Thursday, 21 November 2019

Healer's Magic on Audible!


At last! 
Healer's Magic was the second book I wrote and self-published on Amazon, but the journey, for one reason or another, from book to audiobook has taken much longer than I anticipated. In fact, I managed to publish seven other audiobooks before this one!

Nonethless, I am very happy to annouce that the audiobook is now availalable on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Click the link to hear a sample: https://bit.ly/37qGVPC
Healer's Magic is FREE as an audiobook with Audible's 30-Day Trial:  https://adbl.co/2OL01HJ


A powerful healer. A treacherous enemy. A deadly conflict.

Tatya's world slides into chaos when a demon consumed with the desire to control her power attacks those she loves. She refuses the local master vampire’s offer of aid, as he's just turned her best friend into one of the undead. She needs allies, but who can she trust in the battle to destroy this dangerous enemy?
If you like urban fantasy laced with mysticism, fast-paced action, and stubborn independent heroines, you'll love this fresh innovative take on the vampire/demon myth. 

'Healer’s Magic’ is Book One in the 'Kala Trilogy'.

Here's what reviewers are saying about this epic paranormal thriller.
"An intoxicating work of creativity, passion, imagination and danger...stretches the boundaries for this type of fiction in new ways...fresh and original." Gillian Hancock, Indie Book Reviewer.

"An interesting concept ... great energy that whisks us along...genuine and authentic." Laura Clarke, Indie Book Reviewer.
"Addicting, multi-layered story." Layla Messing, Indie Book Reviewer.

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The ebook edition is also FREE and available to download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Prolific Works, Story Origin etc.


Best wishes, be kind to yourselves and others and keep reading!







Thursday, 29 August 2019

Playing with graphics

As an indie author/authorpreneur/self-pubbed author*, I sign up to a lot of newsletters, especially those that have insights into any relevant areas of the book publishing/marketing industry. One dropped into my mailbox today from BookTweeters.com which stirred my interest.

The email was about a website called BookBrush which allows authors to create images for marketing their books. The Free Plan allows 3 downloads per month, so I clicked the link and spent a happy hour clicking buttons and experimenting. You can view the results below. I'm not a professional, although, I use Adobe photoshop for my book covers and for my ads, and I found this amazingly quick and easy to use.

Here are my results:





I'll tweak these a bit more and, especially in the second one, would like to play around with the font, but next time I won't click the Download button twice on one image as it counted as two downloads! There are 2 plans, the Limted Free plan and the Plus plan which is $8 per month, paid yearly ($96). 

If you like learning new skills and want to give BookBrush a try, check it out here:

And if you're looking for someone to help you promote your books, check out BookTweeters.com      

Best wishes, 
Teagan.

*self-pubbed, for those who don't know, refers to self-published authors, not writers who choose write their books in pubs (tradition British drinking places).




Friday, 16 August 2019

Special Weekend Freebies!

Hi everyone! 

This weekend I'd like to share these free books with you. Some are mine, some are written by other indie writers and you can download as many as you want. Take this opportunity to fill your ereaders with some great summer reading.


Veiled Planet (a sci-fi romantic thriller) and One Summer in Montmartre (a time-slip Women’s Fiction) are FREE until the 18th August.



Both Smashwords and Kobo have had sales of my three box sets in the last couple of months, and until the 18th August, you can pick up the Kala Trilogy Box Setthe Adept Solutions Box Setand the Saoirse Saga Box Set for $2.99 each on Amazon. So, head on over to your local Amazon website and pick up some free and discounted books.


And if you haven't done so already, then please download these permafree books from your favorite digital retailer.


If you're an avid reader, please check out August’s Giveaways where you can download as many books as you want and fill your ereaders with plenty of summer reading.
Dean Foster’s August promo has a fabulous collection of Sci-fi and Fantasy books, all neatly organized according to genre, which makes finding your favorites real easy.
Check out this brilliant group giveaway for action and adventure in far-flung universes.


 Be kind to yourself and to others and keep reading.
Best wishes,
Teagan.

Monday, 11 March 2019

New Release: Song of the Fae


Song of the Fae is live! Yeah!

I'm always nervous and excited as the release day of a new book approaches, hoping readers will enjoy the results of my hard work and imagination. After the book goes live, there's a slow deflation and a sigh of sadness as I say goodbye to characters whose dramas have occupied my internal landscape for the past  months. 

Now, it's up to you, dear readers, to see if the book meets your expectations. 
Here's the blurb:

First a prisoner, then a fugitive, now Roshène must earn her freedom.

Roshène’s blood is powerful, but she’s trapped in a nightmare without memories where her every move is controlled by a demonic sorcerer. When a chance to escape appears, she seizes it and flees.

Alone and with no one to turn to, Roshène accepts help from Hunter, a Fae guardian. Together, they undertake a hazardous journey to safety: the prize—the return of her memories. Along the way, she becomes increasingly dependent on and attracted to Hunter.

