Introducing my newest main character: Kritinia!
Kritinia was born to the Queen of Light, in secret, at the lord of Light's monastery.
Bearing the sigil of a sun as a birthmark assured her lineage as the lord of Light's heir, but an additional sigil--the lord of Dark's star--meant something much more powerful was at work. Labeled the 'Ultimate Treachery', she was left behind at the monastery to be raised as a boy in the lord of Light's service.
As she grew up, Kritinia dreamed of becoming a Holy Knight--a warrior monk in the Order of Light. She excelled at weapons training, but struggled with science and math. Beyond her studies, though, a single overwhelming choice always weighed on her: Should she continue her deception and take the vows of the Order upon her twentieth spring? Or should she leave the Order to try to find a semblance of a normal life?
Next week, Kritinia is bringing the second volume of The Lords' Gambit Series to life. One of the most exciting parts of writing this series has been bringing a new character's story to each tale. Kritinia, especially, is dear to my heart (I loved her character so much that I chose to use her name as my Fiverr username).
She is witty, generous, and thoughtful.
Quick on her feet, her primary strength in a fight is her nimble unpredictability. Kritinia is not a damsel; she is a life-long trained warrior.
When all she values is lost, and all her convictions come into question, Kritinia's strength may yet have the power to save her kingdom, and the lords themselves.
Want to be a part of Kritinia's journey?
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I am super excited to be able to invite you to join the Monk of Death ARC Team!
Unlike my Street Teams, this advance reader copy team does not require posting on social media. It honestly doesn't even require reviews (though honest reviews are always appreciated and helpful).
If you'd like a chance to receive a free copy of Monk of Death (The Lords' Gambit Series Volume Two) before it released on February 14th, just fill out the form below.
I will be selecting 20 people AT RANDOM (using the Wheel of Names) to gift a free advance copy of the book. And yes, this is open internationally.
My one ask?
That you be a lover of dark fantasy.
If dark fantasy is not really your thing (or if you've never given it a try), this may not be the best book to jump into the series with. In that case, I suggest checking out book one, Oracle of Life, instead to see if it's your style, since it is a shorter book.
**Applications Are Now Closed. Subscribe to my newsletter HERE for invitations to future ARC teams.**
**ARCs are unedited, unformatted, advance reader copies of upcoming books. These books have been copyrighted are not to be resold. Because these ARCs are not yet edited, minor typos/grammatical errors may appear which should be edited out of the completed version. Please keep this in mind if you plan to review the book based on the ARC (as the version you're reading, while 100% the same in plot, is not going to be the version put up for sale).**
Winners selected to receive copies will be e-mailed directly by Bookfunnel, NOT from me personally. Once Bookfunnel sends you your ARC copy, you have 5 days to download it (not just open it, but actually download it to a desktop) before your link will expire. Once a link has expired, you waive your right to a free ARC copy of the book and will not be resent a new link.
There are so many great indie fantasy/sci-fi bookish Kickstarters I'm super excited for right now, that I just have to share them with you! (And no, none of them are for myself.)
Check out the beautiful, page-turning projects in the works for 2023, and if one catches your eye, give them a boost to grab some exclusive swag and make an indie author's day:
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Want to Learn More About Oracle of Life?
-Learn more about the first volume in The Lords' Gambit Series here
-Grab your copy here
-OR listen in to the opening/first chapter live here
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Oracle of Life: The Lords Gambit Series Volume One is coming out in only 5 days!
To kick off my newest dark epic fantasy series, I have partnered with fellow USA Today Bestselling Author C.L. Cannon to bring you a special Oracle of Life launch party and release giveaway:
Want to learn more about Oracle of Life?
-Grab your copy while it's still only 99 cents HERE
-Take THIS QUIZ to see which character your would be in the book
-Join TEAM NARIAH (the main character's team) or TEAM IRONY (the goddesses' team) and get a special digital badge for launch day
-Sign up for my newsletter HERE to stay in-the-loop on future giveaways and writing news (and I'll send you a free e-book as a thank-you gift for signing up)
What Perks Do Street Team Members Get?
