Stop the presses, everyone! I’m delighted to announce that The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt: Book I of Hartlandia is now an i-book! That’s right; you can head over to Apple and pick up a copy of my middle-grade fantasy RIGHT NOW! What are you waiting for? Why are you still reading?
Okay, you’re still not sure you want to buy? Read the first chapter here for free, or purchase the novel at another location. In addition to Apple, it’s on Amazon, Kobo, BarnesandNoble.com, and Smashwords. It’s $2.99 anywhere you go. And while you’re at it, you may want to sign up for my newsletter. There will be freebies, outtakes, and all-around fun fantasy book stuff in there.
What? You want a summary? Oh, sorry–here it is:
What’s “Stanley Delacourt” all about, anyway?
Ten-year-old Stanley Delacourt loves his quiet life in the peaceful village of Meadowwood. At least, he does until his best friend is killed. Then the town library—where Stanley lives and works—is burned to the ground. The individuals responsible for both tragedies are a nasty group of soldiers. They work for the kingdom’s new leader: Christopher Siren.
No one understands the rules Siren’s creating. They don’t know why breaking them means death, or why the leader is so keen to destroy books. And no one can figure out where the former queen and king disappeared to—or if they’ll ever return.
With the grown-ups too fearful to take action, Stanley vows to confront Siren. He plans to get answers and demand justice. Little does he know that his journey will involve sword-wielding knights, kidnapper fairies, and dark magic.
Stanley has only two allies back home. One is an intimidated witch named Meredith. The other is a young apothecary called Sophie—who may have enchantment problems of her own. Can they help him discover the reason behind Siren’s crimes and end this terrible reign? Or is Stanley set to become the next victim in the tyrant’s evil plot?
If you enjoy the fantasy works of Rick Riordan, Lemony Snicket, or Philip Pullman, then explore the world of Stanley Delacourt today!
Do you get fantasy books from Apple?
So now all Apple disciples can get their “Stanley” fix on their i-device of choice. But what about you, dear readers? Do you get books on your i-device, if you have one? Let know in the comments!
(Top image by Ernst Vikne)