Do you want to be part of a launch?

It’s that time, guys. I’m assembling a launch team for Burning Rose. By which I mean I’m coming to you all and giving you puppy eyes as I ask for your help. Actually… never mind. My puppy eyes are horrible. I’m not even showing you the pictures.


Moving on, I need a launch team. Because I can write a book, and I can push the publish button, but it is you all who help spread the word and make the launch a success. I can’t do it on my own.

First, for those of you who haven’t been following all the random updates, my book Burning Rose is a collection of my first three Legends of Light novellas, Rose of the Oath, Song of the Sword, and Shadows of the Hersweald. And it is a PAPERBACK. It will be an ebook collection as well, but the paperback is the big deal.

A war, founded in ancient legends, changes the lives of those it touches forever.

Elissa, a villager from the northern mountains, attempts to save her brother and ends up trapped in a hidden valley with a strange host and a treacherous enemy.

Evrard, the Wingmaster of the Prince’s army, races against his own weakening powers to discover the location of his twin and save her from deadly mistbenders.

Haydn, a pardoned rebel from Tauscher’s army, confronts shadows of myth and former comrades in his struggle to keep his sister safe and find the stolen Stormestone.


Before the war, before the legends, before the Separation, there was a man who started it all. There was a curse, a promise, and a sacrifice. There was the Oathkeeper.

Fairy tales retold as you have never heard them before.

There you have it. Legends of Light 1: Burning Rose.

On to the fun stuff.

The Launch Team. I’ll have a link for you to signup below, but first of all what is it?

It is a structured way for those of you who want to help to, well, help launch Burning Rose. You’ll need a blog or an email list. Social media is a plus. Word of mouth is very powerful too, and I’d love the help of those who aren’t on the internet much. But for the offical launch team, I’m mainly focusing on online stuff.

I’ll contact you all at the beginning of September and you’ll have five weeks with a task each week. The first week will be the cover reveal, and you’ll be able to see the cover before anyone else. The launch week will contain a blog tour. In between, I’m not sure of the tasks. They’ll probably be related to social media, posting about the upcoming launch, inviting people to a facebook party, etc. It won’t take long; probably 20 or so minutes a week if even that. But I’m not going to have seperate signups for the blog tour or the cover reveal. I’m hoping I’ll get a large enough launch team to take care of all of that.

On your end of it, you’ll get to be part of the launch and watch it from the inside. I’ll update you on how it went (a terrifying thought, but I will), along with my thoughts on what seemed to work and what didn’t. I’m hoping to write up a checklist of what I did and how to go about it when I’m done and I’ll give everyone in the launch team a copy for refrence to change and tinker with as you please. Because it won’t all be perfect, I can promise that much. I still have much to learn. 😉

I’d also like to have a drawing for everyone in the launch team. I’m not sure what I’ll give away yet. Perhaps a dagger or something bookish. Perhaps a $10 Amazon gift card. I’ll figure out all the details by the beginning of September when I close signups (you have until September first to hand over your name and your soul, should you chose to do so).

Also, if you join but can’t do one task, that is fine. Life happens. You will get a point per task, however, and for every point you have you will get another entry into the giveaway.

And that is it! If you have any questions, just comment below or contact me through my blog. What do you think? Want to join?


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  1. So, I saw your post on the GTW FB page, and I moseyed over to check things out! I love hearing about new books (especially by young authors) coming out. And so I just have one quick question: how are the magic levels in these stories? I understand that they are fairy tale retellings, but I personally am not a fan of high magic stories, and just want to know what I might be getting myself into. 🙂

    • It depends on what one considers magic. It does have things happen that can’t happen in the real world, such as an invisible barrier one can’t pass, an alternate dimension one can walk in, or a stone that holds storms. But they are all meant to be part of the world or the ‘powers that be’. There isn’t chanting or spellings or things of that sort.

      • Let me download the free copy you’re offering from your “Free Novelette” page and just get a taste of your writing and if it’s something I want to read more of/feel comfortable advertising. I have an endurance race this weekend, but I should be getting back to you early next week. Sound alright?

  2. AAHHHH I’M IN, I’M IN. *slaps sign-up button immediately*

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