-A FREE advance reader copy of Oracle of Life e-book.
-A weekly live read leading up to launch week, with the author in a Street Team only group video call.
-4 Street Team exclusive contests featuring swag & other prizes
-Your first name included in the "acknowledgements" section of the book
What Will You Be Asked To Do?
-Post at least once on your social media platforms to share about Oracle of Life, and talk about why you wanted to be on the street team.
-Participate in the Street Team contests as you are able/wish.
-Share your favorite quotes, characters, etc. on your socials/blog after the live reads. (Optional)
-Post about the release on launch day (January 17th, 2023) on all of your social media platforms and (if applicable) your blog.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LEAVING BOOK REVIEWS:
Reviews are NOT EXPECTED, NOR REQUIRED, to be on my street team. Honest reviews are always appreciated and helpful, but I do not mandate them and you don't have to send me proof of them.
*Street team spots are limited, typically to 10-15 team members per book.
These slots will be filled based on the needs of the team, to ensure a good balance of bloggers, influencers, and readers. No minimum 'follower' or 'reader' counts are required to apply. If you're a blogger or influence, your overall social media/blog presence and engagement will speak volumes. Well-engaged accounts with 100 followers are just as important and needed as accounts with 10,000 followers.
The Oracle of Life street team was open to international applicants as an unpaid team, and is entirely optional. Street team members can drop out at any time if life happens and things just 'come up'. Please e-mail email@example.com if you have addition questions.
It's time! Come RSVP for The Lords' Gambit Series reveal party here!
Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2022
Time: 11:30am Central Time (12:30pm Eastern, 9:30am Pacific)
Where: Katherine D. Graham's Oracles of Dark Fantasy Facebook Group here
What: See all five covers and titles, learn a little about each main character, and join in on some giveaways/games!
Want to stay in the loop on The Lords' Gambit Series news?
-Subscribe to my newsletter here for frequent updates and a free book
-See which character you would be in Oracle of Life (volume one of The Lords' Gambit Series) here
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Oracle of Life is nearing completion, but there's one problem: I'm missing a member of the Ellonai Royal Family!
Would you like a character to be named after you? Here's your chance!
Fill out the form below for a chance to see your name in my newest Dark Epic Fantasy novel Oracle of Life: The Lords' Gambit Series Volume One (coming out January 17th, 2023):
**ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED**
Contest entries will close on December 7th, 2022, at 11:59am Central Time. This contest is open internationally.
Please limit entries to 1 entry per person.
The winner will be selected at random using the "Wheel of Names" selector. The winner's first name will be announced via e-mail to my newsletter subscribers only. NOTE: You will not receive a personal e-mail notifying you of the outcome of the contest unless you sign up for my newsletter.
Newsletter non-subscribers will see the winning name in the published version of Oracle of Life (which is scheduled to come out January 17th, 2023.
No purchase is required to participate or win. Purchasing my books will not improve your chances of winning in any way.
Newsletter sign-ups are entirely optional. You will still be entered for the contest, regardless of whether or not you sign up for my newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time without hurting your chances in the contest.
The winner will not be paid royalties or attributed in any way beyond their name being used in the book itself. This is an entirely original fictional character created by Katherine D. Graham. Any resemblance to any persons (living or dead) is entirely coincidental.
By submitting your entry for consideration in the contest, you are agreeing to all above stated terms and are giving Katherine D. Graham permission to share your name as mentioned above.
Oracle of Life: The Lords' Gambit Series Volume One is coming out soon (on January 17th, 2023, to be exact)! You don't have to wait that long to get a sneak peek into some of the characters from my newest dark epic fantasy series, though.
Take the quiz below to find out which character you would be in Oracle of Life:
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