Teaser Tuesday! 9/27/16

Another week, another Tuesday, another teaser… and with six weeks left until the book release – I think it’s time to start playing a little game. I like to call this..

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Woot! Woot!

I’m going to post a quote from a character – from ANY of my books – below. Comment on this post with who’s aid it and in what book and I will chose ONE lucky winner from the correct answers to win an ARC of Crown of Cinders!

I know you want this! So, Let’s begin!

You have to make your own decisions, no matter how hard they are. And sometimes they really, really suck

Comment Below with your answer and good luck everyone!! I’ll pick a winner in 48 hours, so keep your eyes on the page!

If you want more chances to win an ARC, or want to join in on our awesome read-a-long make sure to join my Super Secret Fab Base! 

Grab your Hammers and Shovels!

This website is going under construction!

I teaser about it a few months ago when I released my master plan for 2016 – but thanks to well… life… this got pushed back. UNTIL NOW… and yes, you have to say that in some kind of an ominous voice.

Starting today I am going to be redesigning my website – and yes, I am a little nervous about it. Despite going to school in web design things have changed just enough that I am wary – PLUS – I won’t be closing down the site, or designing behind the scenes like most “real” web designer do – I am going to be doing everything live!

EEEK!!

Basically, that means that everything is going to be looking VERY weird from time to time, and that sometimes things will change so much that you might get a little confused. But all the information will be here – and accessible – so do’t run away – just enjoy the show – and you never know – I might just throw in a few giveaways for good measure – and as a thanks for putting up with the dust 😉

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Crown of Cinders has a Cover!

Today is the day, it’s official – Crown of Cinders has a cover – and it’s beautiful and I love it.. and I’m impatient – so here it is!

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The Internationally Best-Selling Imdalind Series comes to a close in this long awaited heart-pounding conclusion.

For centuries the war that has raged within magic has ripped the world apart. Fought between Skȓítek and Trpaslík; killing father and son, and destroying a fragile balance between mortal and magic.

For centuries everyone has been awaiting the Silnỳ, searching for the girl who was prophesized. The girl with power strong enough to defeat the evil that plagued the world, and bring the war to an end.

For centuries, everyone was wrong.

The Silnỳ was not what they had been told, the promises of future distorted by a sight that was tarnished.
The evil was not what they had expected, not what they had been fighting against. Instead it was hidden amongst them; plotting, waiting for their time to strike.

And it did. With fire and blade the hidden evil took it’s place upon a throne of blood. The evil has shown itself and now only one person can save them all.

But with Sights that are no longer infallible and armies that are abandoning their king – it is no longer clear who that person is, or even if they have the courage to stand up to the evil and face their end.

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It’s official. They are all there. I can’t believe it – Now go grab your copy of Crown of Cinders now!

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Need any of the other books? That’s okay! I have those too 😉

Kiss of Fire (Imdalind #1) | Eyes of Ember (Imdalind #2)  | Scorched Treachery (Imdalind #3) 

Soul of Flame (Imdalind #4) | Burnt Devotion (Imdalind #5)  | Dawn of Ash (Imdalind #6)

Imdalind is on Sale!!

crown-photo-saleIt’s no secret that Crown of Cinders is finally up for pre-order. Yes, the final book in the Imdalind series is weeks away from being in your hands. I can barely stand it.

In fact, I can stand it SO little that I have put the rest of the series on sale. Yep, you can now pick the rest of the series up at a drastic discount. If you are missing books, need to catch up, or have someone you have been waiting to get addicted, now is the time.

Seriously? What are you waiting for? Go snag em!

Kiss of Fire (Imdalind #1) | Eyes of Ember (Imdalind #2)  | Scorched Treachery (Imdalind #3) 

Soul of Flame (Imdalind #4) | Burnt Devotion (Imdalind #5)  | Dawn of Ash (Imdalind #6)

Crown of Cinders (Imdalind #7)

 

Why I’m No Longer Going to Penned Con

It seems like yesterday, okay, it seems like a month ago that I announced I was going to be able to go to Penned Con. A few weeks ago that I proudly posted and blogged and tweeted about my ability to attend my first convention in about two years.

I was excited, no ecstatic. I had missed going to conventions and my boyfriend and I had tweaked and twisted the budget to make sure it was possible. I waited until the last minute to announce because finances are pretty tight right now. I am in the middle of a Custody Battle and lawyers are expensive, but my kids come first.

I had made everything fit, I was pretty darn proud of myself.

Then something happened.

I was verbally attacked by another author who will be attending the event.

Now, I hesitate to use the word “attacked” because people tend to associate that with a very violent feat, but I am actually not entirely sure how else to phrase it.

You see, since I broke free of a very emotionally abusive relationship two years ago I have been diagnosed with PTSD. It is a lovely accompaniment to the Anxiety I have crippled by for most of my life. It has been a struggle, hell, LIFE has been a struggle.

If you haven’t noticed I’ve pretty much all but disappeared from social media for the last two years. Writing posts was hard because my ex had people watching my pages and things were constantly showing up in court. Checking my email was hard because nine times of ten there was another verbally abusive email that would send me into a panic for days on end and threaten to destroy what little safety I had been able to create for myself.

Online was hard.

Living was hard.

It’s only been for the past few months that I have begun to feel like myself.

And, before we go any further, I don’t expect people to cater to me. I have worked very hard to recognize my limits, my boundaries, and even harder to be able to associate within, what I like to call, “Author-dom.” I am not ruled by my PTSD and Anxiety – but it is part of me – and something I am still learning to conquer.

So last week, when a post showed up in a group I am in, I read it excitedly. It was about a new business, I thought it was a good idea. One of the comments however addressed something that I also had concerns with. So I replied to it:

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“I would wonder this as well. I worked with [The Company before] and had an issue similar to that.”

