Wow. Just wow. Uber, uber wow wow wow.
So it’s been an interesting release weekend.
I woke up yesterday to a message saying that Olde School was #27 on the Folklore ranking on Amazon…I usually don’t even know how to pay attention to that kind of thing, but that definitely woke me up!
Wanna know what else? By the time I went to bed, Olde School was NUMBER SIX. It’s bopped around a little today, but is hovering between #6-7 on Folklore and #28-30 on the Fairy Tales ranking.
I know numbers aren’t everything. Believe me, I realize this is no magic bullet, but I’m very, very grateful to everyone who has been spreading the amazon links around, talking up the book, and of course, I owe a lot to all my readers (old and new)! It was a nice little pick-me-up.
I have some amazing people in my corner.
That being said, I want to share the love and point you to some posts about the book that some dear friends of mine have put together…
First up, Alexxandria Christian is talking about the book on her blog! She also has a new release (Hellsong. It’s freakin’ AWESOME), so if you like romance with some bite, you should that out, too!
My cohort in crime and sister in shenanigans, SH Roddey,posted an incredible review of Olde School! I’m a little amazed since I’ve forced every incarnation of this thing on her from the get-go, and yet she still remains complimentary. 😀
And then Crymsyn Hart has the pleasure of being the first to feature an excerpt from the book! This bit takes place a few chapters in when Paddlelump Stonemonger the troll finally works up the nerve to confront his questionable housemaid, Nobody.
So enjoy the links and their own work, and thanks to all who have cared so much about Olde School!
Kingdom City 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.
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But there’s more. I’m going to give you a fun review of it as well,