Gifts for Geeks and Rachel Barnard’s FREE ebook downloads TODAY

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Today only At One’s Beast and Wandering Imagination by Rachel Barnard are free for download on Amazon.

At One’s Beast link to free download: Click here

Wandering Imagination link to free download: Click here

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At One’s Beast… atonesbeast

Every girl and boy in the village of Frey fears the beast who lives in the forest. Ten years ago, the beast was formed from the town’s rage — and the evil that lurks inside all people in moments of weakness. Every year since, the townspeople have sacrificed one of their own to appease his anger. This year the sacrifice does not go as planned. A young man saves the chosen girl from fate. She is torn between doing her duty and untangling the identity of her savior and captor. The young man grew up with thoughts of revenge on the town that turned their backs on him, but when he is close to the girl, he is reminded of who he used to be. From once upon a time to happily ever after, the people of Frey will have to rally together to rid the town of evil once and for all, but in the process will they destroy everything that is good in their world?

 

Wandering Imagination… WanderingImagination

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Miscellaneous Mondays: FreeValley Publishing Block Party

 

Had a blast this Saturday at the Snoqualmie Block Party with FreeValley Publishing:20140920_09400720140920_093957

 

The following photos from Sheri J. Kennedy (second from right), for more see here.

 

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This cute little boy came right up to Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams.

 

Seattle Specific Saturdays: Snoqualmie Block Party and Kindle Free Promotions

At One’s Beast and Wandering Imagination, both by Rachel Barnard are free for Kindle this weekend! If you want to come meet the author and get a signed copy, come down to the Snoqualmie Block Party, where FreeValley Publishing is hosting a booth. Rachel Barnard will be at the booth from 10AM – 12PM. Click on the images to for more information or to download the books for kindle. atonesbeastWanderingImagination20140920_093957The Block Party - FPC

Author Thursdays: At One’s Beast Book Giveaway* Ending and Character Names’ Meanings

Enter to win a copy of At One’s Beast, through September 14th

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“You are not required to review the book if you win a copy. However, we encourage you do to so, as it’s the reason the publishers are giving us free books in the first place. People who review the books are also more likely to win more advance copies in the future.”

 

 

Alcina –  Derived from the Latinized Greek mythological name Alcinous meaning, “Strong-willed.”

Zosimos – Latinized form of a Greek name derived from  Ζωσιμος meaning “viable” or “likely to survive.”

Aethon – Ancient Greek word means “burning” or “blazing” or “shining.”

Chalysta – Variant and Female version of the Greek Kallistos, meaning “most beautiful.”

Eudocia – Latinized form of the Greek name  Ευδοκια (Eudokia) meaning “good thought.”

Mara – Means “bitter” in Hebrew.

Yuridia – Greek for “noblewoman.”

Marina – Feminine form of Marinus meaning “of the sea.”

Spyros – Greek short form of spyridon meaning “basket” or “spirit.”

 

 

If you miss out on the Goodreads Giveaway you can find the kindle/ebook version of At One’s Beast free during the September 19th – 21st weekend or purchase a signed copy at the Snoqualmie Block Party booth. 

FreeValley Publishing Authors: Upcoming Live Event at Snoqualmie Days

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Remember that countdown timer on my blog? it’s for this event! Come see FreeValley Publishing’s booth and snag all those books you haven’t read yet. Check out new books by Rachel Barnard (At One’s Beast), Victoria Bastedo (Roots Entwine) and Jeffrey Cook (Dawn of Steam Gods of the Sun). For more information on FreeValley Publishing, check out their website here!

Authors will be available to meet you and to sign books. The event is at Center Blvd SE, Snoqualmie, WA from 10-5. Hope to see you there!

 

Book Giveaways! Goodreads Giveaways!

Enter to win a copy of At One’s Beast, through September 14th

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Or/And

Enter to win a copy of Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, through October 31st

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“You are not required to review the book if you win a copy. However, we encourage you do to so, as it’s the reason the publishers are giving us free books in the first place. People who review the books are also more likely to win more advance copies in the future.”

 

Rachel Barnard Publishes New Novel: At One’s Beast

Local Author Does it Again!

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Seattle, Washington, July 14th – Rachel Barnard, a driven young author in the Seattle area released her newest young adult novel, At One’s Beast this month. The novel comes on the heels of the re-release of her debut novel, Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams (published March 25th, 2014).

Barnard began writing At One’s Beast last year during the Southern Cross Novel Challenge (SoCNoC – the Southern Hemisphere writing challenge mimicking the NaNoWriMo Challenge to write a 50k word novel in 30 days) in June. She began editing the novel the following winter, handed it to beta readers in the spring, re-edited in the summer and hit the publish button in July.

At One’s Beast is about a village that creates a monster… Every girl and boy in the village of Frey fears the beast who lives in the forest. Ten years ago, the beast was formed from the town’s rage — and the evil that lurks inside all people in moments of weakness. Every year since, the townspeople have sacrificed one of their own to appease his anger. This year the sacrifice does not go as planned. A young man saves the chosen girl from fate. She is torn between doing her duty and untangling the identity of her savior and captor. The young man grew up with thoughts of revenge on the town that turned their backs on him, but when he is close to the girl, he is reminded of who he used to be. From once upon a time to happily ever after, the people of Frey will have to rally together to rid the town of evil once and for all, but in the process will they destroy everything that is good in their world?

What did the beta readers have to say about the book? “Your action scenes are quite good!” and “I’m starting to get into the book and not wanting to put it down!” and “I loved the once upon a time opening – evokes storytelling, tells reader the type of story they are about to read.” (Bill Barnard)

Want to read more? Createspace Preview of Chapter one is available for your reading pleasure Here 

For more information on Rachel Barnard and her novels, you can visit her website at www.rachelauthorbarnard.com