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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Steam Mountain - Rak Shoma Series 2


Steam Mountain the second book of the Rak Shoma series will be released on 21st January 2018. Although there is magic in this book, it is also a steampunk novel.
Maevens Ash and Orm continue their search for Ash's parents by riding on a mechanical carriage to Stavmo, a country based on steam. Stavmo is run by a dictator who ordains everyone must have red hair. Those without this color hair, and anyone else who goes against him, vanish into the mines or are thrown into the volcano.
Steam cars, whirlybirds, and small appliances, even guns, are all powered by steam. A huge factory has toxic smoke billowing into the air, and only the rich are able to escape the smell by living on the opposite side of town.

The magical pair make friends with the rebels and try to help them fight for their rights, but in doing so they get separated and place themselves in danger.




Excerpt

Once again, dust covered the floor of the circular room where they landed after teleporting from below. A huge wooden door closed off the entrance.
"How do we open this?" Ash gave it a shove, but the door refused to budge an inch. She tried to examine the other side with her mind, but found the door blocking her. "Orm, I can't sense the other side. We're trapped in here!" Ash felt the panic rising through her body until she thought she might choke. Instant calm flooded over her when Orm patted her arm."I think the walls and door must be lined with metal and we know metal makes it difficult to use magic, although I believe the floor is made of wood or we wouldn't have been able to teleport in from the platform. There's a lever over here. Let's see what it does."This time fear collected into a heavy mass inside her as Orm examined the lever. She hated having unknown things around her. He pulled the lever and she jumped back as the door opened with a hiss and a roar. She glanced at Orm who appeared to be frozen with terror. After a few moments he grabbed her hand and dragged her through the door. They raced up the curved corridor following the outer wall of the circular room, another roaring and hissing came from behind and Ash guessed the door had closed. They'd traveled half way round the outer wall when they came to the base of a stone staircase and stopped."I don't like this place, Orm. The noise of the door opening sounded like a wounded animal. Why do you think it made such a sound?" Ash cast a worried glance over her shoulder.
"It happened when I pulled the lever, so I think it must have been the mechanism of the door. I've never heard anything like it before and I agree, I'm not sure I trust this place. Despite you being able to check if anyone's on the next level, I don't think we should teleport and suddenly appear up there. I believe we should climb the stairs and take a good look around before we reveal ourselves."

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                  Fishpond NZ (Please note this is the Fishpond link for Book One of the series,
              the link for Book Two will be placed when it is on the site)
                  Also available on other ebook sites.

Author's website:  Sue Perkins



Friday, August 4, 2017

Books Update

I've been holidaying in England so have not been writing much. I thought I should bring you up to date with books coming out in the next six months.

The second book in the Rak Shoma series will be released in November. It has a steam punk theme and is called Steam Mountain. It continues the travels of Ash and Orm who are searching for Ash's biological family using magic and a secret carriageway.

Miri's Inheritance was the first of the Village of Shadows contemporary romance series. I hope to bring the second book out in the next few months. It will be set in the same village with a different main character and story. Watch here for any updates on release date.

Fury's Ghost is the first of the Fury series and is in the final stages of editing. I hope to release this one by the end of September. It is suitable for children of 12 plus age group and as the title suggests, it concerns our heroine Fury and the ghost she finds in her new home.

Well folks, chatting to you all will not get the writing done but I hope you keep popping by to see any updates.

If you want to see my books published up to this date, please visit my webpage http://www.sueperkinsauthor.com

Happy writing or reading - whichever you prefer.