The manuscript for High Maga was finished in the fall of 2012, and is now undergoing final edits in preparation for publication. I don't have a release date yet. It's possible High Maga will be released toward the end of 2013; more likely that you will see it in print early in 2014. In either case, stay tuned to this site for updates, previews, and giveaways.
For the Christmas reading, I always try to find cozy scenes. That was something of a challenge this year, as High Maga has relatively few scenes that could be called "cozy". After some thought, I settled on this excerpt from Chapter 8, a scene between Eolyn and her youngest student, Ghemena. It takes place at Eolyn's Aekelahr, the humble home of her new coven in the highlands of Moehn. In this passage, Ghemena has just woken up from a nightmare, and Eolyn comforts her with a story and a very special gift.
If you're looking for more fun things to do between now and New Year's, stop by Heroines of Fantasy and help us build a story with the Brothers Grimm. While you're at it, you can register to win a holiday ebook bundle, including four novels by HoF authors. The winners of the holiday giveaway will be announced January 31st.
I hope you enjoy this reading, and the rest of the holiday season. I will be taking a break from my blog and other on line activities until the New Year, but will be back in action starting January. I look forward to seeing you then.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and all the best in the New Year.
If you would like to know more about the novel High Maga, you can preview it here.