Sneak Peek: Kin Seeker

Today we have a sneak peek from Kin Seeker, the fantasy-adventure novel by N. R. Eccles-Smith.

As the last dragon, Laeka’Draeon holds the key to finding his missing kin and restoring the barriers of Klonnoth Aire. The problem is he has no memory of his past, or what happened the fateful day the dragons disappeared.

With the kingdoms in disarray, blighted by strange terrors, Laeka’Draeon has no choice but to take action. If Klonnoth Aire is not restored, the consequences could lead to war and ruination. Aided by unlikely allies, including a spirited unicorn filly and an eerie-eyed phantom, Laeka’Draeon braves dangerous realms in search of answers, and quickly finds himself part of an unforgettable adventure.

Kin Seeker is available at, Smashwords, Amazon UK, and many other online retailers.

Here is an except from Kin Seeker

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Video Trailer: Death Misses – Here’s Your Keys

Find out what happens when Death misses. Meet a scientist who has overcome death, though it might overcome him. Encounter a man who can hear souls no matter where they are imprisoned. Learn for yourself the incredible secret of Stewart Rollings Mott. Sink inside the dreams of the dead. And learn exactly why dead… ain’t.

Death Misses and other tales of death treats you to a dozen deadly tales of the morbid and the bizarre.

Death Misses and other tales of death, the short story collection by Ken La Salle, is available in eBook and audiobook at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

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A New Gatekeeper Rising

Gate GuardsA guest post
by K.P. Ambroziak

When a new writer starts out, she must find a way to build an audience. It is a known fact that the best way to do this is for her to get others to talk about her work on their blogs, and for her to accumulate reviews on retail sites like Amazon. I will be the first to say that in the beginning of one’s writing career garnering reviews is a slow, yet rewarding process. One by one, a writer may reach out to potential reviewers and offer her words in exchange for theirs. Giving a free copy of a book to a reviewer for an honest review is undeniably worth it. Some of the greatest writing connections I have made have come from this process, both as a reviewer and a writer. Amateur (as in not getting paid for a review) reviewers are some of the most generous and supportive people in the indie writing community. They are the bee’s knees.

That being said, I am one lone reviewer out of millions. And I am one new author out of billions – maybe trillions at this point. Thanks to platforms like Smashwords and Amazon, indie authors can publish without going through the traditional channels. Many brilliant and worthy works of literature have been read because of this. However, there may be new gatekeepers rising. Continue reading “A New Gatekeeper Rising”