Does your bookshelf look lonely? Fill it up with some Clockpunk Wizard tomfoolery.
Lita is delighted to tell Gentle Reader that Glitter Ponies is now available in paperback. Be sure to get your copy of this fantasy about meddling parents, love-struck wizards, and a vacation that wears a pointy sword on its forehead.
Lita is delighted to tell Gentle Reader that the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest named Forever Boy as the Finalist Winner in its Fiction-Short Story category.
Readers’ Favorite gives readers a resource for quality book reviews. Their annual book award contest offers authors the opportunity to gain recognition and exposure of their books.
This year, Readers’ Favorite honored one of Lita’s Clockpunk Wizard stories. They named Forever Boy as a Finalist Winner in their annual book awards contest. Here is their 5 star review of Forever Boy.
Lita skipped all the way to Alice’s place to tell her good friend the news. “My feet were so caddywhompus on the way here,” Lita said. “I should have stopped and dug for apples until they sorted themselves out.”
Alice insisted they celebrate with a rousing game of croquet. As usual, the flamingos were a bit cross about being the mallets. The hedgehogs abandoned their role as balls, and waddled away.
The girls then drank tea with the dormouse until it was time for Lita to go home.
Readers’ Favorite reviewers have said kind things before about Lita’s stories. One reviewer described Forever Boy as “Lita Burke’s steampunk fantasy short story, Forever Boy, is fabulous and filled with magical adventure.” More… Another reviewer gushed this in a 5 star review for Ephraim’s Curious Device: “The Clockpunk Wizard series is a marvelous and magical melding of steampunk with epic fantasy that is fresh, original and really quite exciting.” More…
The award-winning Forever Boy is now just a dollar on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble. Don’t wait—indulge yourself now with some tea, croquet, and Clockpunk.
Lita Burke is pleased to announce today’s eBook release of her latest fantasy novel, Glitter Ponies.
The wizard’s airship leaves port today for another journey into the land of Clockpunk Wizard. Watch your step on the gangplank. Refreshments are in the forward parlor.
Travel with Wizard Kadmeion to floating Wuddlekins Island. Meet unicorns, their crossbreed offspring called glitter ponies, brownies, and the mysterious boggarts.
Find out what vacations are really like for wizards, fairies, and half-elf mages. Learn why wild brownies detest wizards so. See how matters get especially interesting when Lady Luck’s young daughter plays with the odds.
The Glitter Ponies eBook is available now for immediate gratification on your Kindle, computer, or smart phone. Today is a splendid day to take a ride on a wizard’s airship. All aboard!
Glitter Ponies eBook on Amazon US, UK, CA, IN, and AU
More about the goings-on at Lita’s castle in preparation for the Glitter Ponies eBook launch this weekend.
The eBook for Glitter Ponies is ready to go for this coming Saturday, September 26th. But Lita has no time to rest. This next story in the Clockpunk Wizard world will also have a paperback version, and it will be available in a few weeks.
Everything is different between the eBook and the paperback, except for the story, of course. The interior uses an alternative font and layout. The front cover looks the same, but it must be a print version of the artwork instead of its web version. To describe it using a wizard’s ~twisty~ logic, the difference is like when Sir Bright uses his elf-kind Glamour spell–he is handsome even without magic.
The back cover and spine must be done just so, or the print book aficionados will be so disappointed. Fussy stuff to get it perfect, but Lita insists on providing only the best for Gentle Reader.
Instant Gratification for Your Kindle
No need to stand in line at the aerodrome ticket window on Saturday to get your seat on the wizard’s airship to the land of Clockpunk Wizard. Preorder Glitter Ponies now and have magical electronic birds whisk the story to your Kindle first thing Saturday morning. That is how Lita thinks it works, anyway.
Be the first to meet a new wizard friend of Kadmeion’s. His three fey-folk fairies also lend a hand in straightening out the matter with the wild brownies that attack visiting wizards to Wuddlekins Island.
Many delicious details about our two magic men come out in the story. Meet Bright’s family, and learn the magical duties of an elf-prince’s twice-seventh son.
Kadmeion surprises us with a most unusual pastime. Lady Luck’s young daughter, Miss Probability, tells us what bad luck smells like. Our wizard also discovers what really lives in a boggart box.
The unicorns, and their cousins the glitter ponies, show us the true mettle of sparkly horses. We meet a new wizard with a most curious familiar. And best of all, we get plenty more of the delightful dreadful poetry in wizards’ spells.
Writer’s Block by Michael Gardner is a mystery short story about an office worker named Ralph who travels back in time to unravel the disappearance of his favorite author, J. R. R. Tolkien.
Records clerk Ralph lives an uneventful life filled with computer work, caring for his cat Noodles, and reading his favorite fantasy stories. One day, a rift in space-time opens in his work cubicle, and takes him back to 1954 London. Thrilled at the opportunity to meet his favorite author, Ralph tracks down a bookstore, but cannot find his most favorite books of all time, The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring.
A dismayed Ralph visits Tolkien’s home in Oxford at number twenty Northmoor Road, and discovers that Tolkien has never lived in this version of London. What Ralph does next to correct this horrible error in the universe does not turn out the way he plans.
Writer’s Block is a fun diversion for Tolkien fans. The best part is Ralph’s practical approach of using time travel to meet one of his literary heroes. Besides, a world without hobbits, Frodo, and Gandalf is too horrible to imagine for epic fantasy fans. Rest assured that the world inside of Writer’s Block is only a story. Just to be sure, Lita checked her bookshelf, and The Lord of the Rings was in its proper place.
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