I’m excited about this! Waterspell Book 1: The Warlock will be featured tomorrow, Oct. 29, at The Fussy Librarian, a new website that offers personalized ebook recommendations. You choose from 30 genres and indicate your preferences about content (the level of profanity or sex you want, etc.) and then the computers work their magic. It’s pretty cool, and easy to sign up for the daily emails — check it out! www.TheFussyLibrarian.com
For more details, please see my earlier post about The Fussy Librarian’s recommendations.
First Time Ever: Waterspell Is On Sale
As someone who has regularly paid $15 or more for a book, I think the standard ebook price of $2.99 is a STEAL. At that price, a reader can have all three books of the Waterspell trilogy for under $10, tax included.
But market forces seem to be driving ebook prices down to a mere 99 cents — the cost of one three-minute song off a CD. As I’ve said before, I have resisted offering my trilogy for such a paltry sum, lest people mistakenly believe that the quality is poor (it isn’t) or that I’m not proud of my work (I am). I spent 16 years writing Waterspell, and what I produced is the best writing of which I am capable. The reviews (excerpted below) bear out my belief that the trilogy is well worth $10.
As an experiment, however, I’ve dropped the price to 99 cents per book to coincide with The Fussy Librarian‘s recommendation and this week’s Monster 99c Book Sale and Halloween Party sponsored by the Awesome Indies.
So get ’em while they’re cheap! Or even cheaper than usual. Depending on what the lower price does for sales, I may leave Waterspell at 99 cents per volume through Christmas. Or I might go back to $2.99 before Thanksgiving. We’ll see. Having never tried this before, I’ll be closely watching the results of this experiment. Please join me.
What People Say: Reviews of Waterspell
“What a brilliant and unforgettable story! I devoured this book … literally consumed by the originality and depth Deborah brings to her characters. She provides a strong balance between action, adventure, fantasy, and romance and Carin’s combination of pride and vulnerability make her a fabulous character! Quite frankly, I am just astounded by the emotions this book stirred in me. It is simply extraordinary.” —Feifei Le
“This was an extremely well written fantasy story … [it] flows well with a very readable style that holds your interest throughout. The world building is solid and intriguing, the magical aspects well drawn and versatile and characterisation is energetic so that you are immediately invested in their future. The ending with its wonderful cliffhanger will ensure that you read on … All in all a marvellous addition to the fantasy genre and I would recommend it for lovers of magical mystical tales.” —Liz Wilkins
“I was hooked instantly when I started reading [Waterspell Book 1] The Warlock. I willingly gave up sleep and honestly could not wait to get up to read more of this book. I’m reading the whole series, and I absolutely am loving it.” —Sarah @ Amazon
“If you like epic fantasy that sweeps you to amazing, immersive worlds and while following intriguing characters, be sure to add this series to your to-read list.” —Once Upon a YA Book
“Grabbed my attention and kept it. It’s a truly unique book. This is a series not to miss.” —Tahlia Newland
“… a fabulous trilogy that should be read by every fantasy reader who would like something a little different. The author cleverly creates tension without resorting to the battles, complex political intrigue and predictable structure favoured by many in the traditional fantasy genre. I give it 5 stars without hesitation.” —Tahlia Newland
And there’s more! Additional reviews at www.waterspell.net
I am deeply grateful to all the wonderful reviewers who have responded so warmly to my work. Thank you all, so very much. And thank you, Fussy Librarian, for the recommendation!
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