Thursday, July 21, 2016

Aranya - Chinese edition published

I'm delighted to announce the publication of the Chinese edition of Aranya, available on Amazon China.

Aranya is a US and UK Top 100 bestseller in Coming of Age Fantasy, rated 4.7* from 187 reviews.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flare by Rabia Gale - Cover Reveal


Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

I'm delighted to reveal the cover for my upcoming release, Flare, Book Two of The Sunless World, an epic fantasy series with a steampunk flavor.

Flare COVER REVEAL
Rafe and Isabella are back
The mages of old saved their world, but left it in eternal darkness. Now it s time to bring back the light.

After two years of training his magical gifts, Rafe returns home to a land wracked by war. Desperate states struggle to protect their resources of luminous quartz. Magic pulses and earthquakes devastate a world on the brink of extinction.

Rafe's old enemy Karzov has gathered a band of prodigies obedient to his will. He seeks the power of the ancient mages for an audacious and sinister purpose. It's up to Rafe and his ally, Isabella, to stop him and undo the mistakes of the past to put their world right again.
Flare will be out in September 2016!

The Sunless World series

The Sunless World BLOG
"Quartz: The Sunless World introduces a rich and credible backdrop to the adventures of her characters, with a deadly political mire underlying the bright colours of high society." - By Rite of Word Reviews
"This story is fast, fascinating and highly recommended." - Amazon.com review
The Sunless World series begins with Quartz (Book One) and Flux (A Sunless World Novel).

About the Author

Rabia Gale Headshot I create weird worlds full of magic and machines, and write characters who are called on to be heroes. I'm fascinated by light and darkness, transformation, and things that fly. Giant squid and space dragons appear in my work you have been warned!

A native of Pakistan, I now reside in Northern Virginia, where I read, write, doodle, avoid housework, and homeschool my children.

Find me online at:
Website: http://www.rabiagale.com
Newsletter: http://www.rabiagale.com/thank-you/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabiagalewriter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rabiagale


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Huge YA Books giveaway - including Aranya

It seems to be giveaway month over here! :-) Today I have an awesome giveaway to share with you which includes 15 paperbacks, a huge $115 gift card or 8 ebooks! Here's a rundown of these tasty prizes:


Entry via Rafflecopter here:

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

FREE books! :) And they're bestsellers ...

Every now and again I like to run a surprise special and today, you can steal a copy of Dragon Thief for the memorable price of ... totally FREE. Careful, though. This treasure bites.

Secondly, you can pick up a copy of my bestselling African historical fantasy book, Shioni of Sheba: The Enchanted Castle, for absolutely nothing whatsoever - well, apart from a promise of rollicking adventure in the unforgettable Simien Mountains. Yes, you will pick up a free trip to ancient Sheba where dragon lore abounds, adventures come with a puff of red African dust, and our heroine Shioni will steal your heart.

Both specials are short-run (4 days) so pick up your copies now! Tell a friend!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

New release! The Horse Dreamer

It's here! Time to dream in epic colours with Zaranna, the Horse Dreamer. I invite you to experience the beautiful, tempestuous world of Equinox, and an adventure beyond imagination.

I wrote this book with my eldest daughter. We had enormous fun creating the different characters and creatures in the world of Equinox, which is dominated by equine life-forms such as Pegasi, Storm-Horses, Magma Horses, Equipedes ... it's a long list!

The Horse Dreamer is a Young Adult epic fantasy for the horse-lover in you. Suitable for all ages, this is a clean, exciting read. Oh, we may have sneaked in a few dragons . And an evil wizard or three, deadly swamps, world-spanning storms, a human chameleon, water horses, an air slide, epic battles and a few other surprises.

Here's the description of the book:

Trapped in a car wreck, crushed by a train. In seconds, Zaranna’s world is torn apart and she must start life anew, as a survivor. A double amputee. 

Yet why does this promising equestrienne remember a flash of sulphurous fire, and a crimson paw hurling her mother’s car onto the train tracks? Why does a tide of beguiling butterflies flood her increasingly chaotic dreams? 

As Zaranna Inglewood adjusts to life minus legs, plus gorgeous Alex, the paramedic who cut her body from the wreckage, she learns the terror of being hunted. Relentless and inimical, the enemy lures her to a world where dreams shape reality. Equinox. A world of equinoctial storms; lashed by titanic forces of magic, dominated by the Pegasi and their centuries-old enmity with Human Wizards and the Dragons. This is a world where a girl can Dream her destiny. Where her soul can fly, or be chained forever. 

She is Zaranna, the Horse Dreamer. Survivor. Fighter. A girl who doesn’t need legs to kick an evil fate in the teeth. All she needs is courage–the courage to Dream.

Purchase The Horse Dreamer now at Amazon in Kindle.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Release Week Blitz: Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2) by Intisar Khanani with Giveaway

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Hello readers! Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for
Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2)
by Intisar Khanani
Fantasy lovers, this one's for you! Love magic, look no further!
And you definitely need to check out the awesome giveaway found below.

Happy Book Birthday Intisar!
Let's celebrate everyone!!

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In the year since she cast her sunbolt, Hitomi has recovered only a handful of memories. But the truths of the past have a tendency to come calling, and an isolated mountain fastness can offer only so much shelter. When the High Council of Mages summons Brigit Stormwind to stand trial for treason, Hitomi knows her mentor won’t return—not with Arch Mage Blackflame behind the charges.
Armed only with her magic and her wits, Hitomi vows to free her mentor from unjust imprisonment. She must traverse spell-cursed lands and barren deserts, facing powerful ancient enchantments and navigating bitter enmities, as she races to reach the High Council. There, she reunites with old friends, planning a rescue equal parts magic and trickery.

If she succeeds, Hitomi will be hunted the rest of her life. If she fails, she’ll face the ultimate punishment: enslavement to the High Council, her magic slowly drained until she dies.
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Title: Memories of Ash
Series: The Sunbolt Chronicles, Book Two
Author: Intisar Khanani
Cover Designer: Jenny Zemanek
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: May 30, 2016
Publisher: Purple Monkey Press

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“It needs a meal,” the mage says, voice rasping, “and it won’t be me.” He yanks me off balance. I cry out, jerking away from him and lashing out with my glowstone. I manage to smack him hard across the face, but then his boot comes between my feet. For a sickening moment I teeter on the edge of the stairs.

Get back!

I barely register the words ringing in my mind before the mage shoves me, hard. I swallow a scream, throwing my arms up to shield my head as I fall. I slam down the stairs, bouncing toward the mass of tentacles.

Feet first—get your feet first!

I follow the shouted advice mindlessly, twisting my body as I come to a stop amidst a tangle of three or four great tentacles.

Don’t move.

Someone is talking inside my head, and it’s not me. Somehow, that’s almost worse than lying surrounded by the talons of a nightmare monster. Almost.



OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:

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The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Arch Mage Wilhelm Blackflame.
When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.
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Intisar Khanani

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters.

Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. Intisar's current projects include a companion trilogy to Thorn, following the heroine introduced in her free short story The Bone Knife, and The Sunbolt Chronicles, an epic series following a street thief with a propensity to play hero when people need saving, and her nemesis, a dark mage intent on taking over the Eleven Kingdoms.

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