I Try With A Little Help From My Friends

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This week brought another “first”. My series of five books was combined into one e-unit… a boxed set. It’s a neat idea. As one book is finished you turn the digital page and start the next part of the story. How cool is that?! A further surprise was the boxed set actually hit the top 100 list in one of the sci-fi /fantasy categories. That was completely unexpected as the boxed set is a bit more than a single ebook even though it’s priced so a buyer saves 30% by purchasing all 5 books together vs. individually. *smiles in delight*

So here is a big THANK YOU to every reader who has ever picked up my books, read them, reviewed and told others. YOU ROCK!! Whether I know you or not we are now connected through the stories and are reading FRIENDS.

So I want to share with you the lovely blurb that my friend and publisher wrote about the series which you can read while you hear in your head Joe Cocker sing “With a little help from my friends.”

Please note the final paragraph. My gift to you!

*hugs*

Follow the stories of 3 strong young women who are sages of the planet Ose. As sages, they help keep the planet stabilized and live for centuries.

Marisily’s sage abilities awaken when she flees for her life after watching her mother die. With more citizens becoming victims of the bands of outlaws, Marisily struggles to stay safe when she is targeted for slavery. She becomes key in the clandestine plan among the government to take back the society and reestablish the founding culture. But can they do it in time?

Centuries later, Ree’s abilities awaken during the time of a plague. With her unique sage abilities, she becomes vital to finding the cure to the virulent disease that has taken hundreds. In the middle of the crisis, a counterfeiter takes advantage of the events, putting several other lives in peril. The sages must right the multiple crises before anyone else falls prey to the events. Rare natives of the planet have important information to impart if the sages can decipher their cryptic message.

As the years pass, Erin is born. She is the child of two established sages. But when they are murdered, Erin manages to escape and must disguise herself as a boy to avoid being taken by the men who are after her. She later discovers that they’re not only after her, but all of the sages as they deem them “witches” of the planet. But these murders only upset the planet’s delicate balance and the loss of so many sages causes the planet to become unstable. Earthquakes and storms plague the denizens of Ose. Can the sages manage to fix the problem and restore balance and order to their planet?

Bonus short story included at the end of the collection: The Tin of Honey is a dystopian short story set in the near future. It will be included in Holly’s upcoming short story collection which will be released toward the end of 2014.

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