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A Bit of Birthday Self-Promotion

It’s my birthday today (how can I be 26? I’m not old enough to be 26!) so I thought I’d treat myself and indulge in a bit of self-promotion πŸ™‚Β Originally I wasn’t going to include a lot, only the blurb and links to my facebook, twitter, …. but then I thought nuh, it’s my birthday.

Treat yo’self πŸ˜‰


Thank you so much to everyone who’s made CookieBreak such a fantastic experience for me. You’ve all been fantastic, and if you’re one of those awesome people who drops in with every post and leaves a comment each time – I love you. Thank you for being here.

Now, put your party hats on and celebrate with me! πŸ˜€


‘Rise of the Sparrows’ Blurb

Rifarne is a country opposed to magic. When its people demand harsh action, King Aeric sees himself with no other choice but to outlaw those with the gift. Rachael, a homeless orphan with the rare gift of a Seer, soon finds herself with visions of her own violent death. When her escape goes wrong and she ends up in the clutches of a vicious witch woman lusting for her blood, she finds she is the only person to stop the war against people like her – and assassinating the King to become Queen to a people who once wanted her dead may well be the only way to do just that.

Character Intros

A little while ago I posted some character introductions for some of the characters in Rise of the Sparrows. In case you’ve missed them, here they are πŸ™‚





Commander Videl

World Map

Since Relics of Ar’Zac will be a High Fantasy trilogy, I’m including maps to help you find your way.

This is the map of Rifarne, the country where Rise of the Sparrows takes place – beautifully created by MonkeyBlood Design:


This is the map of the world I’m currently working on. It’s still just a draft but will be turned into a prettier version like the one above later on:


Favourite Post So Far

I’ve massively enjoyed everything about Cookie Break since I started it last year, but the feedback on one post specifically made my day and gave me the warm, proud fuzzies. It was one of my 10Minute shorts (if you’re new here – every Monday morning I used to write for ten minutes; the new posts, 642, have replaced that) and my first go at writing sci-fi.

It’s my birthday, so I’m including it even though it’s got nothing to do with my trilogy πŸ™‚

The Last Second In the Universe

Social Media

There are a few other places where you can find me as well, namely





It’s all related to my writing, of course, so please feel free to say hi on any or all of the above πŸ™‚


Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go find some cake… <3



The gifs came from Giphy

All content belongs to the author, Sarina Langer, unless stated otherwise.

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  1. Happy birthday! 26 is young- be safe in the knowledge that I am 30 this year, so shall always be older than you hehe.

    If you can’t self-promote on your birthday, when can you? I look forward to the release of your novel!

    • Thank you!! It is young, and I don’t have a problem with the number. I’m just stunned that I made it this far at all! I think if someone had told fifteen-year old me that I’d make it to 26 (with a uni degree and writing a book, no less, *and* a job in a library!) fifteen-year old me would probably have laughed. Or shrugged. Probably shrugged.
      Thank you! Exactly, that’s what I thought πŸ˜‰

  2. Happy birthday!!!
    Oh, come on, I don’t even remember how being 26 felt like πŸ˜‰

    Your story sounds like a lot of fun!

    • Thank you!! I know I’m moaning over nothing, haha πŸ˜‰
      Thank you, I hope you enjoy it if you give it a try when it’s out πŸ™‚

  3. Happy Happy Birthday my dear!! I hope that you have a most excellent day! I wish you all the luck this year with your novel πŸ™‚ Keep pursuing your dreams with an open heart and a confident soul πŸ˜‰ Enjoy some cake and indulge away!

    • Thank you, Faith! I did, I made sure to relax loads. My cat joined me. Not working on any of my WIPs in any way wasn’t easy, I’m so used to making notes when ideas pop up!
      I indulged all right, my food baby was proof of that! πŸ˜›
      Thank you so much, I’ll work hard to make it happen <3

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have had a wonderful day! I love you self-promotion πŸ™‚ Your novel sounds amazing and I loved reading about it. Your gif selections were incredible and you were right, SO SO cute πŸ˜€ *big birthday hugs!!*

    • THANK YOU!! I was waiting for someone to comment on the gifs πŸ˜€ *hugs*
      Thank you, I hope you enjoy it should you decide to read it when it’s out πŸ™‚

      • You can always count on me to praise excellent gif usage ;P
        I will most definitely read when it becomes available! Can’t wait πŸ˜€

  5. Happy Birthday and I wanted to say that I love your blurb! I think the conflict with Racheal seeing her own death is incredibly interesting. Is the book already published or is that still in progress?

    • Thank you so much! It went through several drafts before I settled on one. It’s not published yet but as of last week Friday I’m committed to publishing on the 23rd May πŸ™‚

  6. Happy Birthday for yesterday and hope you had a lovely day. Love what you did with the blog and look forward to reading your Novel in the future. The cat animations were brilliant and made me laugh (who said you wasn’t funny?) and will have to go back and re-read the amazing short that you included. Eat lots of cake :D:D

    • Thank you, I did. The cat was happy to have me home and gave me loads of birthday cuddles πŸ™‚ Thank you, I’m starting to have nervous shakes thinking about people reading it, and reviewing it.
      There’s more coming related to that short next week πŸ˜‰

      • Oh glad you got lots of birthday cuddles πŸ˜€
        Nerves are a good thing but I am sure it will all be good!
        Ooh I’ll look forward to that πŸ™‚

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