In exchange for their protection and help, the Fae will demand payment. But the question haunting Roshène is, will Hunter turn out to be just another jailer or her savior?

Song of the Fae, a gripping romantic thriller, takes you on an exhilarating journey into a marvelous urban fantasy world.

Reviewers say:

"A perfect start to an exciting new series!"
"A wonderful start to a series I have fallen in love with."
"Hunter and Roshène rock this story!"
 
As a new release, the book is currently sale for 0.99c, so pick up your copy today! 

Song of the Fae, Book One in the Fae Heritage series, is available from:

Amazon     Barnes & Noble       iBooks         Kobo      Smashwords

Have a great week and best wishes,
Teagan.










Thursday, 29 November 2018

Ancestral Secrets now on Audible!

I'm really pleased that Ancestral Secrets, the third book in the Adept Solutions Series of Investigations for the Magickally Challenged (surely that's one of the longest book titles?) is now available as an audiobook. Yeah!! Currently Stars & Ashes is being recorded by the same narrator, Apryl Renee West, which gives me confidence as I know she does a great job. 

Ancestral Secrets, like all Audible's audiobooks, are free with a 30-day trial.



Check out a sample here: https://adbl.co/2QYPt7o


Also available on Amazon and iTunes.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

The Good, the Bad and the Freebies!

First, the good which is short and sweet! It’s great a feeling when the hard work you put it pays off, and Madaxa’s Heir has been the best release I have had so far. Yeah! 

Now, the bad which is not so short and not sweet at all. I have made a copyright infringement complaint to Amazon because someone has copied, pasted and uploaded a book I unpublished in January 2017. The book in question is an early version of Healer’s Magic (under its first incarnation as Tatya’s Return). Whoever it is has even used my name, but Amazon confirmed it’s not been uploaded from my KDP account, which means any sales won't be going into my bank account. I unpublished this book 2 years ago and re-released it as Healer’s Magic after paying a reputable editor a whole lot of hard-earned money. So please do not buy this book. Amazon is taking its time removing the book from sale, and I have asked them to block sales while the dispute is ongoing – but have had no confirmation they are doing so. As you can imagine, I have cursed this nasty cheat more than a few times, but, hopefully, Amazon's copyright department will sort this out sometime soon.
Thank goodness it's time for the Freebies! I have three series and have made the first in each series free.  So if you don’t already have Stars & Ashes, Hekate’s Chalice or Healer’s Magic, then pop over to your favorite digital retailer and download one or all of them for free! 
FREE at your favorite digital retailers!
I have also released the three series as box sets ($4.99 per box set), and if you fancy bingeing on your favorite, now you can. 
Only $4.99!
And, last but not least, if you’re looking for some new authors, check out this great science-fiction and fantasy giveaway… you never know what little gems you might find!


Until next time, be kind to yourselves and to others, stay well and keep reading,

Best wishes,

Teagan.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Madaxa's Heir is Live!


I'm super thrilled to let you know the final episode in The Saoirse Saga, Madaxa’s Heir, is now live! 
This is always a moment of shivering excitement and a certain degree of terror as all the hard work of the last few months, interrupted by moving house, finally comes to a conclusion as the book is published. 
I do feel sad when a story ends because something which has occupied my mind and my days for months has come to an end, and I shall miss these characters: but I’m also happy because sharing them with readers like you completes the process.

When the one you love betrays you, who can you trust?

Protected by a holy warrior and pursued by bounty hunters and the emperor’s assassins, Kia is hiding a secret the emperor can never find out—she is carrying his grandchild. After giving birth, Kia has to leave her daughter and resume her duties as a member of Prince Rial’s personal guard.

Discovering Rial has betrayed her shatters her trust in him, but when a rebel force attacks the emperor’s fleet, Kia must put aside her personal feelings and stand by Rial’s side as he aids his father.

During the battle, she seizes an opportunity to free herself, and the galaxy, from the emperor’s tyranny. Is this one throw of the dice a mad gamble that will result in her death, or can she—against all odds—achieve the ultimate success?
The final explosive episode in the fast-paced action-packed Saoirse Saga is on sale at 99c for one week only. On the 7th October the price will be 2.99, so pick up your copy today!
I’d like to give a special thanks to the awesome members of my ARC team—you guys rock!  Thank you for everything.
And here are the links:
Until next time, be kind to yourselves and to others, stay well and keep reading!
Best wishes,
Teagan.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Featured!

