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Happy Birthday, Precious Book Baby!

A year ago today I self-published my debut novel Rise of the Sparrows. The support this past year has been incredible, and I’m deeply grateful to everyone who’s promoted and loved my book since then <3

Today, I have two things for you to celebrate 😉

The first is a discount – today only you can grab the eBook for 99p/99c! Go get it while it’s cheap if you have’t already! Or, if you already own it and enjoyed it, now’s the time to tell everyone you know to get it 😉 Buy it on Amazon.co.uk or buy it on Amazon.com

The second is a shiny new cover and revised blurb! I’ll go into why I changed the blurb in the first place some other time. For now, here it is:

“As a homeless orphan, shunned for having the gift, Rachael knows how to survive. The visions of people dying are only hers to see. The shadows are her safety. When Cephy comes into her life, having a friend—a friend as feared by the villagers as Rachael—seems too good to be true.

And it is. Her visions are worse since Cephy came along, and Rachael’s gut feeling urges her to walk the other way. Alone.

When Cephy burns down her old home, the villagers respond with violence: they call on the White Guard to take Rachael and Cephy away for execution. Together they flee into a world they know nothing about. In the unknown awaits a Mist Woman, a prophecy, and a young rebel who sounds sincere –

but in Rachael’s experience, no one ever is. And how can she trust him when he believes in an ancient prophecy that seems to refer to her, and asks her to commit regicide so that people with the gift can be free?

Suddenly the cold shadows of Blackrock’s winter don’t seem so bad, and Rachael is torn between finally having food and warm shelter, and surviving on her own as she always has. The Sparrows—fighters of the resistance—believe in her because the prophecy names her. But can she be the leader they need when she can’t control her own magic?

Rachael knows the struggles the gifted endure all too well. Perhaps it’s time she stopped hiding, and fought back.”

Another big thank you to everyone who’s bought my book, took and shared pictures of my book, supported me, and recommended my book to friends and the internet over the last year <3 Your love means the world to me <3

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One Comment

  1. So ecstatically pleased for you, Sarina! Happy One year Book birthday to you!! And many many more 😉
    Hope you celebrate well. <3

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