Book Launch Party for Across the Broken Stars by Jed Herne

Buy Across the Broken Stars here: jedherne.com/acrossthebrokenstars

Today’s episode features the audio recording from my latest book launch.  Enjoy!

(Below the podcast links, I’ve also included the video version of this event).

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00:00 – 10:20 – Jed’s thoughts on how to become more creative

10:20 – 21:12 – Jed reads scene 1 from Across the Broken Stars

21:12 – onwards – Q & A from the audience.

[Sneak Peek] – Chapter 1 of Across the Broken Stars – My Upcoming Space Fantasy Novel

To celebrate the upcoming release of my epic space fantasy novel, Across the Broken Stars, I’m sharing chapter 1 of the book – read by yours truly. (If you want to read it instead, click here).

The book releases on Feb 3rd, 2020. I’m so excited to share it with you!

Click here to learn more (and to buy the book once it releases):

jedherne.com/acrossthebrokenstars

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Blurb:

Leon has a secret. He was once an angel – a winged warrior sworn to protect Paya, a realm where people live on discs that float in space.

He failed.

Now Leon’s a broken man, trying to forget the past. He thinks he’s the last angel. But then a young fugitive stumbles onto Leon’s doorstep. She’s an angel, too. And she has a riddle leading to a place where angels still live. Or so the stories claim…

Desperate for redemption, Leon begins a perilous quest through myth and folklore. But will Leon and the fugitive find their legendary destination? Or will Leon lose his last chance for salvation?

Brutal and gripping, this is a story about a flawed man’s search for forgiveness.

“If you are looking for an epic fantasy that has a unique setting, this is it.” – Kate Valent, Reedsy Discovery.

Special sneak peek! Chapter one of my debut fantasy novella, FIRES OF THE DEAD (releases Sep 20th!)

My debut fantasy novella, Fires of the Dead, releases in 10 days on September 20th! It’ll be available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook forms. You can pre-order the ebook now for automatic delivery on Sep 20th.

I’m so stoked to share this book with the world :). Can’t wait to hear what you think!

In today’s episode, I read the opening chapter. Enjoy!

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The audiobook cover for Fires of the Dead, a fantasy novella by Jed Herne

Blurb:  

Wisp is a Pyromancer: a magician who draws energy from fires to make his own flames. He’s also a criminal, one job away from retirement. And it can’t come bloody soon enough.

Leading his misfit crew, Wisp ventures into a charred and barren forest to find a relic that could change the realm forever. But they aren’t the only ones on the hunt, and the forest isn’t as barren as it seems …

A jaded gang leader longing for retirement

A bloodthirsty magician with a lust for power

A brutish fighter who’s smarter than he looks

A young thief desperate to prove herself

A cowardly navigator with secrets that won’t stay buried

Together, they must survive fights, fires, and folk tales that prove disturbingly real – if they don’t kill each other first.

Fires of the Dead is a dark fantasy novella with a unique magic system, perfect for anyone wanting a fast-paced read.  

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27 – Skulduggery Pleasant – Death Bringer by Derek Landy – The Gap

Backstories matter, but they can be hard to execute. This episode deconstructs how Landy uses the idea of the Gap to create intriguing character backstories that readers crave to learn. Enjoy!

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15 – 2018 in review – Everything I Read, Favourite Books, and Top Writing Lessons

With 2018 in the rear view mirror, I recap all 61 books I read last year, and extract key writing lessons I learnt from them. Enjoy this special bonus episode!

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Shownotes:

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