Officially Launched: The City of a Thousand Faces
It's here. Launch day. The City of a Thousand Faces is officially out on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Ebook for now, print to come hopefully in a few days. You can buy it here for a special price of $2.99 for a limited time!
In case you don't want to travel to Amazon, here is the book's description:
Irtha Vimbi is trapped. For years she has been stuck living off the river that runs beneath the city of Mohii, hiding from those who hunt her brother, a boy with magic capable of reshaping the world. Her only escape is the motherseed, a drug that puts her in the mind of an animal and gives her the freedom to explore the nearby jungle in safety... at a cost. But when her brother's power is released and the city of Mohii is left in ruin, Irtha and her brother set out to find a new home in the City of a Thousand Faces, a place that can fulfill anyone's dream so long as they are willing to pay its price. With a lucrative bounty placed on their heads, they must stay one step ahead of their hunters on a road through a jungle where unimaginable predators lurk, plants can speak, and the canopy grows so densely that even daylight cannot find a way through. It's a long, dangerous path, but if they survive it, Irtha might be able to find what she has been looking for all along... a way to defeat her addiction and keep her brother safe. A way to finally be free. Brimming with originality, action, and memorable characters, the City of a Thousand Faces is the first book in the Welkin Duology, a series set in Chilongua, a unique fantasy world inspired by the abundant life and terrors found in the jungle.
To finally get it out there feels surreal, awesome, and terrifying. Though this book has been a year in the making , actually getting an entire novel out there has been a lifetime of writing, rejections, and many late nights. Needless to say, it's a dream come true even if it never cracks any bestseller lists or sells more than a few copies. Special thanks to all those who have supported me along the way and made that dream come true, those countless individuals who I have already mentioned in the acknowledgement section of the book, but will restate again here:
First and foremost, my family. Thanks for never saying no and forgiving me for the early mornings and late nights I spent at my computer. I love you more than a jagrall loves bones. I would also like to thank my cover artist for bringing Chilongua to life, Noah Frase, my editor, Tamara Blain from A Closer Look Editing, for uncovering a story beneath all the typos and dangling modifiers, Colleen Sheehan from Write Dream Repeat Book Designs for making the typography pop, the Assembled Writers and the Terrible Ten (times two and change) for their wisdom and feedback, and to the countless writers who have inspired me along the way. This book would never happen without any of you.
And last but not least, to the readers, my fellow creatures, for taking a chance and entering the jungle.
I am also pleased to announce that if you enjoy this book, and are interested to see how it finishes, I am anticipating the second one will be released within the next month. So stay tuned to this space for a cover reveal, the official title, and the release date.
I'll also be hosting a contest very soon in which I'll post the details here.
So that's it for now. I hope you'll pick up a copy of The City of a Thousand Faces, and I hope you enjoy it. This is the first step in a long journey.