Hi again all! Super duper good news!
Book one will be back up by September 28th! I promise nothing’s changed except a couple sentence structures at the beginning.
Also….drum roll please….!
Book 2, Accepting Power is finally with my editor at Del’s Diabolical Editing.
News to come soon, soon, soon, about the release date.
Hi all my lovely fans!
Stirring Power EoM #1 has been taken down temporarily to get it ready for a special occasion. Tune back on 09/21 for an even more awesome announcement!
December 9th I’ll be in the company of other fun artists. I’ll be signing my book Stirring Power for you. I’ll have a limited supply of books at my booth so get there quick!
The Artisan Sale lasts from 12PM to 5PM and all of it will be packed to the gills with interesting things to see and buy!
Click here for more info!
So, the results are in for the Writer’s Digest 2018 Self-Published Book Awards contest! Sadly, Stirring Power didn’t place like it did in Reader’s Favorite. However, the judges gave me some excellent scores!
On a scale of 0-5, with 5 being the best:
Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 4
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 4
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 4
Character Appeal and Development: 3
Voice and Writing Style: 5
Looks like I’m more of a plot writer than a character one, but hey practice makes perfect right?
Good news! Stirring Power, book 1 of Evolution of Magic has been deemed a finalist for Reader’s Favorite.
See the 5-star review received in addition to the finalist standing:
Stirring Power by K.C. Blackbyrn is the coming of age story of Jacob Wildleaf as he fights to find a cure for a mysterious illness spreading through his village. Jacob’s journey begins with his first introduction to magic through a tree that smells like death. When his village is attacked and he loses everything, Jacob meets Elden, who tells him a story of magic. Elden is searching for a cure to magic through a man Jacob barely remembers: the father that abandoned him. Teaming up with Princess Adeline, the three race to rescue her brother, Prince Matthew, in order to recall the throne from Dreygon. Meanwhile, Dreygon sends his soldiers to destroy every village infected by magic, and to bring him Jacob. As Elden protects Jacob from the soldiers, no one can protect him from the strength of his growing powers.
In a fascinating and unique approach to magic, K.C. Blackbyrn brings to life a dark fantasy world which at its heart is the beginning of Jacob’s coming of age story. Magic is typically perceived as a wonderful and mystical miracle, but Stirring Power flips that idea with magic viewed as a disease. Magic is out of control, painful, occupied with a lot of decay and death imagery. Everyone avoids those with magic, Dregyon has anyone infected killed, and those with magic die painfully. Yet Jacob manages to see the underlying beauty that can come from magic through a little dragen he bonds with. The dragen, called Niro, becomes his protector and friend, showing that there’s two sides to magic. Stirring Power is an emotional, unique view on magic, with heart, loss, tragedy, and humor, containing several dark themes and imagery.