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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Thu August 26th, 2010, 7:09 pm

I may be a bit absent from the board for the next few weeks as I get sucked into book-launch busy-ness--apologies! But I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm giving away 2 short stories for free to celebrate the release of Dark Moon of Avalon. The first of them is now available, and can be downloaded for free in various printer/e-reader formats on my website, or (because of Amazon policy) you can get it for 99 cents on the Kindle store.

A quick word about the story itself:

The Witch Queen's Secret

In the shadow of King Arthur's Britain, a young mother will need all her courage to save the Queen's castle from the hands of a traitor… A stand-alone story of Trystan and Isolde featuring a secondary character from the universe of Anna Elliott’s Twilight of Avalon.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu August 26th, 2010, 7:22 pm

Good luck with the book launch! Can't wait for the second one.

I saw this on a blog. I've downloaded it and will read it tonight. :)
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu August 26th, 2010, 8:23 pm

I've just downloaded your short story. Good luck with your launch.

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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Thu August 26th, 2010, 8:38 pm

Thanks so much, LH and Divia! Hope you enjoy it! :)
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Postby juleswatson » Fri August 27th, 2010, 12:20 pm

Such a great idea, Anna. Can't wait to read it!!!! (in between proof reading my galleys today, but that is so boring would rather read your story!)
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Out now, "THE SWAN MAIDEN", the ancient tale of Deirdre, the Irish 'Helen of Troy'
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Postby michellemoran » Sun August 29th, 2010, 11:15 pm

Good luck with the launch, Anna!!!!! Your cover is 1000 kinds of gorgeous. You must be really happy!
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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Mon August 30th, 2010, 1:05 am

Thanks so much, Jules and Michelle!! And yes, I am really happy with the cover. It's a very different look from book 1--which I also liked--but the newer is more eye catching. Hope so, anyway! :)
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon August 30th, 2010, 1:21 am

I like the second cover too. I agree it is eye catching.

I'm enjoying the short story :)
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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Tue August 31st, 2010, 1:20 pm

Thanks so much, Divia! It was so much fun to write.
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Postby parthianbow » Tue August 31st, 2010, 3:27 pm

Best of luck with your book launch, Anna! MaAy it soar up the charts! (And I'm looking forward to reading your short story too.)
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