Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Announcing The Rakshasa's Bride + 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Glee! I've had a lot of fun plotting this surprise over the last few weeks. I'm thrilled to announce that you don't have to wait till March 26th to get a little taste of my fiction writing--you can get that right away, with a new novella, The Rakshasa's Bride and (fanfare!)--

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Over the 12 days of Christmas--from the 25th December to the 5th January--all of my ebooks will be available free on Amazon! Sadly, Amazon will only allow me to make them available for free for 5 days maximum, so each of them will only be free for 5 of the 12 days. Here's how it works:

The Rakshasa's Bride will be free from the 25th to the 29th of December.
War Games will be free from the 28th of December to the 1st of January.
The Epic of Reformation will be free from the 1st to the 5th of January.


The Rakshasa's Bride

So, what's The Rakshasa's Bride? Well, with Pendragon's Heir away at the cleaner's last November, I was at a loose end and decided to (gasp!) write something new for a change.


(or wait for the giveaway, starting Christmas Day!)
Preeti Kamla has the evil eye. It’s the only explanation for the tragedy and disgrace besetting her once wealthy family. But when a handsome stranger in the village square tells her he has broken her curse, Preeti almost believes him.

Until a twist of fate whisks her away from everything she knows, and the gruesome Demon Rajah claims her as his bride.

A rich and romantic retelling of Beauty and the Beast in the style of a Bollywood epic. Novella, approximately 18,000 words.

My first instinct, of course, was to hang onto this story for another five years. Partly because I haven't spent a couple of years polishing and tweaking it into perfection. Partly because it's, ahem, rather smooshily romantic (at least for me) and I don't want you all to get the wrong idea about Pendragon's Heir, which has tons of action, deeper characters, and a much less frilly setting, I promise you. Allright, yes, and partly because my family is still laughing at me about that Bollywood phase I went through a few years back.

(Writing The Rakshasa's Bride meant revisiting a few of those movies. It's hard to recommend any of them without reservations, but I think the best one I've seen is Veer-Zaara. Sigh...)

But then Christmas was upon us, and I thought, oh, why not let's have a giveaway! Enjoy!

Meanwhile, I'll be taking about a week off blogging to get a holiday and to spin through my Annual Epic, which I hope to review shortly into the New Year.

Giveaway recap:

The Rakshasa's Bride will be free from the 25th to the 29th of December.
War Games will be free from the 28th of December to the 1st of January.
The Epic of Reformation will be free from the 1st to the 5th of January.

Merry Christmas!

God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Saviour was born on Christmas Day,
To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray;
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy! 

7 comments:

Wanda Patterson said...

This is so nice thank you.

Christina Baehr said...

Fantastic! Merry Christmas!

Kim Marsh said...

My favourite carol. Merry Christmas.
Kim

Lady Bibliophile said...

I checked Goodreads before Blogger this morning and MISSED THE FREEBIE! But it was very much worth the .99, and made for a lovely afternoon's reading! What a delightful surprise. :D I'll jot a review after the holidays.

~Schuyler

Joy said...

What a jolly Christmas giveaway, Suzannah! I am going to download this promptly ;).

Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth Rose said...

This is great, Suzannah. Thank you! I went ahead and downloaded a copy of The Rakshasa's Bride, and I'm looking forward to snagging the other two as the giveaway progresses. =) Here's to lots of reading time over Christmas break!

Suzannah said...

You're all very welcome! Merry Christmas, and feel free to share the jollity around a bit :).

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