop at any Amazon store other than Amazon.com, check back on July 31 for some great news!

And the rest of you, check back on Wednesday when we launch a new blog feature…and announce the next phase of the Summer Sale! More, as always, after the cut. Continue reading

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time to be…Awakened

Heads up! Author, web designer and all-around awesome pal of us here at Monkey Queen Books, Shei Darksbane, is launching her debut novel on July 21 – Awakening, the first book in the Auralight Codex series! Join snarky security guard Dakota Shepherd as she discovers secrets about herself and the world around her in this new urban fantasy novel! (Be advised that this series is targeted for older readers.) We’ll get publication links up as soon as they’re available, but here’s a peek at the cover:

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There’s also a contest taking place on the Darksbane Books Facebook page! Follow the instructions and you could win copies of Awakening and the upcoming second book, Hunted! And we’re sure that you can do better than this photo:

In related news, I am also Groot.

In related news, I am also Groot.

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someone to blog beside him, and you just may be the one

First off, don’t forget that there are two sales on Monkey Queen ebooks going on right now! A Tiding Of Magpies, the newest book, is just 99 cents US, to celebrate 7/7 and Tanabata, through this Wednesday, July 8! And Of Introductions And Abductions, Michiko and Beth’s first adventure, is 99 cents US through July 15! They’re available exclusively at Amazon, on sale at Amazon stores worldwide, and free to read with Kindle Unlimited! More after the cut. Continue reading

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they tell me there’s a lot of fish, blogging in the deep blue sea

First, a plug for a friend: Shei Darksbane, the co-founder of Darksbane Books, is getting ready to launch their first titles, Shei’s urban fantasy Awakened, and the space opera Destiny Abounds by her wife Annathesa Nikola Darksbane. You should head to their website now and sign up for their mailing list so you can be the second one to grab their books when they’re released (second since I’ll be trying to be the first). I’m biased, since Shei is an awesome pal, but I’m also excited for them both. Go! We’ll be here when you get back.

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