Monday, July 29, 2013

Book III is here!

The day has arrived!  Where Flap the Tatters of the King is now available on Amazon and Smashwords.




Let me remind you, you can check out excerpts here and here.

What're you waiting for?  Go buy a copy.  Be sure to leave a review.  And if you haven't experienced the world of the Order yet, Book I is free on Smashwords.

So, after eight years in the making and weeks of editing, I'm going to go collapse now.  'Kay?  But before I do, I will leave you with the book jacket description:

Book III sees the surviving members of the Order – Kate, JD, Murphy, Bill, Clayton and Alyssa – reunited in a world known as Corbenic.  It’s definitely not a warm reunion.  With the Corbenese king held hostage by Starry Wisdom, the land has been plunged into endless winter, and certain members of the team are less than thrilled that they have been joined by former MJ-12 Agent Emily Hayes.

As the team sets out, the find themselves once again braving the elements, on their way to Corbenic's capital city, where they will be plunged into a world that has almost as many enemies within as without.  It is a dark and seductive world, a world of alchemists and geomancers, nobles and courtesans.  Unrest has spread throughout the empire, stirring talk of rebellion.  And beneath all the gilt and glamor, evil sleeps.  

It is here that the team begins to find answers about themselves and about Starry Wisdom’s secrets.  Both sides find themselves embroiled in a game of old alliances and older enemies.

At all costs, the Order of the Four Sons must liberate Corbenic and restore their king.

And the final war has yet to be fought.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Book III Excerpt: The Sentinel


Excerpt of Where Flap the Tatters of the King, The Order of the Four Sons, Book III, by Coyote Kishpaugh & Lauren Scharhag
Alyssa had discovered the wooded area wasn’t all that deep, perhaps sixty yards.  Up ahead, she glimpsed a clearing, and started to move towards it when a dark figure seemed to rise up out of the twilight, obscuring her vision.
With a small gasp, she halted. 
She stared at the creature ahead of her, trying to make out what it was.  Not human, certainly, judging by the enormous size of its frame, the head that was not even visible above the branches of the trees.  All she could see was the outline of a wide torso, the pair of muscular arms at its sides. 
Motionless, she waited.  There was no sound but the skeletal rustlings of the sleeping forest, the whisper of snow swirling into drifts. 
The creature didn’t move.  It simply stood in the billow of wind and snow, a shadow in the glade.    
After a moment, she took a step forward.  Then another.
Sensing no danger, she moved with a little more confidence, but when she reached the edge of the woods, she paused again.  It was fully dark now.  Without the cover of the trees, the wind whipped at her cloak.  Wet droplets stung her face and, squinting, she held her hair back away from her eyes. 
Now she could see that the figure was made of stone-- a statue, sixteen feet tall, buried almost up to its knees in snow.  Tilting her head back to better examine it, she saw the great horned head, the smooth, broad shoulders. 
A minotaur, carved out of some sort of highly polished black stone. 
She walked carefully around it, observing the detailed carving—the texture of the horns, the sculpted nostrils, the nude, virile body.  It stood at attention, its fierce eyes fixed on some point in the distance.   
There was no danger—no danger, of course, from a statue.  But there was something about it all the same, something deeply disquieting.  Why did she think it seemed to be waiting—for her? 
Backing away from it, she sensed a great expanse opening up behind her, and turned.  For the second time, she inhaled sharply, immediately understanding why the minotaur was there, in the middle of a clearing. 
It wasn’t a clearing at all, but the edge of a steep bluff. 
There, spread out in a wide valley below, was the Capital. 
He was its sentinel.  

If you haven't discovered the O4S-verse yet, it's never too late. Check out Book I here

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cover Art & Giveaways!

The cover art for, Where Flap the Tatters of the King, The Order of the Four Sons, Book III:



Many thanks to my husband, Patrick, for designing this for us.  Be sure to check out the Book III excerpt here.  

Book I is available for free download on Smashwords and Goodreads.  

Swing by my Twitter page over the next few weeks for daily giveaways on Book II, as well as Book III previews.

Book III will be available to download on July 29.  If you haven't checked out this series, lemme tell you, it's pretty awesome, and Book III is our best yet!