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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March Newsletter - Coming back from the brink...






MARCH NEWSLETTER
Back from the brink…

I want to apologize for disappearing for the last two months. My dear husband became seriously ill right after Christmas and was in the hospital for several weeks. We are just getting back to a normal life after the ordeal. He is doing much better, but recovery will take some time, so I’ve had to curtail some of my activities. I wanted to pass along my sincerest thanks to those of you who were there for us during this very trying time, especially my family who really rallied to help us through this. I love all of my wonderful friends and family more than you could possibly know. Anyway, I’m back…so here’s the news! Minnette :)

STARSIGHT II COVER UP FOR COVEY AWARD: I just found out yesterday that the cover or Starsight II is up for a Covey Award. If you are so inclined, head on over and take a look at it and the other entrants. There are some great covers over there! THE COVEY WARDS


UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS:
Saturday, March 14th, 12-5 - Tacoma Borders

Saturday, April 18th, Rose City Romance Writers Readers Luncheon – Check link for times & activities
Saturday, May 17th, Rose City Romance Writers Book Signing – 10am

Saturday, June 27th, NW Book Festival – 10am-4pm – 21860 Willamette Drive, West Linn, OR 97068


UPCOMING NEW RELEASES!
A Boy & His Wizard – Children’s Book –
Stonegarden – Nov 2009
A Boy & His Lizard – Children’s Book – Stonegarden – June 2010
Starsight III: The Restless Seed –
Stonegarden – March 2010
The Gods of War: Starsight Prequel –
Stonegarden – November 2010
The Gladiator Prince – Sequel to Centurion
TBA
Keenan’s Dilemma – Romantic Paranormal –
TBA


RELEASE OF STARSTIGHT II
I am so thrilled to announce the release of STARSIGHT II, the second book in the Starsight Duology. Here is a blurb and link for an excerpt. If you have read the first one (Starsight I), this will complete the story.

STARSIGHT VOL. II - BOOKS III & IV - War ravishes the Imperium, held together by the valor of ancient warriors and the devotion of the empire's elite. Trenara no longer trusts the power that has turned the boy she once loved into a man she no longer understands. He frightens her. Joshan's ascendancy grows every day as he leads them to Sirdar's domain. The monster has prepared a welcome that none of them expects and Joshan knows he is endangering them all. Sacrifices are made; bonds are broken. The line between good and evil are blurred in the blood of the innocent. Will Joshan use the power to rescue his world or will a new tyrant sit upon Sirdar's throne?


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RELEASE OF THE EDGE OF HONOR IN PRINT
The Edge of Honor has been released from Resplendence Publishing. This is the second book in the Centurion series and I'm very excited about its release. Below is a blurb and links for excerpts. It will be available through Amazon, Powell's Books, and for order through Borders and Barnes and Nobles. It's already received a wonderful review from Fallen Angels: "Minnette Meador adeptly weaves in Roman and Celtic words and references, adding realism to this harsh world. Fans of The Centurion and the Queen will not be disappointed. ~ Five Angels, Fallen Angel Review"


The Boudicca revolt has been squelched; the tribes of the Iceni and the Trinovantes exterminated by the Roman Governor of Britannia, Suetonius. He has sworn his revenge on the remaining tribes for the Celtic insolence. Marius and Delia are now King and Queen of a broken Celtic tribe, and Marius has to use all his skill and cunning to help his hunted people as they flee before General Suetonius' sword. Reluctantly donning the mask of the liberatio mysticus, the "phantom" that hides the scattered tribes, the couple recruits Marius' ex-Roman century and what few Celtic warriors that remain to face the deadly Roman machine. They struggle to keep their people together and prevent the rest of a nation from fading into history. But they are threatened by secret plots, jealousy, and a new enemy that hammers a wedge between them, a wedge that even an unborn child may not be able to dislodge when Marius falls under the charms of Delia's sworn enemy. Sacrifices will have to be made to save their people, to keep the nation together, to survive the Roman rage. In the end, it may be more than their love or their lives they lose.

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FEBRUARY WINNER
Congratulations to Debby Creager who won eBooks of The Centurion & The Queen AND The Edge of Honor! Thanks to everyone who joined. You will now be automatically entered to win books each month as part of my monthly newsletter!


CONTEST FOR MARCH

A winner will be selected in April for eBook copies of The Centurion & The Queen and The Edge of Honor. Members of this mailing list are already included in the drawing. If you know of anyone who would like to join for a chance, contact me at: mmeador@minnettemeador.com Good luck! Minnette

MARCH SPECIAL - AUTOGRAPHED 2 BOOK SET
The Centurion books (The Centurion & the Queen and The Edge of Honor) and both Starsight books (Starsight Vol. I & II) are now available at the special price of $25.00 per set, plus shipping and handling. To order, send an email to:
mmeador@minnettemeador.com for instructions. Offer ends April 15, 2009 or until all sets are sold.

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