The Black Act Witch Twins Saga Companion Guest Author: Kate Jonez

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It’s about time I got my butt over here to announce the special guest author for The Black Act: Witch Twins Saga Companion. This will be a free guide to the world, people, and faeries found within my dark fantasy novel. I’m very pleased to tell you the guest author will be Kate Jonez. Kate has written a fabulous essay called When Approaching the Fair Folk, and I know you’re going to love it.

This guide will also feature a glossary of terms, suggested fae reading, some creative commons fae pics, a The Black Act playlist, and some other goodies. I’m a bit behind in putting the guide together, and getting the paperback edition of The Black Act: Witch Twins Saga out, but I hope to have the companion released by end of June or July, and the paperback will be out soon. You can still pick up the ebook for 99 cents! Grab it quickly, because I’ll be raising the price to 2.99 soon.

Now, here’s some more info on Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker nominated author and chief editor at Omnium Gatherum.

Kate Winter14 Kate Jonez writes dark fantasy fiction. Her Bram Stoker ® Award nominated novel Candy House is available at Amazon in print and ebook. Ceremony of Flies is forthcoming from Dark Fuse July 2014.

She is also chief editor at Omnium Gatherum a small press dedicated to providing unique dark fantasy, weird fiction or literary horror in print and ebook formats. Three Omnium Gatherum books have been nominated for Shirley Jackson Awards.

Kate is a student of all things scary and when she isn’t writing she loves to collect objects for her cabinet of curiosities, research obscure and strange historical figures and photograph weirdness in Southern California where she lives with a very nice man and a little dog who is also very nice but could behave a little bit better.

Visit Kate’s web home at:
http://katejonez.com/

Or find her on social media at:
Twitter
Facebook
Goodreads

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Kate’s books can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can also add her books to your tbr list over at Goodreads. And don’t forget to pay Omnium Gatherum a visit and check out all the great titles there as well.

Huge thanks going out to Kate for the essay! I can’t wait to share it with you as a part of The Black Act: Witch Twins Saga Companion. Watch for a cover reveal coming soon as well.

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I also had the pleasure of being a part of Detritus, a collection of stories about the impulse to collect, preserve, and display gone horribly wrong, which was released by Omnium Gatherum. So be sure to check that out as well.

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Hey folks,

Many thanks going out to Shaya Crabtree for her recent review of The Black Act Book 1: Witch Twins Born. She gave the book four out of five stars. Here’s some of what Shaya had to say below:

“Louise Bohmer is clearly an author who has taken the time to plan out the details of the fantasy world in the Witch Twins Saga in her mind. While the author is an expert of her world, the reader may not immediately be. While the book does not just throw the reader in the middle of the action without some sort of explanation of the magical world Claire and Anna live in, it does not detail every aspect of the society. I got a vague idea of some sorts of going-ons, but to really get an idea of what was happening, I had to continue reading. The world slowly opened up to me and it became easier to learn individual’s roles and homelands and histories as the book went on, but they were not the clearest things to understand, especially in the beginning. I feel like more would be explained by reading the second book as well and maybe also rereading the first book.

That being said, the characters are great, especially Claire and Anna, twin sisters. They interact just how sisters do, fighting and arguing, wanting their privacy from one another, but caring for each other at the same time. Their relationship is very believable and realistic. The bond between them is strong and the reader can attach to it and relate to it instantly.”

Thanks again, Shaya! You can read the full review here.

And you can grab Witch Twins Born for free at Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords. Plus Book 2: Witch Twins Secrets is now available for under a dollar. Just click the links here, visit The Black Act page, or click the book covers below to grab your copies.

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Book 3: Witch Twins Cursed will be released sometime in August, and I’ll be posting a cover reveal soon!

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Hey folks,

I hope June is treating you all great wherever you are. Things have been wet here, but the sun is fighting back and we’re getting some nice weather now. Also, I finally posted pics of Abigail, the new puppy, over at FB. Take a peek here if you like.

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And The Black Act page is now live. Click the highlighted text to visit it now. The first book is up there, plus an excerpt, the old book trailer and cover from the original release, and faery inspiration pics. You can also click on the banner below to visit. I’ll soon be adding a PDF of the first book you can download.

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In the next couple weeks, I’ll be posting a sneak peek at the cover for Book 2: Witch Twins Secrets. I’ve also spruced up my FB author page with the book cover and banner for the new release. Click the highlighted text to take a peek and like the page.

Thanks again for the downloads and sales, readers! It’s greatly appreciated.

Also, don’t forget that Witch Wars: Anti-Heroes Book 6 is coming soon! And it will be an explosive conclusion to our adventures with the Anti-Heroes.

Now I’m off to eat Indian food and drink coffee. Have a good one, folks!

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Hey folks!

The Black Act Book 1: Witch Twins Born is now available for free at Smashwords and Kobo. I’ll post an update when it goes free at B&N (you can grab it for under a dollar there now). It’s also live at Amazon for 95 cents, but if anyone would be kind enough to report it to Amazon as free elsewhere (you can find the report link at the bottom of the product details) this will help me get it free on Kindle also. And I’ll love you forever. And send you house cleaning and dish washing fairies. For real. Even ones that will fix your car. No kidding.

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Anyhow, click the links above or below to grab a free copy now! Over the next couple weeks, I’ll be adding a page to the site for The Black Act, where I’ll post the maps, reviews, and other tidbits. And The Black Act Book 2: Witch Twins Secrets will be coming soon! I’ll post a cover sneak peek in the next couple weeks as well. Be sure to check out the free reads page here, too. Soon I’ll be adding The Black Act Book 1 and Anti-Heroes Book 1 to it, and I’ll include direct downloads of the PDF, MOBI, and EPUB versions.

Now available at:

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Blurb: This is a serial fantasy novel that will be released in regular installments. Watch for Book 2: Witch Twins Secrets coming soon.

The history of a curse is filled with bloody battles, bitter hatred, and dark secrets.

Through five generations, ghosts of war haunt the wise women. When the rebellion of Glenna ends, their curse sleeps bound in the Tunnels of the Dead, waiting for its chance to re-awaken the war between the wood people and Dalthwein clans. Claire, a wise woman born in the valley of the fae, unwittingly helps it escape imprisonment, while her twin sister Anna receives psychic glimpses of ancient secrets she must unravel. With her scribe teacher Rosalind, she also struggles to uncover the reasons behind Claire’s strange behavior, ever escalating since the death of their guild mother, Grianne.

The Age of the Wise Women will cease if the curse does not end with Anna and Claire. Perhaps inheriting the mistakes of their ancestors and learning the truths of their identities will bring great suffering for these witch twins.

In Book 1: Witch Twins Born Claire begins to confess the truth to Anna, and Anna discovers her twin is having an affair with a woodman named Luthien.

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Hey readers,

Thanks to encouragement from some wonderful writers and friends, The Black Act will soon return as a serial novel. (The form K.H. Koehler and I have been using for Anti-Heroes). This third edition of the book will be released in roughly seven parts, and I’ve been working on the editing and cover design when I can grab some spare time to do so. I’ll be releasing each part monthly, depending on my schedule. Part 1: Witch Twins Born will be released in June. Take a sneak peek at the first cover below.

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With huge thanks to K.H. Koehler for the lovely font design she came up with. For more examples of our book cover work, you should visit The Job Octopus.

So watch for Book 1 coming in June! And don’t forget, Witch Wars: Anti-Heroes Book 6 is coming soon, too!

Hope May is treating you all great.

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