What is the best way to start bookish goodness in 2017? By attending a ten day launch party, that's what!
There is going to be tons of fun, bookish goodness, prizes, goodies and (of course) giveaways! We are celebrating the debut release of Linda N. Merryman's Seven Lamps were Burning.
Linda was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She's lived in South Carolina since 1987.
According to her mother, when Linda was five, she was found engrossed in a huge bound copy of Bullfinch’s Mythology. Fantasy as a genre became a lifelong love, both in reading and writing.
Linda lives in a small town south of Columbia, SC where her series is set. She has five children, two precious grandchildren and, while she is surrounded by a menagerie, only one of them is hers. That would be her rescue kitty, Mister Ree.
True story, Linda lives in the same small town I lived in for years, in SC. But I didn't have the privilege of meeting her until after I moved out West. So glad we connected and I am having so much fun at her book launch already!
I am so delighted to introduce ya'll to her today. I'm even more excited to check out her debut novel, Seven Lamps Were Burning. What's this fantasy about?
When Darkness Falls, there's only one thing you need.
“Let there be light” he said, but light creates shadows and that is where creatures of darkness dwell.
Or do they?
Might they walk among us, using more subtle means to usurp the world and enslave the humans they despise? Seven Lamps Were Burning brings reluctant Sasha Riversong face-to-face with the questions of morality and mortality when she learns she has been designated as the keeper of Pandora's jar. She is tasked with bringing Hope back into a dying world, but there are those whose survival depends upon her failure.
Cloudwalkers, an ancient fallen race, are faced with a ticking clock and Sasha is also the key to stopping the countdown to their destruction. Only she can control the gateway into the realm where Hope resides. Their plan to foil her is devious – and very attractive.
Tragedy sees our heroine flying back to the Lakota reservation where she grew up on tales of the spirit world. There, the contest between her guardian angel and his former partner becomes more than a struggle for her soul.
With the help of her otherworldly accomplices, seven Earthbound spirits bent on redemption, Sasha travels to Delphi, Greece, where she must call forth the extraordinary inside the ordinary woman and believe in the power she has to control her own destiny.
I kind of got goosebumps, just reading that back cover blurb! Did you?
Want to join us at the party? Friend Linda on Facebook and ask for an invite (It's a pretty exclusive party ;) )