Saturday, December 20, 2014

Shelf Unbound "Notable" books



Two of Marc's books - Aranya and The Girl who Sang with Whales - were honoured in the Dec/Jan issue of Shelf Unbound magazine as "notable" entries in the epic fiction and middle grades sections. Do check out this excellent magazine, it's free!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Upcoming specials on Marc's books

On the 6th November Aranya is scheduled to be a Kindle Daily Deal in the US - your chance to pick up Aranya for half price! So look out for that one. Meantime, lovely UK readers, Aranya will be just 99c in the Amazon UK store from 6-13 November. Aranya is rated 4.6* from 54 reviews on Amazon.com.

Following that, The Enchanted Castle, Book 1 in my unique African historical fiction series, will be on special in the US and UK Amazon stores from 15-22 November. Rated 4.8* from 18 reviews and a bestseller in African historical fiction for children (ages 10 and up) - and entertainment for adults too. Why not enjoy the unique flavours and culture of Ethiopia in this uplifting adventure?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shadow Dragon: sequel to Aranya available for pre-order

I'm delighted to announce that the second book in my Shapeshifter Dragons series, Shadow Dragon, will be available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The release date is set for December 10th.

"Chameleon Shapeshifters, uncontrollable storm powers, and the rise of Sylakia’s Dragon-elite. The battle against evil scales new heights, but the price of victory grows ever dearer. 

Once, a Shadow Dragon ravaged the Island-World. Insatiable. Unstoppable. A Dragon-killer. Now the Shadow Dragon has reappeared, on a collision course with Aranya and King Beran’s campaign to liberate the Islands from the scourge of Sylakian tyranny. He is dark, beautiful and deadly, a predator of untold power. 

Meantime, Thoralian weaves his web of guile and betrayal right in the hearts of Aranya’s friends and allies. He will bring them to an encounter only he can win. 

Incredible aerial battles. An Ancient Dragon bent on enslaving Aranya. The treacherous secrets of Dragon magic. This is the fight for which destiny has shaped a heroine of rare courage–Aranya, Princess of Immadia. Criminal. Shapeshifter Dragon. A woman who will confront evil at any cost. Spite her at your peril."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

99p UK Sale - the Girl who Sang with Whales

This weekend The Girl who Sang with Whales is on sale in the UK, just 99p!

Rated 4.6* from 16 reviews on Amazon, and an Amazon.com bestseller in Coming of Age fantasy, this beautiful ocean fantasy is one for those who love unspoiled fantasy worlds, the tang of salt in the air, and the rub of sand between their toes.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Aranya blog tour, win prizes!

The Aranya blog tour kicks off today! Do visit Deal Sharing Aunt for your chance to win an $25 gift voucher and subscribe to this excellent blog.

I will update this page as the tour progresses.

Aranya is an Amazon bestseller in Sword & Sorcery, a thrilling and fun coming-of-age story which has attracted 29 5* reviews from 45 reviews, and is rated 4.6* overall on Amazon. Customers say:

"Dragon shape shifters. Fierce princesses. Evil Princes. Magic. Fate. Hidden destinies revealed. Epic battles. Pygmies. Romance. Betrayal. All this and so much more can be found within the pages of this sweeping fantasy tale. Once you start, you won't want to stop."

"Aranya handles herself as a girl of strength and courage"

"If you loved all the dragons & riders of Pern, this is for you."

"the action was awesome"

As with all my books, Aranya is available in eBook format, print, and on Kindle Unlimited. Grab it for a great read!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tiny dragon, tiny price - 99c special!

The #1 bestseller in Coming of Age fantasy on Amazon, The Pygmy Dragon is on special until 15th October, just 99c on Amazon.com. Come discover why readers say:


"The Pygmy Dragon is a sweeping and majestic fantasy story that gives the reader a front row seat to a world full of one of fantasy's all-star creatures: Dragons."

"What a FUN book. Not too complicated, but a story filled with interesting and varied characters, interwoven plots, and intrigue. I couldn't put it down!"

In other news, I have updated the Pygmy Dragon book file to include a wonderful map of the Island-World done by my artist friend, Joshua Smolders. You have to see this - it is one of the best fantasy maps I have ever seen.

This book has been compared to Anne McCaffrey's Dragons of Pern, which is an honour for me as she's one of my all-time favourite, all-time most awesome authors. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Aranya map - update your device!

I'm delighted to offer an update to Aranya: Shapeshifter Dragons Book 1, in the form of an amazing map of the Island-World in which the story is set. Please update your Kindle or e-Reader device to receive this update to the book. You can view the map on my blog at www.marcsecchia.com by clicking on the Shapeshifter Dragons tab.

In other news, drafting of the 2nd volume in this series is proceeding well. I hope to release Western Isles during November. I'm also making good progress on the 5th book in the Shioni of Sheba series, The Fiuri Realms. Thank you for your interest in my work!