I’ve mentioned before that one of the things I enjoy about being a writer is meeting other writers. But why keep my discoveries of great new writers to myself? Today I want you to meed Debbie Cassidy and tell you how you can help her out and get a free ebook!
You see, she has posted her first solo book (she has been writing as a duo as Amos Cassidy up until now) on Kindle Scout.
Kindle Scout is a new platform for authors to showcase their unpublished manuscripts and gain reader support for publication. It’s a place where readers get to choose what books they would like to see published and Debbie Cassidy is one of the latest authors on the Kindle Scout journey.
Debbie lives in Bedfordshire, England, with her three kiddies and very supportive husband. When she’s not writing she is thinking up new stories, or feeding her imagination with some of the wonderful literature that’s out there. She and I share a passion for cover design, but I’m getting off topic now!
One of the coolest things about this story (besides the writing, which is great!) is the inspiration behind it. Debbie shares that story…
“My dad badgered me to learn more about my Hindu roots for years. When he fell sick I gave in and did some reading. I was inspired by the rich mythology and larger-than-life gods and finished the first draft in time for my dad to read before he passed away. Now I’m ready to share it with others.”
I just love that. Hopefully you will to. And the story, because it is worth taking a look at – and voting for (I did)!
Click the link, read the excerpt, and if you like what you read then hit nominate. If Forest of Demons is selected then everyone who nominates will get a free ecopy of Forest of Demons. Don’t miss out, there are only 7 days left to get involved!
No one goes into the forest alone.
No one steps off the beaten path
Nineteen-year-old Priya has lived in the shadow of the forest all her life. She knows the rules better than anyone. Do not go into the forest alone and never stray from the beaten path. Her village has lived in tentative peace with the inhabitants of the forest for decades, until the day that someone breaks the rules.
With first blood drawn, Priya’s dreams of leaving for the Capitol are put on hold as the village goes into lockdown. The unbearable heat shifts to a bone-chilling winter and just as Priya thinks she will be trapped forever, two strangers stumble into the village with a fantastical story that will shatter all her conventions, freeing her at a horrifying cost.
Now Priya’s dreams are coming true, but in a way she could never have imagined, and the burden of protecting her people falls upon her shoulders. Will Priya succeed in delivering a message that could save them all?
From the dusty heat of a small village, to the icy grandeur of the Capitol, Priya must make an impossible journey.
Freedom always comes at a price.
Thank you so much for your vote of confidence <3
I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, just wish it was longer. I really hope it is nominated.