Kindle Vella launches with The Curse of Broken Shadows

Alright, it’s a tentative title right now, but I’m excited to announce my brand new epic fantasy series: The Curse of Broken Shadows!

If you’ve been following along on social media, you might have seen a few teasers and the cover for this story. You might have even read the first two chapters and met three of the five main characters. I’m 140K words into this story and getting closer to the end every day!

So, why am I announcing this project before it’s officially completed?

Because it’s being published as a serial!

You see, Amazon has just announced Kindle Vella, a new reading platform for serialized stories. They’ve been teasing this launch for several months now… and we finally have it! The first three episodes are FREE for all readers, and if you’re curious about some of the extra details (how to access more episodes via coins, voting for your favorite stories, and more), check out this link.

I’ve already posted 13 episodes and I have PLENTY more in queue for you to read EVERY FRIDAY. That’s right. Every week until the book is complete, you’ll be able to read the next exciting chapter!

As a bonus, you can interact with this story… and me! I’ve launched a Discord server to chat about this book. You’ll get WIP snippets, bonus artwork, and chat with me (and others) about certain episodes. I’ll even post polls and ask for feedback – you might be able to name characters, locations, and more! You can already find the map and character art in specific channels, so feel free to hop in there now and get all the updates!

Well, why not get you excited again with the details for this epic fantasy?

Hunted to huntress.

Shadow magic has been wiped from existence. Those who honor the shadow god’s monument are hunted for their artifacts, including the Veil shards that break off the wall in Valisea.

Brela vows to steal it all back.

When Brela discovers the artifact she’s stolen is the most valuable weapon in Valisea history, and one that changes her life, the huntress once again becomes the hunted.

But the assassin has a secret. If anyone were to discover the Veil shard embedded in her skin, or that the artifact has infected her with shadow-cursed magic, she’d suffer a worse fate than her people.

With the Veil wall breaking and tension growing in the remaining kingdoms, Brela’s secrets might not be enough to protect the weapon of her people.

To survive, she may have to work with the one man who could burn her.

People are already loving TCOBS – it’s been the top favorited in fantasy, epic fantasy, dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, and enemies to lovers stories, plus it’s broken the top 10 of all Kindle Vella stories since launch!

Interview with Laura Winter, author of Star Collapsed, on sale May 25th!!! Pre Order Today

This interview was such a delight!! Be sure to check it out for some behind the scenes stuff about Star Collapsed!

Welcome to Zaber Books!

Today, I’m pleased to introduce Laura Winter, author of the new series, Star Collapsed, on sale May 25th.

Tell me about yourself. What inspired you to write?

I somewhat accidentally stumbled upon writing. I’ve spent most of my life on the softball field (I actually played professionally after my pitching career at Notre Dame). In 2018, I was going to grad school and coaching when I discovered NaNoWriMo, but it was the middle of summer. Instead of waiting for November to write my book, I decided to do a trial run to see if I could actually do it… and I wrote my book in 10 days! Absolutely no writing background, but a whole lot of determination to get better and to tell the stories that were stuck in my head. After that, I couldn’t stop.

Describe your desk / writing space.

My writing area itself is pretty much clear…

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New Podcast

Hey everyone, I’m doing something a little different and shifting my updates to a podcast. I’ll cover more writing topics outside Author Bound, my other website, and share updates with you weekly. There will still be awesome reading lists and other things posted here.

Confessions of a Writing Addict will cover some more of my writing updates but also dive into a topic each week about a writing-related struggle. I’ll cap it off with how to overcome some common hurdles in writing. Check it out.

More happy announcements: Book 6 in the Warrior Series, The Banished Warrior, is coming for you December 22. You can preorder it today and even catch up on all the amazing books in the series on Amazon. I also have a complete urban fantasy series and a few romances up there for anyone interested in more books!

Call for Nominations: 101 Best Websites for Writers | Writer’s Digest

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