YA Indie Carnival: Luck ‘O the Irish

Dixon gold coinTop ‘o the mornin’ to ye Carnival goers and welcome to the topic of the week from the Young Adult Indie Carnival. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, this week’s topic is LUCK.

“Hey, that looks like the good luck charm that your Mom gave me before the showdown with Bov.” He examined it, “But this one’s a little different.”

“It’s called an Atlantis token.”

“Oh, so it’s magically lucky?”

In Of Sun & Moon, Colby’s first impression of an Atlantis token was that it was a lucky charm. We know it to be otherwise, but I have to admit that I do have a certain fondness for stories attached to lucky coins. One of my faves is Continue reading “YA Indie Carnival: Luck ‘O the Irish”

Sixteen minutes after midnight

As I began to write this post, the clock struck exactly sixteen minutes after midnight. The house is completely quiet. There is a huge storm outside and I’m curled up on the couch watching Twilight for the millionth time. It occurred to me that this is probably every paranormal junkie’s idea of the perfect evening.

Anyway, I’ve been hard at work on finishing out Book 2 in the Midnight Guardian Series. The title will be Whispering Evil. Looks like release will be in mid to late June.

Of Sun & Moon ended with Nana’s birthday party. Whispering Evil starts a few weeks after when Nana departs and leaves Keira in the care of her parents. There are a couple of new characters: a handsome, young guardian named Arden Wright and Keira’s grandfather and guardian elder, Kendric Ryan. We also get a look at Elsted, the guardian village located high in the mountains above the banished city.

Empress Broo takes control and Keira gets impatient (no surprise). Ann and Katie get some time traveling in. Team William and Team Colby fans will have more to argue about. And Jumper…well, he’s just as awesome as ever.

Where to Buy

I’ve received several requests recently for the entire list of places where you can purchase Of Sun & Moon, so here it is. Below are direct links. When looking for it, I’ve found that you can find it much easier by searching for me as the author, Bryna Butler. Apparently there are dozens of books with “sun” and “moon” in the title.

Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Online | Createspace

eBook: Amazon Kindle | B&N Nook | Apple iBook* | Smashwords | Diesel | Coming soon to Kobo/Borders

Check out Scarlet Kira’s Of Sun & Moon review and her interview with me on Books for the Insomniac.

As always, thank you for your support of independent authors like me.

*Sorry, no direct link, search for it in the iBooks store

“Easter Eggs” in Of Sun & Moon

In electronic media, we all know what Easter Eggs are…those hidden gems among our favorite video games, videos, and the like. Well, it just so happens that there are Easter Eggs in Of Sun & Moon and in the spirit of the upcoming Easter holiday, I wanted to share a few of them with you.

ACH – Drew’s initials that were embroidered on his baby blanket are also the initials commonly used for an electronic banking transaction, a nod to my day job.

Mrs. Bethany – Named for my sister Bethany who is also an educator. However, the real Bethany tells me that she never would have let Colby leave study hall.

Two boys – The two boys that almost knock over Keira at Nana’s birthday party BBQ are inspired by my two little boys.

Bianca Ryan – As a little girl, my favorite movie was The Rescuers, a cartoon adventure with mice. The heroine was a sophisticated girl mouse named Bianca.

Nana’s vanity mirror – My sarcasm was at work with this one. In most fairy tales, the mirror is important and holds great power. It’s not by accident that in this story, it just gets shoved.

Halloween – Keira dressed as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and William dressed as a vampire. William has dark hair. Yes, he was Angel.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

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Of Sun & Moon now available on Apple iBooks