World Book Day – my little prince

I had a very proud mummy/author moment on Thursday. For World Book Day my son, Deacon, dressed up as a character from my children’s book, Soren. He transformed into the mischievous ten year old prince with his little pet fox cub, Dash. I can honestly say I’ve never been so touched, and so immensely proud ūüíĖ


FIND OUT ABOUT THE BOOK SOREN HERE:

10-year-old Soren is the prince of Alcherys, a land that has been at war for hundreds of years. One day, he will lead his people into battle against the kingdom of Meraxor and their deadly leader‚ÄĒVincent Wilder.

Soren should be training to become a soldier, but he is more interested in causing trouble with his trusty fox cub, Dash. When one of Soren and Dash’s mischievous adventures goes wrong, they unleash a deadly virus. It appears that an age-old prophecy is finally coming to pass, and Soren and his family must take a perilous journey deep into their enemy’s land.

Can Soren fulfill his destiny or will the virus destroy him first?

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RELATED LINKS:

Soren on trial in UK school

The adult version – The Shield of Soren

Soren by DM Cain

#IndiePrideDay!

Today is #IndiePrideDay – a day when independent artists come together and celebrate their success and creativity. Indies don’t have teams of marketing agents behind them, and if they don’t get their own work out there, nobody else will. Each and every Indie has worked so hard to get themselves to where they are today.

So today I am standing beside my fellow Indies and feeling proud of our achievements!

To celebrate this day, my children’s book ‘Soren’ is FREE on Amazon for the next few days! Grab a copy here:

Amazon US: www.amazon.com/dp/B0198QGMMG/

Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0198QGMMG/

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Soren ebook cover - Copy

 

 

The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow ‚Äď Book Release!

Today Lisa Veldkamp’s first short-story will be released on Amazon. The Bridge is available both as paperback or e-book.

She found her inspiration in magical Dalarna, a county in Sweden. As her family-in-law lives there, this allows her to visit the country on a regular basis, especially in winter. This is where her creation of Eydis was born, a little troll girl who falls in love with a human boy.

Releasing The Bridge sort of became a family effort as the original sketch was made by her cousin Trudy v/d Bosch-Veldkamp. The poem featuring in both the book and the book trailer was made by her cousin Tom v/d Vlies. And her own husband, a goldsmith, created the emerald ring Eydis receives from her father.

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The Bridge was first released on the 18th of October 2015 as part of an anthology created by the #Awethors, Awethology Light. As the word implies, there was also a Dark version released by Plaisted Publishing House. You can download both e-book versions for FREE on Amazon!

To get you in the holiday spirit, here’s the booktrailer for The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow. The music was provided by pianist Donna Verdell.

About the book

“Hello human child. My name is Eydis. I’m a troll-girl who’s in big trouble. You see, I’ve fallen for one of your kind. A human boy. Talib. He’s just so nice – I can’t stay away from him. If my father finds out though, I don’t know what will happen. Humans are not supposed to know we exist and I just broke the rules. Oh, did I mention he’s also the king and I’m heir to the throne? Yes – like I said. Big trouble.”

Deep in the woods, below the rocks and in the caves, there lies a world unknown to us. They are part of our stories though. Part of our heritage, our legends and myths. Trolls. However, they might not be what you expect them to be. What if you meet one of them? Would you believe your eyes? Would you be brave enough to follow them? To go on an adventure?

Front cover The Bridge

Available to buy here:

Paperback US
http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Between-Yesterday-Tomorrow-Swedish/dp/1522818669/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450538674&sr=1-4&keywords=lisa+veldkamp
Kindle US
http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Between-Yesterday-Tomorrow-Swedish-ebook/dp/B019KHHI6C/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450538674&sr=1-3&keywords=lisa+veldkamp
Paperback UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1522818669/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1450538838&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX220_SY330_QL65&keywords=lisa+veldkamp&dpPl=1&dpID=511pppZZlBL&ref=plSrch
Kindle UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B019KHHI6C/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1450538838&sr=8-3&keywords=lisa+veldkamp&dpPl=1&dpID=61zHdbbVl-L&ref=plSrch&pi=SY200_QL40

About the author

Lisa VeldkampLisa is the author of the poetry collections Nothing is Forgotten, When Words Start To Sing and The Elemental, book I of The Fire Trilogy. The Elemental is her first full-length novel, released on Halloween 2015 by Booktrope Publishing, Seattle WA. She also wrote The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, her first short story for teenagers, which was released 18 October 2015 in the anthology Awethology Light by Plaisted Publishing.

Lisa has a background in social services and music, but writing has always been a part of her daily life. One night she dreamed the outlines of The Elemental and took it as a sign from the Universe to pursue a career in writing.

She grew up in a small town in the Netherlands where her parents always taught her to think outside the box. She has a degree in social studies and joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as an adult.

Lisa loves London, according to her ‚Äėthe city where magic dwells‚Äô and can often be found there. She still resides in the Netherlands however with her partner and their dog Miss Ginger Rogers and if you‚Äôre lucky, you may find her in her favourite coffeehouse, Barista cafe.

Lisa is also a freelance copywriter for CAPSLOC, a music venue in The Netherlands and an editor for Folk Harp Folks, a magazine published by The Dutch Folk Harp society.

Links

Website:          www.the-elemental.co.uk

Facebook:        www.facebook.com/theelemental

Twitter:           www.twitter.com/Lisa_Elemental

Blog:               themoderndruidess.wordpress.com

Goodreads:     www.goodreads.com/author/show/628519.Lisa

YouTube:        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOoWcrbEWpIm31mP3owna_A

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