So I know I’ve been hinting and mentioning that things have been in the works for a while. I also realize that it seems like forever (or at least a year) since I announced my partnering up with Seventh Star Press for a series. A lot of things have happened in the past year, and let’s face it, I’m a little like a ping pong ball at the best of times. However, things have definitely been in the works the entire time. A LOT has been going on behind the scenes. Today, finally, I can announce not only that it’s coming, but tomorrow it will be here.
That’s right, y’all. It’s time to start kickin’ it Olde School.
Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the cover art by Jason C. Conley for Selah Janel’s Olde School, Book One of the cross-genre series The Kingdom City Chronicles!
Olde School introduces you to Kingdom City, which has moved into the modern era. Run by a lord mayor and city council (though still under the influence of the High King of The Land), it proudly embraces a blend of progress and tradition. Trolls, ogres, and other Folk walk the streets with humans, but are more likely to be entrepreneurs than cause trouble. Princesses still want to be rescued, but they now frequent online dating services to encourage lords, royals, and politicians to win their favor. The old stories are around, but everyone knows they’re just fodder for the next movie franchise. Everyone knows there’s no such thing as magic. It’s all old superstition and harmless tradition.
Bookish, timid, and more likely to carry a laptop than a weapon, Paddlelump Stonemonger is quickly coming to wish he’d never put a toll bridge over Crescent Ravine. While his success has brought him lots of gold, it’s also brought him unwanted attention from the Lord Mayor. Adding to his frustration, Padd’s oldest friends give him a hard time when his new maid seems inept at best and conniving at worst. When a shepherd warns Paddlelump of strange noises coming from Thadd Forest, he doesn’t think much of it. Unfortunately for him, the history of his land goes back further than anyone can imagine. Before long he’ll realize that he should have paid attention to the old tales and carried a club.
Darkness threatens to overwhelm not only Paddlelump, but the entire realm. With a little luck, a strange bird, a feisty waitress, and some sturdy friends, maybe, just maybe, Padd will survive to eat another meal at Trip Trap’s diner. It’s enough to make the troll want to crawl under his bridge, if he can manage to keep it out of the clutches of greedy politicians.
Olde School will be released in eBook formats, including for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBookstore tomorrow, with trade paperback to be available next week!
For further information on Selah Janel, Olde School, or the Kingdom City Chronicles, please visit her site at www.selahjanel.wordpress.com or Seventh Star Press at http://www.seventhstarpress.com
So, what does this all mean? The e-book versions are available tomorrow. Paperback is available next week. I’ll be at Evillecon March 28-30 and the Alexandrian Public Library in Mt. Vernon, IN on Sat, March 29 from 10am-12pm. Then once I get back, we’re going to start exploring where this series came from, what it is, what cross-genre really means, and a whole lot of other fun stuff.
Until then…spread the word and enjoy the pretties, because we’re going to be diving into Kingdom City a LOT in the coming weeks!
Original Press Release Here