Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. I’m playing catch-up with Camp NaNoWriMo while wishing Winter would stop slamming the door in Spring’s face every three or four days. Seriously, being cold sucks. Do you know how hard it is to get anything done when you’re buried under a hundred blankets? You can’t see a computer screen or a hyperactive 6-year-old through fleece.
But you know, today is actually kind of exciting!
“Why, Ali! What is so special about today? It’s just another Tuesday, right? Is there a new movie/game release you’re having to set up at work that you’re looking forward to?”
I’m glad you asked, because this has nothing to do with my “real job”, thankfully.
It’s April 17th, and that means there is exactly ONE WEEK until the release of The Savior’s Champion, a romantic fantasy action/adventure novel written by the Cyborg Queen herself, Jenna Moreci!
I’ve talked about Jenna before in a couple of posts, but I can’t help it! She’s been a sanity-saver by keeping me entertained at work, pointing out ways I need to improve my writing, and also being a reminder that it is very plausible for me to turn my passion into a career. Her videos have been just the kick in the butt I needed to really push towards that goal, even if it takes longer than I intentionally planned.
Today, though, we’re not talking about her hilarious and informative videos. No. We’re talking about the release of her newest book, The Savior’s Champion! Yes, I did say “newest”. She’s already got one published book under her belt (which I have devoured and enjoyed quite thoroughly), and now book number TWO is coming out!
“What is The Savior’s Champion about?” you may wonder. Simply put, it’s about a guy by the name of Tobias Kaya who has to fight in a tournament full of death and chaos where the winner gets to rule by the side of The Savior just to try and save his family. But I’m sure you’d want a little bit more than what I can give you:
Tobias Kaya doesn’t care about The Savior. He doesn’t care that She’s the Ruler of the realm or that She purified the land, and he certainly doesn’t care that She’s of age to be married. But when competing for Her hand proves to be his last chance to save his family, he’s forced to make The Savior his priority.
Now Tobias is thrown into the Sovereign’s Tournament with nineteen other men, and each of them is fighting—and killing—for the chance to rule at The Savior’s side. Instantly his world is plagued with violence, treachery, and manipulation, revealing the hidden ugliness of his proud realm. And when his circumstances seem especially dire, he stumbles into an unexpected romance, one that opens him up to unimaginable dangers and darkness.
It sounds amazing, right? And the cover of the book itself really helps drive home that feeling of danger, while also being one of the sexiest book covers I have ever laid eyes on. I don’t know what that says about me, but see for yourself:
Don’t mind me. I’ll just be over here fanning myself…
Okay, all swooning aside, I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a book release since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That’s saying something. There are a lot of books out there that I love, and that I get excited about, but when it comes to new releases, this one has to be one of the few that I am basically vibrating over. Not in the sexual sense, get your mind out of the gutter. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy, and since it comes out the day after my birthday, it’s like I’m getting a birthday present from Jenna…even though it’s really a present from me. A cyborg minion can dream.
That’s another thing! The Savior’s Champion is available for pre-order right now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble for Nook, iBooks, and a few other places. You can check it out on Jenna’s website, which is also filled with character portraits for those in The Savior’s Champion. You can also find TSC merch there (I may or may not have bought TSC pajamas because comfy clothes are a necessity for writing)! If you want to check out the book before deciding whether or not you want to buy it, you can actually read the first three chapters before it’s released!
You want to know what’s awesome about pre-ordering? Not only do you get the first FIVE chapters of TSC, but you also get to sign up for Jenna’s TSC giveaway!
Normally Jenna posts videos on Mondays and Wednesdays, but for the release week of TSC, she is posting a video every day from April 18th to April 27th. The videos leading up to the release date of April 24th, she will be announcing at least one giveaway winner with prizes ranging from TSC themed candles from That Bookie Candles to a signed ARC (advanced reader copy) of The Savior’s Champion!
But time is running out! If you’d like to get a preview of a pretty fantastic book while also being eligible for some just as fantastic prizes, you’ve got to pre-order The Savior’s Champion, and then tune in to her channel! While you’re there, be sure to check out some of her videos that aren’t giveaway related. Her writing advice is on point with brutal honesty about the craft and industry as well as being hilarious to the point where you’ll cry…first because the content is funny and then because you’ll realize just how writing a novel will slowly drive you insane.
Spread the word of The Savior’s Champion all for the Cyborg Queen!
Until next time!