Within moments I was contacted by the person who owns said business, and showered with words like “unjustified” “malicious” “slanderous” and “sabotage.” The messages continued on for about an hour as I was continually berated by these accusations as I attempted in vain to explain why I said what I did, how I wasn’t doing the things that she claimed, how as a business owner she probably shouldn’t be saying what she was… and on… and on…

All over a post that was nothing more than a question based comment.

And all of a sudden that event that I was so excited to attend felt like a death sentence. That safe space that I built up in my head became a horror ground.

I started having panic attacks almost daily, I stopped being able to sleep. And what was worse, that fear over being able to be on facebook, and to post on facebook came back – scared that everything I was posting was being screen shot, scared that that author was going to turn around and attack me further.

It was traumatizing. After all the progress I had made, after all the work I had done. I was back to square one. All over a post that was – when all things were considered – Nothing.

After over a week of dealing with that – and then dealing with strangely condescending posts from the same author… I just couldn’t.

After speaking to my therapist yesterday it became frighteningly clear that I couldn’t go.

I couldn’t go to this event that I had been sooo looking forward to. I couldn’t put myself into a situation that was toxic and unsafe. Not after all the progress I made. I needed to do what was right for me – and as much as it sucked – Penned could no longer happen.

I’m sure people will be upset, I’m sure readers will be angry. And I don’t know what else to say but – I’m sorry.

I am not a person who attacks others, I am not a person who slanders and manipulates, but I was made out to be.

Thanks to other posts too, I now feel like a “scum of the earth” author for having to pull out of the event at the last minute.

But, it is what it is. I have to do what’s right for me. And this is it.

So, I hope you will forgive me, and I hope you will give me another chance when I am finally able to attend an event again. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be strong enough to face that bully someday – but until then, I am strong enough to know when to walk away and protect myself.

And in ways, that’s a whole different kind of strength.

Note: I have obviously changed some of the wording on what I posted, and kept names out of it because this post was not meant as a defaming post, or to point fingers. Just to explain why I will no longer be attending. In fact, even posting this is pretty scary for me, because I am worried the author will – once again – attack me. Plus, I can guarantee it’s going to show up in court with divorce stuff. That it’s going to be used by someone else to paint yet another incorrect picture of me. But you guys deserve honesty – and I have to be brave enough to give it.

From Pinterest - I don't own

From Pinterest – I don’t own

Teaser Tuesday… Bow before your King

As you know, Crown of Cinders is officially up for pre-order. The book is live and the series is close to an end, which means that the next few weeks are going to be full of all sorts of awesome – starting with todays TEASER TUESDAY.

I love sharing these, and I hope you are enjoying reading them – so let’s get right into it shall we?

As always, all below is copyrighted 2016 by Rebecca Ethington and Imdalind Press – all rights and restrictions apply

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The three men shivered before me, their bodies construed on the floor in poor attempts of a bow. They quaked with every step I took before them, the sound of my footfalls loud in the hollow expanse of the hall. The echo of the void made everything louder. I could even hear them breathe in sharp little inhales that accentuated their panic.

“This is a grand hall.” My voice was a loud snap as I continued to pace, sidestepping a large pool of still damp blood that remained from the massacre of a few days ago. “I remember when it was carved out. Three skilled Trpaslíks stood in the large cavern we now use as a walkway, their magic pulsing, moving, melting the rock. That was before the fire magic was lost to your kind. That was before any of you were born …”

I ended with a laugh, the loud, disreputable sound barking inside my chest in a pleasant ripple, echoing against the hollow room with a ridge of danger that was not missed by the three men.

They shivered all the more, curling their spines into themselves as if that could somehow save them.

I laughed harder. Nothing could save them. They would understand the punishment for defying me soon. Then death would find them. I had a job for them first, however.

“I was alive, though,” I continued, the laugh ending with a snap, the rough edges of my voice hard against the rocks. The entire room trembled underneath it, underneath my anger. “I saw it all. I was here when they carved the hall, when they protected the deep wells of magic. It was my magic that they cowered beneath, much the same way as you do now.”

We are getting so close – I hope these teasers aren’t driving you too crazy 😉

It will be here before you know it though, so make sure you have your copy pre-ordered!

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Crown of Cinders is Now Available For Pre-Order!!

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I don’t think it needs much more of an explanation than that . Crown of Cinders, the final book in The Imdalind Series, is finally up for pre-order and will be live and in your hands before the end of the year – November 28th 2016 to be exact. There has never been a cyber Monday so exciting!

If you have been waiting for this book – your wait is now over – go grab your copy and get ready – you’ll never see this ending coming!

Amazon | iBooks | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

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The Internationally Best-Selling Imdalind Series comes to a close in this long awaited heart-pounding conclusion.

For centuries the war that has raged within magic has ripped the world apart. Fought between Skȓítek and Trpaslík; killing father and son, and destroying a fragile balance between mortal and magic.

For centuries everyone has been awaiting the Silnỳ, searching for the girl who was prophesized. The girl with power strong enough to defeat the evil that plagued the world, and bring the war to an end.

For centuries, everyone was wrong.

The Silnỳ was not what they had been told, the promises of future distorted by a sight that was tarnished.
The evil was not what they had expected, not what they had been fighting against. Instead it was hidden amongst them; plotting, waiting for their time to strike.

And it did. With fire and blade the hidden evil took it’s place upon a throne of blood. The evil has shown itself and now only one person can save them all.

But with Sights that are no longer infallible and armies that are abandoning their king – it is no longer clear who that person is, or even if they have the courage to stand up to the evil and face their end.

I know you guys have been waiting

Now go, grab your copy today and start making that paper chain!

Amazon | iBooks | Barnes and Noble | Kobo

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