I remember when I was young, sometimes at Christmas or on birthdays, I’d open a gorgeously wrapped present and be filled with amazement and satisfaction when I saw the one item I’d been praying someone would give me.
It isn’t my birthday and Christmas is still some way off, but I opened an email the other day that gave me the exact same feeling of surprise and  delight. And, no, I hadn’t won the lottery, which would be truly miraculous as I don’t play because I can’t bear the weekly disappointment, but it was from Instafreebie, (if you don't know about this site, check it out). They'd written to let me know that they’d chosen Stars & Ashes to be featured on their blog, email, and social media on the 1st of August, as well as on their homepage for the week!  Yeah!! (I admit there was a lot of jumping up and down and grinning like an idiot for a while.) For an indie publisher like me that was definitely a wow moment. Traditional publishers have way bigger budgets to promote their authors, so to be given this platform is a wonderful bonus.
So, if you haven’t already got it, you can download the full version of Stars & Ashes from now until the 8th August on Instafreebie. After that only the preview will be available.
Take a minute and check out my book and the many other great books available.

http://blog.instafreebie.com/see-it-first-cheri-lasota-lee-isserow-and-teagan-kearney/


Stay well and keep reading,
best wishes,
Teagan.
















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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Hekate's Chalice now on Audible!


Yes, my audiobook venture continues with Hekate's Chalice now live on Audible! 

Here's the blurb: 

A stolen artifact. An imminent deadline. A tenacious investigator.  
JB runs a private detective agency, but if business doesn't pick up soon, he'll have to close the doors for good. When someone steals Hekate's chalice, JB and his maverick team jump at the chance to track down the supernatural object. They're resourceful and determined, but can they outsmart wizards, witches, and daemons before the client's deadline expires?  

If you like gripping mysteries interwoven with generous doses of magic and humor, then you're going to love this imaginatively creative world. Hekate's Chalice is the first volume of the Adept Solutions series.

Audiobook listeners are a discerning eager audience, and if you're a writer and haven't already got your books available in this format my advice is do it! An interesting challenge comes into play with a narrator entering the equation. Not only does your story have to satisfy but where one person may hear a smooth honeyed tone, another may find the same voice monotonous and boring. In the end though, the listening experience is, just like reading or eating or your favorite color, a personal and subjective one.

So here's the link for you to check out the sample for yourself:

https://www.amazon.com/Hekates-Chalice-Adept-Solutions-Book/dp/B07DCWPLNY/ 

You can listen to the book for free with Audible's free trial, and get another book, too.

Stay well and best wishes,
Teagan.




Saturday, 24 March 2018

New Releases, Audiobooks and an Early Easter Sale!



One Summer in Montmartre audiobook is live! I thought about doing an audiobook for a long time, but hesitated to take the plunge. However, after a reviewer's encouragement (thank you, Steve!) I finally went for it. As my first audiobook it was a real learning curve, but I’m thrilled with the final result. One Summer in Montmartre was also the first book I published on Amazon in 2014 and has a special place in my heart. There's also a large print version for those who are visually impaired but still enjoy reading. 

Here’s the blurb:
Paris 1873: Despite being a devoted husband and father, Luc Marteille, a charismatic Impressionist artist, becomes obsessed with his young model, Hélène. Flattered by his attentions, she becomes torn between Luc and her fiancé; and faces a decision that could destroy the lives of everyone around them.
Paris, 2007: Grieving over the death of her son, and with her marriage in trouble, Anna's life is falling apart. When a long-hidden love letter is discovered in the back of her favorite painting, she seizes the opportunity to go to Paris. Intending to research Hélène, the mysterious recipient of the letter, she is thrown together with the arrogant François. Dependent on his help, Anna realizes the tension between them is attraction. Should she continue a lifetime of playing it safe or listen to her heart?
 
You can download the audiobook as one of two books in a free trial with Audible: 



I hadn't planned to publish another new book this week, but I recently pulled together and polished some short stories I’d written, and my marvelous editor returned them sooner than expected. So I'm thrilled that my first short story collection, Untender Lives, is live!
 


Here’s the blurb:
Five compelling stories about five women who face very different challenges—some more common, some less so. From a young rock singer, who wonders if her dream of success is about to disappear, to a billionaire, who’s looking for a shortcut to salvation, this entertaining mix of genres is perfect for a quick read.
The book is now available at all amazon stores and free with Kindle Unlimited. 



And last, but by no means least...an EARLY EASTER SALE!!

If you want to grab a bunch of my books to read immediately or over the Easter break, now’s the time to go for it. From today Saturday 24th March to 26th March the following books are free or part of a kindle countdown deal.  

Happy Easter reading!

To download:  go to your country's amazon page, type in Teagan Kearney in the search box, click on the book(s) you want, and when you arrive on the book's page, download and enjoy!

This weekend, the following books are FREE :



The following two books are part of KIndle Countdown Deals:
The Kala Trilogy countdown deal starts 24th March. One Summer in Montmartre countdown starts 25th March.
Both books are 99 cents the first day.




That's all for now, folks. I'm off to start Book Three of the Saoirse Saga, and in the meantime, a genuine thank you for your invaluable support. Have a great Easter break.

Stay well, keep reading and best wishes,
Teagan.



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