Hello Bloglandia!!

Well, just like the models slinking across the runways, my historical fantasy novel Domna has donned a whole new look for fall….and an amazing sale to launch into that new look.

Of course, she’s not the only one showing off. Resident monster Finn McSpool has been over on Instagram lately showing off his floral fashion prowess and his trendsetting, um, mayhem.

But back to Domna

You may remember the old covers for this serialized novel…

I liked the cover when the book came out, but I always felt it lacked a little punch, and unless you read the titles, it didn’t quite convey the fantasy side of the book (even though the fantasy element is pretty light in this tome…except for the centaurs, gotta love those centaurs :)) ).

As such, I’ve been wanting to create a new cover for a while. I had a few ideas, but most still only looked like straight-up historical novels. Then last Friday I was poking around looking at some stock photos, and Holy Serendipity, Batman! there it was….

I mean seriously, does it get any better? This photo exactly fit the genre, fit the tone of the novel, had a mild fantasy element to it, it had Greco-Roman temple ruins (which play into a key scene toward the end of the novel), AND even had the color scheme I was after.

Trouble was…Sofia Domna has dark hair, not blonde. Haha, a little coiffure conundrum can’t stop me! That’s what zooming in and cropping are for!!

I played around a little with the typesetting, but decided to stick with the original font, although I did give the subtitles a bit more oomph. I also adjusted the colors to boost the intensity.

Anyway, here’s the result (I’ll just use Part One as an example)…

Oh la la, no?

Okay, yes, all six parts, plus the Complete Set still have the same cover with the only difference being the title. I know I should do something to make each one a little different, but….

Anyway, hoorah!! Everything is now updated and Domna is spreading her new look across virtual bookshelves everywhere!

New Look, New Bargains!

To kick off the new look, I’m running a sale on Domna: The Complete Series throughout the rest of September. This 650+ page volume includes all six parts of the series, plus exclusive bonus content.

You can pick it up on my Payhip Bookstore for $2.99 (half price!), or on most major retailers for $3.99.

If you like the political intrigue, adventure, and love triangles of historical fiction by Philippa Gregory and Bernard Cornwell, or the mythological world-building of fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller and Simon Scarrow, you’ll love this exciting story of desire, betrayal and rivalry!!

You can learn more about the series and see some amazing reviews below.

Have a great rest of your week!! 

By the way, if you’re not ready to lay out $3 or $4 for the full series, you can always try Part One: The Sun God’s Daughter for free on most retailers.

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Destiny isn’t given. It’s made by cunning, endurance, and, at times, bloodshed.

What readers are saying….

  • “This book is highly entertaining…”
  • “I’m loving this story!…a unique and imaginative work..”
  • “…a satisfying mix of fantasy and history.”
  • “Highly recommended…”
  • “So much political intrigue, betrayal and backstabbing that I just HAD to keep on reading.”

Domna is a six-part serialized novel. The titles include…

  • Part One: The Sun God’s Daughter (FREE on most retailers)
  • Part Two: The Solon’s Son
  • Part Three: The Centaur’s Gamble
  • Part Four: The Regent’s Edict
  • Part Five: The Forgotten Heir
  • Part Six: The Solon’s Wife
  • or you can get The Complete Series, which includes exclusive bonus content

Sofia Domna has her future planned. She will follow in her father’s footsteps and lead the Temple of Apollo. She’ll marry her childhood love, Papinias. She’ll have respect, status, and power.

But when her father bitterly forces her betrothal to a stranger and orders her from the life she’s always known, Sofia is thrown into a new world where any wrong move could mean her demise.

Thrown into a world of full of political turmoil, violent ambition, and dangerous temptation, Sofia discovers her only chance of survival is to stay one step ahead of her enemies, but in Osteria new perils lurk around every corner and plots don’t always strike down their intended victims.

As Sofia’s life moves through the trials of a forced marriage, motherhood, and yearning temptation, she learns that destiny isn’t given; it’s made by cunning, endurance, and, at times, bloodshed.

With every option having dire consequences to those closest to her, when it comes down to the choice between love and power, which will win out?

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