Very soon I will be having a webpage launched for my book! Once it is up I will post a link, it looks beautiful and it will be so nice to reveal to all those curious or interested. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them here or on my facebook page, soon the website will also be a great way of communication too! Enjoy!
Thanks for those who made it to my book reading in Redwater, it went even better than I had anticipated and I hope to do something similar in the future! If you didn’t get to see me I hope you can another time, even if only for a casual coffee if we are in the same area. Thank you once again everyone for your interest and support, it is my readers that make it possible to achieve these personal goals I am striving for.
If you are new to my book or to me let me give a short into; my name is Nicole Hewitt and I am from Redwater, Alberta, Canada and currently live in St. Albert, Alberta. I am attending university at the Kings University College in Edmonton for a BOA in English. I spend my time working on my books, attending class, doing homework and studying, being with friends and family, and enjoying my young orange cat named Hector.
My book Invisible Wings is my first published work and the first book of a series entitled The Edge of a Sword; it is a YA fantasy book that is intended for people in their mid to late teenage years. The book follows two characters, Sylvia who is a fallen ruler and a woman of an ancient and envied race, and Derik, a human soldier who tried to aid her while running from his own past. The book contains a strong moral compass in it as it deals with ideas of victim and ruler, honour and compromise.
I really enjoyed writing this book, and although it is not perfect, I believe it has something to offer to almost any reader. Please enjoy the book and do not be afraid to give me an honest opinion; it is much easier to improve when both positive and negative feedback can be considered.
I plan on having the second book of the series out this spring, I will keep you posted! ( Also feel free to find my facebook page for this series, http://www.facebook.com/TheEdgeOfASword )
If you can make it next Tuesday, Oct 22, it is the day of my reading in the town of Redwater’s library. So if you can make it come swing by my hometown, the reading begins at six in the evening. I will bring some books people can acquire and a pen for signing of course! Hope you can make it!
If you get one of these you can always find me to sign them for you or you can get one directly from me! $20CAD for softcover, $30CAD for hardcover, a dollar less in American Funds.
So on Oct 22 I will be hosted by my hometown library in Redwater, Alberta for a reading! Currently I feel both nervous and excited as I look forward to sharing this book. As a result I am also inviting you, if you can make it please come out and be another body to make me nervous but also a friendly face to encourage me. :)
As for book 2 . . . I thought I would be releasing it for Christmas but unfortunately that is not a possibility at this point. I apologize for the delay. I plan on having it out before spring though, the sooner the better! So hold tight; I did not forget!
For more updates you can always check my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheEdgeOfASword
To keep you wondering here is a short clip from my second book:
Derik drew his sword too late as the man smiled again, “Hello again Derik,” … it was the smooth voice he dreaded, and suddenly he no longer felt the need to demand what the man wanted. Instead Derik felt cold horror at his critical mistake and Sylvia’s shock and fear. Derik felt like such a fool, he should have known…
Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy it!
That is right! Two copies have arrived, a hardcover and a softcover, beyond being real they are also beautiful. Let me share the excerpt on the back of the hardcover with you:
“What pains you about it? Is it that you feel helpless against the darkness, or that you feel lost now that you cannot protect your fallen people?” She withdrew in a slight cower at the question, even thought he had softened each word. “Let us at least try to help you Lady Sylvia; someone must know enough to help you use the power you have to defend the weak again, to honour your father, to restore your people. There is still hope.”
“I cannot, I’m afraid!” she argued, tears in her eyes she attempted to blink away. “There is nothing left; I live in devastation.”
Now Derik came closer; he knelt on the floor in front of her and softly took one of her hands, her left one. “It is alright to be afraid my lady, but do not lose courage to fear. Face fear off with honour, loyalty, justice and goodness, and then you will see fear is nothing to stop at. And devastation my lady, devastation can be overruled. Out of ashes grow flowers and trees . . . Do not give up yet; there is too much of this battle left to simply surrender.”
“I don’t want to go on,” she confessed. “Too much of it is too hard to face alone. I am so lost without my father. I cannot see the end; it is too dark in my life.”
“Then don’t face it alone,” Derik said, “let us help you.”