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Facebook Parties!

Facebook Parties!

Today’s a busy day – I’ll be at not one, but two Facebook parties, and if you stop by, you can win lots of great prizes!

Starting at 1 PM Eastern, there’s a fantastic audiobook event called THRILL ME!

I’m participating with several other amazing authors, and you can win audiobook copies of our books – it’ll be a blast, so be sure to check it out!

Also, at 5:30 (again, eastern time), I’ll be guest-hosting at the release party for Jessica Elliot’s new book, Of Snow and Mistletoe, again along with several other great authors, so be sure to drop by!

 

 

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Book Tour – “The Student and the Slave” by Annie Douglass Lima

Book Tour – “The Student and the Slave” by Annie Douglass Lima

Take a look at this exciting new young adult action and adventure novel, The Student and the Slave, now available for purchase! This is the third book in the Krillonian Chronicles, after The Collar and the Cavvarach and The Gladiator and the Guard

The series is set in an alternate world that is very much like our own, with just a few major differences.  One is that slavery is legal there.  Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their enslaved status obvious to everyone. Another difference is the popularity of a martial art called cavvara shil.  It is fought with a cavvarach (rhymes with “have a rack”), a weapon similar to a sword but with a steel hook protruding from partway down its top edge.  Competitors can strike at each other with their feet as well as with the blades.  You win in one of two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima
First, a Little Information about Books 1 and 2: 
Book 1: The Collar and the Cavvarach

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?


Click here to read chapter 1 of The Collar and the Cavvarach.
Click here to read about life in the Krillonian Empire, where the series is set.


The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass LimaBook 2: The Gladiator and the Guard

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is just one victory away from freedom. But after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is condemned to the violent life and early death of a gladiator. While his loved ones seek desperately for a way to rescue him, Bensin struggles to stay alive and forge an identity in an environment designed to strip it from him. When he infuriates the authorities with his choices, he knows he is running out of time. Can he stand against the cruelty of the arena system and seize his freedom before that system crushes him?

Click here to read about life in the arena where Bensin and other gladiators are forced to live and train.



And now, The Student and the Slave, with another awesome cover by the talented Jack Lin!

Book 3: The Student and the Slave


Is this what freedom is supposed to be like? Desperate to provide for himself and his sister Ellie, Bensin searches fruitlessly for work like all the other former slaves in Tarnestra. He needs the money for an even more important purpose, though: to rescue Coach Steene, who sacrificed himself for Bensin’s freedom. When members of two rival street gangs express interest in Bensin’s martial arts skills, he realizes he may have a chance to save his father figure after all … at a cost.

Meanwhile, Steene struggles with his new life of slavery in far-away Neliria. Raymond, his young owner, seizes any opportunity to make his life miserable. But while Steene longs to escape and rejoin Bensin and Ellie, he starts to realize that Raymond needs him too. His choices will affect not only his own future, but that of everyone he cares about. Can he make the right ones … and live with the consequences?


Click here to order The Student and the Slave from Amazon for $2.99 a discounted price of just 99 cents through November 31st!

About the Author:

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and
later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her
husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at
Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since
her childhood, and to date has published fifteen books (three YA action and
adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, six anthologies of her
students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Besides
writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction),
scrapbooking, and international travel.

Connect with the Author Online:
Email: AnnieDouglassLima@gmail.com
Blog: http://anniedouglasslima.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnieDouglassLimaAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/princeofalasia
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/ADLimaOnGoodreads
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/AnnieDouglassLimaOnAmazon
LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/ADLimaOnLinkedIn
Google+: http://bit.ly/ADLimaOnGooglePlus

Now, enter to win an Amazon gift card or a free digital copy of the first two books in the series!



 

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Another great sale!

Another great sale!

My wife is also an author, and she’s written an amazing science fiction book.  It’s a collection of linked short stories all set in the same future world, and it’s called POSH BYTES.  It’s on sale for only $0.99 on Kindle (and it’s FREE if you’re in Kindle Unlimited).  It’s also available from Amazon in paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s it about?

FALL INTO POSH BYTES, WHERE EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL…In a universe where anyone can choose to be beautiful, who really is? Appearances can be deceiving, and usually are. When reality is shaped by illusion, anything can happen.Science and art converge in the luxe glamor of BeautyWorld. These loosely connected Tales of Whimsey and Woe explore the concept of perceived beauty, and how the lives and loves of Posh Bytes’ colorful characters are affected for the better or worse because of it.In a world where everyone appears to be perfect, what can possibly go wrong?

I’ve read it, and it’s fantastic.  I promise you’ll love it, too!

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Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday Sale!

I’ve got a big sale this week, for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Four of my ebooks are on sale for $0.99, and I’ve also got signed paperback copies of ALL my books on sale for $2 off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just click on the cover to buy the book!  DREAM SEQUENCE includes the first three Dream Series novels (Dream Student, Dream Doctor & Dream Child), and then the series continues with DREAM FAMILY.

FINDING DORI is a standalone romance novella (also part of the FALL INTO ROMANCE collection); and the Jane Barnaby Adventures BOX SET includes all three Jane books to date!

You can also get any of my paperback books as a signed copy direct from the author, and EVERY BOOK is on sale!  Just CLICK HERE TO BUY!

 

 

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