Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Book Giveaway
September 7 through 9, 2015, Mirrors & Mist, Book II of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy will be available for Free on Amazon via KDP Select. Get your copy HERE! And as a special to anyone who reads this, you can also get Crimson & Cream, Book I of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy free at Smashwords with this code: FF63B.
Please give these books a try, and thank you very much in advance.
- The main character is a 13-year-old orphan boy who's coming-of-age story is revealed throughout the trilogy.
- The story is epic fantasy in the traditional style, set in a nostalgically-familiar Medieval European-style mountainous world.
- The books currently have 30 reviews on Amazon, with ratings of 4.4 and 4.6. respectively.
- The fantasy writers who I love to read, and who inspire me, and certainly influence my story-telling in subtle ways are, in no particular order, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, and J.R.R. Tolkien, of course.
- Book III of the trilogy (Warlock & Wrym) is well under way, and targeted for a 2016 release.
Reviews for C.M. Skiera's Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy:
Tome Tender: "Absolutely wonderful reading and the perfect cornerstone for a new fantasy trilogy! The tension created by Mr. Skiera’s words is thick, the energy, heady and the loyalty of allies simply amazing! High adventure, dimensional scenes, sounds, smells and inner turmoil, it’s all here, all riveting, all addictive and an epic fantasy that will engage anyone with an eye for great storytelling."
Shaykitteh's World of Books: "A fun and exciting story, full of magic but - more importantly - likeable characters, I highly recommend reading Crimson & Cream . . . CM Skiera has managed to write another spellbinding tale, expanding on the first adventure while also tying in Seryn's past."
Author Brian Beam's Blog: "C.M. Skiera has a wonderful talent for description and dialogue, and his characters are unique and interesting . . . Mirrors and Mist, book 2 of C.M. Skiera's Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, far surpasses its predecessor in just about every way. The characters are given more depth, there are more twists and turns throughout the increasingly complex plot, the action scenes are more exhilarating, and there is a bigger dose of emotion."
Author Jennifer Thompson: "For those devotees of Fantasy/Epic Fantasy this is a definite "must read." I wholeheartedly, and without reservation, recommend CRIMSON & CREAM!"
A TiffyFit's Reading Corner: "I absolutely loved every minute I spent in this world. Your heart breaks for Jetsam, his band of orphans will make your heart ache . . ."
Rabid Readers Reviews: "The negative aspect of this novel is that I couldn't put it down."
Books, Reviews, Etc.: "There is never a dull moment when you think you want to quit reading."
The Reader's Hollow: "Just like the first book, I think fans of classic High Fantasy will really enjoy this trilogy."